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Increase in Brits opting for Cosmetic Surgery ahead of their holidays

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/more-brits-having-cosmetic-surgery-8479993

The schools are out and the holiday season has finally begun for many with thousands of Brits flying out to catch some summer sun over the next couple of months.

There is no better feeling than downing tools and switching the out of office on but whilst the idea of relaxing by a pool and sipping a cold beer or cocktail can’t come soon enough, for some people it is also a reminder to get beach ready and so the countdown begins to get in shape. Every persons’ idea of getting in shape is different, whether it’s losing a couple of stone, just a few pounds or toning up, the end goal is to feel confident in a bathing suit or shorts.

This article rings very true for me, I too have seen an increase in patients enquiring about body procedures specifically preparing for summer holidays, from Breast Surgery http://www.alanjpark.com/breast-surgery/ (Breast Enlargement, Breast Reduction, Mastopexy) to Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) http://www.alanjpark.com/body-contouring/tummy-tuck/and Liposuction , patients just want to feel body confident on the beach or by the pool.

I often hear the same complaint from many patients enquiring about body procedures, “it doesn’t matter what diet I choose or how much exercise I do, I just can’t shift it’ and so for many people no matter how many sit ups, squats or miles they run there are always going to be those stubborn areas that are tricky to get rid of. Those stubborn areas could be the result of weight loss, pregnancy, child birth, breast feeding or even just the natural make up of the body. My role as a surgeon is to listen to the concern, discuss the expectation and find the right option for each and every individual patient.

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

So often we read articles about the latest celebrity to have Cosmetic Surgery, but is this really news?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/antonia-mariconda/cosmetic-surgery-shaming_b_9877192.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-plastic-surgery

So often we read articles about the latest celebrity to have Cosmetic Surgery, but is this really news?

Patients undergo Cosmetic Surgery for many reasons, we mostly assume its for vanity and sometimes it is about enhancing a feature, but there are other reasons a patient chooses to have a procedure

Changing a feature they have never liked: This is often the case with Breast Enlargement, Breast Reduction and Rhinoplasty. If a patient has grown into the adult world flat chested or even with larger breasts or a hump in their nose, it can often cause self image issues, in some cases the patient may have been the victim of taunts or bullying. The option to change this feature can help regain that confidence.

Changes in the body as the result of weight loss or pregnancy: Often patients who have had a baby, breastfed or have stretched skin as a result of the pregnancy will want to have a procedure to regain their pre baby body shape. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can leave a lady with a lack of volume in the breasts, with sagging and in the case of Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) the patient no matter how much exercise they do can have a loose area of sagging skin sometimes referred to as a pouch.

Medical Reasons: A patient with larger breasts can often suffer with back pain caused by the weight of the breasts, a lady will change their posture to compensate for this weight which in extreme cases can cause spinal problems. This example also applies to blepharoplasty procedures, in some cases the sagging eyelid can prohibit clear vision which can make driving a car for example dangerous.

It is important to remember that every patient has their own reasons to have surgery, to not cast judgement but to remember that if something makes a person happier or gives them confidence then taking the step to have surgery is very brave.

If you are considering a cosmetic surgery procedure and would like a confidential no obligation consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton, please call 07468 418 419 or for more information please 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

 

Why patients choose Cosmetic Surgery?

http://www.doctortipster.com/35091-cosmetic-surgery-a-world-of-benefit.html

 

This article is somewhat different from other items I have written, I tend to write about specific procedures, the benefits of the procedure and how they are performed. However today I came across an interesting article about the reasons why patients choose to have surgery.

 

Cosmetic Surgery is often connected to vanity however there are many reasons why patients choose surgery and the results can often be life changing. We live in a nation where looking good is important, we pay to visit the gym and stay healthy but there are sometimes alternative reasons why surgery is an option and there are many examples of this.

 

  • Blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove sagging skin from the eyelid area, Sir Alan Sugar is an example of someone who chose this procedure for more medical reasons. Back in 2007, the 59-year-old electronics tycoon had the operation because of vision problems, A qualified pilot, he explained that droopy skin overhanging his eyelids was threatening to block his sight and stop him pursuing his hobby of flying Learjets. Affected vision is a common symptom that patients describe when attending consultation, corrective surgery is usually minor and can often be carried out under local anaesthetic as a daycase patient.
  • Breast Enlargement is the most popular procedure sought by patients either for reconstructive (following mastectomy) or cosmetic reasons. Enhancement surgery is common amongst women who have naturally small breasts or who have lost volume and size due to weight loss or breastfeeding. Breast size can affect body image and confidence and in some cases deter individuals from going about day to day life for example swimming and wearing closer fitting clothes. Breast Enlargement is performed by placing an implant either on top of the muscle or behind depending on the look the patient wishes to achieve and can give the patient their confidence back.

 

  • Breast Reduction is one of the most life changing procedures I carry out, patients with larger and sometimes pendulous breasts can often suffer with back pain which can lead to posture issues, inability to find comfortable underwear and can cause some ladies embarrassment. Breast Reduction surgery is major surgery as in some cases it can involve taking away large amounts of fat, glandular tissue and skin. Following surgery women report to feel increased confidence and most importantly a new feeling of comfort that was unknown before surgery.

 

  • Male Breast Reduction / Gynaecomastia sometimes referred to as ‘man boobs’ can be an embarrassing condition for men to live with. It is provoked by an imbalance of the hormones Oestrogen and Testosterone and can vary from small, firm enlargement of breast tissue just behind the nipple to a larger, more female-looking breast. Males suffering with Gynaecomastia can sometimes be deterred from going to the gym or being seen shirtless as the condition often affects body confidence. Depending on severity Gynaecomastia can be treated in two ways, either with liposuction alone or if required with a combination of excision and liposuction to result in a smooth chest contour.

 

  • Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty is a very common procedure particularly for women who have had children and men or women who have lost weight. Pregnancy and weight loss can leave excess skin and fat around the abdomen which cannot be shifted by exercise or diet alone, it can make certain clothes uncomfortable to wear and affect body image. An Abdominoplasty is major surgery and involves the removal of fat and skin from the area, giving the abdomen a smoother effect and should only be considered once weight loss has stabilised and a females family is complete.

 

This article outlines only a small number of the conditions that affect patients that make the decision to have surgery, however there are many more. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure please visit one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton. To make an appointment you can call 07468 418 419 or visit my website for more information www.alanjpark.com

Breast Implant demand increases by 183% in 2015

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/632947/Breast-implants-UK-more-popular-ever

 

Some very interesting statistics reported in this Cosmetic Surgery story, not surprisingly Breast Augmentation (Boob Job) is the fastest growing cosmetic procedure sought by prospective patients in 2015, a huge increase of 180%. This procedure is closely followed by abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) which saw a huge peak in interest of nearly 351%. Over recent years I have seen an increase in the number of patients attending my clinics for consultations for the Mummy Makeover, a combined procedure of breast implants and tummy tuck carried out at the same time. The beauty of combining these procedures is only one having to undergo one anaesthetic and one recovery period.

Although the outcome of this procedure gives a fabulous transformation, like with any surgery it is not to be taken lightly, this is major surgery and will usually require a 2 night stay in our private hospital.

 

What is a Mummy Makeover?

 

The term ‘mummy makeover’ comes from the patient that the procedure attracts, those mothers who after having children have been left with a loss of volume in their breasts and lose skin on their stomach area sometimes described by mums as a ‘kangaroo pouch’.

 

Childbirth can often leave new mums lacking confidence about their body, sometimes no matter how committed you are to your diet and exercise plans, there are those stubborn areas that just don’t look the way they did before you had your children.

How do i get in contact to book a consultation?

If you can relate to these concerns and have considered surgery to correct, I have clinics in Warwick, Coventry and Nuneaton. If you would like to book a consultation with me, you can do so either by contacting 07468 418 419 or by visiting my website www.alanjpark.com.