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Slimming drugs with stroke risk not banned 23 Feb 10
Fat Transfers to Breasts More Successful Now 15 Feb 10
Died from intestine tears … Punctures to intestines 14 Feb 10
Plastic Surgery – Know About the Risks Involved in Fat Transfer 13 Feb 10
Is phentermine the same as sibutramine? 10 Feb 10
A gimmick-free weight-loss pill in the works 05 Feb 10
The FDA issues warning about the “Meridia Diet Pill” 25 Jan 10
3 scientifically proven methods to reduce Stretchmark 23 Jan 10
Fake forms of Glaxo diet drug can be dangerous: FDA 23 Jan 10
Call to ban diet drug 22 Jan 10


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They flirt with risk at Botox parties – Singapore

January 20, 2010

They flirt with risk at Botox parties – Singapore

SINGAPORE – It is relatively painless and gives quick results. But some people in Singapore are getting their Botox fast fix at private parties where the person giving the injections may not be a medically trained professional. Not that some of them seem to care. The Health Ministry says only registered medical professionals can prescribe […]

Doc got fats removed too

January 19, 2010

Doc got fats removed too

Source : http://www.dietcomment.com/2010/01/doc-got-fats-removed-too/ A day before news broke about Singapore’s first liposuction-related death, Dr Siew Tuck Wah was getting his fats sucked from his abdomen by his colleague, plastic surgeon Tan Ying Chien. It was all in a day’s work for both men. All physicians at The Sloane Clinic, where they both work, have to […]

Cost and types of liposuction – Singapore

January 19, 2010

Cost and types of liposuction – Singapore

Source : http://health.asiaone.com/Health/Men%2527s%2BMatters/Story/A1Story20100118-192628.html Liposuction is a procedure where a body is sculpted by removing excess fat. The areas targeted include the arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and calves. Cost starts at $2,000 when it is done by general practitioners and $4,000 when it is done by plastic surgeons. Patients also have to pay for pre-operative tests, […]

“More painful than giving birth” … Singaporean Experience from Recent Liposuction

January 19, 2010

“More painful than giving birth”   … Singaporean Experience from Recent Liposuction

Source : http://health.asiaone.com/Health/Women%2527s%2BMatters/Skin%2BDeep/Story/A1Story20100118-192620.html When news broke that a man had died following a liposuction operation, chills went down Ms J.P. Lee’s spine. The mother of two, in her mid-30s, had liposuction done on her abdomen recently at Reves Clinic, the same clinic that property honcho Franklin Heng went to. “I felt that I was dying […]

Singaporeans go abroad for cheaper beauty fixes

January 19, 2010

Singaporeans go abroad for cheaper beauty fixes

Source : http://health.asiaone.com/Health/News/Story/A1Story20100118-192626.html Singaporeans are the driving force behind Indonesian doctor Arthur Tjandra’s success: at his 18,000 sq ft Medan clinic Elixir de Vie, up to 90 per cent of those who come in for a nip and tuck are Singaporeans. The rest are made up of Americans, Taiwanese, Malaysians, Australians and Indonesians. And of […]

More complaints on GPs

January 13, 2010

More complaints on GPs

Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_476723.html By Salma Khalik THE number of complaints against general practitioners (GPs) for aesthetic treatments has gone up, with patients referring 12 GPs to the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) last year. The SMC received complaints against 11 GPs in 2008 and just six the year before, its spokesman told The Straits Times yesterday. […]

What slimming pills did Britney Spears, Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie, Teri Hatcher take?

January 12, 2010

What slimming pills did Britney Spears, Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie, Teri Hatcher take?

The answer is HOODIA !!! Hoodia is essentially a natural way to suppress the appetite and tablets are made from the Hoodia cactus plant which grows in the African desert. Native tribes have been eating the plant for years to stop hunger pangs whilst on long hunting trips. The herb sends a message to your […]

Man who died after liposuction could be Singapore’s first case

January 10, 2010

Man who died after liposuction could be Singapore’s first case

SINGAPORE: The recent death of a 44-year-old man who had undergone liposuction at a general practitioner’s clinic could be Singapore’s first such case. Franklin Heng, CEO of YTL Pacific Star, died recently after a liposuction treatment. Singapore’s Ministry of Health is unable to provide the latest figures, but media reports have said there were no […]

CEO’s death: Clinic barred from liposuction

January 8, 2010

CEO’s death: Clinic barred from liposuction

Source : http://www.asiaone.com/Health/News/Story/A1Story20100108-190446.html By Francis Chan THE Ministry of Health (MOH) has ordered the Orchard Road clinic that performed cosmetic surgery on Mr Franklin Heng, just before he died last week, to cease the type of treatment involved. Mr Heng, 44, the chief executive of a $1 billion company, was rushed by ambulance to Tan […]

Liposuction Guideline in Singapore by Ministry of Health before going ahead with it …

January 8, 2010

Liposuction Guideline in Singapore by Ministry of Health before going ahead with it …

There are 2 seperate sets of guidelines that is issued by MOH for Liposuction procedures in Singapore. One set is for clinic and the other set is for hospital Read Liposuction Guide for CLINIC https://www.moh-ela.gov.sg/ela/docroot/html/Circular_Clinics_providing_AmbulatorySurgery.pdf Few things to take note : Not more than 1 litre of fat is allowed in one procedure You are […]