Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Give Patients Better Quality of Life

Studies conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have shown that patients who have undergone liposuction and/or tummy tuck  (abdominoplasty) benefit greatly due to boost in self-esteem and better quality of life.  

April’s issue of ‘Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’, carried details of the study that was conducted. The results of the study pave way for the conclusion that undergoing liposuction and tummy tuck surgeries give patients the best benefits in terms of quality of life, appearance and confidence. It has to be noted that these two cosmetic surgeries are popular regardless of the fact they take longer to fully heal than other cosmetic procedures. The long-term results are what patients are thrilled about!  

The research was conducted by evaluating 360 patients, out of whom 60% underwent liposuction and 35% underwent liposuction in conjunction with the tummy tuck. The remainder underwent only the tummy tuck surgery. Here are the results:

86% felt that their self-esteem improved and 70% stated their quality of life improved following surgery. It gets better. The patients were asked to rate the outcome of the respective surgery on a scale of 10. The average satisfaction level was at 9 out of 10 for liposuction patients and 8 out of 10 for tummy tuck patients. Those who underwent both cosmetic procedures gave a rating of a 9.9 out of 10 (99%) for satisfaction.        

This was one of the first studies that were conducted to assess patients’ quality of life after surgery. this is a very important factor in cosmetic surgery these days given the number of botched surgeries that take place on a fairly regular basis. 

Let us know how your life has been different after surgery, as we’d love to hear from you.

The Days Leading up to Your Breast Surgery Date

In the event you are unhappy with the size of your breasts or if you feel that they are not
balanced, you may opt for Breast surgery Yorkshire to rectify the issue. This will help you
feel comfortable with your body and boost your confidence levels. You will feel that your
clothes fit better and your overall body looks great and proportionate.

Once you have made the decision to go in for breast surgery Yorkshire, your first
responsibility is to seek the services of a well-qualified and skilled cosmetic surgeon in
your locality. Based on the initial consultation he will advice you on your size and balance
expectations, before and after care etc and schedule a mutually convenient date for your
surgery.

1. Quit smoking – This is a very important step you need to take as smoking may hamper
with your recovery (post-surgery) and cause complications that could otherwise be avoided.

2. Update your surgeon on all details of your medical history – This would include your
medical history, full information about all medications you have been taking and allergies. If
the need arises, you can even speak to your GP to liaise with the cosmetic surgeon so that the latter is fully up-to-date on your condition.

3. Go shopping – Do not get too excited. You are not going on fun, shop till you drop
expedition. We have a “must-buy” list of items that will prepare you for the post-surgery
period. Antibacterial soap, dressing and gauze, thermometer (in case you don’t already own one) and easy-to-cook/prepare food items. your cosmetic surgeon will also arm you with a prescription for pain and after-care medications. Ensure you have adequate stocks of all these items to avoid last minute rush.

4. Clean, clean, clean – Your house should be thoroughly cleaned and also ensure you have adequate clean clothes and sheets as well.

5. Get help – Make arrangements with a close friend, spouse or family member to be with
you for at least 48 hours following surgery. They need to be at hand to help you with your
usual activities as well as with getting up and lying down etc.

6. Focus on your personal hygiene – Your cosmetic surgeon will prescribe a self-care routine that will include details about scrubbing yourself with anti-bacterial soap etc. It is imperative that you stick to this hygiene plan after your breast surgery Yorkshire to avoid infections and complications.
Remember to talk to your cosmetic surgeon about any doubts that you may have prior to
your breast surgery Yorkshire. This will help you be fully informed about the surgery
procedure and how you need to care for yourself to get optimum results. Cosmetic surgery is a life-changing experience. Do your best to ensure that your life is changed for the better just you wish.

Brides Spending More on Cosmetic Procedures

It has been reported that brides today are spending more on cosmetic surgery and treatments to look great, than on their wedding dress for the bog day.

Latest studies show that one in ten women spend money on at least one cosmetic surgery or non-intrusive treatment during the days leading up to their wedding day. Botox treatment tops the non-intrusive treatments list, while the “boob job” or breast augmentation remains the most popular surgical procedure. Some leading cosmetic clinics state that their clientele consists of at least 30% women who are brides-to-be.

Experts say that while it is possible to make a relatively inexpensive dress look great by accessorising it right, hiding bad skin or teeth is not that easy. Plus cosmetic procedures give a great confidence boost to new brides on their big day.

Some of the other popular treatments are dermal fillers and hand treatments. Liposuction remains popular amongst women as well.

Cosmetic Surgery? Here’s what you need to consider…

Cosmetic surgery is an area of plastic surgery that has seen immense increase in demand as a proven weapon to fight the effects of ageing and other aspects of your body that you may feel you are unhappy with. This article doesn’t serve to brief you on the “what’s what” of cosmetic surgery but more as an informative guide to what you should keep in mind when opting for cosmetic surgery.

It may seem tempting to jump on the bandwagon when you see the pretty faces and perfect bodies of celebrities and maybe even your friends and peers. Do NOT do so blindly. Leading cosmetic surgeons in Yorkshire urge the importance of knowing exactly what you are signing up for when it comes to cosmetic surgery. We cannot emphasize on this enough – DO NOT BE LED BY PEER PRESSURE. OPT FOR COSMETIC SURGERY ONLY IF YOU ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE PROCESS AND ARE 100% COMFORTABLE AND READY FOR IT.

We have spoken to a number of leading Yorkshire based cosmetic surgeons in compiling this article in order to answer a few basic doubts you may have prior to choosing cosmetic surgery to alter your life for the better.

Finding a surgeon

Step number one, after you have decided that you require cosmetic surgery is to find a suitable surgeon. Seek a referral from your General Practitioner (GP). GPs have a sound knowledge of the specialists in your region and will be in the best position to choose one most appropriate for you. They can also make sure any important information on your medical condition is passed to the surgeon and help care for you if you have any problems or need advice after the procedure. Besides, you will be very comfortable in working with a surgeon who comes recommended by your GP. Do not be distracted by advertisements and prices alone because if the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Members of The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons are plastic surgeons who are on the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Specialist Register.

Checking if your cosmetic surgeon is properly qualified

Following your GP’s advice you can also look up GMC’s register as all specialists are registered with the GMC. Also, when you speaking to the cosmetic surgeon, feel free to ask him/her about the qualifications, experience, before & after photographs of surgeries done by them etc. Do not refrain from this as you feel they may be offended by such questions. No respectable surgeon minds being asked about his or her qualifications or experience. There’s also a guide by the Independent Healthcare Association, which outlines the standards cosmetic surgeons should meet.

Questions to ask your Yorkshire based Cosmetic Surgeon

§  Are the results you hope to see realistic?

  • Are there any areas of your medical history that may impact the forthcoming cosmetic surgery? Your GP too can shed light in this area
  • What will happen during the surgery process and what anaesthetic will be used?
  • How long is the down time? How long will you have to remain in the hospital as well as how long will you have to keep away from your day-to-day activities
  • Will there be any pain or any stitches and how long is the recovery time?
  • How long will the results last?
  • How much will the procedure cost and also does this cost involve after care as well?
  • What are the potential risks related to the cosmetic surgery that you seek to undergo?

This definitive guide helps you ensure that the cosmetic surgery you undergo will bring forth the best results whilst guaranteeing the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you were treated by the best Cosmetic Surgeon, Yorkshire has to offer.