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Cosmetic Breast Surgery - Who Are The Top Surgeons?

Cosmetic Breast Surgery - Who Are The Top Surgeons?

Are you considering a cosmetic breast procedure? Whether you’re contemplating a subtle enhancement or a significant transformation, choosing the right surgeon is crucial. Luckily, you’re in the right place! Today, we’re shining the spotlight on the top five cosmetic breast surgeons operating at the La Belle Forme Clinic in Glasgow Day Sugery Centre in the heart of this wonderful Scottish city.

Taimur Shoaib Plastic Surgeon LBF Healthcare GlasgowMr Taimur Shoaib: With years of experience under his belt, Dr. Shoaib is renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and his compassionate approach to patient care. His dedication to achieving natural-looking results has earned him a stellar reputation among his peers and patients alike.

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Plastic Surgeon Richard Clark LBF Healthcare Glasgow Day Surgery CentreMr Richard Clark: Mr Clark qualified in 1998 and was appointed a consultant in 2014.  He has performed numerous Breast Enhancement surgeries in Glasgow and Stirling.

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Cosmetic Surgeon Parkash LohanaMr Parkash Lohana: Parkash Lohana was awarded fellowships in Plastic Surgery from both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow,  A patient’s joy after a breast reduction procedure made the national news.

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Chris Cartlidge Breast Surgeon LBF HealthcareMr Chris Cartlidge: Mr Cartlidge is a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon.  Chris also has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 2018 and as part of his training completed a prestigious National Oncoplastic Fellowship at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

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Alessio Vinci Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon LBF HealthcareMr Alessio Vinci: Mr Vinci specialises in the whole spectrum of breast care, ranging from women requiring surgery for benign and malignant conditions to cosmetic breast surgery. He undertakes cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries including breast reduction, breast lifts (mastopexy), and breast augmentation.

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Breast Augmentation Queries: Your Questions Answered

Last week we asked our Instagram followers to submit some questions about breast augmentation surgery. Here are the answers!

What is the largest implant you have used?

The largest breast implant we offer is a high profile 620cc implant. In select cases we can place a special order for a larger size.

How long does a boob job take to recover from?

Everyone is different and recovery time can vary. But generally speaking, it can take about 6 weeks to recover from your breast augmentation surgery. We advise taking between 1-2 weeks off work. It is essential you avoid doing strenuous physical activity, like lifting heavy objects and or working out until after the 6-week mark.

What are the safest implants you can get?

Hang tight, there is a little bit of background information to explain first.

Some of you may have heard about the PIP breast implant scandal some years ago. It involved faulty silicone breast implants manufactured by the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP).

Following the controversy, strict reform and increased regulation has been introduced to protect patients. In the UK, breast implants are closely regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA ensures that breast implants meet safety and quality standards through rigorous testing and regulation.

ALL surgeons must adhere to professional standards and guidelines on breast implants set by regulatory bodies such as the General Medical Council (GMC) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

Breast implants come in different types. For example silicone gel, saline, or cohesive-gel. Which implant is right for you may not be right for someone else. But you can trust that all of the implants used by registered surgeons in the UK are safe.

La Belle Forme uses premium cohesive-gel PERLE™ implants from industry leader, Nagor. Unlike traditional silicone-based breast implants, cohesive-gel implants retain their shape even if their shells are broken. This means that if your implants rupture, the risk of the filler substance leaking and migrating to other parts of the body is virtually eliminated.

During a consultation, your surgeon can provide you with more information.

Can you still breastfeed after a boob job?

Despite what you may think, the answer is often yes! Most women go on to be able to breastfeeding after getting breast implants.

Incisions around the areola and surgical techniques that include completely detaching the areola and nipples are more likely to interfere with milk production.

If this is a concern for you, make sure to mention it to your surgeon during your consultation.

Is 50 too old for breast implants?

Absolutely not! We perform breasts augmentation surgery on many people from this age group.

The most important factors when considering your eligibility for breast implants are things like your medical history and skin quality.

Your surgeon can let you know whether a bob job is right for you.

What happens to breast implants after 10 years?

On average, today's implants are designed to last more than a decade. In many cases, breast implants can remain in good shape for 20 years or more. Unless there is a medical reason why you should remove your breast implants, for example a capsular contracture or rupture, they can remain in place well beyond the 10 years mark.

Are you considering a breast augmentation?

La Belle Forme is home to some of the country’s leading cosmetic surgeons who would be delighted to see you. Book your consultation online or request a call back from one of the team.


Your Breast Enlargement Surgery Recovery Guide

Welcome to Your Breast Enlargement Surgery Recovery Guide!

Hello and welcome to our comprehensive guide to navigating the recovery process after breast enlargement surgery. Whether you’ve recently undergone augmentation or are considering it in the future, we’re here to provide you with valuable information and tips to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery journey.

Embrace Your Recovery Journey

Recovering from breast enlargement surgery is a unique experience for each individual. It’s important to approach this period with patience, self-care, and a positive mindset. While the recovery process may seem daunting at first, remember that you’re on the path toward achieving the aesthetic goals you desire.

Understanding the Recovery Timeline

Every person’s recovery timeline will vary based on factors such as surgical technique, individual healing ability, and post-operative care. However, here’s a general overview of what to expect:

  • Immediate Post-Surgery: You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising immediately after surgery. This is completely normal and should subside over time.
  • First Few Days: Rest is crucial during this initial phase. Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding pain management, medication, and wearing compression garments, if advised.
  • First Week: You’ll gradually start to feel more comfortable and mobile. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting during this time.
  • First Month: Swelling will continue to decrease, and you’ll begin to see more noticeable results. Attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon to ensure proper healing.
  • Long-Term: Full recovery typically takes several weeks to a few months. Be patient with your body and avoid rushing back into your regular routine too quickly.

Tips for a Smooth Recovery

To promote optimal healing and comfort during your recovery, consider the following tips:

  • Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions: Your surgeon knows your unique situation best. Be sure to adhere to their post-operative guidelines regarding medication, wound care, and activity restrictions.
  • Rest and Relaxation: Allow your body ample time to rest and recover. Avoid activities that strain your chest muscles, and prioritize getting plenty of sleep.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Eat a nutritious diet, stay hydrated, and avoid smoking and alcohol consumption, as these can interfere with the healing process.
  • Gentle Movement: While it’s essential to avoid strenuous exercise during the early stages of recovery, light walking and gentle stretching can help improve circulation and prevent stiffness.
  • Reach Out for Support: Don’t hesitate to lean on friends, family, or support groups for emotional and practical support during your recovery journey. Having a strong support system can make all the difference.

Celebrate Your Progress

As you progress through your recovery journey, take time to celebrate each milestone along the way. Whether it’s noticing reduced swelling, feeling more comfortable in your body, or achieving your desired aesthetic outcome, each step forward is a testament to your strength and resilience.

Conclusion

Recovering from breast enlargement surgery is a transformative experience that requires patience, self-care, and a positive outlook. By following your surgeon’s guidance, prioritizing rest and relaxation, and embracing the support of loved ones, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate this journey with confidence and grace. Remember, your body is resilient, and with time, you’ll emerge from this experience feeling empowered and rejuvenated.


Breast Procedure Options: Choosing the Right one for You

You’re considering a breast procedure, but with so many options out there, it’s unclear which procedure may be right for you. Perhaps you feel self-conscious about where your breasts sit on your chest, maybe the shape of your breasts is a concern, or their size is getting in the way of your day-to-day life. We have put together a guide to help.

I want larger breasts

A breast augmentation is often the best option for those looking to enlarge the size of their breasts. This breast procedure may also be a solution for those who would like to improve their breast shape or create more cleavage.

Breast augmentation patient before and after
Breast augmentation before and after

There are several factors to consider when getting a breast augmentation, such as the size of your implant and where it will be placed (in front of the pectoral muscle, partially in front of the muscle or behind the muscle). Your surgeon will discuss all of these options with you and recommend the best course of action to achieve the results you are looking for.

I want my breasts to be more symmetrical

There are several options available to those who seek more symmetrical breasts. Depending on the type of asymmetry you have, uneven breasts can be corrected with a breast augmentation, a breast reduction or a breast lift.

Our patient pictured below had a breast augmentation combined with a breast reduction to her right side. 300cc implants were used to create a more rounded shape.

Breast augmentation with breast reduction on one side
Breast augmentation with breast reduction before and after

For more information about the differences between and breast lift and breast reduction head to our post.

I have tubular breasts

Tubular breasts are breasts that don’t have a round shape. This happens when your breast tissue doesn’t grow as it should during puberty. You may have a gap between your breasts, oval-shaped breasts or larger areolas/nipples that point down.

There are several breast procedures available for those seeking to correct their tubular breasts: a breast augmentation, an areola reduction, a breast lift or a breast reduction.

The best breast procedure for you will depend on your desired outcome as well as your existing breast tissue. Following an in-person consultation your surgeon can recommend a treatment plan.

I want my breasts to be perkier

If you have drooping breasts and/or nipples that point downwards, a breast lift and/or a breast augmentation may be an option for you.

Breast lift patient before and after
Breast lift before and after

A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a procedure performed to change the shape and position of the breasts. Your surgeon may recommend combining a breast lift with an implant to enhance the overall shape of the breasts, particularly curvature above the nipple.

In some cases, for example a patient with small sagging breasts, a breast augmentation alone can restore volume and lift the breasts to a more youthful position.

Your surgeon will tailor your breast procedure to your anatomy as well as your desired outcome.

I want my breasts to be smaller

To reduce the size of your breasts you may require a breast reduction or an implant exchange.

Breast reduction before and after
Breast reduction before and after

Breast reduction surgery is an option for those who are struggling to cope with the size of their natural breasts. A large bust may be causing back or neck pain, limiting physical activity, or creating feelings of self-consciousness. A breast reduction removes excess fat and tissue while lifting the breasts to a youthful position on the chest.

If you have had large breast implants inserted and would like to go smaller an implant exchange may be the best option for you. During this procedure your old implants are removed and replaced with a new set of smaller implants. You may also opt to have your implants removed entirely and go back to sporting your natural, smaller breasts.

You can have an in depth conservation with your surgeon and your goals.

Considering a breast procedure?

If you have done your research and would like to undergo a breast procedure, the first step is booking a consultation. La Belle Forme offers consultations and surgery with some of the country’s leading breast specialists and plastic surgeons. begin your journey by scheduling your consultation online or request a call back from one of our friendly front-of-house team.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Life-changing Abdominoplasty Result

Abdominoplasty surgery can be lifechanging.

Recently, we received an incredible testimonial from one of our abdominoplasty patients. She gave some heart-warming insight into how her procedure has impacted her life just 3 weeks post-op.

Over the years our patient struggled to feel confident in her own skin. Following the birth of her children, she felt that her body had changed in a way she struggled with. She hid her figure beneath baggy clothes and hadn’t worn jeans in over a decade. Having put her family first for years, she decided it was time to do something just for her. Three weeks after her procedure she reflects on her experience and the positive impact it has had so far:

I have been completely blown away by the service at La Belle Forme. From the wonderful receptionists who remember me every time I come in and continue our conversations where we left off when they last saw me. They are friendly, and welcoming, and an amazing first impression. The clinic itself is beautiful, clean, and professional. I knew immediately I was in the best place.

Abdominoplasty patient 3 weeks post op
Abdominoplasty patient 3 weeks post-op. She still has some swelling here. Her scar will soften and fade as she heals.

[Mr] Shoaib is just incredible! He made me feel comfortable and reassured during my initial visit, and then at my procedure appointment, he was just wonderful. He made me calm, safe, and worry-free before I went into the theatre. At the moment I’m three weeks post-op, I know I have a lot of swelling and healing to do but so far the results are phenomenal and [Mr] Shoaib has changed my life. I finally feel like I can be a happier and more confident version of myself.

The whole staff in the theatre were amazing and they had me smiling right until I went under for the surgery. I honestly couldn’t speak higher of the clinic, the staff the surgeon … and also the results. Thank you all for this life-changing experience.”

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty surgery – also known as a “tummy tuck” – is a body contouring procedure that aims to flatten and tighten the stomach. This is achieved through the removal of excess skin and fat. Tightening of the abdominal muscles is also frequently performed to create a toned, flat appearance. Liposuction can be a great accompaniment to this procedure to remove stubborn pockets of fat in areas like the love handles.

The ideal abdominoplasty patient is someone who has excess sagging skin following dramatic weight loss or pregnancy, has separated abdominal muscles, and has stubborn areas of fat that exercise has not addressed.

Considering an Abdominoplasty?

La Belle Forme is home to some of the country’s leading plastic surgeons. If you have been considering abdominoplasty surgery for some time, begin your journey today by booking a consultation. Just head to our enquiries page to request a call back from one of our friendly front-of-house team, or head to our online booking system.


Breast Reduction Example 7

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

Having large breasts that do not fit your frame can take a physical and mental toll on your body.

This particular patient developed breasts at an early age. At times the size of her breasts brought unwanted attention and after a while, their weight affected her physical health. Before her reduction, she was wearing a size J bra.

We are so happy to hear that following her Breast Reduction she is delighted with her results. The decision to get this surgery was “the best decision” she ever made!

If the size of your breasts is having a negative effect on your physical and/or mental health, book a breast reduction surgery consultation today and speak in confidence with a specialist surgeon.

Before Breast Reduction Front View
Before Breast Reduction Front View

After Breast Reduction Front View
After Breast Reduction Front View

Before Breast Reduction Front View
Before Breast Reduction Front View

After Breast Reduction Front View
After Breast Reduction Front View

Before Breast Reduction 45-degree View
Before Breast Reduction 45-degree View

After Breast Reduction 45-degree View
After Breast Reduction 45-degree View

Before Breast Reduction Right Side
Before Breast Reduction Right Side

After Breast Reduction Side View
After Breast Reduction Side View


Before and After Breast Reduction Example 6

Breast Reduction Example 6

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

This particular patient sought a Breast Reduction as she felt her bust was far too large for her petite size. Her breasts were causing her frequent back pain and made day-to-day life difficult.

Following her procedure s literal weight has been lifted and she is delighted with the outcome.

Book your breast reduction consultation today and begin your self-confidence journey.

Breast Reduction Before - front view
Breast Reduction Before – front view

Before breast reduction - left 45 degree view
Before breast reduction – left 45 degree view

Before breast reduction - right view
Before breast reduction – right view

Breast Reduction after - front view
Breast Reduction after – front view

After breast reduction - left 45 degree view
After breast reduction – left 45 degree view

After Breast Reduction Side View
After Breast Reduction Side View


Ear Pinning

Ear Pinning Before & After Photograph

Before and after images of Ear pinning at La Belle Forme Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

Up to 1 in 20 people could be said to have prominent ears. Those affected can regain their confidence following an Otoplasty procedure.

La Belle Forme offers Ear Pinning from £2,795.

If the appearance of your ears is having a negative effect on your self-esteem, submit an enquiry today and request a call back from one of our friendly team!

0141 552 0828
enquiries@labelleforme.co.uk

 

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Breast Reduction Example 8

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

This patient has undergone a breast lift with a small reduction.

Our patient enquired with La Belle forme regarding a breast lift, otherwise known medically as a Mastopexy. She liked her large bust but wanted her breasts to sit at a higher position on her chest. The droopiness of her breasts was having a negative impact on her self-confidence.

Booking a consultation is easy. Just submit an online enquiry to request a call-back from one of the team. You can also contact the clinic direct on 0141 552 0828.

Before Breast Reduction Surgery Front View
Before Breast Reduction Surgery Front View

Before Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised
Before Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised

Before Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45-degrees View
Before Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45-degrees View

Before Breast Reduction Surgery Right View
Before Breast Reduction Surgery Right View

After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View
After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View

After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised
After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised

After Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45 degrees View
After Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45-degrees View

After Breast Reduction Surgery Right View
After Breast Reduction Surgery Right View


Before and After Breast Reduction Front example 5

Breast Reduction Example 5

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

Patient 5 – This particular patient was struggling with back pain and found it difficult to wear certain types of clothing. In search of a solution, she sought a breast reduction at La Belle Forme.

Following her procedure, she noticed an immediate difference and no longer suffers from back pain or feels self-conscious.

If you have been struggling with the size of your bust, a breast reduction might be the solution for you. Enquire today to find out more.

Breast Reduction Before - Front View- La Belle Forme Glasgow
Breast Reduction Before -Front View

Breast Reduction Before - Front View Arms Raised - La Belle Forme Glasgow
Breast Reduction Before – Front View Arms Raised

Before Breast Reduction Left 45-degrees - La Belle Forme Glasgow
Before Breast Reduction Left 45-degrees

Before Breast Reduction - Right Side View - La Belle Forme Glasgow
Before Breast Reduction – Right Side View

After Breast Reduction Surgery at La Belle Forme Glasgow
After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised

After Breast Reduction Surgery - Front View
After Breast Reduction Surgery – Front View

After Breast Reduction Surgery Left 45-degrees view - La Belle Forme Glasgow
After Breast Reduction Surgery Left 45-degrees view

After Breast Reduction Surgery Right Side View - La Belle Forme Glasgow
After Breast Reduction Surgery Right Side View