Sunday, 15 August 2010

BRIC dominate cosmetic surgery and non surgical procedures

I am sure you have heard about BRIC. Whilst we were all worried about the recession in the west, BRIC [that is Brazil, Russia, India & China] economies were roaring ahead.
Now it seems they have overtaken most western economies except the USA when it comes to cosmetic surgery and non surgical treatments.

Recent figures released by The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) revealed a new hierarchy of countries with the most surgical and non surgical cosmetic procedures. 1st is USA , 2nd China, 3rd Brazil and  4th India.  Russia is at no 12 and UK is at 17.

The popularity of surgical procedures varied by country with Brazil, the United States, China, Mexico, India and Japan the dominant countries for the top five procedures.

The countries where non surgical procedures were performed were dominated by the United States, Brazil, Mexico and China and to a lesser extent by Japan, Hungary, South Korea, India and Germany.

The top five non surgical procedures are: toxins or neuromodulators injections (Botox, Dysport) (32.7%), hyaluronic acid injections (20.1%), laser hair removal (13.1%), autologous fat injections (5.9%) and IPL Laser treatment (4.4%).

Most popular surgical procedures were  liposuction representing 18.8% of all, followed by breast augmentation at 17%, and blepharoplasty (upper or lower eyelid lift) at 13.5%, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) at 9.4% and abdominoplasty ("Tummy Tuck") at 7.3%.

What stands out is that more Non surgical than Surgical procedures were performed. This data relates to plastic surgeons. Recent figures also show us that vast majority of Non surgical procedures are performed by non plastic surgeons. So we can reasonably conclude that Non surgical procedures are rising at a much faster rate than cosmetic surgical procedures.
See how this compares to our experience.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Don't hide those legs because of Spider Veins, Varicose veins or Thread Veins


Spider and thread veins are a common problem worldwide. These are not only of cosmetic concern but can be medically important as they can cause achy and tired legs specially in the evenings after a days work.

Abnormal leg veins are more common in women who often suffer in silence. But it does not have to be this way. Often the first step is to be aware that there are excellent non-surgical treatments available for treatment of this condition.

US FDA approved Asclera [Polidocanol]

Varicose veins can be an embarrassing condition that causes patients to avoid shorts and outdoor activities. Recently, the US FDA approved Asclera (polidocanol) injections for the treatment of varicose veins.

The FDA has approved Asclera to close spider veins (tiny leg veins less than 1 millimeter in diameter) and reticular veins (those that are 1 to 3 millimeters in diameter). Asclera acts by damaging the cell lining of blood vessels. This causes the blood vessel to close, and it is eventually replaced by fibrous tissue.

Dr Gheyi has been using this medicine for last 4.5 years with excellent results. Another medicine that he uses is fibrovein which is approved in the UK. This is a further testimonial that we use safe and effective treatments in our clinic.

So what other cutting edge treatments can we offer for treatment of Leg veins, thread veins and spider veins?

For those of us who prefer not to have injections of mdicines or for those patients where we think laser is likely to offer a better solution we can offer three different state-of-the-art laser treatments.

find out more about laser treatments here

read a patients experience of leg vein treatments here

read patient testimonials here