News Archive

  • UAE's men and women on the perfect 10 craze

    by Asma Ali Zain | 24 February 2015
    Published By: Khaleej Times

    People in the UAE want to look like pop stars say plastic surgeons as cosmetic surgeries continue to gain popularity. Read more

  • CEN publishes standard on Aesthetic Surgery services

    20 January 2015
    Published By: CEN

    CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is pleased to announce the publication of a new European Standard in relation to Aesthetic Surgery services (EN 16372). It is expected that this standard will help to improve the quality of these services, enhance the safety and satisfaction of patients, and reduce the risk of complications. Read more

  • Dubai medical tourism set to top 500,000 patients per year

    19 January 2015
    Published By: eTN - Global Travel Industry News

    Dubai Health Authority has a set a target to attract 500,000 medical tourists a year by 2020. Read more

  • Brazil's Plastic Surgery Turns Toxic

    by Mac Margolis | 12 January 2015
    Published By: BloombergView

    In 2013, Brazil hip-checked the U.S. to claim first place in global plastic surgeries, performing 1,491,721 cosmetic operations to the U.S.'s 1,452,356. Read more

  • Plastic Surgery Tourism Brings Chinese to South Korea

    by Alexandra Stevenson | 23 December 2014
    Published By: The New York Times

    South Korea is becoming a popular destination for medical tourists from China seeking body modifications. Read more

  • South Korea's plastic surgery boom's victims: dodgy doctors and botched jobs

    03 November 2014
    Published By: SBS

    The boom in South Korea's $5 billion plastic surgery industry - the world's largest - is facing a backlash, with formal complaints about botched procedures and dodgy doctors doubling in 2013 from a year earlier. Read more

  • The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Issues Warnings to Patients Regarding Unlicensed Practitioners and Medical Tourism

    29 October 2014

    ISAPS Issues Warnings to Patients Regarding Unlicensed Practitioners and Medical Tourism Read more

  • Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    by Hannah Dreier | 15 September 2014
    Published By: Associated Press

    Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards. Read more

  • Crop top: Trend boosting cosmetic surgery among teenagers

    11 September 2014
    Published By: India TV

    The 1990s trend of high-wasted trousers and Spice Girl inspired crop tops have made a comeback this year, but it has also resulted in an increasing number of young women opting for cosmetic surgery to get the perfect midriff, say doctors. Read more

  • Dubai, the world's plastic surgery hub

    by Daisy Carrington | 05 September 2014
    Published By: CNN World

    Dubai has become a nip-and-tuck hub. Where once residents from throughout the GCC would venture to Beverly Hills, Brazil or Beirut for treatments, these days, they're staying closer to home to have work done. Read more

  • No buts about it: Buttock augmentation is a fast growing trend in plastic surgery

    by Laura Grant | 13 August 2014
    Published By: Mail & Guardian

    In this era of selfies and belfies, plastic surgeons have their work cut out for them. We look at which procedures are popular around the world. Read more

  • Dangerous Curves: Popularity Of Butt Enhancement Leads To Illegal, Sometimes Fatal Black Market

    by Zoe Mintz | 06 August 2014
    Published By: International Business Times

    Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a Miami plastic surgeon, can tell you when and where the problem was born: At the 2000 Grammys when Jennifer Lopez wore a green Versace dress that accentuated her curvaceous derriere, prompting legions of women to search for ways to replicate the look. Read more

  • Reflections on the Syrian conflict from a doctor’s perspective

    by Patricia Eadie | 31 July 2014

    For one week at the beginning of June 2014, I traveled as part of a medical team to Amman, Jordan. Read more

  • ISAPS Statistics

    by ISAPS | 25 July 2014

    More than 23 Million Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2013 Read more

  • Are Nurse Injectors the New Norm?

    by Kevin Small, Kathleen M. Kelly, Henry M. Spinelli | 08 July 2014
    Published By: MDLinx

    Based on responses from over 880 plastic surgeons from around the world, plastic surgeons consider themselves and dermatologists the most capable injectors. However, they still believe nurses in other fields to be the most capable of administering vaccines. Read more

  • Selfies And Plastic Surgery: How Social Media Is Causing More People To Go Under The Knife For Cosmetic Purposes

    by Zoe Mintz | 03 July 2014
    Published By: International Business Times

    Think of it as a sort of physical photoshop: In response to the current obsession with social media selfie photos, more people are resorting to plastic surgery to fix imperfections. Read more

  • We Are the World

    by Denise Mann | 01 July 2014
    Published By: Plastic Surgery Practice

    PSP Cover Story features Dr. Carlos Uebel. Read more

  • Patient Safety is served with the adoption of the new: EUROPEAN STANDARD FOR AESTHETIC SURGERY SERVICES

    by Austrian Standards Institute | 16 June 2014

    New European Standard for Aesthetic Surgery Services Read more

  • Seoul's plastic surgery craze lures Malaysians

    10 June 2014
    Published By: theSundaily

    The Korean cosmetic surgery craze, which is credited with sculpting a generation of good looking K-pop artistes, has swept over many Asian countries, including Malaysia. Read more

  • Lose fat without surgery: How effective is CoolSculpting?

    04 June 2014
    Published By: CBS This Morning

    Hundreds of thousands of people undergo liposuction each year, but a relatively new treatment called "CoolSculpting" claims to remove fat without surgery. Read more

  • Nestlé to Pay Valeant $1.4 Billion for Skin Care Sales Rights

    by Chad Bray | 03 June 2014
    Published By: DealB%k

    Nestlé will acquire the rights in the United States and Canada to sell Restylane, which are used to treat wrinkles. Read more

  • Plastic surgery tourism in Colombia: an increasing trend

    by Philip Acuña | 02 June 2014
    Published By: Colombia Reports

    Tourism figures for Colombia have been on the rise for years. Foreigners come for the beaches and the mountains, the diverse cultural festivals and world-renowned biodiversity. Read more

  • Brotox

    by Emma Clare | 02 June 2014
    Published By: D2

    This cover story is about how the anti-aging industry is no longer just focused on women – more and more men are getting into anti-aging, doing everything from botox to hormones and hair transplantations to surgery. The piece also talks about the history of men and cosmetic surgery, what men tend to do, how it is slowly changing, interviews with men that have had different procedures and how they feel about taboos surrounding it, and a lot of experts talking about it. ISAPS and ASAPS Member Dr. Renato Saltz are quoted. Read more

  • New "Internal Bra' Screws Its Straps Onto Your Ribcage

    by Natalie Matthews | 30 May 2014
    Published By: Elle

    Last week, a British doctor debuted a procedure dubbed the "internal bra," which differs from a traditional breast implant surgery because it doesn't just insert silicone cups. Read more

  • Woman born without a vagina has one made using skin from her thigh

    by Anna Hodgekiss | 07 May 2014
    Published By: MailOnline

    A woman born without a vagina has had one made using skin from her thigh. The 26-year-old anonymous woman had surgery in Argentina after discovering she had Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome when she was 14. Read more

  • Craig Hobar: LEAP Foundation

    by Balraj Juttla | 02 May 2014
    Published By: PRIME

    Balraj Juttla talks to Dr. Craig Hobar, Founder and Medical Director of the LEAP Foundation, about his many years of volunteer work and how he is collaborating with ISAPS to assist those affected by the crisis in Syria. Read more

  • Women Who Undergo Plastic Surgery in Korea Denied Access to Their Home Countries

    by Nadine DeNinno | 19 April 2014
    Published By: International Business Times

    Women who travel to South Korea for the country’s infamous—and rampant—plastic surgery are facing a new hurdle post-op: They are being denied entry to their home countries because their new faces don't resemble their passport photos. Read more

  • Baku to host international plastic surgery conference

    16 April 2014
    Published By: AzerTAc

    Conference will bring together local and the world's leading plastic surgery experts. Read more

  • A Cut Above

    15 April 2014
    Published By: Global Times

    Over the last five years, there has been a huge boom in men's aesthetic surgery in China. Cosmetic surgery is no longer the exclusive domain of women. Read more

  • Pain management following a tummy tuck procedure

    by Glynn Bolitho | 07 April 2014
    Published By:

    It’s normal for people who are considering an abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, to be concerned about pain management following the surgery. Read more

  • Search for family of the first ever plastic surgery patient: World War One sailor received first ever skin graft after suffering horrific injuries at the Battle of Jutland

    by Anna Hodgekiss | 04 April 2014
    Published By: MailOnline

    When Walter Yeo was horrifically wounded during World War One, he became the first person in history to undergo modern plastic surgery. Read more

  • To what extent is plastic surgery ‘ethical’?

    by Selma Roth | 01 April 2014
    Published By: Saudi Gazette

    Most people want to look young and beautiful, but how far would you go to get the perfect look? Read more

  • Cosmetic surgery no longer a luxury in UAE

    by Jumana Khamis | 30 March 2014
    Published By:

    More men in the UAE opting for procedures to improve appearance and confidence. Read more

  • Extreme Tourism

    by Rahul Goswami | 29 March 2014
    Published By: Khaleej Times

    The eccentric confluences of globalisation, microsecond marketing, destruction of distances by low-cost airlines and mass tourism have caused not a few Southeast Asian countries to behave most peculiarly. Read more

  • Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Increasing Along With Use of Breast Implants

    20 March 2014
    Published By: PRWeb

    New study great news, but PRMA surgeon says more women need to know about breast reconstruction using the patient's own skin and fat as opposed to implants. Read more

  • 'Dying' to look better

    15 March 2014
    Published By: The Korea Times

    Most people want to look beautiful or handsome. But, Koreans seem to have an unhealthy fascination with face and body “perfection.” Too many of them are dying ― not just figuratively, but literally ― to look better. Read more

  • Study: ‘Selfies’ Are Making More People Opt For Plastic Surgery

    13 March 2014
    Published By: CBS

    According to a recent study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the popularity of ‘selfies’ is having a huge impact on facial plastic surgery. Read more

  • Excess skin removal has health benefits, surgeon claims

    11 March 2014
    Published By: BBC News Health

    Saggy skin gained following weight loss should be removed to prevent patients from becoming "demoralised" and putting weight back on, a leading plastic surgeon has claimed. Read more

  • Doctors reshape breasts without implants

    by Cheryl Jennings | 05 March 2014
    Published By: ABC

    Breast implants have long been a common option for women recovering from breast cancer or any woman just wanting a cosmetic improvement. But a Bay Area surgeon is offering a different kind of reshaping that doesn't involve implants at all. Read more

  • Plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons: What's the difference?

    by Nina Corpuz | 04 March 2014
    Published By: ABS CBN

    MANILA - The term "cosmetic surgeons" or "cosmetic doctors" have become so popular, sometimes even more popular than plastic surgeons. Now, the Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (PAPRAS) wants to educate the public about the difference between a cosmetic and a plastic surgeon. Read more

  • Time to bite our lips?

    by Shefalee Vasudev | 27 February 2014

    India is one of the top five plastic surgery centres in the world, catering not just to medical tourists but also the local urban population. This statistic which was first put out in 2010 by The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) rose robustly last year when the appreciating dollar made our clinics even more affordable. Read more

  • ISAPS Unveils Its Redesigned Website

    02 December 2013

    The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is proud to unveil its redesigned multi-faceted and consumer friendly website “Over a year in production, this website is a milestone not only for ISAPS but for the global aesthetic plastic surgery community,” said Carlos Uebel, MD, PhD, President of ISAPS and Professor of plastic surgery at the Medical School of PUCRS in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Read more

  • German Authorities Recommend Removal of TiBREEZE Breast Implants

    01 February 2012

    The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has been officially informed by the German authorities at the BfArM Institute that the former company, GfE Medizintechnik GmbH in Germany, sold implants that were manufactured using PIP components. From September 2003 to August 2004 they were sold under the name TiBREEZE. These silicone implants were coated by GfE Medizintechnik GmbH with a titanium layer and subsequently filled by PIP in France with their silicone gel. Read more

  • ISAPS Official Statement on Faulty PIP and ROFIL Breast Implants

    01 January 2012

    During a recent French governmental inspection of breast implants manufactured and distributed by PIP and ROFIL Medical Netherlands BV since 2001, health authorities have discovered that most are filled with industrial grade silicone that does not meet the same stringent quality requirements as medical grade silicone. The rupture rate of these implants appears to be five times higher as compared to other implants. Read more

  • Patients Have a Right to Safe Surgery

    01 August 2011

    The remarkable rise in medical tourism, where patients travel out of their home country for their plastic surgery, has put into question the foundation of the patient‐doctor relationship and is endangering many who seek low cost surgery. “We see travel agencies brokering surgery for their clients with surgeons they have never met. The patients have no assurance that their surgeon is properly trained or qualified to perform the procedure they will undergo, and all too often little attention is paid to post‐surgical care,” says Catherine Foss, Executive Director of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Read more

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