Posts tagged “Breast Implants”

Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Breast Implants (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

October 21st, 2016

Flick through an average copy of Cosmopolitan or the Daily Mail, and chances are you’ll hazard onto one or two high-handed, hyperbole-ridden articles on breast implants. Stories of people whose time under the knife makes them look like a Picasso painting will sit next to tales of surgical perfection, the kind of transformation so perfect […]

Cosmetic Surgery Industry Hit by Breast Implant Shortages

September 25th, 2014
Cosmetic Surgery Industry Hit by Breast Implant Shortages

Cosmetic surgeons in Venezuela are reporting a shortage of breast implants, and it is impacting the industry. Cosmetic surgery is often considered to be a rite of passage for young women in the South American nation. But particular branded breast implant products are now hard to come by. There are other, equivalent products available – […]

The People of Miami Found to be the Vainest in the US

January 6th, 2012
The People of Miami Found to be the Vainest in the US

The people of Miami, Florida, have been found to be the vainest residents in the US, according to LivingSocial research. When asked to rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10 most Miami residents were happy to say score themselves at least a 7. The research, which was carried out over 20 states and […]

Concerns over Breast Implant Ruptures

January 4th, 2012
Concerns over Breast Implant Ruptures

Concerns have been raised in France after it was revealed that an implant supplier used non-authorised silicone gel in its implants. The firm, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), used a form of silicone gel that is not authorised by the French government and it was found to have abnormally high rupture rates. Now, the government has […]

More Cosmetic Surgery Tourists duped

April 19th, 2011
More Cosmetic Surgery Tourists duped

Cosmetic surgery tourism is growing year on year. Yet, many are putting their health or even life at risk by unqualified practitioners. The recent death in the US of a British woman serves to highlight the problem, but a lot of people are still intent on getting something done abroad. Why? Quite simply, lower costs […]

Celebrity Warns Against Cosmetic Surgery

February 23rd, 2011
Celebrity Warns Against Cosmetic Surgery

Singer Kelli Williams has asked women to “think, long and hard” before deciding on getting cosmetic surgery. She based this opinion on watching her father, himself a plastic surgeon carrying out a lot of operations on patients. She told reporters: “Growing up around that (cosmetic surgery) gave me a very nice life as a kid […]

New Cosmetic Surgery Registry Started In USA

February 7th, 2011
New Cosmetic Surgery Registry Started In USA

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a new registry to compile data on breast implants. The reason for this is to keep an eye on a rare medical condition called Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). Although there have only been about 34 cases […]

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