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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.

23/10/2014 | Findings from a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official clinical publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), indicate that a tummy tuck not only improves body contour, but may also alleviate symptoms of stress urinary incontinence, especially among patients who have not undergone previous cesarean section.

22/10/2014 | A long-simmering stoush over the accreditation of cosmetic surgeons as a separate specialty has entered the courtroom, with the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery taking aim at the body charged with recommending new medical specialties. The Australian Medical Council invited ACCS to apply for accreditation more than six years ago, and in 2012 an adverse assessment was completed.

21/10/2014 | Marketed as an alternative to liposuction, advocates say cryolipolysis, as it is officially called, uses extremely low temperatures kill the fat cells without affecting the skin. But doctors are reporting cases of patients being left burned, in agony, and possibly scarred, by some unqualified practitioners offering bargain prices.

21/10/2014 | Reports of breast implants bursting in Britain have risen more than fivefold in three years, it was revealed today. More than 1,500 cases of ruptured implants were reported in 2012/2013, compared to just 293 in 2009/2010 - with one expert putting the problem partly down to the ‘Jordan syndrome’. Plastic surgeon Douglas McGeorge said many women are insisting on outsize breasts to copy glamour model Katie Price, who became known for her surgically-enhanced chest.

21/10/2014 | Investigators are reporting significant aesthetic improvement in lines and wrinkles of the décolletage at 3 and 6 months after a single treatment using micro-focused ultrasound with visualization. MFU is able to confine heating to small regions with precision not possible with lasers or radiofrequency devices. A new study shows the technique improved décolletage lines and wrinkles in 72% of women after 3 months. They presented their findings at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress in the Netherlands.

19/10/2014 | Flesh tunnels are created using a tapered cone to stretch a piercing. Once the hole reaches 1.5cm in diameter, ear plugs, a type of jewellery originally popularised by the Ancient Egyptians, can be worn. According to cosmetic surgeons, fixing flesh tunnels can cost up to £1,800 and involves a 30-minute operation to remove stretched skin and return the ear to its natural shape.

16/10/2014 | The County Court has ruled any tooth whitening technician who hands the patient a whitening tray is the practice of dentistry and must be done by the dentist. Caroline Sumpter brought the case against Megawhite, who claimed their advanced laser tooth whitening technicians did not have to be dentists. Ms Sumpter, herself a beauty therapist, was sold the ‘Megawhite Teeth Whitening Licence' under the pretence she did not have to be a dentist to carry out the treatment.

14/10/2014 | Patients who have plastic surgery to reshape their bodies after bariatric procedures are able to maintain "significantly greater" weight loss than those who do not have surgery, according to a new study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers.

13/10/2014 | Ghulam Kibria, 34, from Didsbury, was caught out after an undercover sting at teeth whitening clinic. He'd used a fake name and was advertising on discount site Groupon. A dodgy dentist who offered cut-price tooth whitening was exposed after an undercover sting. Ghulam Kibria’s sham surgery aroused suspicions after the 34-year-old started advertised on popular discount site Groupon. His laserclinic in Manchester city centre offered massive 80 per cent discounts – with one-hour teeth whitening sessions costing just £59.

13/10/2014 | Silicon-coated breast implants could be responsible for a new subtype of a rare but malignant lymphoma suggests research from Vienna. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma normally found in the lymph nodes but also the skin, lung, liver and soft tissue. The cancer doesn’t usually manifest itself in the breast, but there have been 71 documented cases worldwide of patients with the disease in which researchers suspect breast implants to be the cause.

07/10/2014 | Cases of possible association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop tumors at a later stage is currently under investigation. The researchers conclude that breast implants can cause a new subtype of the rare yet malignant lymphoma known as ALCL.

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