Tag Archives: plastic surgery

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…

Dr Ali Ghanem

Renowned consultant aesthetic plastic surgeon and regenerative medicine expert Dr Ali Ghanem MD PhD FRCS (Plast) is a multi-award winning aesthetic plastic surgeon. In addition to his expertise in the field of surgical, injectable and laser aesthetic treatments, Dr Ghanem is one of the world’s leading specialists in the innovative new area of regenerative medicine and stem cell treatments. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and England, and has a PhD in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology from University College London. He qualified in aesthetic plastic surgery from Queen Mary University with distinction 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…

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,…

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…

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…