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What can make your post surgery recovery better or worse

What can make your recovery after surgery better – or worse? Surgeons give their top tips. There are multiple reasons why you might opt to have cosmetic or plastic surgery done – to remove excess skin after weight loss or pregnancy, refresh your face or re-shape your nose. Whatever the reason there are various things you can do to help your recovery and some things that you simply shouldn’t do as well. Let’s quickly run through them. Don’t smoke. Smoking interferes with the body’s healing process and puts you at great risk of post-surgery complications. According to Plastic Surgeon Naveen…

How to get rid of scars after surgery

How do you minimise scarring after surgery? Top Plastic Surgeons Dan Marsh and Mo Akhavani share their tips.   There are many effective ways to minimise scars from cosmetic surgery procedures. In this article, we’ve summarised our top tips to minimising post-operative scars, especially those related to breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction surgery scars are inevitable, but you can ensure these are minimised from the outset by doing your research and following the correct advice.   1. Choose Your Surgeon Carefully Once you have decided you wish to go ahead with breast reduction surgery, choose your surgeon carefully.  An accomplished and…

The dangers of fat transfer for a Brazilian Butt Lift explained

Brazilian Butt Lifts have the highest death rate of any cosmetic procedure: Top plastic surgeons explain why and how the risks can be avoided. Made popular by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Brazilian Butt Lift involves transferring fat from an area where you don’t want it – such as the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, flank (love handles) or back, to somewhere  where you do want it – in this case, the buttocks. The aim is to restore or add volume to the butt, giving it a more curvaceous appearance, while contouring the areas that you’d like less volume in. Not…

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Harley Street Emporium – Your Complete Aesthetics Guide Harley Street Emporium is your complete aesthetics guide.  It’s a website where you can find a doctor, find information and buy the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. It features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and cosmetic treatments. It also has a glossary of ingredients which tells consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns associated with them. It also has a shop section which showcases evidence-based products – mostly…

The surgery statistics are out, but who’s had what done?

Some 28,000 people went under the knife for cosmetic reasons in 2017 according to official statistics – but what did they have done? The British Association of Aesthetic Plastics Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) has released it’s statistics for 2018 and according to the organisation their is a “surprising, yet undeniably clear-cut trend in aesthetic procedures” including a new gender divide. While in general the trend for favouring less invasive cosmetic procedures continued, more women went under the knife for breast augmentation (up 7%) or reduction (up 5%) than in the previous year. At a glance: Over 28,000 ops took place in 2017,…

From fillers to fat dissolving – what’s trending in aesthetic procedures?

Contemplating bigger lips? Before committing, see what our SKINtellectuals say is brand new and what will be trending in aesthetics in 2018. Before you settle down on your doctor’s couch for 2 mls of lip filler, you might want to think about whether you’re presumptuous pout will make you look passé. According to Dr Shirin Lakhani, founder of Elite Aesthetics in Kent, fashions change fast and those big Kylie Jenner lips have had their day. Mirroring the trends in cosmetic surgery she says people are opting  for a ‘less over done’  and more natural look. 1. A refreshing change She believes…

what’s trending in cosmetic surgery

Wondering what will be trending in 2018 when it comes to cosmetic surgery? See what our surgeons say is in or out.  The official figures on aesthetic surgery trends in 2017 aren’t out yet but our Harley Street SKINtellectuals are here to give you a sneak peak of they think they’ll show and what will be trending in 2018. Consultant plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon and British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) spokesperson, Reza Nassab says the past few years has seen more clients turning away from invasive surgeries and he’s expecting that to continue. “That’s certainly the way…

What they don’t tell you about breast surgery

Ever wondered what it’s actually like to get your boobs done? One brave soul (who prefers to remain nameless) shares her experience, so you’ll know what to expect. I’ll admit it, having your boobs ‘done’ is something I may have previously sniggered about. It was something that other people did. Or was it? My average 34B cleavage was never something I really thought about changing, until both my breasts decided to call it a day and leave me, about 6 months after the birth of my second child.  I went from a handful to nothing virtually overnight. My boobs had…

Choosing Your Surgeon – How to know who is right for you

Did you know, not everyone who calls themselves a surgeon actually is? So how do you know who you can trust to do your surgery? Plastic Surgeon Nora Nugent explains.  Cosmetic surgery has soared in popularity in recent years.  The taboo around having cosmetic surgery has lessened and relatively speaking, it has become more affordable and more widely available.  However, this has come with its own problems.  Cosmetic surgery is an under-regulated area of medicine and not all those claiming to be cosmetic surgeons have had the correct level of training.  It can be very difficult when looking for a…

Ask the surgeon: Breast lifts and implants explained

How do you decide between breast implants or a breast lift? Plastic surgeon Nora Nugent explains the differences and why it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. Breast augmentation or enlargement with breast implants is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures both in the UK and worldwide.   It has a very successful result for most women.  I see many women for cosmetic breast surgery and we have detailed discussions about what is the best procedure for them personally.  One of the questions that I am often asked is why a breast lift is needed for some and breast implants alone are fine…

HIFU: the ultrasound therapy that’s raising eyebrows

There’s a new treatment on the block for lifting and tightening sagging jawlines and drooping brows – it’s called HIFU. Dr Zara Kassam, PhD, looks at how it works and what it does. You’d be forgiven for being confused when it comes to choosing a facial rejuvenating treatment these days because there are so many different machines on the market that all claim to do similar things. One of the newer ones in the skin tightening and lifting arena is HIFU – High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, and it’s attracting a lot of attention. So what is this new treatment? HIFU…

Plexr: a novel non-invasive treatment for sagging skin

Non-invasive cosmetic procedures are increasing in popularity, but there’s one little hand-held device, called Plexr, that can treat a range of things from sagging eyelids to keloid scars. Heather Stephen explains.   What would you say if I told you I could vapourise your eyebags, lift your eyelids and remove your moles all without making a single incision, or in fact, even touching your skin? To good to be true? Well, there is indeed one little hand held device that can  do exactly that and more.   It’s called Plexr (which stands for Plasma Exeresis) and was developed by Professor Giorgio Fippi, President of the Italian Society for Aesthetic Medicine, and launched in 2014. It…

Drop the knife: less Britons have plastic surgery

Britons are shunning the knife for cosmetic reasons with the number of plastic surgery operations performed dropping to its lowest in nearly a decade, according to new data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). An audit done by the association shows that the number of cosmetic operations performed in 2016 was down almost 40% on 2015. “For the first time in almost a decade of relatively consistent growth, cosmetic surgical procedure totals for women and men combined dipped below 31,000,” the association’s press release said. Consultant plastic surgeon and former BAAPS President Rajiv Grover, who compiled the audit,…

What’s trending in non-invasive cosmetic procedures this year?

What’s new and what’s coming up in non-invasive cosmetic treatments in 2017? We asked two of the UK’s top doctors to give us their predictions.  It’s all about ‘tweakments’ this year according to aesthetic doctor Shirin Lakhani, from Elite Aesthetics in Kent. She says the trend is for non-surgical walk-in, walk-out treatments which offer subtle, natural looking results. “Patients do not want the risks and down time associated with surgery when there are safe, effective alternatives which, in most cases, are more cost effective.” Top on her ‘trending’ list are: 1. Surgery free eyelifts  Dr Lakhani thinks patients will be…

Mr Navid Jallali

Mr Navid Jallali is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive Breast and Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Jallali is one of the UK’s leading Consultant Plastic Surgeons, with specialist knowledge in microsurgical reconstruction for the face, neck, skin and breasts. He is renowned for his expertise in Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Gynaecomastia, Abdominoplasty, Face Lift and Rhinoplasty. He has a specialist interest in dual plane Breast Augmentation and Fat Grafting, which he has developed over many years of specialist care. Mr Jallali studied Medicine at Bristol University, where he qualified with honours and was awarded the University of Bristol Silver medal, the Suple prize…

2017 cosmetic surgery trends

Last year curvy celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce inspired a rush for the ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ but what are likely to be the hot ops for 2017? We asked Harley Street plastic surgeon Naveen Cavale for his cosmetic surgery predictions – and men are taking centre stage. “Attitudes are changing to plastic surgery amongst both men and women,” says Mr Naveen Cavale. “It is becoming more mainstream and less taboo and is no longer seen as just for celebrities.” And, he says, people are having more procedures done these days and are confessing to it, but what they’re asking…

body dysmorphia

Tens of thousands of people have surgery or cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance but how do you know if you’ve gone too far? And what help is out there for treatment addiction? Heather Stephen reports.  You pop into a clinic for a spot of Botox and a few fillers, then think maybe you’d look better after a nose job, and book in for some lipo for that jelly belly you’ve never managed to shift with exercise. But beware. Having multiple procedures could be a sign you have Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) – a condition which causes people to have…

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