Centre Journal

Appendix scar reduction

When you have your appendix removed, it is generally done as an emergency surgery. This can often leave you with a large, unsightly scar. In some instances, the scar can have indentations or can have overhanging skin. The scar can even cause physical pain or be itchy. An unsightly scar can often make you have low confidence and dislike that area of your body. Fortunately, appendix scar redu...
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Clitoral hood reduction

What is a clitoral hood reduction? A clitoral hood reduction - also referred to as clitoral hoodectomy - is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the clitoral hood (prepuce). This results in the clitoral glans being more exposed. This procedure is often done in conjunction with a labiaplasty.  How is a clitoral hood reduction performed? The clitoral hood reduction procedure aims to impr...
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What is liposuction of saddlebags?

What are saddlebags? Saddlebags is another term for the outer thighs. Large pockets of fat are often located in this area, and as such can make the outer thighs appear larger and more prominent. This can make the top of the thighs appear larger than the hips. The saddlebags also an area of the body which is difficult to target with a healthy diet and exercise regime. This area can become wo...
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Busting the myths about cosmetic surgery

When you are researching cosmetic surgery, it can often be difficult to decipher what is fact and myth. One website will tell you one thing; the next will tell you the opposite. We've decided to look at the biggest myths surrounding cosmetic surgery. 1. Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are the same MYTH. Most people who do not work in the medical industry will have a general understand...
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What is a labia reduction?

A labia reduction - otherwise referred to as a labiaplasty - is a surgical procedure which reduces the size of the labia minora. What is the labia minora?   Before considering this surgery, it is important to know exactly what area this is targeting. The vulva is all of the female exterior genitalia. This includes two sets of labia - the labia majora, which is on the outside and is ...
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What you need to know about male chest reduction

Male chest reduction otherwise referred to as male breast reduction is the treatment for a condition known as gynaecomastia. This is when the breast tissue in men or boys is swollen and appears large. Gynaecomastia is perhaps more common than you think - around forty to sixty per cent of men experience enlarge tissue. However, this condition can often cause a lot of self-esteem and confidence i...
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What is rhinotip correction?

Noses are one of the most prominent features of our face, so it's no wonder that they are so heavily scrutinized. So many of us want to alter the size and shape of our noses to make them more aesthetically pleasing. However, the idea of undergoing a rhinoplasty can often be a daunting thought. It can sometimes involve altering the bones, and the recovery can involve lots of bruising and swellin...
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Finance Options

CHRYSALIS FINANCE Finance Options Available For You Low-cost payment plans over 24, 36 and 48 months Are you considering cosmetic surgery, but not sure about the best way to pay for it? If so, you might be interested in the payment plans we offer to fund your treatment. How much can I borrow? You can borrow between £350 and £25,000, subject to status. You must be over 21 to apply...
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Non-Invasive vs Minimally-Invasive Treatments

Are you wanting to improve your skin, but not quite ready to go under the knife? Fortunately, there is a large range of procedures which can rejuvenate your skin without any incisions needed. These are often referred to as non-surgical cosmetic procedures. There are two different types of non-surgical procedures you can have: non-invasive or minimally-invasive treatments. Non-invasive treatmen...
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Top 5 tips for exercising

If you're trying to lose weight before undergoing a cosmetic procedure, it can often be hard to find the motivation. Sometimes you just don't know whether or not you are doing the right thing. Other times, it feels as if you are following the right steps, only to see no results. This can be frustrating and be offputting. Instead of giving up, we've given you some tips you can follow to help mak...
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Top 5 weight loss tips

Have you been looking at having cosmetic surgery? To be an appropriate candidate for any surgical procedure, you will need to have a body mass index (BMI) which is below 30. Anything above 30 is considered to be obese. This BMI level can cause complications during surgery - you may stop breathing due to the amount of anaesthetic administered. Furthermore, many surgeries require you to lose wei...
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What Is An Umbilicoplasty?

Cosmetic surgery can work wonders on almost any area of the body - and the belly button is no exception. That's where an umbilicoplasty comes in. What is an umbilicoplasty? An umbilicoplasty is a surgical procedure which alters the appearance of the belly button. Often people prefer the appearance of an "innie" belly button, as opposed to an "outie." An outie belly button can either be appare...
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What is forehead osteoma removal?

At Centre for Surgery, one of our most asked about procedures is forehead osteoma removal. But what exactly is it, and what does surgery involve? What is forehead osteoma removal? An osteoma is a benign growing lesion which is located on the forehead but can also be found on the neck. The lump consists of bone which forms beneath the skin and can appear as a singular lump or multiple lumps. T...
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Can I have bra roll liposuction?

Are you concerned about the rolls of back fat that appear around and under your bra line? Do you want your bra to sit right and feel more comfortable? Do you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable wearing tight-fitting or revealing clothing? You may wish to consider undergoing bra roll liposuction. What is bra roll liposuction? Bra roll liposuction involves the use of liposuction to remove exce...
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Top 5 Benefits of the Keller Funnel

If you have been looking into breast augmentation, you may have heard of the term 'Keller Funnel'. But what exactly is it? The Keller funnel is a device used by surgeons during breast augmentation. It is a plastic sleeve that is shaped like a cone which is used to insert the breast implants. This replaces the surgeon having to insert an implant with their hands. There are numerous advanta...
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What is a lip lift and is it worth it?

Are you wanting to improve the appearance of your lips? Do you want that perfect pout? The lips are considered to be the most appealing when the teeth are visible when the mouth is slightly open. If you don't naturally have this, you don't have to miss out. You can achieve this look by having a lip lift. What is a lip lift? A lip lift involves shortening the space between the upper lip and th...
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What you need to know about hand rejuvenation

One of the most noticeable places for ageing isn't you face - it's your hands. As we age, the veins become more visible, we lose fatty tissue in the hands creating a bonier, leathery appearance. The blood vessels can even cause pigmentation, changing the colour of the hands. As a result of this, many people often want to find out how they can reverse the signs of ageing in their hands. One opti...
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What is ear pinning?

Ear pinning, otherwise known as pinnaplasty or otoplasty, is a surgical procedure which alters the prominence of your ears. Many people feel their ears are too prominent, as they appear to stick out too much. Sometimes one ear may even be more prominent than the other. This can often cause people to feel self-conscious about their appearance, especially when hair is unable to cover the ears....
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What is earlobe reduction?

Do you feel as if your earlobes are too large, droopy and make you look older than you are? Large earlobes can be caused by the natural ageing process, wearing jewellery that is large and heavy or you can be born with naturally large ears. If this is the case for you,  you may wish to undergo earlobe reduction to decrease the size of the years and increase your confidence and self-esteem. Am I...
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What is an augmentation mastopexy?

A breast augmentation is sought after as it allows you to increase the size of your breasts. Otherwise known as a 'boob job', breast augmentation involves inserting silicone implants to increase the size and shape of the breasts. However, while a breast augmentation can increase the size of the breasts, it does not alter the position of the breasts. A mastopexy is otherwise known as a breast...
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Liposuction for men

Liposuction involves removing fatty cells from various areas of the body. However, the popular areas for liposuction vary from men to women. For men, the most commonly treated areas are the abdomen, flanks ("love handles") and the chest. Many people are hesitant to undergo liposuction because of the potential risks associated with the procedure. Fortunately, Centre for Surgery performs Clear...
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Do I have capsular contracture and can I treat it?

When a foreign object, such as breast implants, is inserted into the body, scar tissue may develop around the object. Some people may develop this, and will not be able to feel it nor be aware they even have it. However, in some cases, the scar tissue will tighten around the implant, making it hard or misshapen, and causing pain and discomfort. This is referred to as a capsular contracture. ...
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What is buffalo hump removal?

Do you have a build-up of fat on the back of your neck? This is referred to as a buffalo hump. Medically known as a dorsocervical fat pad, a buffalo hump gets its name due to the resemblance to the hump on the back of the buffalo. Although a buffalo hump is not a serious condition nor does it have any negative health effects, it can limit your ability to extend your head and neck. Because of...
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What you need to know about symmastia correction

Symmastia - also commonly referred to as ‘uni-boob’ - is a rare condition where the breasts come too close to the midline over the breastbone which causes a weblike appearance.   There are two causes for symmastia: Congenital: this means that you were born with symmastia. There is no clear reason for what causes congenital symmastia. Iatrogenic, or acquired: symmastia may occ...
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Liposuction breast reduction vs surgical breast reduction

Women who have larger breasts may sometime dislike their appearance, or in some cases, experience physical pain, such as backaches. In these instances, a breast reduction can be a suitable solution. There are two ways a breast reduction can be performed - surgically, or by using liposuction. So what is a liposuction breast reduction, how is it performed and is it any better than the surgical...
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