Jul 13, 2017
What is liposuction? Liposuction is a technique whereby fat is broken down and sucked out of the body. It has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United Kingdom. It can be performed on its own or it can be an adjunct to other procedures. What is it used for? Main function is to sculpt. It is used for removal of localised excessive deposits of fat. The most common areas are the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, neck and arms. It can be used for the treatment of gynaecomastia (fatty enlargement of male breasts) or it can be used as an adjunct to surgical excision of the excessive fat and breast tissue. It can also be used in reducing the size and shape of breasts during reduction mammoplasty or after reconstructive surgery. It is used to refine the waistline following a tummy tuck operation (abdominoplasty). Did you know! Liposuction is the ideal solution for people who have ‘fat spots’. These are, in many cases, determined genetically and do not respond to diet or exercise.
Aug 22, 2015
This is not generally true. Breast tissue is different than fatty tissue. So, there is no amount of exercise that will get rid of true gynaecomastia. There is a condition called pseudogynecomastia or false gynaecomastia or false man boobs and that happens when people are very overweight and they have an excessive amount of fat in the breast area. Loosing weight then will get rid of this excess fatty tissue. I also have to add that what has gone is the component of the breast volume or size that is made up of fat tissue. The real breast tissue still remains. So any excess will still be present and for some patients become more apparent.
Mar 01, 2015
Category: In the News
In the news this week, an 89 year old grandmother from Nottingham felt that her face no longer matched how she felt inside, so she went ahead with a £12,000 procedure that consisted of a facelift, dermabrasion and fat injections into her cheeks to plump them up. Would you consider surgery as a senior?
Feb 22, 2015
Category: In the News
Deciding to undertake cosmetic surgery of any form is a big decision and should not be entered into lightly. Failing to research your chosen cosmetic surgeon or surgery practice thoroughly prior to having work done can result in problems occurring during and after the procedure. Nobody wants to spend time and money having corrective work done, or even worse be in pain or suffering as a result of badly performed surgery. Thorough research is the key to getting it right!
Feb 13, 2015
The skin on our faces tells so much about us. How old we are, how much we worry and even about the kind of life we lead. You can apply lotions and potions, wear make up and even change your hairstyle, but your facial skin will always belie your years. Chemical peels are used to peel or remove dead skin cells to give a firmer, clearer and more youthful appearance.
Love is in the air once again as we eagerly await the outpouring of sentiment that comes on the 14th of the month. Valentines Day has traditionally always been a time for the men in our lives to shower us ladies with flowers, chocolates and if we are really lucky, romantic meals out or even a nice bit of bling. But what happens after the event? The card gets tucked away in a drawer, the chocs get scoffed and the jewellery gets displayed then slowly tarnished. In this weeks blog, we look at the rising trend for treatments and surgery as romantic gifts. Would you be happy if you received a voucher for Botox in with your blooms?
Jan 26, 2015
Tattoos have been in existence since around 12,000 BC! Although our reasons for tattoing have changed over the years, the art of the tattoo still remains pretty special. Although tattoos where originally used to represent culture and life, they are now used to express individuality, or even just to follow current fashion trends. But what if you change your mind? In this blog, we look at options for permanent tattoo removal.
Jan 16, 2015
Botox has been one of the most popular treatments in the beauty industry for some time now. There are many reasons why people love it so, and for the vast majority of patients it is a quick, painless and affordable way to keep the wrinkles at bay. Having Botox injections is a personal decision and although it is a safe and pretty standard procedure, you should always discuss any possible side effects with your doctor prior to treatment.
Dec 31, 2014
Category: Medical Treatment
Trigger Finger - what actually is that? Well despite it's name, it is nothing to do with actual guns, and a lot to do with pain in the tendons in the fingers. Trigger Finger is a more user friendly name used to encompass the medical condition referred to as stenosing tendovaginitis or tenosynovitis. In this blog we explore this common condition and look into ways of easing the pain and the symptoms.