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Former Thai Pop Star to Sue Korean Plastic Surgery Hospital USD 600,000 for Breast Implants that Almost Killed Her

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(Coconuts Media) - A 2000s-era Thai pop star is back in the spotlight after this weekend speaking publicly about her “near death story” following a breast augmentation surgery in South Korea that went terribly wrong.

In viral Facebook posts made on Friday, Jeeranan “May” Kitprasarn, a singer formerly signed with record label RS, said she decided to go under the knife — for the first time in her life — in late December to get breast implants. The surgery, she says, ended up putting her in a coma where she had a “10 percent chance of survival.”

Jeeranan said that, in an attempt to improve her posture (*ahem*) and confidence, she paid a whopping THB800,000 (US$24,000) to have the surgery at Grand Plastic Surgery hospital in Seoul, which she said had many positive reviews.

But soon after the operation, Jeeranan said her breasts had caused irregular bleeding and burning sensations, something she claims her doctor and nurses said was perfectly normal.

“It felt like acid running through my chest…

The Rise of the Selfie - Its impact on Aesthetics is here to stay

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(AAFPRS) - The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the world’s largest association of facial plastic surgeons, annual survey shows that, like it or not, the selfie and its impact on aesthetics is here to stay and continues to have a huge effect on how we perceive and project ourselves – in front of the camera and off.


The annual survey explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery and compares year-over-year results.
SELFIE AWARENESS IS HERE TO STAY

For better or worse, “selfie-awareness” is more than a fad. In 2017, 55 percent of facial plastic surgeons saw patients who want to look better in selfies in their practices (up 13 percent from 2016). First identified by AAFPRS members more than three years ago in the annual survey, the trend continues to gain steam and transform the facial plastic surgery industry.

“For a few years, AAFPRS members have been at the forefront of this trend,” says AAFPRS President William H. Truswell, M.D. “More and more of our pat…

What is the Best Method for Eye Bag Removal in Malaysia?

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Eye bags are commonly caused by the thinning of the skin that will reveal the existing fats and muscles around the eyes. Factors such as lack of sleep, tobacco, alcohol and ageing contribute to the appearance of eye bags and dark circles under eyes.

A lot of the eye bag removal creams on the market in Malaysia are just offering false hope.




So, which eye bag treatments really do work and proven to work, and which are simply snake oil?

The reality is, there is no one size fits all answer and the treatment varies amongst doctors in Malaysia. The common reason is because your eye bag problem is different from others or every doctor tends to have different training background and experience. Therefore it is important to have a discussion with a doctor that you can trust so that he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate plan.

Eye bag removal treatments, can be categorised into non-surgical and surgical options.

Non-surgical options

Some of the non-surgical eye bag treatment choice…

Nikkie Tutorials spills the tea on lip fillers, working with Kim Kardashian and YouTube life lessons

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"Nobody wakes up with cheekbones and lips out of nowhere."

(Cosmopolitan) - If you've ever watched a video by Nikkie Tutorials - with over ten million subscribers I'm pretty sure you have - you'll know that not only is Nikkie INSANELY talented when it comes to applying makeup, but she's also refreshingly open and honest.

INSTAGRAM.COM/NIKKIETUTORIALS

At just 24 years old Nikkie has built an entire empire from her YouTube tutorials. She has launched her own line of makeup products with brands like Too Faced and Ofra Cosmetics and has such a dedicated following that celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Drew Barrymore have both made guest appearances on her channel.

We caught up with Nikkie to spill the tea on everything from working with Kim K, to what 'work' she's had done and the biggest challenge of having ten million people watching your every move.

On working with Kim Kardashian...

"She is so, so sweet, very professional but so warm. She taught …

Hair loss treatments: which ones really work?

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(Telegraph) - It’s the holy grail of hair loss – a pill or potion that will restore thinning hair and reverse baldness. Which explains why an industry worth $1.5billion worldwide has sprung up, offering anxious men (and women) hair loss treatments from herbal remedies to shampoos and supplements.


According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), male pattern baldness affects 30pc of men under 30, and around 80pc of men over 70.

"The hair loss industry has a huge and captive audience and is only too willing to take your money," says hair loss expert Spencer Stevenson, who has spent over £40,000 on hair transplants and hair loss treatments in the last twenty years.

"The majority of men lose their hair not through stress, or bad diet, or lack of sleep, but through the genetic trait of male pattern baldness which is hard to treat through shampoos or supplements alone. Women lose their hair for very different reasons, but the argument still stands that …

How to treat sagging skin

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(Buro247) - Dr Rachel Ho of La Clinic tells us all about the surgical and non-surgical options when it comes to treating saggy skin.

When it comes to signs of ageing, saggy skin has always been the bane of patients and doctors alike. Sagging of the face and neck finds its ways to us in many forms — droopy foreheads and droopy eyelids; sunken cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls, loss of jawline definition and turkey necks. Despite our best efforts to age-proof ourselves,gravity and aging find us all eventually. Even in our 20s, sagging in the face and neck gradually creeps up on us with early signs such as of our once sculptured and defined jawline getting lost. As we move into our 30s and beyond, as the face continues to descend with nasolabial folds, marionette lines and jowls becoming more prominent. Sagging in the neck is also another bugbear for patients — loose skin, crepe-y skin and turkey neck — also starts making its debut in our 30s.

Unlike the other signs of agei…

Taking back control: Urinary incontinence can be cured

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(TheNation) - Do you have constant restroom visits due to your struggles with incontinence? If so, then perhaps you should look at correcting the problem through vaginal tightening without surgery.
What is urinary incontinence?

In short, it’s leaking urine because of loss of bladder control and mainly affects women after childbirth and menopause.

But it can happen to anyone. Laughing, exercising, sneezing or coughing can lead to an embarrassing leak. Women with this condition have weak pelvic muscles and collagen break down as well.

The current treatment, which is both quick and easy, involves using non–ablative radiofrequency (RF) device to shrink and stimulate collagen production both in the vaginal wall and the external vaginal tissues to combat “laxity”. The device delivers RF temperature controlled waves to the target area and while there might be a feeling of warmth during the 30-minute treatment, most patients find the experience comfortable and painless.

The RF device can comfort…

Reality star becomes the first woman in the UK to have a £6K ROBOTIC hair transplant

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(Dailymail) - A reality star has become the first woman in the UK to get a robotic hair transplant - after being left with a receding hairline due to her love of horse riding. 


Samantha Dewhurst, 25, from Manchester, explained how she first noticed her forehead area getting larger about 18 months ago, due to her hairline moving backwards.
She attributes this hair loss to wearing a helmet while horse riding, explaining how scraping her locks back into a helmet leads to 'massive pressure on the hairline'.  The blogger, who won ITV2's Survival of the Fittest earlier this year, decided to have a robotic hair transplant, costing £6,000, to rectify the problem. The robotic procedure sees a specialist machine extracting grafts from the back of the head and implanting the hairs, to improve the accuracy of the treatment.  A month on from the treatment - which she received at the Skin and Follicle Clinic in Birmingham - Samantha said she is delighted with the results so far, which sh…

Two South Koreans and Hong Kong woman cleared by court over liposuction consultation in five-star hotel

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(SCMP) - Two South Koreans and a Hong Kong woman who recommended liposuction to an undercover police officer during a consultation at a five-star hotel two years ago walked free from court on Monday.

South Korean company manager Ryu Seung-yeon, 28; doctor Seo Jae-won, 37; and Cheung Lok-yan, 33, director of the Hong Kong intermediary “365MC”; were found not guilty of one joint count of practising medicine without a registration.

The two South Koreans were subsequently cleared of breaching their conditions of stay, while Cheung was also found not guilty of aiding and abetting them.

The Eastern Court case hinged on whether a consultation on improving body figure and weight loss amounted to practising Western medicine under Hong Kong law.

Senior public prosecutor Jasmine Ching Wai-ming had summoned two doctors to support her case that the trio practised medicine on policewoman Yam Ka-bo during a sting operation at the Conrad Hong Kong hotel on November 20, 2016.
Undercover Hong Kong cop told …