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# Plastic Surgery

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# pain
West Ham’s Tomas Soucek recovering from plastic surgery to face
The Czech Republic international was left with nasty cuts near his eye and on his nose and lip.
Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
The US writer, producer and director shares an extract from her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin in which she explores the pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks.
# alexis stone
This Insta MUA's fake plastic surgery transformation shows just how idealistic beauty standards remain
This needs to be seen to be believed.
# standard of care
Plastic surgery clinics to be regulated under new licensing plan
The new laws will give Hiqa more powers to investigate both public and private hospitals.
# social media marketing
'Uncertified' barbers, hair salons and dentists are using Instagram to sell plastic surgery
The vast majority of plastic surgery ads on Instagram come from people unqualified to perform the procedures.
# labiaplasty
Increase in number of women undergoing surgery on their genitals
In 2015, more than 95,000 women worldwide underwent labiaplasty.
# renee
Renee Zellweger has written a scathing essay about the rumours she's had plastic surgery
“The double standard used to diminish women’s contributions remains.”
# El Diablo
Mexican drug lord 'The Devil' arrested just before plastic surgery
‘El Diablo’ and his associates were arrested by Mexican troops without firing a shot.
# let it go
Irish plastic surgeon says Frozen's Elsa is not a good role model for little girls
John Curran said Elsa’s type of beauty is unattainable and that is unfair on young girls.
# nose job
There's a plastic surgery craze in Iran and people are wearing their nose bandages with pride
In Iran’s largest cities it is easy to spot women — but also men — with bandages on their noses, flaunting the fact they recently went under the knife.
# Body dysmorphia
This actor's searingly honest essay on his addiction to plastic surgery is going viral
Modern Family actor Reid Ewing believed that surgery would cure him of body dysmorphia.
# nose jobs
Former patient shoots dead plastic surgeon with hunting rifle
Prosecutors in Russia say the man was unhappy over the results of several nose job operations.
# meg ryan
Gossip websites tried to say Meg Ryan looked 'unrecognisable' and nobody is having it
Leave Meg alone!
# Face off
Here's why everyone's talking about Uma Thurman today
The actress is the latest female celebrity to be hit with plastic surgery rumours.
# Under the knife
Breast implants are the most searched-for plastic surgery in Ireland
But what else are we looking up?
# gangnam style
South Korean plastic surgeons 'partied in operating theatre'
The incidents are being investigated, authorities say.
Unregulated plastic surgery procedures offered to 15 year olds
The Oireachtas Health Committee has been told the industry is largely unregulated here.
# kan't kope
This man has spent over €120k to make himself look like Kim Kardashian
You read that right.
# amazing
Irish guy makes remarkable timelapse video of his face healing after plastic surgery
And it’s going viral.
# hirsutes you sir
New York hipsters have created a beard transplant boom
Yes, we did say beard transplant.
# Children
Controversial plastic surgery apps no longer on iTunes, Google Play
An online Twitter campaign was launched today asking for iTunes to reconsider how it markets the app.
# Controversial
Bullied 15-year-old given free nose job by charity which claims to 'empower children'
‘We can’t go after the bully, but we can try and empower the children.’
# Women
Concern over female teens getting genital cosmetic surgery
Two new papers also say that little research exists about the clinical effectiveness and risks of this surgery.
# wise decisions
6 people who've had plastic surgery to look like celebrities
Stop the world, we’re getting off for good this time.
# Price of fame
Reality show suggests plastic surgery for 14-year-old contestant
Young hopeful refuses to compromise to achieve her dream.
# Biting
Not just Suarez: Plastic surgeons handle as many as 200 bites every year
The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has taken the opportunity of the publicity surrounding biting this week to warn of the consequences of serious biting.
# coosmetic surgery
Thinking of cosmetic surgery? Here’s the Medical Council’s advice
The Medical Council said it has been concerned about private clinics operating unregulated – which is set to change when a draft bill passes.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Breast Implants
Medicines board critical of Irish plastic surgery clinic over breast implant scare
The IMB has revealed that the Harley Medical Group failed to communicate properly with their patients over the faulty PIP breast implants.
# implants
Thousands advised to remove breast implants over leaking concerns
Tens of thousands of women in Britain and France with low-grade silicon implants have been advised to have them removed over concerns they could leak.
# Thumbs up
In pictures: Man who had thumb surgically replaced with big toe
James Byrne, 29, accidentally severed his thumb while sawing wood. But doctors had a clever solution…
# Toys
Far from child's play: 9 weird, offensive and downright dangerous kids' toys
As a breast-feeding doll goes on sale in the US, looks at some of the most ill-advised children’s products ever.
# Plastic Surgery
Woman wins millions in damages after plastic surgeon 'played God' with her life
Penny Johnson said she had been left with a permanent buzzing around her eye after nerve damage sustained in a botched facelift carried out in 2003.