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Breast Augmentation still the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure

UK cosmetic surgery statistics Plastic Surgery Statistics 2012: brows up, breasts down

Despite a recession and the government review in plastic surgery following the breast implant scandal, plastic surgery procedures in the UK were up last year.

According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), a total of 43,172 surgical procedures were carried out in 2012, an increase of 0.2% on the previous year.

Breast augmentation (otherwise known as ‘boob jobs’) were still the most popular procedure overall although the numbers dropped slightly by 1.6% from 2011 to 2012.

The stats from 2011 took no account of the breast implant scandal, so this this is the first release of figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) to suggest the impact the scandal has had on the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure.

However, recent findings by european regulators have concluded that there is no evidence that women who have PIP breast implants are at higher risk of cancer.

Women also do not need to have the faulty implants removed as a precaution although they may wish to have them taken out if they feel anxious, according to a review of PIP safety published by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). 

John Wilkinson, director of medical devices at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK, said: ” The PIP breast implants episode has been very distressing for women and I hope this new report provides reassurance for them.”

“The report findings support the scientific conclusions from Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s independent expert group report that there is no evidence of a long-term threat to human health from PIP breast implants. ”

Desire Cosmetic Surgery use Eurosilicone implants in all our breast augmentation procedures, which are a premium product, and have always been made to the very highest standards, where as PIP implants were made of non-medical grade silicone.

Eurosilicone Implants are fully protected with Eurosilicone’s GCA Comfort Guarantee and Desire Cosmetic Surgery offer a lifetime of aftercare.

Our priority is to make sure you’re totally happy with your gorgeous new look – not only now, but in the future too. That’s why our amazing lifetime aftercare service has been set up to assure you that you’ll be in our safe and trusted hands.

Start a new chapter in your life today by booking your free consultation – call 01925 595012 or email info@desirecosmeticsurgery.co.uk




New cosmetic surgery safety centre opens

The National Institute for Aesthetic Research, a new centre for cosmetic surgery research has opened in the UK.

National Institute of Aesthetic Research

National Institute of Aesthetic Research at The Royal College of Surgeons, London

The centre which is partly funded by the cosmetic surgery industry, is a response to the PIP breast implant scandal in 2010 and is being set up by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the charity The Healing Foundation.

Launched following the review of plastic surgery by Sir Bruce Keogh – NHS Medical Director where he criticised the absence of data surrounding plastic surgery operations.

Kate Ward from Leeds, who had  breast enlargement surgery with PIP implants in 2004, then subsequent had to pay £9,000 to have the implants removed and replaced with new ones.

Ms Ward told BBC Radio 4 : “It is good that lessons are being learnt and changes are being made. I hope by setting up this institute it will stop women being placed in the situation thousands are in at the moment.”

‘Patient Safety’

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS medical director, believes it will make a real difference to patient safety.

He said: “This joint initiative is the first recommendation of my review to be implemented and I know it will provide a major contribution to patient safety.”

Rajiv Grover, president of the BAAPS

Rajiv Grover, president of the BAAPS

Rajiv Grover, president of the BAAPS, conceded that it was an embarrassment it has taken so long for the world’s first institute related to aesthetic research to open.

He said: “We have been campaigning for this institute for 10 years but there is now a willingness to endorse this.”

Here at Desire Cosmetic Surgery, we welcome the creation of the The National Institute for Aesthetic Research and any measures that improve cosmetic surgery safety.

We use Eurosilicone Implants in our breast enlargement operations, which are guaranteed for a life-time and our priority is to make sure you’re totally happy with your gorgeous new look – not only now, but in the future too.

That’s why our amazing lifetime aftercare service has been set up to assure you that you’ll be in our safe and trusted hands.

Start a new chapter in your life today by booking your free consultation – call 01925 595012 or email info@desirecosmeticsurgery.co.uk

Angelina Jolie’s Breast Cancer Surgeon Dr Kristi Funk talks about her double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie’s brave decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene, sent shockwaves through Hollywood and around the world.

Now Doctor Kristi Funk, the surgeon who performed the double mastectomy has spoken out about Jolie’s decision for the first time. The surgeon who has also treated singer Sheryl Crowe recently spoke to Mario Lopez of Extra and revealed Angelina’s decision wasn’t based out of ‘fear.’

Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt

She didn’t have [the double mastectomy] right away, but probably knew with her family history that it was a choice she would eventually make,’ she said, before adding Her decision was not made overnight. It wasn’t based in fear.’

12% of women will develop breast cancer at sometime within their lives, however for those with BRCA1 abnormalities the risk can be as high as 87%, say Myriad Genetics the company who created the test to screen for them.  Undoubtedly the death of Jolie’s mother,  Marcheline Bertrand at the age of 56 to ovarian cancer in 2007 played a big part in her decision as carrying the gene also gives women a 50% risk of developing ovarian cancer too.

Dr Funk when asked how Angelina is doing now, she replied ‘perfect’  also describing husband Brad Pitt as being ‘the coolest’ throughout the treatment.

She also revealed that Jolie’s choice to go public with her decision was always likely:

‘I knew that was her intention. She is just philanthropic to the core. She could never keep this a secret, and be who she is!  She is someone who wants to save lives and she is doing that every day!’

Here at Desire Cosmetic Surgery, we salute Angelina Jolie’s brave decision and the work she’s done to raise awareness of breast cancer and preventative screening amongst women. Preparing to undergo any surgical procedure be it preventative, reconstructive or cosmetic is daunting and you may have many worries, fears and questions.

Which is why here at Desire, our surgeons will sit down with you and offer expert advice, making sure everything is totally clear before you decide to go ahead. We’ll discuss your medical history and reassure you completely.

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

Another satisfied breast augmentation customer – Erica Cordock

Happy customer Erica Cordock after her recent breast augmentationI did as much research as I possibly could before I decided to go ahead with breast augmentation as I didn’t know quite what to expect. I know the internet doesn’t tell you everything but it certainly can help you make your mind up!

I went to see Desire Cosmetic Surgery after a visit to another surgeon in Manchester as I wasn’t quite happy with what they had to offer. At the end of the day it’s money I saved so I wanted it done correctly!

The reason or best said reasons why I choose Desire was because:

  1. The surgeon is a breast specialist, therefore he works with breasts & nothing else so that straight away told me he will not be sloppy, he will be very professional at what he does.
  2. He also works with the NHS so I know I will be looked after properly!
  3. I found that through Desire, I got more straight forward answers, a more realistic outcome.
  4. Georgina who I first got in touch with was very lovely to me & she is very easy to speak with. (Very important for us ladies)
  5. My breasts finally fit my body shape 400cc & I have a D cup!

They wouldn’t have looked good at all if I had stuck with the first surgeon I saw, I was a very small/flat A cup after breast feeding & I never got my bust back. I was offered 270cc silicone implants & told it would create a possible D cup (no way) plus they were more expensive!!

I’m very pleased with my choice of surgery! :D I am still going through the healing stages but very much so enjoying a fuller me! I no longer have a boy’s chest!!

Thank you to everyone at Desire Cosmetic Surgery!

Josie celebrates weight loss with new breasts

Josie Gibson with her new breasts

Losing a significant amount of weight is an enormous achievement and it’s one that should be celebrated!

Most of us know how hard it is to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regime to shift those extra pounds – although for some of us there’s a much bigger challenge to tackle on the road to self-esteem and body confidence.

For Big Brother winner Josie Gibson, weight had always been a factor since she found herself in the public eye, experiencing the negative side of her newfound fame after being papped on the beach in a bikini and suddenly being faced with unflattering shots and comments about her body.

Now, 28-year-old Josie is having the last laugh after knuckling down to a strict healthy eating and exercise plan which has seen her shed an amazing six stone – and we can all agree she looks amazing!

She’s dropped from a size 20 to a size 10 – and like many women in her situation, she decided to go for a breast enhancement procedure to make sure her breasts matched her new body after being left with “two flaps of skin”, as she told New! magazine.

Josie is now delighted with her new breasts.

She’s been chatting to New! magazine about her nerves before the operation and has thanked her family and friends for the support they offered at each stage of the process.

She told New!: “People have been really supportive. I think they understand because I had two flaps of skin and my nipples were all over the place.

“I was umming and ahhing about the size of them. I was going to go to a C, then a D, then a DD, but I think for my height and my frame, a C wouldn’t have made a difference.

“I didn’t want them too big because I still want to train hard. Now they’re not too big and they’re not too little – they’re perfect.”

Josie’s operation was carried out by London surgeon Alex Karidis.

She added: “I feel so sexy. They just make me look a bit more like a woman instead of a Neanderthal.”

Every day the Desire clinic receives calls from women just like Josie who have been through such a life-changing weight loss journey.

Many women find the changes to their body have a negative effect on the way their breasts look – so at a time in their life when they expected to finally find the body confidence they craved, they find themselves feeling insecure that their breasts don’t complement their new shape.

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.

Denise Richards breast implants

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.