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POLYTECH BREAST IMPLANTS

Wed 11 October 2017

I have just got back from the POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics factory in Germany near Frankfurt, having spent a day looking around their breast implant manufacturing facility. I was interested to go because they are one of the few companies that now manufacture polyurethane coated breast implants. Of course, with the concerns around Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, I was keen to understand from POLYTECH their view on the current scientific data out there and what their thoughts are in terms of the use of a polyurethane surfaced implant as opposed to a silicone textured implant. They manufacture smooth walled implants, silicone textured implants and polyurethane textured implants. They are well positioned within the market to have a view on the entire range of breast implants available for patients wishing to consider breast augmentation.

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ANTI AGING

Fri 6 October 2017

Society is obsessed with age. It’s the new hot topic as our demographic changes. Life expectancy is growing by 5 hours a day and a third of people born today can expect to live to 100. The average age in Britain is now over 40.

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ACID ATTACKS

Fri 15 September 2017

Plastic Surgeons in the UK are dealing with a new group of patients: victims of violent assault who have had a corrosive substance thrown at their faces. Most common in South Asia, with the highest number of attacks in Bangladesh, instances in the UK rose by 74% in 2016. And the acid we are talking about can also be an alkali: it refers to any corrosive substance used for attack. Attacks are prosecuted as actual or grievous bodily harm and as of 2017 it is unlawful to carry ‘acid’ with intent to cause harm. Many victims are afraid to come forward so the true number of attacks is thought to be grossly under reported.

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BREAST AUGMENTATION

Tue 12 September 2017

Cosmetic surgery: that’s just another lifestyle choice, like a new kitchen, a long haul holiday or the latest SUV, isn’t it? You may have glanced at the adverts in the back of gossip magazines and seen lists of clinics offering breast enhancement alongside aspirational furniture, home improvements and clothing. After all, once you’ve done up your house, why wouldn’t you want to consider a makeover as well? Equally, a breast augmentation may be something that you have thought of since your youth. Simple, no? Well actually no, a big fat NO!

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