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What were the most sought after procedures of 2014?

By Plastic Surgeon Dr Dirk Kremer. As technology advances and the world grows increasingly interconnected, plastic surgery has become a more readily talked about topic across a variety of sources. The expansion of the industry has been incredible - and its increasing prevalence as a topic in the mainstream media  

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Ethnic plastic surgery: a foreign attraction

By Plastic Surgeon Dr Dirk Kremer. Our sense of identity is what defines us and makes us individual, and we express this unique concept of who we are through the image that we present to society every day. We accomplish this in a number of ways: the use of language,  

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Does plastic surgery's television portrayal ever match the reality?

By Plastic Surgeon Dr Dirk Kremer. The portrayal of plastic surgery in the media often paints the industry in a negative light, with extreme makeovers, botched surgeries and cowboy practices usually taking precedence over stories of successful procedures. I have previously discussed the issue of cosmetic surgery reality television shows  

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Travelling the world in the pursuit of perfection

By Plastic Surgeon Dr Dirk Kremer. Over the last few months, I've written about a variety of worrying trends in the plastic surgery industry, ranging from having cosmetic surgery to look like a celebrity, to undergoing an aesthetic procedure to achieve the perfect selfie. There have always been trends in  

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New trend of 'quick-fix' plastic surgery

By Plastic Surgeon Dr Dirk Kremer. Before I perform any cosmetic surgery on a patient, I like to get to know them and learn more about exactly why they are considering plastic surgery. For many patients, the reason for their decision will most likely be to improve the way they  

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The dangers of plastic surgery addiction

By Plastic Surgeon Dr Dirk Kremer. Recently, I've been concerned about the lengths that some patients will go to in order to make their plastic surgery dreams a reality. When you are a cosmetic surgeon, there are numerous moral and ethical issues you may face when sitting down for a  

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