Monthly Archives: June 2013

Cosmetic surgery hits the headlines

Cosmetic Surgery

Reality TV Star Courtney Stodden has undergone recent Breast Enlargement Surgery

Anyone who keeps up with their celebrity gossip will be familiar with the weekly updates on who has gone under the knife and speculation over which celeb might have had “some work done”.

We follow stories like these closely as it’s interesting to see how our industry is treated by the media in light of different kinds of celebrities who choose to go ahead with cosmetic surgery for their own very varied reasons.

The latest celeb to hit the news is Courtney Stodden, the teenage wife of 53-year-old US actor Doug Hutchison.

If you haven’t heard of 18-year-old Courtney, you can check out her story here:

Courtney is very young to opt for surgery and we always advise our clients to think very seriously, for a considerable amount of time, before making the big decision to go ahead with a procedure.

Reports say Courtney’s husband was against her decision to have breast implants, and we do encourage all clients to talk in depth to their loved ones about their feelings to help them come to the right decision for them.

Cosmetic surgery comes in all shapes and sizes and every individual is different, so it’s important to choose the right clinic for you and find a surgeon and practice you feel totally comfortable with.

Desire offers you a free consultation and a lifetime aftercare service – so when you choose us for your cosmetic procedure, you’ll know you’re in safe hands for life.

We have clinics in Preston and Warrington. For a free consultation, call us today on 01925 595012.

Behind Angelina’s brave breast surgery decision

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Angelina Jolie underwent elective Breast Surgery to prevent breast cancer

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie last month revealed that she had had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of breast cancer.

She made the brave decision after doctors told her she carried a “faulty gene” which increased her chances of contracting the disease.

The 37-year-old actress’s mother passed away at the age of 57 after battling uterine cancer for 10 years, and Angelina says her chances of developing the disease have now dropped from 87% to under 5%.

At Desire Cosmetic Surgery we deal with many customers who seek reconstructive surgery following single or double mastectomies and we know the importance of building a relationship of trust, reassuring clients at every step and working together to restore their confidence.

Angelina wrote in the New York Times: “I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.”

We were interested to read this fascinating blog post written by Dr Kristi Funk, the surgeon who performed Angelina’s mastectomy, as it gives a real insight into the journey many women go through and details each stage of the process:

We have all been affected, or know someone whose has been affected, by this awful disease – we applaud Angelina and her family for speaking out about this very personal issue and hope it helps women all over the world to make their own decisions about their health and bodies.

Making cosmetic surgery safer and more successful

The cosmetic surgery industry is always changing as responsible clinics like Desire strive for better training and regulations for customers.

In April 2013, there was an independent review into cosmetic surgery which we think is fantastic – we strongly believe there should be stricter regulations put in place to make sure every single person who decides to have a procedure is as safe and reassured as possible, making sure every clinic supports patients before, during and after their surgery.

The results of the review saw the following recommendations made:

  • All practitioners must be fully qualified for the procedures they offer
  • A private health care ombudsman should be introduced
  • Clinics should provide a record of implants and operations to customers and their GP
  • A registry should be set up for breast implants to let the authorities know of any problems at an early stage
  • Clinics should make sure patients are fully aware of implications and risks, giving them plenty of time to think things through before going ahead with surgery
  • An advertising code of conduct should be set up and all practitioners should be obligated to comply with its rules when promoting their services

The chairman of the independent review was NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. He said:

“We have heard terrible reports about people who have trusted a cosmetic practitioner to help them but, when things have gone wrong, they have been left high and dry with no help. These people have not had the safety net that those using the NHS have. This needs to change.”

You might think these things sound obvious – but it’s surprising how little regulation exists, especially for non-surgical procedures like Botox or laser hair removal.

Choosing a trustworthy clinic like Desire is paramount to guarantee you feel safe throughout the process and receive the highest level of care.

Our lifetime aftercare service is designed to reassure you and eliminate any worries you might have about what is undoubtedly a life-changing decision. If you have any problems at all following your procedure we’ll always be here to help and support you.