Archive for September, 2009
September 30th, 2009
Surgeons in the UK have reported a significant increase in the number of patients reporting complications arising from cheap cosmetic surgery procedures carried out by unethical clinics abroad. This frightening trend has caused the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) to raise awareness of the dangers involved in seeking cheap treatments overseas.
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September 26th, 2009
Liposuction is said to top UK Women’s Wish Lists.
In a recent survey conducted on women in the UK on desired cosmetic surgery procedures, Liposuction tops the list. Over 83% admitted that they would like to have the procedure with men also becoming more inclined to consider this type of cosmetic surgery. » Read in full
September 16th, 2009
I read a report stating that teachers are most likely to undergo cosmetic surgery during the summer, which makes complete sense. Although plastic surgery recovery times can be fairly short, the weeks immediately after some surgeries can be utterly exhausting and having some time to yourself in order to relax, rest and recover is strongly recommended.
So, it’s not particularly surprising to hear that teachers choose summertime to undergo cosmetic treatment – with week after week of holiday time between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next, it’s the perfect time to get that procedure out of the way and enjoy being fully recovered before the new term starts.
September 14th, 2009
A fascinating article recently cropped up in the Telegraph that revealed how Stanford University believes that fat removed during liposuction could be converted into coveted stem cells, negating the need to painstakingly grow them through other methods.
At the moment, scientists still have to spend weeks cultivating the stem cells that are crucial for research into diseases and conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Even then, these indispensable cells are incredibly difficult and labour-intensive to come by.
But now it seems that there could be an alternative on the horizon. According to the research, fat taken from the body during the cosmetic surgical procedure of liposuction can be easily turned into stem cells, thus cutting out weeks spent growing them from skin cells. Skin cells have so far been the most commonly used cells for transforming into embryonic stem cells, the type that can be manipulated into any type of cell required.
September 7th, 2009
A new study was released recently which discovered that nearly eight out of 10 patients undergoing weight loss surgery who also have Type 2 diabetes see an end to the condition following the operation.
The research took into account over 135,000 cases and studied patients with diabetes who had weight loss surgery, the purpose of the study was to determine how frequently the patients enjoyed a complete eradication of the symptoms of diabetes following their surgery. The researchers found that nearly 80 per cent of patients received complete relief from the condition and more found their diabetes was alleviated at least slightly.