Turning back the years isn’t exactly an option, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t at least appear to knock a few off with the help of cosmetic surgery. Anti-ageing solutions are available everywhere these days, but few of them really work. At least with cosmetic surgery, you’re guaranteed results. If you’re hoping to stay youthful, here’s a list of some seriously good surgeries that you might want to consider:
- Face lifts: Yep, you guessed it – pretty much everyone has heard of the face lift. A face lift will reduce wrinkles and jowls, making your face appear younger, brighter, and fresher.
- Neck lift: Like a face lift… but on your neck! If you feel that the years have been unkind to your neck – and many of us do – then this might just be for you.
- Other lifts: You can also have a thigh lift, or an arm lift, or a breast lift, or a buttock lift… we do all kinds! A lift basically just tautens your skin to reduce wrinkles and sagging.
- Vaginal tightening: This might be for you if you’re concerned about how ageing has affected your sex life. Not only can this operation make sex more pleasurable for your partner, it can also make it better for you!
- Botox and fillers: If you’re looking for a simple fix, botox and fillers can soften the lines in your face and plump up your cheeks.
This is a lot of options – but try not to feel overwhelmed! If you just can’t make your mind up, then don’t worry: seeing one of our UK consultants is the best way to talk through your options and figure what procedure – or combination of procedures – is right for you.
Yummy mummy makeovers were the big thing of the new millennium, and they’re not getting any less popular. Women are beginning to realise that having children doesn’t mean sacrificing good looks and tight tums!
The beauty of a yummy mummy makeover is that you can make it whatever you want: you can customise your makeover to target any areas that you think need work – whether you’ve got post-baby belly or thunder thighs. Some of the most popular procedures we deliver as part of yummy mummy makeovers are:
- Tummy tucks, to tighten up your abs after the surgery
- Liposuction, which can target any areas of fat that you haven’t managed to lose yet
- Lifts – you can have a lift just about anywhere, from your face to your thighs!
Combine one or two surgeries and who knows – you might be looking even better than you did before you had your baby!
With all the stresses of becoming a new mother, nobody wants the added worry of being self-conscious about their body. Treating yourself to a yummy mummy makeover is one way to truly reward yourself for the hard work you’ve put into pregnancy and childbirth!
Yes! It’s another blog getting under the skin of Secret Surgery! This time around, Patricia Palmer has told all about her life and her experience in the business. Patricia is one of our Patient Care Managers, and she’s based in Northern Ireland and Ireland.
What’s the biggest challenge in your job? The biggest challange of my job would be changing some peoples attitudes to surgery abroad as some people have heard some bad stories.
What’s the best part of your job? The best part of my job is all of it I’m very much a peoples person and I love talking to all sorts of different people and knowing that I am helping them change their lives is amazing.
What do you think you would have become if not a patient care manager? If I hadn’t become a patient care manager at Secret Surgery I would still be a full time childminder – my own way of helping others and I’m a big kid at heart!
If you were to treat yourself to some surgery, what would you have? I have had weight loss surgery and a tummy tuck. If I could have another surgery it would be a breast uplift as that would be my journey complete – I think thats what makes all the paitent care managers very special at Secret Surgery; we have all been in most people’s shoes so we understand how they feel and we can answer all the questions honestly.
How do you like to relax after a long day? Well I would normally spend it with my two boys as they do keep me busy and once they’re off to bed I like to go on Secret Surgery’s Facebook page as I have met a lovely bunch of people on there! We would have people on there asking questions and it’s nice to be there 7 days a week to support them.
A few weeks ago, we posted a blog which stated that you should always make sure you’re choosing cosmetic surgery for the right reasons; while we didn’t have time there to elucidate exactly what those reasons are – we do here!
Cosmetic surgery, like any other kind of surgery, is… well, kind of a big thing. You don’t just impulse buy a cosmetic surgery operation along with your copy of OK! Magazine and a bar of Cadbury Bubbles. You’ve got to make sure it’s the right decision for you, and one of the best ways to do that is to think about why you want it.
1. I want to feel more confident about myself.
Hardly a rarity, wanting to improve self esteem and confidence is one of the biggest reasons why anyone considers plastic surgery – and it’s not a bad one. As long as you’re doing it for you – for your own self confidence – and not for someone else, there’s no better reason to take the plunge.
2. I’ve been thinking about this for years.
We often see patients who have been wanting cosmetic surgery for years and years, but for whatever reason have only just been able to actually take action in getting it. If it’s been on your mind for a while, it means you’re not simply acting on impulse – another very good sign.
3. I need this for my health.
Some cosmetic surgeries – like weight loss surgery, in particular – can also have very good impacts on your health, too. If one of the primary reasons you’re considering surgery is to keep your health in good check, then you’ve got your priorities in the right place.
4. I’ve never felt more ready.
Even when you’re choosing surgery for the right reasons, there are a couple of other things you need to make sure you’ve got covered, too. One of these is feeling ‘ready’; surgery can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience, and you need to be sure that you’re completely up for it before you go under the knife.
5. I trust my doctor completely.
Once you know you want surgery, it’s important to find a clinic – with a doctor and surgeon – that you trust. Shop around, talk to different people, do your research – and hopefully, you’ll find someone that you feel you can trust your life with.
The thigh lift is one of those procedures that doesn’t often find itself in the spotlight, and remains under the radar for many women; you don’t often hear about thigh lifts in the papers, or from your girlfriends, though there’s no doubt that many women in the UK choose to undergo them every year.
So, what is a thigh lift? I’m sure many of you can guess simply from the name; just like a face lift, a thigh lift is there to bring youth, vigour and beauty back to the thighs. Sometimes, the skin on your thighs can become wrinkled or saggy – either from ageing or excess weight loss – which leaves your legs looking anything but trimmed.
With a thigh lift, the skin on certain areas of your legs is tightened, removing these wrinkles and sags. If you’re too worried to show your legs off at the beach in a bikini, or you dread even going to your local swimming pool because of your legs, then a thigh lift may be for you!
A consultation in one of our UK clinics can help you make the right decision about whether to go through with a thigh lift and, if so, what kind you should be thinking about. What’s important, always, when it comes to cosmetic surgery, is your happiness!
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.
Sadly, it’s not that simple. When our bodies undergo dramatic change, such as massive weight-loss, our skin doesn’t usually follow suit. And as we age, this tends to worsen, meaning the more weight we lose, the saggier our skin will become. Most of us are mentally prepared for our bodies to change after weight-loss, but unfortunately diet and exercise don’t always do the trick. Saggy skin can be extremely hard to budge, and it’s the last thing you want after you’ve worked so hard to look good.
Thanks to cosmetic surgery, however, this skin can be gone in a matter of hours. While the stomach and breasts are the areas we usually pay attention to, the thighs are also often in need of a little lift.
Having a thigh lift gives your new body that final touch; it’s the last stage in waving goodbye to the former, flabbier you. I have my own thigh lift booked for mid December, and it will be a great relief to finally feel good in my own body.
Saggy skin can really tarnish your hard-earned weight-loss. Once you’ve slimmed down to the size you always wanted to be, the last thing you want is to have to avoid wearing shorts or a swimsuit. A thigh or medial lift can resolve the issue by sculpting the inner thighs and contouring the body to the way you want it.
By removing a crescent of skin in the upper medial thigh, incisions are kept hidden in the groin crease. The surgeon then makes a ‘T’ shaped incision which can be extended as far as necessary, and extra skin is tightened up to reveal more supple, slinky thighs. A compression garment must be worn for about six weeks afterwards, and you’ll be ready to hit the beach only a month or so after that. Thank heavens for the wonders of modern cosmetic surgery.