Woman sheds 12st and finds love

A 27 year old woman from West Sussex saw her weight drop from 26 stone to 14 stone in 18 months after having a gastric band.

Lucy’s binge eating started in childhood after her grandmother’s death. Her increasing dependency on comfort eating caused her weight to spiral out of control by the time she reached her twenties.

“Whenever I was said, afraid or worried, I’d eat to make myself feel better. Of course it never worked. It was a vicious circle.”

She finally decided to take action after being taunted by a group of teenagers about her size.

“To see those teenagers pointing and giggling at me was just so hurtful. I knew then that I couldn’t spend the rest of my life like that.”

After advice from her GP she decided to have gastric band surgery privately in October 2012. The weight started falling off and in the first year after the operation she lost a staggering nine stone. She then lost another 3 stone in the six months that followed.

After loosing the weight her confidence grew and she even started online dating and her dreams of a happy life came true when she met her partner, Damian.

“I genuinely felt amazing and for the first time, I felt like I deserved to find love. At last I had the confidence to get out there and start enjoying life.”

“Losing 12 stone has not only given me a new lease of life, it has also led me to love and I don’t plan to ever go back.”

If you struggle with your weight and would like more information about weight loss surgery then please contact The Hospital Group.

Will Sofia Vergara have breast surgery?

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara revealed that cosmetic surgery on her breasts may be in the not-too-distant future.

The 42 year old had previously stated that she wished she had ‘fake boobs’ and recently on a chat show she was not afraid to admit that a boob job is something she’s eventually planning to get done.

“Yeah, eventually I am going to have to have it. Something’s going to have to be done. It’s going to be really uncomfortable to walk with them hitting my knees.”

Since 2010, Sofia has spoke about her 32F chest and that this was a body part that she wasn’t always happy with and has even suggested having a breast reduction in the past.

Sofia – who often favours strapless designer gowns – has become known for her bombshell figure both on screen and on the red carpet. The mother-of-one confessed that her favourite asset was her eyes and that she did prefer her cleavage to her derriere.

If you are interested in breast surgery then contact The Hospital Group. We offer free, no obligation consultations with GMC registered surgeons.

Kylie Jenner comes clean about lip enhancement

Kylie Jenner’s new sensational pout has been one of the most talked about topics over the last few months. It even started a phase on Instagram with her fans trying to copy her pout.

On a recent episode of Keeping Up With Kardashians the reality star admitted that her lips were completely real.

“I have temporary lip fillers, it’s just an insecurity of mine and it’s what I wanted to do.”

She then added that being a reality star is not easy.

“Everyone always picks us apart. I want to admit to the lips but people are so quick to judge me on everything, so I might have tiptoed around the truth, but I didn’t lie.”

In the episode that revealed the truth about Kylie’s new lips, Khloe Kardashian and friend Malika supported Kylie while she confessed all.

“Kylie decided to plump her lips, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that,” Kylie’s big sister said.

If you are interested in lip enhancement treatment or any other non surgical treatments then please contact The Hospital Group.

Weight loss surgery doesn’t just help with weight loss

Obesity has become an epidemic all over the world and has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980 says a report from a UK think tank. In the UK alone 64% of adults are classed as being overweight or obese.

Obesity is defined as having a body mass index of greater than 30, a BMI of over 40 is classed as morbidly obese. Your BMI is a calculated ratio of how tall a person is to how much they weigh.

Many health problems are directly linked to obesity including high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and respiratory problems such as sleep apnoea and asthma.

Research study’s have shown that weight loss surgery, not only helps with weight loss, but can also play a vital role in the treatment of these health problems.

A study conducted by Monash University has shown that there is a strong relationship between the amount of weight loss and the remission of diabetes. It clearly showed that the successful ways of reducing weight, such as a gastric band, should have priority in the treatment of diabetes.

Another recent study found that patients also experience a better quality of life and positive psychological changes after undergoing weight loss surgery. A researcher at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) analysed the co-relation between quality of life and weight loss. The quality of life was determined by both the psychological and physical aspects that change post surgery.

Other examples include a lower risk of asthma flare-up for patients who underwent bariatric surgery and also better results for joint replacement surgery if weight loss surgery had been carried out before.

If you feel like weight loss surgery may be something you would like to consider, then The Hospital Group offers a range of weight loss surgery. Contact us now for a free, no obligation consultation with a bariatric surgeon.

Couple celebrates first anniversary with Non Surgical treatments

A couple from Glasgow celebrate their first year anniversary with a trip to a cosmetic surgery clinic to have his’n’her Botox injections.

Tracey, who has just turned 40, felt in need of a lift and felt her worry lines made her look puzzled. So she opted for Botox in her forehead and fillers in her lips and jowls. Partner Stephen, 47, felt that his frown lines made him look angry so he also had Botox in his forehead and filler in his jowls.

The pair, who met through internet dating last year, both feel their looks have been given a boost and feel they have a “new beginning in an older body”.

“There was nothing that we really wanted as usual presents. Stephen was asking me what I would really want. Then I thought I haven’t had Botox for a while so he booked us in and said he’d get me some for a present.”

“Stephen thinks my lips are brilliant – much more kissable which has now committed me to having them done every year as I don’t want to go back to skinny lips.”

Tracey is now wondering what she might ask for on the couple’s second anniversary.

If you are interested in Non Surgical treatments then contact The Hospital Group.

Just imagine a life without shaving

Laser hair removal may not be the first thing that comes to mind when finding a way to keep your skin smooth and stubble-free for summer. Even though it requires more planning then just buying razors and shaving cream, laser hair removal does have some spectacular benefits.

Does it work for everyone?

Technically, yes. Any person can be treated as long as his or her skin can take the intensity of the laser

Why is it better than waxing?

In short: fewer treatments, way longer results. Waxing requires monthly maintenance, and each time, the hair must be long enough to be waxed. For laser, we say on average each area requires 3-6 treatments to achieve permanent results.

What does laser hair removal feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. However, this is generally quite minimal.

Which areas can be treated?

You can get laser hair removal on most areas of your face and body. The most popular areas are legs, bikini, underarms and arms.

Is there anything I should avoid post-treatment?

Following treatment you can return to normal activities right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sun cream is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.

If you are interested in Laser Hair Removal then please contact The Hospital Group.

Singer Iggy Azalea admits to secret breast surgery

In a new interview with Vogue Iggy Azalea has admitted that she’s undergone cosmetic surgery and had a secret boob job four months ago.

When asked what she would change about her figure, Iggy said:

“I did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life.”

The 24 year old was reportedly fed up of having to have extra padding put into her stage costumes and wanted to wear lingerie without underwire.

The blonde star didn’t want to reveal her breast surgery secret and discuss it in public because she was concerned about her impressionable fans and didn’t want to make them body conscious.

If you are interested in Breast Surgery then please contact The Hospital Group. We offer free, no obligation consultations with GMC registered surgeons.

“I bought a tummy tuck for my 50th”

There seems to be a growing trend for women having surgery to mark a milestone birthday and a recent article on the Mail Online provided proof of this with one woman’s story.

Simone had her 50th birthday approaching and she decided that celebrating with a cruise or a party wasn’t going to be enough. Instead the grandmother from Kent treated herself to a new stomach, which she said was the ultimate birthday treat to herself and was one of the best decisions she had ever made.

“A tummy tuck was something I had thought about but the time never seemed right. Then I was facing a new decade, my circumstances had changed dramatically and it seemed not only the perfect time, but also the perfect way to mark the occasion.”

“Now thanks to my operation I have entered my fifties looking and feeling better then ever.”

After giving birth to her three children, now all grown up, by caesarean, she had always been unhappy with the scar and then when she later had to have a hysterectomy the additional scarring meant her tummy ‘never recovered’.

“I was left with an apron of saggy skin that I absolutely hated. I knew no amount of exercise would change it. I did my best to hide it in Spanx underwear and always wore shorts over my bikini. I just assumed that at my age it was too late to fix or worth worrying about.”

But now with her 50th birthday looming she decided to take action and booked a consultation to discuss the surgery. In March 2012 Simone underwent the procedure where the surgeon removed more than 2lbs of excess skin from her stomach.

Twelve weeks later was her birthday and she unveiled her new body to her family and friends in a figure hugging black dress.

“I would never have been able to wear it before. I felt wonderful and it truly was a fabulous day and I think having the surgery helped me face my fifties with confidence I might never have had.”

End of winter beauty tips

Now that spring is finally nearly here we wanted to research tips on how to beat the winter skin woes and refresh the face. A Dermatologist fromNew Yorkgave the below tips for how to reboot the skin for the warmer months for all ages.

What skin care methods work for women in their 20s?

In your 20’s the goal is to preserve and protect your skin. Many skin issues at this age might be due to lifestyle – partying too much, pulling all nighters, forgetting to wash make up off. It’s important to start a consistent skin routine that can counteract the effects this type of living can have on skin. The ideal regimen would be: 

  1. Cleanse: Choose a gentle cleanser that can remove make up and any dirt but that doesn’t dry out your skin, to use in the morning and at night to wash the face.
  2. Moisturize: Use a lightweight moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30. Wearing sunscreen daily throughout the year is one of the most important things you can add to your skin care regimen to minimize skin ageing.
  3. Double down: Add in an antioxidant serum. This is applied underneath your moisturizer.

What skin care methods work for women in their 30’s and 40’s?

Skin can be getting weaker at this age, which makes puffiness more prominent. It’s time to strengthen the skin with a morning peptide serum under SPF to build firming collagen, as well as an eye cream. At night you could introduce a cream that will promote collagen production.

What skin care methods work for women in their 50’s and up?

Moisturizing is key, so add in thicker products while still maintaining anti-aging ingredients. Switch to a creamy cleanser or a cleansing oil, and use thicker day and night moisturizers if you need more hydration. Also add in products which provide a bit of a lift and skin firming.

Is Matt Lucas considering weight loss surgery

Matt Lucas has revealed he has thought about getting weight loss surgery as he is struggling to lose weight.

The comedian has been living in Los Angeles since 2011 and blames the lifestyle there for causing him to pile on the pounds, admitting he gorges on cakes and burgers throughout the day.

This came to light during an interview on The Jonathan Ross show when he said:

“I might get one of those gastric things. I don’t know what to do. I am at a loss. I want to lose some weight. I eat cakes…. You can have beef burgers for breakfast, lunch and dinner over inAmerica.”

Matt, 40, previously lost 2 stone after his doctors gave him a stern warning about the state of his health. He also revealed that his dad died of a heart attack at a young age, which prompted him to admit at the time that he needed to take more ‘responsibilty’.

If you would like some more information about weight loss surgery then please contact The Hospital Group