Centre Journal

High Definition Liposuction

By Dr Omar Tillo FRCS (Plast), Centre for Surgery, London, UK What is High Definition Liposuction and what’s the difference between this and the standard liposuction?   Liposuction in general is a technique used by plastic surgeons to remove external fat deposits in the body. In order to understand the difference between the traditional and the High Definition liposuction it is ...
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What are the benefits of skin peels?

Do you want your skin to look refreshed, rejuvenated and more youthful? Don't want to undergo any surgical procedures? You may be interested in a skin peel. But what exactly is a skin peel and how is it beneficial to your skin? What is a skin peel? A skin peel is a non-invasive procedure that aims to improve the appearance of your facial skin. Sometimes referred to as a chemical skin pe...
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Signs you’re ready for a breast reduction

Deciding to undergo a breast reduction can be one of the most rewarding decisions you can make. After all, there are numerous benefits to undergoing this procedure. Some women will be able to lose weight to reduce the size of the breasts and fix any symptoms and issues they have. However, for others, this is not the case, and surgery becomes one of the more appealing options. So what are the s...
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What you need to know about lip fillers

Lip fillers are quickly becoming one of the most in-demand non-surgical treatments, with popular culture celebrities being highly influential. One clinic reported a 70 per cent rise in enquiries as a result of Kylie Jenner, while another reported a 200 per cent increase in demand as a result of Love Island's Meghan Barton-Hanson. So what exactly are lip fillers, and what do you need to know ...
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Popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are increasing in demand. After all, there are numerous benefits to non-surgical procedures. You can avoid having a general anaesthetic, there are no knives involved, there is minimal downtime and you are left with a rejuvenated, enhanced appearance. So what exactly are the popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and what do they involve? Lip fillers ...
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Why you shouldn’t drink alcohol before and after surgery

Prior to undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure, your surgeon will advise you to stop consuming any alcoholic beverages. Most procedures will require you to stop drinking at least 48 hours prior to surgery and to avoid drinking alcohol during your recovery period. But why exactly shouldn't you drink alcohol before and after surgery? Alcohol consumption prior to and after surgery can ca...
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Lifestyle changes to make after having cosmetic surgery

Undergoing cosmetic surgery can be an exciting time in your life, particularly if it is a surgery you have been wanting for years. After spending a large amount of money on plastic surgery, it is understandable that you will want the results to last as long as possible. For some people, this will mean making some changes to your daily routine following your cosmetic surgery procedure. So wha...
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What is the rice test?

Choosing to undergo breast augmentation is a big decision. There are lots of things you will have to decide before undergoing surgery - which surgeon will perform the procedure, which clinic you will go to, how long you will need to take off work. However, one of the biggest and perhaps most exciting decisions you will have to make is what size implants are you going to have? Deciding on the...
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What you need to know about laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is becoming an increasingly popular procedure for those who are looking for a more long-term solution for hair removal. But what exactly is laser hair removal, how does it work and is it a safe procedure? How does laser hair removal work? Laser hair removal uses a handheld device which targets the hair follicles to prevent them from growing. Centre for Surgery uses Fo...
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Can you reverse dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a popular way to alter the appearance of your face. They not only allow you to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but allow you to add volume to areas such as the cheeks or lips. While some people love their new appearance, others can be dissatisfied with the results. So what exactly are dermal fillers, and can they be reversed if you dislike the results ...
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What kind of breast implant is right for you?

It is a big decision choosing to have breast augmentation. However, it is a procedure which involves a lot of choices before you even go under the knife. These choices will help determine what type of breast implants you will have and how your breasts will appear after surgery. So what kind of breast implant is right for you? Silicone vs saline Your implants will be made of a particular ma...
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What to do when your teenager wants plastic surgery

During adolescence, it is normal to experience insecurities. During this period the body is changing and growing and many concerns and dislikes can arise. When you're still in school, it is very easy to compare yourself to others and dislike something about your own appearance or consider that something is wrong with how you look. This is in addition to images which are consumed through social ...
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How to maintain your cosmetic surgery results

Undergoing cosmetic surgery can be an exciting and life-changing experience. In many cases, it is a much-needed confidence and self-esteem boost. It is therefore understandable that you will want to enjoy the results of your cosmetic procedure for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are steps you can follow to ensure your results last. So how can you maintain your cosmetic surgery res...
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Surgical vs laser tattoo removal

Do you have a tattoo which you now regret and want to remove? This is becoming an ever increasingly popular decision, with more and more people undergoing tattoo removal every year. Fortunately, there are many options which you can pursue to remove the tattoo. Many people will decide the best option is to cover up the tattoo with another tattoo, or will seek a less permanent option, such as cov...
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6 facts about blepharoplasty

The eyes are one of the most noticeable features of the face. So it is understandable that it is a big decision to undergo eyelid surgery, otherwise known as a blepharoplasty. This is a surgical procedure which will remove the excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. While some people may choose to have either an upper or lower blepharoplasty, most people will opt to have both done at the ...
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How does laser acne scar removal work?

Acne and acne scarring isn't just something that affects teenagers - it can affect people of all ages. It can have a negative impact on your self-esteem and body confidence levels. Fortunately, acne scarring isn't something you just have to deal with. You can have your appearance improved with laser acne scar removal. So what exactly is laser acne scar removal and how does it work? Acne ...
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Laser tattoo removal

When you get a tattoo, it can seem like a great idea and is a good representation of that point of your life. However, as we grow older many people will change and decide they actually don't like their tattoo anymore. Maybe it was a spontaneous decision to get the tattoo, maybe the tattoo represented something or someone that is no longer in your life. Whatever the reason, tattoo removal is bec...
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Does laser hair removal work?

You've probably heard of laser hair removal. It is a technology which has been around since the 1990s, but since then has gained immense popularity. For those who are looking for a long-term solution for hair removal, it can seem like an attractive solution. But does laser hair removal actually work? How does laser hair removal work? Laser hair removal involves the use of a handheld laser whi...
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What is EmbraceRF?

Do you want to improve the aesthetic appearance of your face, but aren't quite ready to have a facelift? You may be interested in undergoing EmbraceRF. What is EmbraceRF? EmbraceRF is a minimally invasive facial contouring procedure. It works to tighten loose skin and reduce facial fat without even having to go under the knife. You will only require one treatment session to notice results. ...
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How to have the best tummy tuck

Are you thinking about undergoing a tummy tuck? Otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure which removes excess skin from the abdomen. Excess skin is a common occurrence after a large weight loss or pregnancy. A tummy tuck will leave you with a firmer, tighter abdomen. As this is a fairly invasive surgical procedure, we understand that it is not a smal...
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Can I reduce my breast implant size?

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. While you may have originally been happy with the results of your initial breast augmentation, over time your body may have changed or you may now be unhappy with the size of your implants. Fortunately, you can reduce your breast implant size. However, there are numerous things to consider before you undergo a breast impla...
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How to prepare for gynecomastia surgery

Gynecomastia, sometimes referred to as 'man boobs' is a common condition which affects boys and men and causes the breast tissue to swell. While this is common for men who are over 50, gynecomastia can occur at any age. It can be common in newborns and for boys who are going through puberty. For many boys, gynecomastia will disappear after puberty. However, others will find they continue to hav...
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What to know before having a mummy makeover

Are you considering having a mummy makeover? This is often a popular procedure for women who have had children and are now unsatisfied with their post-baby body. Following pregnancy and childbirth, a woman's body can often appear very different. This can be most noticeable in the breasts, the abdomen and in the vagina area. Some women will be able to improve the appearance of their body t...
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Can I have arm liposuction?

Have you been going to the gym but you are still unsatisfied with the appearance of your arms? Following a healthy diet but still can't get rid of that stubborn fat? You may wish to consider undergoing arm liposuction. What does arm liposuction involve? Arm liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure which targets the excess fat which is on the lower side of the upper arm. This area is often...
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Reducing the risk of surgical site infection

Centre for Surgery is a proud supporter of OneTogether. OneTogether work with professional organisations to prevent surgical site infection (SSI). The aim of this is to improve overall patient care. SSIs are responsible for 16% of healthcare-associated infections. So how exactly can patients and doctors work together to ensure they reduce the risk of surgical site infection? There are ...
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