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Worried that your breast implants are sitting too high after your operation?

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Have you recently undergone a breast augmentation and concerned that your implants are sitting too high?  This is normal during the initial few weeks following surgery.  It is more likely if the implants have been placed under the muscle.  This is due to that fact that the muscle tends to hold the implant up.  I would normally advise patients to wear a breast band for the first 2 weeks following their surgery.  This breast band is useful for reducing the upward movement of the implant.  In some patients, we may decide to use this for a longer period of time….

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Looking for your plastic surgeon on Instagram?

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Instagram has become a very popular social media platform in the plastic surgery world.  There are many patients now using it to find their plastic surgeon or before and afters of procedures.  It is a valuable to tool for education of patients if used appropriately. A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal reviewed Plastic Surgery related Instagram posts.  The American study looked at data from almost 2 million posts using 21 cosmetic surgery related hashtags.  The results of the study showed that only 17.8% of the top posts were from board certified plastic surgeons. What does it mean…

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What do I need to know about Post Surgical Bras?

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We use supportive bras following breast enlargement, reduction and uplifts.  These bras are an important part of the postoperative recovery for patients having breast surgery.  The bras are usually good supportive sports bras although specially designed post surgical bras can also be bought. Why do I need a post surgical bra? A post surgical bra is used immediately following your operation and you will normally have the bra put on in the operating room.  The bra provides support of the breast tissue after the operation.  This will help reduce the discomfort following surgery by reducing movement and supporting the weight…

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Mommy Makeover

What is a Mummy Makeover?

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The mummy makeover has become a term used for the combination of breast enlargement or uplift and tummy tuck after having children. It has been widely adopted in the States but less so in the U.K. Breast changes after having children The common breast changes after childbirth include loss of volume, drooping and lower nipple position. There are a few options for addressing the changes of the breast from breast enlargement to a breast uplift. Breast enlargement is used to increase the volume or size of the breast by using a breast implant. This may help lift the nipple slightly…

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Can I have surgical tattoo removal or tattoo excision?

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There are many people who have tattoos and then regret them.  Laser tattoo removal has long been the first choice for getting rid of them.  Laser often involves multiple treatments spread over a length of time.  There will also often be some ‘ghost’ or shadow of the tattoo at the end.  Advances in lasers using Pico technology have improved the response to laser treatment.  Dark inks such as black appear to respond the best whilst lighter colours like yellow or green frequently have a poor response to laser. There are a growing number of patients seeking surgical removal or excision…

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What is Earfold? The new method of prominent ear correction

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Prominent ears, commonly known as bat ears, arise when there is failure of the anti helical fold to develop.  The anti-helical fold is the natural fold of the ear that is flat in patients with bat ears.  The aim of surgery is to recreate this fold and bend the sticking out part of ear backwards. The surgery to correct sticking out ears is called pinnaplasty or otoplasty.  Pinnaplasty involved making a long incision on the back of the ear and then scoring the cartilage or using stitches to fold back the cartilage.  Patients would often need to wear a dressing…

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Is Breast Reduction really a life changing procedure?

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Breast reduction can be a life changing procedure for many women. The symptoms suffered include pain, discomfort, difficulty finding suitable clothing and recurrent rashes. There have been a number of scientific articles highlighting the benefits of breast reduction on quality of life. A recent study published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal revealed the positive impact of breast reduction and work. In the Brazilian study, the authors showed that there significant improvements in work capacity and productivity six months following breast reduction.  This paper is another in a long series of publications showing the benefits of breast reduction surgery. A Turkish study…

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