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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