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What is the ideal weight for Plastic Surgery?

What is the ideal weight for Plastic Surgery?

When attending your consultation, along with discussing your expectations and the result you wish to achieve you will also be asked a series of questions that relate to your medical health. It is important to answer these questions openly and honestly as these provide vital information for your surgeon and anaesthetist. Your responses to these questions will highlight any issues that will help assess your suitability for surgery and any issues that should be monitored whilst under anaesthetic and post surgically.

In order to assess your suitability for surgery your BMI will be calculated, to work out your BMI (Body Mass Index) you should divide your weight in Kilograms by your height in Metres then divide the answer by your height again. The NHS provide an online tool to help calculate this should you wish:

http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Healthyweightcalculator.aspx?Tag=

If your BMI is: below 18.5 – you’re in the underweight range, between 18.5 and 24.9 – you’re in the healthy weight range, between 25 and 29.9 – you’re in the overweight range and between 30 and 39.9 – you’re in the obese range.

Why is weight such an important factor when considering surgery?

Weight is a major factor when determining a patients’ suitability for surgery, not just for those who maybe overweight but for those underweight patients too. It is not uncommon for a surgeon to request a patient either loses or gains weight prior to surgery being undertaken. It is important to understand that this is for your own benefit, to ensure your body is in the optimum condition prior to surgery, so that your procedure is carried out with as little risk of complication as possible and to promote a speedy recovery post operatively.

Not only is it important that you are within the boundaries of a healthy weight for medical reasons but also from an aesthetic perspective too. Maintaining a stable weight and healthy diet post operatively will mean the result your surgeon has achieved is long term as any weight gain or loss following surgery will undoubtedly affect this result.

If you are considering surgery and would like to arrange a confidential no obligation consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton please call 07468 418 419 or for more information visit my website www.alanjpark.com

Interesting news for the world of Body Contouring

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/body-contouring-market-to-grow-at-861-cagr-driven-by-cosmetic-surgeries-to-2020-580095661.html

In 2014, more than 20 million aesthetic procedures were performed worldwide,

A recent research carried out highlights the predicted growth set to set hit the world of body contouring, this growth is estimated to rise by 8.61% CAGR between 2016-2020

What could be the reasons for this predicted growth?

  • An increase of qualified surgeons and practitioners carrying out these procedures
  • New procedures available
  • An increase in males having surgery

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to the procedures used to remove excess fat, skin, or both. Body contouring is mostly commonly carried out on areas such as the chest, thighs, and arms and occasionally to the face. There are many procedures available, the most common being Liposuction however Breast Uplifts (Mastopexy) and Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty) are also common Body Contouring procedures.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or suction assisted lipectomy, is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits. A narrow metal tube is inserted through a small incision in the nearby skin. It is attached to a strong vacuum pump which is drawn back and forth within the area of excess fat. The process removes tunnels of fat leaving the small blood vessels and nerves intact.

What is a Mastopexy?

Mastopexy commonly referred to as a Breast Uplift is a surgical procedure to address the sagging or drooping of the breast which usually becomes a concern following childbirth, breast feeding or weight gain. Pleats of surplus skin are removed from underneath the breast, the breast itself is remodelled into a tighter cone and the nipples are repositioned at a higher level so that they lie at the points of the tightened breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). If the breasts are too small as well as droopy, their size can be increased during the operation by placing breast implants underneath the tightened breasts.

What is an Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty (often referred to as Tummy Tuck) is a procedure carried out to remove excess skin and fat and to improve abdominal contours. The muscles are tightened during the procedure however there are different techniques available depending on the severity of the patients concerns.

If you are considering a Body Contouring procedure or any other cosmetic treatment and would like more information, please visit http://www.alanjpark.com or to arrange a consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton, please call 07468 418 419

 

Facelift – What are the options?

Facelift – What are the options?

A Facelift (http://www.alanjpark.com/facelift/) technically known as Rhyidectomy (from the Ancient Greek words that mean Wrinkle and Excision) is a Cosmetic procedure carried out to give the face a more youthful appearance.

There are several types of Facelifts available, some using non surgical techniques and others using surgical procedures.

According to the most recent 2015 statistics released by The British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) Facelift/Necklift surgery accounted for 7,419 of all procedures, an increase of 16% compared to 2014.

Surgical procedures usually involve the removal of excess skin with the tightening of underlying tissue depending on the type of surgery recommended, for a more effective result this is can be combined with Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) surgery.

What are the differences between these procedures?

Facelift

A patient recommended for a Full Face Lift would present with substantial skin laxity and droopiness in the neck. A full or “traditional” facelift addresses the sagging upper and lower neck skin and (platysmal) vertical neck bands, jowls, lower and mid nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It involves incisions from the temple scalp, along the front of the ear (inside the mid part for women), behind the ear into the crease then along or into the scalp hair behind the ear towards the back of the neck with undermining of the skin and tightening of underlying support tissues.

Mini Facelift

The Mini Facelift is recommended for a patient who describes minimal signs of ageing in the forehead and neck area but is concerned about skin laxity in the cheeks and loose skin in the mid face and jaw region. A patient suitable for a mini-facelift would have relatively good skin elasticity and relatively mild changes in the lower third of the face and neck. The surgery involves incisions from the temple scalp, along the front of the ear (inside the mid part for women) but ending at the level of the earlobe (in front or in back) – as much as 40% less scarring respectively, the recovery time is shorter compared to a full face lift.

If you are considering Facelift Surgery and would like more information, please visit http://www.alanjpark.com/or to arrange a consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton, please call 07468 418 419

The part that Social Media has played in the increase in the Cosmetic Surgery industry.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/860064

The part that Social Media has played in the increase in the Cosmetic Surgery industry.

The rise in Social Media over recent years has certainly played a huge factor in the rise in the cosmetic surgery industry. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram not only allow us access to celebrities, some of whom have undergone procedures themselves but non celebrities whose network like and share users images too. The ‘selfie’ unfortunately encourages people to be more critical of their own self image, a selfie taken at a certain angle or in bad lighting can make a user judge themselves inaccurately sometimes to the point where they seek further advice to change that feature. Prospective patients will often bring along an image of a nose they have seen on the internet or a breast shape that they’d like to achieve. I believe we should be thankful to the launch of the internet for that engine for finding useful information, allowing us to network and the opportunity to market our businesses, social media plays a huge part of this and like with any model comes with its own pros and cons that should be viewed in a balanced way.

If you are reading this article on a social media platform and would like to arrange a consultation, I hold clinics in Warwick, Coventry and Nuneaton. To make an appointment call 07468 418 419 or visit my website alanjpark.com for more information.

A Point of View: Does cosmetic surgery really make people feel better about their bodies?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35380469

 

A very interesting read here and some may think that as a #Cosmetic #Surgeon I would be in favour of cosmetic surgery or treatments for every patient irrespective of their reasons for making the decision to have surgery, they would be wrong.

 

As an independent plastic surgeon,  I see many patients in my clinics and with varying stories behind their decision to have treatment. The most common reasons being to boost self confidence and self-esteem, however on occasion I see patients that I do not feel are right for surgery at that time. It could be that the result they are looking for maybe unachievable, that they have had surgeries before and not been satisfied which can sometimes point towards psychological issues, or even made the decision due to peer pressure, these patients in my opinion are  not suitable candidates and I will always advise them to go away and think very carefully about their reasons or to seek further support before they proceed.

 

#Cosmetic or #Plastic #surgery is a life changing decision and requires a great deal of thought not only about the procedure itself or the surgeon you choose but also about the reasons behind your decision. A good surgeon will decline treatment to unsuitable patients, quite often these patients go home and consider the reasons, sometimes they will change their minds entirely and sometimes even years later they will come back often with a completely different mindset. As a surgeon it is a great feeling to have provided this support and probably why many of my patients refer their friends and relatives into my care.

 

Are you considering cosmetic surgery, what is the next step?

 

I hold clinics in Warwick, Coventry and Nuneaton. To make an appointment please call or 07468 418 419 or for more information please see my website www.alanjpark.com

 

 

Cosmetic surgery taboo

We still see people in our cosmetic surgery clinics in Nuneaton, Coventry and Warwick that wish for no-one to know about their treatments. Maybe they feel people will frown upon them, maybe they feel they will be talked about. Whatever the reason, we always respect people’s decisions to keep their treatment private and we act accordingly to ensure that.

There is little doubt, however, that cosmetic surgery is seen as much more “acceptable” in more recent times compared with even ten years ago. Celebrities often deny having surgery, only for it to come out later. Some quite rightly say it’s no-ones business but their own.

Our role when considering cosmetic surgery

Our job is to ensure we are completely happy with a patients reason, psyche and physical well-being before we agree to operate on them. Once we are, there is no reason why surgery can not be performed. The majority of our patients fit into the category of being fit for surgery but we always apply the same rigorous criteria.

We do not feel that plastic surgery should be a taboo subject but we do feel it is a very personal decision that should be taken with a full grasp of the facts and information. Procedures such as breast augmentation, abdominoplasty and facelift are major surgery. They can and do frequently involve an overnight stay, a general anaesthetic and a lengthy recovery period.

If you are considering surgery therefore, come and talk to us. We put your welfare first. We are not an organisation that spends a huge amount of advertising, we rely heavily on recommendation by word of mouth or the reputation of Mr Park. Call us on 01926 436332 or 01926 436310 for an appointment at one of our clinics in or around Warwick, Coventry and Nuneaton. The choice of surgeon, we firmly believe is the most important decision you will make when considering cosmetic surgery.

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