Defined Jawline

Tik Tok has been responsible for a lot of recent health trends. Users enjoy sharing tips and tricks through the platform, potentially reaching millions of people. However, one of the most recent trends showing people how to get a defined jawline, is being blasted by medical experts.

The perfect jawline tracks offered on the platform have gained a lot of popularity. Now medical experts fear the tricks being offered could lead to Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TJS), alongside dental issues. Here, we’ll look at why following these trends is a bad idea, and how you can achieve a safer, defined jawline.

Understanding TJS

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome affects the movement of your jaw. Although it isn’t typically serious, it can cause pain and discomfort. In some cases, it can last years and it can affect one, or both sides of the face.

The condition is more common between the ages of 20-40, though it can develop at any age. The new Tik Tok trend increases the risk many teenagers could soon be facing this painful condition.

Following tricks and tips provided through social media apps like Tik Tok can be incredibly dangerous. For those who are looking to improve their jawline, safer, proven treatments are available.

What surgical options are available?

If you want to permanently improve your jawline, there are some surgical options available.

The main surgical option is a chin augmentation. This involves either increasing the size of the chin or reshaping the bones. Altering the size and shape of the chin can dramatically impact the appearance of the jawline. Your surgeon will be able to determine which part of the chin needs altering and the best approach to use.

As well as chin augmentation, you can also undergo liposuction along the neck area. A facelift may also help you to achieve desired results.

Are there any non-surgical options?

Not quite ready to go under the knife? There are a few non-surgical methods you can undergo instead. One of the best non-surgical treatments for the jaw is facial contouring using fillers. These allow the surgeon to offer precise, localised results in the jawline.

The only thing to remember with non-surgical options is they are not permanent. To maintain the results, you will need to undergo additional procedures approximately every six months to a year.

If you want to achieve a defined jawline safely, book a consultation with Mr Tulley today. You can go over your expectations and desired results to see which treatment would be better suited to you.

The Perfect Vulva

Worried about how your vulva looks? According to new research from leading period-care brand, Callaly, almost one third of women aged 16-35 worry that their vulva appears abnormal. This has prompted a rise in labiaplasty procedures.

Now a new campaign launched by Callaly, aims to celebrate the different sizes and shapes of vulva. So here we’ll look at the new campaign and whether a labiaplasty is the right option for you.

Talking About The Perfect Vulva

Callaly’s new campaign ‘We Need to Talk About Vulvas’, aims to debunk the perfect vulva myth. The company enlisted the help of 10 everyday women to front the campaign. Each agreed to have a cast of their vulva created and shared publicly, to highlight the diversity of vulvas.

Alongside showing the different shapes and sizes of their vulvas, the women also shared their feelings about it. Talking about the effects the desire for the perfect vulva can have on women is important. And with more understanding and education on the diversity of vulvas, it could help to boost confidence and self-image.

What is a labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty aims to reduce the size of the vaginal lips, medically referred to as the labia minora. But the procedure is only carried out on those over the age of 18 to ensure the labia is fully developed.

Alongside altering the size of the lips, the surgeon can also change the shape to achieve a more desirable appearance. In addition, a labiaplasty is carried out as a day case, performed under general anaesthetic.

After any unwanted tissue has been removed, the edges of the labia will be sutured. The sutures are absorbable, so you won’t need to have them removed. You will also be given a long-acting anaesthetic, helping to reduce discomfort during recovery.

Is it right for me?

A labiaplasty isn’t right for everyone. But if the shape and size of your vulva is causing you significant distress, it can help to improve quality of life. Moreover, many women who undergo the procedure see an increase in their self-esteem and confidence.

To find out if a labiaplasty is right for you, book a consultation with Mr Tulley today.

Popular cosmetic surgeries

Now that the UK is steaming ahead with vaccinations, many of us are getting excited for summer.

If you are looking forward to the restrictions being lifted and you want to look your best, you may be considering undergoing cosmetic surgery. Here, we will look at the most popular cosmetic surgeries to have after the vaccination.

Liposuction

By far one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries that you might want to consider after getting vaccinated, is liposuction. This is a great treatment for those with stubborn pockets of fat. Helping you to get beach-ready, this procedure can help to eliminate fat in the legs, arms, abdomen and buttocks.

The lockdowns have caused many people to gain a little weight and abscond from their regular exercise regime. So, liposuction is set to boom in popularity now a normal summer is to be expected.

Tummy tucks

Whether you have sagging skin or excess fat in the abdomen area, a tummy tuck can help. It is often used alongside liposuction to provide best results. The surgeon will remove any excess fat and skin, before tightening up the tissue and muscles. This is an extensive procedure which does require a lot of downtime. So, if you are looking to achieve results by the summer, now is the time to book a consultation.

Breast augmentation

There is usually an increase in the number of breast augmentation procedures carried out in spring. However, this year has seen a drastic rise in the number of patients seeking augmentation and lifts. Helping you to feel more confident on the beach or around the pool, these popular procedures have a high success rate.

Injectables

Alongside surgical procedures, there has also been a huge increase in injectable treatments. These include Botox and fillers, helping to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, while creating a more youthful appearance. Requiring very little downtime, these temporary procedures are great for those who don’t have time to hide their recovery if they undergo a more extensive procedure.

These are the main cosmetic treatments that patients are requesting after they have been vaccinated. As we look to return to normal, undergoing cosmetic tweaks can help to greatly boost confidence.

Book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley to learn more about the procedure you are interested in and whether it is right for you.

about lipo

Liposuction has long been a popular cosmetic treatment. However, before you decide whether it is right for you, it’s a good idea to find out more about the lipo procedure. Knowing everything there is to know about how it works, its limitations and potential risks, will help you to identify if it is right for you.

Here, you’ll discover everything you want to know about lipo before you undergo the procedure.

Who is suitable for lipo?

Contrary to popular belief, liposuction isn’t a good option for those looking to lose weight. Modern techniques focus on body contouring, removing small pockets of fat at a time. Ideally, you should have generally good skin tone, and the fat pockets should be well defined.

How does it work?

There are several techniques which can be used during liposuction to achieve desired results. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and the surgeon starts by making small incisions.

Suction cannulas are inserted through the incisions, used to suction out the fat. Once the desired amount of fat has been suctioned out, the incisions are closed with very fine sutures.

You will be fitted with a compression garment to aid in healing, which will need to be worn for four to six weeks.

What is recovery like?

Sometimes, patients can leave the same day as they undergo liposuction. However, you may need to stay in overnight. The recovery is quite lengthy, and you will need to take around 10-14 days off work. You will also need to avoid exercising for three to four weeks.

What type of results can I expect?

Liposuction does completely destroy the fat cells. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to put weight on again. To maintain results, you will need to follow a healthy lifestyle with a focus on diet and exercise.

The exact results liposuction can achieve will depend upon how much fat there is, alongside several other factors. The surgeon will be able to go through your expected results with you prior to the procedure.

Want to learn more about liposuction and whether it is right for you? Book a consultation with Mr Tulley today to determine if liposuction is the right procedure for you.

tear trough filler

Do you constantly look sleep deprived no matter what you do? When even a great night’s sleep doesn’t shift dark, under eye circles, it could be time to consider a cosmetic treatment.

Dark undereye shadows, or tear troughs, are a common problem that occurs with age. The cheek tissues begin to droop, causing a little groove between the upper cheek and the lower lid. This is known as a tear trough.

With tear trough filler, you can eliminate that sleep deprived look and achieve a fresh, youthful appearance. Below you’ll discover more about tear trough fillers and how they work.

What are tear trough fillers?

Tear trough fillers are typically made with hyaluronic acid. They help to enhance volume underneath the lower lid, helping to eliminate dark circles and hollows. These non-surgical treatments have become highly popular in recent years.

Juvéderm is one of the leading non-surgical fillers currently used in cosmetic surgery. It is currently coming up for FDA approval. If it does get approved, it would be the first filler to be recommended specifically as tear trough filler.

How do they work?

Mr Tulley uses a very thin form of hyaluronic acid filler. He will inject it deep, close to the bone. The filler is administered very carefully to ensure a smooth result. To ensure it is a painless procedure, Emla cream is used with a local anaesthetic.

Are there any risks and complications?

Compared to having surgery to reduce dark circles, tear trough fillers are very safe. However, there are some potential risks and complications to be aware of.

As the injections are being given close to the eye, great care needs to be taken to ensure they are carried out safely. If something were to go wrong, it could potentially cause serious issues including blindness. So, always make sure the surgeon you choose to carry out the procedure is highly skilled in the application of tear trough fillers.

While they can be highly effective, tear trough fillers are only a temporary solution. The results will last for up to 12 months before the treatment needs to be redone. Book a consultation with Mr Tulley today to see whether a tear trough filler could help to eliminate your sleep deprived look.

brow lift surgery

Rather than opting for non-invasive, temporary treatments, Millennials are instead choosing longer-lasting solutions. Brow lift surgery is one treatment that is currently growing in popularity.

While this procedure declined in popularity after the introduction of Botox, it is now making a huge comeback. Model Bella Hadid is thought to be behind the current trend, thanks to her natural cat-eye look. Mask wearing is also playing a part, drawing more attention to the eye area.

So, why are surgical brow lifts overtaking Botox in popularity and how do they work?

What is a surgical brow lift?

A brow lift aims to smooth out the area between the hairline and the eyebrows. The skin and soft tissue of the forehead and brows are repositioned to produce a fresher, more youthful look.

There are a number of techniques that can be used for this procedure. Mr Paul Tulley will assess your situation to see which technique would be better suited. An incision will typically be made within the hairline, before an open or keyhole technique is used.

After the procedure you might be required to stay in the hospital for one night. This is because the procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic. Bandages are usually wrapped around the forehead, and small tubes may be inserted to drain out excess fluid. You will have these removed within a few days. The surgeon will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions you can follow for best results.

The benefits of a brow lift

The brow and forehead area are prone to the signs of ageing. Unfortunately, it is also one of the first places people are drawn to when they look at your face. A brow lift offers a number of benefits, including:

  • It can smoothen out wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of sagging in the upper eyelids
  • Remove any excess skin
  • Elevate the eyebrow back to its natural position
  • Reduce the look of crow’s feet around the corner of the eyes

You will be left with a much more youthful look after undergoing a brow lift.

Other eye treatment options available

In some cases, a brow lift can be carried out alongside other procedures for best results. Blepharoplasty aims to correct droopy eyelids for example, creating a lifted effect.

You can also opt for non-surgical fillers such as Botox to smoothen out the wrinkles. These days there are lots of great effective options to help you create a more youthful look. A brow lift might be just what you need to maintain a youthful appearance.

To find out more about brow lift surgery, or other facial cosmetic procedures, book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley by calling 0207 183 1559.

tighten skin

The lockdowns brought on by the pandemic have caused many people to put on weight. However, for others it has helped them to get into a healthier regime.

Losing a lot of weight should be something to be celebrated. However, if you have been left with loose skin, it can still have a devastating impact on your confidence. Tightening up the skin isn’t always possible through diet and exercise alone. However, there are surgical methods available which can help.

Here, we will look at how you can tighten skin after weight loss so that you can enjoy your new figure.

What procedures can help tighten skin?

There are numerous post weight loss procedures you can undergo to address loose skin. Just some of the procedures you might benefit from include:

The procedures that will help you will depend upon how much loose skin you have and where it is located. You may be recommended to undergo several procedures at the same time in order to gain best results.

All post weight loss surgeries aim to tighten up the skin and eliminate any excess stubborn fat.

How diet and exercise can play a role

As well as undergoing surgery to correct sagging skin, you can also make certain diet and exercise changes to help. Focusing on weight training for example, is a great way to build up the muscles and tone up the body. When you lose weight, you don’t have as much mass underneath the skin. So, increasing your muscle mass can fill the gap and naturally tighten the skin.

In terms of diet, focusing on eating rich sources of protein is a good idea. This will help you to build and retain muscle mass.

Other treatment options

Other potential solutions for loose skin after weight loss include compression clothing and firming creams. However, these are only temporary solutions. Compression clothing tends to ease the side effects of excess skin. Meanwhile, firming creams could prove useful for very mild loose skin issues.

While there are lots of treatments out there to combat excess skin, cosmetic surgery is the only way to eliminate it completely. Book a consultation to discover more about post weight loss surgery treatments on offer to help you achieve the results you desire.

To discover which cosmetic surgery procedure you’re most suitable for, call 020 7183 1559 to arrange a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley.

breast surgeries

Lockdown has caused a major shift in cosmetic surgery trends. The rise of online video calls has made us much more aware of our facial and upper body features. While many have turned their attention to anti-ageing treatments, for others the breasts have become a point of focus.

The number of breast procedures requested during lockdown has increased dramatically. So, what types of breast surgeries are being carried out? Here we’ll look at the procedures currently booming in popularity.

Mastopexy – The breast lift

A Mastopexy is designed to correct droopy breasts. Sagging can occur due to ageing, significant weight loss, or after breastfeeding. There are a number of different types of Mastopexy procedures that can be carried out. The type recommended to you will be based on the severity of the drooping, alongside other factors.

After undergoing a Mastopexy, your breasts will be perkier, higher up and they will appear much more youthful.

Breast asymmetry surgery

Breast asymmetry is extremely common, but the level of asymmetry can vary. If your different sized breasts are causing issues with your self-confidence, breast asymmetry surgery could be the answer.

Numerous surgical techniques can be used to treat asymmetry issues. Your treatment options will be discussed with you during the consultation.

Breast reduction surgery

Breast reductions are proving particularly popular with women during lockdown. There has been a shift in breast surgery trends, focusing largely on achieving natural looking breasts. However, the effects of the lockdown have also had an impact on the popularity of the procedure.

A breast reduction involves removing excess skin, tissue, and fat to reduce their size.

Which procedure is right for you?

Mr Tulley has years of experience carrying out safe and effective breast surgeries. He will be able to advise you on the best procedure to fit your individual circumstances.

Book a consultation with Mr Tulley by calling 020 7183 1559 to see which procedure, or procedures, will help you to achieve the results you are looking for.

outie vagina

Although vulvas come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, some women are self-conscious about how theirs may appear. This is especially true if they have an ‘innie’ or ‘outie’ vagina. While not recognised as medical terms, they refer to the vulva being either larger or smaller than normal.

So, what’s the difference between an innie and outie vagina and what can you do if you are unhappy about yours?

What is an innie and outie vagina?

An innie vagina refers to a smaller vulva. They can vary significantly in size, shape and colour. The length of the labia can also vary. Outie vaginas are the opposite of innie vaginas, resulting in a larger vulva. However, like innie vaginas, they too can vary greatly in colour, size, and shape.

No two vaginas ever look the same, and the labia can also vary in length and width. So, they basically refer to the vulva being too small, or too large.

Can an innie or outie vagina have any side effects?

Mostly, having an innie or outie vagina doesn’t cause side effects. They are purely cosmetic. However, if there is an extreme difference in size, it may cause some issues such as:

  • Irritation
  • Issues with sexual intercourse
  • Difficulty keeping the area clean
  • Pain during sports and activities

These side effects are uncommon, but they can occur. The most common effect they have on health is they can lead to issues with confidence. For this reason, many patients seek to undergo a labiaplasty.

What is a labiaplasty?

Although the appearance of each vagina is different, if you are unhappy then a labiaplasty could help. It is mostly used to reduce the size of the labia, although the surgeon will go through your options.

It is a common procedure with few risks and complications. There are different methods which can be used and the procedure itself typically takes around 1-2 hours depending upon the work that needs to be done.

A labiaplasty can be a useful procedure for those who experience issues with their confidence, or who suffer pain and discomfort. Book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley today to see whether this might be a good option for you.

facial ageing

When we get older, the skin on our face starts to sag and lose its volume. Traditionally, this is thought to be down to the facial tissues eventually falling victim to gravity. However, recent studies have suggested that it could actually be down to fat loss.

Here, we’ll look at whether fat loss could be accelerating facial ageing and what options are available to treat the issue.

How might fat loss accelerate ageing on the face?

A new study, published within the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal, has revealed that fat loss can contribute to facial ageing. A total of 19 patients were assessed, undergoing two CT scans of the head. The two scans were performed a decade apart, with patients being 47 and 57 years old when they were done.

It was discovered that there was significant fat loss in the face between the scans. However, the amount of fat loss varied between patients. This would explain why some patients age at a faster rate than others.

Understanding the link between fat loss and facial ageing can help cosmetic surgeons choose the best types of treatments to tackle the issue. When fat is lost, it can cause the features of the face to sink into the skin, as well as sag.

What treatments are available?

If you are experiencing signs of facial ageing, there are some treatments that can help you. A facelift is one of the most common procedures used to address the signs of facial ageing. This is an extensive procedure that will require a good level of downtime. However, it can help to make you look up to 10 years younger.

Fat grafting to the face

Fat grafting to the face is a good option to correct the loss of volume, and it can be performed alone or as a complementary treatment to a facelift. This treatment uses your body’s own fat, from a donor site, to fill out the face, leaving a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

There are also a number of non-surgical treatments available, but a fat graft to the face is often perceived as a safer and more natural procedure compared to dermal fillers, which are only temporary.

To find out which treatment would work better for you, book a consultation today with Mr Paul Tulley. He will discuss with you your options and help you identify which procedure would be right for you.