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Archive for August, 2013

Real people: sun, sea and silicone

sun sea and siliconeWe’re in the news again! Fittingly, Secret Surgery has been featured in a recent edition of Real People magazine, and we got bags of attention and lots of page space, so we’re going to take our time and show you the features over a few different blogs.

One of the Secret Surgery features in the magazine was ‘Sun, Sea and Silicone’, and as the title might suggest it was all about going abroad to bag yourself a nice holiday and a hot new bod while you’re there. The feature dealt with all the different aspects of surgery abroad, including the risks (or lack of), the savings, the background to how it all started, and of course, some expert advice from our wonderful founder and MD, Angela Chouaib!

It also contains top tips  for those of you who are out there looking for a surgery abroad provider now, because, as we always stress – you can never be too careful to choose the right one.

If you’re popping out today, pick up a copy of Real People magazine – it’s full of juicy stories and gossip about your favourite surgery abroad clinic – and it’s got some good pics too!

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Not seen our forum? Get in there!

secret surgery website1For those readers who want even more Secret Surgery low-down, we’ve got just the thing for you. If you haven’t yet seen our website’s new forum, then it’s time to head over there and get posting. You can find it on the main site here.

The Secret Surgery forum is the perfect place to ask for advice, information and support from surgery experts, past patients, and friends you’ve yet to meet! We hope that everyone using the forum gets something out of it, whether it’s a titbit of advice you’d never heard before or a new friend.

You can post on just about any topic relating to Secret Surgery and what we do, from diet advice and weight loss to patient stories and travel advice. And don’t worry – we do moderate it, so you don’t need to worry about trolls lurking in every thread!

So if you haven’t already, come and join us in our Secret Surgery forum for more gossip and girl giggles!

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Last tickets to Secret Surgery’s Christmas Adventure 2013!

71Last year we held a VIP trip to Wroclaw for our very special friends, patients and readers; well, it was so successful that we thought we’d do the same again this year! We promised a lot of you last year that it wouldn’t be the last time we saw you, and we hope you’ll join us for the same fun and frolics again this year.

The trip is open to everyone, whether you’ve been a previous patient or you’d just like to meet us and see what being a part of the Secret Surgery family is all about. It’ll be taking place from Friday 6th December to Monday 10th, and regional flights are available from Liverpool, the East Midlands, Bristol and Stansted  – so there’s no excuse not to come!

There’ll be a meal out every evening of the trip, and we’ve organised a guided tour around the city on Saturday. On Sunday, you’ll get a tour of the hospital, a presentation, and… our favourite bit… a goody bag! So you’ll have something to remember your trip with.

If you’re still not convinced, just take a look at this video of last year’s trip… and tell us is doesn’t look amazing!

To find out more about our VIP Christmas Trip 2013, please call 0843 289 4 982 or email [email protected].

Did you seek cosmetic surgery to look… your age?

s-BAGGY-EYES-largeIt’s long been known that men and women have turned to cosmetic surgery when the wrinkles started to appear in order to look a little more like they did in their hey days. But… whoever heard of turning to cosmetic surgery just to look your age?

Apparently, this is what more and more men and women in the US are doing every year. A US surgeon told ABC News that many of his patients are overworked men and women in good jobs who don’t want the surgery to eradicate their wrinkles, but ‘just to soften them’.

Perhaps it’s true that the daily stresses of modern life are making us wrinklier and more haggard as the years pass by. Is this really the case though?

I wonder whether, in the US, this is more to do with the fact that super-hot celebrities – whether they’re in their 20s or their 50s – are so commonly seen that people are beginning to think that looking normal at 45 is really looking old. ‘Young’ is the new normal.

My advice? Don’t get cosmetic surgery because you think you look older than you are. Get it because you don’t like the way you look! Stop comparing yourself to other people… or you will always find something to be unhappy with.

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Did Desperate Housewives hunk Jesse Metcalfe get a male breast reduction?

jesse-metcalfe-plastic-surgeryIf you remember John Rowland on Desperate Housewives – Gabrielle’s teenaged gardener – you’ll remember how smokin’ he was, and particularly how buff his chest always looked!

So how crazy would it be if Jesse Metcalfe, the actor who portrayed John, had opted for a male breast reduction? We can’t tell you either way whether he has or hasn’t, but recent pics of the actor playing tennis certainly make it look like his super hot pecs are a little smaller than they used to be.

If he has opted for a breast reduction, he won’t be the only hunky male star to have done so. Dwayne Johnson, AKA The Rock, also chose to have a breast reduction a few years ago when he felt that his ultra  buffed up pecs were getting a bit too big for him.

Of course, most men who opt for male breast reduction do so not because of the size of their pecs, but the size of their manboobs. Gynecomastia – or man boob syndrome – is relatively simple to treat, and it can make a huge difference to a man’s self esteem.

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The A to Z of Aftercare

detail_lidstraffungWhen you’re researching surgery abroad, it’s important to remember that the surgery itself is not the end of it. It’s important to ensure that you have aftercare in place for when your surgery is over – just in case.

What is aftercare, and why is it so crucial? If anything goes wrong in your surgery – or even if you’re just concerned that you might want a follow-up check to make sure everything is healing properly – aftercare is what’s going to give you the peace of mind you need.

Our VIP aftercare package means that even when you’ve returned to the UK, if you need further care following your surgery, it’s always available to you. Even if you never need to use it, aftercare is a massive boost to your confidence and can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying your trip.

Of course, it’s not just about peace of mind. Aftercare can be crucial in cases where complications do occur – and they do, however infrequently. Making sure that you choose a surgery provider who have contacts back here in the UK will mean that there’s always someone on the end of the phone if you find you’re not recovering properly.

At Secret Surgery, we really can’t stress the importance of aftercare enough. It’s like your mum always said… it’s better to be safe than sorry!

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Is cosmetic surgery the fountain of youth?

fountain_of_youth_legendLifts, Botox, fillers… cosmetic surgery offers so many ways to turn back the clock, and it seems like the results that these surgeries can offer are like a modern day fountain of youth…

But surely it’s too good to be true? Cosmetic surgery can make you look ten years younger, but it can’t stop you from getting old – and it can’t keep you young forever. Even Cher is looking older every year – admittedly, only a month older every year – but it’s happening!

The truth is, if you want to keep looking young, you have to keep having more surgery. Each round of Botox or every face lift will only work on the wrinkles you’ve already developed; the ones to come are still just that – to come.

This is why it’s important to view anti-ageing cosmetic surgery in the correct light. It’s not going to fend off wrinkles for the rest of your life, but it will soften your face and take a few years off for the time being. If you’re not happy with this kind of result, then you need to start thinking about whether surgery is for you!

While cosmetic surgery might not be the fountain of youth we all hope it could be, we should be happy we’ve got the means to get rid of even a few wrinkles – it’s something that even just fifty years ago wasn’t an option!

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