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5 common breast augmentation myths explored

When you’re looking to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure, you’ll no doubt spend some time researching what to expect and trying to find answers to some of your initial questions. Although any questions you have can always be discussed with your surgeon, many people like to read around the subject first, to help them make […]

3 things to consider before undergoing a tummy tuck

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’ – and this can be applied to many things in life – including your cosmetic surgery journey. The preparation required by patients ahead of having cosmetic surgery is quite simple, but very important. Do your research, don’t rush into your decision and ensure […]

How best to prepare for male breast reduction

Men sometimes develop a condition called gynaecomastia which is essentially the development of male breasts. This results from an imbalance of hormones or sometimes can occur if a large amount of weight has been gained. The hormone imbalance or the weight gain can result in higher levels of oestrogen than should naturally occur which can […]

What are the risks of smoking before and after plastic surgery?

It is well known that smoking is bad for your health and can have many negative implications on the body, both in the short, medium and longer term. For people who are considering any form of cosmetic surgery, smoking is something that is likely to impact their surgical suitability evaluation because smoking affects how the […]

When can I exercise after a breast enhancement?

If you have invested financially and emotionally in a breast enhancement, then it is natural that you would want to do everything you can to ensure that the results remain as good as possible for as long as possible. Many patients ask us how soon they can get back into regular exercising following a breast […]

What can a tummy tuck do and not do?

There are many of us who are not satisfied with the look of their abdomen – sometimes this is a result of factors that we can have some control over, and sometimes this is just the way we were born. Pregnancy and significant weight gain/loss can all have an impact on how firm and smooth […]

New gym wear trend sparks rise in women demanding liposuction

Dubbed ‘athleisure’ clothing, a new gym wear trend has been cited as the reason for a sharp increase in demand for liposuction in female patients. Increasingly, women are wearing high fashion sports bras, leggings and training outside of the gym and, correspondingly, there is a perception of a certain physique required to pull off this […]

Patient expectations, body image and cosmetic surgery

Body image and emotional wellbeing have been the focus of much media coverage at the moment as Mental Health Awareness Week has just taken place in the UK. In a recent survey carried out by the Mental Health Foundation to support awareness, they focused on the undeniable impact that how we think and feel about […]

What is the right age for a facelift?

Choosing to have a facelift is a very personal decision and there isn’t really a right – or wrong – age to undergo facial rejuvenation surgery. Every patient has different requirements and expectations and Mr Alan Park will always offer unbiased, expert advice to each individual patient. However, here are some factors you may wish […]

What kind of scarring can I expect after a breast augmentation?

One of the most common questions that get asked in a breast augmentation consultation is, ‘what kind of scarring can I expect?’ A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure and, like any other surgical procedure, involves incisions and therefore scarring is an inevitable consequence. The good news is that for most patients, breast augmentation scarring […]