Centre Journal

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. Emb...
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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 small ...
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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 implant r...
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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 throu...
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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 i...
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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 seven ...
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Day case breast surgery in London

Many women who are considering undergoing breast augmentation may be hesitant because of the thought of staying overnight in a hospital. Fortunately, at Centre for Surgery, we offer day case breast surgery in London. What does day case surgery mean? Centre for Surgery is an outpatient surgical clinic. This means that you will be able to return home on the same day as your procedure. You will b...
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What to expect after a breast augmentation

One of the most popular procedures is a breast augmentation. However, a big part of breast augmentation is the recovery period. It can often be an overwhelming period, as you'll generally feel a huge range of emotions. To help overcome any nerves you have about the procedure and the recovery period, it can help to do research and know what exactly will occur in the recovery period. So what c...
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How to prepare for cosmetic surgery

We understand that deciding to have cosmetic surgery is a big decision. There are lots of decisions you have to make and lots of things before and after surgery which you have to prepare for. So what exactly do you need to prepare for before having your cosmetic surgery to ensure you have a seamless experience? Before your consultation The first thing that will happen on your cosmetic surg...
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What to eat to speed up recovery after surgery

The recovery period can often be one of the biggest parts of a cosmetic surgery. During this period you need to ensure you relax and avoid strenuous activities which could injure the incision site. This period may make you wish time would speed up so you can see the results and get back to your usual daily routine quicker. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to speed up the recovery perio...
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Procedures to have with a facelift

Are you considering having a facelift? Otherwise known as a rhytidectomy or rhytidoplasty, a facelift aims to rejuvenate the face by targeting wrinkles, saggy skin and facial fat. There are numerous different types of facelifts which you can undertake, including the full, mid and mini facelift. These target different areas of the face including the jaw, eyelids, cheeks, jowls and neck. Howev...
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Types of brachioplasty

Brachioplasty, otherwise known as an arm lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure which contours and reshapes the arms. This procedure is commonly performed on the upper arms. It aims to remove excess skin and excess fat from the arms. As we age, the arms tend to gain weight and lose muscle tone and as a result, begin to look more 'flabby.' The arms are an area which often does not respond well ...
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What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?

Many people may think that spider veins and varicose veins are the same things, and they are terms that can be used interchangeably. With names that sound very similar, it is no wonder there is some confusion and misunderstanding. While there are similarities, they are in fact two different conditions. So what exactly is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins? What are spider v...
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Pre op do’s and don’ts

You've got past the most difficult part - you've decided which cosmetic surgery you're having, and you've decided which clinic to go to. Your surgery is all booked and you're ready to go. However, there are important things you should do and avoid doing before your big day in order to avoid any complications and have the smoothest procedure and recovery period possible. Pre op do's and don'ts...
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What is pixie ear correction?

Pixie ears refers to when the earlobe merges onto the skin on the face. The stretched earlobe then makes the person appear as if they are a pixie. This can be something you are born with, can be caused by wound contraction, or more commonly caused by a facelift procedure which has been performed badly or incorrectly. The pixie ear will develop as a result of too much tension in the skin, which ...
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Top strategies to reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism

What is venous thromboembolism? Venous thromboembolism, otherwise known as VTE, is a blood clot which begins in a vein. There are two types of VTE: Deep vein thrombosis: this is a clot in a deep vein. This usually occurs in the leg, but can sometimes occur in the arm. Pulmonary embolism: what occurs when a deep vein thrombosis clot breaks free and then travels to the lungs, blocking th...
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Liposuction of bingo wings

Bingo wings - otherwise known as the skin on the underside of your upper arms - can often be an area of the body where people can be self-conscious. It is an area of the body which is particularly prone to excess fat and is an area which can be hard to tackle with healthy eating and exercise. This is why some people choose to look at surgical options such as liposuction of bingo wings. What ar...
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Thinking about having cosmetic surgery?

Are you thinking about having cosmetic surgery? Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a huge decision for most people. Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical, it is important to consider every detail to ensure you are happy with your decision and the end result. So what exactly should you think about before having cosmetic surgery? 1. Why do I want to have surge...
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How to choose the best compression garment for liposuction

Wearing a good compression garment is one of the most important things during your recovery period. After all, it helps to reduce swelling and keep your body in the best shape possible. This means that you'll have the best results. This can only happen if you're wearing the correct compression garment. So why do you even have to wear a compression garment, and how do you choose the best comp...
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Third nipple removal

Do you have a third nipple you wish to have removed? Additional nipples, also known as polymastia or polythelia, is a rare condition where a person has one or more additional nipples to the two located on the breasts or chest. This condition can occur in both men and women. Fortunately, if you do not like the appearance of your additional nipple, there is treatment available - you can have thir...
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Horizontal vs vertical thigh lift

If you have lost a large amount of weight, you may find that you now have excess saggy skin. One of the common areas for excess skin is the thighs. Fortunately, you can remove excess skin from this area with a thigh lift. A thigh lift involves surgeons making incisions down the side of the thighs. The excess skin is then excised from the thighs. Once you have decided you want a thigh lift...
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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 can ...
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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 unattractive...
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