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Liposuction Used By Cancer Patients For Breast Reconstructive Surgery

Cancer patients are now able to have breast reconstruction after surgery with a new form of liposuction. Ten cancer patients at Singleton Hospital in Swansea located in Wales are the first to benefit from this new procedure.

Fat is taken from around the stomach or thighs and processed with a new machine, which uses stem cells to help the fat survive.

The fat is then re-injected into the body where the original tumour was removed from the breast.

The new procedure is only available at a few centers in the UK. This new liposuction procedure is less invasive than traditional breast reconstructive surgery which is a major operation involving a stay of several days in the hospital.

Samantha Ward Jones first patient to used liposuction for reconstructive breast surgery

Samantha Ward Jones first patient to use liposuction for reconstructive breast surgery

Samantha Ward-Jones, 39, who wanted to repair damage from the removal of a tumour from her breast two years ago, was the first of the patients at Singleton to have the treatment.

“To be able to be part of something so new and so revolutionary was just very exciting,” said Ms Ward-Jones. “I felt it was the end of a bad period in my life and something positive.”

“It was a very hard thing to have breast cancer and have the operation and have the tumour removed,” she adds.

“To feel whole again and feel back to normal like I was two years ago is incredible.”

According to consultant oncoplastic surgeon Nader Khonji, the new technique has a higher success rate because of the innovative use of stem and regenerative cells from the fat.

“The fat that’s removed is put into the machine for processing,” Mr Khonji explained.

“This machine uses a special enzyme to break down the tissue and spins it to concentrate the stem cells – the crucial cells that contain growth factors for the new growth of blood vessels.”

Those cells are then mixed back in remaining fat and re-injected into the breast a far quicker procedure than conventional breast reconstruction, which involves moving muscle tissue from the patient’s back.

Shirley Redden, who also underwent the procedure, said: “It’s about self-esteem.”

Mrs Redden, who wanted breast reconstruction following a lumpectomy two years ago, said: “I might be older, but I’ve still got pride.

“I’m hoping this will help make me feel better and get over the trauma of treatment. When it is done, I’ll feel like a woman again.”

If treatment of the first 10 patients continues to be successful, it is hoped that the new procedure can be developed in the future for patients needing whole breast reconstruction after mastectomy, instead of using conventional implants.

Hywel Griffith BBC Wales health correspondent contributed to this story.

Holly Madison Talks About Plastic Surgery

Holly Madison In Style Magazine

Holly Madison In Life & Style Magazine

Holly Madison recently appeared in Life & Style Magazine.  She told the magazine, “Yeah, I had my boobs and nose done, now look at me! I can shimmy across a Vegas stage topless with confidence!”

“Growing up, the last thing Holly expected was to be flat-chested,” the article’s “Cinderella story” section reports.

“While that didn’t stop her from becoming head cheerleader, she says she often flipped through Playboy magazine and dreamed of being a curvy pinup one day.”

Looks like dreams do come true.

Holly decided to get surgery only after moving into the Playboy Mansion. “Living with Hef brought down my self-esteem a lot,” she says. “I was comparing myself to the other girls. Hef always said he didn’t want me to get anything done.”

She did have the realization though after surgery that “Beauty is on the inside. Looks don’t define you—they’re just a tool to get what you want.”

She’ll plans to tour school sharing that message.

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Miss Plastic Surgery Beauty Pageant To Be Held in Hungary

beauty pageantA “Miss  Plastic Surgery” beauty pageant celebrating cosmetic surgery is being held on Qctober 9, 2009 in Budapest, Hungary.

Contestants can be now judged on cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, facelifts and liposuction.

Women competing in the “Miss Plastic Surgery” pageant,  must submit their medical records along with their vital statistics.

The contest is open to women between 18 and 30 years old who have undergone at least one cosmetic procedure that involved general or local anaesthesia.

The contest was started to boost the plastic surgery industry in Hungary, where cosmetic procedures still carry a stigma of artificiality. Pageant officials said the beauty of the contestants would demonstrate how the industry had advanced in recent years.

The judges are chosen from the best plastic surgeons in the country. There will be five judges choosing 24 finalists from a narrowed field of 50 women who have received cosmetic surgery. Internet users and media representatives get to choose one of the 24  heading to the finals as well.

The contest includes separate categories for:

  • Contestants between 18 and 30
  • Entrants over 30
  • The Joan Rivers category

The winner receives a new apartment. The first runner up gets a new car and the second runner up wins a vacation in Kenya.

Plastic Surgery Allowed for Miss Universe Contestants

Miss Switzerland, Miss Puerto Rico, Miss USA 2009

Miss Switzerland, Miss Puerto Rico, Miss USA 2009

It has been estimated that 30 percent of Miss Universe contestants have had some sort of cosmetic work or plastic surgery done prior to the competition.

I would say that breast augmentation may be the most obvious.  We can’t say for certain which contestants have had actual cosmetic work done, but the women are beautiful.

According to a Fox News article: “A source close to the Donald Trump-owned Miss Universe Organization [says] that not only is elective [plastic] surgery allowed, but it is quietly encouraged.”

Last night Miss Venezuela won for the second year in a row. Watch video.

Did Paula Abdul Have Plastic Surgery?

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

Several plastic surgeons have speculated that Paula Abdul has had plastic surgery.

If  true, then she had absolutely flawless work done. So good job to the surgeons if it is true.

The following are comments that are strictly professional opinions.

Plastic surgeon Anthony Youn writes in his blog, “I see two major plastic surgery possibilities. First, her nose looks thinner and shorter, possibly due to a rhinoplasty. Second, her eyebrows appear to have that arched ‘Botox Brow’ look.”

Dr. Sherrell Aston in a feature article on stated, “I agree Paula Abdul appears to have had a rhinoplasty, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, and breast augmentation. Her jaw line contour is very good for [her] age so it is possible she has had a short incision facelift…. She is pretty smooth between the eyebrows so I suspect a little Botox and she may have had subtle fillers.”

Their is still no word as to whether Paula Abdul will return to American Idol for season 9, but the season doesn’t air until January 2010. She has entertained multiple offers such as Dancing with the Stars and Australian Idol but has not accepted any new offers.

My bet is that there will be last minute negotiations and she will return to American Idol.

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Heidi Montag Wants More Plastic Surgery

heidi-montag-breast-augmentationAccording to Fox News, Heidi Montag opened up to Playboy, in an interview conducted by her husband Spencer Pratt, about wanting more plastic surgery. She has already had breast augmentation and a nose job, but says she wants to “get a few more upgrades.”

“I think I want to go bigger on my boobs for [Spencer],” Montag said.

“When I was shopping for my boobs, I wanted the best, so I sat down and flipped through a bunch of Playboys … I’m sure as I get older I’ll need some touch-ups”

At the premiere of “G.I. Joe” last week, Heidi and Spencer posed with the September issue of Playboy, which features her on the cover in a white bikini and some strategically placed dirt. While she said it was a dream of hers to be a sex symbol, Montag did not pose nude, perhaps due to her “strict” Christian faith.

Montag addressed her critics by saying, “If women aren’t jealous of you, talking about you and cutting you down, then you’re a nerd, and I would never want to be that,” Heidi said.

Are Cosmetic Surgery Taxes on Liposuction, Botox & Mesotherapy Coming?

mesotherapyTaxes on lipo, Botox, mesotherapy, lipodissolve,  breast augmentation, you name it and the Government wants to tax it. Nose jobs, breast enhancements, tummy tucks and liposuction could be hit with a ten per cent tax to help foot the bill of Barack Obama’s $1 trillion overhaul of the health care system.

I guess the government thinks that anyone who gets any cosmetic procedure is rich and can afford it, but that is far from the truth. Most patients are hard working middle class people who make less than 100K per year.  And what about procdures that are medically necessary like breast reductions for back pain, deviated septium for breathing problems, reconstructive surgery and more.

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Breast Augmentation & Liposuction Received with Stolen ID

According to Gary Klien from Marin Independent Journal – A Berkeley California woman was sentenced to state prison Tuesday for using identity theft to steal more than $24,000 in breast enhancement and liposuction from a cosmetic surgeon in Greenbrae.

Rosland Renee Edwards, 37, received a term of 32 months by Judge James Ritchie. Part of the sentence was for the Marin case, and part was for another case in Santa Clara County, attorneys said.

The investigation began in October after a theft complaint by the Kimberly Henry Plastic Surgery Center on Bon Air Road.

Authorities discovered that Edwards used a Florida woman”s American Express card to order $24,319 in body work from the medical office, including $12,999 for breast enhancement and $11,320 for liposuction.

Subsequent investigation also linked Edwards to a fraudulent transaction in San Jose, where $6,570 in merchandise was charged to an American Express card.

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Breast Augmentation Overtakes Liposuction as Top Cosmetic Procedure for 2008

ASAPS, working with an independent research firm, compiled the 12-year national data for procedures performed 1997-2008. A paper-based questionnaire was mailed to 16,000 Board-Certified physicians (6,000 Dermatologists, 6,000 Otolaryngologists, and 4,000 Plastic Surgeons). A total of 894 completed and valid responses (461 Plastic Surgeons, 277 Dermatologists, and 156 Otolaryngologists) were received in time for tabulation.

Final figures have been projected to reflect nationwide statistics and are based exclusively on the Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons; Otolaryngologists; and Dermatologists. The findings have been aggregated and extrapolated to the known population of 23,600 physicians who are Board Certified in these specialties. Though the confidence intervals change by procedure, depending on the grouping’s sample size and the response variance, the overall survey portion of this research has a standard error of +/- 3.21% at a 95% level of confidence.

The top five surgical procedures in 2008:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Abdominoplasty

The top five non-surgical procedures in 2008:

  • Botox
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers (Juvederm, Restylane)
  • Chemical Peel
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing