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Cosmetic surgery: latest treatments and news: February 2007

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

  • TV makeover shows behind cosmetic surgery boom Baaps logoCosmetic surgery is being viewed with increasing openness, largely because of the widespread coverage in the media, surgeons have claimed.Members of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic...
  • Half of women would consider cosmetic surgery Cosmetic surgery guide - laser skin treatmentOver half of young women admit that they would have cosmetic surgery to improve their looks, a new survey has revealed.The research, conducted by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat and 1extra's TXU, also...
  • Natural breast implants on the horizon Cosmetic Surgery TurkeyWomen could soon be receiving breast implants using their own stem cells, if British doctors approve a technique pioneered in Japan.Implants using a patient's fat are already available, but around...
  • 'No regrets after moob op', claims patient MoobsA growing number of men are resorting to cosmetic surgery to remove their man-breasts, or 'moobs', with figures confirming that nearly twice as many gynaecomastia operations took place in 2006 as...
  • Restylane - 'a very popular filler' Cosmetic surgery guide - laser skin treatmentMany patients actually request the filler Restylane by name due to its image as a safe and effective product, according to one cosmetic surgeon.Restylane is a transparent gel containing hyaluronic...
  • More men want cosmetic surgery, says survey AACSSince 2002, three per cent more men have opted to undergo cosmetic surgery, as men now constitute over one fifth of cosmetic surgery patients.Now 21 per cent of those undergoing cosmetic procedures...
  • Scientists study skin filler university of michigan medical schoolResearchers have conducted a detailed study into a skin filler commonly used during cosmetic surgery and found that it could boost the manufacture of an important skin protein.Hyaluronic acid is...
  • Pensioners admit cosmetic surgery dreams AXA sunlife logoNearly one in ten pensioners would be prepared to have cosmetic surgery or non-surgical enhancement to improve their appearance, a new survey has revealed.Research by AXA has shown that nine per cent...
  • Browlift 'may knock off at least five years' Baaps logoThe latest cosmetic surgery to come into fashion is the browlift, with recent figures indicating a massive rise in the procedure's popularity.Figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic...
  • Plans to regulate backstreet clinics shelved The Independent logoThe government is believed to have abandoned plans to require non-surgical cosmetic clinics to be officially licensed.Around 3,000 unregistered clinics exist in the UK, offering laser treatments to...
  • Lower-positioned eyebrows ''the new ideal'' Eyelid surgerySurgeons are increasingly being asked to make eyebrows lower when carrying out facial cosmetic surgery.According to surgeons, this is a sign that high, arched eyebrows are no longer in fashion,...
  • Pensioners embrace cosmetic surgery AXA sunlife logoAlmost quarter of a million retirees resort to cosmetic surgery to look young says AXA UK AXA research has found that the stigma surrounding plastic surgery is vanishing with over 230,000 UK...