Showing posts from September, 2014

Filler injection gone wrong leads to decomposing nose

It all started with a filler injection in September last year that was meant to raise her nose bridge.

But the seemingly simple procedure, done by a beautician, went wrong almost immediately.
Within two days, the skin on her nose turned completely black.

To this day, the 58-year-old divorcee is still undergoing treatment, even after spending most of the past year trying to rebuild her nose.

Jenny (not her real name) will always regret her decision to allow a medically untrained person to inject an unknown substance into her face.

It was not something she normally did. She used to go to doctors for aesthetic treatments.
But when her business failed, she could no longer afford to go to the doctor for treatments regularly.
She became a beauty consultant, selling beauty products. One day, a friend told her about someone who could do filler injections.

"I followed my friend to her shop just to have a look," said Jenny.

Initially, she did not plan to have anything done. But the beautician …

Plastic not fantastic

A ban on cosmetic treatment for children and teens has been suggested after it was revealed that a third of youth here approve of it, according to a survey reported in the Singapore Medical Journal. That would be jumping the gun as only 1 per cent of youngsters, by their own admission, had plastic surgery. The number could be higher but is unlikely to match the scale of such surgery on American patients below age 18 - about 230,000 cosmetic procedures in 2011. For now, compulsory reporting by plastic surgeons giving Botox jabs and offering double eyelids and other such fixes to the young would suffice. In addition, the profession should take it upon itself to guide the public about the known medical risks of remodelling one's looks.

There is nothing wrong with plastic surgery in itself. Restorative surgery for structural and functional purposes is justified, and when the surgeon moulds - the meaning of plastikos, the Greek-derived root word - the aesthetic factor is shaped by the p…

How to spot fake dermal filler products

The complications from the use of fillers range from minor adverse effects, major complications that threaten skin loss and vision, undesirable aesthetic outcomes to late complications, said Dr Mohamed Zulfikar Rasheed, consultant at the department of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery at Singapore General Hospital.

The injection of any dermal filler may occasionally be accompanied by minor side effects,
such as pain, a burning sensation, itching, redness, and swelling or bruising, even with excellent technique, he said...

Fillers may migrate away from their intended site of injection, causing lumps in other parts of the body. Infections occasionally occur and may require antibiotics and skin care. The most feared complications are vascular ones, in which the filler is accidentally injected into a superficial artery, resulting in a blockage of the blood vessel...

How to spot a fake:
1. There is a long expiry date on the box (photo above).
2. The outer box, syringe lot number and…

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'My bargain boob job abroad left me with exploding breasts': Mother's horror after implants rip her skin open and nearly kill her

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Claire Hawker, 30, was desperate for bigger breasts as hers had 'sagged'Mother-of-two was recommended cosmetic surgeon in Prague by a friend Paid £4,000 for flights and surgery - but surgeon spoke little EnglishWas still in excruciating pain a week after the op and noticed breast leakingAt hospital, surgeons said implants were too big and had ripped the skinWithout immediate removal, the infection raging in her body would kill herLater had repair surgery after appearing on TV show Botched Up BodiesRead more:

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'Designer vagina' surgery most popular with 18-24 year olds

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Labia reduction, known as 'designer vagina' surgery, is enquired about by an average 1,150 young women each year, says a leading clinic.

‘Designer vagina’ plastic surgery is most popular amongst 18-24 year old women, according to new statistics.

Young women in that age bracket are more likely than any other age group to enquire about labia reduction surgery, Transform Cosmetic Surgery has found.
The cosmetic surgery group has received around 1,150 ‘designer vagina’ requests from 18-24 year olds each year, over the past four years.

It attributes the rise in these enquiries to “unrealistic representations of female genitalia in pornographic materials”.

But while labia reduction is popular, the top surgical enquiries for young women are boob jobs, nose jobs, liposuction, tummy tucks and breast reductions.

Nipple correction, where nipples and areola can be reduced, or inverted nipples are altered, is also most popular amongst 18-24 year olds, out of all the …

Model, 30, has £30,000 worth of plastic surgery - including three breast enhancements

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Victoria Wild from Cannes, France, dreamt of looking like a sex dollHad rhinoplasty, lip implants, Botox and three breast enhancements Breast augmentations taken her to a size 32GPaid for by businessman toyboy boyfriend Says he loves the attention she gets and she's never been happier  Read more:

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Educate youth on risks of plastic surgery - Forum Letter

I WAS alarmed by last Saturday's report ("A third of youth here say plastic surgery OK").

It is disturbing to see young people going under the knife to enhance their looks. They need to be informed of the risks, and we need to find out the reasons behind their desire for surgery, such as lack of self-esteem, peer pressure or media influence.

Plastic surgeons should discourage youngsters who do not have parental consent from undergoing such procedures, and the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons should impose strict guidelines to safeguard both their members and patients.

Schools should also address this issue and share information with their students on the risks involved. And parents should discourage their children from such surgery, and emphasise that one's character is more important than physical appearance.

Plastic surgery carries risks such as infection and scarring. It can become an unhealthy obsession among youth, who go for multiple procedures because the…