Dr Ashish Dutta – The Top Autumn Trends For Male Cosmetic Surgery Part II

Dr Ashish Dutta – The Top Autumn Trends For Male Cosmetic Surgery Part II

Continuing on from our first part of our special feature, esteemed Harley Street Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Ashish Dutta continues to take a candid look at the developing world of male cosmetic surgery alongside the trends and treatments that we should expect to see in the coming Autumnal months.

Hair Transplant

It´s not just celebrities who consider having a hair transplant with 40% of under 35’s starting to suffer from hair loss.

¨ Both men and women are having hair transplant and often for different reasons. Male pattern baldness is the traditional or standard presentation and 80-90% of my patients are from that category. Now that beard, eyebrows, pubic hair and even eyelashes can be restored, we are seeing a completely different set of patients. The techniques are much more refined than what we did 5 years ago and the improved success rate is attracting celebrities like Sir Elton John, Callum Best, Matthew McConaughey and of course, Wayne Rooney.¨ – Dr Ashish Dutta.

Some men are psychologically adept at handling the onset of baldness but for those that need the reassurance of fuller locks a hair transplant can achieve a new level of confidence. Footballer Wayne Rooney underwent the Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE; it’s a much less invasive technique and involves removing individual hairs from the back or side of the head or chest and implanting them into the scalp where hair once grew.

The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, takes around 8 hours and costs about £10,000 leaving no scars or stitches. Its results can vary however and more than one FUE procedure may be required every few years or so to keep your head ‘topped up’ and may not fully correct the problem especially if you are prone to thinning hair.

Liposuction is no longer in the realm of the Hollywood ‘A’ listers and has been a reliable form of removing excess fat from the body for several decades now. It can increase confidence and self-esteem and is a safe way to improve definition and tone to your body.

¨ Liposuction or Body contouring can be achieved with various technologies e.g., Vaser (ultra-sound assisted liposuction), BodyTite (radio-frequency assisted liposuction), Smartlipo or Laser lipolysis (laser assisted liposuction), Euromi or Vibrolipo (vibration assisted liposuction), etc. Most of the procedures can be conducted under local anaesthesia as a day case procedure. With the vaser, we can also deliver high definition (Hi-Def) liposuction where the muscular definition is highlighted to create an athletic look.¨ – Dr Ashish Dutta.

In spite of our best efforts sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to break down the excess fat. Liposuction and Cool sculpting can break down those deposits with excess fat being sucked out of the body via a tube. Liposelection uses ultrasound to break up pockets of fat from neck, abdomen and chin and uses a much smaller tube under local anaesthetic to remove fat leaving the other tissue intact. The skin is far more even and reacts smoothly to the procedure with reduced pain and bruising.

Depending on the level of treatment involved typical less invasive procedures start at around £1500 for cool sculpting and healing is quicker at days rather than the weeks involving more invasive liposuction work.

Otoplasty

The technical name for ‘ear pinning’ with one in twenty Britons convinced they’re ears stick out too much. It´s a relatively simple operation re-sculpturing cartilage at the base of the ear to reposition it closer to the head. The reasons for the operation can be many but an incision is made at the back of the ear in a fold that exposes cartilage and then its partially removed or reshaped leaving scars difficult to see.

It takes around one or two hours under local anaesthetic at a cost of £3000 upwards .The results are generally good but the cartilage can change over the years and following the operation you’ll need to wear a head bandage for about a week to give the procedure time to heal. Time for catch-ups then get the box sets out.

Rhinoplasty 

Known more commonly as the ‘nose job’ the procedure is one of the most popular performed in the UK with over a thousand procedures performed every year. As with other types of procedure the reasons for undergoing it can vary and the procedure is relatively straightforward with the incision made inside the nostrils to access the bone and cartilage underneath. Both are then re-shaped before folding the skin back over the newly re-contoured framework. 

The operation takes around two hours under local anaesthetic but usually leaves bruising for about ten days but again that can vary depending on the individual with some lucky folks only experiencing redness around the area. It can take up to a year for the area to fully recover and the benefits of the procedure be fully enjoyed. The price can vary between around £3000 – £5000 depending on the level of alteration and re-sculpture involved. 

Scrotoplasty 

Quite literally an area men don’t usually discuss in a medical fashion is the nether region. It’s designed to tighten up and lift sagging skin on the testicular area. 

Scrotoplasty is on the rise in the UK with the procedure originally developed to help restore the scrotum after injury or illness. The work involves slicing away excess skin and re-joining the muscle at the seam of the scrotum area to reduce evidence of scarring tissue. Again it’s a procedure completed under local anaesthetic taking around 90 minutes and the patient being able to leave the clinic the same day at a cost of around £2,800. The number of gentlemen undergoing this procedure isn’t totally known but enquires increased in 2016 by 169 %. 

Cosmetic surgery is not to be considered lightly and although many opt to chase down overseas treatments in developing nations such as India and Turkey because of cost, but you must really take into consideration the aftercare needed in any procedure and how it will pan out while abroad in terms of economy and if would you be more comfortable undergoing the procedure more safely in your home nation. 

You can discover more about Dr Ashish Dutta by visiting his website or finding out more about male cosmetic surgery options by visiting the main website of the Aesthetic Beauty Centre.

Dr Ashish Dutta – The Top Autumn Trends For Male Cosmetic Surgery I

Dr Ashish Dutta – The Top Autumn Trends For Male Cosmetic Surgery Part I

While you’re in the vehicle service bay waiting area watching mechanics scurrying like ants all over your pride and joy, have you ever wished you could be in the next bay getting a tune up yourself? Well heaven forbid that you find non-health professionals tinkering with you is the stuff of nightmares, but in reality it’s possible to get a tune up of sorts to make you feel good not just on the inside but the outside as well.

More men than ever before are coming around to the idea of cosmetic surgery with 10 per cent of them accounting for procedures in the U.K. alone according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). Just like a car engine by having regular minor ´Tune Ups´ cosmetically, our natural performance or appearance can be maintained or even enhanced.

There are a great deal of minor tweaks available to the male form from the well-known Botox brow smoothing treatments and the equally well known procedures of Rhinoplasty (Nose) enhancement, Blepharoplasty (The eyelid lift) through to male breast reduction (Gynaecomastia) Liposuction and even beard and hair transplants. Such procedures need not be as expensive as they once had been and are no longer only for the rich and famous as the need to look good in both personal and physical grooming can be vital for our self-esteem.

As Doctor Ashish Dutta, Chief Surgeon and CEO of the London and North East England Aesthetic Beauty Centre explains the trend;

¨ The recent trend of an overall decline in the number of Cosmetic Surgical procedures being performed in the private sector is not reflected in the male cosmetic surgery market. Overall, the number of face-lift and Gynaecomastia reduction among the male population saw a 5-6% growth. Men want a discreet or subtle improvement in their overall appearance and the other areas of growth are chin augmentation, hair transplant and penile enlargement.¨ – Dr Ashish Dutta.

It’s certainly no crime to want to look your best especially in the work environment. Industry studies state that that taking advantage of eyelid work is common among middle aged men, but the go-getting professionals prefer toned stomachs without fat in their place. If you’re thinking of such procedures then it’s worth perusing this series of articles for a guide to what’s available, what the procedures involve and above all cost for the enhancement.

Beard Transplant

The growth of interest in facial hair among men and the disappointing ability of some to grow a satisfactory face full of fuzz lead naturally to the ability to develop a satisfactory beard transplant technique. Whatclinic.com saw a 72 percent rise in male enquiries about such procedures in 2015 and also a 21 percent interest in transplants to the male genital area as another form of enhancement.

Having a beard transplant is a solution to thin and patchy beard growth. This involves taking individual hairs from the back of the neck and individually replanting them one by one. A full beard can involve painstakingly replanting up to 4000 hairs while a goatee needs only 1500. The cost can be reflected in the amount of time the procedure can take (up to £6000 and taking between 3-9 hours) also remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, with the skin and growth requiring several months to recover before the growth is satisfactory.

Blepharoplasty

This is the eye rejuvenation so beloved of celebrities and is designed to eliminate droopy eyelids that can affect men of middle age.

¨ The eyes are the windows of our soul and with Blepharoplasty, the skin and fat is removed from the upper or lower eyelids to obtain a fresher, rejuvenated appearance. The aim is to improve the hooded or droopy eyelids and reduce the eye bags. In certain situations, fat is added to the eyelids to give a natural and less sunken look.¨ – Dr Ashish Dutta.

If tired eyes can prompt comment then visually perfect pupils can be a real confidence booster in the appearance stakes. It’s not that the individual is tired, it’s the presence of excess skin and fatty tissue that cause the problem and cosmetic enhancement can easily remedy the situation. The procedure involves small incisions to the eyelid folds to remove the offending tissue is relatively straightforward and costs around £3000. It can involve a week’s recovery time (note that further treatments for overall facial enhancement may be needed as a supplement to the Blepharoplasty).

Botox: The Smooth Facts

We won’t pull any punches here, if your face has more cracks on it than the moon of Europa or the lines on your face are a highway to hell, then this perceived wonder drug could be the answer to some of your prayers. It’s a drug that was first approved in America in 2002 as a ‘catch all´ method to improve furrows on the forehead and is suitable for both men and women. Botox is fast approaching its second decade in use after being pioneered as physical aide memoire for celebrities worried they had passed their cinematic shelf life.

¨ It is recognised as the most common non-surgical treatment worldwide. It has gradually gained popularity and now used as a quick-fix solution to look fresher. There is a common misconception that Botox is sought after by women alone. It is far from the truth, there has been a year on year increase of Botox use in the male population and is now a part and parcel of the average male grooming agenda.¨ – Dr Ashish Dutta.

It can be a great ice-breaker during a boring interlude at the cinema speculating on the host of A and B list celebrities who may have had the treatment. Although seemingly strange to have what is in essence a deadly poison injected into the system, the brand name of Botox genuinely helps to reduce these seemingly age defining wrinkles and lines by blocking the nerve receptors to muscles that respond to the outer layers of the skins epidermal tissue and thus block them making the skin more smooth in the process. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reflect on the fact that such facial procedures through approved practitioners are up by around 15% and on the increase, with men of all ages who want to improve their initial appearance having it done.

The psychological and physical boost of looking younger can be amazing, but the downside providing you are willing to cancel your dairy for a few days can be initial bruising (just like any other injection) and headaches or discomfort for up to two days. The treatment only takes a few minutes and no aesthetic is required but let’s not also forget that the jaw dropping treatment costs of up to £350, but like anything it pays to shop around and remember this treatment will need to be topped up perhaps several times a year to maintain its maximum effectiveness on your pride and joy.

Botox Injection – No Sweat

Another less glamorous effect of the Botulinum Toxin , Botox being just a brand name; is its ability to block sweat glands and the unspeakable truth is that excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) is something that 3% of the population in these islands suffer from.

¨ Botox is licensed for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis of the underarms, palms and face. It is extremely effective and can change a patient’s self-confidence. Botox is also used in minute amounts to reduce the sebum production of the face and improve the shiny appearance of the oily skin; the technique is called micro-Botox. For excessive sweating of the underarms, I also use the 1064nm (Nd: YAG) laser to destroy the sweat glands under the skin to achieve a significant reduction of sweat production, often permanently.¨ – Dr Ashish Dutta.

We all like to look good and every day we do our level best to cheat. It could be wearing breathable materials for socks and shirts, more comfortable quality footwear or deodorant that contains a sweat fighting ingredient If none of those everyday suggestions doesn’t work and leaves you taking the elevator to the 17th floor alone, a health specialist may possibly suggest Botulinum injections to stop the sweat flow dead. This drug blocks overactive glands that produce sweat in forehead, feet, hands and dare we speak it armpits of the body. Generally the effect can help in the more unpalatable areas too.

A course can involve up to 20 injections to the areas of suffering and although typically costing from £150 to £450 for forehead and armpits it is available by doctor’s referral on the NHS.

Gynaecomastia / Male Breast Reduction

This is one of the other more popular growing trends we are keeping abreast of (you knew that pun was too good to waste!) The reality is there can be many factors that cause a flabby chest and not necessarily diet and lack of physical exercise -excessive male hormone production can also be a factor as well as disease.

¨ Gynaecomastia (sometimes referred to as ´man boobs´) is a relatively common condition that causes adolescent boys’ and adult men’s breasts to become larger than normal. It can cause psychological and social issues for the modern, image-conscious male. Sizes vary from a small amount of extra tissue around the nipples to more prominent breasts with a fair amount of glandular tissue (it can affect one or both breasts.) Gynaecomastia can have several causes but the commonest one is a result of an imbalance between the sex hormones testosterone and Oestrogen. The fatty tissue can be removed with Vaser liposuction, but the gland tissue may need to be excised through an incision.¨ – Dr Ashish Dutta.

If you are continually attending gyms like a Russian shot putter but are still how shall we say, more sunken than the Titanic, the removal of excess breast fat will help firm up the assets helping them to resurface again. The procedure involves an incision around the nipple, removing the offending tissue using Liposuction if large amounts are present and then adjusting or re-positioning the nipples as required. It’s not normally available on the NHS unless there is a clear medical need. Costs privately begin at £3500 and you’ll need a week off work to catch up on all those World Cup highlights.


You can discover more about Dr Ashish Dutta by visiting his website or finding out more about male cosmetic surgery options by visiting the main website of the Aesthetic Beauty Centre.

Bride Well Groomed

Dr Ash Dutta - Bridel well groomed

For your unique day, why not take advantage of our personalized special bridal packages which are available throughout our North East, Greater Newcastle and London practices.

Dr. Ashish Dutta, a skilled expert in Cosmetic Surgery treatments can help to enhance your special day with a series of pre-wedding procedures that will make your day and evening that bit more memorable by creating the body contours you have always wanted.

By simply following the recommended wedding preparation time line below, you can experience the treatments you’ve always wanted to and enjoy a bridal discount as our wedding present to you. Why not bring your Maid Of Honor and bridesmaids for a truly unique pre-wedding treatment. Cosmetic Countdown.

Come in 5 days before wedding:

Cosmetic Surgery Treatment: Microdermabrasion – A Power skin peel for a glowing radiant and smooth complexion.

Come in 3 weeks before wedding:

Cosmetic Surgery Treatment: Botox for wrinkle-free smooth skin to forehead and the erasing of crow´s feet and frown lines, plus higher arched eyebrows.

Come in 3 weeks before wedding:

Cosmetic Medical Treatment: Collagen, Cosmoplast and Restylane injectables for fuller and more sexy lips and smoother skin.

Come in 3 months before wedding:

Cosmetic Laser Treatment: Laser Hair Removal for the care-free eradication of all unwanted body hair.

Come in 3 months before wedding:

Cosmetic Medical Treatment: Spider Vein Removal which is used to eliminate unsightly veins from the legs.

Come in 3 months before wedding:

Cosmetic Surgery Treatment: IPL Photorejuvenation, for the elimination of age spots, sun damage and broken capillaries (Rosacea) resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Come in 3 months before wedding:

Cosmetic Surgery Treatment: Cellulite reduction to smooth out unwanted cellulite and improve skin appearance.

Come in 4 months before wedding:

Cosmetic Surgery Treatment: Skin Care Treatments consisting of various professional skin care products which are only available through a medical doctor and designed to enhance and improve your skin to its previously youthful look.

Come in 6 months before wedding:

Cosmetic Surgery Treatment: Liposuction to remove unwanted fat and help contour your body while losing inches around thigh, buttocks, stomach and arms. Thanks to micro lipo-sculpture, most areas can benefit from the removal of fatty deposits, even around the face and sensitive areas.

Come in 9 months before wedding:

Cosmetic Surgery Treatment: Breast Augmentation, which is the surgery to enhance and beautify the breasts with natural looking and feeling inserts to create a curvaceous and confident new you.

Please contact any of our Asthetic Beauty Centres for professional advice and procedure information on our full range of ¨Lifestyle Packages¨.

Dr Ash Dutta’s patients reviews on Breast Augmentation

Video Testimonials engages viewers unlike before and after images.

Most people/customers want reassurances that they are indeed getting the ‘real deal’, that the service/surgery procedure and the cosmetic surgeon who is going to perform this will meet their needs. Also with video testimonials, it is clear to see that the company’s claims match up to what the service is actually offering.

It is very easy for most companies to indulge in spurious practices and manipulate images but video testimonials walk the talk as they are authentic as these are usually given by customers who have had a genuine experience with the services. These then give a concrete social proof to others who would want to avail of those services or choose the same surgeon who has been appreciated. Videos humanize the brand and have the power to affect a strong connection between the surgeon, the clinic and the potential patients/customers.

Here, at Aesthetic Beauty centre, patients of Dr Ash Dutta are happy to share their experience of the Breast Augmentation or Breast Enlargement surgery.

Watch the testimonials of  happy and satisfied patients of our surgeon, Dr Ash Dutta

Book your free consultation for Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction surgery with our surgeon, just call us on 0191 567 2900.

 

Plastic Surgery Vs Cosmetic Surgery : Know What’s Right for You

The world today has been inundated with articles in magazines, celebrity news etc around the topic of plastic and cosmetic surgery. However many are not aware of the differences between the two as these the terms are often used loosely within the media and discussed by the general public, without true understanding. 

Definitions matter

Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are most easily distinguished by their on their core objectives. After all, these disciplines encapsulate many of the same actual procedures.  But it’s how these procedures are applied, along with the goal(s) as mentioned above, that separates them.

Whilst Cosmetic Surgery has become increasingly focussed on enhancing physical appearances, on an aesthetic/cosmetic level, Plastic Surgery has always been about repairing defects/damage to reconstruct normal physical/functional appearances. However, quite a few plastic surgeons focus on cosmetic surgery as well and hence it’s easy to get them confused. It’s important to keep in mind that the overarching philosophies that outline the research and training, whilst guiding the goals for patient outcomes, are vastly different between the two.

Let’s look at some crucial differences between the two:

Plastic Surgery is an altruistically motivated practice and is based on the reconstruction of body/facial defects that are congenital, or due to accidents, war and trauma and sometimes even diseases. The practice is dedicated to correcting dysfunctional areas that assist the individual in living normal/semi-normal lives. The basis of training to become a plastic surgeon is rooted in reconstructive surgery even though plastic surgeons choose to branch out to the cosmetic surgery practices.

In 1999, The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons changed its name to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to strongly communicate the ethos and the message that ‘Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons are one and the same.”  

Examples of plastic surgery procedures:

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Burn Repair Surgery
  • Congenital Defect Repair: Cleft Palate, Extremity Defect Repair
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Scar Revision Surgery

Plastic surgery practice is considered as more of a rewarding experience based specialty that visibly – and sometimes dramatically – changes the lives of children and adults, enhancing their ability to live and enjoy life.

Cosmetic Surgery, on the other hand, is dedicated to trying to achieve a near perfect human/facial form or change aspects of one’s appearance that you may not be happy with. The practice is dedicated to improving physical/facial symmetry, aesthetic appeal, and proportions. The surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body and is an elective form of surgery as the treated areas are generally functioning normally.  Of course, it goes without saying that these procedures can also enhance confidence and many will attest to the fact that they often make a big difference in people’s lives.

The scope of cosmetic surgery procedures include:

  • Breast Enhancement: Augmentation, Lift, Reduction
  • Facial Contouring/Rejuvenation: Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift
  • Body Contouring: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Fat Transfer, Gynecomastia Treatment, Arm Lift, Thigh Lift, Buttock Implants
  • Hair restoration surgery: Eyebrow, Eyelash, Hair, Beard and Body Hair Transplants (FUE/FUT, BioFibre)

Below is an infographic is taken from https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/patient-resources/cosmetic-surgery-vs-plastic-surgery/highlighting the training requirements for both practices in the USA.



In the UK, one has to complete their surgical training after graduating with a degree in medicine to obtain the MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons) qualification and then move onto higher surgical training. Cosmetic Surgeons can then go and branch out into the area or field of surgery that they want to train for. Any licensed physician holding a GP (General Practitioner) is qualified to conduct cosmetic surgery irrespective of how they received their cosmetic surgery training.

Plastic surgeons once fully trained and qualified can use these after their name depending on where they qualified: FRCS – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, FRCS(Ed) – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, FRCS (Glas) – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and FRCSI – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

All surgeons are required to constantly undergo CPD under the aegis of RCS (Royal College of Surgeons) and there are constant appraisals that help validate the credibility of the surgeon in practice. Patients are advised to ask questions about a surgeon’s specific Cosmetic Surgery training and his/her experience before going ahead with a Cosmetic Surgery procedure.

However, when qualified both plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons will generally work for the NHS and for private practices.

What does the future hold?

With origins as far back as Ancient Egypt, Plastic Surgery has evolved to one of the most advancing specialties in medicine. Advancements in microsurgery and tissue engineering are extremely significant in saving lives today. Techniques such as the Micro-vascular free tissue transfer along with microsurgery has made it possible to replant severed body parts ranging from whole limbs to fingertips and move tissues to reconstruct defects.

Pioneering surgery involving neuro-electric stimulation of limb muscles in tetraplegic patients to restore hand function and a range of technological and tissue engineering advances that have led to improvements in the management of nerve injury, skin cancers, and wounds are all already showing us a glimpse into the future of plastic surgery. Today it is an integral part of most hospital practices globally and this field is now attracting more women than ever before. In fact, UK has seen a rise of almost 25% of women plastic surgery trainees.

Medical science is on a fast track and so far 2017 has seen cosmetic surgery becoming safer and less invasive with more effective procedures to choose from. With the huge rise in non-surgical injectables such as Botox , sophisticated but simpler Hair Transplant techniques like BioFibre Hair implants,  and Laser Skin resurfacing techniques, cosmetic surgery trends, in the coming years, looks set to be far more affordable than ever before.

Advances in technology and digital media have also been a major factor in the rise and demand of both plastic and cosmetic surgeries along with more awareness. As research plows ahead at record speed, it will be exciting to see what comes next for plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Note: Every patient is unique. No two surgical procedures or treatments will produce identical results, even if performed by the same surgeon. Be sure to discuss your options with a board certified surgeon.

Finally, the decision to undergo any surgery must be well thought-out, following a thorough consultation with the right doctor (do your research- look at before afters, testimonials etc to understand the credibility of a surgeon), and realistic expectations.

The author, Dr Ash Dutta, Founder of Aesthetic Beauty Centre,  is one of the highly trained, experienced and accredited surgeons in the UK. Follow Dr Ash Dutta on Vimeo

The procedures he routinely performs can be found on and an appointment with him can be booked for free. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr Ashish Dutta please book your free consultation or call us on 0191 5672900.

Mommy Makeover – Get your body back with the help of Dr Ash Dutta

Are you looking for mommy makeover but confused what this life-transforming surgery will give you, then this blog written by Dr Ash Dutta is only for you.

Becoming a mommy and raising your child is undoubtedly the most fulfilling experience in a woman’s life. The female body’s ability to carry and give birth to a child is one of life’s true miracles. However, pregnancy and childbirth puts a considerable strain on a woman’s body and takes a predictable yet distinctive toll and often leaves her with sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, excess fat on the hips, buttocks, thighs, arms and stretch marks.

All this leads to a reduction in self-confidence and stress. But rather than bothering about your post-pregnancy body just give yourself a little attention to make motherhood a completely enjoyable experience.

Mommy Makeover

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 62% of mothers are seeking some sort of plastic surgery to help restore their pre-baby figures. The most common is actually a combination of procedures dubbed the ‘Mommy Makeover’.

A mommy makeover is not a single cosmetic surgical procedure, but rather a combination of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical treatments to reverse and correct the visible and unwanted effect of childbirth, breast-feeding and child rearing. The procedure involves different techniques as per the requirements of that particular woman which may include the following treatments:

Mommy makeover can include either one or all of these body contouring and skin rejuvenating procedures to treat different areas depending on your desired body shape.

  1. Abdomen Makeover-

    Abdomen Makeover

After pregnancy due to sudden and massive weight loss, the abdominal skin loses its elasticity resulting in a flabby stomach. To contour your full abdomen, abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is a good option which involves the removal of excess skin, tightens the weakened muscles and can even eliminate stretch marks to a great extent especially those located below the navel. However, if you have loose hanging skin only around the lower abdomen, between the belly button and the pubis, then partial abdominoplasty (Mini tummy tuck) may also solve your problem which leaves a smaller scar and less downtime as compared to full abdominoplasty . If you have stubborn fat deposits in your abdomen, your surgeon can combine these surgeries with liposuction (either Laser lipo or Vaser lipo) to remove excess fat for a complete transformation. It is generally recommended that the abdomen makeover procedure be deferred until after the final pregnancy.

  1. Breast Makeover-

    Breast Makeover

Since breasts are an essential feminine feature for women, it is quite obvious to get worried about the shape and size of it. During pregnancy, your breasts usually swell to a fuller size and shape due to milk production. In some women, the breasts remain larger which may cause back-pain, neck pain, making women tired and look out of proportion. To make your breast in better proportion with your body, you can choose Breast reduction surgery (also called Reduction Mammaplasty) to reduce the size of your large and heavy breasts by removing  excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts and reshape them. After a successful surgery the accompanying pain in your upper back, neck and shoulders may completely vanish.

Due to post pregnancy hormonal changes after breast-feeding, the breasts tend to flatten resulting in loss of volume of the breast in the upper half which makes the breasts loose, saggy and shapeless. Then Breast lift (with or without implants) surgery can restore the breast shape and volume. A breast lift (Mastopexy) involves trimming away excess skin and tissue from beneath the breast and repositioning them at a higher point on the chest and it may also lift the nipple to the right level to eliminate the sag. Another option is to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation/implants.  If a woman has lost too much breast volume after breast feeding, a breast lift with implants will return the breast to their optimal size and position. If a woman does not have sagging after breast-feeding and only desires replenished fullness, a breast implant will increase lost volume.

  1. Hips and thighs Makeover-

    Hips and Thighs Makeover

Unfortunately, after Pregnancy the woman’s body becomes more susceptible to accumulate fat in the most frustrating places such as hips/flanks, thighs and belly. To get rid off these stubborn fat deposits, you may choose to have Liposuction surgery either with Laser lipo or Vaser lipo. But with a small child around, invasive surgery may prove to be strenuous for any mom. We generally recommend minimally invasive and safer techniques such as Vaser liposuction for excess fat removal. The surgeon performing your mommy makeover will likely recommend liposuction of the hips and thighs at the same time as a tummy tuck. Liposuction is also effective in the chest, thighs, neck, upper arms and knees. But Liposuction isn’t recommended immediately after pregnancy you should wait for 4-6 months after delivery.

  1. Facial rejuvenation and enhancement-

    Facial Rejuvenation

During pregnancy, many women have glowing skin because of positive hormonal changes. However, post-natal hormonal fluctuations start to take a toll on your skin, the glow vanishes and your skin starts looking tired, dull and loose. But don’t fret over your weary skin as the mommy makeover procedure also includes a skin treatment plan to restore your pre pregnancy skin glow and contour. If you opt for the mommy makeover skin treatment plan, then you can choose the following non-surgical (non-invasive) facial  treatments to “glow back”.

Regardless of what treatments you desire or you may need, it is important to know that cosmetic procedures shortly after childbirth are very rarely recommended. Even with the most minimally-invasive methods, recovery time is necessary which is not always practical with a newborn baby. And likewise, after pregnancy, your body will change and some issues will reverse themselves. Thus the ideal time for a mommy makeover is four to six months after childbirth and an overall surgical should be considered once the patient has completed childbearing.

For breast makeover surgeries such as breast augmentation and breast lift, Dr Ash Dutta always recommends to wait until after you have stopped breast-feeding for at least 6 months. Waiting for this duration allows the breasts to stabilize in their final shape and size which is necessary for successful surgery. But for abdomen makeover surgeries we recommend to wait until you have completed your childbearing and have achieved stable weight, as the final result may not be as good if the tissues are stretched again with another pregnancy. If you are going for mommy makeover surgery shortly (at least six months) after childbirth it is better to choose a surgery with minimal downtime or recovery period, so you can resume normal “Mommy” activities. And even though in some cases recovery times do vary for procedures performed, our team works with you to customise your ‘makeover’ plans that meet your goals and works with your lifestyle.

If you would like to schedule a consultation for the “Mommy Makeover” with Dr Ash Dutta please call us on 0191 2739339.

At Aesthetic Beauty Centre, qualified doctors and nurses will discuss the procedure before any treatment, explaining any possible side effects.

-Dr Ash Dutta

The Key Global Trends Shaping the Aesthetic Segment

The anti-ageing market is constantly expanding to cover a diverse range of concerns. In the aesthetic domain it’s not just wrinkles that are considered as the only sign of ageing. Age spots, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dry skin, under eye circles, redness and hair thinning are now an integral part of the growing anti-ageing market.

The current medical aesthetic industry is worth $53.3 billion and is predicted to reach $73.6 billion by 2022 for both the service and product revenues.

The demand for non-invasive procedures is more than the invasive ones with new technological advances both in aesthetic medicine and invasive surgery. This has seen a boom for Cosmetic Surgery businesses across the world with USA and Europe being the global leaders and China and India as the upcoming giants in this market scenario. The North American market accounts for almost 45% of the global market but their dominance is slowly shifting towards Asia with a rise in medical tourism in China and India.

What does this mean for those who are looking to stay young? What cosmetic surgery/aesthetic trends are we looking to in this year that has almost gone by and with 2018 fast approaching?

I feel the next few years is going to be the year for non-surgical treatments, with Injectable products (Teosyal, Belotero, Radiesse) leading the way. Dermal fillers have one of the largest market shares in the cosmetic non-surgical domain. Energy based devices like lasers, IPL (intense pulsed light) and radio frequency will see a further upswing. Active cosmetics/Cosmeceuticals like skin care, eye care, skin lightening and hair care are also contributing to the growing sales.

The past years have seen a major increase of cosmetic surgery due to the massive proliferation and publicity in the social media and this has set off a trend amongst the transgender community as well. Thanks to Caitlin Jenner’s popularity it has stimulated the demand for FTM and MTF procedures and this is only rising.

Another major trend that we in the fraternity foresee is vaginal rejuvenation treatments. Labiaplasty so far has been very popular but now with advances in fractionated CO2 laser, the potential to tighten, improve lubrication, improve sensitivity and even tackle urinary incontinence is the new frontier in cosmetic procedures.

Breast Implants will see a rise in terms of both safety, and variety- smaller, perkier, athletic, more natural looking as compared to only standard breast augmentation in terms of larger breasts so far.

The Body Contouring industry is slated to increase in double digit figures in the coming years with fat freezing techniques leading the way.

A recent Vogue article claimed that women were now shifting from showing ‘cleavage’ or ‘back’ to showing ‘legs’ and so this is setting off a definitive trend for procedures involving shapely legs such as ‘Microlipo’. Longer leaner legs is what everyone is now desiring for on their wish list. This is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that gently removes unwanted fat and sculpts specific areas of the body and give definition. Currently trending as one of the most advanced body shaping treatments, it is done under local anaesthetic and is an uncomplicated procedure where the patient can leave the clinic on the same day.

With mankind’s quest for eternal youth and the subsequent rise in technological advancements, cosmetic surgery has become a double edged sword. Too much of it can take one away from one’s true self and at the same time men and women all over can for the first time in their lives make genuine changes to their physical bodies that perhaps is an impediment for them in the extended concept of their health and well-being.

It is ultimately a joint responsibility where both the cosmetic team/surgeon and the patient work together to garner realistic and natural looking results. Responsible surgical interventions undertaken with the intention to add genuine value to an individual’s life will certainly take precedence in the decade to come.

Patients often come to me – some curious and others with strong ideas and examples. However well prepared you come to a clinic, the consultation process is a crucial time; both for the clarity of communication I provide and the understanding you allow me. It is with this trust that I work together with my patients to provide a realistic, optimal result and tailor made after-care each and every time.

-Dr Ash Dutta

Difference between Gynaecomastia and Pseudogynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia or Pseudo-gynecomastia

In this blog Dr Ash Dutta is explaining the two closely related disease associated with male boobs- Gynaecomastia and Pseudogynaecomastia.

The main difference between Gynaecomastia and Pseudogynaecomastia is what is causing the enlargement.

Gynaecomastia can be classed in categories –

  1. ‘Pure glandular’ gynaecomastia
  2. ‘Mixed’ gynaecomastia
  • If it’s ‘pure glandular’ gynaecomastia, the cause is enlargement of the breast area due to proliferation of fibrous breast tissue (glands)
  • If it’s ‘mixed’ gynaecomastia, (the most common form of gynaecomastia) the cause is enlargement of the chest by both excess fibrous breast tissue and fatty tissue.
  • But if it is pseudo-gynaecomastia the culprit is the enlargement of the male breast area by excess fat only.

Mixed gynaecomastia is treated by the removal of the fatty tissue using liposuction and excision of the glandular tissue; whereas ‘pure glandular’ gynaecomastia is treated by excision of glandular tissue.

GYNAECOMASTIA IS:

  • Due to excess breast tissue/glandular tissue growth
  • The underlying tissue is firm, irregular and sometimes even painful to touch
  • It often feels like a hard lump under the nipple but can also extend outside the borders of the areola depending on how much tissue there is
  • Gynaecomastia is generally removed surgically

PSEUDO-GYNAECOMASTIA IS:

  • Enlarged chest due to excess fatty tissue
  • The underlying tissue is accumulated fat in the chest area which is soft and generally painless
  • Feels like a soft lump below the breast
  • Diet and exercise may help to reduce Pseudo-gynaecomastia
  • Primarily occurs in overweight or obese people

Just because you have an enlarged chest doesn’t necessarily mean you have Gynaecomastia, it may be pseudo-gynaecomastia.  As we have already mentioned earlier: the reason behind both the conditions are totally different, even if the appearance/symptoms are similar.

Before you request any treatment, you should see a doctor so that a proper assessment/diagnosis can be undertaken. Dr Ash Dutta advises patients to see their GP initially followed by a consultation with a doctor experienced in dealing with gynaecomastia.

You should not try to self-diagnose as successful outcome depends on the reliable diagnosis.

If you have gynaecomastia, then gynaecomastia surgery is the only permanent solution.

At the Aesthetic Beauty Centre, your progress is reviewed on a regular basis through follw-up appointments with your surgeon, Dr. Ash Dutta.

Finally, London is where the revolutionary VASER and body sculpting procedures are performed, under Dr Dutta’s watchful eye.

-Dr Ash Dutta

What are the ways to get rid of embarrassing gynaecomastia during different phases of life?

Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia may be seen in three phases of the life span of an individual and is basically associated with hormonal changes in the body.

  • The first phase is during neonatal period (birth to 3 months) when 60-90% of babies both male and female, develop breast tissue. But this is asymptomatic gynaecomastia.
  • The second phase being in teenagers or between 10-18 years or more, when 48% to 64% of all teenagers have some form of breast tissue growth.
  • Gynaecomastia is believed to be a mid-puberty event as it is more frequent in boys. There have been a number of conflicting study reports in the literature regarding the association of BMI with gynaecomastia. While several investigators demonstrated that boys with gynaecomastia are heavier, others have found that boys with pubertal gynaecomastia are shorter, leaner and have a lower BMI.
  • The third phase being in old age or between 50-80 years. The reported prevalence is up to 70%.
  1. Neonatal Gynaecomastia – Usually self-limiting and treatment not necessary

The neonatal gynaecomastia is asymptomatic which occurs as a residual effect of androgen to oestrogen conversion by the placenta. This temporary gynaecomastia usually subsides within four to three weeks.

2. Pubertal Gynaecomastia – Permanent solution is surgery

Gynaecomastia in teenagers is one of the most embarrassing situations and is very common for them. It is generally referred to as pubertal gynaecomastia. When boys go through puberty, their body produces slightly higher amounts of oestrogen (female hormones). Some boys will have a higher than usual level of oestrogens and this naturally results in growth of their breast tissue.

But pubertal gynaecomastia mat settle as teenagers enter adulthood. The excessive breast tissue that is the cause of concern will even out as the chest expands when you finish your teenage years. However, if this breast development carries over to adulthood, then you need to be concerned as this may be genuine case of gynaecomastia.

Post 20, if gynaecomastia symptoms persist then you should consult with a doctor so that a proper diagnosis can be performed.

If you are over-weight and have pseudo-gynaecomastia, then you can avoid surgery as you can probably reduce it with proper diet and exercise. You should  go for a low fat diet in order to allow the body to burn off excess calories.

If you are suffering from pure glandular gynaecomastia or Mixed gynaecomastia then you should consider surgical options. However, if you don’t want to get surgery done, then you can also use gynaecomastia shirts or gynaecomastia pills. But the success rate of these non-invasive treatment depends on the severity of the problem and all these are temporary solutions. If you are looking for a permanent solution for gynaecomastia, then the only option is surgery.

3. Senescent Gynaecomastia – If severe, seek surgery

When males get older, the testosterone levels either become dormant or decreases from their earlier levels and there may be a relative increase in the fatty tissue which can lead to a dominance of the female hormone oestrogen over male hormone androgen and it may cause senescent (age related) gynaecomastia. In older men, the use of numerous drugs may also cause gynaecomastia. If medication or chemical use is the cause of gynaecomastia, then there is a chance that if you stop using these medications, then your gynaecomastia may also go away on it’s own but it depends on the severity.

If you think that you may have gynaecomastia, you should see a doctor so that it can be investigated and diagnosed. You should not try to guess whether you have just chest fat or true gynaecomastia, because the success of the cure depends on the reliability of the diagnosis.

If gynaecomastia is a new symptom, one should always consult with their doctor first and especially if it is unilateral to rule out any sinister causes.

Dr Ash Dutta has been performing surgery to correct gynaecomastia since 2000.

-Dr Ash Dutta

The Cost of Vaser Lipo

Cost of VASER Lipo

When you are considering a cosmetic procedure, cost should never be your deciding factor, as a cheaper operative cost doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be getting the same standard of quality care.

VASER liposuction is a relatively straightforward procedure to perform but requires a certain level of expertise and experience.  And like any surgery, it can have complications. So be sure your surgeon is board certified in cosmetic or aesthetic surgery. Thus it is better to have an experienced surgeon from the outset rather than have to pay more later to get it corrected.

The cost of VASER Liposuction procedures usually range from £2,000 to £8,000 and depends on the following factors:

  • The area and number of body parts that are being targeted
  • Amount of fat to be removed
  • Technique of liposuction (Vaser lipo, Vaser Mid Def or 4D/Hi Def)
  • Sedation or local anaesthesia (LA) to be used

At the Aesthetic Beauty Centre, the estimated cost may be as follows :

Area(s)   cost starts from
Small Area £2000
Large area £2500
Large + Small Area  £3000
Large + Small + Small Area£4000
Large + Large Area £3750

Thus the cost of VASER Lipo is dependent on your requirements and expectations, which must be realistic.  It is potentially a great solution for many problematic areas such as abdomen, thighs, buttocks, lower legs, flanks/love handles, arms/bingo wings, back, chest/man boobs, bra bulges, chin/double chin and neck.

 

-Dr Ash Dutta