Breast Lift Q&A with Alessio Vinci

Mr Vinci answers your frequently asked breast lift queries.

Get to Know Alessio

Consultant oncoplastic surgeon, Mr Alessio Vinci smiling while discussing breast lift
Consultant oncoplastic surgeon, Mr Alessio Vinci

We first had the pleasure of welcoming Mr Vinci into our team last year. Known for his expertise in breast surgery, Mr Vinci is a consultant oncoplastic surgeon who has been working in his field for 14 years.

His specialties encompass both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. This includes breast augmentation, reduction, and mastopexy (breast lift), as well as reconstructive surgeries following mastectomy for breast cancer patients.

Q: Do I need a breast lift?

A: A breast uplift effectively involves 2 procedures: repositioning the nipple in a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing position, and removing some of the excess skin. Usually this is done by removing some of the excess skin in the lower aspect of the breast, at the level of the inflammatory fold, which is the fold underneath the breast.

Q: Who is a good candidate for a breast uplift?

A: Someone who is happy with the overall volume of the breast inside the bra, but would like to have the droopiness of the breast corrected. This droopiness may have developed because of aging, because of dieting and weight loss but also because of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Q: Do I need an implant too?

A: In case there is also a lack of volume, often we need to use an implant to give an enhanced shape to the breast. This is indicated for somebody who is unhappy with the upper pole, the cleavage, about the slope of the breast. A breast lift by itself will not always be able to achieve an enhanced volume in the superior aspect of the breast. To achieve that the use of an implant may be necessary.

Q: What’s the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction?

A: A different operation to a breast lift is a breast reduction. They are two operations that are often confused, but there are different objectives to the two operations and the best candidate is obviously different as well. A breast reduction is an operation which involves repositioning the nipple areola complex, removing some of the excess skin, but also removing some of the breast tissue.

Q: Will I be able to breast feed following a breast lift?

A: I am often asked “will I be able to breastfeed my children in the future?" It is variable. The majority of women will be able to express some milk. A minority of women won’t be able to breastfeed completely. I would say that in the majority of cases women will be required to supplement the baby with formula, but they will still be able to breastfeed to a certain extent.

Schedule a breast lift consultation

Interested in breast lift surgery? Book your consultation today with Mr Vinci. More information on breast lift surgery can be found on our website.

Check out our video version of this Q&A on Instagram.


Woman holding 2 silicone breast implants

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mole Mapping

World Cancer Day 2024

February the 4th is World Cancer Day 2024. We wanted to use this important day to raise awareness of skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the UK.

There two main types: malignant melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Here is some useful information to help make you aware of the symptoms of skin cancer.

Risk Factors

According to Cancer Research, a significant risk factor for developing skin cancer is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Almost 9 out of 10 skin cancer cases in the UK are caused by UV radiation from the sun and sunbeds. It damages the DNA in our skin cells and this damage can build up over time and lead to skin cancer. 

Age is another key risk factor with the majority of skin cancer cases occurring in those who are middle aged or elderly.

All skin types are at risk of skin cancer. But skin cancer is more common in fair-skinned people, who tend to burn easily or go red or freckle in the sun and whose skin does not tan. This is because they have less melanin. This is the protective layer in the skin.

Melanoma

Melanoma is the 5th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for around 4% of all new cancer cases. Despite being less common than other forms of skin cancer, melanomas account for more cancer deaths than all other skin cancers combined. They can develop from existing moles, but more frequently appear as new marks on the skin.

Rates of malignant melanoma in the UK have risen faster than any other common cancer. It has never been more important to know what to look out for.

How to spot Melanoma

The ABCDE Melanoma Rule is an easy-to-remember system for determining whether a mole or growth may be melanoma.

Melanoma, skin cancer
ABCDE Melanoma Rule

ASYMMERTY - Melanoma is often asymmetrical, which means the shape isn’t uniform. Non-cancerous moles are typically uniform and symmetrical in shape.

BORDER - Melanoma often has borders that aren’t well defined or are irregular in shape, whereas non-cancerous moles usually have smooth, well-defined borders.

COLOUR - Melanoma lesions are often more than one colour or shade such as shades of tan, brown, or black, or areas of white, red, or blue. Moles that are benign are typically one colour.

DIAMETER -  Melanoma growths are normally larger than 6mm in diameter, roughly the diameter of a pencil.

EVOLUTION - Melanoma will often change characteristics, such as size, shape or colour. Unlike most benign moles, melanoma tends to change over time. If you have a mole or skin growth, watch it for signs of changes.

 

If you notice any of the ABCDE’s of melanoma, ensure you make an appointment with a GP, a dermatologist, or skin cancer specialist.

Non-melanoma skin cancers

Non-melanoma refers to all other types of skin cancer that are not melanoma. These types of skin cancers have a high survival rate when they are detected early.

Several types of skin cancer fall within the broader category of non-melanoma skin cancer, with the most common types being basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common, but squamous cell carcinoma is the more dangerous as it is the more likely of the two to spread to other parts of the body.

Non-melanoma skin cancers usually develop in the outermost layer of skin (epidermis), especially in areas subjected to prolonged UV ray exposure such as the face, neck, and arms.

Treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer is completely successful in approximately 90% of cases.

How to spot non-melanoma skin cancers

The first sign of non-melanoma skin cancer is usually the appearance of a lump or discoloured patch on the skin that persists after a few weeks and slowly progresses over months or sometimes years.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) appears as a firm pink lump and may have a flat, scaly and crusted surface. The lump is often tender to touch, bleeds easily and may develop into an ulcer.

 

 

 

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) usually appears as a small red or pink lump, although it can be pearly-white or ‘waxy’ looking. It can also look like a red, scaly patch. The lump slowly grows and may become crusty, bleed or develop into a painless ulcer.

If you develop a lump, lesion or skin discolouration that hasn’t healed after 4 weeks, speak to your GP. While it is unlikely to be cancer, it is best to be sure.

La Belle Forme Skin Cancer Clinic

Our Mole Clinic provides you with an assessment of moles and pigmented lesions you may be concerned about.

You can book a consultation at La Belle Forme with an experienced consultant plastic surgeon or dermatologist with specialist training in skin cancer det3ection and treatment.

 


More Men Want Less Wrinkles

Record numbers of men are looking for aesthetic treatments that make them look and feel younger and keep them “selfie” ready, according to Valerie Goldburt, MD, of Advanced Dermatology P.C.

man with wrinkles Glasgow Day Surgery Centre La Belle Forme

“Surgical procedures across all genders increased dramatically in the second half of 2020 and peaked in the spring of 2021 at 55% of pre-pandemic surgical counts, according to the Aesthetic Society,” Kolker said as part of the database summary. “Men contributed to this high water mark, however, in the same relative proportion as they have historically.”

Men underwent more than 1 million non-surgical cosmetic dermatology treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, and laser resurfacing in 2014, a report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) found. On top of that, the number of cosmetic treatments among men has risen an astonishing 273% since 1997, according to the ASAPS.

Men Wrinkles

The most popular cosmetic treatment for men remains Botox (the best known of a variety of injectable treatments such as Dysport, Myobloc and Xeomin) using botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the facial muscles that contribute to wrinkles.

Treatment with botulinum toxin was the single most common cosmetic procedure in 2023, accounting for more than 40% of all aesthetic procedures done in men, according to the American Society for Plastic Surgery.

Of course, other treatments are available - you can check out the range of La Belle Forme wrinkle treatments elsewhere on our website.

Call 0141 552 0828 for more details

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Cosmetic Tourism: What are the Risks?

September 17th marks World Patient Safety Day 2023. We wanted to use this day to highlight the dangers of Cosmetic Tourism and how to keep yourself as safe as possible when opting for cosmetic surgery.

If you are interested in the world of cosmetic surgery, chances are you’ve seen at least one influencer or celeb promoting surgery abroad. Travelling to another country for a cosmetic or elective procedure is known as Cosmetic Tourism. The practice has seen a huge boom over the last decade rising by a staggering 94 percent in the last three years.

Turkey has become one of the most popular destinations for those seeking procedures like BBLs, liposuction, and weight loss surgery. What makes travelling overseas so attractive is the considerably cheaper price point and the luxurious all-inclusive experience these clinics claim to offer.

But while these clinics may seem safe, professional, and cost-effective on the surface, there are potential dangers and risks associated with travelling abroad for cosmetic surgery:

1.     Difficulty determining whether your surgeon is properly qualified

As the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) highlights, there are excellent surgeons outside of the UK. But it can be difficult to check their credentials. In the UK, all qualified plastic/aesthetic surgeons will be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

Other countries use different systems and due to varying standards and qualifications, it is not always easy to discern whether your plastic/aesthetic surgeon is fully qualified.

All surgeons who work with La Belle Forme are fully accredited on the GMC register and belong to professional bodies such as BAPRAS and BAAPS.

2.     Less robust regulations

Some countries may have less stringent regulations and oversight of cosmetic surgery practices, which can increase the risk of complications and malpractice. For example, in the UK all private hospitals and clinics are regulated by bodies such as the Care Quality Commission and Health Improvement Scotland which ensures facilities adhere to strict standards and are inspected regularly.

3.     Aftercare concerns

No surgical procedure is free from risk. However, choosing to undergo surgery at home in the UK means you will have continued access to aftercare following your procedure.

Data compiled by BAAPS reveals a growing number of people are returning to the UK with complications ranging from wound healing problems to life-threatening sepsis. There is no guarantee the NHS can fix your issue if it is not life-threatening. You will likely be directed to having your complications treated by your original surgeon for which travel can be expensive or impossible. Having surgery done in the UK means that any complications can be seen to quickly and by the surgeon and medical team who performed your surgery in the first instance. La Belle Forme has a dedicated pre and post-op nurse who sees patients on a daily basis throughout the week as well as nursing staff on hand 24 hours a day to assist our patients.

4.     Travel related risks

The NHS highlights that air travel and major surgery increase your risk of developing a blood clot. It is recommended that you should wait 5 to 7 days after procedures such as breast surgery and liposuction, and seven to 10 days after facial cosmetic procedures or tummy tucks before flying.

You should ask your surgeon about this risk before deciding to travel abroad.

The main takeaway

The purpose of this post is not to shame cosmetic surgery providers located overseas, it is to keep the public as safe as possible. To minimise the risks associated with cosmetic tourism, individuals considering procedures abroad should thoroughly research the destination, medical facility, and healthcare provider, seek recommendations from trusted sources, and consult with qualified healthcare professionals at home. Additionally, carefully weigh the potential cost savings against the risks involved and consider the long-term implications of undergoing cosmetic procedures abroad.

Why choose La Belle Forme ?

La Belle Forme is a premier cosmetic surgery and aesthetic clinic in the UK, led by Clinical Director and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr. Shoaib. The clinic prides itself on providing the highest level of care and expertise to all its patients.

We are fully regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). Read more about our recent inspection. All of our surgeons are also fully accredited on the GMC specialist register.

If you would like to book a consultation or find out more about cosmetic surgery at La Belle Forme, phone us on 0141 552 0828, email us at enquiries@labelleforme.co.uk, or submit an online enquiry for a call back from one of our dedicated team.


What is the cost of breast reduction surgery in the UK?

Cost Of Breast Reduction Surgery

Image of patient before Breast Reduction at La Belle Forme Glasgow Image of result after Breast Reduction at La Belle Forme plastic surgeons Glasgow

The cost of breast reduction surgery in the UK varies depending on a number of factors, including the surgeon’s fees, the location of the surgery, and the complexity of the procedure. At La Belle Forme the cost of breast reduction surgery in the UK can be found on our prices webpage.

Here are some factors that can affect the cost of breast reduction surgery:

  • The surgeon’s fees: The surgeon’s fees are the biggest factor that affects the cost of breast reduction surgery. Surgeons in different parts of the country charge different fees, so the cost of surgery can vary depending on where you live.
  • The location of the surgery: The cost of breast reduction surgery can also be affected by the location of the surgery.
  • The complexity of the procedure: The complexity of the procedure can also affect the cost of breast reduction surgery. If you have a larger chest or if you need more extensive surgery, the cost can be higher.

In addition to the surgeon’s fees, the cost of breast reduction surgery can also include the following:

  • Anesthesia: The cost of anesthesia is typically included in the surgeon’s fees. However, if you have any special requirements, such as needing general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia, the cost may be higher.
  • Operating room facilities: The cost of operating room facilities is typically not included in the surgeon’s fees. This cost can vary depending on the location of the surgery and the type of facilities used.
  • Other expenses: Other expenses that may be associated with breast reduction surgery include:
    • Post-operative care: This may include the cost of dressings, medication, and follow-up appointments.
    • Travel expenses: If you need to travel to have your surgery, you will need to factor in the cost of transportation and accommodation.

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, it is important to talk to your surgeon about the costs involved. They will be able to give you an estimate of the total cost of surgery based on your individual circumstances.

At La Belle Forme our price is all-inclusive. We have our own Day Case hospital and the cost of your breast reduction surgery, with the exception of your travel, includes all the costs detailed above.

What is involved in breast reduction?

Find Out More About Breast Reduction SurgeryRead A Patient Story About Her Breast Reduction

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon - 5 Red Flags to Look Out for

Patient with cosmetic surgeon

You have thought long and hard about undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure and finally feel ready to get the ball rolling. Going forward, one of the most important choices you will make is which surgeon will perform your procedure. The right surgeon will sit and discuss your desired results in great detail, offer suggestions to optimise your results and help you choose the best procedure(s) to meet your goals. They will be concerned for both your well-being and satisfaction.

But what about the red flags to look out for when attending a surgical consultation? We have prepared a list of 5 red flags to keep in mind.

 

1.     Best price promises

It may seem like the surgeon is doing you a favour by offering you a deal or discount on a procedure, but this is something you should be wary of. Bodies such as The General Medical Council (GMC) and The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) advise that Cosmetic surgery providers and surgeons have an ethical responsibility to avoid using financial inducements that could influence a patient's decision, such as discounts, time-limited or two-for-one offers.

Financial incentives can encourage patients to make snap decisions and undergo a procedure they may not be ready for. This could indicate that the surgeon/clinic has cash flow in mind rather than your best interests and safety.

2.     Unclear qualifications and credentials

A fully qualified surgeon will be on will be registered with the GMC. If they are claiming to be a plastic surgeon, they should also have gained the FCRS (Plast) qualification and be present on the GMC Specialist Register. If you cannot find your surgeon on the GMC register or if your surgeon is cagey about their experience and career path, it is a definite red flag.

Also, look out for surgeons who are members of professional associations like BAAPS and BAPRAS. These bodies ensure that all applicants have the relevant qualifications, experience, and insurance to perform certain types of surgery.

3.     Your consultation is with someone other than the surgeon who will perform your procedure

If you discover that your consultation is going to be conducted with a nurse or another member of staff other than your surgeon, you should maybe think twice about whether this is the Clinic for you. Your consultation is where an in depth medical conversation is had to understand your goals and to recommend the best course of action. Anyone who is not a qualified surgeon is not qualified to make these decisions. Your consultation is also your opportunity to get acquainted with your surgeon and get an idea of their character and style. This can be very important when making an informed choice about your procedure and the right cosmetic surgeon for you.

4.     The promise of perfection

Perfection does not exist. Beware of any surgeon that guarantees you an exceptional or perfect result. Every body is unique and there can be no guarantee what your results will look like. A good surgeon will help you form realistic expectations and make you aware of the possible risks and complications associated with any surgical procedure.

5.     Your gut is telling you something isn’t right

Always trust your gut. Cosmetic surgery is a life-changing decision that should not be made lightly. If something in the back of your mind is telling you that a particular surgeon is not trustworthy, do not be afraid to ask more questions or decide to go with another surgeon or practice altogether. Having doubts may also be a sign that you are not ready to undergo surgery. Take time to see multiple surgeons, get recommendations from people in your personal life you trust and really think things through. You will know when things are right.

La Belle Forme is home to a range of GMC-accredited consultants who specialise in various surgical and non-surgical procedures. If you feel ready to embark on your cosmetic surgery journey, contact us today and book your no obligation consultation.


Vasectomy Consultations

Vasectomy In Glasgow

If you are considering a vasectomy consultation, here are some things you need to know. A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed on men as a form of permanent birth control. During the procedure, the vas deferens, which are the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra, are cut, blocked, or sealed. This prevents sperm from being released during ejaculation and thus reduces the chances of fertilization of a partner’s egg.Vasectomy La Belle Forme Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

Vasectomy is typically an outpatient procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia. It is a safe and effective method of birth control and does not affect a man’s sexual function or libido. However, it is important to note that a vasectomy should be considered a permanent form of birth control, and while reversal procedures are available, they are not always successful. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider all options before deciding to undergo a vasectomy.

Advantages of a vasectomy

  • the failure rate is very low 1 in 2,000
  • it does not affect your hormone levels or sex drive
  • it will not affect the spontaneity of sex or interfere with sex
  • it is a simpler, safer, and more reliable alternative to female sterilisation

Vasectomy Consultations

At La Belle Forme your Consultant Urologist will explain in full the pros and cons of the procedure prior to surgery within our private hospital at the Glasgow Day Surgery Centre.

Consultations will take place within the hospital which is conveniently situated in Glasgow City Centre with ample parking nearby. Discrete confidential bookings are easy to make by either calling 01415520828 or completing the form below. A member of our team will be glad to help set up your consultation for vasectomy.

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