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Cosmetic surgery: latest treatments and news: May 2007

Private Healthcare UK cosmetic surgery news keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in cosmetic surgery in the UK.

  • UK's botox regulation 'completely inadequate', says expert BotoxThe cosmetic use of Botulinum toxin, or Botox, needs to be better regulated to protect patients, an expert has claimed.There is growing demand for the government to introduce regulations on its use,...
  • Medics urge caution over cosmetic surgery BUPA small logoPatients need to take care when selecting a practitioner to perform cosmetic surgery, experts have warned.As with any form of operation, cosmetic surgery carries an element of risk and patients...
  • More women opting for genital cosmetic surgery British Medical Journal logoDoctors have warned that too many women are opting to have genital cosmetic surgery, with the number of labial reductions performed on the NHS doubling over the last five years, it has...
  • Cosmetic surgery ''can improve people's lives'' Baaps logoCosmetic surgery can change people's lives for the better, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) has claimed.According to Baaps president Douglas McGeorge, cosmetic surgery...
  • Cosmetic surgery patients omit to seek GPs' advice Which?Only one in eight people ask their GP for advice before deciding to have cosmetic surgery, a new survey has found.According to the latest research by Which?, consumers are failing to consult their GP...
  • Elderly opting for cosmetic surgery Old man in chairElderly UK consumers are increasingly choosing to have cosmetic surgery, a leading private healthcare company has claimed.According to Dr Sneh Khemka of Bupa, the most popular procedure among...
  • 'Workplace wrinkling' blamed for cosmetic surgery demand mature man with grey hair and some wrinklesA stressful working environment is a leading reason for cosmetic surgery, it was claimed today.The Harley Medical Group says that employment-related stress is producing a tired, sagging and wrinkled...
  • Breast enlargement surgery 'not to attract men' MyBreast.orgOnly one in eight people ask their GP for advice before deciding to have cosmetic surgery, a new survey has found.According to the latest research by Which?, consumers are failing to consult their GP...
  • Young people opting for cosmetic surgery A growing number of young people are choosing to have cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, according to a new study.Nearly half of all respondents revealed that they underwent their...
  • 'Friendly' Turkey adds to medical tourism boom Turkey flagMany countries have been developing their own medical tourism industry to order to cash in on the increasing demand for treatment abroad.Turkey is no exception, and the country believes that it has...