Supported by Asia Pacific | Singapore Journal By AMY QINMARCH 27, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story SINGAPORE — Eugene Ng jabbed a pudgy finger against the side of the glass tank, like a predator singling out his unlucky target.“That fish’s eye is looking a little droopy,” said Mr. Ng, pointing to a fish with large metallic gold scales swimming happily among its companions.Minutes later, the fish was knocked out and getting an eyelift, a procedure that has become standard practice in Mr. Ng’s job as one of the premier cosmetic surgeons for Asian arowana fish here in Singapore. Using a pair of forceps, Mr. Ng — known to his clients as Dr. Ark, after the pet fish store that he also runs — worked quickly, loosening the tissue behind the fish’s eye and pushing the eyeball up into the socket.“I know some people think it’s cruel to the … [Read more...] about Cosmetic Surgery for a Pet Fish? In Asia, This One Is King of the Tank
(CBS/AP) Did Bristol Palin have cosmetic surgery? The 20-year-old daughter of failed presidential candidate Sarah Palin says no way. She insists that her new face - thinner, with high cheekbones and a more angular jaw - is the result of surgery, but not of the cosmetic sort.She says she underwent corrective jaw surgery in December, one month after finishing third on "Dancing with the Stars.""Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons," she told US magazine. "I wouldn't get plastic surgery unless I got in an accident or something terrible and got disfigured." Palin said she had the operation so her jaw and teeth could align properly. While growing up, she wore braces and a device to help correct an overbite. But she said her dentist warned her that she'd have to have surgery one day. Doctors call corrective jaw surgery orthognathic surgery and say it can help with several different problems, including difficulty chewing or biting food and … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Bristol Palin’s new look: Was it cosmetic surgery?
HIGH WYCOMBE, England - Liam Palmer says his dream is to serve in the British Army. But the military won't accept the 21-year old with gaping holes in his earlobes from ear piercings, followed by stretching the skin with plugs. "I don't regret it. [Wearing ear plugs] was just a part of who I was," Palmer says about his younger counter-culture days of gelled hair, skinny jeans and ear plugs - also known as ear gauges or "tribal" ear piercings. Doctors says once ears like Palmer's are stretched past half-an-inch in diameter, they won't shrink back or close up. Cutting away the excess skin is the only way to fix them. So Palmer had cosmetic surgery to reshape his earlobes. Plastic surgeon Adrian Richards says the procedure involves removing the excess stretched ear tissue and using internal and external stitches in the earlobe to recreate a more normal shape. Surgeons numb the ear for the approximately 40-minute operation, but the patient stays awake. Cosmetic techniques can vary, but … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Cosmetic surgery to fix ear “tribal piercings” on the rise
Tummy tucks cause more major complications than other types of cosmetic surgery, researchers report. The risk is even higher among patients who have a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in combination with other types of cosmetic surgery, according to the new findings. "Although the overall incidence of major complications is low, such complications can leave a potentially devastating cosmetic outcome and pose a significant financial burden on the patient and surgeon," the study authors wrote. For the study, researchers analyzed data from 2008 to 2013 from an insurance program that covers cosmetic surgery complications. Major complications occurred in 4 percent of tummy tucks, compared with 1.4 percent of other types of cosmetic surgery, the study found. Most common major complications were hematomas (collection of blood outside blood vessels), infections, blood clots and lung-related problems. The risk of major complications was 50 percent higher when patients had other cosmetic procedures, … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo The cosmetic surgery with the most complications
Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 10:36 AM EDT MIAMI -- Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman who suffered a medical emergency and died during a cosmetic procedure at a clinic in south Florida. CBS Miami reports 30-year-old Lattia Baumeister, who was visiting from Chicago, received the procedure at Seduction by Jardon's Medical Center in Doral on Thursday. According to police records, Baumeister stopped breathing on the surgical table. The procedure was being performed by Dr. Osakatukei "Osak" Omulepu.Paramedics transported Baumeister to a local hospital where she later died. Police have not clarified what procedure she was receiving at the time of her death. Further details about the case have not been released. CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG reports a violation notice has been posted on the clinic's door, stating it's closed due to emergency conditions involving a serious danger to public health or safety after a code compliance investigation … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Woman dies while having cosmetic surgery in Florida