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Category Archives: Cosmetic Surgery

Nails done … Botox injection on the side?

Manicure, pedicure, waxing and Botox. A list that is more common than you may think. More than 100,000 Botox injections are giving every year. The beauty industry has normalised Botox, making everyone think it’s part of beauty treatments. It is in fact a cosmetic procedure. It may surprise you to know that Botox, or Botulinum…
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Cosmetic surgery – The good, the bad and the ugly!

Cosmetic surgery has, for a long time, been the just for the rich and famous.  This is no longer the case.  The price of cosmetic surgery has fallen massively over the last 10 years meaning that it is now far more accessible to the masses than ever before.  Yet, the number of procedures in the…
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Transplant allows paralysed man to walk again

A Polish man, paralysed from the chest down after a knife attack in 2010, has become able to walk again after pioneering transplant surgery.  During the surgery cells from his nasal cavity were transplanted into his spinal cord. The man underwent two operations, the first to remove specialist cells from his nasal cavity and the…
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Compensation awarded after botched laser eye surgery

A Judge has awarded £500,000 in compensation after laser eye surgery damaged a book dealers eyesight. Staff at high street optician Optical Express in Southampton were found to have failed to warn their patient, Stephanie Holloway, of the risks involved and possible complications with the procedure. Following the surgery, Stephanie has been left with corneal…
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Avoid cosmetic surgery cowboys

Swain & Co Solicitors welcomed the news last week that the UK’s multi-billion pound cosmetic surgery industry is to face tighter regulation. Cosmetic surgery when carried out correctly has the ability to change people’s lives for the better, but, when it goes wrong, it easily ruins a life. So, some tips to avoid falling into…
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Calls for removal of all PIP breast implants

Leading British doctors, including top plastic surgeon Professor Peter Butler, have called for the removal of all PIP breast implants following new research that shows that their shells are faulty meaning there is a risk that silicone could leak into the body. Nigel Mercer, former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons has advised…
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Cosmetic Surgery shake up

“One in five people who go under the knife are unsuitable for cosmetic surgery” warns the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). BAAPS President Rafiv Grover advised that such recommendations for cosmetic surgery are often financially motivated. Tina Smith, clinical negligence solicitor at Swain & Co says, “This may come as no surprise.  Most…
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Selling cosmetic surgery is like selling double-glazing.

The president of BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) says cosmetic surgery should be considered as a medical procedure and not a commodity. An interim report on the industry into the regulation of cosmetic surgery has called for tighter restrictions on advertising and greater enforcement of existing legislation. Presently, cosmetic surgery is not…
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Increase in cosmetic surgery for men before wedding

According to a new study, a staggering 6% of men are having cosmetic surgery before their wedding day. Some are even having their penises enlarged! Other husbands to be have had liposuction to shift those extra pounds, while some opt for nose jobs. But, many have less expensive and invasive procedures such as teeth whitening.…
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Cosmetic Surgery: Calls to ban advertising

There are calls for a ban on adverts for cosmetic surgery. The call comes as the government are carrying out a review of the cosmetic surgery industry following the recent PIP breast implant scandal. The resulting investigation showed a lack of regulation of the multi-billion pound industry. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons would…
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