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October 2015

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Vampire Breast Lift ® – The new application of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) but what is the evidence?

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Halloween is fasting approaching and the latest trend making headlines is the Vampire Breast Lift ®. Dr Runels who coined the Vampire Face Lift ® has applied the use of PRP to the breasts. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a technique of taking blood from the patient’s arm and using a machine to separate the various components of the blood. When the separated platelets are mixed with plasma this produces PRP. The higher levels of platelets contain higher concentrations of numerous growth factors. These are thought to be the secret behind the effects of PRP.   The numerous media reports…

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The Evidence Behind Noninvasive Body Contouring Devices

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The Evidence Behind Noninvasive Body Contouring Devices   Mr Nassab reviews the latest technologies for non-surgical body contouring in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.   This article was featured as the Editor’s Choice in the gold journal in March 2015.  The demand for body contouring is rapidly increasing, and interest in noninvasive approaches has also grown. According to the statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 9.5 million nonsurgical procedures were performed in 2013, compared with only 1.8 million surgical procedures. In 2013, almost 95,000 nonsurgical fat reduction procedures and 294,000 nonsurgical skin-tightening procedures were performed in the United…

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Availability of cosmetic surgery in the NHS – BAAPS Presentation

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We present the findings from our recent study at the Annual British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons meeting at the CCR Expo, London. The NHS is facing significant financial pressures. There exists a ‘postcode lottery’ for many procedures and treatments within the NHS.  A previous study explored the provision of cosmetic surgery procedures on the NHS at the time of the primary care trusts (PCTs). The PCTs have now become Commissioning Care Groups (CCGs). The aim of this study was to review the provision of cosmetic surgery procedures on the NHS according to different CCGs in England. There are just…

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