She’s hired! Following on from last night’s finale of The Apprentice 2013 where Irish doctor, Leah Totton was crowned the winner we are pleased that this will encourage patients having non-surgical treatments to visit a reputable clinic instead of hair and beauty salons offering procedures such as BOTOX and fillers.
Leah’s triumph means that she has now earned £250,000 to inject into her cosmetic and aesthetic treatment business. However she has already felt the resounding influence of Lord Sugar after he decided to abolish the name ‘NIKS Medical’ in favour of his own suggestion ‘Dr Leah’.
In the beginning Lord Sugar did have some concerns around Leah’s business plan, however she did try and relieve these worries by saying: “I want to ensure these treatments are carried out in a medical environment by properly trained medical professionals.
“I’m a woman and I’m interested in appearance. It worried me to see these procedures done by people who are not medically trained.
“We need to be clear I’m not going into this to encourage women to have these treatments, the market is already there.”
The Hospital Group echo Leah’s concerns on the industry and wants to reach out to those women who are choosing to go to the wrong clinic or injector for their non-surgical treatments. BOTOX is a prescription only medicine which a lot of patients do tend to forget, we therefore recognise that it is extremely important that the treatment is administered by a doctor or nurse practitioner.
For more information on BOTOX and fillers, as well as our full range of non-surgical treatments, please visit www.thehospitalgroup.org or call 08457 626 727.
Tina Malone is living proof that women can become pregnant whilst still have a gastric band. Tina, aged 50, decided to have IVF treatment to help her get pregnant after losing 11 stone with the gastric band which she had with The Hospital Group 3 years ago
Tina has slowly completed a number of goals, first she found true love in Paul, who although 19 years her junior, idolises her unconditionally. Then came her weight loss; after various health risks and the diagnosis of numerous co-morbidities Tina decided to seek help with combatting her obesity and opted for the gastric band.
To date she has lost 11 stone and now calls the band “her new best friend”. It has given her a new lease of life and been able to give her the confidence to move forward in her career and home life.
Last year, Tina and husband Paul began IVF treatment and this has since been successful which really is the finishing touch to have a baby which they can both raise and love as much as they love each other.
She is a positive role model to women out there who feel that their weight is preventing them to become pregnant, and dispels myths that you can not get pregnant with a gastric band.
When asked by the Sunday Mirror’s Carole Malone if she would consider having her gastric band removed whilst pregnant, she replied, “You’d have to kill me to get this out. I’ve lost 11 stones in 26 months and it’s staying inside me because I can’t stay thin without it. Some people can… I can’t because I would eat my own body weight in chocolate and crisps.”
Read Tina’s story on our website or for more information on gastric band surgery call us direct on 08457 626 727.
Women in the USA have become more conscious of their bingo wings than ever before with arm lift procedures rising in recent years.
They have soared by more than 4,000 per cent in the last 10 years, with 15,000 operations performed last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
In Britain we do see a demand for this type of procedure but we do not carry out as many, however this could change. When trends occur in the USA we often see a pattern emerging in the UK, particularly with summer looming, people tend to want to feel better about their bodies.
In the USA, people undergoing arm lift surgery have increased from 300 in the year 2000 to over 15,000 in 2012, 98% of whom were women.
ASPS conducted a recent poll on which celebrity had the most favoured toned arms and results showed that women most admired Michelle Obama, followed by Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel and Demi Moore.
An arm lift procedure entails removing excess skin from beneath the arm. Liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat if required and can also streamline the shape of the arms. It is commonly performed following weight loss surgery to correct loose skin.
If you are interested in arm lift surgery or any other forms of cosmetic surgery then The Hospital Group can help you.
1st February 2013
The Department of Health (DH) and the MHRA today issued the following statement after publishing the final testing results for PIP breast implants.
MHRA toxicology testing and collection of clinical findings upon removal of the implant
“It has been a worrying time for women affected by the PIP scare. We hope it’s a small comfort to women and their families to learn that the experts have examined all the available evidence and concluded that the silicone contained in PIP breast implants does not pose a risk to human health.”
Final expert report on PIP breast implants published (link to DH website)
Despite a ‘double dip’ recession it appears the cosmetic surgery industry is a growing one.
The latest figures released this week from BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) have revealed that there have been some significant trend developments within the last 12 months.
According to the latest figures, eyelid surgery and fat transfer also proved popular with both genders, showing a rise of 13% - as did facelifts, up 14%.
Highlights from the report include, male brow lifts went up by an impressive 19%, facelifts up 14%, eyelid surgery by 11% and even fat transfer procedures to the face (to restore lost volume) up by 10%.
All anti-ageing procedures experienced a double-digit rise including face (up 14%) and brow (up 17%) lifts, eyelid surgery and fat transfer (both up 13%)
It certainly appears that the boys are fast catching up with the girls as any taboos around cosmetic surgery are increasingly shrugged off as we venture into 2013, with more and more men embracing both surgical and non-surgical enhancements.
The Hospital Group has a comprehensive choice of anti-ageing and non-surgical treatments that can help turn back the signs of ageing. The Hospital Group has 20 years’ experience producing tailor made packages to suit all patients’ anti-ageing requirements.
Liz Hurley has long been celebrated for her famous iconic looks and goddess like figure.
In a recent photo shoot the 47-year old yummy mummy exhibited her killer curves with Tatler’s magazine (Russia).
This time Elizabeth Hurley chose to strip off down to a white swimming costume proving she’s still got it!
Ms Hurley, who has been the face of Estee Lauder admits that she “makes an effort” with her looks and has had botox “once or twice”.
While going under the knife has become increasingly less taboo, new research from Mintel reveals that for Brits it now seems going under the syringe would be more apt. With high profile celebrities – and now even royalty – choosing to aid nature with fillers and lifts, non-surgical procedures have never been so popular.
The non-surgical treatments not only make patients appear younger, but they are also used to prolong beauty and enhance their natural features.
The Hospital Group offers an extensive range of anti-ageing and non-surgical treatments, which can help you, turn back the signs of ageing. The Hospital Group has 20 years experience to produce tailor-made packages to suit all patients’ anti-ageing requirements.
As we await the next breakup single from Taylor Swift, it’s been rumoured that she has enhanced her curves with a boob job.
Taylor recently parted from heartthrob Harry Styles and has been forced to attend People’s Choice Awards and the Golden Globes alone.
However Miss Swift has upped her game and has been seen to be more glamorous than ever. Harry who?
According to In Touch magazine: “23-year-old Taylor may have received a bust boost back in April,” and latest photos of the star appear to display some extra cleavage.
It’s thought that Taylor has invested in modest implants that have taken her from an A to a B cup.
A breast enlargement simply adds volume to breasts, making them larger and rounder with the addition of modern implants.
Breast enlargements are suitable for a number of women, as they can help to enhance women who have lost volume in their breasts through breast feeding, weight loss, pregnancy or ageing.
It can also aid those who feel that their breasts are out of proportion and women who are naturally flat chested and desire a ‘curvier’, more feminine shape.
If you are considering surgical assistance, The Hospital Group offers many different breast augmentation procedures as well as, a complete range of all other cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures.
Shameless star Tina Malone’s appearance on ITV’s Splash last Saturday had her showing off her new found confidence… not to mention her new figure.
Tina isn’t a big fan of heights and didn’t look too confident diving off the 3 metre board, but she felt more at ease knowing she looked amazing due to the results her Gastric band has given her and even joked about it on the show.
She now has more energy than ever before. Prior to the surgery Tina found physical activity a strenuous and stressful time and therefore was unable to enjoy many activities.
Gastric band slimmer Tina Malone lost seven stone after having a gastric band fitted, and now says: “I have more energy and feel so much better about myself. The gastric band is the best thing I’ve done in my entire life!” And now she is planning a boob, neck and tummy tuck.
Whether you have a gastric band, bypass, sleeve or balloon, your weight loss procedure is only the start of your journey. All these procedures are tremendous tools for weight loss and you can lose dramatic amounts of body weight, but it’s not entirely effortless. You have to work with it and adhere to aftercare advice following obesity surgery.
If you would like to learn more regarding this weight loss surgery procedure then why not book a free, no obligation consultation with a GMC registered bariatric surgeon and dedicated patient care co-coordinator.
At your consultation you will be able to discuss the procedure in detail and ask any questions you may have.
It appears our love of non-surgical procedures is fuelling a rise of more permanent surgical procedures.
Reports suggest that procedures such as facelifts and other facial surgeries including brow lifts, eye-bag removal, and eye-lid surgery are predicted to peak this year.
The rise is down to wanting to make the effects of botox, dermal fillers and chemical skin peels a more permanent feature, as the effects of non-surgical procedures tend to fade away after around six months, depending on the individual.
The popularity of non-surgical treatments is predicted to continue to grow as we become ever increasingly curious about how it could work for us as individuals.
Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidoplasty, can help to tighten the skin and rejuvenate your appearance. Many people consider a facelift due to ageing wrinkles, jowls or a general saggy appearance to the skin on the face and neck.
Non-invasive procedures can achieve a number of requirements whether it’s reducing fine lines and smoothing wrinkles with botox or fuller plumper lips with Juvederm filler.
Many people choose to have a combination of non-surgical treatments with a treatment plan created based on the individual’s needs and wants.
The Hospital Group has an extensive range of both cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures. If you would like to learn more regarding either, then contact us to arrange your free, no obligation consultation with a GMC registered cosmetic surgeon.
The Hospital Group’s teams of surgeons are dedicated to aesthetic surgery and carry out thousands of procedures dedicated to improving your appearance.
With the Golden Globes gaining column inches it has us thinking, who has lost inches and who has started their 2013 appearing rather fresh faced?
It’s thought that there has been a lot of healing this festive period in tinsel town…from Sylvester Stallone’s rumoured face-lift to Jennifer Westfeldt’s proposed fillers.
The boys and girls of Hollywood have upped their game over the years and are now parading their new looks for literally the whole world to see.
Sylvester Stallone born 1946, is best known for his roles in Rocky and Rambo, and it is hard to believe that he is aging completely naturally.
It’s thought that Stallone has undergone a facelift, traditional cosmetic surgery that is commonly practised and recognised for aiding the bid against aging, and that this has helped him to maintain his mainstream hero image.
Jennifer Westfeldt, actress and girlfriend of John Hamm, appears to have new smoother cheeks, a look that Juvederm VOLUMA® would achieve.
And it’s not just the A-listers who are busy visiting the surgeon’s offices – Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness appears to have enhanced her features with rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) and botox in her forehead.
Whether you are looking for breast enlargement, buttock lift, liposuction, abdominoplasty, face lift or any other cosmetic procedures, The Hospital Group’s team of surgeons are dedicated to aesthetic surgery and carry out thousands of procedures all designed to improve your appearance.