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The new cosmetic surgery guideline – psychological assessments

The new cosmetic surgery guideline – psychological assessments The Royal College of Surgeons’ new code of practice requires patients to be considered for psychological assessment before surgery by practitioners and has been widely welcomed by aesthetic clinicians. These guidelines are a reminder to all aesthetic clinicians to be vigilant about pre-existing psychological issues that may seriously impact the outcome of any treatment….

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Surgical procedures vs non-surgical for the younger woman

Surgical procedures vs non-surgical for the younger woman Reports show that women are becoming more and more anxious about ageing – the average woman believes she has spotted her first wrinkle by age 29, according to a poll of 2000 women by a UK-based skincare company. Women are becoming increasingly inclined to take invasive measures and seek solutions…

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“Remote prescribing” of botox injections to be banned

“Remote prescribing” of botox injections to be banned Cosmetic surgeons and doctors will be banned from remotely prescribing anti-ageing drugs like Botox over the phone or on the internet without seeing the patient face to face. Botox is a potentially dangerous drug, and should only be prescribed by a doctor. Cosmetic Surgeons are to be…

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Nancy Dell’Olio says Cosmetic Surgery “Twice a year is perfect”

Nancy Dell’Olio says Cosmetic Surgery “Twice a year is perfect” Nancy Dell’Olio says twice yearly trips to the cosmetic surgeon for botox injections, lip enhancements or dermal fillers is perfect.The 50 year old former fashion model and lawyer was recently asked if she had undergone lip volumisation. She confirmed that non-surgical lip enhancements were her…

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MPs call for tighter regulation on cosmetic surgery

MPs call for tighter regulation on cosmetic surgery Last week, Labour Party MP Ann Clwyd introduced the Cosmetic Surgery (Minimum Standards) Bill to the House of Commons, claiming that it would establish minimum standards for the practise of cosmetic surgery. The bill also included non-surgical procedures like derma rollers, lip fillers and non-invasive facelifts. Ms Clwyd said that the proposed legislation was needed to help…

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The high-brow trend

The high-brow trend A growing trend through 2013 is the super high brow made famous by royal trendsetter Kate Middleton. Whilst many ladies are unable to access make-up artists to achieve this slick look there is another way to get a temporary ‘super brow’. Rather than go under the knife, non-invasive surgery is the safe option providing…

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Cosmetic surgery fads, are they worth the risk?

Cosmetic surgery fads, are they worth the risk? Every week we hear of new technologies and new treatments which claim to be revolutionary or the next big thing. Recently CO2 (carbon dioxide) injections were being hailed as ‘the new botox’. This new treatment is promoted as carboxytherapy – said to eliminate wrinkles, dark under-eye circles…

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The Slimline Jaw: What is non-surgical jaw debulking?

The Slimline Jaw: What is non-surgical jaw debulking? Diagram: Masseter muscles Non-surgical jaw-debulking is an under-utilised but highly effective treatment for facial rejuvenation in women and men. The masseter muscles  are bulky muscles situated at the angles of the jaw, responsible for chewing and grinding of the teeth. With age, these muscles gain bulk, with…

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