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Cosmetic Surgery

More women undergo surgery in quest for 'designer vaginas'

Labiaplasty - an operation to reduce one or both of the labia minora, or inner lips of the vagina - is rapidly gaining popularity as women go under the knife for health-related or purely cosmetic reasons.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 9:19am 1 comment

Korean plastic surgeon shares his views on industry regulations

As the debate over how to regulate the beauty industry rages on in Hong Kong, a top plastic surgeon from South Korea was recently invited by Chinese University's faculty of medicine to share his experiences on industry regulations with local doctors.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:59pm 1 comment

Turkey's facial hair implant business booms as Arab men seek virile look

Turkey's booming health tourism sector is getting hairier.

Transplants have long been offered to those who are thin on top, but now facial hair implants are gaining in popularity, with men who want a more manly look flying in to make the most of the services on offer in the country.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:51am

How to make beauty last

One of the things I feel most fortunate about is the fact that I have never been the "pretty girl". I've been a lot of other things - "spunky", "funny", "gutsy", and "something else" (a term coined for people like me, not pretty but not entirely ugly, either, therefore literally something else).

31 Oct 2012 - 2:40am 1 comment

Women shouldn't buy into constructed idea of beauty

Recently, one of my students started her presentation on The Body Shop by saying: "I am a girl, so I have to use many cosmetics." This was quite telling - not merely about the images created and sold by companies, but also about how such images have become ingrained in our day-to-day lives.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:02am 1 comment

Better standards needed for Hong Kong beauty and cosmetic industries

Poets and philosophers have long pondered the nature of beauty. Now medical politicians aspire to enter the discussion with a proposal to explore more regulation of the "beauty" industry. The problem is that there is no clear understanding of what does and what does not constitute a "beauty" treatment.

13 Oct 2012 - 5:15am

Billions up for grabs - if we act

Hong Kong, logic would say, should have tapped handsomely into the burgeoning mainland market for cosmetic surgery. Linguistic and cultural affinity and transport links aside, we offer a high standard of medical care, advanced treatment, quality service and world-class facilities.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty comes from within

Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly common among celebrities and teenagers. I think cosmetic surgery is harmful.

The risks of undergoing cosmetic surgery range from disfigurement to death.

Cosmetic surgery is also a heavy financial burden. Some procedures, such as Botox injections, have to be repeated every six months. That runs up a huge tab.

25 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

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Learn to love your natural look

People often compare themselves to others, thinking: 'I am not as beautiful as her or as good-looking as him.'

When you walk down the street, there are advertisements everywhere for slimming centres and cosmetic surgery.

28 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

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