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Coronavirus Update – A Message From Gary Ross

Due to the recent pandemic of COVID-19, there have been strict measures announced by the government to ensure everybody’s safety. Therefore, we have taken up the difficult decision to close our surgery until further notice. This decision has been taken based on the government’s health guidelines.

Our main priority is to ensure your safety and the people around you. By staying at home, we can all ensure that this is the case. Therefore, all non-essential aesthetic surgery and treatments will be suspended for the time being.

During this period, we will be contacting all of our patients regarding the current situation with consultations. We will stick to the commitment to remain in contact with you during this time of uncertainty.

Please stay safe.

Are non-surgical aesthetic treatments classed as essential treatments?

Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are not essential treatments. This is the main reason why we have taken the decision to close our surgery until further notice. Although many would see these as essential treatments to improve the quality of life, this is not the case.

All businesses that provide non-surgical and facial treatments have currently suspended their practices. This is because these forms of treatments have a high risk of transmission of the Coronavirus. If you don’t adhere to the guidelines provided, you will be putting your own safety at risk as well as others around you.

Will I still be able to attend consultations with you?

Due to the current uncertainty, we have temporarily suspended face-to-face consultations. Despite this, we are still assessing options to provide virtual consultations for you. However, you must be made aware that this does not provide any guarantees in relation to your cosmetic surgery treatment. Once we have more clarity of the future, we can provide an update moving forward.

Due to these changes, we are in the process of contacting all patients we have on our list at the moment. We’ll be advising patients to cancel their future consultations and provide further guidance around them.

Once we have a process in place to provide virtual consultations, we will make you aware of this.

Are there treatments for COVID-19?

It’s always important to provide awareness in these uncertain times. However, social media platforms have unfortunately been riddled with fake news and advice also. Treatments have been offered which claim to treat for COVID-19. The WHO is currently evaluating all these treatments, checking whether they’ve been used for previous viruses or if there are any new antibody treatments.

You must take care when reading information online and not experiment with drugs that are being offered. Instead, we should only utilise the information released by the WHO and The Department of Health. As clinicians, we’ll also be doing the same when advising our patients on treatments that are available. You should not be spreading information or advice on treatments or attempt to self-treat yourself unless advised by WHO and The Department of Health.

Please stay safe.

Coronavirus Update – A Message From Gary Ross

Due to the recent pandemic of COVID-19, there have been strict measures announced by the government to ensure everybody’s safety. Therefore, we have taken up the difficult decision to close our surgery until further notice. This decision has been taken based on the government’s health guidelines.

Our main priority is to ensure your safety and the people around you. By staying at home, we can all ensure that this is the case. Therefore, all non-essential aesthetic surgery and treatments will be suspended for the time being.

During this period, we will be contacting all of our patients regarding the current situation with consultations. We will stick to the commitment to remain in contact with you during this time of uncertainty.

Please stay safe.

Are non-surgical aesthetic treatments classed as essential treatments?

Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are not essential treatments. This is the main reason why we have taken the decision to close our surgery until further notice. Although many would see these as essential treatments to improve the quality of life, this is not the case.

All businesses that provide non-surgical and facial treatments have currently suspended their practices. This is because these forms of treatments have a high risk of transmission of the Coronavirus. If you don’t adhere to the guidelines provided, you will be putting your own safety at risk as well as others around you.

Will I still be able to attend consultations with you?

Due to the current uncertainty, we have temporarily suspended face-to-face consultations. Despite this, we are still assessing options to provide virtual consultations for you. However, you must be made aware that this does not provide any guarantees in relation to your cosmetic surgery treatment. Once we have more clarity of the future, we can provide an update moving forward.

Due to these changes, we are in the process of contacting all patients we have on our list at the moment. We’ll be advising patients to cancel their future consultations and provide further guidance around them.

Once we have a process in place to provide virtual consultations, we will make you aware of this.

Are there treatments for COVID-19?

It’s always important to provide awareness in these uncertain times. However, social media platforms have unfortunately been riddled with fake news and advice also. Treatments have been offered which claim to treat for COVID-19. The WHO is currently evaluating all these treatments, checking whether they’ve been used for previous viruses or if there are any new antibody treatments.

You must take care when reading information online and not experiment with drugs that are being offered. Instead, we should only utilise the information released by the WHO and The Department of Health. As clinicians, we’ll also be doing the same when advising our patients on treatments that are available. You should not be spreading information or advice on treatments or attempt to self-treat yourself unless advised by WHO and The Department of Health.

Please stay safe.

Is it Possible to Have a Second Breast reduction?

In the past, you may have gone through a breast reduction but later down the line, you’re not happy with the results. There can be a number of reasons for this including:

– Not being happy with your current size

– Asymmetry was created when you went through the surgery

– Gained more weight after your first breast reduction

– Pregnancy has caused more breast volume and stretched the skin

– You want a youthful appearance after ageing

Considering this, you may be pondering having a second breast reduction. However, you may be worried about the complications of going through another breast reduction. An experienced and well-skilled surgeon can make a second breast reduction possible for you and achieve your goals for even smaller breasts.

Can I be a candidate for a second breast reduction?

Your surgeon will provide you with all your possible options after assessing you during your consultation. If you are considered a healthy individual and your previous breast reduction procedure has fully healed, you can be considered a candidate for a second breast reduction.

There can be cases when we advise it’s best to delay your surgery. If you’re still looking to have children, significant weight loss or gain can impact your final results. This may mean you don’t gain the results that you were originally expecting. Your surgeon may also advise to delay if you’re undergoing high levels of stress or have unrealistic expectations of your results.

Bear in mind that the technique used by your original surgeon from the first procedure will have an impact on the results of your second breast reduction. There may be some limitations to the results you wish to achieve for your surgeon, so be realistic when setting your goals for the surgery. Find a surgeon you trust and preferably one that is skilled in breast reductions surgeries.

What to keep in mind for your breast reduction second time around

There will be more complexities with your second breast reduction

As the skin and tissue has already been interfered with, this would have to be considered when going through a breast reduction second time around. How your breasts healed will also be considered as your skin would have developed less elasticity over time. Opting for a surgeon who has plenty of experience can help to achieve the optimum results you desire.

It can take more time than the first one

Surgeons need to be careful that they don’t re-traumatise the breast tissue. Therefore, they’ll need more time to move around this and take their time navigating the surgery. There will be challenges that the surgeon may come across during the procedure, so it’s important to have a surgeon who has done the procedure plenty of times before. They’ll be more familiar with the complications they come across.

Opt for a surgeon with breast reconstruction experience

A breast reconstruction surgeon who has plenty of experience can draw on these expertise to ensure the least amount of complications possible can occur. They’ll use the most advanced techniques to ensure that nipple sensation remains and blood flow to the breast continues to be healthy.

The price may vary

There are many factors which can contribute to the surgery being more expensive than what you had previously. It will first of all require more time for the surgeon to navigate around the previous surgery, which requires more skill. Inflation in prices can also be another reason for your second breast reduction being more expensive. There can be situations where your surgery insurance can cover you for a repeat surgery.

Your records from your previous surgeon can help

Although this is not necessary, if you do happen to have records of your previous procedure, this can be helpful for the surgeon.They can be more aware of the techniques that were used and further detail of any complications that may have occurred previously. Surgical planning can therefore be more efficient.

What size options do I have?

There is a sense of reasonability to be considered when deciding on how small you can physically go. It will be dependent on your build and shape as well as your original and current breast size. Your aesthetic appearance will be considered with this.

For significant breast reductions, scars are likely to be larger and more skin is likely needed to be removed. There would also be more of a challenge in preserving nipple sensation and maintaining blood flow to the breasts. This is something to be wary of but don’t let it put you off as we have some of the most skilled breast surgeons on hand to provide sufficient results.

Consult with your specialist breast surgeon

At UK Aesthetic, we have some of the finest and most skilled surgeons available that dedicate their time to improve your way of life. During your consultation, we’ll run through all your possible breast reduction options and ensure your safety and preference come first.

Feel free to browse our breast reduction case studies page to see results from previous patients that have also had the procedure. 

4 Common Complications From Having Botox Injections in Face

Botulinum Toxin, more commonly known as Botox, is an extremely popular procedure within cosmetic surgery. They tend to be provided in the form of botox injections in face by many surgeons and practices around the world. Their main purpose is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the underlying muscles under the skin. 

Considering the popularity of botox, it’s regarded as one of the safest forms of cosmetic surgery available. However, as with the majority of non-invasive cosmetic treatments, there can be complications involved.

Are you considering having botox injections in face or are worried about the potential side effects they can cause? In this blog post, we’ll explore the problems that can arise with the surgery that you should be aware of.

Bleeding after botox injections in face

As needles will be injected into the skin, you may expect some bleeding to occur where the injections have taken place. This can occur similar to how bruising can happen. How bleeding can occur is from the moment the needle enters the skin. There can be instances when it moves against the capillary near the area, causing it to bleed a little.

This shouldn’t be too much of a concern, however, as the bleeding should stop relatively quickly. The more skilled and experienced surgeons would be expected to prevent any bleeding occurring.

Pain around the area

Your pain threshold may be different to other patients. When having botox injection in face, the pain factor should be relatively minimal. A pinch may be felt as the injections can naturally cause this sensation. If you do feel uncomfortable with the pain, it’s quite common for surgeons to apply numbing cream beforehand to help lower the tolerance of pain that you feel. How much pain you do feel tends to depend on your skin and the skill level of the surgeon that’s performing the surgery.

Swelling/bruising

Considering botox is provided by injections, they can be relatively susceptible to bruising. However, the most skilled and best surgeons available will be aware of the methods to prevent swelling or bruising. 

During your consultation, you should also expect your surgeon to run through ways to prevent the chances of bruising occurring. After the treatment, it can be common to experience redness and soreness. You should then expect these symptoms to reduce a few days after the surgery.

Causes drooping in the face

Some patients can become obsessed with the results that botox injections in face can provide. Therefore, they have several injections in the same place to maintain the appearance they’ve achieved. If you overuse the botox, it can cause the muscles in your skin to become weak. This makes it more difficult for it to support the flesh above. 

This can cause the results to appear less natural and even feel painful. Aesthetically, there can be droops in the face which makes your skin appear saggy and almost reverse the effects that you initially wanted. 

We want the best for you

The team at Gary Ross always puts you first. This means that we want the procedure to provide the best results for you. To do this, we’ll provide you with the pros and cons of your surgery as well as make you well aware of the risks involved. This will allow you to make an informed decision knowing you have the best surgeons around you to fulfil your needs.

Contact us today to book a consultation. You can also have a browse of our botox procedure page for further information.