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Ashley Yeo

Principal Analyst, Informa Business Information, London

Searching for the gains in weight loss

Searching for the gains in weight loss

The US is the ‘heaviest’ nation globally, but also high up the list are European countries: Croatia, Greece, Russia, Germany and the UK, which is Western Europe’s fattest country. This might explain the popularity of weight-loss websites among UK clickers and the hold that weight-loss procedures — surgical or otherwise — have on the public in general. Ashley Yeo reports

Shining the light and getting the message on breast reconstruction

Shining the light and getting the message on breast reconstruction

Plastic surgery is not all about privately-funded elective procedures, as the example of breast reconstruction after a mastectomy shows. This particular procedure also suffers low awareness levels, but new — and new age — initiatives are helping bring it out into the open. Ashley Yeo reports

Learning from experience: Europe puts its house in order

Learning from experience: Europe puts its house in order

Crisis management it may be, but the EU is working hard in the wake of the PIP scandal to get its house in order as far as cosmetic surgery regulation and standard-setting are concerned. Opinion is divided as to the best course to take, but the consensus now is that the opportunity to establish a regulatory basis must not be missed. Ashley Yeo reports

The anti-ageing market: a matter of luxury?

The anti-ageing market: a matter of luxury?

A US consumer survey indicates that anti-ageing cosmetic procedures are the province of the wealthy. Ashley Yeo suggests that this is too narrow a view

US and UK cosmetic procedure volumes maintain buoyancy

US and UK cosmetic procedure volumes maintain buoyancy

Breast implants have been the focus of much attention recently, mainly for the wrong reasons. But confidence in the market remains high, as 2011 procedure volumes in the UK and US show. The UK’s BAAPS president‑elect, Rajiv Grover, and the US ASPS president, Malcolm Roth, give their views on general business trends to Ashley Yeo

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