Everyone knows Nicki Minaj – she’s one of the most famous faces on TV and one of the most famous voices on the radio today. She’s known for her vibrant appearance, often wearing wigs and outlandish – but always utterly gorgeous – fashions. However, Nicki may be a trendsetter in more ways than one – some surgeons believe that she’s indulged in a little nose surgery and/or breast implants to help those natural good looks along.
Nicki denies having had surgery on her face, but doesn’t say anything about the rest of her body. She says that instead of surgery, she uses special make-up and application techniques.
”I’ve never had surgery on my face. They’ll see contour and they’ll think you had surgery on your nose. No, no, no, look at RuPaul’s Drag Race and you’ll see how you can make your nose look any shape you want. When people see my makeup, they think all types of crazy things that I’m doing to my skin, but it’s makeup.”
Share the secret, Nicki! Whatever she’s doing, it seems to be working.
A fascinating story appeared on the Shanghai Daily news site the other day, warning about the dangers of buying your own silicone implants. Reportedly, a female university student in Shanghai purchased a 35 yuan – or $5.50, for those of us who understand American money a little better than Chinese money – silica gel implant, which she then took to the hospital, asking the surgeons there to reshape her nose with it.
It’s all well and good to laugh – after all, who knows what you’re buying online when you purchase a nameless, unbranded ‘implant’ – but if the doctors had not refused, this woman could have suffered some serious consequences!
You can’t just go sticking anything inside your nose, bum, boobs or cheeks and hoping it’ll plump you up without causing any damage. At Secret Surgery, all of our silicone implants are made to order, after being measured for the patient. Not only does this mean that our implants are clean, safe and reliable, but they’re also tailored to fit you. We often find patients who are asking for breast implants have asymmetrical breasts and need two different sizes of implant, anyway.
In other words, just in case you ever get tempted: don’t buy implants online! No doctor in their right minds will operate with those, because they’re dangerous, risky, and – frankly – unsafe. The Shanghai university student should count her lucky stars that her surgeon did refuse to use the implant she had bought, or she might have ended up with a painful and expensive post-op infection!
Another day, another Secret Surgery story. Today, we’ve got someone who wants to tell us his story about accompanying his girlfriend during her trip to have breast implants at Secret Surgery.
“My girlfriend and I decided to book breast implants with Secret Surgery, because we felt secure and positive with the info given to us by Angela Chouaib when we met with her for a consultation in Kent. Everything was well-organized on our behalf, including travel and flights, and we were told where to go and what to bring with us weeks before the trip.”
Great! And what about when you got here? “When we both arrived we ere taken to out hotel by Jack the taxi driver, who was great. The apartment was very ‘designer’ – up to date, spacious – we’ll definitely stay there when we go back again.”
“The next day, we were met by Aga, who picked us up and took us to the hospital for our consultation. Jack and Aga were both very polite and talkative, and they spoke brilliant English. We also met the surgeon, who was very understanding, humble and caring; we were both very glad that he would be the surgeon performing the operation. He was great with my girlfriend – making her laugh and checking up on her – and he also spoke to me personally to say how glad he was to have done the surgery.”
But what about the service you received with Secret Surgery? “Nothing was too much trouble – I had just lost my mobile phone on the plane, and Angela kindle gave me a spare one to use, which was so helpful. The nurses were lovely to me, and even took time to print me out a tram map so I could travel between the hospital, my apartments, train stations and shopping centres. The Polish people also are very helpful if you get lost!”
Are you both pleased you came to Secret Surgery? “The operation was a success! I would definitely go again soon, to have teeth veneers done. Another reason to go back: I fell in love with the restaurants, buildings and scenery out there! Thanks Secret Surgery, for making our trip perfect!”
Thanks to you both! It’s always great to hear positive stories from our patients! If you’re a previous patients of ours, why not tell the world about your experience with us?
We all – occasionally – feel that our love lives could do with a bit of a kick, I’m sure, but I can’t be the only one who has heard someone say “I just don’t quite enjoy it the way I once used to”. If pleasing your partner starts feeling like a challenge, rather than a pleasure, it’s maybe time to start thinking about why this is.
A recent study has claimed that women with breast implants get more pleasure in bed than they did before they had their enhancements, according to the Daily Mail. The paper also reported that US chat show host Bethenny Frankel agrees, having spoken recently about her own experiences with breast enhancements.
“After having gone from an 32A cup to a 32FF, all of a sudden, the part of my body that had always been an embarrassment to me, became something that I was proud of and could feel confident while being with a partner.” said Ms. Frankel. “It is not just about the ability to impress a man. It’s about feeling self-confident within, which enables you to enjoy a sexual experience more freely and uninhibited.”
According to a survey by RealSelf.com, 61% of women found they were having more sex after their enlargements, and 70% of women admitted their satisfaction from sex had increased. The truth is, cosmetic surgery isn’t just about feeling more confident; it’s about being able to relax, enjoy yourself, and loosen up.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says that “Cosmetic surgery is all about making you feel more at ease in your own skin. Whether that helps you to perform well at work, in bed, or at home – or all three – is up to how you feel about yourself. It’s not about being bigger; it’s about being you.”
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.”
So why all the fuss about getting a boob job? One simple reason: it’s all about your happiness. We don’t just deal with women who would like to go up a cup-size; we serve a vast range of clients who elect for a boob job for numerous reasons.
It’s amazing how many people hear the word ‘boob job’ and think of vacuous silicon-enhanced celebs. Cosmetic surgery is not about enhancing women to the point of absurdism. Here are just three reasons why you may opt for breast surgery, and no, pursuing a career as a glamour model isn’t one of them.
Number one: weight loss. With obesity levels rising in the UK, it’s an amazing feat to shed those stones and pounds. After all that hard work, you’ll feel fantastic on the inside, but what of your body’s adaptation to the weight loss? Well, many women find that putting on the pounds increases their breast size. The downside to this is that the excess skin remains once their breasts have diminished in size.
Number two: breast feeding. Bundles of joy and boob-wreckers: yes, feeding your children au natural will have noticeable and unfortunate downsides. It’s beautiful and wonderful, but once they’ve started to develop their first teeth, your breasts may feel the pinch.
Third? Ageing. We’ve all heard the jokes about everything travelling South, but in this day and age you don’t have to be a hostage to the force of gravity. With many of us maintaining an active sex life even into old age, breast surgery can boost your self-esteem and enhance his sex drive.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd says “Whether it’s a breast uplift, or mastopexy, all of these changes can be rectified with ease. Skin excess can be cut off, the gland lifted, and the nipple repositioned, giving you the firm and perky breasts that you once knew so well. You can opt for implant insertion during the same procedure if you choose, but the size of your breasts is completely up to you. It’s not about achieving an DD cup size: it’s quality over quantity, and your happiness over anyone else’s”.
I honestly can’t think of anything bad to say about my experience with Secret Surgery, the whole process of going abroad for treatment was made so easy,all I had to do was get myself to the airport! And I couldn’t be happier with my results, I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again if I want more treatment in the future.
Alyson – Wales
After the recent PIP implant scare, the debate continues as to whether cosmetic surgery should be advertised. A government review of the trade will bring more answers to light later this year, and may see the introduction of a breast implant registry.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has been one of the most vocal bodies on the matter. They have called for increased regulation of the ‘cowboy’ cosmetic market, and ‘are delighted with the upcoming inquiry’. President of BAAPS, Fazel Fatah, explained the association’s stance: ‘aggressive marketing gimmicks…not only trivialise surgery but endanger the patient.’ This can be observed, he says, in the ‘unrealistic expectations set by reality shows’ and ‘crass competition prizes promising mummy makeovers.’
It is yet to be seen whether the marketing of cosmetic surgery will be curtailed or regulated. It’s certainly a controversial topic, and one that will affect the trade directly. Of course, unrealistic expectations brought on by inaccurate marketing can only end badly. Yet what of the advertisements that don’t sensationalise the trade? (more…)