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Did Marilyn Monroe have cosmetic surgery?

Screen legend and Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe’s famous beauty may have been in part due to cosmetic surgery, according to recently revealed medical notes and X-rays.

The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot actress had cosmetic surgery, according to medical notes and  X-RAYS dating from 1950 to 1962.Marilyn Monroe cosmetic surgery?

A file of Marilyn’s unseen doctors notes were written by cosmetic surgeon Michael Gurdin and later acquired by an anonymous friend, who has now put them up for auction.

The contents of the documents are expected to end long running speculation that Monroe went under the cosmetic surgeons knife to achieve her famous Hollywood siren image. Gurdin’s notes contain references to a cartilage implant in Monroe’s chin, which he noted appeared to be dissolving.

Monroe used the alias Miss Joan Newman during her visits to Gurdin, which appears on the paperwork alongside her address in Brentwood, California. 

Gurdin’s notes are thought to confirm the rumours which circulated during the star’s life that she did indeed opt for surgery on her chin and nose.

Marilyn Monroe's Medical Notes

The secret haul of medical notes and X-rays will go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions, in Beverly Hills, California, on November 9 – 10, where they are expected to fetch between £10,000 and £20,000.

Martin Nolan, Executive director of Julien’s Auctions said: “Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having cosmetic surgery. It was always speculation – did she or didn’t she? “They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn’t want to believe.” 

Today, over 60 years after Marilyn underwent cosmetic surgery, the skill, experience and safety of cosmetic surgeons has improved immeasurably.

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.

Rise in new mothers going under the knife to lose their mummy tummy

For many women the return to work after childbirth, used to mean worrying about a new post-pregnancy wardrobe, however more and more are turning to cosmetic surgeons to help them regain their pre-pregnancy look as quickly as possible.

Kate Middleton's Mummy Tummy

Some are even under going a ‘two-in-one’ tummy tuck and breast lift, desperate to snap back into shape when the sensible diet and exercise route of celebrity mothers like Kate MiddletonLiz Hurley, Victoria Beckham and Myleene Klass doesn’t produce the results quick enough.

Circle Hospital plastic surgeon consultant Judy Evans, said the ‘two-in-one’ package have become ‘incredibly popular’ with women who are returning to work from maternity leave.  ‘They have time to have surgery – but not enough to have two separate operations,’ she told a recent plastic surgery conference.

Harley Street cosmetic surgeon Raj Ragoowansi also said ‘the number of middle-class women coming to me for yummy mummy tummy tuck, has doubled in the last five years.’

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.

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

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.

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.

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.