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What procedures are most popular for body contouring and body sculpting?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on What procedures are most popular for body contouring and body sculpting?

Body contouring surgery collectively encompasses many different body sculpting procedures and techniques, used by plastic surgeons such as Mr Hassan Shaaban, to reshape pretty much any area of a patient’s body. Patients tend to choose body contouring surgery for one common reason: to effectively remove stubborn fat and excess skin that has been unresponsive to a healthy diet and regular exercise. So, what are the surgical procedure options grouped under this ‘body contouring’ label? London and Liverpool surgeon, Mr Hassan Shaaban, employs a range of body sculpting techniques to achieve those beautiful, toned bodies that his patients are looking for: Liposuction, abdominoplasty, body lift, thigh lift, arm lift (brachioplasty), cellulite removal, fat removal, and excess skin removal. Mr Hassan is also specialist in laser plastic surgery, and so employs many exciting laser body contouring techniques, too. Look out for our next blog, which is all about laser body sculpting. The two most popular surgical body contouring procedures Liposuction Liposuction is probably the most popular method of body sculpting surgery. This is because it allows the cosmetic surgeon to easily re-contour parts of the body with just very small incisions. The stubborn fat cells that the surgeon is targeting are removed permanently. If you are interested in Liposuction the Mr Hassan Shaaban will be able to discuss in depth the different options available to you. Abdominoplasty Abdominoplasty, also commonly referred to as a ‘Tummy Tuck’, is a popular type of body contouring surgery because it removes the excess skin and fatty deposits from the midsection of the body, as well as surgically tightening the patient’s abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty is a unique, body sculpting procedure that is usually performed as an individual procedure, but can be combined with other surgical procedures in the case of full body lift surgery. If you want to talk to Mr Shaaban’s team about abdominoplasty, or a full body lift, then please contact us. If you would like some more information on body contouring or body sculpting surgery, please contact Mr Hassan Shaaban’s...

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Does a laser arm reduction require much downtime?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Does a laser arm reduction require much downtime?

Laser liposuction has many benefits over traditional liposuction, both in terms of results and what it requires of the patient. When London surgeon Mr Hassan Shaaban shows prospective patients before and after photos of laser arm reductions, they are convinced by the aesthetic results – a smoother, firmer and tauter appearance – but are keen to understand what they have to go through in order to achieve such results. What does a laser arm reduction involve? Before administering a local anaesthetic Mr Shaaban will photograph and mark the upper arm. The laser probe is then directed through two or three tiny incisions, directing laser energy at the fat cells, liquefying them before removal, and at the overlying skin. The treatment takes less than two hours, and is a walk-in, walk-out procedure. While the laser liposuction is being performed, you may feel a degree of discomfort but the local anaesthetic will be prevent any feeling of pain. There may be some mild swelling or bruising but this should settle within a few days and you can resume normal activities. Mr Shaaban advises his laser arm reduction patients to wear a compression garment for a period of three to four weeks after their treatment to optimise the aesthetic results. Follow your surgeon’s advice In advance of any treatment at his London laser liposuction clinic, Mr Shaaban will talk you through the procedure, its potential risks and complications, and what you can expect to feel and be able to do afterwards. Mr Shaaban is both a consultant plastic surgeon and a leading specialist in the field of laser plastic surgery; as such, he has experience of all cosmetic procedures to the arms, from laser arm reductions to surgical arm lifts. His expertise and professional integrity allows him to advise impartially on how best to achieve your desired...

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Why is everyone talking about Cellulaze?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Why is everyone talking about Cellulaze?

With around 87 per cent of women experiencing cellulite at some point in their lives, it really is a very common problem – and a whole industry has been built around finding a solution. In recent years, Cellulaze has fast been gaining recognition as the most exciting development where ‘orange peel’ skin is concerned. Why all the fuss? 1. Cellulaze is proven to work. Subjected to intense research and comprehensive clinical trials, Cellulaze has gained approval by the American Food and Drug Administration. It is the only effective single-treatment cellulite reduction product on the market. 2. It makes sense. When Mr Hassan Shaaban explains the science behind the Cellulaze, his London Cellulite Clinic patients are convinced by the logic. They like knowing that it tackles the causes of cellulite. Rather than working only to mask the appearance of the dimpled skin, Cellulaze literally goes beneath the surface, using laser energy to cut the fibrous bands that trap the bulging fat cells, then to blast those cells as well as stimulating collagen formation resulting in a firmer, smoother feel. 3. The results last. Clinical research has found that the effects of Cellulaze last for a minimum of a year. However, since introducing the procedure to the UK in July 2011, Mr Shaaban, a London-based laser plastic surgery specialist, has followed up with his earliest patients and has yet to find a recurrent case of cellulite. 4. It’s hassle-free. Cellulaze is a minimally invasive procedure with patients walking in, receiving treatment, and walking out immediately afterwards. It is administered using a local anaesthetic so you should not feel any pain. Some previous patients describe mild discomfort during the procedure, and many say that the after-effects are akin to the feeling after a heavy gym session. There is likely to be mild swelling and bruising which should subside within days, after which you will continue to notice further improvements for many weeks to...

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My ‘turkey neck’ makes me horribly self-conscious…

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on My ‘turkey neck’ makes me horribly self-conscious…

Even for the few women who are blessed with facial skin that retains its youthful firmness, the neck can be a disloyal indicator of age. As we get older, the neck muscles that hitherto have been taut and kept the area under the chin tidily in its place, slacken – and the result is a loss of definition. Put this together with increased skin laxity and an accumulation of fat and you can end up with what is unkindly referred to as a ‘turkey neck’. One option embraced by many women as they get older is to keep the neck covered, but for those who long to ditch the obligatory scarf, a laser neck lift using the Precision TX can present a very attractive option. How does the Precision TX work? Mr Hassan Shaaban, a leader in the laser plastic surgery field, introduced the Precision TX to the UK at his London clinic in 2011. Since then he has performed many laser neck lifts with some fantastic results. The laser energy is directed under the skin through two or three tiny incisions; it targets the fat along the jawline and under the chin, melting it before extraction. It simultaneously tightens up the skin and stimulates collagen formation, meaning that you will continue to notice improvements for weeks after the procedure. There are many benefits to the Precision TX, including: it is minimally invasive and requires only a local anaesthetic; there is little swelling and bruising; there are no scars; the results are a smoother finish. Is a laser neck lift the best option for me? Both its prominence and the thinness of the skin make the neck a tricky area where surgery is concerned, but there are surgical options. During your consultation at his London laser liposuction clinic, Mr Shaaban will give you advice on how you will best achieve the improved neck line you...

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What can laser liposuction do for my flabby flanks?

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on What can laser liposuction do for my flabby flanks?

Despite the affectionate term ‘love handles’, these areas get little admiration when clothes mould them into a ‘muffin top’. Your flanks can spoil an otherwise smooth silhouette and can make wardrobe choices a demoralising task. Even more frustratingly, it is not easy to isolate and tone up the flanks through exercise – so what are your options? More and more women are turning to laser liposuction to tackle such areas and the happy news is that particularly good results are achieved on the flanks. Am I suitable candidate? Aside from the general ageing process, there are various factors that cause love handles, including a genetic disposition, obesity and even hormonal imbalance. During a London laser liposuction consultation, laser plastic surgery specialist Mr Hassan Shaaban will examine your flanks, evaluating the laxity of your skin and the volume of excess skin; this will determine how responsive the area will be to laser liposuction and, therefore, what results can be achieved. In some cases where there is a high degree of laxity and/or excess skin, Mr Shaaban will advise that surgery would offer a more effective approach. Mr Shaaban is both a consultant plastic surgeon and a leader in the laser plastic surgery field and therefore equipped with the experience and specialist knowledge to guide you to the most appropriate treatment. How does it compare with traditional liposuction? Laser liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, performed under a local anaesthetic at Mr Shaaban’s clinic in London’s Harley Street. The laser beam is directed under the skin, blasting the fat before it is removed, giving the results a smoother appearance. The laser energy also tightens the skin and boosts collagen production, all of which adds to the smoothness of the contour. Furthermore, there is less swelling, bruising and general discomfort than that sustained by traditional...

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How safe is a laser facelift?

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on How safe is a laser facelift?

For patients who want the results of a facelift but wish to take a less invasive route – and one that leaves no scars – a laser facelift carries much appeal. Using cutting edge laser technology, the procedure can improve facial contouring by lifting heavy jowls to produce a tauter jawline. When patients attend Mr Hassan Shaaban’s London clinic, eager to benefit from laser liposuction, one of the most frequently voiced concerns is that about safety. They want to be reassured that a procedure affecting the face has a proven track record. How new is laser plastic surgery? Since the production of the first practical laser in 1960, laser technology in medicine has continued to evolve, transforming the field of surgery. There were initial limitations on the scope of the laser as deeper penetration to treat the deepest layers of skin or the fat that lay below risked burning the skin’s surface. However, in 2006 came the innovative Smart Lipo laser workstation that safely delivered a single laser wavelength under the skin, manipulating the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous fat. This was followed two years later by a more powerful technology, delivering two laser wavelengths – and even better cosmetic results. In 2012, London plastic surgeon and leading laser plastic surgery specialist Mr Hassan Shaaban introduced the Precision TX to the UK. The most remarkable laser workstation yet, its laser beam simultaneously dissolves excess fat and tightens overlying skin. Choose a specialist practitioner Mr Hassan Shaaban is a pioneer in the field of laser plastic surgery and performed the first laser facelift in the UK. A consultant plastic surgeon and a member of the prestigious professional body BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons), Mr Shaaban is committed to meeting the most stringent of safety standards and only uses laser facelift methods that have been rigorously tried and...

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Does Cellulaze leave marks?

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Does Cellulaze leave marks?

Since its introduction to the UK in 2011, Cellulaze has become an increasingly popular treatment for cellulite. The positive reviews of Cellulaze reflect the American FDA approved status it was awarded in January 2012 as the only effective single-use cellulite reduction treatment on the market. The aesthetic results provide the most persuasive argument for the procedure, but other pluses include minimal downtime required – and no scarring. How is Cellulaze administered? Cellulaze is a minimally invasive procedure, with patients walking in to Mr Hassan Shaaban’s London Cellulite Clinic for the treatment, and walking out shortly after it is completed. A local anaesthetic is applied to the area and then tiny incisions are made, through which the laser pen is directed. These incisions are so small that they do not require stitches and, once healed, are virtually undetectable. How can it be effective without being invasive? The success of this revolutionary treatment lies in its approach to tackle the causes of cellulite rather than its surface appearance. Cellulite occurs when the tough fibrous bands that anchor the skin to the layers beneath create pockets in which fat cells are trapped; as the cells increase in size, they cannot move freely, so instead bulge out, creating the dimpled effect loathed by women the world over. Cellulaze works in three ways. Firstly, the laser beam cuts the fibrous connective bands, destroying the pockets; secondly, it blasts the excess fat cells; and, finally, the laser energy boosts collagen formation, thickening the skin and giving it a smoother appearance. Mr Hassan Shaaban, a leading laser plastic surgery specialist, spearheaded the treatment’s introduction to the UK and has produced some very pleasing, and long-lasting, results. Since Mr Shaaban first offered it at his London Cellulite Clinic he has followed up with his earliest patients and has yet to find a recurrent...

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I want an arm lift but I don’t want scars…

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on I want an arm lift but I don’t want scars…

In the winter months it is easy to forget about your upper arms, hidden away under a nice cosy jumper. But when the weather gets warmer, and you reach for a short-sleeved top, you remember just why you avoid baring your arms. Excess fat and saggy skin – ‘bingo wings’ – are just a fact of life for many women; they come with age, or with significant weight loss, and are near impossible to shift with exercise. Do you just have to put up with it – or do you have options? What does arm reduction surgery involve? The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and usually entails a long incision between your armpit and elbow; the incision length will depend on the extent of the procedure required. Your surgeon will then remove segments of skin and fat, before lifting the remaining skin and tissue. The outcome is a tight, smooth appearance to your upper arms. There will, of course, be a visible scar. Mr Hassan Shaaban sees many women in his London clinic who are very self-conscious about their arms and long for a firmer, more attractive tone – but they are put off by the idea of a scar. Can laser liposuction improve the appearance of my upper arms? The good news for women whose case is mild to moderate is that laser liposuction can deliver some very pleasing results – and with no visible scars. Using the innovative Cellulaze/Triplex workstation, a specially trained surgeon can direct laser energy under the skin through a cannula, liquefying the fat before removing it, resulting in a smoother finish. The technology also stimulates collagen formation, thereby improving skin quality. London-based Mr Shaaban is a highly qualified cosmetic surgeon and therefore able to advise patients whether a surgical arm lift or laser liposuction, or indeed a combination of the two, is the most appropriate for their individual...

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What can be done about my ‘saggy bum’?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on What can be done about my ‘saggy bum’?

Many of the women Mr Hassan Shaaban sees in his London laser liposuction clinic are there because they long for the smooth, firm and youthful body contours they possessed before they started a family. A frequent exclamation Mr Shaaban hears is, ‘I knew pregnancy would wreak havoc on my breasts and my stomach but I wasn’t expecting it to change the shape of my bum!’ Can laser liposuction improve the appearance of my buttocks? For many women, the ideal buttocks are small, firm and rounded and, while they may not have claimed to have the perfect bottom, it was closer to the ideal than their saggy, post-pregnancy shape. Laser buttock contouring can produce some very pleasing results on a bottom that has lost its former firmness. By liquefying the fat before removing it, and by boosting the skin’s collagen formation, it creates a smoother finish, and it can redefine the buttock lines too. Would I benefit from fat transfer? It is very common for women to experience a redistribution of fat after pregnancy, and particularly so in the buttocks where the fat tends to migrate to the lower half and the rounded shape is lost. If migrated fat is the problem you wish to tackle, a Brazilian bum lift may be more appropriate. This involves a fat transfer, which restores the lost buttock bulge and gives the saggy skin a lift. Mr Hassan Shaaban is both a consultant plastic surgeon and a leading laser plastic surgery specialist with vast experience in the full range of body contouring procedures. During your consultation at his London laser liposuction clinic, Mr Shabaan will ask you about your objectives and, after a physical examination, he will be able to advise you on the best way for you to achieve your personal...

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Is Cellulaze really more effective than other cellulite treatments?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Is Cellulaze really more effective than other cellulite treatments?

If, like many women, you have invested in a wide range of cellulite-reduction products that have made no discernable improvement, you may regard a new treatment with scepticism. Since its introduction to the UK in 2011, there have been many positive noises made about the effects of Cellulaze but, costing more than lotions and massage therapies, is it really worth it? Cellulaze tackles the cause of cellulite Until Cellulaze was developed, cellulite-reduction treatments focused on disguising the appearance of the affected area; the results were necessarily temporary. To achieve longer-term improvements, one needs to address the root of the problem: cellulite forms when fat cells are trapped in subcutaneous pockets; as the cells enlarge, the restriction allows them only to bulge, causing the dimpled, orange-peel effect. In a single, minimally invasive treatment, Cellulaze uses innovative laser technology to treat the problems occurring under the skin. Firstly, the laser cuts through the connective fibrous bands that create the pockets and then it targets the excess fatty cells. Finally, laser energy is directed up at the skin, boosting collagen formation, thickening the skin and giving it a smoother finish. Is Cellulaze backed up by clinical research? London-based Mr Hassan Shaaban, a consultant plastic surgeon and one of the UK’s leading laser plastic surgery specialists, only believes in using products that have been rigorously tried and tested. Cellulaze is the result of many years of comprehensive clinicial studies in the US and has gained approval from the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – the only single-treatment cellulite reduction product to do so. Furthermore, studies have shown it increases the elasticity of your skin by 29% and the thickness by 25%. Mr Shaaban, a pioneer of the procedure in the UK, follows up with his early London Cellulaze patients and, two years on, has yet to find a case of...

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