Posts tagged “cosmetic surgery”

Cosmetic surgery takes a tumble in the popularity stakes

February 14th, 2017
Cosmetic surgery takes a tumble in the popularity stakes

After years of growing popularity, cosmetic surgery has become a less appealing prospect, new figures suggest. The latest statistics show that the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery fell by 40 percent in 2016. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the number of surgical procedures dropped from 51,140 in 2015 to […]

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 […]

The Changing Face of the Cosmetic Treatments Industry

July 26th, 2016
The Changing Face of the Cosmetic Treatments Industry

Cosmetic surgery treatments were definitely on the rise in 2015. In the UK alone, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) released data showing that cosmetic procedures were up by 13% last year. It’s surprising data: the the economy’s slowdown has apparently no effect on the rising amount of money people are willing to […]

Number of People Having Cosmetic Surgery Spiked in 2015

February 9th, 2016
Number of People Having Cosmetic Surgery Spiked in 2015

There was a sharp rise in the number of people having cosmetic surgery last year, according to new figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). The figures buck the trend of preceding years, when popularity dropped as a result of financial uncertainty following the recession and growing fears related to the safety […]

British Woman Dies During Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand

December 4th, 2014
British Woman Dies During Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand

The story of a young British woman who died on the 23rd of October after having a cosmetic procedure in Thailand has raised questions about the safety of having cosmetic surgery abroad. Joy Williams was 24 years old when she died under anesthetic on the operating table in Bangkok. She had undergone a buttock augmentation […]

New Cosmetic Surgery Procedure to Reverse Stretched Earlobes

October 20th, 2014
New Cosmetic Surgery Procedure to Reverse Stretched Earlobes

It’s said that fashions come and go, but there are some fashion trends that are irreversible without the use of cosmetic surgery. Unwanted tattoos are a prime case that can and do cause problems for people further down the line, when they become a burden. Tattoos, though, can often be hidden underneath clothing. However, there […]

Does Cosmetic Surgery Affect Ethnicity?

October 6th, 2014
Does Cosmetic Surgery Affect Ethnicity?

Cosmetic surgery is growing in popularity across the globe, including amongst ethnic communities. Research by the cosmetic surgery profession has found that between 2005 and 2013, the numbers of people in minority ethnic groups opting for cosmetic surgery grew astronomically in the USA. For example, procedures carried out on the Hispanic population rose by 84%, […]

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 – […]

Going to Extreme Lengths for Cosmetic Surgery

September 8th, 2014
Going to Extreme Lengths for Cosmetic Surgery

The recent tragic episode involving a little boy and his parents in a disagreement with the medical profession demonstrates how far people will go for medical treatment when the need arises. However, in another case, a boyfriend went to extreme measures to help fund cosmetic surgery for his girlfriend. A worker for the well-known Subway […]

The NHS and Cosmetic Surgery

June 26th, 2014
The NHS and Cosmetic Surgery

The NHS is currently under financial pressures, as are all public service institutions. With this in mind, there is something of a debate around the UK as to whether or not it is right to fund cosmetic surgery on the NHS. This debate really started when a handful of patients who had undergone cosmetic surgery […]

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