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How to really get rid of ‘Man Boobs’

If you suffer with gynaecomastia, most commonly referred to as ‘man boobs’, you may have been searching for ways to correct this problem. Gynaecomastia is a common condition that causes both boys’ and mens’ breasts to enlarge and swell so that they appear bigger than the norm. Two out of three males in their teenage years will develop some form of gynaecomastia, but most of these cases (up to 90%) will get better naturally over a short period of time. For those that continue to find their breast tissue is enlarged, this can be a cause for embarrassment and anxiousness. True gynaecomastia, which is caused by an obvious enlargement of breast tissue, is different but commonly confused with pseudo-gynaecomastia, which is just an increase in fatty tissue and is found in more over-weight patients.   If the symptoms of gynaecomastia are more severe than just smaller causes for concern, you might experience a firm enlargement of the breast tissue, which can give the appearance of a more female looking breast or nipple. Exposing the myths that claim to solve ‘man boobs’ Every man’s worst nightmare is to have ‘man boobs’, medically referred to as gynaecomastia. This is often claimed to be solved with weight-loss, but if you suffer with true gynaecomastia, losing weight will not have much effect on your condition. Even if you do suffer with gynaecomastia as a result of excess fat, it is hard to guarantee that losing weight through exercise will remove fat from the target, breast area. Any amount of cardio or exercise will not necessarily solve your problem, so don’t fret if a diet plan or fitness regime fails to help with the situation. If you look for treatments online to get rid of ‘man boobs’, you may stumble across medication that claims to solve your problem through adjusting hormone levels. Although hormonal imbalances are often a cause for gynaecomastia, you should seek medical advice instead of self-medicating with the abundance of online solutions that you might find. Excision of gynaecomastia Mr Hassan Shaaban is a highly experienced plastic surgeon that works from both Liverpool and London locations. Mr Shaaban has vast experience in performing procedures to excise gynaecomastia through male breast reduction surgery (see gallery). Breast reduction surgery accounts for 80% of the plastic surgery procedures carried out on men in the UK – this proves that it is a very common...
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Reasons to have your moles removed

The most important reason that we have our moles removed is to rule out any cancerous dangers, usually due to there being some obvious, recent changes with the appearance of our mole/s. If this is the reason that you are having your mole removed then it is likely that the cost of this procedure will be dissolved within the NHS, however, you always have the option to go private if you want to. The other main reason that we want a mole or moles removed is for cosmetic reasons. This is understandable, because moles can be unsightly and sometimes uncomfortable. If this is the reason you want your mole removed, then you will need to find an experienced medical professional such as Mr Hassan Shaaban.   TYPES OF MOLE REMOVAL Mr Hassan Shaaban is a highly experienced laser plastic surgeon and offers the following types of mole removal within his private practice: Laser Mole Removal  Laser mole removal is a very quick option, which involves minimal chances of scarring post-procedure. Laser mole removal is suitable for the removal of moles that are raised above the surface of the skin. Laser Depigmentation  If your mole is flat against the skin, and you don’t want a surgical excision, then laser depigmentation is the perfect treatment for you. This treatment is usually administered in three different sessions, with each treatment session being spaced approximately six weeks apart. Surgical Excision Surgical excision is also known as ‘excision biopsy’ and is a very effective technique used for mole removal. Complete removal is guaranteed, and the mole is removed with a scalpel. Surgical excision of a mole should always be performed by a plastic surgeon. Shave Biopsy   If you don’t mind the colour of your mole pigment, but you want it flat against your skin, then you can have your mole surgically shaved down. This is a great alternative to complete removal. Shave biopsy should be performed only by a plastic surgeon. BOOK A CONSULTATION WITH MR SHAABAN To book a consultation with Mr Shaaban to determine which mole removal procedure is right for you, please contact his team on 020 7887 2226. Mr Shaaban runs his private practice from both London and...
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Laser Alternatives for Abdominoplasty

It is often said that there is no true non-surgical alternative to a ‘tummy tuck’. Historically, this would definitely be a true statement as non-surgical treatments could not adequately remove fat or tighten muscles. In some cases, still, your surgeon may advise that surgical abdominoplasty is the best option to achieve your desired results, but these days it really does depend on your expectations as there are other options available to you. Mr Hassan Shaaban discusses Laser Body Contouring Mr Hassan Shaaban is the leading laser plastic surgeon in the UK. Working from his private practices in both London and Liverpool, Mr Shaaban performs hundreds of surgical and non-surgical procedures every year. We asked Mr Shaaban if he believed there were any non-surgical alternatives to abdominoplasty: “Laser body contouring has proved itself as a useful surgical alternative to abdominoplasty in some cases. Laser technology has advanced dramatically over recent years. The recent laser workstations that I use are so powerful, but safe, to produce just enough energy to manipulate the fat and overlying skin laxity. Laser beams can be delivered under the skin to melt the fat and heat the skin from under the surface. The fat is then removed, similar to traditional liposuction, and the skin tightens up over the following few weeks and months. Laser surgery such as this is performed through making tiny incisions; small cuts, which leave nearly invisible scars. Patients with mild to moderate fat bulges or skin laxity can be good candidates for laser body contouring procedures. Laser body contouring can address cosmetic problems in different parts of the tummy; lower abdomen, stomach area, flanks (love handles) or even the back of abdomen.” – Mr Hassan Shaaban, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Book a consultation with Mr Hassan Shaaban   Mr Shaaban is a well-regarded and qualified surgeon boasting many years’ experience. Every patient that chooses Mr Shaaban as their surgeon is guaranteed to be treated with the highest levels of professional care. Mr Shaaban consults from both Harley Street, London (at the award winning PHI Clinic), and also in Liverpool. To book a consultation at either location please contact his very helpful and friendly...
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Techniques for Breast Reshaping after Weightloss

Mr Hassan Shaaban employs the ‘Breast Auto-Augmentation Technique’ when operating on patients that have undergone a huge loss in body-weight. A lot of changes happen in the breast area after massive loss of body weight. Unfortunately, most, if not all, of these changes have a negative effect on how the breasts look after that. Mr Shaaban explains that these changes include: Breasts are significantly low (nipples can reach the belly button in some cases). Breasts look baggy (too little breast tissue within abundance amount of overlying skin). Empty top half of the breast as any remaining breast tissue occupies the lowest part of the breast (only skin covers the ribs of top half of chest). Loss of the cleavage. Nipples look downward. Wrinkled, old looking skin of breast. Relatively large nipple/areola for the remaining breast tissue. Correction of these significant changes and creation of a normal looking breast area is a challenging task and full of risks. Mr Shaaban masterminds the technique of “Auto-Augmentation” of the breast. This technique involves: Removal of the skin from the whole lower half of breast (whole breast tissue is preserved). Lifting the top half of the breast up to the collar-bone. Uplift and fixation of the bottom half to the tough muscles and fascia of the top chest; under the top half of the breast. Breast tissue is kept attached to the chest maintain blood essential supply. Wrapping the top half of the breast around the uplifted bottom half to create a normal looking, full breast with no need for breast implants. Creation of cleavage by mobilisation of breast tissue into the empty pocket of cleavage area. Reduction of the nipple/areola complex to normal size to suit the newly built breast. The “Auto-Augmentation” breast uplift technique is different and more challenging than the traditional breast uplift “mastopexy”. The “Auto-Augmentation” technique addresses more than one cosmetic problem at the same time to produce a more pleasing result for the patient. How long does the “Auto-Augmentation” Breast Uplift procedure take? The “Auto-Augmentation” Breast Uplift procedure takes 2 – 3 hours surgery time with Mr Hassan Shaaban. You will probably be advised to stay for two nights in hospital post-procedure. A drain will be inserted into each breast for 1 – 2 days post-procedure, and recovery time is approximately 2 – 3 weeks. The risks of undergoing the “Auto-Augmentation” Breast Uplift are very similar to that...
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AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY?

If you are seeking a ‘Tummy Tuck’ procedure, then you have probably already done a fair amount of research into what the operation involves. There are different types of abdominoplasty (‘Full Tummy Tuck’, ‘Mini Tummy tuck’, laser variations etc), and it is important to discuss your expectations during the assessment with your surgeon to determine exactly which type of abdominoplasty is best suited to you. Full Abdominoplasty Mr Hassan Shaaban sees his private patients both at PHI Clinic, London, and in Liverpool. Mr Shaaban is highly experienced and has extensive knowledge in performing all types of abdominoplasty, and we wanted to know exactly what he thinks makes a good candidate for the procedure: Who is the perfect candidate for a Tummy Tuck? “The apparent aim of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery is to remove any excess fat and skin of the anterior abdomen. However, experienced plastic surgeons also aim for transformation of the whole body through addressing different cosmetic problems at the same time. Full abdominoplasty, or one of its variations, can be beneficial for patients with one or more of the following cosmetic problems: Excess fat or lax skin anterior abdomen Excess fat and skin in the flanks (love handles) Droopy pubic area with even unsightly folds in the area Weak abdominal muscles or even hernia Scars from certain abdominal surgery Skin folds above the umbilicus Different types of abdominoplasty, from mini to full, provide surgical safe options for a wide range of body contouring problems to create a flat, tight abdomen with strong, sound underlying muscles. Candidates for abdominoplasty may also benefit from other additional procedures, performed at the same time, which can address even wider range of cosmetic problems.” – Mr Hassan Shaaban. Book your Tummy Tuck consultation in London If you think you may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty, and would like to discuss things further with Mr Hassan Shaaban, then please call our team on 020 7887 2226. We can arrange for your consultation to be in Harley Street, London, unless Liverpool is a better location for you. Follow our blog Don’t forget to keep checking our blog for the latest news and articles on plastic surgery procedures and laser treatments using the latest...
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Scarring After Breast Surgery

You are not alone if you have noticeable scars after breast surgery; most women that undergo a breast surgery procedure, whether it be an augmentation, an uplift, a reduction or corrective surgery, will find themselves left with some kind of scar tissue (and sometimes keloids) once the wounds have healed. Why do we get scarring after surgery? We get scars when the layer of skin underneath the surface, medically referred to as the ‘dermis’, suffers trauma and becomes damaged. Collagen is produced by the body to help the wound close and heal properly; when collagen is left behind after the skin has healed, this is when a scar is formed. What are the best ways to treat scarring after surgery? Initially, some people try natural substances before seeking medical advice about treating their scarring post breast surgery. Below are a few examples of the natural remedies that are thought to help scarring: Natural remedies to reduce scarring: Aloe Vera – The aloe vera plant contains anti-inflammatory properties that aid healing by cooling and soothing the skin. Castor Oil – Some people use oils to help soften the skin and fibrous tissue. Castor oil won’t block your pores and is believed to help the healing of scars. Argan Oil – Argan oil originally comes from the Argan tree which is found in Morocco. Argan oil is valued for it’s cosmetic and medicinal properties; it is full of nutrients. Argan oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is thought to help with healing scars and even anti-ageing. Allergan Scar Recovery Gel – Allergan produce a scar recovery gel that is designed to reduce the appearance of your scars over time. You are much more likely to see great results when it comes to the healing of your scars if you go to visit a well-qualified professional such as Mr Hassan Shaaban. Mr Shaaban is a Laser Plastic Surgeon and offers both surgical and laser procedures to diminish your scars. “Scar is the human skin’s reaction to any deep cut or surgery. The ideal scar is a flat soft scar, which has the same colour as surrounding skin. It is a fact that individuals scar in different ways. Some scars are lumpy, itchy, stretched, red, paler or darker than the surrounding skin. Different treatment modalities are available to improve the quality of scars. These include physical massage, application of cream or tape, steroid injection,...
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