PIP Implants

French authorities have today recommended that all PIP implants be removed as a precautionary measure, while also stating that there is no link to cancer. On the other hand, the UK’s MHRA (the government agency which regulates the safety of medicines), has maintained the position that that there is no need for women with PIP… Continue reading »

One-Stage Augmentation Mastopexy: A Review of 1192 Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy Procedures in 615 Consecutive Patients.

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PIP Implants (update)

ISAPS (the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) have today announced their stance on the PIP controversy. They strongly support the French recommendation that breast implant patients check with their surgeon/hospital to find out if their implants were manufactured by the French company, Poly Implant Prosthesis (PIP). Even without signs of rupture, these implants should be… Continue reading »

Medical Tourism in Plastic Surgery: Ethical Guidelines and Practice Standards for Perioperative Care.

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Angelina Jolie’s Breast Cancer Surgeon Dr Kristi Funk talks about her double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie’s brave decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene, sent shockwaves through Hollywood and around the world. Now Doctor Kristi Funk, the surgeon who performed the double mastectomy has spoken out about Jolie’s decision for the first time. The surgeon who has… Continue reading »

Kyle Richards showing off new tummy after liposuction

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards has been showing off her slim new figure whilst dining out at Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood recently, after revealing earlier this year that she had undergone liposuction. Kyle Richards setting out with new figure after liposuction Last year before she had the cosmetic procedure done Kyle admitted she… Continue reading »

Seeking Self-Esteem Through Plastic Surgery

There are many pressures on each of us in this modern era, the pressure to look good, the pressure to be a good person, the pressure to earn more money and so on. These pressures are largely inflated by the media around us, the ever constant bombardment of social information about celebrities and their lifestyles. Now, I’m not saying that celebrities are the cause of many people’s self-esteem issues, but seeing the rich and famous with their impeccable lifestyles can make it easy for many individuals to look at their own life situations and feel less than satisfied.

The well-known people in the world have in no doubt earned their prominence as a household name, but do they all give us ‘non-famous’ people the right dreams and inspirations to live up to? A lot of famous women in the world today will have had some form of cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks or boost the areas that they feel are lacking in their celebrity arena. This is all fine and well when the celebs in question seem to have an unlimited pot of surgery money in which to pay for such treatments. Many working women in the UK will have moderately less money than those who are constantly in the spotlights, yet they are being told that ‘this is how they have to look’.

I know that’s not always the case, but the exaggerated fact is that self-esteem can be bought through plastic surgery. In many cases, the plastic surgery is to fill a patients craving for the treatment, rather than needing it for medical reasons. The psychology behind wanting to improve one’s looks on a permanent basis looks at the mental state of the patient and is always an important factor for the surgeon to consider. Many times the patient will want to look good to feel better.

The most common procedures carried out were facelift surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and abdominalplasty. It’s evident that plastic/cosmetic surgery has become mainstream and more affordable in this modern age.

If you are looking to improve your looks through plastic surgery, it’s worth talking to a leading cosmetic surgeon so that they can understand your wants, desires and expectations for the procedure. There are many positive outcomes with plastic surgery and it’s important that a patient’s mental health is in place for such life changing events.