20 December 2017
Cosmetic surgery is no longer the preserve of the female gender as more and more men are taking the opportunity of going ‘under the knife’ to achieve a younger and more healthy appearance.
That doesn’t mean women are being left behind though as cosmetic surgery seems to be growing in popularity amongst both sexes.
So as the New Year dawns many men and women of a variety of ages start to consider a new look.
At Spire Cheshire Hospital, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Douglas McGeorge predicts the treatments he thinks will be popular in 2018.
Breast reduction (Gynaecomastia)
Sometimes, excess fat on the chest is best treated by losing weight but, if you are suitable for the gynaecomastia operation, an incision will be made under the arm or around the nipple to allow excess skin and tissue to be removed. Sometimes liposuction is performed to remove excess fat.
Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
Many people have been blessed with their ‘family’s nose’ but really do not like its shape. They have had an accident that has changed the shape and ease of breathing through their nose. A rhinoplasty can significantly change these aspects of shape and function and deliver a reinvigorated confidence in how you are presented to the world.
Eyelid tucks (Blepharoplasty)
The eyes tend not to lie when it comes to showing your age! However, eyelid surgery can give you a fresher, more youthful look. The procedure involves making a small incision in the natural folds of the eyelid, removing excess skin and tissue, and then applying very fine stitching to close the incision again.
Prominent Ears (Otoplasty)
A number of adults wish that they had had there ‘sticky out’ ears sorted when they were children. Sometimes hair loss which makes the ears harder to hide they decide to have surgery. This operation can be done under local anaesthetic as a day case and a head bandage is only necessary for the first few days after the operation.
Many people think of liposuction as a procedure for women but it is actually be a good procedure also for men, refining their contours. It involves sucking out and sculpting areas of fat that are hard to lose through exercise and a healthy diet. The aim is to alter body shape, and the results are generally long-lasting, providing you maintain a healthy weight.
Big is a thing of the past when it comes to breast augmentation as women are now looking for that natural look. Although ‘boob jobs’ are still the most popular cosmetic procedure, what women are now looking for has changed dramatically. No longer is it a case of bigger is best! Nowadays the trend is for more subtle augmentations to achieve a natural-looking breast.
Breast reduction (Mammoplasty)
For many women suffering the effects of overly-large breasts, a breast reduction can offer relief, a new shape and reinvigorated confidence. It can also help relieve problems such as back and neck pain as well as helping correct bad posture.
Face and neck lift
As we get older the neck can betray our age long before our face does. Facelifts focuses on reducing the loose look of sagging skin around the neck and under the jaw line.
Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Life events such as pregnancy, losing a lot of weight, or simply the march of time, can all leave their mark on your stomach. A tummy tuck is designed to give you back a youthful, flat stomach by tightening the abdominal muscles and taking out excess skin.
Bingo wings removal (brachioplasty)
As we get older the skin under our arms does get saggy and tends to hang down more than in our youth. Not too much of a problem for men who can cover up with shirts but a real bugbear for women who want to continue to wear strappy tops, dresses and gowns. Many can be treated with liposuction, to minimise scarring . Where necessary some of the skin can be removed tightening up the remainder making it more taut and shapely.
Come along to our free cosmetic surgery information evening on Tuesday 23 January at 7.15pm to learn about all the latest treatments, meet our specialist team and ask as many questions as you like. Click here for more information and to reserve your free place.