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Breast reconstruction and augmentation with your own body fat

After breast cancer treatment women may want to improve the appearance or the size of their breasts. Transferring fat from one part of the body to the breasts is one way of doing this. This is known as a fat transfer or fat grafting. Plastic surgeon Mr Kieran Power tells us about the benefits of breast augmentation and reconstruction with a fat transfer.

Lip augmentation: your options for fuller and plumper lips

Are you thinking about getting a lip augmentation procedure? Lip filler and lip augmentation procedures are continuously rising worldwide. Knowing what different procedures are available can help you pick the right one for you. Mr Nizar Hamadeh, a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon from London, shares the various types of lip augmentation options available to achieve fuller, plumper lips.

Mid-facelift: target the earliest signs of ageing

With age, the lower eyelids and cheeks lose their strength and start to droop. These areas can often be the primary factors contributing to facial ageing. To specifically target these areas, some are opting for a non traditional form of a facelift; a mid-facelift. Mr Niall Kirkpatrick, a prestigious craniofacial plastic surgeon from London, explains what a mid-facelift is and how it might help you restore a youthful appearance.

Macroglossia, why is my tongue so large?

Macroglossia is the medical term for an unusually large tongue. Enlargement of the tongue can cause cosmetic and functional difficulties while speaking, eating, swallowing and sleeping. It’s quite uncommon and generally occurs in children. Mr Juling Ong, a craniofacial and paediatric plastic surgeon in London talks about why the tongue becomes enlarged and what can be done about it.

A quick look at De Quervain’s syndrome

De Quervain’s syndrome can happen to anyone, but it appears that women are three times more susceptible to the condition than men. Symptoms include pain and swelling near the base of the thumb. Activities like pinching, grasping and wringing clothes can make the pain worse. Plastic surgeon Mr Oliver Harley tells us more about De Quervain’s and what happens to cause this condition.

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