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Do Brachioplasty Scars Fade Over Time?

How To Look After Your Brachioplasty Scar

A common question asked after brachioplasty surgery is how to care for and improve the appearance of an arm lift scar. In today’s blog we will take a look at the best ways you can look after your scar after this type of surgery.

As with all forms of cosmetic surgery, scarring is an inevitability. However, most patients degree it is a fair trade for the arms to look contoured and for a reduction in loose skin.

First let’s remind ourselves of what brachioplasty is and why scarring is unavoidable.

What Is A Brachioplasty?

This term refers to arm lift surgery. This is usually undertaken as a result of the ageing process or extreme weight loss.

Brachioplasty is designed to remove excess skin from the upper arms and is a last resort for patients who have found exercise has little to no effect.

Who Is Arm Lift Surgery Suitable For?

This type of procedure is suitable to both men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their upper arms. In most cases this includes excess sagging skin.

Patients must be in good overall health and understanding of the risks and complications associated with this procedure.

What Is Arm Lift Surgery Recovery Like?

In the days and weeks after surgery you will need to take good care of your arm lift scar. A brachioplasty scar will need to be kept clean and dry, initially.

You will recover at home and be advised to return to the clinic for check ups in order to make sure the brachioplsty scar is healing well.

In the months after surgery, you may wish to do some scar massage in order to help keep the area supple. Check out this previous post on scar care for advice with regards to doing this effectively.

Note: Scars will fade but not disappear entirely.

Improving The Appearance Of Brachioplasty Scars

Scarring is not something that cannot be avoided with this type of procedure although your surgeon will make an effort to keep the scar neat. There are some simple rules to follow if you wish to improve the appearance of and are left scarf.

1. Always follow the advice of your plastic surgeon before and after surgery

2. Make sure you keep the wound clean and free of infection once you get home

3. Follow the instructions given to you with regards to movement following this type of surgery

4. Remember to rest and allow your body to heal

5. Do you not pick up the scars if they become itchy. Itchiness is a sign of your skin tightening and healing.

6. When you have been approved to do so try massaging the scars as this promotes blood circulation around the wound.

7. If you have any concerns contact your plastic surgeon

Booking A Consultation

If you wish to get more information regarding arm lift surgery or how to improve the appearance of brachioplasty scarring please contact us. A member of the team will be delighted to assist you.

Don’t forget you can also book a consultation via the website

How Much Tissue Is Removed In A Fleur De Lis Operation?

Continuing our abdomen theme, next we look at tissue removal in a Fleur De Lis operation and the considerations made before determining the amount of tissue is actually removed. In the video, further details are provided about the procedure and how it’s conducted. Essentially, a Fleur De Lis operation is similar to that of a tummy tuck, expect more can be removed through the fleur de lis method. It helps to narrow the waist line considerably more because where the skin is removed is around the midline of the abdomen, where it is more effective.

The video continues to explain how scarring that occurs from the Fleur De Lis operation has evolved over time. This is described through useful extracts that help to explain the information through diagrams. To help show the amount of tissue that can be removed during the operation, there are different case studies provided of patients that have differing body appearances where some patients have more excess skin than others, but still providing similar results. It can be difficult to determine how much tissue can be removed from first instance as further manipulation of the tissue can occur during the Fleur De Lis operation.

Generally, this type of surgery is normally considered by patients a lot of skin has developed around the midline as it can remove more tissue than standard tummy tuck procedures. Before a patient decides whether the procedure is suitable for them, a consultation will be provided to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure.

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

What Are The Common Signs Of Facial Ageing?

Understanding The Skin And Treating Facial Ageing

The skin changes with age and we start to see signs of ageing within the face. While this happens to everyone at some point, many people look to treat these concerns to look more youthful.

Common facial ageing signs include fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, sagging skin, loss of skin elasticity, and hyperpigmentation.

In today’s blog, we look at what causes skin ageing and how you can improve facial ageing.

What causes facial ageing?

From our late 20s the early signs of facial ageing begin to show. This is due to skin losing elasticity and collagen production slowing down.

By the time we enter our 30s most of us have some signs of ageing showing in the face. For some people this may develop later in this decade of life, and some people do age better than others.

While collagen production slows down, it is a good idea to address the early signs of facial ageing. However for patients over the age of 50 a surgical route may be the better option.

Which treatments improve facial ageing signs?

Anti-ageing surgery can help to improve the appearance of various unwanted side-effects of the ageing process. You will need to book a consultation to ascertain your suitability.

For example, if the eyes half developed loose skin above or below the eye area, a blepharoplasty may be an option.

If you are unhappy with facial ageing with regards to sagging skin, a facelift or neck lift maybe suitable. There is more information on the treatment pages about both of these procedures designed to rejuvenate the face.

Are There Non Surgical Anti Ageing Treatments?

Non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments are useful when treating minimal facial ageing signs. Injectable treatments such as dermal fillers can provide effective wrinkle reduction, for example.

You can find out more information about any of the non surgical anti-ageing treatments offered via the treatment pages.

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When you choose to undergo skin rejuvenation treatments there are many considerations and you need to make a decision based on what’s best for you.

Not every patient wants to undergo surgery for facial ageing, and in some cases a nonsurgical approach may be more beneficial.

Key to successful treatment lies in choosing an expert who will be able to provide you with the best advice and care. Mr Ross provide anti-ageing procedures and treatments for both men and women looking to tackle facial ageing.

You can find out more information about him via the about us page.

Booking A Consultation

Please contact the team if you wish to book a consultation. This is an informal opportunity for you to speak with Mr Ross and to make sure you’re choosing the right treatment.

We look forward to welcoming you and discussing your facial ageing needs.

Does A Fleur De Lis Surgery Affect The Thighs & Buttocks?

In our next vlog for the month, we discuss whether a Fleur De Lis surgery can affect the thighs & buttocks. A Fleur Des Lis surgery involves the removal of tissue which provides a horizontal scar and a vertical scar in the midline region of the abdomen. It’s a procedure that removes tissue in a way similar to a tummy tuck surgery. With regards to the impact it can have on the thighs & buttocks, the video outlines further information as to why it may not be effective compared to other procedures if you were looking to improve the appearance of your thigh and buttocks as well as the abdomen.

During a Fleur De Lis surgery, the main area that is prioritised is the mons, which is the area just below the pubic bone. This tends to drop when a patient suffers weight loss which means it needs to be restored during the procedure. The Fleur De Lis surgery can provide better rejuvenation for the abdomen region but this wouldn’t be as effective on the thighs. This is because the surgery doesn’t extend across the exterior of the body which also results in it has less effect on the buttocks also. Case studies are provided which show patients results of the Fleur De Lis surgery to provide a better indication of the effect that it has.

To summarise, the video provides further information on the surgical procedure itself and why alternative procedures may be needed if you were looking to improve the appearance of your buttocks and thighs.

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

What Are The Common Signs Of Facial Ageing?

Understanding The Skin And Treating Facial Ageing

The skin changes with age and we start to see signs of ageing within the face. While this happens to everyone at some point, many people look to treat these concerns to look more youthful.

Common facial ageing signs include fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, sagging skin, loss of skin elasticity, and hyperpigmentation.

In today’s blog, we look at what causes skin ageing and how you can improve facial ageing.

What causes facial ageing?

From our late 20s the early signs of facial ageing begin to show. This is due to skin losing elasticity and collagen production slowing down.

By the time we enter our 30s most of us have some signs of ageing showing in the face. For some people this may develop later in this decade of life, and some people do age better than others.

While collagen production slows down, it is a good idea to address the early signs of facial ageing. However for patients over the age of 50 a surgical route may be the better option.

Which treatments improve facial ageing signs?

Anti-ageing surgery can help to improve the appearance of various unwanted side-effects of the ageing process. You will need to book a consultation to ascertain your suitability.

For example, if the eyes half developed loose skin above or below the eye area, a blepharoplasty may be an option.

If you are unhappy with facial ageing with regards to sagging skin, a facelift or neck lift maybe suitable. There is more information on the treatment pages about both of these procedures designed to rejuvenate the face.

Are There Non Surgical Anti Ageing Treatments?

Non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments are useful when treating minimal facial ageing signs. Injectable treatments such as dermal fillers can provide effective wrinkle reduction, for example.

You can find out more information about any of the non surgical anti-ageing treatments offered via the treatment pages.

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When you choose to undergo skin rejuvenation treatments there are many considerations and you need to make a decision based on what’s best for you.

Not every patient wants to undergo surgery for facial ageing, and in some cases a nonsurgical approach may be more beneficial.

Key to successful treatment lies in choosing an expert who will be able to provide you with the best advice and care. Mr Ross provide anti-ageing procedures and treatments for both men and women looking to tackle facial ageing.

You can find out more information about him via the about us page.

Booking A Consultation

Please contact the team if you wish to book a consultation. This is an informal opportunity for you to speak with Mr Ross and to make sure you’re choosing the right treatment.

We look forward to welcoming you and discussing your facial ageing needs.

The popularity of buttock enhancement surgery

What is buttock enhancement surgery and why is it increasing in popularity?

The continuing rise of buttock enhancement surgery has been a phenomena within the cosmetic industry this year, especially considering the less than glowing media coverage lately.

With more and more women seeking buttock enhancement surgery every year, 2018 especially has been a bumper year for this bottom boosting procedure.

In this week’s post we’ll be looking at bum enhancement procedures and discussing why they have become so popular, despite it widely being considered one of the more risky procedures.

What is buttock enhancement surgery?

There are several techniques to boosting the bottom, including cosmetic surgery and non invasive treatments. In terms of surgery there are options including silicone implants (known as a bottom augmentation) and fat transfer.

The latter uses fat taken from elsewhere in the body (usually the abdomen, waist or thighs) and reinjected into the buttocks in order to boost volume and provide a more rounded shape. Non surgical solutions can provide a skin tightening effect but offer little in terms of body contouring.

What is the goal?

Patients seeking body contouring surgery like this are aiming to increase the size and/or alter the shape of the buttocks. Generally it is women seeking bum enhancement procedures, with the goal of creating a more curvaceous silhouette.

Why are women seeking bum enhancement procedures?

Many argue that the rise of celebrity and a reliance on social media is largely behind this trend. With famous faces such as Kim Kardashian becoming icons to young women, the desire to replicate the curvaceous figures of these rich, successful women means a rise in surgery.

Is buttock enhancement surgery safe?

All cosmetic surgery comes with some risk. There has been quite a bit in the press in recent months regarding the downside to the procedures. It’s important to do your research before undergoing liposuction or fat transfer treatments, and make sure you find a surgeon that specialises in this kind of surgery.

When you book a consultation you will be informed of all the risks and complications associated with bum lift procedures and buttock augmentation.

How much do procedures like this cost?

This varies between the buttock enhancement surgery procedures, and the patient. Every treatment should be tailored to the individual.

Am I suitable?

The only way to ascertain suitability is by meeting with a plastic surgeon and having a consultation. This is an informal meeting to enable you to ask questions, learn about the procedures available and hopefully make an informed decision.

Can the procedure be combined with others?

This is something you can discussed during a consultation. Every patient is treated individually.

Get more information on buttock enhancement surgery

You can find out more information about Mr Ross and the procedures he offers to enhance the buttocks via the treatment pages. Contact us if you wish to book a consultation or find out specific information about any of the treatments in this blog and on the website.

The benefits of Mummy Makeover Surgery

Discover What Body Contouring Procedures Are Part Of Mummy Makeover Surgery

Mummy makeover surgery alludes to the combination of several surgical body contouring procedures designed to rejuvenate the body.

Most commonly this form of rejuvenation surgery includes a form of abdominoplasty (also know as the tummy tuck surgery) and fat removal, plus breast rejuvenation surgery of some kind. This can include mastopexy or breast augmentation surgery – with or without implants.

Not just for women seeking to improve their physical appearance post-pregnancy, multiple-procedure plans can also help women who may have lost a substantial amount of weight or are unhappy with the effects of the ageing process.

Mr Gary Ross is an expert in this field of cosmetic surgery and assists patients from across Manchester looking to combine abdominoplasty and tummy tuck surgery variations with breast rejuvenation surgery.

Which Specific Procedures Will This Surgery Include?

This is an entirely individual and bespoke form of body contouring surgery, and therefore there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to undergoing a mummy makeover.

Mr Ross tailors a treatment plan to maximise the surgical outcomes with the aim of improving the way a patient looks on the outside and feels on the inside.

Which combination of body reshaping and breast rejuvenation surgery procedures undertaken as part of a mommy makeover is determined during a consultation.

This informal meeting with your plastic surgeon is designed to allow you to voice your concerns and receive some expert advice. You can book one here.

Mummy makeovers can include several body contouring procedures including abdominoplasty; a surgical procedure know more commonly as tummy tuck surgery designed to reduce excess skin and fat as well as repair damaged or separated muscles where necessary.

Tummy Tuck Surgery As Part Of Mummy Makeovers

– There are several variations of abdominoplasty including ‘mini tummy tuck’ surgery options, so you can be sure Mr Ross will tailor a plan to directly tackle specific issues.

– Abdominoplasty forms part of mommy makeovers because it helps to reduce excess skin, remove stretch marks and improve the overall contours of the mid section.

– A scar is inevitable, however, most prospective patients agree this is preferable to sagging, hanging skin that may occur due to pregnancy or significant weight loss.

Breast Rejuvenation Surgery As Part Of A Mommy Makeover

– Which form of breast surgery a patient requires depends on the specific concerns they present with. As part of mummy makeovers mastopexy (breast uplift surgery) and breast augmentation may be offered.

– Breast uplift surgery is the most common procedure as part of mummy makeover surgery because it’s specifically designed to lift the breasts up, removing excess skin if needed. The nipple is usually repositioned and breast implants can be utilised during the same breast rejuvenation surgery procedure.

– Alternative options to breast uplift surgery include breast reduction and breast augmentation; this usually includes implants to improve volume which may have been lost due to breast feeding, weight loss or ageing.

Other body contouring procedures that are considered as part of mummy makeover surgery can include thigh lift surgery, brachioplasty (an arm lift to remove excess skin or reduce bingo wings) and full body lifting.

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We help patients based in Manchester as well as surrounding areas including Cheshire, Altrincham, Wirral, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Sale, Prestwich and Whitefield.

Call the clinic today on 0161 4014064 if you wish to learn more about this type of cosmetic surgery; alternatively you’ll find extensive information on the mummy makeover page.

Does Lower Body Lift Surgery Affect The Thighs & Buttocks?

Lower body lift surgery remains a focus in our next video, discussing whether the procedure also affects your thighs and buttocks when it’s completed. The surgery involves the removal of tissue around the whole body following dramatic weight loss on the lower body. This excess skin can advance to the thigh and buttocks too but whether these parts of the body are affected depends on where the scars are positioned after the lower body lift surgery. Patients do have alternative surgery options to address these areas such as a thigh lift or gluteal augmentation. A gluteal augmentation also involves the process of a fat transfer.

It must be highlighted that lower body lift surgery in an extensive procedure, therefore it isn’t recommended that the surgery is combined with another form of surgery such as a thigh lift or gluteal augmentation. There are case studies shown in the video to show how the lower body lift surgery affects the thighs and buttocks. Because the surgery takes place around the waist area, it tends to affect the upper thigh more than the mid-lower thigh region which is shown in the case studies provided. However, the case studies are an example of how visible excess skin can be improved through a lower body lift surgery.

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

Are silicone breast implants the only option?

Breast implants and the alternatives available

When it comes to boob jobs many patients assume that breast implants are the only option available to them if they want to enlarge the breasts.

Breast implants are the most popular way to increase the size of the past but they are not the only option. The truth is, boob enhancement procedures can be performed in several ways.

The key is discovering what the patient actually wants to achieve before committing to any kind of surgery.

Below you will find three methods of enhancing the breasts to show the difference in procedures available.

Breast Implants

The most common method of enlarging the breasts is by using silicone implants. These are medical devices that have been specifically designed to be used within the breast tissue.

Silicone implants come in various sizes and your surgeon will discuss your options with you in order to give you a natural looking result.

If you have any concerns with regards to choosing breast implants, for example with regards to any cancer risk, the best thing to do is book a consultation and speak to your plastic surgeon.

Breast Augmentation With Uplift

If you want to change the size of your breasts are also improve sagging or placement, an augmentation with breast uplift maybe the best option for you.

For some patients this may involve breast implants being used, where as others may find that the uplift alone can you give a rejuvenated appearance.

Fat Transfer

Body-jet fat transfer offers the simple and effective cosmetic boob enhancement. Fat is taken from an area of the patient’s body (often the hips or abdomen) and replaced in the upper breast to create volume and fullness.

This type of breast augmentation cannot replace the effect of silicone implant but is good for patients who wish to simply improve volume or address minor concerns.

Choosing Mr Ross

When considering any kind of cosmetic surgery it’s important that you put your faith in plastic surgeon who specialises in the treatment you seek. Mr Ross is a breast and body contouring specialist and has performed hundreds of breast enhancement procedures.

He says: “The key is finding out what motivates the patient and what they really wish to achieve by undergoing a breast procedure. My aim is to always provide the patient with the right treatment, and to offer impartial advice to help them make an informed decision.”

More Information

If you would like more information about breast enlargement surgery or breast enhancement procedures please book a consultation.

A consultation is an ideal platform for you to ask any questions you may have and discuss your options. What is available for one patient may not be suitable for another, and it is important to know the facts.

You can also find out more information about any of the breast procedures listed in this blog via the treatment pages.

What Is A Gynaecomastia Operation?

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

At the start of this month in our vlog series, we take a look at male breast reduction surgery. The technical term is more commonly known as gynaecomastia surgery. Many patients would undergo male breast reduction surgery when there is visible enlargement of breast tissue around the chest area. The cause of this is due to either a hormonal imbalance in the body or it can gradually form naturally as men begin to age. This condition is normally referred to as “man boobs” or “moobs” and can be the main reason for patients undergoing male breast reduction surgery.

Through gynaecomastia surgery, improvements can be made in a few different methods to help the contour of the chest. The results of the surgery are dependent on how much tissue has developed over time and the placement of the nipple. In order to remove the excessive tissue, a liposuction procedure is normally conducted as part of the male breast reduction surgery. There are case study examples provided in the vlog of patients who have undergone the gynaecomastia surgery results through liposuction. In some cases, a patient may require a nipple graft if blood supply to the nipples are required to be cut off. Whether this is needed and to discover whether the male breast reduction surgery is ideal for can be discussed through a consultation before you undergo surgery.

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