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20/11/2014 | An air steward who spent £125,000 on plastic surgery to turn himself into a real-life Ken doll has become the first person in the UK to have stem cell hair treatment. Vain Rodrigo Alves, 30, has undergone 20 cosmetic procedures, including nose jobs, liposuction, six-pack and pec implants, calf shaping and botox fillers. But he refuses to stop on his quest for perfection and has recently undergone a unique treatment to help cover his emerging bald spots.

20/11/2014 | People in China are undergoing risky surgery in order to make their voices more masculine or feminine. Voice operations are the latest in a booming cosmetic surgery market, with doctors offering the procedures reporting that demand for the surgery has risen steadily in recent years. Several clinics now offer people the surgery - which was traditionally carried out on patients undergoing a sex change. This is despite the known risk that surgery can cause loss of voice altogether, as well as pneumonia.

15/11/2014 | A transgender woman known as 'The Duchess' who performed illegal cosmetic surgery on women's buttocks could face up to a 100 years in prison if she is convicted of manslaughter. Oneal Ron Morris, 33, is accused of leaving women ill and disfigured after she injected them with a mixture of substances including cement, bathroom caulk, tire sealant and Super Glue, at homes in Florida.

13/11/2014 | Offers additional implant options with X and L styles. Allergan, Inc. announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market two new styles, X and L, of the Natrelle® 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implants for use in breast reconstruction, augmentation and revision surgery.

12/11/2014 | Bust-boosting surgery has never been more popular, with more than 11,000 boob job operations taking place in the UK alone each year. But not everyone wants to go under the knife. Instead of scalpels and implants, they are opting for a new treatment which has been dubbed `the Botox boob job` and uses injectables to plump up the cleavage. `The Breastox- Botox is fast becoming the must have pre-red carpet procedure for my celebrity clients,` explains Dr Nirdosh.

09/11/2014 | A new international study just released at the 2014 ASDS Annual Meeting shows repeated Botox treatments to treat facial wrinkles over many years are safe. Results of the retrospective review – conducted by Alastair Carruthers, FRCPC, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery – were presented Nov. 8 at the 2014 ASDS Annual Meeting in San Diego.

07/11/2014 | Swiss healthcare company Galderma has initiated a phase II clinical trial on a liquid formulation of botulinum toxin to be used in aesthetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery. According to a Galderma news release, the multicenter, dose-ranging study is designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Galderma’s internally developed liquid form of botulinum toxin for the treatment of glabellar lines.

06/11/2014 | Minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and dermal fillers are very safe when carried out by trained professionals, say researchers. A large US study that looked at 20,000 minimally invasive procedures done by dermatologists found few complications and none that had been serious. UK experts said the findings, in JAMA Dermatology, underlined the importance of proper training and regulation.

06/11/2014 | According to the results of a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Allergan, Inc., nearly 60% of women surveyed, ages 21-65 (n=500) say they`d rather have a more youthful looking face than a more youthful looking body. Of the respondents, 64% noted that the shape of their face has changed as they have aged, and 44% have noticed a decrease in cheek volume or fullness in the past 10 years. Of women surveyed, 44% believe that if they lose volume in their cheek area, there is nothing they can do to correct it.

03/11/2014 | South Korea is known for its $5 billion plastic surgery industry, but is now facing backlash with an increasing number of botched surgeries done by dubious doctors. Kim Bok-soon, a South Korean woman, didn’t like her nose. While reading a magazine at a hair salon, she stumbled upon a plastic surgery advertisement for a clinic and decided that she wanted a nose job, despite objections from her family members.

02/11/2014 | Glamour model Mia Maffia reveals how the latest craze for buttock implants almost cost her her life - but she is going to have it done again. As Mia Maffia was rushed to hospital with blood oozing from her pain-racked body, she prayed for one thing… That doctors would NOT ­remove the silicon buttock implants that were slowly killing her. The glamour model, who had returned to Britain only 10 days earlier from a cut-price operation for the latest cosmetic craze, said: “I knew I was in serious danger but it was more important to me than my health.

31/10/2014 | A London plastic surgeon is being sued for more than £100,000 after allegedly leaving a tummy-tuck client looking like she had “three belly buttons”. “Cosmetic surgeon to the stars” Shiva Singh, 66, is now the subject of a High Court claim for alleged personal injury and loss by medical negligence. Eileen Harbour, 64, launched the claim after undergoing the tummy tuck at private Highgate Hospital. Mr Singh strongly denies any negligence.

30/10/2014 | The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has issued a warning to all individuals seeking less expensive cosmetic surgical procedures, particularly outside their home country, and especially in the hands of unlicensed practitioners operating without board certification. In light of two recent deaths of UK citizens who traveled to other countries to have cosmetic procedures performed by un-certified practitioners, ISAPS is also calling for global changes in legislation to address these unnecessary and tragic deaths in an effort to insure a higher level of patient safety.

24/10/2014 | A 24-year-old British woman died under anaesthesia during cosmetic surgery at a Bangkok clinic. Pol Lt Col Chaliang Inthip, investigation officer at Phahon Yothin police station, said the woman`s death was reported about 11pm. Police, forensic officials and rescue workers rushed to SP Clinic. They found the body of a British woman on an operating table on the first floor of the four-storey commercial building which houses the clinic.

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