Kimon Tamparopoulos

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Behind the hype of the 'Brazilian butt lift' and its founder

<b>On Saturday Ivo Pitanguy, the world-renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon and pioneer of the "Brazilian butt lift" died at the age of 90 - just a day after carrying the Olympic flame through Rio.</b><p>His legacy has inspired plastic surgeons around the world. And techniques like the "butt lift" have become …

Belly fat: What's the best way to get rid of it?

<b>Muffin top, spare tyre, blubber, belly fat, beer belly - a multitude of names but they all mean the same thing. Abdominal fat. And in the summer many turn to quick fixes to get rid of it, writes Saleyha Ahsan.</b><p>The problem with belly - or abdominal - fat isn't just the way it looks on the beach. It …

Big increase in surgery to mend ‘flesh tunnel’ earlobes

After seven unsuccessful job interviews, 24-year-old Luke Clark began to think something other than his CV was playing havoc with his job prospects.<p>Potential employers didn’t seem to like the 4cm “flesh tunnel” holes he had in each ear as much as he did.<p>Clark had begun stretching his lobes at …

High Breast Density Is Causing A 'Hidden' Cancer Risk In More Than 700,000 UK Women

Over 700,000 women in the UK could be living with a hidden breast cancer risk according to research from Breast Cancer Campaign.<p>The charity said that …

Bionic arm restores sense of feeling

<b>Advances in bionic hands have restored a sense of touch to two patients for more than a year, report US scientists.</b><p>The men can now delicately pluck the stalks out of cherries.<p>Sensors on the artificial hand are used to send signals directly to the nerves, the study, published in Science …

Skirt size increase linked to breast cancer risk, says study

<b>Going up several skirt sizes in midlife could be a warning sign of increased cancer risk, research suggests.</b><p>Women who went up a skirt size every decade after their mid-20s had a 33% greater risk of breast cancer after the menopause, say researchers at University College London.<p>Watching your skirt …

Evolution: Why don’t we have hairier faces?

Men may have beards, but compared to many of our primate cousins our faces are pretty hairless – why is that? Jason G Goldman explores the enigma of our bare-faced cheeks.<p>Have you ever stopped to consider your face? Compared to most of the rest of the animal kingdom, the human face has at least one …

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