Extreme Tourism

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.

  • Posted on: Mar 29 2014
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‘Dying’ to look better

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.

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2014
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Plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons: What’s the difference?

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.

  • Posted on: Mar 4 2014
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Time to bite our lips?

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.

  • Posted on: Feb 27 2014
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ISAPS Unveils Its Redesigned Website

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.

  • Posted on: Dec 2 2013
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German Authorities Recommend Removal of TiBREEZE Breast Implants

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.

  • Posted on: Feb 1 2012
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