A new survey by the American Society for Dermatology Surgery has revealed society’s main cosmetic concerns. The number of people seeking cosmetic surgery has more than doubled since 2013. These days however, patients lean more towards technological procedures such as body sculpting, hair removal and skin tightening.

So there has certainly been a shift in the type of surgery preferred, but has there been a change in the types of problems being treated? Below we’ll look at the top 5 cosmetic concerns revealed.

1. Excess Weight – 83%

By far the biggest concern highlighted by the survey was excess weight. A massive 83% of respondents stated this as the biggest physical flaw they wouldn’t want to have. That could explain why liposuction procedures increased in the UK by 20% in 2015Liposuction has come a long way over the years and there are various ways it can be performed, with some being less invasive than others.

2. Lines, wrinkles around and under the eyes – 73%

It’s not surprising lines and wrinkles around and under the eyes came a close second with 73%. Two of the most common signs of ageing, they can seriously affect self-esteem and confidence. These days there are many procedures that can address lines and wrinkles including an eyelid or brow lift.

3. Submental/neck fat – 73%

One of the more surprising concerns revealed by the survey was neck fat. While the face is more commonly associated with the signs of ageing, the neck can also play a large role in how young we look. Surgeons are frequently carrying out neck lifts and liposuction to remove unsightly neck fat.

4. Skin texture and/or discolouration – 71%

Another concern are issues with skin texture and/or discolouration. It’s understandable when you think that we’re constantly bombarded of images of men and women with flawless skin. If you’re concerned about either of these issues, procedures such as chemical peels and laser skin rejuvenation can help.

5. Lines, wrinkles and/or folds in the mid-face, around the cheeks, mouth – 67%

Finally, a huge 67% of consumers are concerned about lines, wrinkles and folds around the mid-face area. While not as commonly treated as wrinkles around the forehead and eyes, facelift procedures to remove the signs of ageing around the mid-face area have increased dramatically.

So, those are the top 5 cosmetic concerns patients have today, but the good news is, whatever concern you do have, there’s at least one cosmetic procedure that can help.

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Tummy tucks are one of the most common types of cosmetic procedures carried out in the UK. Helping to eliminate excess skin and fat from around the abdomen, the procedure produces excellent, instant results. They are often performed on patients who have either lost a significant amount of weight or those who have had several pregnancies who now struggle to lose weight around the tummy area.

When searching for information on the procedure, you’ll discover there are actually two types available. You can either opt for the full abdominoplasty or a mini tummy tuck. If you’re struggling to decide which is right for you, below you’ll discover everything you need to know to make the best decision.

Understanding the tummy tuck procedure

A mini tummy tuck, as you’d imagine, is a less invasive procedure than a full abdominoplasty. This means it leaves a smaller scar and takes less time to perform than a full tummy tuck procedure. However, it also means that its results are more limited than the full procedure.

Typically, a mini tummy tuck London, involves removing a small amount of skin and fat from the lower abdomen. The belly button is left in place, while the incision is made around the public bone, leaving a pretty small scar. A full abdominoplasty on the other hand cores out the belly button and repositions it in a different area. It treats both the upper and the lower abdomen and is capable of removing a lot more skin and fat from the area.

Tummy tuck results and recovery

The type of tummy tuck procedure you choose will depend entirely upon how much skin and fat you need to be removed. Experts claim that around 95% of patients looking to have a tummy tuck would benefit from the full procedure.

The full abdominoplasty also tightens the area and while the scar is a little bigger, it actually isn’t that much bigger than the mini tummy tuck scar. Unlike a mini tummy tuck, the full abdominoplasty also tightens up the skin.

Recovery times also aren’t much different. These will be discussed at your initial consultation, but expect to be limited in your daily activities for a few days to a week after the surgery.

Overall a mini tummy tuck is ideal for those seeking just a little improvement. However, if you have a large amount of excess skin and fat, the full abdominoplasty would be recommended.

To find out if you’re suitable for a tummy tuck, please arrange a consultation with leading London cosmetic surgeon Mr Paul Tulley by calling 020 7183 1559.

Breast augmentation may seem like a simple enough procedure, but it’s still a major surgery with numerous potential risks involved. Therefore, regardless of how long you have wanted the surgery, it’s vital you find out as much as you possibly can during your consultation.

It helps to write a list of questions to take with you. While there are a lot of questions you could potentially ask, some are more important than others. Below you’ll discover 3 of the most important questions you must ask at your London breast augmentation consultation.

1. How many years’ experience does the surgeon have?

The success of your breast augmentation will depend largely upon the skill of the surgeon. Therefore, you need to know exactly how long they have been performing this type of procedure. Ideally you want to go with a surgeon who has at least three years’ experience.

Equally as important is how many procedures they typically carry out each month. Breast augmentation is a very popular procedure, so you’d expect more than one to be carried out in a month for example.

2. Am I a good candidate for a breast augmentation?

A good London plastic surgeon will give you an honest answer to this question. They will look at your medical records, discuss your expectations and situation and then advise whether breast augmentation is right for you. Whilst the procedure is ideal for the majority of patients, there are some circumstances where you might not be a good candidate.

3. What do I need to know about breast augmentation recovery?

It’s important to know exactly what to expect from your recovery in order to make the necessary arrangements. How much time will you need off work? When will you be able to resume normal tasks? Also, how long will you need to stay in hospital? All of these things are important to know before you undergo the procedure.

These are just a small number of the questions you need to ask during your breast augmentation consultation London. Remember, write a list to take with you so you don’t forget to ask something important. Do as much research as you can prior to the consultation too as this will give you a better understanding of the procedure, making it easier to understand what the surgeon tells you.

For more information on the breast augmentation procedure or to book a breast augmentation consultation with leading London breast specialist Mr Paul Tulley, please call 020 7183 1559.




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