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Family pay £1.6m for teeth whitener scam at Royal Welsh

A man and his parents must pay £1.6m after selling teeth whitener containing 110 times the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide. Matthew Hargreaves, 46, and his parents John, 71 and Jean, 72, admitted selling the product and were sentenced in 2016. An investigation found 30 victims, including one person who needed hospital treatment. Trading Standards chief Clive Jones, from Powys Council, said the case was a "clear deterrent" to criminals.

ASDS Members Performed Nearly 12 Million Treatments In 2017

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) announced today that its physician members performed nearly 12 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2017 – over 10 percent more than 2016 and doubling since 2012. For the sixth year in a row, the 2017 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures revealed skin cancer treatments ranked as the most-performed procedure (more than 3.5 million) by ASDS member dermatologists, reinforcing both their skin expertise and the increasing rate of the disease. Members also performed over eight million cosmetic treatments in 2017, a 19 percent increase over 2016 results. With a 21 percent increase, injectable soft-tissue fillers saw the largest year-to-year growth, while laser / light / energy-based procedures grew 17 percent and body sculpting increased by 12 percent.

British women who have had boob jobs at risk of deadly cancer

Hundreds of British women who have had breast-enhancement surgery are at risk a deadly form of cancer triggered by their implants, say scientists. New data suggests that the disease is far more common than first thought. It was once believed that fewer than one in 100,000 breast-implant patients were affected, but the true figure could be one in 3,000 with the riskiest implants, according to findings announced last week. Breast-implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is not breast cancer but a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.

'Bogus doctor' Ozan Melin convicted over fake 'Botox' injections

A man who claimed to be a doctor and gave two women what they thought was Botox has been found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH). The women suffered swelling and burning after being treated by Ozan Melin, 42, from Uxbridge, west London. He was convicted of two counts of GBH and cleared on one count, following a trial at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Aesthetic Nurse warns of celebrity ‘Blow Up Doll’ curse!

An Aesthetic Nurse this morning warned of celebrity ‘Blow Up Doll’ Curse! She further added: “Put down the lip fillers, ladies! and asked “Why can’t our favourite celebs close their mouths anymore?” Am aesthetic nurse has noted a new shocking celebrity trend for over-filled lips, resulting in a ‘blow up doll appearance’. Famous faces such as Britney Spears are going too far in their quest for beauty perfection according to Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber Julie Brackenbury, who worries it’s glamourising an over-filled look.

The Brazilian butt lift is the DEADLIEST cosmetic procedure: Experts issue global warning

The MultiSociety Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force, which represents five societies, said the death rate of approximately one in 3,000 'is the highest rate for any aesthetic procedure'. They have called for plastic surgeons to reevaluate their techniques 'urgently' as they clamour to identify why it carries such a high risk.

'Bogus doctor' gave clients 'fake Botox' injections

Three women suffered swelling and burning after being given what they thought was Botox by a man who falsely claimed he was a doctor, a court heard. The women were injected with an "unknown and extremely dangerous substance", Bournemouth Crown Court was told. Ozan Melin, 42, from Uxbridge, west London, denies three counts of grievous bodily harm (GBH).

Milton Keynes woman prosecuted for carrying out illegal tooth whitening at her home

An unqualified woman who carried out tooth whitening illegally in her home has had the smile wiped off her face with a court fine. Lydia Ferguson pleaded guilty to offering illegal procedure with Optima White to clients at her Bradwell Common house .

What we learnt from the world’s biggest cosmetic-surgery conference

It is the hot ticket in Monte Carlo – the annual Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC), where doctors from all around the globe gather to hear about groundbreaking research, to watch live demonstrations of just-launched products and to learn about the most innovative procedures coming to the market. So here are the things that YOU need to know about for the year ahead. Your face and body will thank us.

Would you have the new mega-filler facelift? I did

It costs £4,000 and involves 18 injections — but the results are instant. “Small scratch . . .” murmurs Dr Tapan Patel, as he nips the first needle into my right cheek, and we’re off on a filler-marathon, a mega session of stealthy facial readjustment.

Allergan Presents Results From Global Survey Highlighting the Importance of Trust in Medical Aesthetics

Allergan plc announced during the 16th Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC) in Monte Carlo, Monaco, results of its latest global survey, The Importance of Trust in Beauty, investigating the role of trust in medical aesthetics and what trust means to both patients and healthcare professionals. The Importance of Trust in Beauty survey was completed by almost 18,000 consumers and 360 medical aesthetics professionals in 12 markets across the world.

How real women are forking out hundreds on VITAMIN drips

Could an IV vitamin drip be FATAL? Experts warn the health kick inspired by stars including Kelly Osbourne and Andrea Mclean can have serious side effects – and how to have one safely. Intravenous vitamin drips have long been popular with A-listers but now 'regular' women are adopting the trend in the search of a quick-fix health boost.

Sientra Reports the Long-term Safety and Effectiveness of Silicone Gel Breast Implants with Results

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's recently published annual supplement included data validating Sientra's growing portfolio of implants and expanders as safe and innovative options for surgeons and patients undergoing aesthetic or reconstructive breast surgery. The four-part supplement, which includes the Company's finalized 10-year FDA Core Study, provides a comprehensive look at the long-term outcomes, surgical best practices and product differentiation of Sientra's breast implants and tissue expanders.

Mum `nearly died` getting a behind like Kim Kardashian`s

This mother dreamed of having a bum like Kim Kardashian, but was never told she nearly died trying to get it. Plastic surgeons in Turkey charged Jade Stafford £3,000 for the pleasure of taking fat from her back and pumping it into her backside. The 25-year-old woke up in agony after surgery and was given morphine to ease the pain. What the surgeons failed to mention was that they had to resuscitate her mid-operation to save her life.

Patients who travel abroad for plastic surgery can bring home serious complications

With the promise of inexpensive procedures luring patients to travel abroad for plastic surgery, medical tourism has become an expanding, multi-billion-dollar industry. But while the initial procedure may be cheap, it can place a significant burden on US public health systems when patients return from abroad with complications. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital describes the magnitude of medical complications that can result from plastic surgery abroad.

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