What is the aesthetics industry saying?

3 November 2017

Dermastir launches face mask

Skincare company Dermastir has added the Post-Op Bio-Cellular Retexturizing Face Mask to its range of products.

Source: Aesthetics Journal

20 October 2017

PDO Thread Lift: Dawn of the non-surgical facelift

Dubbed by some as the ‘lunch hour lift’, the PDO thread non-surgical face lift is a relatively new treatment in the cosmetic industry.A minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in as little time as one hour, a PDO thread face lift is an excellent option for those who want the results of a surgical face lift without the downtime and high financial cost typically associated with it.

Source: Acquisition Aesthetics

23 September 2017


We are proud to announce that BCAM have been nominated for the Professional Initiative of the year Award at the Aesthetics Awards 2017.

Source: British College of Aesthetic Medicine

21 September 2017

Face timing: Why fall is the perfect season to plan your facial cosmetic surgery

Summer’s days are numbered, and crisp fall air is on the horizon. With the change of season, many of us feel freshly motivated to make changes in our own lives. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your appearance with a facelift, nose job, or other facial procedure, fall is actually the perfect time to get started - begin the consultation process now, and you can be enjoying your new look by the new year.

Source: Beauty Wire Magazine

22 September 2017

CODAGE announces Harpar Grace as UK and Ireland distributor

Aesthetic distributor Harpar Grace has been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor of the French bespoke skincare range CODAGE.

Source: Aesthetics

19 September 2017

Study examines the marketing perspectives, practices and strategies of today's aesthetic healthcare professionals

eRelevance Corporation, a leading customer marketing service for small-to-medium-size businesses, today announced the release of its new study: The State of Aesthetic Healthcare Marketing 2017. Although the report is based on a survey of US aesthetic healthcare practices it includes key insights into marketing attitudes, goals, tactics and results that may be of interest to the UK market.

Source: Aesthetics Medicine

30 August 2017

Plastic surgery helps people quit smoking

Study reveals 25% of patients drop cigarettes after they are forced to abstain for their nip-and-tuck

There is no shortage of critics for plastic surgery, slamming the industry for perpetuating unrealistic beauty ideals. But a new study reveals the practice has an unexpected health benefit: it helps people quit smoking.

Patients are advised to drop cigarettes for at least a month before any cosmetic procedure, since nicotine restricts blood flow and prohibits skin flaps from healing.

Source: Daily Mail

29 August 2017

Wound Closure Products: Increasing Number of Surgical Procedures to Drive Demand

The global wound closure products market is marked by intense competition. The market thus, witnesses regular product innovation as each player is taking efforts to come up with something new by investing in research and development. The players in the wound closure market are also attempting to upgrade their existing product portfolio so as to increase their market share. Developing technologically advanced products and gaining a strong foothold in the market is becoming a key strategy for many top players, states Transparency Market Research (TMR), a market intelligence company in its report. The report further profiles key players operating within the market such as: Cryolife, and Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon), Baxter International, Inc., and B. Braun, Covidien plc.

Source: The Global Health News

29 August 2017

All You Need to Know About Plastic Surgery Abroad

Plastic surgery has seen an extreme growth in popularity over the last couple of years. As the popularity of procedures grows and people flock to quality clinics like Cosmos Clinic, people continue to search for less expensive options to get their cosmetic fix. In the search for cheap plastic surgery, patients discovered that having a procedure done overseas could cut your bill by a significant amount. Is the price cut worth it, though?

Source: TGDaily

24 August 2017

Princeton Facial Plastic Surgeon Named "America's Most Honored" for 2017

PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/24/17 -- Dr. Eugenie Brunner is familiar with winning awards. The Central New Jersey facial plastic surgeon is an eight-year Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" recipient. This year, she is receiving four additional accolades, including "America's Most Honored." The latest distinctions bring her total to over 24 commendations during the course of her career.

Source: Sys-con Media

24 August 2017

Got a double chin? There’s apparently a cure for that

DOUBLE chin, turkey neck, wattle, gobbler, — if you have one, there is a good chance you wear a lot of scarves and turtleneck sweaters — all year round.

If fashion isn’t your solution, perhaps you have considered liposuction, a neck lift, or one of the many ‘miracle’ products on the market.

If these options don’t appeal, there’s a new treatment that apparently dissolves chin fat permanently, with a simple injection.

Source: News.com.au

23 August 2017

Smile Week helps children in need of plastic surgery

THE annual Smile Week, which provides plastic surgeons with dedicated theatre time to assist children in need of facial and other reconstruction, saw 29 children undergo surgery in Port Elizabeth’s Provincial Hospital last week.

The Smile Foundation initiative, which is sponsored by Airport Company South Africa (ACSA), is aimed at putting a smile on the faces of the children.

Source: News24

22 August 2017

Teenagers' blood being sold for €6,750 a shot

Transfusions of teenage blood are being sold for €6,750 a shot, with a US company claiming it may have anti-ageing properties.
More than 100 people have undergone a clinical trial at Ambrosia, a start-up in San Francisco founded by Stanford-trained doctor Jesse Karmazin, in which they are injected with two and a half litres of plasma, the liquid portion of blood which remains after other cells are removed.
The early results have been encouraging, with Mr Karmazin telling The Sunday Times the treatment is "like plastic surgery from the inside out."

Source: Independent.ie

21 August 2017

Plastic surgery in state hospitals rises by 50% in a year

Almost €100,000 was spent on facelift and browlift surgeries for 31 patients in public hospitals last year.
It represents a 50 per cent increase from 2015 in the number of patients undergoing the procedures.
A total of 227 facelifts and browlifts have now been performed in state-run hospitals at a cost of €795,269 since 2009, according to records released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Source: The Times

17 August 2017

Is Cosmetic Acupuncture The Holistic Alternative To Botox?

Following the sharp spike in popularity of cosmetic surgery over the past two decades, the beauty tide finally seems to be turning. The days of the ‘frozen face’ are giving way to a desire for a more natural look through gentler treatments, as the increasing interest in wellness, from mental health to food, encourages people to embrace all things holistic.

Source: Refinery29.uk

15 August 2017

'Bone lifts' Could Be The Future of Cosmetic Treatments

As we age, it's not just our skin that sags. Facial bones shift and droop with time
Now for the first time, scientists have mapped these ageing changes in detail
Experts say the findings could open a 'whole new paradigm' in cosmetic surgery
They believe osteoporosis drugs could be used to treat the symptoms of ageing

Source: Daily Mail

14 August 2017

Our obsession with selfies has led to a rise in 'liquid nose jobs'

Our obsession with selfies is making more and more women get "liquid nose jobs," according to the New York Post. Though many people haven't heard of this procedure, it's becoming more and more popular.

A liquid nose job is when a doctor injects fillers to shape the nose; think hylauronic acid. The same kind that's used to plump up lips, fill out baggy circles under the eyes or to fill out chin lines, according to KHOU.

Source: AOL.com

13 August 2017

The Changing Business of Plastic Surgery

Many plastic surgeons ply their highly skilled trade at hospitals or outpatient surgery centers, performing emergency reconstruction surgeries for patients who have accidents, cancer or for other medically necessary reasons, including limb transplants or reattachments.

But the business of plastic surgery has exploded the past few years with women and a growing number of men seeking a variety of popular elective facial and body cosmetic procedures. A variety of physician specialties and nonphysicians also are competing for this growing pie of patients.

Source: Crains's Detroit Business

11 August 2017

Rhinoplasty: Medical Or Cosmetic In Nature? Why Not Both?

There are over 29 million adults diagnosed with sinusitis, a condition that causes cavities around the nasal passages to become inflamed. These can lead to infections as the fluids that gather there are infused with harmful bacteria and can be a very serious condition.

Believe it or not, one of the ways that this particular condition can be treated is with a plastic surgery called rhinoplasty. That’s right, not all plastic surgery is for cosmetic reasons.

Source: Head & Neck Specialties

03 August 2017

Augmented Reality Technology May Help Guide Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A plastic surgery research group has developed an augmented reality system that enables them to create 3D simulations of the desired results of facial reconstructive procedures and project them over the patient's face during surgery, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Koichi Ueda, MD, PhD, Daisuke Mitsuno, MD, and colleagues of Osaka Medical College, Japan, report the development and initial experience with an augmented reality (AR) system for evaluation of improvements of the body surface, is a key consideration in plastic surgery. Initial experience in eight cases suggests that augmented reality could be a useful guide to planning, performing and evaluating the results of facial reconstruction and other procedures.

Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

03 August 2017

Could probiotics replace antibiotics in wound healing?

The microbiome is known to play a major role in gut health, but what about our skin? Billions of bacteria reside there, and the probiotic types may hold great potential to prevent infections during wound healing.

Source: Medical News Today

01 August 2017

Ex-Navy Surgeon Promises Free Surgery for Transgender Troops

In response to President Trump’s tweets stating transgender people will not be able to serve "in any capacity in the U.S. Military” due, in part, to the “tremendous medical costs,” a former Navy surgeon has vowed to donate her services to transgender military personnel.

Source: KVOA.com

31 July 2017

Men are having plastic surgery to look like Asian celebs, would you do it?

The face of male beauty is changing in South Korea.

While masculinity has long been a prized trait in the nation’s traditional and highly patriarchal society, thanks to the latest generation of K-pop stars and celebrities, the husky, angular leading men of South Korean dramas from the 1990s and 2000s have been replaced by a new male ideal: the “pretty boy”.

Source: Star 2

27 July 2017

George Clooney IS the most attractive man in the world according to this scientific formula

The 56-year-old actor's face was found to be about 92 per cent accurate, according to the Greek golden ratio of beauty.

The measuring tool is thought to hold the secret formula for the perfect face.

Source: The Sun

27 July 2017

Is the "Thread Lift" the New Face-Lift? We Asked Plastic Surgeons

A couple of years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines for endorsing a somewhat controversial facial cosmetic procedure: the "thread lift." Surgeons across the country deemed the treatment questionable for its scary side effects (i.e. scarring, spitting sutures, etc.), but now, years later, and with new technological advances behind it, the thread lift might actually be a viable option for those looking to tighten up loose, crepey skin. Looks like the Goop guru was actually on to something. (Sorry for ever doubting you, Gwynnie.)

Source: Allure

26 July 2017

Perception of Nasal Function Linked to Mental Health

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Poor self-perception of nasal function is associated with poor mental health status, according to a cross-sectional study at two rhinoplasty centers in Australia.

Source: Medscape

26 July 2017

Rise of Less Invasive Techniques in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

The glooming world around us is the most magical and fast changing globe. We are living in a rush life and a competition to be the first in the row and the most wanted face in the social world is a challenge.

Source: 123 Clinic

26 July 2017

Secrets your plastic surgeon wishes you would know

While it feels as if everyone thinks they are an expert on plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures because there is just so much information out there, doctors always know best. While Botox or a boob job might not seem like a bigger deal than a bikini wax these days, that is just not true.

I asked several prestigious plastic surgeons what they wish their patients would know and understand before coming in. Their answers will not only surprise you, but may also clear up any misconceptions you might have had about some of the most common cosmetic procedures. They also shared some of their best tips to stay looking young.

Source: The List

24 July 2017

Five Ways to Put Nervous patients at Ease Prior to Surgery

Dr. Daniel C. Mills shares ways he puts his patients at ease as they prep for surgery. “I would think almost every patient is a bit nervous when they first come in because this is not something they do every day,” notes Dr. Mills.

Source: Smart Beauty Guide

21 July 2017

Tips on finding a Reputable Plastic Surgeon for Patient Referral

We were asked to write a short commentary on "in what clinical scenarios should another physician consult a plastic surgeon?" That is not an easy question to answer. Unlike specialties such as head and neck surgery or dermatology, the breadth of plastic surgery exceeds that of a single body part or region and involves multiple organ systems.

Source: Medscape

21 July 2017

The Future is Now: Sci-fi Advancements in Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery has been used in the field of healthcare for health related issues, since the ancient times, using skin grafts. It was not until the nineteenth century that plastic surgery was actually used for cosmetic purposes. Since then, the popularity of plastic surgery has seen its fair share of dips and rises as new technology filled the gaps for skill and talent.

Source: TG Daily

21 July 2017

Jennifer Aniston is the celebrity making best use of non-surgical procedures

Jennifer Aniston is the celebrity making best use of non-surgical procedures, according to new research conducted on behalf of CCR Expo, the UK’s largest event for medical aesthetics.

Source: Compare The Treatment

18 July 2017

Senior doctors call for public inquiry into use of vaginal mesh surgery in UK

Senior doctors have called for a public inquiry into the use of vaginal mesh surgery amid mounting concerns that a significant proportion of patients have been left with traumatic complications.

Source: The Guardian

18 July 2017

'Remarkable' boy with double hand transplant surpasses his goals

The first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant is able to write, feed and dress himself on his own, just 18 months after the surgery, doctors say in an update published in a medical journal.

Source: CBC News

18 July 2017

Youngest person in U.S. receives full face transplant by Cleveland Clinic team

A team of surgeons and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic made history after operating upon a 21 year old woman for 31 hours to give her a full face transplant. The operation held in May this year was a successful one with the woman receiving a completely new face from a donor.

Source: News-Medical

18 July 2017

More than 200 cleft lip cases among children in Oman annually

Khoula Hospital treats more than 200 new cleft lip cases every year, according to a statement by Dr. Taimur Al Balushi, President of the Omani Plastic Surgery Association and Head of Orthopedic Surgery Department at Khoula Hospital.

Source: Times of Oman

13 July 2017

'Dimpleplasty': Newest Millennial Plastic Surgery Trend - What Is It & Would You Do It?

 The newest millennial plastic surgery trend that's all the rage is "Dimpleplasty," Which is a surgery to get tiny dimples to resemble gorgeous stars like Miranda Kerr, Gabrielle Union, & more. Would you try the latest beauty trend?

Source: Hollywood Life

12 July 2017

7 Tips to pricing cosmetic procedures

Setting the right price for aesthetic procedures fuels the financial health of the cosmetic practice and the physician’s professional satisfaction, according to Flora Levin, M.D., an oculoplastic surgeon in Westport, Conn.

But arriving at the magic number requires careful consideration of several factors. Doing so helps to avoids cosmetic procedure commoditization, according to Heidi A Waldorf, M.D., of Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics , in Nanuet, N.Y.

Source: The Aesthetic Channel

11 July 2017

Want A Botox House Call? A Doctor Turned Entrepreneur Is Building An Uber-Style App

While earning his degree at Tulane Medical School, S. Mark McKenna came to the conclusion that it would be tough to make a lot of money as a doctor. 

Source: Forbes

11 July 2017

The pig skin 'bra' built within the breast that gives women a more natural look after a mastectomy 

  • Lesley Bruce underwent breast reduction in April 2016 and discovered she had ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a pre-cancerous condition
  • A breast surgeon recommended a left mastectomy followed by reconstruction
  • She wanted a natural look and was recommended a procedure called Braxon 
  • It involves a mesh made of specially treated pig skin which acts like an internal bra to hold a silicone implant in place 

Source: Daily Mail

10 July 2017

Dissolvable device could make closing surgical incisions a clinch

Surgeons are often faced with the challenge of securely closing the abdominal wall without injuring the intestines. If the process goes awry, there can be serious consequences for patients, including bowel perforations or a hernia at the incision site. Often, repairing these complications requires additional surgeries. Now there is an improvement for this problem, outlines a new report.

Source: Science Daily

09 July 2017

Frown lines, crow's feet to dark circles: Here's how men are opting for botox

These days not only women but men are also lining up for grooming sessions. Concerns like crow’s feet, dark circles and excessive sweating make men opt for botox treatment, say experts.

Neha Batra, aesthetic physician, Dermaworld Skin and Hair Clinics and Madhulika Rustagi, cosmetologist, list down areas of concern for men.

Source: Hindustan Times

08 July 2017

Cancer patient who lost half of his face has it reconstructed by pioneering surgeon

A man who lost half of his face when doctors removed a cancerous tumour that had grown to the size of a melon has had it rebuilt by a pioneering surgeon.

Tim McGrath, 38, was devastated when a rare form of soft tissue cancer called Synovial Sarcoma left him with a huge growth that had to be cut away by medics in 2015.

The operation left Mr McGrath, from Michigan, "heartbroken" while he lived with exposed flesh for a year as his body rejected several attempts to reconstruct his face.

Source: Independent

07 July 2017

The New Rhinoplasty With a One Week Recovery Time

There's a revolution in rhinoplasty happening right now. What used to consist of a painful surgery with a pretty substantial recovery period, has drastically been reduced. While this new technique is making its way into operating rooms, it hasn't fully replaced how plastic surgeons have done rhinoplasty for years, but we hear that it may.

Source: New Beauty

06 July 2017

When Doctors Have to Turn Away Women Who Think They Need Botox

In the offices of New York plastic surgeon Daniel Maman, MD, a lot of patients come in wanting a “certain look”—something very specific for their face or body that, sometimes, simply isn’t doable.

Dr. Maman and his partner estimate that “about 50 percent” of patients have to be turned away because their “expectations are unrealistic,” and it’s a move that’s not just limited to plastic surgery inquiries.

Source: New Beauty

05 July 2017

Where Plastic is Fantastic: The World's Cosmetic Surgery Capitals

Say the words “plastic surgery” and the full pouts and Barbie-like proportions endemic to Hollywood or Miami probably spring to mind. But as anyone who has spent an afternoon in Seoul, South Korea, can attest, both the unusually high occurrence of bandaged locals and the exaggerated cuteness of the ‘aegyo’ aesthetic are clear indications of a society more deeply entangled with surgical improvement than anywhere in America.

Source: Business Of Fashion

03 July 2017

Vagina surgery 'sought by girls as young as nine'

Girls as young as nine are seeking surgery on their genitals because they are distressed by its appearance, the Victoria Derbyshire show has been told.

Dr Naomi Crouch, a leading adolescent gynaecologist, said she was concerned GPs were referring rising numbers of young girls who wanted an operation.
Labiaplasty, as the surgery is known, involves the lips of the vagina being shortened or reshaped.

Source: BBC News

01 July 2017

'Designer Nipples' Set To Be The Troubling Cosmetic Trend Of 2017

Too big, too small, uneven and saggy. For years women’s breasts have been met with far-reaching criticism, leading to body issues and unnecessary worry.

But, as if we don’t have enough to contend with, we’re now being asked to reconsider what’s normal when it comes to our nips.

These days it seems no ordinary boob job will do, after one surgeon revealed that he has seen a huge surge in the number of women asking for nipple operations.

Source: Independent

29 June 2017

Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures

3D printing has had a major impact on many areas, from automobiles and aerospace to consumer products and education to scientific research. But the one that always fascinates me the most is how 3D technology has changed the face of medicine, and specifically surgery.

From 3D imaging and 3D printed patient-specific models, which as we know are very useful in terms of planning for complex surgical procedures, to 3D bioprinting and 3D printed medical devices, the technology has certainly been making waves in the medical field

Source: 3D Print

29 June 2017

Quest for the perfect Instagram selfie has driven down average age for Plastic surgery to below 40

Young women resorting to plastic surgery for social media selfie-perfection have driven down the average age for those going under the knife to below 40.

And the so-called “Instagram” culture is being blamed for the shift.

Source: Mirror

28 June 2017

20 Medical Technology Advances: Medicine in the Future – Part I

There are so many amazing things going on worldwide in medicine and healthcare, a shortlist of some of the greatest ideas and developments would give us a glimpse into the future of medicine. It is always a challenge to detect the projects with the biggest potential to be used in everyday medical practices, but here are the most promising candidates for fulfilling this notion.

Source: The Medical Futurist

26 June 2017

Breast implant techniques vary widely around the world

Hospitals test older physicians on mental and physical acuity, raising questions of fairness, scientific validity and ageism.

In February, Robert Brown received an email that left him troubled. The New Jersey hospital where the 71-year-old pediatrician was practicing informed him that doctors age 72 and older would have to take a test to assess their physical and mental health—or risk losing their privileges.

Source: Medscape

24 June 2017

When are doctors too old to practice?

Hospitals test older physicians on mental and physical acuity, raising questions of fairness, scientific validity and ageism.

In February, Robert Brown received an email that left him troubled. The New Jersey hospital where the 71-year-old pediatrician was practicing informed him that doctors age 72 and older would have to take a test to assess their physical and mental health—or risk losing their privileges.

Source: Wall Street Journal

22 June 2017

Cosmetic surgery checks so patients can check if doctors are trained

A former Health Secretary has tabled a bill to protect those going under the knife for cosmetic reasons.

The changes would mean that consumers are able to check whether their doctor has any qualifications in the field in which they work

Source:The Telegraph

22 June 2017

Millennial men cause a boom in male plastic surgery - with nose jobs, moob reductions and ear pinning at the top of the list.

  • Around 31% of men revealed they would be interested in plastic surgery
  • Millennials made up 92% of those who said they would go under the knife
  • Most said they wanted to have surgery to feel better about themselves
  • The most common procedures are nose jobs, ear pinning and breast reduction
  • Cosmetic surgery for men has skyrocketed 325 percent since 1997

Source: Mail Online

12 May 2017

7 Plastic Surgery Myths

Here are 7 common plastic surgery myths.

Source: Jag Chana

10 May 2017

'Avocado Hand': The Serious Injury Casused By Brunch Fruit's Popularity

If your brunch didn’t include avocado in some guise, did you even really brunch?
Smashed on sourdough, sliced between halloumi and poached eggs or even turned into a rose, avocado is one of the most popular brunch foods of the moment. 

Our love for the fruit shows no sign of abating, but it turns out it’s causing a new casualty: “avocado hand”.

Source: Independent