Centre Journal

Body contouring after massive weight loss

Have you recently undergone a massive weight loss? Whether this is through healthy eating and exercise or with the help of surgical procedures such as a gastric band, a large weight loss is always a success. However, those who lose a large amount of weight often face one common problem following surgery - loose, sagging skin. Sagging skin after weight loss can often leave people feeling unha...
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What is a belt lipectomy?

Do you have loose skin or fat around your beltline that you haven't been able to lose through healthy eating and an exercise regime? You may be interested in a belt lipectomy. Excess skin will often appear around the abdomen after pregnancy or weight loss. Once the fat cells have been lost, sometimes the skin will not shrink, and as a result, the excess skin will stay on the abdomen. This ca...
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What are biofibre hair implants?

Biofibre hair implant is a procedure that gives immediate results for both men and women suffering from alopecia helping people achieve a full head of natural looking hair. Alopecia is a hair loss condition that causes patches of baldness and is found to mostly affect teenagers and young adults. Alopecia can have a huge impact on an individual’s life as it may lead to them feeling unattracti...
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What is microdermabrasion?

Do you have dry, dehydrated, or congested skin? Want to have skin that looks younger and healthier? Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure which allows you to remove the skin’s outer layer of dead cells, leaving you with an improved complexion. By removing the top layer of the skin, collagen reproduction will occur, resulting in the production of new, healthier skin cells. There is a r...
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What is mesotherapy?

Do you have skin that looks saggy or in need of a deep moisturise? Want to appear more youthful and have healthier skin? Don’t want to undergo an invasive surgical procedure to achieve results? Mesotherapy is the solution you’re looking for. What is mesotherapy? Mesotherapy is the ideal treatment for those who want to deeply moisturise the skin, improve sagging and stimulate collagen and elas...
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Improve your smile with a corner lip lift

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your lips? Do your lips droop down, leaving you with a sad or angry appearance? Fortunately, you can alter the appearance of your smile by having a corner lip lift.  What is a corner lip lift? A corner lip lift works to raise the drooping corners of the lips. Drooping, downturned lips can often make a person look older than they are. As a result, a ...
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Can I have a mini thigh lift?

If you have lost a significant amount of weight, you may notice that you now have excess skin on various areas of the body. This can occur not only on the abdomen but on the arms, buttocks and thighs as well. After undergoing a large weight loss, the last thing you want to do is feel bad about your appearance because of excess skin. Fortunately, you can have excess skin removed by having a mini...
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What is a mini tummy tuck?

Officially called a partial abdominoplasty or lipoabdominoplasty, a mini tummy tuck simply removes unwanted skin and fat from the area below the umbilicus. A mini tummy is becoming much more popular in the UK. A full tummy tuck, by contrast, removes skin and fat from the entire abdominal area. A mini tummy tuck is a good option if there is not a lot of excess skin to remove, and the patient is ...
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Different types of scars

If you've ever undergone a surgical procedure or been involved in an incident which involves cuts and incisions, chances are you will have a scar as a result. This is as a result of the skin naturally trying to heal and repair itself. However, you may not be aware that there are various different types of scars. Fine-line scars This is your generic scar which occurs after you've had an inc...
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Breast implant incisions and positioning

As with many plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation involves incisions. This can often cause potential patients to be apprehensive, as the idea of having a scar can be unappealing. However, the visibility of the scars will vary depending on the incision position and method of surgery. There are four locations where your incisions may take place: 1. Periareolar incision This incisi...
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How to choose the best surgeon for breast augmentation

When you're considering having breast augmentation, one of the first things you'll need to decide on is which surgeon will perform your procedure. With so many surgeons available, how exactly do you choose the best surgeon for breast augmentation? We've outlined a few tips you can follow to make sure you have the highest quality surgeon doing your surgery. Make sure the surgeon and the hospita...
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Choosing the right bra after breast implant surgery

Once you've undergone your breast augmentation surgery, one of the first things you'll want to do is go and get new bras. However, after undergoing a surgical procedure it is important to ensure you are wearing the right type of bra. After your surgery, you will generally be advised to wear a compression garment, otherwise known as a post-surgical bra. Post-surgical bra After surgery, you'...
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How to choose the best breast implants

Are you considering having breast augmentation but haven't quite decided on the type of implant? When choosing the best breast implant, there are many variables which you will have to decide on. Which material will the implant be made of? The first thing to decide is what the breast implant will be made of. At Centre for Surgery, you will be given silicone implants. These are approved by t...
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Pregnancy and breastfeeding after breast enlargement

With breast augmentation becoming more and more popular, there is often one question on the minds of women who are still planning to have children - can you still breastfeed if you have implants? The short answer is yes, you will be able to breastfeed if you have breast implants. But are there actually factors which will impact on your ability to breastfeed and how much milk supply can be pr...
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BBL surgery and the potential risks

The Brazilian Butt Lift, otherwise known as a BBL, has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. In August 2018 it was announced 29-year-old British woman Leah Cambridge died after having a BBL in Turkey. In October 2018, it was announced a yet to be named woman, also from Britain, had also died when she travelled abroad to have a BBL. These two deaths resulted in the British Associati...
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How to choose the best breast implant size

When you first decide to undergo breast augmentation, there are going to be a lot of questions. One of the first things you may think of when you are having breast augmentation is what size implants are you going to get? How do you even know if you will end up choosing the right size? Fortunately, by doing your research, as well as attending a consultation with a surgeon, you will be able to...
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Risks of going abroad for cosmetic surgery

It can often be tempting to book an all-inclusive holiday to a European or Asian country. You will get to go to a new foreign country, relax on holidays, and best of all receive the cosmetic surgery you've wanted, but at a much cheaper price. What is the downside? No matter what country you have surgery, there will always be risks. However, certain countries will have more rules and regulati...
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The benefits of outpatient cosmetic surgery

When you think of cosmetic surgery, you often think about big hospitals, and how long you will have to spend in the hospital recovering from your surgery. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery doesn't have to be quite so daunting. Some clinics, including Centre for Surgery, are outpatient surgeries. What is an outpatient surgery? An outpatient surgery means you will be able to return home the same da...
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Optimum recovery after breast augmentation surgery

Recovery is often one of the biggest things we think about when we are considering plastic surgery. What exactly is it going to feel like, how long will it take to recover, how long will you need to take off work? There can often seem like there is an endless list of questions to consider before undergoing any surgical procedure. Knowing exactly what to expect from a recovery period can help to...
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Can I have chin liposuction and how is it performed?

Do you think the skin around your chin is too droopy? Do you want to remove your double chin? This is often a feature that can cause low self-confidence and self-esteem issues. If this is the case, you may wish to consider chin liposuction. It's not just people who are obese who can have a double chin - it can affect people of any weight. Sometimes it is as a result of ageing and the laxity ...
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Buccal fat removal

Do you want to achieve chiselled cheekbones, but feel like you have too much facial fat? You can fix this with buccal fat removal. What is buccal fat removal? Buccal fat can be found in the temple, cheeks and the back of the upper jaw. People often dislike excess buccal fat on the face, as it can make you appear more childlike. Buccal fat can even be immune to weight loss and make you a...
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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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