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    Cosmetic Medical Tourism – Buyers Beware!
    Cosmetic Medical Tourism (CMT) is the burgeoning trend of international travel to receive cosmetic medical care. So, why would anyone want to travel to a different country with different laws, customs and even a different language for a cosmetic operation? The answer is the same as why you would want to travel to Hong Kong to buy a camera as Continue Reading...
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    2020 Aesthetic Tips and Trends – Innovating for the new Decade.
    It is the beginning of a new year and a new decade. Unfortunately, it is that time of the year that we again think about how we are all ageing. As I reflect over the last ten years, there has been a significant paradigm shift in the cosmetic landscape with many of the more recent aesthetic trends in complete contradiction Continue Reading...
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    Christmas in the Sun!
    Frequent exposure to sunlight accelerates skin aging. Ironically, we are pursuing the Fountain of Youth more than ever yet doing exactly what makes the skin age the fastest - exposing it to the sun. A sun-kissed radiance has come to symbolize the good life, a life of leisure, youth, and healthy living, to spend hours in the sun - on Continue Reading...
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    Liposuction Fact, Fiction and Fantasy
    Liposuction was the aesthetic surgical procedure performed most commonly in the USA last year, second only to breast augmentation as borne out by figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons this year (246,354 procedures, up 5 percent from 2016). This treatment modality has revolutionised body contouring in the 21st century with multiple innovations being added to enhance patient Continue Reading...
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    TREATING HAIRLOSS WITH PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY)
    TREATING HAIRLOSS WITH PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY) PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we recognize PRP is an all-natural autologous medical procedure Continue Reading...
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    Gynaecomastia
    Gynaecomastia is a common disorder seen by many plastic surgeons. This is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age and can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs. The most common causes of gynecomastia in adult men that seek medical assessment include: Pubertal gynecomastia that Continue Reading...
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    The Daddy Do-Over
    “Sorry, mom, but your muffin top is taking a back seat to dad’s backside”, was the recent heading in the New York Post. Post-pregnancy “mommy makeover” operations - a plastic surgery combination of a tummy tuck, a breast lift or augmentation and liposuction - have been common for many years, but now men of a certain age are paying for Continue Reading...
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    The Sun – By Dr Vernon Ching
    July is UV Awareness Month Despite the weather being cold one is tempted to stay outdoors for long stretches to enjoy the fresh South African air, and not worry about using sunblock. Here in South Africa, protection from the sun is necessary all year round, for several reasons. THE SUN AND PREMATURE AGING Frequent exposure to sunlight accelerates skin ageing. Continue Reading...
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    Breast Augmentation
    Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic operation performed in the USA. It is often referred to as a "breast aug" or "boob job" by patients and involves using either Breast Implants or fat to increase the size of their breasts. A patient may be a candidate for breast augmentation if: You are troubled by the feeling that your breasts Continue Reading...
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    Male Cosmetic procedures – The Four Hotlines
    The four hotlines men are targeting to give a bright, relaxed, sharp look are: Eyeline Jawline Waistline Hairline The last four to five years have seen a dramatic trend change with increased acceptance and validation of male aesthetics procedures. From 1997 to 2017 aesthetic procedures have increased by 273%. Men are living longer, are involved in more relationships in their Continue Reading...
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