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Patient complains to Health Minister over SMC ruling on her plastic surgery procedure

The Singapore Medical Council’s complaints committee has ruled there was no professional misconduct by a plastic surgeon whose patient complained he had botched her breast reconstruction 2½ years ago. Ms Chia Wei Hong, 56, is now challenging this decision by appealing

Thailand Doctors take short cuts in lucrative cosmetic surgery market

BANGKOK — In 2010, Dr Adunchai Thammasangsert fulfilled a dream when he attended a three-day cosmetic surgery course in South Korea. He had been saving up for the 150,000 baht course (about S$6,000) for the last four years, since he received

Singapore Cosmetic Doctor jailed for molesting and drugging patient

An aesthetic doctor, who was convicted last month of molesting a male doctor and administering stupefying drugs on the 33-year-old patient to commit the offence, was sentenced to 42 months’ jail on Thursday (July 28). Tan Kok Leong, 50, was convicted after

Man receives first Penis Transplant in US after penile cancer

Surgeons in Boston have performed the first penile transplant in the United States, a procedure that soon could help severely wounded troops, surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday. Thomas Manning, 64, whose penis was removed in 2012 due to penile cancer, is recovering

Scientists create “Second Skin” Cream to make wrinkles disappear and cure eczema

For those concerned about wrinkly old skin, it might be an ingenious solution: a stretchy “second skin” that can be smoothed on to make aged tissue look more youthful. The wearable film developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown promise

GP Dr Kevin Teh suspended for misconduct over vaser liposuction treatment

General practitioner Kevin Teh has been suspended for four months by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) for professional misconduct following aesthetic treatment that went wrong. This is his second run-in with the SMC over aesthetic treatment, with the first being almost causing

Is China becoming the next Plastic Surgery Capital of the world?

With the rising trend of plastic surgery procedures being doled out as graduation gifts, more and more Koreans are going under the knife to achieve that coveted aesthetic perfection, making Korea unequivocally the plastic surgery capital of the world.   But

Firefighter gets new face in groundbreaking face transplant surgery

A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world’s most extensive face transplant, New York University Langone Medical Center said on Monday. After a 26-hour surgery performed at the New York hospital

Rich Chinese women cheated of millions in Hong Kong “Luxury Plastic Surgery Cruise” scam

With an influx of Chinese women seeking plastic surgery outside of China, a Shenzhen-based medical group has taken to cheating to lure the rich and affluent Chinese women into a ‘plastic surgery tour’. Hong Kong-based tabloid Apple Daily reported that the

Plastic Surgeons share the top 3 procedures in Singapore for first half 2015

With Singaporeans getting more and more open to the idea of plastic surgery, the cosmetic department in Singapore has gained much traction over the last decade. In fact, cosmetic procedures are garnering so much attention in Singapore that topics on ‘lunchtime