Look your best this summer

Look your best this summer
Monday 8 May 2017

Summer is almost here and as we ditch our baggy jumpers for shorts, vest tops and swimsuits, our body is thrown more into the limelight.  You will want to look your best this summer season, and as you venture off on your next holiday or enjoy days out in the sun.

You may have kick started the year determined to shed some pounds, and having achieved your goal you may now be left with excess loose skin. Body contouring surgery is a popular choice if you want to remove excess skin and fat that’s been hiding under layers of clothes over the winter.

So if you’ve been contemplating cosmetic surgery, now is the time to take the plunge and find out more about the options available to you and what’s involved.

Tummy tuck for men and women

tummy tuck is one of the most common body contouring procedures for men and women. Also called an abdominoplasty, it aims to creates a firmer, flatter stomach area. It removes excess skin and fat and tightens your abdominal muscles. Sometimes, liposuction is performed at the same time as a tummy tuck to create additional contouring.

You must have realistic expectations and remember a tummy tuck is not designed to be a weight loss procedure or a substitute for a proper diet and exercise regimen.

A tummy tuck is usually performed under general anaesthetic and can take up to three hours. There are a number of variations of the tummy tuck procedure including standard, mini or extended. Your cosmetic consultant will talk you through the different options and offer advice about the best choice for you.

After a tummy tuck most people are able to go back to work after two weeks and full recovery usually takes between four to eight weeks. You may have swelling and bruising initially and you’ll be required to wear a light support garment. This will eventually go down. Your scar is normally in the lower part of your abdomen and hidden behind your underwear and bikini. Again it will be visible in the first few weeks but should fade and become barely noticeable.

Once you’ve healed you will enjoy having a flatter, shapelier contour to show off this summer and beyond. It can make you feel better about yourself and allow you to wear a whole host of outfits you may not have dared to wear before surgery.

Cosmetic surgery at Mount Stuart Hospital

Here at Mount Stuart Hospital we offer a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures as well as non-surgical options. These include: breast enlargements, reductions and uplifts, facelifts, neck lifts, rhinoplasty, ear correction, eyelid and eye bag surgery, tummy tucks, liposuction, body contouring, scar, skin lesion and mole removal. Our non-surgical treatments using the latest fillers and laser treatment for hair, skin resurfacing, vein and tattoo removal.

To find out more call us on 01803 313 881 or contact us. Our friendly staff are here to help and can arrange a convenient appointment with one of our cosmetic surgeons to discuss your thoughts and goals of cosmetic surgery as well as giving you clear, straightforward and honest advice about your desired procedure. We also offer a to have a 14 day ‘cooling off period’ following a consultation to give you time to make sure you are comfortable with your decision.

Our cosmetic surgeons are all highly qualified and GMC registered consultants who have a special interest in plastic surgery. Our hospital is regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission for the very best clinical outcomes. Patients can relax and recuperate in our en-suite rooms with a choice of fresh food from our à la carte menu.

We offer fixed price TotalCare packages so you can rest assured that you won’t have any hidden extras to pay for. You can also choose our competitive, easy to arrange finance options so you can go ahead with your desired procedure without waiting.

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