Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Cosmetic surgery has been increasing in popularity in recent years and due to the greater availability for procedures, more and more people have been seeing the incredible results.
However, cosmetic or plastic surgery is not a new thing. Below we’ve listed out some interesting facts you probably don’t know about cosmetic surgery.
What’s in a name?
Plastic surgery has nothing to do with plastic. The word actually comes from the Greek word plastikos which means to mould or shape, which describes perfectly the different cosmetic procedures you can undergo nowadays. It took the development of anaesthesia and sterilisation to make more procedures possible and it wasn’t until the 19th century that the first nose job was attempted.
Advances in medicine
Dr. Warren Breidenbach, a leading surgeon at the University of Arizona, developed technology which allowed the first ever hand transplant to take place. The patient had lost their hand 14 years prior to surgery in a firework accident and the surgery took over three years to plan. It was successful and since that operation in 1999, 85 people worldwide have received hand or arm transplants thanks to the pioneering surgery.
The gender gap
Often cosmetic surgery is perceived as a female dominated pursuit, but this is not the case, with men rapidly catching up with women on the number of procedures they’re undergoing each year. For many men, their self-image also impacts their work life and with high flying jobs, they want to look and feel the part. Whether that’s line smoothing fillers to make their appearance younger, or surgery to address insecurities to help them feel more confident in and outside of work, cosmetic surgery is no longer just an option for women.
If you’ve been thinking about undergoing a cosmetic procedure and want to speak to an expert about increasing your self-confidence through surgery, then contact the Belvedere Clinic today.
We have been providing expert, personal care for our patients for over 40 years and understand that your decision to undergo cosmetic surgery will be a journey for you to undertake with our specialist support.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Rhinoplasty is surgery that is undertaken to improve the shape or function of the nose; it’s commonly known as a nose job.
Sometimes rhinoplasty is carried out for medical reasons, to correct someone’s breathing, or to realign defects caused during an accident, or at birth. Our noses always keep growing on our bodies, so surgery may need to be carried out later in life as the shape of the nose changes. Rhinoplasty can also be carried out for cosmetic reasons, with people who undergo the procedure claiming the surgery has a hugely positive impact on their lives, helping to improve their self-confidence.
Usually with rhinoplasty you’re considered an outpatient, so you won’t have to stay in hospital overnight. You’ll either be given a local anaesthetic to numb the pain or a general anaesthetic to put you to sleep throughout the procedure. During surgery, the surgeon make cuts within the nostrils, usually inside of the nose to minimise scars after surgery. The inner bone and cartilage will be realigned to produce an appearance that the individual feels is more pleasing and in line with their expectations. In more complicated cases, the surgeon can also opt to make cuts along the base of the nose.
For the first week after surgery, patients usually wear a nose splint to ensure the changes made to the nose are maintained. There is often swelling and bruising which occurs around the nose and the eyes in the days immediately after surrey, which is nothing to worry about about. Usually after the third day, this begins to improve, but depending on the surgery, it can take up to two weeks for this bruising to disappear.
Your nose will continue to decrease in swelling over the next 6 months, by which point you’ll be able to clearly assess the changes that have been made and see the full results of your surgery.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, you know you’ll be in safe hands with the Belvedere Clinic. We’ve been providing expert rhinoplasty operations for cosmetic reasons for over 20 years. For more information, contact us today on 0208 311 4464.Via: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/06/23/what-happens-in-rhinoplasty/
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Most people have heard of a rhinoplasty (nose reshaping),
and it is a procedure that is associated with many celebrities who are looking to improve their appearance.
However, here are a few things that you may not know about the procedure.
Ancient cosmetic surgery
It’s thought that the first rhinoplasty was carried out in India about 2,500 years ago! In the 18th century, a book was discovered that explained how a similar technique to those used today was used to repair noses that were cut off or damaged in battle. As a result of the discovery, the rhinoplasty was brought to England and has been carried out ever since.
Rhinoplasty is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery of the millions of procedures carried out worldwide. Other cosmetic treatments in the top five include breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and eyelid surgery.
It’s not ‘plastic’
A nose reshaping procedure is often referred to as ‘plastic’ surgery; however, skin and cartilage from other parts of the patient’s body are commonly used in order to carry out reconstructive work. Skin is usually taken from the forehead, whilst cartilage is removed from the rib area.
The term ‘plastic’ is actually derived from the Latin, ‘plasticus’ and the Greek, ‘plastikos’, meaning to shape or mould. The term was in use long before plastic was even invented!
Rhinoplasty – not just for cosmetic reasons
Although rhinoplasty is most commonly used for cosmetic reasons, it is also a technique that is employed to repair noses that have sustained damage due to accidents, birth defects or cancer. Medical issues, such as deviated septum, which can cause breathing difficulties, can also be corrected by rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is also used to help in cases of low self-esteem and depression where someone’s body image is crucial to their mental health and wellbeing.
Most people have rhinoplasty to correct the appearance of their nose, for example, cosmetic surgery can be used to make a short nose longer, to straighten a crooked one, or to flatten a pronounced Roman nose. However, the ancient procedure can also be used to treat some medical problems and to repair noses damaged as a result of disease or trauma. Contact us today if you’re considering rhinoplasty yourself.Via: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/06/15/interesting-facts-you-didnt-know-about-rhinoplasty/
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
It’s become a common occurrence for housemates to treat themselves to cosmetic surgery after leaving Big Brother.
After all, many have to adjust to their newfound fame and life in the tabloids. However, this year one contestant has jumped the gun. The name Chanelle McCleary might sound familiar because she’s previously taken part in Ex on the Beach on MTV. While that experience didn’t quite catapult her to stardom, it did convince the 24-year-old that she should make some changes to her appearance.
The brunette has only been living with the other housemates for a matter of days but already she’s told them – as well as the rest of the nation – all about her history of going under the knife. During a recent episode on Channel 5, she didn’t mince her words as she spoke freely about splashing out £10,000 on her transformation.
She explained: “I had an operation only two months ago. My bum, I had that Brazilian bum lift. They took fat out my double chin, my back, my tummy and put it in my bum.” In addition to her Kardashian-esque bottom, Chanelle has treated herself to a pumped up pout and a wrinkle-free face. She added: “I’ve got filler in my lips. I had to get it dissolved it were too much. I tried Botox in my forehead. I liked it. I don’t really need it.”
Of course, you don’t have to be a celebrity – or on the verge of becoming famous – to undergo plastic surgery. This is a growing trend that is being seen, especially when it comes to Big Brother. For example, last year contestant Lateysha Grace had already undergone a bum lift before she stepped through the doors of the reality show house. Upon leaving the show, she set her sights on a catalogue of surgeries, including a boob job and a nose job.
Is cosmetic surgery for you?
These Big Brother girls are evidence that anyone and everyone is entitled to plastic surgery. So if you want to boost your self-esteem, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Belvedere for more information about the treatment you’re interested in.Via: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/06/14/big-brother-star-has-cosmetic-surgery-before-the-show/
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Kylie Jenner is one of the most famous women on the planet and has transformed her look a number of times in her 19 years.
Kylie has often downplayed the procedures she’s had, mainly referencing her lips as the only piece of her body she’s touched, but by looking back at photos from the past few years and taking on board the comments of expert plastic surgeons, it seems she may have had a lot more cosmetic surgery than we originally thought!
Hips don’t lie
Between 2013 and 2015, Kylie’s hips appear to have grown significantly, and in such a way that is unlikely to be due to natural body growth. The widening of her hips accentuates her hourglass figure, nipping in her waist and adding extra curves to her body.
It comes as no surprise that Kylie like her older famous sisters has invested in butt implants, to give her that famous Kardashian booty. The shape of her bum just couldn’t be sculpted by squats in the gym and looks to have been surgically enhanced to give her the enviable shape of her older sister Kim.
One area of her body Kylie has openly said she has enhanced through cosmetic procedures is her lips. Whilst she initially tried to deny it by saying she simply used lip liner over her natural lip shape, she eventually decided to admit her extra-plump lips were down to collagen fillers. Now arguably her most famous asset, she has built a lip gloss and lipstick empire to show off her fabulously full lips.
Chest to impress
Kylie has denied ever having breast enhancement surgery, claiming a Victoria Secret push up bra is her secret for larger-looking breasts. The outfits and swimwear she wears, however, would add to disputes of this claim, as her breasts still keep their enhanced size when the miracle bra is nowhere to be seen. Like older sister Kourtney, it seems quite likely that Kylie has also invested in breast enlargement surgery.
If you love some of Kylie’s enhanced looks and want to make 2017 the year you transform yourself, why not contact The Belvedere today.
Monday, June 5, 2017
The list of famous men that have received plastic surgery is not a short one. As the pressure to stay eternally young intensifies, more men will have procedures carried out.
When showbiz journalists talk about celebrities that have received cosmetic surgery, more often than not their first port of call is to reference a woman.
This, unfortunately, is just part of the running theme in modern society, especially when it comes to scrutinising people in the public eye. Put simply, famous women are under more pressure than their male counterparts to have a nip and a tuck every so often.
That said, the list of famous men that have received plastic surgery is not a short one. As the pressure to stay eternally young intensifies, more men will have procedures carried out.
Here’s a taste of just a few famous men and the work they have had done.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
The former pro wrestler-turned-movie star has gone under the knife for the opposite procedure to what most women would consider — a breast reduction.
As is the case with so many men of Samoan heritage, Johnson was particularly heavy-chested in his younger years. These days, his chest is way more defined, and evidence of Breast reduction surgery ( gynecomastia ) is visible to the naked eye.
The star of The Apprentice UK has had eyelid surgery to add a touch of youth to his ageing complexion. Sugar, who formerly owned Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, had the treatment carried out in the United States ten years ago.
The London-born billionaire even admits to using the infamous “do you know who I am?” line. That’s right, Sugar used his fame to skip his way to the top of the surgeon’s six-month waiting list.
Now 70 years of age, ‘Sly’ has been able to remain a Hollywood A-lister by staying in great physical condition. However, he appears to have had a considerable amount of help from the plastic surgeon as well.
The star of the Rocky, Rambo and Expendables movies has a noticeably more square jawline than in his younger years, while there is strong speculation of facelifts and an eyebrow lift. Stallone has never admitted to any surgery but the speculation never ends — and the before-and-after pics certainly don’t lie!
For information on Male cosmetic surgery procedures, contact The Belvedere Clinic today!Via: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/06/05/famous-male-celebrities-who-have-turned-to-cosmetic-surgery/
Friday, June 2, 2017
Former Eastenders actress Danniella Westbrook has opened up on Twitter about her plans to invest in some cosmetic procedures this year.
It has indeed been a tough year for the actress, who split from her partner, George Arnold, suffered a tragic miscarriage and relapsed in her battles with addiction – but overhauling her image is the next step for this feisty Essex girl to reclaim her life.
Most recently, she’s spent time in a rehab facility in Spain, where she’s been fighting to get her addiction under control once and for all. She claims that her drug habit has made her look older than her years, and first mentioned undergoing cosmetic surgery back in 2015. She says that having rebuilt herself on the inside, it’s time for her to rebuild herself on the outside with procedures on her face, teeth and breasts to improve her self-confidence and to help her feel as good as she has in the past about her appearance.
It’s one of the most common reasons for people to undergo plastic surgery; a lack of confidence about external features which can be internalised and damage self esteem. It’s brave of actresses like Danniella who are in the public eye to speak out about celebrity cosmetic surgery, as it helps to normalise procedures for other people. By talking openly about past and future procedures, Danniella is helping others to see the truth that many celebrities look the way they do not only because they eat well and exercise lots, but also because they have a little help from their favourite surgeon, reducing the pressures we all feel about body image.
Whether you’ve got a few extra pounds you’d like to shed with a tummy tuck, or you’ve always been self-conscious about your breasts, plastic surgery can help to reveal a new and more confident version of yourself. Get in touch to find out more about the procedures we offer at The Belvedere Clinic. Via: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/06/02/danniella-westbrooks-cosmetic-surgery-plans/