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Repair Of A Hernia and Abdominoplasty Surgery Combined

There are many questions around whether surgical repair of a hernia and abdominoplasty surgery can be combined together, and whether it’s recommended. In our next vlog, more details are provided about this and how a procedure could be completed to repair a hernia combined with abdominoplasty surgery. How much tissue is removed in abdominoplasty surgery depends on the elasticity of the skin around the pubic hair region. Due to the way the way the surgery is performed, the whole of the abdominal wall is visible, which means a hernia can be addressed as part of the abdominoplasty surgery.

It is important to note that the extent of a hernia can determine how a hernia is repaired. In order to combine the repair of the hernia and abdominoplasty surgery, the mesh can either be inserted laparoscopically (via keyhole surgery) or directly in the abdominal wall during the abdominoplasty surgery. It is fairly common for patients to prefer having both the repair of their hernia and abdominoplasty surgery together. A case study is provided in the video to show a patient who chose to have the surgeries combined and the results of it. There is also further information provided regarding consultations and the recovery period from having surgery.

If you’d like more information on abdominoplasty surgery then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our abdominoplasty case study page to see more examples of results from our performed treatments.

Buttock Rejuvenation and Brazilian Bum Lift

In our latest video, we take a look at the growing demand for buttock rejuvenation procedures; in particular, what has become known as the ‘Brazilian bum lift’. Contouring of the buttocks area can be achieved in a number of different ways. Commonly, these procedures can be completed either with one’s own tissue (from nearby areas) or other tissue. This other tissue is largely implants based, usually made from silicon.

Over the last five to ten years, there has been a rapid increase in the technique of harvesting fat from other areas of the body and injecting the fat into the buttocks. This particular version of buttock rejuvenation has been given the nickname Brazilian bum lift.

However, this technique is not without its risks; as it does carry a mortality rate of around 1 in 3,000. The reason for this is generally a result of fat entering the bloodstream and lodging in the lungs. Other risks include lumps, bumps and other kinds of irregularities. This tends to be a result of the fat being injected into the superficial plane of the buttock and not into the muscle. One important thing to understand is the fact that inserting mega volumes of fat is highly dangerous.

In terms of results from both buttock rejuvenation and Brazilian bum lifts, it is important to understand the perception of the bum in relation to the waist and the thighs. By using liposuction on these areas and injecting (in small amounts) the resulting fat into the buttock area, it can visually enhance the shape of both the buttock and the surrounding area.

Patients need to be aware of the fact that it may take more than one fat transfer to achieve the results they seek.

If you’d like more information on our fat transfer procedures then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our case study page to see more examples of results from our performed treatments.

Three types of body contouring surgery

The most popular forms of body contouring surgery

When it comes to body contouring surgery, there are several variations of surgical treatment that are available to patients. Which is most suitable for you is determined during a consultation with a plastic surgeon that can offer you personalised advice.

Body contouring surgery itself is an umbrella term used to describe procedures that are designed to change the contours and shape of one or more areas of the body.

Facial contouring procedures also exist but these are different to the ones offered as part of body contouring surgery.

Whether the patient chooses to undergo one treatment to a specific area, or they wish to undergo multiple treatments to multiple areas, it is important to decide which procedure is most suitable.

The mummy makeover

The mummy makeover is an umbrella term that is used to describe a collection of procedures with the aim of improving the appearance of the abdomen and breasts. In most cases this includes a breast uplift of some kind, which may or may not involve silicone breast implants.

Alongside a breast rejuvenation procedure, a second body contouring procedure will also be used to improve the overall aesthetic of the body. For women who have had children this is most commonly the abdomen, in the form of tummy tuck surgery.

Lower body lifting

For some patients the lower body is the area they wish to focus on. This is usually regarding two areas: the buttocks and the thighs.

A thigh lift is specifically designed to recontour the upper legs. This involves skin being removed via an incision to the inner thigh.
A buttock lift is similar in nature although it is obviously designed to lift and reshape the buttocks rather than the size. However, it is not uncommon for both procedures to be performed in unison.

Upper body lifting

And upper body lift can include procedures such as brachioplasty which is designed to slim-line the upper arm area.

This is an ideal type of body contouring surgery for patients who wish to address concerns such as bingo wings, and is often sort have to head extreme weight loss or due to the natural ageing process.

An incision is nice along the dinner on and excess skin before the wound is closed.

Booking a consultation is key

Whichever form of body contouring surgery you choose to undergo, you will need to do your research and pick a body contouring surgery specialist who is able to offer you the best care.

Mr Ross is an experienced plastic surgeon who specialises in treatments designed to reduce skin laxity and lift the body.

For more information please contact a member of the team who will be delighted to discuss the options currently available which could be beneficial to you.

What Is Arm Lift Surgery?

With Before and After Photos

For our next video, we explain what is arm lift surgery and what occurs after the procedure has taken place. Photo case studies are provided showing both before and after photos of real patients. Arm lift surgery can also be commonly known as Brachioplasty surgery and is a form of skin rejuvenation procedure that helps to reduce the excess skin formed around the arms. This is one of the main reasons as to why many patients choose to have an arm lift surgery. It can be rare for the area to be rejuvenated through liposuction, unless the patient has good quality skin.

Throughout the video there are case studies shown of patients who have undergone arm lift surgery, displaying both before and after photos of the patient. There are several examples to show how much the excess skin has been tightened under the arm, reducing the amount of skin visible near the armpit also. Further information is also provided around scarring, showing arm lift scar pictures before and after the surgery. Dependent on the patient’s lifestyle concerning weight, this can impact scarring and potentially results of the procedure. In some cases, if the patient has gone through excessive weight loss or weight gain, larger scars may be required in order to complete the skin tightening procedure.

If you’d like more information on arm lift surgery then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our arm lift surgery case study page to see more examples of results from our performed treatments.

Three types of body contouring surgery

The most popular forms of body contouring surgery

When it comes to body contouring surgery, there are several variations of surgical treatment that are available to patients. Which is most suitable for you is determined during a consultation with a plastic surgeon that can offer you personalised advice.

Body contouring surgery itself is an umbrella term used to describe procedures that are designed to change the contours and shape of one or more areas of the body.

Facial contouring procedures also exist but these are different to the ones offered as part of body contouring surgery.

Whether the patient chooses to undergo one treatment to a specific area, or they wish to undergo multiple treatments to multiple areas, it is important to decide which procedure is most suitable.

The mummy makeover

The mummy makeover is an umbrella term that is used to describe a collection of procedures with the aim of improving the appearance of the abdomen and breasts. In most cases this includes a breast uplift of some kind, which may or may not involve silicone breast implants.

Alongside a breast rejuvenation procedure, a second body contouring procedure will also be used to improve the overall aesthetic of the body. For women who have had children this is most commonly the abdomen, in the form of tummy tuck surgery.

Lower body lifting

For some patients the lower body is the area they wish to focus on. This is usually regarding two areas: the buttocks and the thighs.

A thigh lift is specifically designed to recontour the upper legs. This involves skin being removed via an incision to the inner thigh.
A buttock lift is similar in nature although it is obviously designed to lift and reshape the buttocks rather than the size. However, it is not uncommon for both procedures to be performed in unison.

Upper body lifting

And upper body lift can include procedures such as brachioplasty which is designed to slim-line the upper arm area.

This is an ideal type of body contouring surgery for patients who wish to address concerns such as bingo wings, and is often sort have to head extreme weight loss or due to the natural ageing process.

An incision is nice along the dinner on and excess skin before the wound is closed.

Booking a consultation is key

Whichever form of body contouring surgery you choose to undergo, you will need to do your research and pick a body contouring surgery specialist who is able to offer you the best care.

Mr Ross is an experienced plastic surgeon who specialises in treatments designed to reduce skin laxity and lift the body.

For more information please contact a member of the team who will be delighted to discuss the options currently available which could be beneficial to you.

Quick anti ageing treatments in Manchester

The fastest non-surgical anti-ageing treatments in Manchester for the face

If you’re considering non-surgical anti-ageing treatments in Manchester you may be looking for options which offer quick results and no downtime.

Mr Gary Ross offers the best non-surgical anti-ageing treatments to clients from across the county seeking skin rejuvenation treatments as well as cosmetic surgery.

What are the best skin rejuvenation treatments?

The best non-surgical anti-ageing treatments for speedy skin rejuvenation results vary depending on the concerns you wish to treat, your age, and the overall health and condition of the skin.

Some people think cosmetic surgery for the face is the only way to improve skin lacking volume, and lines or wrinkles around the eyes, but there are fantastic non-surgical anti-ageing treatments available which can smooth and improve skin if that’s not an option.

Fillers

Dermal fillers are an excellent and popular form of non-surgical anti-ageing treatment in Manchester which is designed to fill and smooth facial wrinkles. Fillers for the face are a reliable form of skin rejuvenation and don’t require the client to take any time off work or family life to recover.

There are numerous uses for dermal fillers and they can be used to augment and reshape areas of the face no longer sporting natural collagen. For that reason, this type of non-surgical anti-ageing treatment in Manchester is excellent for cheek augmentation and filling lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

Muscle relaxing injections

As well as dermal fillers, which offer almost instant results that improve over time, there are other injectable non-surgical anti-ageing treatment for wrinkle reduction. Muscle relaxing injections, for example, provide speedy relief to facial ageing signs such as forehead lines and laughter lines.
Skin peels

Aside from injectable non-surgical anti-ageing treatment in Manchester, Mr Ross also offers superficial skin peels as part of skin rejuvenation treatment. Superficial skin peels are designed to improve the skin’s texture and quality, leaving the client looking radiant and free of superficial ageing signs, such as light sun damage or age spots.
Other popular non-surgical anti-ageing treatment that offer quick results include skin resurfacing. The non-surgical anti-ageing treatments you’re offered will be based on a thorough skin assessment, allowing you time to make an informed and educated decision before choosing to undergo cosmetic treatments.

Book a consultation for non-surgical anti-ageing treatments in Manchester

We advise booking a consultation in order to discover which non-surgical anti-ageing treatments or combination of non-invasive treatments is right for your needs.
For further information about the treatments included in this article, or to learn more about the risks and complications associated with undergoing any non-surgical anti-ageing treatments in Manchester please email or call the clinic directly.

Our friendly and knowledgeable reception team will be able to guide you and book your consultation with you. Appointments are available now. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your needs and goals.

Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery Made Simple

Which Patients Benefit From Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Abdominoplasty procedures are becoming increasingly more sought after, thanks partly to the rise in mummy makeover surgery, but it’s the mini tummy tuck that patients are contacting the clinic most about this year.

Unlike a traditional abdominoplasty, or the fleur de lis abdominoplasty alternative – which also tackles the flanks – mini tummy tuck surgery is designed to help patients seeking to rejuvenate the lower part of the abdomen.

Why Choose The Mini Tuck?

Whilst a full abdominoplasty and the fleur de lis technique are ideal for those who have lost a good deal of weight and been left with excess skin, this smaller tummy tuck helps patients who have less skin to remove.

This makes it more suitable for women following childbirth or patients that may have had previous abdominal surgery.

Unlike the full version of the cosmetic procedure, a mini tuck does not remove a large amount of skin. For that reason it can only achieve subtle results and has a negligible impact on concerns such as stretch marks that the full tummy tuck procedure can address.

It’s important to remember that if loose skin at and above the belly button is present, a full tummy tuck or fleur de lis is likely to be needed. A consultation is required to ensure this form of body rejuvenation surgery is both suitable and safe for the patient to undergo.

A full consultation is required to ascertain the main issues and how best they can be treated.

What happens during a mini tuck?

During a smaller tummy tuck procedure, skin and excess fat will be removed from the lower part of the abdomen; this form of body rejuvenation surgery usually takes between 60 to 90 minutes.

An incision is made just above the pubic region, and as part of this cosmetic procedure, the skin is carefully separated from the underlying tissue. In some cases the plastic surgeon can tighten the abdominal wall too.

The extent of the incision varies from patient to patient, although it’s important to consider that more tissue can be removed if the incision is longer. Of course, this does however result is a larger scar, so it’s important to discuss and consider your options prior to undergoing mini tummy tuck surgery.

Generally in mini tummy tuck surgery the skin is then stretched down and any excess skin is removed; the tummy button does not need relocating, unlike during the full abdominoplasty or fleur de lis variation. The incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches and the skin is repositioned.

It is unusual to require drains although a compressive dressing is usually needed. The good news is that recovery from mini tummy tuck surgery is usually faster than from a full tummy tuck, because it often involves a small incision and less time in surgery.

Why choose Mr Ross?

Mr Gary Ross is a body rejuvenation surgery specialist in Manchester and helps patients from surrounding areas, including Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield to transform their appearance with mini tummy tuck surgery.

To find out more information about undergoing tummy tuck procedures, including the full tummy tuck or fleur de lis abdominoplasty too, please visit the treatment pages.

If you wish to book a consultation to discuss your body rejuvenation surgery needed please email the team to arrange an appointment with Mr Gary Ross to talk through your tummy tuck options.

What’s A Mini Tummy Tuck?

Excess Tummy Skin Removal

Starting this month’s vlog series, we kick off with discussing what’s a mini tummy tuck and issues involved with the mini tummy tuck surgery. The purpose of a mini tummy tuck surgery is to tighten loose tummy skin around the abdomen, just above the pubic region. This procedure is more suitable for patients that only have little excess skin in the lower abdominal area, where they have just enough to pinch. The excess tissue is removed from the area enabling the ability to tighten loose tummy skin that has formed.

There can be many reasons why a patient may choose to have a mini tummy tuck and the reasons are outlined further in the video as well as further information of what’s a mini tummy tuck. Other surgeries that have formed scars on patients have been known to worry them, such as hysterectomy or cesarean procedures. However, a mini tummy tuck enables the removing of this tissue even when this scarring has occurred. An example case study is shown providing tummy tuck before and after photos, displaying long term results of the mini tummy tuck and how the procedure has affected the appearance of the patient’s’ abdominal region.

If you’d like more information on mini tummy tuck surgery then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our mini tummy tuck surgery case study page to see more examples of results from our performed treatments.

What You Need to Know About Skin Reconstruction

How To Prepare For Skin Reconstruction After Mastectomy

The idea of undergoing skin reconstruction can seem daunting but as long as you are prepared for the surgery you should find that the process is manageable.

Skin reconstruction can take place in various ways. For some people it is as part of breast reconstruction surgery. For others it may be as a way of minimising scars caused by previous or because of conditions such as tumours.

This blog will briefly look at how you can prepare for skin reconstruction after a mastectomy.

What is the purpose of breast reconstruction surgery?

Breast reconstruction surgery is designed to create new breasts where the previous breasts have been removed. This may be one, or both breasts.

In order to create new breasts, skin reconstruction is necessary. Is to create a natural looking result that leaves the patient feeling confident.

It is worth pointing out at this point that not all women want or choose to undergo any kind of breast or skin reconstruction. It is a personal choice every woman is allowed to make herself.

How does skin reconstruction like this work?

Several procedures and different techniques that can be used depending on the personal circumstances of the patient. What works one patient may not necessarily work for another and it is important that each woman is treated as individual.

For the best cosmetic results, mastectomy patients who will undergo radiation and or chemotherapy are advised to delay reconstruction until their treatments have been completed.

Implants can be used below the skin in order to create the appearance of breast tissue, however, it is important to remember that because the natural tissues have been removed the breasts will not feel exactly the same as before.

Is there a more natural way to approach skin reconstruction?

Yes, patients can choose to not use implants. There are natural skin reconstruction methods available which can also offer aesthetically pleasing results.

During natural skin reconstruction, the surgeon transplants tissue from one area of the body and uses it create a natural looking breast. Surgeons can transfer a flap of skin and fat from the abdomen to create new breast tissue.

This is called the DIEP procedure. Tissue can also be taken from the buttocks and thighs too, depending on what’s agreed will work best for the patient. As it’s the patient’s own tissue it will grow or decrease in size as you gain or lose weight.

Patients often find the new breasts look more genuine and feel more like natural breasts than those reconstructed with implants.

Is there any issues surrounding breast and skin reconstruction like this?

A common problem with implants is capsular contracture. This is when scar tissue (capsule) forms around the silicone implant and it starts to tighten. This makes the breast feel hard and sometimes painful or distorted.

Another problem that sometimes arises is irregular healing. In some cases infection can occur around the wound area which effects the way skin reconstruction heals.

Before undergoing any kind of cosmetic surgery it is important to ascertain all of the facts. Make sure that you are completely aware of all of the risks and complications, as well as benefits that this type of procedure offers.

You can find out more information about breast implants here.

Book a consultation

Would like more information about skin reconstruction for the purpose of rebuilding breasts after mastectomy surgery please contact us. You can also find more information via the treatment pages.

What You Need to Know About Skin Reconstruction

How To Prepare For Skin Reconstruction After Mastectomy

The idea of undergoing skin reconstruction can seem daunting but as long as you are prepared for the surgery you should find that the process is manageable.

Skin reconstruction can take place in various ways. For some people it is as part of breast reconstruction surgery. For others it may be as a way of minimising scars caused by previous or because of conditions such as tumours.

This blog will briefly look at how you can prepare for skin reconstruction after a mastectomy.

What is the purpose of breast reconstruction surgery?

Breast reconstruction surgery is designed to create new breasts where the previous breasts have been removed. This may be one, or both breasts.

In order to create new breasts, skin reconstruction is necessary. Is to create a natural looking result that leaves the patient feeling confident.

It is worth pointing out at this point that not all women want or choose to undergo any kind of breast or skin reconstruction. It is a personal choice every woman is allowed to make herself.

How does skin reconstruction like this work?

Several procedures and different techniques that can be used depending on the personal circumstances of the patient. What works one patient may not necessarily work for another and it is important that each woman is treated as individual.

For the best cosmetic results, mastectomy patients who will undergo radiation and or chemotherapy are advised to delay reconstruction until their treatments have been completed.

Implants can be used below the skin in order to create the appearance of breast tissue, however, it is important to remember that because the natural tissues have been removed the breasts will not feel exactly the same as before.

Is there a more natural way to approach skin reconstruction?

Yes, patients can choose to not use implants. There are natural skin reconstruction methods available which can also offer aesthetically pleasing results.

During natural skin reconstruction, the surgeon transplants tissue from one area of the body and uses it create a natural looking breast. Surgeons can transfer a flap of skin and fat from the abdomen to create new breast tissue.

This is called the DIEP procedure. Tissue can also be taken from the buttocks and thighs too, depending on what’s agreed will work best for the patient. As it’s the patient’s own tissue it will grow or decrease in size as you gain or lose weight.

Patients often find the new breasts look more genuine and feel more like natural breasts than those reconstructed with implants.

Is there any issues surrounding breast and skin reconstruction like this?

A common problem with implants is capsular contracture. This is when scar tissue (capsule) forms around the silicone implant and it starts to tighten. This makes the breast feel hard and sometimes painful or distorted.

Another problem that sometimes arises is irregular healing. In some cases infection can occur around the wound area which effects the way skin reconstruction heals.

Before undergoing any kind of cosmetic surgery it is important to ascertain all of the facts. Make sure that you are completely aware of all of the risks and complications, as well as benefits that this type of procedure offers.

You can find out more information about breast implants here.

Book a consultation

Would like more information about skin reconstruction for the purpose of rebuilding breasts after mastectomy surgery please contact us. You can also find more information via the treatment pages.