Earlier this month, Kerry Katona – everyone’s favourite Atomic Kitten – told OK! Magazine about her second tummy tuck, to get rid of the “kangaroo pouch” on her belly. “Right now I’m high as a kite on painkillers”, she said, “Because I’m recovering from a tummy tuck!”
The pop star, TV presenter and yummy mummy of 4 was proud to tell the world about her surgery, which she admits was a last resort to shift those pounds that just wouldn’t go after rigorous diet and exercise. “No matter how much weight I lost I couldn’t get rid of a pocket of skin that hung like a kangaroo pouch!”
This abdominoplasty comes just a few years after her 2008 body makeover, which cost around £15,000 and was undertaken just four months after the star gave birth to her fourth child.
Obviously Katona’s keen to keep her body in top shape even after childbirth – and we applaud her for it! She’s definitely got the looks to be a yummy mummy, and a little nip and tuck here and there doesn’t hurt.
After meeting Kerry on a few occasions Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says “Kerry Katona looked great before – but now she looks even better! It’s always good to see women who aren’t ashamed of their bodies, and the work they’ve had done. Tummy tucks are all the rage, and it isn’t hard to see why; sometimes, there’s just no other way to shift the ‘pouch’!”
There’s more exciting news on the football front: It has recently been decided that the EMC Hospital in Wroclaw which is the preferred partner hospital of Secret Surgery has been selected a the Medical Centre for UEFA Euro 2012; the year’s biggest event in football.
While the Private hospital’s location in the beautiful city of Wroclaw is enough to turn heads in itself, the hospital’s visitors were impressed by the out patients clinic’s high standards of hygiene, healthcare and facilities, and consider the Wroclaw clinic to be one of the best possible.
This is great news for healthcare in Wroclaw; it’s testament to the high quality of care offered throughout the country. Many potential patients might feel intimidated at the thought of being treated elsewhere in Europe – what is the standard of treatment like there? Will it be clean? Will it be comfortable?
The answer is YES! It’ll be just as clean, comfortable and safe as receiving treatment in the UK; if it’s good enough for international footballers, well, it’s good enough for me. Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says “Congratulations to the Multi-Award winning EuroMediCare hospital in Wroclaw! Their being chosen as an official heath centre for the Euro Cup 2012 is something that everyone in the Wroclaw healthcare industry can be proud of.”
This June, Wroclaw is proud to be a host city for a Euro 2012 football match. Here at Secret Surgery’s Wroclaw clinic, we’re based not-so-far away from the stadium, and we’re wondering whether some of the Euro 2012 WAGs might drop by during their visit to Eastern Europe’s sunniest city.
After all, why not head out for an afternoon of pampering and plastic surgery while your bloke gets his kicks on the football field? A holiday is for both partners to enjoy – and treating yourself to a quick nip here and a tiny tuck there is a great way to make a great trip even better.
The world of WAGs is hardly unfamiliar with plastic surgery; a recent article from the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper had an expert plastic surgeon comment on Victoria Beckham’s likely history of surgery, which includes a tip rhinoplasty, and some skin treatment, and Coleen Rooney has before been the subject or rumours about both Botox and boob jobs.
It’s no surprise that some of the world’s most scrutinised women want to be perfect for the cameras, and plastic surgery helps them come closer to that goal. Whether any WAGs will drop through our doors this June, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says “It’s wonderful to feel that every day, you’re making someone’s life a little better. Our location in beautiful Wroclaw makes Secret Surgery a fantastic destination for cosmetic surgery holidays; our patients go home with great memories, a fantastic tan, and a stunning new look.”
It’s nearly June, and despite the lacklustre weather we’ve been seeing in recent weeks, these past few days have certainly shown that things are set to take a turn for the better. Whether you’re staying in the UK this summer or if you have plans for somewhere a little more exotic, don’t forget to make sure you’ve got your beach body ready for soaking up lots of sun!
Of course, if the thought of wearing a bikini in front of hundreds of strangers makes you feel sick to your stomach, there’s still time to get yourself – and and your body – fit and ready before beach season is upon us. Imagine lying on a hot, white, sandy beach, catching some rays… with guys and gals all around looking on with a mixture of desire and envy.
Sound like fun? Well, you might want to start stocking your fridge up with fruits and vegetables, and re-register for your local gym. Take up running, start swimming once a week, or take on the Weight-watchers challenge – there are lots of ways to shift the pounds.
If you’ve already tried all of this, don’t worry – lots of us have been there, and you can still have that perfect beach babe figure. With cosmetic surgery, you can target any part of your body you feel unhappy with – want to lose some tum but keep the boobs? No problem! You’ll have the perfect hourglass figure in no time.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says “We see a huge increase in enquiries around the beginning of summer every year – it looks like most people are clamouring for the perfect body to show off on the beach. Luckily, we can give you just that! We don’t aim to make our patients ‘perfect’ – but we do aim to make them happy.”
It’s not only us ‘normal’ women that feel self-conscious about our thunder-thighs and daydream about the plastic surgery we want to have done. 33-year-old Zoe Saldana, star of hit blockbuster Avatar, spoke about her plans for cosmetic treatment on The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, a US chat show.
On the subject of whether or not she’d treat herself to plastic surgery after having kids, Zoe said “I would. The same way an old man who is having a midlife crisis can buy a Porsche and dates a 17-year-old, I can buy a pair [of new boobs] and be the sexiest soccer mom you’ve ever seen.”
And why not? Good for Zoe – we like to see a woman showing this kind of confidence and comfort in her own choices. “I am okay with people trying to do whatever it is they need to do to feel better”. So are we, Zoe!
Mummy makeovers are all the rage these days, both in Hollywood and out of it. Only last week, it was rumoured that Beyoncé might have undergone a couple of tucks to get herself back into perfect shape so soon after the birth of her baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says “It’s so great to see that so many women are putting in the effort to stay sexy after childbirth. Having kids doesn’t have to be the end of your sex life – far from it! What’s important is being happy with what you’ve got, whether you undertake surgery to get there or not.”
Generally speaking, I like gravity; it keeps me on the ground, and makes life a lot easier than I imagine it would be without it. But I do have one little niggle: why, oh why, does gravity have to do such awful things to my body?
I’ve got friends who can actually leave the house without a bra on, and yet as soon as my hands go anywhere near my bra straps, I can see my breasts already gearing themselves up for the drop to my waist.
Unfortunately, it’s not just gravity that has it in for us girls. Breasts can start to sag a bit with age, but the kicker is weight loss – whether you’ve had a child or just lost a lot of weight, you’ll notice that all the extra skin your breasts had when they were bigger hasn’t really disappeared, which leaves your breasts looking a little lacklustre, to say the least.
While just wearing really good bras might work during the day, the only way to get your breasts looking pert and perky again is with a nip and a tuck – luckily, breasts lifts are quick, easy and almost painless.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says “Breast lifts are hugely popular with women nowadays, and the procedure is basically routine. We’re seeing a trend that women aren’t just wanting to perfect the size of their breasts, but the shape, too.”
Photos of a Ukranian model who has transformed herself into a real-life Barbie have surfaced on the internet this week, as the world wonders whether these amazing images are the results of plastic surgery, Photoshop, or simply good genes.
Valeria Lukyanova is a 21-year-old with everything: a slim, fit body and a wrinkle-free face. But has she gone a little too far? In the images that can be seen of her online, Valeria’s face is bordering on looking plastic, which perhaps explains her moniker of ‘Ukranian Barbie’.
With a tiny waist, buxom breasts and luscious lips, it’s difficult to believe that it can be all natural, though the model’s figure has left even expert cosmetic surgeons a little in the dark about what procedures she may have undergone.
Plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia writes on his blog that “Looking over her MySpace images, I really don’t see much… In the image above I see a moderate sized boob job… on a thin Ukranian woman with a thin waist that I’d bet was God-given. Her nose had probably seen some work although I’d wager she might have more. Some of the images appear to feature facial fillers, or maybe that is just Photoshop.”
It seems opinions are split over the Ukranian Barbie – but what do you think? Beautiful lady or plastic princess?
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I couldn’t list the number of diets I’ve been on with all ten of my fingers, and I know I’m not the only one. I’ve eaten foods that are supposed to aid metabolism that are best left in the far corners of South American jungles, and I’ve dealt with the consequences – which, in my experience, have been more likely to be found in the bathroom than coming off my waistline.
If you’ve had experiences like this, it’s really no surprise if you’re considering weight loss surgery. For far too long the public have stigmatised the idea of weight loss surgery as something for people too lazy and demotivated to lose the weight themselves, naturally. Well, it really is high-time this changed.
Weight loss surgery isn’t something anyone takes lightly. How could it be? Going under the knife is daunting for anyone. But, just as it’s seen as necessary when a very ill patient needs an operation at a hospital, there comes a point, after years of unsuccessful dieting, that weight loss surgery seems to be the only way.
The science behind diets and calorie counting is hardly exact; you don’t need to look at more than a few web pages to see that scientists disagree about how exactly one should go about losing weight on an almost weekly basis. Unfortunately, no one likes to say it, but it’s probably the truth: some people just can’t lose weight the way other people do.
We’ve tried and tried, and yet the pounds don’t drop off. Should we have to suffer the low self-esteem and health problems that come with excess weight, just because of unfortunate biology?
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder at Secret Surgery Ltd., says that “Weight loss surgery really is for those in the last chance saloon; it’s a life-saving operation that should be considered just as valuable as heart surgery. Our patients live longer, happier lives because of these surgeries – and that’s what’s important.”
Is Jenny McCarthy Botox’s biggest fan? While most actresses like to pretend their buxom bosoms and slim waists are simply the results of good diets and regular work-outs, Jenny McCarthy is happy to tell the world how she keeps herself looking so young.
The star, who’s just about to see the launch of her new reality match-making show, Love in the Wild, has been open about using Botox for the past few years, singing its praises at every opportunity.
“I’m an obvious Botox user,” she told Life & Style magazine. “I tell everyone.” McCarthy isn’t just a user of Botox; she’s a lover of it. “I get Botox in my forehead”, she says. “I just have my doctor do a little shot.”
It’s certainly doing something for the 39-year old, who would look more out of place at a PTA meeting than at an under 18′s nightclub. McCarthy has before been in the news for being open about her breast augmentation, so it looks like she’s a lady who’s proud of her cosmetic improvements!
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says that “It’s great to see that someone is proud of their cosmetic procedures. For too long there’s been an unhealthy stigma surrounding the cosmetic surgery industry, and women are finally beginning to feel confident and free enough to undertake procedures without shame or guilt.”
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Far too many of us know what it’s like: you spend months or years shifting the pounds, living on a diet that consists mostly of health shakes and cabbages, only to find that at the end of it all, your beach body still looks more like a beached whale body than the 22-year-old supermodel look you had in mind.
Of course, it’s not just you; after we lose a lot of weight, there’s usually lots of excess skin left behind. With no fat left for skin to wrap itself around, it just ends up sagging about like a carrier bag. While it’s scientifically natural, it’s not the best look; it’s no surprise that my shorts haven’t come out of the wardrobe since Summer 1999.
Unfortunately, one of the areas that ends up building up lots of this flab is the thigh area; anyone who’s ever been even a few pounds overweight knows how easy it is to find ‘thunder thighs’ setting up camp on your usually skinny legs. Once you’ve got thunder thighs, there’s no way to get away from them, even with weight loss.
Thigh lifts are a great way to get your body looking as good as it should do after months of hard work; there’s no sense in dieting if you don’t look smokin’ hot at the end of it all. Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says that ‘A quick thigh lift is the answer to unsightly excess skin that stops lots of lovely ladies from being able to confidently don their sexiest swimwear every summer.’
If you’re considering a thigh lift, don’t hold yourself back; there’s nothing worse than feeling self-conscious about something that’s completely out of your control. With thigh lifts, you can get the control back – and get back into those mini-skirts, too.
Small ones, big ones, fat ones, thin ones, arched ones, hooked ones and broken ones; noses come in all shapes and sizes! Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that plenty of us don’t find our noses to be letting down the rest of our faces.
What’s important to people isn’t necessarily having a smaller one or a rounder one; the weird thing is, we all want different ones. Society doesn’t have anything to say about the ‘perfect’ nose, and it seems like we all have different ideas of perfection when it comes to our olfactory conks.
The nose is what pulls a face together, and sometimes we’re just born with noses that don’t suit our faces. I’m betting Serge Gainsbourg found his nose to be quite an asset, but on a dainty damsel like his one-time love Brigitte Bardot, it probably would have proved less popular.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd. says that “Nose jobs have become the new boob jobs. Women and men aren’t getting their noses done to fit into some idealised media image; they’re doing it to fit in with their own image of themselves. Nose jobs are all about looking the way you want to look, however that is.”
If you’ve lost a lot of weight recently, you might sometimes notice that your tummy’s looking less like the toned, beach body you imagined it might be and a bit more like somebody left a wax model out in the sun too long.
This ‘melty’ excess skin is nothing to worry about; it’s only natural that after extreme weight loss you’ve got a lot of skin left over, but unfortunately you can do all the ab crunches and sit-ups you like – you won’t dodge that podge. It’s simply excess skin, and the only way to get rid of it is to, well, get rid of it!
Tummy tucks are all the rage at the moment, with yummy mummies looking to get back their shape after nine months of ballooning, or simply successful dieters who need a couple of extra tweaks before they’re ready to show off their brand new beach bodies.
Secret Surgery’s MD and founder, Angela Chouaib, recommends a tummy tuck for anyone who has recently lost a lot of weight. “Tummy tucks are simple, routine procedures that simply remove excess tissue that gets left behind when we drop pounds quickly. It’s super-quick to recover from, and when you see the results, it’ll make those months of dieting seem even more worth it.”
If you’re thinking that a tummy tuck might be for you, then take the next step and receive a personalised quote and free consultation. Please visit www.SecretSurgery.co.uk or call 0843 289 4 982 or email info@SecretSurgery.co.uk
This week, the world’s been thinking about Hayden Panettiere’s breasts; what makes this different from last week, however, is that we’re wondering why they suddenly look so buxom; has Hayden enjoyed a growth spurt overnight, or perhaps she’s indulged in a bit of surgery?
Photos of the 22-year old actress playing tennis in her bikini show her once-modest chest to looking more generous than ever. The star’s new curvy figure has attracted attention from both the press and cosmetic surgery professionals.
Dr. Anthony Youn told The Enquirer that “her breasts appear to have gone from an A to a C, judging from the photos’ – showing that even experts have got their eye on Panettiere’s new look.
Whatever the girl’s been doing, I’m impressed; her bouncy new breasts complement her petite figure, giving her some much-needed curves and losing the cutesy image she’s been known for. Panettiere’s finally looking less like the girl next door and more like the sexy young woman we’ve all known she could be.
Secret Surgery’s MD and founder, Angela Chouaib, has commented that “Hayden Panittiere’s new boobs look great, and they’ve definitely improved her figure. Whether ladies are interested in breast augmentation to reduce or increase their cup size – or just a bit of tweaking to improve perkiness – it doesn’t matter; what’s important is finding the right size that makes you look and feel great.”