Why Drains are Unnecessary Following Abdominoplasty

Why drains are unnecessary following abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures. The operation involves the undermining of the abdominal skin, repositioning and removal of skin excess. It is an excellent means of rejuvenating the abdomen following pregnancy and weight loss. Traditionally drains have been used to reduce the chance of hematoma and seroma. The treatment … Continued

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The use of Arnica in Plastic Surgery

The use of Arnica in Plastic Surgery

Arnica montana, is a European flowering plant in the sunflower family which is noted for its large yellow flower head. The main constituents of are essential oils, fatty acids, thymol, pseudoguaianolide sesquiterpene lactones and flavanone glycosides. Arnica montana has a history of medicinal use dating back to the 1500s and patients have been using Arnica … Continued

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Where should I put my breast implants

Where should I put my breast implants?

According to BAAPS breast augmentation is the commonest surgical procedure for cosmetic reasons within the UK. One of the commonest questions patients ask is whether to place implants above or under the muscle. Historically it has been perceived that implants under the muscle may lead to less palpability, rippling and visibility in the upper pole … Continued

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Can I move my fat from one area to another

Can I move my fat from one area to another?

When patients have liposuction treatments they must think about whether fat could be used elsewhere in the body. Traditionally patients undergoing liposuction are not offered alternatives and patients considering liposuction should consult with a plastic surgeon that can run through the pros and cons of liposuction, fat transfer and liposculpture. Patients are now able to … Continued

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How long should my operation take?

How long should my operation take?

Many patients like to know how long an operation will take. Perhaps a better question for patients to ask would be “how long will it take to obtain an optimal result without compromising my care?” A study from Dallas has shown that after 3 hours of plastic surgery that the risks of complications start increasing. … Continued

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How can I get rid of my abdominal fat

How can I get rid of my abdominal fat?

Summer has arrived and with the hot weather comes t-shirts, shorts and skimpy bikinis. For many of us, the summer months mean fad diets and skipping meals in order to shed the pounds we’ve gained while snuggled up inside over winter. Achieving the perfect body is no easy task, we all want to look great, … Continued

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