Category: In the News
In recent weeks, registered plastic surgeons have begun to speak out about the worryingly lax laws in the cosmetic procedures industry. New rules and regulations have emerged, but the BBC has reported that the flimsy new laws pay “only lip service” to patient safety, according to some plastic surgeons.
Feb 21, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Surgery
Moobs, man boobs, or gynaecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population. The condition can be caused by hormonal imbalances during puberty, obesity, steroid use, or slowing testosterone production in old age, and has been linked to certain medications, illegal drug use, smoking, drinking alcohol, and sports. Though the causes are diverse and in many cases unknown, the result is usually the same: a feeling of shame, embarrassment, and isolation.
Feb 20, 2014
Category: Medical Treatment
Hidradenitis Suppurativa, known more commonly as HS or acne inversa, is a chronic skin condition, which most commonly affects the areas of the body containing apocrine sweat glands.
Category: Mental Wellbeing
Every day, more and more stories appear in the media about surgery-addicted patients. From celebrity superfans to sufferers of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), high-profile cases of people spending thousands to look like their ideal selves are emerging repeatedly. However, in each of these cases, the surgeons have failed in their basic duty to adequately assess their patients before operating.
Feb 17, 2014
Over the last twenty years, cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular. Tummy tucks, facelifts, and breast augmentations have all become accepted routes to improved self-confidence, and in 2012, nearly 40,000 women and more than 4,000 men underwent cosmetic surgery in the UK. However, as the industry grows, rumours, myths, and misconceptions are also on the rise.