Weight Loss Surgery: Is It For You?

Weight Loss Surgery: Is It For You?

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is used as a last resort to treat people who are dangerously obese. For people who meet certain criteria, weight loss surgery has proved to be effective in significantly and quickly reducing excess body fat....
Banish Moles And Cysts

Banish Moles And Cysts

Who has the most famous mole on the planet? It has to be supermodel Cindy Crawford, surely? Cindy Crawford is known for her mole, and she doesn’t want rid of it either. In an interview with a fashion magazine Cindy recalls one of the worst cover campaigns in her past....
Fair Access To Breast Reduction Needed

Fair Access To Breast Reduction Needed

“Patients have not been getting fair access to breast reduction surgery based on the year that they are referred, the region in which they live nor their conditions” so says a study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. Breast reduction surgery can...
Surgery Trend: Tight, Taut Arms

Surgery Trend: Tight, Taut Arms

We’ve all heard of the dreaded ‘Bingo Wings’ – where the skin and muscle has sagged on the back of the upper arm, so that a simple gesture of waving to a friend becomes a traumatic experience as the flap of skin swings in the air. It is this hatred of the Bingo Wing...
UK Gets Tough On Cosmetic Surgery

UK Gets Tough On Cosmetic Surgery

The UK Keogh report, released this week, is an attempt to clampdown on a largely unregulated industry. It has implications in the New Zealand Cosmetic Surgery sector too. The UK review followed the PIP implant scandal, where faulty breast implants were given to...
Breast Augmentation Still Popular

Breast Augmentation Still Popular

Despite concerns last year over the PIP branded breast implants, breast augmentation surgery – or a ‘boob job’ – is still one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery. New Zealand has been at the forefront of patient safety when it comes to breast surgery....
Male Breast Reduction Explained

Male Breast Reduction Explained

Enlarged male breasts are caused by a medical condition known as ‘gynaecomastia’, which can cause untold embarrassment and stress. Many men in New Zealand suffer from the condition with some estimates as high as 40%. And it’s not just older men with excess weight –...
Cosmetic Surgery Among Men Grows In Popularity

Cosmetic Surgery Among Men Grows In Popularity

With more and more high profile male celebrities confessing to having cosmetic procedures such as filler injections, Botox, liposuction and ‘moob’ jobs many other, less famous men, breathed a sigh of relief. Because it seems like more and more men are reaping the...