While names like liposuction or breast augmentation are well known, other less common procedures are apparently making their way into the plastic surgery industry.
According to the latest International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) report , such procedures as labiaplasty or vaginal tightening are among the fastest growing practices in the world.
Here’s our list of eight plastic surgery procedures that more and more people are lining up to take.
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) today released the results of their annual Global Aesthetic Survey for procedures completed in 2017, which showed an overall increase of 5% in surgical cosmetic procedures within the past twelve months.
The top five countries – USA, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Italy – account for 38.4% of the world’s cosmetic procedures, followed by Germany, Colombia and Thailand.
No matter what your stance on cosmetic surgery, if you’re thinking of undergoing a procedure for whatever reason, it’s important that you’re physically and mentally healthy and understand the risks associated with the surgery you’re considering.
To understand some of the health factors involved in cosmetic procedures we spoke to Dr Hagen Schumacher, expert aesthetic surgeon at MyAesthetics, for the facts.
Though she’s been an object of fascination since her relationship with Prince Harry went public, the Markle Sparkle mania has taken a turn towards the extreme: Women across the world are bringing pictures of the Duchess to plastic surgeons, hoping to replicate some of her most covetable features for themselves, most notably her nose, cheekbones, “flawless skin” and plump lips.
In fact, some plastic surgeons claim that not a week goes by without someone mentioning Markle’s name in their office.
South Korea’s women have begun to rebel against impossible standards of beauty in a country known as the plastic surgery capital of the world.
Women who call themselves “beauty resisters” have been destroying their cosmetics, cutting their hair and denouncing the pressures imposed on them by a patriarchal society which emphasises flawless beauty as the key to career and marital success.
From a young age, most of us either experience directly or observe around us the societal value placed on beauty. As a Muslim woman, these notions of beauty and self-worth can become even more complex. A core concept within our religion is that of modesty, not just in terms of how we present ourselves but also in regard to our interactions with people, our manners and our humility about our own achievements.
Both Muslim men and women have physical requirements of modesty, such as covering certain body parts in public. The idea is generally not drawing *too* much attention to our beauty, thus letting our character define who we are to the world. Things like plastic surgery are thought to be haram (impermissible in Islam) unless for medical reasons such as disfigurement.
Wanting to restore her confidence once and for all after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, events planner Laura Franks, 36, paid $5,000 for a tummy tuck, liposuction and Brazilian bum lift at a clinic in Cali, Colombia, in February this year.
But, instead of getting a dream body, she caught a flesh-eating bug, which ravaged her stomach.
Increasingly, the Instagram accounts of beauty businesses, clinics, and salons are being used to advertise and give away free cosmetic surgery. To enter for a chance to win, followers simply have to regram, like, and share posts. In return, brands receive free advertising and promotion as their posts circulate.
With companies and clinics on Instagram making cosmetic surgery even more accessible, it poses the question: In a world where beauty enhancements are becoming normalized, are young women under more pressure than ever to consider surgical and nonsurgical treatments?
A bench trial in Manhattan will determine whether a cosmetic surgeon violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by allegedly denying service to HIV-positive patients.
The outcome of the case could have ramifications for other surgeons specializing in elective procedures.
The initial complaint was filed in 2015 by Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
The increasing incidence of morbid obesity suggests that the quantity of bariatric surgical procedures will continue to increase each year, as many patients who have experienced massive weight loss are left with functional and esthetic consequences as a result of residual, loose skin.
However, new research published in the International Journal of Surgery, July 2018, suggests that redundant skin with body contour irregularities and disfiguring appearance, which is the aftermath of fast loss of significant amount of fat in concomitant with suboptimal skin retraction.