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Cosmetic surgery: latest treatments and news: February 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in cosmetic surgery in the UK.
  • Liposuction demand expected to rise liposuction is safeThe number of people undergoing liposuction is likely to rise as the procedure becomes less invasive and more effective, an expert has claimed.The assertion centres around a new procedure that is...
  • Chemical peels effective against acne I care for my body - closeup of face of reclining womanChemical peels that use alpha-hydroxy acid or beta-hydroxy acid are effective at treating mild to moderate facial acne researchers have found.Experts at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine...
  • Spanish youngsters keen to go under knife Surgeons back smaller breast reductionsYoung people in Spain are increasingly opting to undergo cosmetic surgery, reports suggest.One of the nation's daily newspapers, El Pais, reveals that around 400,000 Spanish people have cosmetic...
  • New CO2 laser reduces wrinkles Cosmetic surgeryCosmetic surgeons are starting to use a new generation of laser that goes deeper into the skin than standard lasers, reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin.The carbon dioxide-based fractional...
  • More breast reductions for men obese manNew figures reveal that record numbers of men are undergoing breast reduction surgery in order to improve their physical appearance and boost their self-confidence.Data published by the British...
  • Men 'more image conscious than ever' young manBritish men are increasingly indulging in beauty treatments and cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance, an expert has said.According to consultant surgeon Brian Newman, there has been a major...
  • Laser liposuction launches in UK liposuction is safeA new laser liposuction procedure is now available in the UK after the successful completion of trials in Kent.Laser Lipo is being offered at the Heath House Clinic in Kent and is designed to reduce...
  • Cosmetic surgery 'on the rise' Surgeons back smaller breast reductionsPeople getting cosmetic surgeries in the UK have been on the rise since last year by 12 per cent, while breast implant surgery remained the most popular option, according to the British Association...
  • Young people give thumbs-up to cosmetic surgery Choosing a cosmetic dentistMen and women between the ages of 18 and 24 are particularly likely to approve of cosmetic surgery, new figures show.A study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Asaps) found that...
  • Britain's cosmetic surgery spend nears £500m Latvia - doctor money in pocketSpending on cosmetic surgery nearly hit the £500 million mark in 2006, new figures show.The amount is four times that spent in 2001 and more than treble the amount paid for cosmetic surgery in Italy,...
  • Alternatives to botox treatment Botox injectionBotox is the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure but there are a number of alternatives, a facial cosmetic surgeon has revealed.Many consumers are keen to find alternative treatments for...