Thank you Secret Surgery for organising everything and that the surgery went really well. Mr Marwan Saifi and his staff were true Professionals from beginning to end and I am happy to recommend them to anyone. I shall keep in touch as I will need more surgery on my crown area in the near future. Once again thank you For your help. PETE FROM MANCHESTER
In December I had the pleasure of attending the Secret Surgery VIP trip to Wroclaw. I was there in my capacity as an aftercare nurse but I am also employed as a manager in the NHS and have my own private aesthetic practice. I was surprised to read the article printed a few days later in The Sun as it bore little resemblance to the weekend I had been on. Whilst I do have an interest in Secret Surgery I am also a registered nurse and as such am bound by my code of conduct which means that I always put the interests of patients first.
Jennifer Tippett was given access to personal information disclosed by individuals who in some cases had told no one else of their journey or indeed any past or planned surgery. Much of what she wrote was embellished or just plain lies, for example no 17 year old who attended had a consultation with the surgeon regarding a ‘nose job’. A huge opportunity was missed to show the fabulous skills of the surgeons at EMC who perform life changing surgery for the patients who choose to go there.
“These are patients who in some cases have already had several consultations in the UK and been exposed to some particularly poor medical practice such as that highlighted in the Keogh report published on 31st December which highlights high pressure sales tactics and ‘special offers’. I did not witness any such practices at secret surgery unlike here in the UK.”
Having met the surgeon individually and had the chance to look around the hospital I must say how impressed I was with their exemplary practices and the beautiful, immaculate and clean hospital, it is such a shame that Jennifer chose not to mention any of this but instead mentioned a patient who had returned to have surgery corrected ‘free of charge’. Again this was simply not true.
Jennifer likened the atmosphere to that of a hen night and if by that she meant a group of women enjoying themselves in a lovely part of the world just before christmas then yes, that is exactly what the weekend was. After all some of those attending had lost huge amounts of weight and were considering more life changing events in the future. Perhaps they should not have been enjoying their new found confidence with new and supportive friends? And perhaps they would have thought twice before opening up to Jennifer if they had realised how biased and superficial her article would be.
Some of our most avid readers might remember that, until recently, we were giving you – yes, you! – the chance to come and meet us in Wroclaw this December for a weekend of fun and frolics! The trip cost £350, and all the places are now reserved by lucky readers…
…That is, all but ONE place. In the spirit of Christmas, we’re going to give this one place away for FREE to one of you; our readers, patients and friends.
If we invite you to come on the trip with us, you’ll have to be available on the weekend that takes place between December 14th and 17th 2012, when you’ll be whisked away to Wroclaw, Europe’s very own winter wonderland.
Aside from hitting the shops, checking out the Christmas market and enjoying some of the best food in the continent, you’ll also get to meet other Secret Surgery readers, attend exclusive presentations, have a consultation with one of our experts and get top fashion advice from the best.
Sound like just what you need? All you have to do to enter is answer this question: WHY should we choose YOU to come with us on this very special VIP Christmas Trip? Don’t hold back, ladies and gents; the more quirky and fun your answers are, the more chance you’ve got of winning!
We’ll choose the person who gives us the best answer, and, whoever we choose, the judge’s decision is final! To enter, just post your answer in the comments box at the bottom of this blog so get your thinking caps on; and no copying!
You only have 24 hours…. and entries must be submitted before 7pm on 26/10/2012 and the WINNER will be announced on 27/10/12. And no copying!
Good luck to everyone; we look forward to reading your replies!
“I am so glad I found Angela and Secret Surgery. I saved for years to afford weight loss surgery, and having reached my goal and maintained it, I was really unhappy with the amount of excess skin around my tummy.”
How did you find the service at Secret Surgery? “After searching for a while I found Secret Surgery and from my initial request for information, Angela was on the ball. Every question was answered promptly and professionally. All the stress and strain was taken out of my hands, and every minute detail was dealt with. All I did was turn up for my flight!”
“Aga met me at the other end and again took charge of everything. Dr. W is the most humble man I have ever met, and his work is truly awesome. Thank you Secret Surgery. You have changed my life!”
We’re so happy to hear it! Keep checking back here for more real Secret Surgery experiences, every week.
For today’s Secret Surgery story, we’ve got Jo here to talk about her face and neck lifts with us. While she enjoyed her experience at Secret Surgery, she wants future patients to know all about the obstacles she faced during her surgery; whenever you undergo any kind of cosmetic surgery, there will be a short recovery time to go through, and it’s important to know what to expect.
How are you feeling today? “I’ve still not recovered full from my surgery last month. I have a wound in front of my right ear that is very slow to heal. Dr. W did warn me that the wound would take longer than the other side due a previous face lift scar which left my skin very thin.”
“I stopped smoking in February, I thought that would be OK and I have not started again. Age probably takes a part in the healing process, too. I can’t get my hair cut or coloured yet, so I’m not feeling the best.”
“Also, to ladies having face or neck surgery, please grow your hair! Dr. W had to shave sections of my hair at the back on both sides where the scars are placed. I now have bristles and small chunks of hair growing back through!” That’s good to know!
How do you feel about your experience as a whole? “I would recommend Secret Surgery, Poland and Dr. W, and the lovely Aga. Regards and thank you Angela, for the chance and experience; I’ll look back on it and smile soon, I’m sure!”
That’s great! If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, remember to make sure you understand the recovery time required after it!
Lisa tells us about her concerns with surgery abroad, which is something we come across quite often here at Secret Surgery. “I was really apprehensive about going and having surgery abroad without meeting the consultant before travelling. Lots of friends had expressed concern about my trust in overseas surgery.”
Were your fears soon allayed? “Having travelled to Poland I have nothing but praise for the way I was treated and the professionalism and kindness that I was shown. The surgeon and hospital were fantastic. I am really pleased with the results, and am hoping to go back at some point in the future.”
Wow, excellent! We often see a big turnaround in our patients’ impressions of surgery abroad after they’ve come to visit us. “I would highly recommend your services to anyone as nothing was too much trouble.”
If you’re thinking of taking the plunge yourself, why not have a look through our vaser lipo quote and info pack here. To take the next step and receive a FREE personalised info pack and quote please visit www.SecretSurgery.co.uk or call 0843 289 4 982 or email Info@SecretSurgery.co.uk
Today, we’ve got a video testimonial from a young and beautiful patient, who underwent a rhinoplasty with us recently.
“Before I booked, I was very dubious about having surgery abroad, but after chatting through all my concerns with Angela, I decided to book. Everything was so professional, from the first inquiry until I arrived back in the UK.”
And what about the staff and service you received? “The hospital was amazingly clean and modern, plus Aga and Dr. W were very friendly. The nurses were caring, flights and transfers were on time, plus my new body confidence is really starting to shine through. “
“Thanks Angela, and Secret Surgery – I am definitely one happy bunny.”
That’s great! If you, too, want to be a happy bunny with Secret Surgery, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. To take the next step and receive a FREE personalised info pack and quote please visit www.SecretSurgery.co.uk or call 0843 289 4 982 or email Info@SecretSurgery.co.uk
Out of bikinis and into boxers, today we’re going to take a ‘brief’ (get it?) look at the man behind Secret Surgery’s designer vaginas. Jacek Zmijewski is our expert gynaecologist surgeon, with years of experience with women’s bodies! Today, we’ve managed to get a few minutes with him, and I can tell you – he’s one of the nicest guys in EMC Hospital!
Hi, Jacek! That’s Jack in English, right? “Yes! My name is Polish, of course. I graduated from the Medical Academy in Wroclaw in 1986, and then went on to study my Second Degree Specialization in Gynecology-Obstetrics, and finished that in 1993. I completed my PhD. In 1996, and am a member of the Polish Society of Obstetrics and the Polish Society of Gynecologics.”
Wow, a filled resumé, then. But, enough about work. What do you like to do in your free time? “I’ve got a beautiful wife who is also a fabulously talented and famous Professor of Gynaecology too and a wonderful daughter, so I obviously love to spend time with them. My hobby, it has to be said, is women! But I also enjoy travelling – to Asia, America… anywhere that’ll take me! I’m also known as a bit of a joker.”
Known as a joker and a great Gynecology Doctor in Poland? Jacek is doing well! He’s an invaluable part of the team here at Secret Surgery, and, as well as being a highly-skilled surgeon, he’s also just a lovely guy.
Having a pectoral implant means undergoing a cosmetic surgery to change the appearance and the size of the pectoral muscles. These are the muscles in a male chest, which are impressive and good to look at.
Pectoral implants are solid, silicone prosthetic devices, which are specially carved and shaped for every individual who is having the implant done before insertion. After the implant, they should look and feel natural, yet give them the desired chest according to each individual body shape or defect. Bicep and triceps implants are the ones most commonly used to shape, enlarge and firm the upper chest and arm areas and if they are correctly inserted then they give a natural appearance of the chest and muscles in both the flexed and relaxed condition.
An incision is made in the armpit and a pocket is created in the fascia of the upper pectoral muscle. Once the implant pocket is created, a soft, solid silicone implant is sculpted to the exact size and most esthetic appearance.
Usually, this sculpting requires vast knowledge from having placed many pectoral implants before, to know specifically how the final implant will look after healing. Once sculpted, the silicone implant is inserted into the pocket and it is secured with a few small self-dissolving sutures. The external incision is closed, and a very small dressing is placed under the arms to promote rapid healing. The patient can typically see the change to the pectoral area immediately after surgery.
During the recovery period, the patient is instructed not to lift their arms after surgery. When the dressings are removed the patient is told to follow a gentle exercise program for the next few weeks to permit a full and comfortable range of motion of the arms. This allows the pec implants to settle into the fascia pockets that surround the muscle. Generally within a week or two, physical use of the upper body muscles may be resumed and within one month, full pectoral muscular activity may be recommenced.
PLEASE NOTE: This method may result in the appearance of stretch marks on the chest (tattoos can become distorted)
The Clinic & Surgeon:
He was graduated in the Medical University of Warsaw. He was the first doctor in Poland, received his doctorate in tissue immunology. Lecturer at over 60 plastic surgery, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery conferences on all over the world.
Founder of the Polish Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Group member of Europen Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (EACS). As the first in Poland introduced a method of syringe liposuction, laser CO, methods, and dermabrasion crystals Aquamid. His clinic is a multiple winner of the press rankings.
The Clinic is the oldest, employing the biggest number of plastic surgeons Clinic in Poland. Our experience is acknowledged by the ISO certificate but also by the fact that our clinic has been chosen by producer of Dutch make me Beauty program to conduct procedures for its Polish version.
Mary, from Ireland, has got more news for us today about the surgeries she underwent with us earlier this year. Mary came to Secret Surgery for Vaser Lipo on her thighs, and apparently hasn’t looked back since. Here’s what she’s got to say about it.
“Three years ago, I started attending Weight Watchers after seeing a picture of myself at a wedding. I was disgusted with how I looked, and after two and half years at Weight Watchers I managed to bring my weight down by six stone and eight pounds!”
“The result was fantastic, but it also meant I had a lot of saggy bits and extra skin left over after such a large weight loss. I looked into cosmetic surgeries in Ireland, but they were all too expensive.”
“This is when I came across Secret Surgery. I contacted Angela, and she was so quick to respond! She was considerate, and I had so many questions – but to her there was no such thing as a silly question!”
“I left with my sister-in-law, Valerie, for Wroclaw on April 28th, and I was so impressed when we got to the hospital. It was immaculate, and the staff were amazing and friendly. I had the vaser lipo as part of my second operation, and it was painless, comforting and easy!”
“It was the best decision of my life. Angela was great, and my experience was made so much better by being there with Valerie, and meeting Sacha, another patient there at the time. We explored the hospital together, and had a great time.”
It’s always wonderful to hear that people have positive experiences here at Secret Surgery. If you’ve got a story to share with the world, don’t hesitate to drop us an e-mail with your Secret Surgery Story.
Sacha is here to tell us more about her experiences with cosmetic surgery at Secret Surgery here in Wroclaw. She came for over a month in April, and underwent three separate surgeries during her time with us – though, as we’ll soon find out, this wasn’t always the plan.
“I arrived in Poland on 11th April, and was booked in to have a tummy tuck on the 13th and a breast reduction on the 18th. After the tummy tuck, my blood levels were low, and so my breast reduction had to be put off until a little later, while I recovered my health.”
“This left me with some time on my hands, and so although it wasn’t originally part of my Secret Surgery plan, I decided to visit the dentist. I had my teeth sandblasted and laser whitened, as well as having three veneers and a crown fitted. This was fantastic.”
“The care at the hospital was amazing, and the hospital itself was spotless. The staff were all so caring, and though the extension to my trip meant I was in Wroclaw altogether for one month and four days, the city was beautiful and the extra cost of the stay was all covered on my insurance – so it just meant I got a longer holiday!”
“I would like to thank Dr. W, Angela and Aga all for helping me with my journey to Poland, and the transformation I have gone through – you are all amazing!”
Sacha also adds that “Secret Surgery is the company to use when having plastic surgery.” We’re so glad to hear that Sacha was pleased with her new smile – especially as it wasn’t even part of her initial plan! Why not follow Sacha’s advice and take the first step to following your cosmetic surgery dream?
Not long ago we listened to Nuala, from Edinburgh, tell us about her Secret Surgery success story. Today, we’ve got all the details of her tummy tuck with us, and if you’ve ever considered undergoing a tummy tuck to flatten the flab, then this story is sure to hold your interest.
“As a mother of four beautiful daughters, I’d wanted a tummy tuck for many years, but I never thought I’d see it happen. I started the search for surgeries online, looking at pictures on the web, and it was then that I found Secret Surgery!”
“I contacted Angela Chouaib, MD of Secret Surgery, and found out just how affordable a tummy tuck with them would be – a fraction of the price it would cost me in the UK! So many of my conversations with Angela put me at ease about so many things to do with the procedure, and I was invited to join the Facebook group, where I could talk to ‘real’ patients, who were going through exactly the same thing as me.”
“I paid my deposit, and that was it! I sat back and let Angela do the work. The service provided by Secret Surgery was fantastic, from start to finish.”
And what about the tummy tuck itself? “That was fine; my surgeon even came to see me in my room afterwards, and he was there at all of my dressing changes. Now that I’m back in the UK, the results of the tummy tuck look great, and the aftercare in the UK has been wonderful.”
Finally, Nuala says “Don’t be scared, ladies! It’s well worth it.” It’s always great to hear stories like this about happy patients. If you’ve got a Secret Surgery story you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We’ve got more news from Sacha, who came to Wroclaw in April to make her cosmetic surgery dream come true. She came for two procedures and ended up with three, and today she’s going to tell us all about her experience of a tummy tuck at Secret Surgery!
“The tummy tuck was the first operation that I was due to undergo with Secret Surgery, and it was scheduled in for April 13th. I’d met the doctor, Dr. W, who was lovely, and make me feel as though I was the only patient at the hospital.”
“I had the tummy tuck on the 13th, and it went absolutely fine. It did mean that my next operation, the breast reduction, had to be postponed a little later, because it left my blood levels low, which I’m told is totally normal. The doctor was lovely about it, though, and I knew that their waiting was a good sign – it meant they cared about my health.”
“In total I spent a month and four days in Wroclaw, and my time there was wonderful. I’d recommend the surgeon, Dr. W, to anyone; he’s a total perfectionist and the barely visible scars I’ve been left with are amazing.”
Sacha also says a big “Thank you” to Dr. W, and we would like to thank her in return! She’s still got more to tell us about her Secret Surgery experience, which we’ll be reporting on very soon.
Never mind Moves Like Jagger – we wish – more of us ladies have to put up with men that have got moobs like Jabba! Moobs, or man boobs, as you might also call them, can result in men for two reasons, though both of which are correctable with cosmetic surgery. I’m sure I speak for more than just myself when I say that moobs are not the most attractive
The first is medical; a condition called clinical gynecomastia, also known as male breast enlargement, can be caused by a hormonal imbalance of elevated levels of oestrogen or lowered levels of testosterone. While this condition can go away of it’s own accord, it can also hang around, and in these cases it’s certainly worth seeing a doctor to find out about the possibilities of medication or surgery.
Of course, not all men have that excuse. Most moobs probably come about simply because the chest area, like everywhere else on our bodies, is somewhere that excess fat can be stored. I know enough from my own body that when you pile on the pounds, they end up everywhere you least want them. Women aren’t the only victims of this!
Now, you could go out and buy yourself a manissiere, but let’s face it: that’s hardly going to make you feel any more masculine, is it? One way to really eradicate those moobs is to opt for liposuction, which can remove the fat from the pockets on the chest, thus bringing your man boobs down to a more manly size.
Male breast reduction is becoming more and more popular in the UK, as men stop seeing cosmetic surgery as a vanity, and more as something that they sometimes might just need to do for themselves. All jokes aside, ‘moobs’ can make a man feel very feminine, and it’s obviously not great for confidence or self-esteem.
But, don’t fret. It’s pretty easy to turn yourself from Jabba the Hutt into Han Solo, with a little nip here, and a tuck there… At Secret Surgery, we can arrange the scans to determine whether you need a gynacomasty or liposuction, and the surgery, flights and accommodation will all be sorted out by us.
If you’re wondering how to make your Christmas of 2012 a little bit special, then wonder no more! We at Secret Surgery are hosting a four-day Christmas Adventure here in Wroclaw, which will be a beautiful winter wonderland by Christmas. To join us, you’ll leave the UK on Friday 14th December and return home on Monday 17th December.
While you’re in Wroclaw, you can enjoy a luxurious mini-break with the staff at Secret Surgery, and help us to celebrate our second anniversary, VIP-style. The trip will include trips to the nearby Christmas market and the city’s range of luxurious shops and boutiques, and spa treatments will also be available.
While you’re here, you’ll also offered an optional consultation with Dr. W and his staff at our bright, modern Wroclaw clinic. The cost of your trip includes everything, so you don’t need to worry about getting yourself organised; we’ll sort out your flights, accommodation and transfers – so all you have to do is get on the plane!
The 2012 Secret Surgery Christmas Adventure is a great opportunity to meet lots of new faces, many of whom will work for Secret Surgery, but many will also be patients of ours, or just people like you – who don’t know whether to take the plunge! You can mingle, make new friends, and hear some Secret Surgery success stories from our previous patients.
For more details, check out our Facebook event page here – facilities and price lists will be available soon. We advise that you get in there early, as spaces are filling up, and are offered on a first come, first served basis. The trip will cost £350, and you can book your place by either contacting me or e-mailing SecretSurgery@yahoo.co.uk
Wroclaw’s International Airport now boasts an extra terminal, making travel to Poland all the more luxurious. The new terminal includes a deluxe lounge, luggage check-in and jet bridges, so it really is all mod-cons included.
The new terminal combined high-quality service with top standards in safety and security, and boasts even more connections than many of the airport’s other terminals. If you were thinking of heading to Wroclaw to indulge yourself in some Secret Surgery, then now’s a better time than ever.
After arriving in the luxury terminal, travellers embarking on a Secret Surgery trip will head to Wroclaw’s deluxe Puro Hotel, which has recently received Trip Advisor’s sought-after Certificate of Excellence Award, which is a testament to the hotel’s high standards in service, style and comfort.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says that “Every facet of your experience is important to the team at Secret Surgery. When you’re in discomfort, you don’t want to be in the hustle and bustle of a disorganised airport or worrying about room service or a lumpy bed. Anyone who books the VIP package is booked into the Puro Hotel as standard, to ensure a luxurious experience from start to finish.”
With Secret Surgery holidays, everything is top notch. Travel in comfort, arrive in style, sleep in luxury, and be treated by some of the best surgeons in Europe. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! To take the next step and receive a FREE personalised info pack and quote please visit www.SecretSurgery.co.uk or call 0843 289 4 982 or email Info@SecretSurgery.co.uk
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.”
Divorce is on the rise and partners are not dutiful: these are the lines we read every day in the media. To seek revenge on your ex by having plastic surgery; now that’s a little less common. Or is it?
A growing number of women, and even a handful of men, are opting for cosmetic change to combat a partner’s infidelity.
It’s prudent to get the context right: this phenomenon is seemingly exclusive to Beverly Hills. According to plastic surgeon Dr. John Anastasatos, one third of his patients are immediate post-divorce cases.
There are, of course, many different motives behind the desire to make oneself over, but the predominant reason for going under the knife is revenge, says one patient. Elizabeth’s story is in many ways typical of the unrealistic lifestyle in California. Her husband’s confession of adultery drove her to Dr. Renato Calabria, another famous surgeon offering post-trauma surgery. He gave her a short-lived boost in the form of effusive praise and flattery, before handing her the estimate for the extensive list of procedures. Of course, Elizabeth initially wondered how on earth she was going to cough up the cash. ‘I went right home and sold my wedding ring to finance the whole thing’ she said; ‘I couldn’t do it fast enough!’
Angela Chouaib, MD at Secret Surgery Ltd in the UK, said ‘People get cosmetic surgery for all manner of reasons. It would be wrong to conclude that some reasons are ‘righter’ than others. Nevertheless, it is the duty of the surgeon to ensure that the patient is in the right state of mind for undergoing the procedure, and is not rushing into it without having thought things through.’
The work she underwent is confidential, as is the case with many women opting for ‘vengeance’ surgery. You see, many go on from their messy marriages to take up a ‘cougar’ lifestyle: tight-lipped about their age and surgical history, they want to date younger men without the burden of their past. They’re looking for a boost, something to pump up their self-confidence; abusive and untrustworthy partnerships will undoubtedly do that. This much is true, and there’s nothing wrong with needing a lift; physical, or emotional, we all need to feel good.
What is debatable, is whether these surgeons should be recommending therapy instead. You have to question why surgeons agree to nip, tuck and alter these women, when most are preened to perfection already. Monopolising on people’s low self-esteem should not be the business of surgery. Making sure they have the right motivation; now that’s what Beverly Hills needs.