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Category: Cosmetic Surgery

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Nobody disputes the fact that the NHS is under immense pressure to reduce its costs. One of the organisation’s cost saving measures has been to reduce patients’ access to a certain surgical procedures. It comes as no surprise that ‘cosmetic’ surgery or perceived cosmetic surgery is top of the restricted list. Breast reductions and some post weight loss or post bariatric surgery may be obvious but cataract removal, hip and knee replacements and gastric band operations, have all come under scrutiny as tighter restrictions are imposed on GPs and the surgical referrals they make.

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Category: Cosmetic Surgery

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Thinking about liposuction? You are not alone, or anywhere near it, at least according to figures from a recent BAAPs (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) audit*. 2013 saw a 41% rise in the number of liposuction procedures compared to 2012, with 4326 people in the UK choosing surgical intervention to help improve their body contouring.

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Category: Medical Treatment

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Flesh Eating Bacteria or necrotizing fasciitis (NF), is a rare, but extremely serious condition that affects an estimated 500 people in the UK each year. Necrotizing fasciitis carries a significant threat of death, and, once diagnosed, requires immediate medical attention. Mortality rates have been estimated between 20%-40%, although a study conducted from 2002-2003 found the mortality rate to be 26.6%*.

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Category: Medical Treatment

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It is estimated that around 200,000 people in the UK are bitten by dogs each year and despite changes in the dog ownership laws; this number has been steadily rising since 2007. Although the majority do not require serious medical attention, 6,000 people are admitted to hospitals in England every year with injuries sustained by dog bites. When such injuries are sustained the medical care required can be extremely specialist, and patients are often referred to plastic surgeons for reconstructive or plastic surgery.

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Category: Cosmetic Surgery

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In 2012, there were 2,989 tummy tucks performed in the UK. 107 men and 2,882 women had the operation, making it the UK’s sixth-favourite procedure. Yet, nevertheless, the facts about abdominoplasty are still shrouded in myth, with many prospective patients put off by mixed messages and strange stories. Consequently, we’ve brought together a selection of the most common myths and misconceptions which surround the tummy tuck procedure, in order to present you with the facts.

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Tatt's All Folks

Apr 08, 2014

Category: Cosmetic Surgery

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Tattoos today are more popular than ever. A fifth of British adults now have at least one tattoo, but up to 50% regret their decisions. Whether for physical, emotional, or professional reasons, some tattoos just have to go.

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Category: Medical Treatment

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As many patients will know, arthritis is a condition which can cause everything from mild to severe inflammation, pain and stiffness in the body’s joints. Most sufferers are older adults, yet the majority of those affected by rheumatoid arthritis are between the ages of 20 and 40, and on some occasions even children can experience arthritic joints. However, the fact about arthritis that sufferers are least aware of is the condition’s treatability.

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Category: In the News

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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.

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