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Celebrity make-up artist wins £154k over 'traumatic' thigh-sculpting operation

A celebrity make-up artist has won over £154,000 damages against a top cosmetic surgeon she accused of making her feel like a “freak”. Tracie Giles sued over an operation conducted by Dr Alexandra Chambers to sculpt her thighs. The result was “traumatic” and left her too embarrassed to go to the beach or spa, she told London’s High Court. It had left her “top heavy”‘ and she needed a breast reduction to compensate.

Teeth whitening: The TRUTH behind celeb #spon posts

From dating apps like Mood Chimp to detox drinks, everyone from the stars of Geordie Shore to Love Island and TOWIE is getting involved with the #spon. Charlotte Crosby was recently called out by fans after sharing a video in which she used a teeth whitening product. And plenty of her former co-stars have done similar, including Marnie Simpson and Holly Hagan. But now, a dentist has warned against the use of these Instagram favourites, saying they could be dangerous.

Alice Hart-Davis tries out the new Tixel wrinkle-blaster

Brave beauty expert Alice Hart-Davis tried out the new Tixel wrinkle-blaster, which uses titanium rods hotter than your oven to blitz crow’s feet. She found the device worked - but the scorching was not painless.

First cosmetic surgery certification issued by RCS

A Manchester surgeon has become the first in the country to be officially endorsed to perform cosmetic surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). The new certification was launched in January in a bid to better regulate cosmetic surgery and ease the minds of people hoping to go under the knife. The RCS has previously been vocal in its opinions on regulating cosmetic surgery, as last month it backed a Private Members’ Bill that had been tabled to look into the issue. And today, Gary Ross, a plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon at the BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, has become the first to receive the new accreditation.

'Bleach' teeth-whitening kits still being sold online

Dangerous and illegal teeth-whitening kits which are “like brushing your teeth with bleach” are still being sold by unscrupulous internet traders, Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) Trading Standards Service has found. An investigation into Warwickshire businesses offering teeth whitening has revealed that the rules are being followed on the high street – but problems may still exist with home treatment services.

Allergan CEO comes out against aesthetic treatments for teens in debate-sparking blog post

Allergan is targeting some newer, fast-growing markets with its aesthetic drugs portfolio—but the under-18 crowd isn’t one of them. In a blog post, CEO Brent Saunders laid out the reasons he struggles with the idea of using some of his company’s own treatments in minors.

Breast implants can lessen gunshot injuries by slowing bullets

Who needs a bulletproof vest when you’ve got a bulletproof chest? Breast implants seem to provide some protection against gunshots, altering the speed and shape of bullets as they hit the body. It has previously been claimed that breast implants have saved women from gunshots, stabbings, and even kangaroo attacks. To see if there’s any scientific credibility to this, Christopher Pannucci, a plastic surgeon at the University of Utah, and his colleagues have analysed bullets shot through breast implants into ballistics gel – a substance designed to mimic human tissue.

Labiaplasty Is the World’s Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery Procedure, International Study Reports

The results of an international study recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), that surveyed cosmetic procedures in 106 countries, shows significant growth in a surprising area of cosmetic surgery: labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is a procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora, when a woman experiences discomfort from chaffing or twisting when exercising or feels self-conscious about the length of her “labia lips.”

Injecting stomach fat into the scalp could CURE baldness in just six months (and trim your beer belly too)

Injecting stomach fat into the scalp could be a radical new way of combating baldness, experts have revealed. The pioneering new method involves sucking fat cells from a patient and depositing them into the head, in order to stimulate the hair follicles. A new pilot study has shown an average of 93 per cent increase in hair growth, as well as a 23 per cent increase in "hair count" in just six months. Dr Edward Ball, from Harley Street's The Maitland Clinic, was one of the authors of the new study.

Tanning with Coca Cola has dangerous consequences, warn experts

The latest viral beauty trend to emerge online comes with potentially very dangerous consequences, experts have warned. Some consumers have taken to using Coca Cola to help enhance their tan while sunbathing, believing the fizzy drink will give skin a caramel hue and accelerate a tan when activated by the sun.

Watch video of a lip filler cyst being popped

Dr Esho has become the go-to-guy for lip fillers, with a top secret list of celebrity clients and two clinics in London and Newcastle that have a 6 month waiting list. But Dr Esho is warning people about the dangers of botched jobs, by posting videos of the `repair jobs` he regularly has to carry out.

Body contouring tied to better quality of life after weight-loss surgery

After weight-loss surgery, people who get cosmetic procedures to remove excess tissue may have a better quality of life than those who don`t get this additional work done, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on what`s known as body contouring surgery, which can range from a little bit of liposuction to a complete upper or lower body lift that removes substantial amounts of tissue.

Vagina surgery `sought by girls as young as nine`

Girls as young as nine are seeking surgery on their genitals because they are distressed by its appearance, the Victoria Derbyshire show has been told. Dr Naomi Crouch, a leading adolescent gynaecologist, said she was concerned GPs were referring rising numbers of young girls who wanted an operation.

`I was butchered and mutilated` Mum`s horror over botched boob job after she underwent FREE foreign surgeries

A Scottish mum was left horrified after her body was mutilated when a foreign surgeon lured her to Turkey with the promise of free cosmetic procedures. Lorna Johnston said she was `butchered` after she had breast reduction surgery and liposuction on her stomach, waist and thighs at an Istanbul clinic, the Daily Record reports.

How unsafe machines are damaging the industry

Cheap, unsafe machines from some overseas manufacturers are damaging the market and the reputation of the beauty industry. Georgia Seago investigates the risks of buying direct. The fast pace of the beauty industry is one of the things that make it so exciting to be a part of. But every time expert professional brands bring new concepts to market, maximising on advances in technology and ingredients, there is inevitably an influx of copycat products, from manufacturers with less regard for safety.

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