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Dr Ash Dutta introduces the Aesthetic Medispa

Dr Ash Dutta explains how Aesthetic Beauty Centre offer care for their patients and what the Aesthetic Medispa can do to further the aftercare.

In the NHS, doctors and nurses are used to providing excellent holistic care for their patients. In cosmetic surgery clinics more particularly the private sector where the patients come for a very specific treatment, they are seen before, during and after the procedure when they have been discharged.

Aesthetic Medispa, what is it?

At the Aesthetic Beauty Centre, we felt that we can improve the experience the patient goes through when they have had any of these procedures. At Aesthetic Beauty Centre we now offer Aesthetic Medispa, where we have nurses and therapists who look after the patient from their day to day care.

We provide a pre and post-operative MLD for our surgical patients, which is a massage to improve the circulation and to take away the toxins by massaging the lymphatic system. Aesthetic Beauty Centre also do HydraFacial which involves removing dead cells, extracts dirt and impurities and deliver botanical ingredients containing the nutrients to help rejuvenate the skin, along with various other treatments. These are all introduced to improve the overall experience that the patient regardless if they are a long term or new, will receive whilst having treatment at Aesthetic Beauty Centre.

If you are looking to book a consultation or would like to know more about Aesthetic Medispa, you are welcome to either call us or book online. Contact us here.

Dr Ash Dutta on Gynaecomastia (Moobs)

Gynaecomastia can be a very uncomfortable topic to discuss, Dr Ash Dutta explains the types of Gynecomastia, the methods of treatment that would be used at Aesthetic Beauty Centre and an overview of it.

What is Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia by definition, is an increased size of breast tissue in males, this can be caused by hormonal imbalances or hormonal therapy. Gynaecomastia can be either enlarged tissue or it could also be fat and excess skin. Age could also be a factor in somebody getting Gynaecomastia as there is a type of gynaecomastia called adolescent Gynaecomastia, also some people over the age of 40 or 50 do also develop a slight increase in breast tissue.

Grades of Gynaecomastia

There are mainly four grades of gynaecomastia:

  • The first grade of gynaecomastia is where there is minimal amount of gland and fatty tissue, this grade of gynaecomastia is usually able to be treat by liposuction or Vaser liposuction alone.
  • Grade two involves a larger amount of fat and gland collection, but removal of the gland may have to be a separate procedure because at times it can be not so easy to remove the gland with liposuction or Vaser liposuction alone.
  • Grade three gynaecomastia is not only where the removal of fat and the gland, but other measures may also need to be considered in order to give the patient a better chest shape and size.
  • In grade four there is so much excess skin associated with the increased amount of fat and gland collection that we may need to consider a traditional lift and sometimes some skin removal and tightening to give the chest a better shape.

Managing Gynaecomastia

When gynaecomastia is related to age, adolescent gynaecomastia which can happen between the ages 12-18 years, Aesthetic Beauty Centre do not often offer the hormonal testing and treatments. However, if the gynaecomastia continues into the early 20s and so forth then a test of the hormones may be necessary to figure if there are any other medical conditions that may be present.  

In treating grade one or two gynaecomastia, Aesthetic Beauty Centre would most likely use Vaser liposuction to remove any of the fat and if there is any gland whether it is palpable or visible then the gland may also need excising. In traditionally larger breasts, more so in men over the age of 35-40 this is often a trend because of many reasons. One of the main reasons could be the use of steroids in their youth and many other medications that can cause gynaecomastia, we may need to consider not only taking the fat and the gland out with the use of liposuction and the excision of the gland but also undertaking a traditional mastopexy along with a skin excision to give it a better shape

Recovering from Gynaecomastia

The recovery procedure from Gynaecomastia treatment with a mastopexy is longer, however the effect on a person’s life once the recovery has been completed will be huge as they will now be able to go on holiday, be confident to remove their clothes and generally feel better about themselves. Overall the simple procedures available to treat gynaecomastia can make a patient’s life so much better.

If you would like to know more about gynaecomastia or are looking to book a consultation at Aesthetic Beauty Centre, please contact us.

Dr Ash Dutta talks about Buttock Augmentation


Buttock augmentation involves the procedure of increasing the size of the patient’s buttocks, Dr Ash Dutta explains the different types of buttock augmentation available to the patients who visit Aesthetic Beauty Centre.

Buttock augmentation is a very popular treatment, some people refer to Buttock augmentation as a Brazilian butt lift because it is done with fat. However, there are two or three ways available to patients wanting a buttock augmentation. These involve using fat transfers, implants and fillers.

Firstly, the fat transfer procedure, or the Brazilian butt lift. This involves removing fat from one area and transfer it into the buttocks to make it look bigger. A concept involving this method is that whilst removing the fat from one area, you are already making the buttocks look bigger due to the smaller areas around the buttock. So, when putting the fat into the buttocks it will then enhance the shape of the buttocks.

Second option is implants. The implants can be with silicone which are the gel form, or the other option of solid silicone. A possibility is that the silicone implants can rupture and sometimes need replacing. There are some other complications that can occur that need to be discussed with the patient too.

Fillers are the third option. Originally it was Macrolane which has now been withdrawn, Hyacorp is one of the replacements amongst the new fillers. It is important to discuss the length of the effectiveness of these treatments, as fillers usually last from around 6-12 months. This is important that the patient knows because the treatment will need to be repeated whenever the fillers are worn down.

All treatments have their own pros and cons, so it is important that the patient is appropriately counselled and is aware of all of the possible repercussions involved. So, you know which method of buttock augmentation is the best choice for you as an individual.

If you would like any further information about breast augmentation or would like to book a consultation, please contact us here.

Is Blepharoplasty Painful – Dr Ash Dutta explains

Blepharoplasty – an eye-lift – is one of our most popular procedures – and we are often asked if it is painful. Dr Ash Dutta, cosmetic surgeon at Aesthetic Beauty Centre, explains.

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that is growing in popularity. The eyes are one of our most valued features and improving their appearance – especially by removing excess or drooping skin around them – can radically change people’s appearance, making them look younger and improve their confidence and self-esteem.

However, as with any surgical procedure, people want to know if it is painful. As with any surgery, it is vital to give patients a realistic impression and understanding of what they can expect to experience during recovery.

Is a blepharoplasty procedure painful?

After surgery, your vision may be blurry for a few days so you will not be able to drive. The eyelid and eye area may feel tight and sore – it may also be watery, dry, sticky, itchy, or sensitive to light. Your surgeon will advise on how to deal with the symptoms and may prescribe some lubricating eye drops.

It is important to keep your eyelid clean and to avoid rubbing it. Follow your surgeon’s instructions on how to clean and care for your eyes.

How long does it take to recover from blepharoplasty?

Most people feel ready to go out in public and back to work in about 10 to 14 days. This may depend on your job and how you feel about people knowing about your surgery. Even after two weeks, you may still have some bruising around your eyes which can be covered with some make-up.

For the first few weeks, your eye will be swollen. When the swelling is gone, you’ll be able to see the changes.

Is there someone I can talk to?

You are always welcome to talk to us to get advice about any cosmetic procedure. We want all our patients to be fully informed about the surgery they are opting into, so they can be 100 per cent positive that it is right for them.

In the meantime, to discuss any of the above or to have an informal chat about your options for any of our surgeries or treatments, you can contact us here.

Dr Ashish Dutta on Before and After Pictures

In cosmetic surgery most of the clinics or websites that deal with this rely on the good before and after pictures. In my view the pictures are there to influence the patient and I believe that patients should be counselled properly, consulted properly and that is what should influence the patient and not the before and after pictures.

In these days with photoshopping a picture often doesnt say a thousand words, it often says a thousand lies and in my view we should not influence the patient with pictures but with the care that we deliver to the patient.

You can find out more about this before and after pictures on this blog on the Aesthetic Beauty Website.

Which is the best liposuction/body contouring treatment?

There are a number of different liposuction and body contouring treatments on the market – and it can be difficult choosing which to go for. Dr Ash Dutta, cosmetic surgeon at the Aesthetic Beauty Centre, looks at the issue.

Liposuction and body contouring are among our most popular and fastest-growing treatments, with both women and men requesting them in increasing numbers.

One of the most frequently asked questions at Aesthetic Beauty Centre is what form of liposuction or contouring treatment is best – but there is not necessarily a simple answer.

Not all clinics can offer a choice of liposuction treatments

Something to be aware of is that some clinics do not offer a range of treatments. If you ask them which is the best, they will, naturally, tell you that the treatment they offer is most appropriate for you.

It’s liking shopping for a car at just one dealership – they will, of course, tell you that their brand or model is best and perfect for you and your family – even if it’s not necessarily the case.

Look for a clinic that offers a choice of treatments

Try to find a clinic – such as Aesthetic Beauty Centre – that can offer a range of different treatments, and therefore offer you a choice, rather than guiding you towards one specific treatment.

At Aesthetic Beauty Centre, we have the benefit of offering a range of types of treatment, and we believe this benefits our patients, too.

These include non-surgical treatments: Thermacell/ Thermage, Aqualyx and Carboxytherapy.

They also include surgical treatments: Bodytite, Laser Lipolysis, Liposculpture/Liposuction, SmartLipo, Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty, Vaser Liposuction.

As you can see, there is a wide range available, and you can find out more about each one via the above links.

So, which is best for me?

The approach we take at Aesthetic Beauty Centre is to make sure people are aware of how each treatment works, what results you can expect, what the limitations are, and what the likely recovery time would be, if any.

We prefer to talk to each patient and find out what they are expecting from their treatment. We can then offer more product information based on their aims, expectations and budget available – but we will never make that choice for a patient.

If you find a clinic is trying to guide your choice, then ask yourself why they are doing that. You are always free to walk away and make your own choices.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us here and we can help provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice.

Dr Ash Dutta talks about Salicylic Acid

Although you may not realise it, your skin wages war on its surroundings 24 hours a day. It acts as the first line of defence against infection to your body as well as protecting the comprehensive biological systems within. For these reasons, our skin deserves all the help it can get to maintain a fresh and healthy outlook. Salicylic acid can be a valuable addition to the catalogue of skin care, thanks to its reputation as an effective peeling treatment for facial skin conditions such as pimples, rashes and acne.

Salicylic acid is known as a ´Beta-Hydroxy´ acid that is produced by the bark of the Willow tree. Its oil soluble property means that it can be easily absorbed into the pores of the skin. The oil-based part of the acid penetrates these surface epidermal layers much deeper than more conventional water-based products. Due to this, it is more powerful in unblocking and flushing out blockages and impurities that lie within the pores. This type of peeling treatment is beneficial against persistent skin conditions such as acne, when blackheads and whiteheads can break out causing textural discrepancies on the skin.

Salicylic acid is effective at chemically breaking down the organic debris that lies beneath the skin and clogs the pores. It also has the added benefit of acting as an anti-inflammatory formula which reduces the redness on surface pimples. The acid has been proven to assist in fading unsightly acne marks more effectively than other peel / exfoliating skin treatments. The molecular composition of this acid breaks apart the ´Desmosomes´ (the sticky links between cells of the outer layers of the skin) which allows it to act as an effective exfoliant. Salicylic acid uses these properties to cleanse in what is referred to as a ´Keratolytic medication.´ This causes the molecular construction of the top layer of skin cells to break down and be removed through daily cleansing; helping to encourage a fresher and healthier glow after the treatment has been completed.

There is a variety of acne treatments currently available on the market, meaning that it can be expensive and difficult to purchase specific remedies, with no guarantee of a successful outcome.

To ensure the right treatment is used for your skin type, you can contact me for a consultation to ensure the right combination of treatments are recommended without causing further damage to the skin.

Dr Ashish Dutta on Surgical Treatments

At the Aesthetic Beauty Centre we do various types of treatments including surgical, laser treatments and of course the surgical treatments. We also do some of the balloon insertions for reducing weight and hair transplants.

Today we are mainly concentrating on the surgical side of the treatments we do. In cosmetic surgery we do liposuction which are divided in to various categories such as vaser liposuction, bodytite, laser or smartlipo then we also do some body contouring, we do the high def for vaser and then from their we do the facial surgery, the facelift, the neck lift, the endoscopic brow lift and sometimes hair transplant. In the general body group we do breast treatments including breast lift and breast reduction and thigh lift and arm lift.

These treatments are done with CQC registration and our theatres are accredited. For the breast registry all our breast implants go through the breast registry so our patients can feel safe that each patient is registered so if anything goes wrong like the BIP scandal about 8 or 9 years ago we can now trace our patients and bring them back if necessary.

At the Aesthetic Beauty Centre we try to put safety first making sure the patients are looked after and again that process starts with the consultation. I believe that every patient has to have at least one if not two consultations to find out about the procedure and the pros and cons of each procedure. Once the procedure is performed each of our patients has 24 access to me and the nurses which means if there are any issues we can see them and take them through the review process.

Let me take you to the theatre and explain to you a little bit more about what goes on behind the scenes:-

Dr Ashish Dutta explains the Liquid Facelift

Facelifts naturally suggest a surgical procedure but the liquid facelift is a completely non-surgical procedure. It is done with Sculptra which is poly-L-lactic acid and sometimes we may add filler. The liquid facelift has been done with diluting the poly-lactic acid with saline and local anaesthetic and injecting into small amounts into the surrounding areas of the cheeks chin to give a full volumizing effect. It takes about 2-3 sessions delivered every 4-6 weeks apart to give the desired effect which usually lasts between 18 & 24 months. And for some structural improvement of the face for example a very defined cheek or the jaw line we can add Radiesse. The treatments are called bio-stimulators meaning they don’t just give the volumizing effects but also excite the surrounding cells to produce collagen to help the effect last longer. Each of these treatments has various benefits and side effects and the patient needs to be counselled about them. We also need to take good before and after pictures to help the patient see the change that is happening in their face over the next 3-6 months. It is very slow but it does give the patient much fresher looks over the next few months.

The Right Lines For Varicose Veins

Endovenous Laser Ablation (ELA) is a technique which has been developed for the treatment of unsightly Varicose Veins from within, and without resorting to surgery to remove any unsightly veins. The veins are heated locally by laser, with the heat killing the cell walls and allowing the body to absorb the dead tissue naturally. The laser treatment has several brand names such as EVLT, Veinseal and ELVes, but they all do the same job; with the good news being that almost all patients with Varicose Veins are suitable candidates for EVLA treatment with a very small percentage who have experienced recurrent veins after surgery being managed by ´Foam Sclerotherapy Treatment.´

The Procedure

Using Ultrasound equipment, a scan is performed on the area and the veins suitable for treatment are very accurately targeted and marked with a pen. In a horizontal position with the patient laying either front or back, the leg is cleaned and covered while a local anaesthetic is injected into the skin above the vein; then using a Catheter, a laser-fibre is inserted into the vein – usually up to the groin area, while more local anaesthetic is injected to minimise any discomfort.

All parties present are required to wear laser safety spectacles as a precaution while the treatment commences. The laser treatment into each vein takes around 5 minutes, with an average treatment time of 20 minutes per leg. During this time, it´s quite normal for the patient to experience some burning sensations; but the treatment will be painless thanks to the infusion of the local anaesthetic. The laser and catheter are then removed and the tiny needle puncture wound is covered with a sterile dressing. The leg is then fitted with a compression stocking to fully protect it.

Post-Operative Awareness

After a short period of recovery to check all is well, the patient will be allowed home. Like any other surgery, it is preferable that you have a friend or relative to escort you home and you are advised not to drive and keep undue pressure off the area. The compression stocking will be necessary for around two weeks and you must follow advice on how to bathe and you must not swim or get the legs wet during this recovery period. It is normal for the patient to feel a tightening sensation along the line of the treated vein and possibly some associated pain – but this can be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs as prescribed.

The treatment is not designed as a ‘catch all´ solution for Varicose Veins, but purely to reduce the severity of their appearance. Further treatments in the form of Foam Sclerotherapy or avulsions to remove the dead vein tissue may well be required at a later date. Avulsions are done after a local anaesthetic is

injected around the vein with small incisions being made over the veins, before removing them surgically. These small incisions do heal with minimal scarring and with any post-operative problems being rare. However, it’s wise to discuss at length your pre or post-operative concerns with your aesthetic professional who will be happy to alleviate any fears that you may have.