After years of performing regenerative injection therapy (RIT) with the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain and acute injury, I learned of a new use for RIT with PRP; rejuvenation of the skin. This treatment is now referred to as ‘Dracula Therapy’ by the media.
One of the biggest downsides to having cosmetic surgery is the problem of scarring. Although some scars will disappear over a period of a year to 18 months, around a third of scars tend to be permanent and this can mean being left with unsightly marks or a hard raised ridge of tissue as a reminder of your plastic surgery.
A new type of cosmetic surgery allows patients to permanently change the colour of their eyes. Previously, people looking to change their eye colour typically turned to coloured contact lenses. However NewColorIris is a new intraocular implant that can change the colour of the eyes.
NewColorIris isn’t just for those who want to change their appearance – this implant can also be used to improve the ocular appearance of patients with partial coloboma (congenital defects of the iris), traumatic irides, ocular albinism and iris heterochromia.
Nipple cosmetic surgery is the latest fad with a significant number of people said to be looking for nipple surgery and nipple prostheses in the past year.
Much of the trend is said to stem from Victoria Beckham. Pictures of her recently have seen her in tight black t-shirts with her nipples outlined in the top. The pictures have sparked debate over whether they are real or fake, and some people have chosen to have cosmetic surgery to get nipples like her.
Hydradermabrasion is a new generation of skin resurfacing treatment which is similar to microdermabrasion.
Both hydradermabrasion and microdermabrasion are aesthetic non-invasive techniques designed to help polish the skin, buffing away fine lines and wrinkles and helping the skin have a more youthful glow about it. Hydradermabrasion combines microdermabrasion with hydration techniques to help improve the skin tone even further.
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo was launched in the UK in June 2006 and is a revolutionary evolution of the standard cosmetic surgery procedure, liposuction.
Often marketed as Laser Lipolysis or Laseripolisi (often misspelled Lipolisis) , the procedure works by using a laser to target fatty areas. The laser helps to break down the membranes of the fat cells, turning them into an oily liquid. This liquid is then either removed by suction, or through the body’s natural processes.
Vaginoplasty is also known as vagina tightening. It is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the tone of the vagina by tightening up the muscles in the vagina and the supporting tissues around it. Many patients opt for a vaginoplasty operation after child-birth or after the menopause when there may be a distinct loss in the tightness and tone of the vagina, or just for those people who are looking for the perfect ‘designer vagina’.