Surgical Aesthetics is founded upon the skills of cosmetic plastic surgeon Jan Stanek FRCS who has been at the forefront of his profession for the last 30 years.
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The global pharmaceutical company Allergen – the company which gave the world the hyaluronic acid dermal filler Juvederm and Botox, the world’s most popular anti-wrinkle injectable – have released a rather interesting survey report which is worth taking a look at in closer detail, as it confirms the suspicions we’ve been holding for quite some time.
The breast augmentation remains the UK's most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, but there's still lots of misinformation and some confusion surrounding the boob job. Here are answers to the 10 most common boob job questions we're asked in our Central London cosmetic surgery clinic.
As recent statistics – and a welter of newspaper reports – have borne out, teenagers are getting very interested in cosmetic procedures. Not only is the number of teens seeking plastic surgery growing, but the average age of first-time clients is being dragged down. There are many different factors which are being pointed out (or blamed) for this, but the reasons why aren’t as clear-cut as the media assumes.
Like all the other horror stories that puberty brings on – such as a breaking voice, hair where there wasn’t any before and an outbreak of acne – gynaecomastia can be one of the facts of life for a teenage boy.
Both clients and practitioners are aware of the cost of a breast implant procedure, and both want the maximum return on the client’s outlay and the practitioner’s skill. So one of the first questions to come up during an initial consultation is an inquiry as to how long an implant will last. The thing is, it can be the equivalent of asking how long a piece of string is.
A recent news story from Reuters has reminded us that cosmetic surgery isn’t just a beneficial procedure for our bodies: a successful deployment of body contouring techniques can be a remarkably positive boost to our state of mind too.
We’re all aware of the benefits of a timely breast lift procedure: it’s the most effective treatment for raising and firming the breasts without increasing the cup size, leaving the client with a new and vastly improved upper-body contour. It also works as a fix for sagging breasts, can reposition nipples for a more natural look, and reduce the appearance of enlarged areola. The jury came out on this one a long time ago: breast lifts work.
In the UK there are two approaches to plastic surgery. One option is to go with the big cosmetic surgery clinic chains. You know the type: they’ll have an office in all the major cities in the UK, they bombard potential clients through social media and online advertising, and they’ll have ads in all the newspapers and magazines. The other option is to go with an independent, experienced and highly qualified cosmetic surgeon.
We know that the first experience anyone has with aesthetic surgery is an enormous step, and for good reasons: nobody likes to undergo a surgical procedure, and the idea of choosing to have one can be a strange one to certain people. But for every person who is scared of cosmetic surgery, there are thousands who have benefited from the improvements in the field over the years.
There are many reasons as to why parts of our body sag over time. For starters, there’s a marked decline in the skin’s elasticity, robbing it of the ability to snap back into place when we lose weight. When it comes to breasts, however, other factors come into play, such as smoking, post-menopausal conditions which create collagen deficiencies and pregnancies (although breastfeeding has not been proved to be a cause).
A recent study conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has confirmed what we’ve been seeing at the Jan Stanek cosmetic surgery clinic over the past year – that more and more men are getting comfortable with the idea of cosmetic maintenance.
If events in America are anything to go by, it’s clear that the boom in popularity of aesthetic surgery procedures isn’t going to end anytime soon.According to new data published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgery procedures across the board continued to increase last year, meaning that there has been a 132% growth in aesthetic procedures between 2000 and 2016.
When it comes to choosing the right clinic, it’s not as cut-and-dried as selecting the nearest one to you. There are a plethora of options available for newcomers to cosmetic procedures, with a bewildering array of specialists looking for your business. And ‘specialist’ is the key word here: you want the best practitioner for the procedure you require. So, where to start?
If you’re dissatisfied with the size of your breasts, or the shape, or both, you’re in luck: you live in an age where cosmetic procedures for the breast area are not only safe and effective, but also where having a ‘boob job’ carries no stigma at all. But which procedure is that one that’s right for you?
A recent survey of 1,000 women revealed some very interesting statistics about how we view our bodies – and how we’d like other people to view them, if at all. The key findings include that only six percent of women will feel confident in a bikini this summer and nearly half of all women in the survey claimed that they would avoid wearing a bikini at all. And thhe body part women hate to show off? The stomach area according to 54% of women polled.
The immediate benefits of cosmetic surgery are obvious: a part of the face or body that has been bothering you for ages gets tightened, or reshaped, or corrected, offering an instant transformation. But there’s still one question that prevents certain people from reaping the benefits of a facelift: how long will the effects of a procedure last? And when the effects wear off, will the treated area look worse than it was before?
Unbelievably, it’s now 15 years since Botox was granted a license for cosmetic use and it has many uses as an aesthetic treatment. Allergan, the global manufacturers of the Botox brand, are now pushing for Botox to be licensed as a treatment for depression in women.