The FDA announcement on a link between breast implants and ACLC, a rare type of blood cancer, may raise concerns over the safety of breast enhancement procedures. Here are other cosmetic surgeries that come with health risks.
Public Health March 23, 2017
The FDA warned against breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare kind of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It has so far led to nine deaths and a probe on the specific danger of breast augmentation surgery.
Public Health March 21, 2017
A 25-year-old woman died after undergoing a butt lift surgery in Miami, Florida, which went wrong. The death of Ranika Hall is being investigated by authorities to zone in on the exact cause.
Public Health March 20, 2017
Lip reduction procedures, labiaplasty, and breast augmentation enjoyed year-on-year growth in cosmetic surgeries in 2016. New figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reflect current plastic surgery trends.
Public Health March 3, 2017
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV advert featuring fashion blogger Sarah Ashcroft, who underwent breast enhancement surgery. The ad irresponsibly implies that bigger breasts can make young women more popular and confident.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016
A woman died in Florida after undergoing a cosmetic surgery called Brazilian butt lift. The cause of death is said to be fat embolism syndrome, wherein the patient developed fat clots.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016
More and more people in India are seeking to undergo limb-lengthening surgery despite the procedure not being regulated by the government. Botching the cosmetic operation could leave the patient unable to walk again.
Public Health May 11, 2016
With the growing trend of cosmetic surgeries in Australia is the increased risk of becoming victims of botched procedures. To establish better regulation in the industry, the medical board has issued new guidelines.
Public Health May 10, 2016
Snapchat is a growing trend of broadcasting one’s profession, craft or trade in a fun way. Sharing photos and videos of medical procedures, graphic or gory they may be, is both entertaining and educational.
Apps/Software April 26, 2016
A record number of people underwent lip augmentation procedures in the United States in 2015, with a 48 percent increase since 2000. Plastic surgeons said the age of selfies may have driven this staggering increase.
LIFE April 20, 2016
Both men and women are opting for cosmetic surgery to improve facial features and body image. A total of 15.9 million plastic surgeries were reported in 2015.
LIFE February 29, 2016
The former cosmetic surgery-addicted actor admits to having body dysmorphic disorder. Reid Ewing advises people interested in undergoing cosmetic surgery to pay attention to their mental health as well.
Internet Culture November 21, 2015
A recent study revealed that there is no link between face-lift surgery and the boost in a patient's self-esteem. Researchers asked patients to assess their self-worth before and after the surgery and the results were unexpected, researchers say.
Society October 31, 2015
The potential risks of cosmetic surgery such as abdominoplasty are highlighted in the case of a woman whose botched tummy tuck resulted in her belly button to explode during a flight from Portugal to UK.
LIFE May 6, 2014
Many young girls find themselves pressured by the way they look, constantly comparing themselves with women on glossy covers. Girl Guiding UK has stepped up to help them love themselves and at the same time boost their self-confidence.
LIFE March 20, 2014
Now, it's no longer just aging and destructive accidents that cause people to opt for cosmetic surgery. Teens now undergo cosmetic surgery so they will look better in the selfies that they post on social media.
LIFE March 16, 2014