Summer of Cosmetic Surgery

Farrah Abraham after her recent cosmetic surgeryThousands of women opt to have cosmetic surgery every year, spending over £900 million to make their dreams a reality and this summer is set to become the summer of surgeries!

Stars ranging from Farrah Abraham to Kenny Rogers have been open about going under the knife, proving there is no limit to what can be done.

Teen Mum star Farrah Abraham wasn’t shy in telling the world about her recent breast enlargement, tweeting that she “loves her new body”.

And Farrah isn’t alone, with stars including George Clooney, Kathy Griffin, Courtney Love and Gwyneth Paltrow also rumoured to have undergone cosmetic procedures.

With stars being more open about the work they’ve had done, more and more women are turning to it, to find total body self-confidence and improve their self-esteem.

Here at Desire Cosmetic Surgery we have a team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons in our Warrington clinic, which is easily accessible from Manchester, Liverpool and the rest of the North West.

We can offer you a no obligation consultation to discuss your hopes, worries, fears and concerns and make the first step towards the new you. Our priority is to make sure you’re happy with your gorgeous new look, not only now but in the future too. That’s why we offer a lifetime of aftercare, to offer you the assurance you’ll always be in safe hands and give you that confidence you need to discover the fabulous new you!

Call us now on 01925 5955012 to discover the confidence you desire!

Post-baby boob job surgery – would you go under the knife?

Kate Middleton mums tumThe UK is buzzing with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, the as-yet-unnamed future king, on Monday this week.

Kate was praised by mums everywhere for stepping out of hospital to the waiting press with her “mum tum” proudly on show in a beautiful polka dot Jenny Packham dress that gave a subtle nod to Diana, who wore a similar dress after giving birth to Wills.

First-time mum Kate now faces the decision whether or not to breastfeed her baby son, like women all over the world.

Lots of women who do choose to breastfeed their babies turn to cosmetic surgery later to give their confidence a boost as their body changes and adapts to motherhood.

post baby boob jobLuisa Zissman is the runner up from the 2013 series of Alan Sugar’s The Apprentice. She has spoken out about her reasons for undergoing a breast procedure after the birth of her three-year-old daughter.

She said: “I think that having cosmetic surgery is a very personal thing. Some people have it because they have huge insecurities about their looks and they want to feel better. Personally, I had a boob job surgery because I had a baby and they went down and I wanted to put them back.

And she’s not alone – Melanie Griffith has talked about having a breast augmentation procedure after her second child in 1991, while Everybody Loves Raymond star and mother-of-four Patricia Heaton has been open about having a tummy tuck and breast lift.

Tummy Tuckpost baby boob job

She said: “I had four C-sections and my stomach looked like a map of the world. My breasts were hanging down to here from breastfeeding those babies. I wanted to fit into the gowns that I finally got to wear.”

Every woman is different and at Desire Cosmetic Surgery we place huge emphasis on making the right decision for yourself and your body.

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Denise Richards later opted to have breast implants removed after substandard consultation before her original enlargement

And Hollywood actress Denise Richards certainly agrees – she said: “When I was 19, a doctor put in bigger implants than what I asked for. I was in such a hurry to get them I didn’t research my doctor. You have to be your advocate for your own body and ask 100 questions.”

Here at Desire, we give you all the time and information you need to come to the right decision. Our skilled and experienced surgeons will talk you through all of your concerns, worries, fears and hopes to make sure you are completely comfortable with us before you take the big step towards changing your body to restore your confidence in yourself.

To speak to us about booking a consultation, call 01925 595012.

Has Lady Gaga had a nose job?

Lady Gaga has been rumoured to have undergone rhinoplasty/nose reshaping

Lady Gaga has been rumoured to have undergone rhinoplasty/nose reshaping

Rumours that Lady Gaga has had a nose job are spreading like wildfire thanks to The Sun newspaper and the celebrity blogosphere.

The New York-born singer had surgery in February this year for severe joint inflammation and was spotted using a wheelchair for weeks after her operation.

According to The Sun, Gaga has denied having cosmetic surgery, but gossips are suggesting her joint op wasn’t the only procedure the 27-year-old star underwent.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed across the world as millions of people are unhappy with the size, shape or position of their nose.

And if Lady Gaga has made the decision to go through with the procedure she’s not alone –celebrities who have admitted to having had their noses re-shaped include singer Ashlee Simpson, Glee actress Dianna Agron and High School Musical Star Ashley Tisdale.

Just this week, in fact, actress Helen Flanagan and Saturdays’ singer Rochelle Humes were rumoured to have gone under the knife too.

Feeling self-conscious about such a central feature can cripple your confidence – and that’s not to mention the burden of associated health problems like sleep apnoea and breathing issues.

Desire Cosmetic Surgery will sit down with you and talk you through all of your options to make sure you’re totally comfortable with the decision you come to, ensuring it’s 100% the right one for you.

Our friendly and reassuring surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in rhinoplasty so you’ll be completely safe in their hands if you do decide to go through with the procedure.

Book a consultation today by calling 01925 595012.

How will Alan Sugar’s Apprentice impact the cosmetic surgery industry?

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This week saw 24-year-old Leah Totton scoop the top spot in The Apprentice.

Alan Sugar chose the Derry doctor after she fought off competition from budding businessmen and women from across the UK and impressed him with her business plan – to open a chain of high street Botox clinics.

Botox has become fairly commonplace these days so Leah’s idea is a natural way for the industry to progress – but it has caused controversy in the industry as many surgeons believe her plans “trivialise” cosmetic surgery.

The BBC has been criticised by surgeons for backing A&E doctor Leah’s business plan – which is set to be funded by an investment of £250,000 from Alan Sugar – as she has had no specialist training.

James McDiarmid, a consultant plastic surgeon and spokesman for the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) told the Independent newspaper:

“Having Leah Totton running Botox clinics is like saying that someone, aged 17, who has just passed their driving test can be a Formula One driver”.

The £750m industry already suffers from a lack of regulation – but Leah has announced plans to use her experience in the medical world to help raise standards and campaign for proper regulations.

Leah’s clinics will offer facial fillings, anti-wrinkle injections and skin peels. But if BAAPS and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) have their way, procedures like Botox will only be available on prescription.

Mark Henley, Bapras chair of independent practice and a consultant plastic surgeon, told the Independent newspaper: “It is a concern that a very junior doctor can make claims to be an authority in this field and provide the direction and clinical judgment that only comes with experience.”

Read the full story here:

Cosmetic surgery hits the headlines

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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.

Welcome to the Desire Cosmetic Surgery Blog

Welcome to our new website and our new blog section of the site. Here we aim to cover off the more topical aspects of the Industry, including news about Desire, offers and occasional case studies.

It gives an opportunity for us to tell you about the great people we get to work with and hopefully if you are considering cosmetic surgery, advice and reassurance about what is involved and our professional capabilities to manage your treatment and aftercare.