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Cosmetic surgery: latest treatments and news: January 2008

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

  • Consumer watchdog criticises cosmetic surgery deals Cosmetic surgeryConsumer magazine Which? has claimed that some cosmetic surgery clinics are persuading people to make a rushed decision about whether to have a procedure by offering money-off deals that have a...
  • Breast implants 'don't cause cancer' Breast surgerySilicone breast implants do not increase a person's risk of developing breast cancer, a review by the US National Cancer Institute has concluded.A number of previous studies have raised the...
  • Boom in non-surgical cosmetic procedures Non surgical cosmetic treatmentThere has been a massive increase in the number of people undergoing non-cosmetic surgical treatments, experts have revealed.Recent figures show that there has been a 66 per cent increase in the...
  • Thread vein surgery provides 'incredible' results Thread vein surgeryMany women put up with unsightly thread veins and rosacea without realising that there is a simple way to treat them.According to consultant surgeon Brian Newman, who operates clinics in Harley...
  • Salisbury on top for cosmetic surgeons woman's face cosmetic surgerySalisbury has more cosmetic surgeons per head of population than any other British city, it has been revealed.A poll of cosmetic surgery provision shows the city to have 13.1 surgeons per 100,000...
  • New cosmetic treatment range launched Cosmetic surgeryA new generation of cosmetic laser treatments has been launched by Lumenis, a world-leading medical and cosmetic laser system firm.The new technique, Bridge Therapy, uses CO2 lasers to smooth out...
  • Men need more botox than women 'No more stigma' attached to male cosmetic surgery A new review has concluded that men who are undergoing botox treatment to improve the appearance of their skin tend to need higher doses than women in order to achieve similar results.The review,...
  • Majority take time to adjust to cosmetic surgery It takes time to adjust to cosmetic surgeryA new study has revealed that the majority of cosmetic surgery patients take up to six months to feel comfortable with their new appearance.Research published by the Harley Medical Group suggests...
  • Cosmetic surgery patients urged to get in-depth advice Botox injectionConsumers who are considering cosmetic surgery are being reminded to obtain proper advice before going ahead with treatment amid concerns that over-zealous salespeople are placing potential patients...
  • Poll reveals cosmetic surgery funding trends Estonia - stethoscope on case of moneyOne third of people who have cosmetic surgery pay for it with money they have saved up specifically for that purpose, new research suggests.A poll conducted on behalf of private health firm the...
  • Cosmetic surgery an option for modern mothers woman considering plastic surgerySo-called 'mummy makeovers' are already common in the US and it appears that they are growing in popularity in the UK.According to a new report in the Guardian, many new mums are opting to have...
  • Surgeons report rise in silicon gel breast implants Breast Enlargement: How Big Should You Go?Silicone gel implants have become the most popular choice for women undergoing breast enlargement surgery, surgeons have revealed.Medics at the Plastic Surgery Centre of the South in Atlanta claim...
  • Hospital Group reports record cosmetic surgery interest Transform - cosmetic surgery womanThere has been a noticeable rise in interest in cosmetic surgery, experts have revealed.According to the Hospital Group, a UK provider of cosmetic surgery, the first week of the year brought about a...
  • Dividing lip augmentation zones may improve plumping Dividing lip augmentation zones may improve plumpingExperts have found that by dividing the lips into separate zones, they may be able to further improve patients' satisfaction with the procedure.Lip augmentation is a particularly popular non-surgical...
  • Scientists to test laser treatment for dark-skinned patients Dark skinned peopleResearchers are launching a trial to find out whether a special kind of laser treatment could be used to improve acne scars in patients with a dark complexion.Dark skin is notoriously hard to treat...
  • Facelift 'slims women's hips' hipsA new type of cosmetic surgery is due to be launched in the UK which uses cells taken from a patient's hips to rejuvenate their face.Surgeons remove fat from the hip area using liposuction and remove...
  • Patients want celebrity cosmetic surgery Patients want celebrity cosmetic surgeryClients in Beverly Hills are increasingly going to cosmetic surgery clinics and asking for facial features they admire on celebrities, it has been reported.A new survey published by the Beverly Hills...
  • Cosmetic surgery 'ear jobs' in demand Cosmetic surgery 'ear jobs' in demandThere has been an increase in the number of people seeking cosmetic surgery on their ears in the US, it has been revealed.The trend, which is likely to quickly make its way over the pond to the UK,...
  • Brow lift surgery 'opens up face' woman's face cosmetic surgeryCosmetic surgery experts have predicted a boom in the number of patients seeking procedures this year, with widespread media coverage and reality television shows propelling the trend into consumers'...
  • Breast implant size important for satisfaction Cosmetic surgery - breast implantThe size of breast implants a patient chooses to have is important for their ensuing satisfaction, a cosmetic surgery expert has said.Breast augmentation specialist Dr Paul Parker said that computer...