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The UK’s Oldest Barbie has Gone for 150th Cosmetic Surgery




Rachel Evans, the UK’s oldest Barbie has just gone for her 150th Cosmetic surgery for skin tightening. She did so to look young and the most plastic woman at her 50th birthday, which is about 1 year away. In a bid to become the “Human Barbie” she has already invested more than 32,000 pounds in the last 13 years on her cosmetic surgeries. Ultherapy is a common surgery which she has undergone several times for skin tightening.

Recently, she underwent a facelift surgery for 500 pounds in order to avoid her aging appearance. In this year only, she has had six surgeries for her face and there are seven more to come before her 50th birthday. Rachel said that she continuously go for surgeries in order to give her face an appearance like a popular Barbie doll. Further, she said that it is a lifestyle for her and she is making every possible effort to beat aging.

Explaining the reason for her surgeries, Rachel said that she wants to have the non-botched, most nipped and tucked cosmetic surgery faces in the world. Just a month ago, she had gone for the ‘non-surgical’ facelift to improve her appearance. She said that it involved the insertion of big needles with polydioxanine (PDO) threads into the face near the cheekbones. After pulling out the PDO threads from the face, the threads are pulled tight to cut. Rachel confessed that these surgeries give her face a doll-like look permanently.

Many skin treatments such as Ultherapy have become quite popular these days and people opt for these paths to look young. Due to the growing demand for ultherapy, many units pertaining to this have established. Ultherapy Singapore clinic is a unit which is getting popular on a large scale. In addition to the availability of expert specialists, Ultherapy Singapore price is quite reasonable which has helped it to attract people from various corners of the world.

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40 and Pregnant: How IVF has Helped Women have Children Later in Life




As the reports of a 62-year-old Spanish woman giving birth after IVF treatment, or Daljinder Kaur giving birth at the age of 72 emerged earlier this year, women all around the world have been given a new ray of hope at becoming mothers even at a later age in life.

There isn’t a doubt that assisted reproductive techniques has been able to help women across different age brackets who face infertility or any other social conditions restricting them from being mothers.

IVF has been a boon in helping couples provide infertility solutions, helping them reproduce. However, the success of a couple at pregnancy calls for the inputs of a healthcare scientist, an embryologist in particular, who plays an imperative role in the entire process.  

Providing diagnostic services and embryological procedures, a reproductive embryologist performs careful examination of quality embryos to help couples have the best chance at becoming parents.

Embryo quality is one of the most important factors based on which a women’s pregnancy is defined. Embryo quality correlates with the maternal age, causes of infertility, ovarian stimulation parameters or embryo cohort size, and the outcome of the IVF cycle invariably depends on the above factors.

“As every woman is different, so the quality, gene expression and development of the embryo vary. However, as you age, the embryo quality is bound to deteriorate which increases the chances of infertility of aneuploidy, stating the abnormality of the embryos,” stated Dr. Goral Gandhi, an embryologist who is also a community advocate and educator of IVF and ART in India.

So how can older mothers, who want to opt for IVF or maybe conceive on their own make sure that their embryos are as healthy as possible? The answer lies in embryo testing, as it helps mitigate the chances of an unhealthy pregnancy, ensuring that the fetus is devoid of chromosomal abnormalities before implantation, suggests Dr Goral Gandhi. Her work in research and evaluation of pre-implantation genetic screening technology, and fertility-treatment-assisted pregnancies makes Gandhi an established authority.

“Older women understand their time is limited. If they lose three months because of a miscarriage, that’s a lot of time. Most patients like the idea of having as much information in front of them as possible, so they don’t have to go through the very difficult waiting period between the embryo transfer and the pregnancy test if the embryo wouldn’t have resulted in pregnancy,” says Goldman, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

When it comes to women above 30, it is deemed appropriate to transfer multiple embryos, to boost the overall success of the procedure. The choice is, however, elective and can be best if decided upon the consideration of the embryologist. “Numbers for live birth rates show that older DNA can be rescued by modern IVF, and this offers great hope to women in their 40s who hope to be a mum,” Queensland Fertility Group medical director Dr David Molloy told The Sunday Mail.

Although ART has been used to treat infertility in both men, women of all age brackets, it calls for an extensive evaluation of treatment options by both the patient and the doctor before opting for any procedure.

Your age shouldn’t be a bar to measure your success and ability as a parent, and IVF has helped women exceed their fertility limits, and give birth to healthy babies regardless of their age.

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