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The Harley Medical Group Sees Steady Increase In Breast Reduction Procedures

The Harley Medical Group reports that it has seen a steady increase in breast reduction procedures in the UK. With breast surgery still top of the ops in the cosmetic surgery field, wanting to appear slimmer is an increasingly common motivator for women having breast reductions. A smaller looking frame helps towards the perception of an individual looking slimmer.

Lisa Littlehales, Specialist Nurse Councillor at The Harley Medical Group said: “We are seeing an increase in the current female generation opting for breast reductions. The average dress size for women these days is a 16 and many women have at least a size D bust. By decreasing chest size it helps women to look and feel thinner and also helps them in their quest to get fit and lose weight. Large breasts can cause back and neck troubles and also restricts women when trying to exercise – oversized and heavy breasts can be a huge inconvenience on women’s lives.”

Katherine Richards, breast reduction case study at The Harley Medical Group commented: “I suffered from terrible back and neck problems due to the sheer weight of my size H breasts. It was awful because a real passion of mine was running but I would have to wear two extra supportive sports bras and would often feel embarrassed when going to the gym. Since having surgery a weight has literally been lifted – I am now a manageable D-cup which makes running much more comfortable. I also have the confidence to wear a bikini on the beach which I could never ever do before.”

Breast reduction surgery usually takes three hours to complete, depending on the size of the breasts. The operation is carried out under general anaesthetic, and patients stay in hospital for one to two nights. Breast reduction patients are required to wear a supportive bra for up to three months following surgery to keep the breasts well supported whilst healing takes place and ensure the best possible results.

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Report Says Man Tuck Surgery On The Rise

The Harley Medical Group has reported that men are increasingly using cosmetic surgery to banish their unsightly belt overhang.

Dubbed by surgeons as the ‘man tuck’, over 55% more men aged 35+ had tummy tucks (abdominoplasties) in the first two months of 2010 compared with the same time last year, with the figures still rising, according to The Harley Medical Group.

‘Man Tuck’ patients have been undergoing the surgery in order to stay looking trim and youthful and to ensure they aren’t overlooked in the competitive work environment. Around 55% of ‘man tuck’ patients at The Harley Medical Group have surgery post-weight loss to remove stubborn fat and excess skin on their stomachs.

Liz Dale, Marketing Director of The Harley Medical Group, said, “Many of the ‘man tuckers’ are businessmen who have been on a health kick but, following weight loss, find themselves with loose overhanging skin on their stomachs. Competition in the workplace sees many men fighting to be fit but losing the weight around the midriff can throw up as many problems as it solves.”

Alan Bradley who had a tummy tuck and male breast reduction at The Harley Medical Group after losing 12 stone, commented, “It was demoralising to have lost so much weight just to be left with huge flaps of skin that made me feel as unattractive as before. The surgery means I’m now more mobile and healthier and it has made it easy for me to keep the weight off.”

Additional figures released by The Harley Medical Group show that there has also been an increase of 23% over the year in men of this age group undergoing rejuvenation procedures, with Botox and fillers up 23% and 17% respectively.

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Breast Reduction Surgery on the Increase

The Hospital Group has reported that the number of women choosing to have a breast reduction has gone up by 78% since 2005.

The main reason for considering a breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty is that an over generous bust size can be distressing or uncomfortable.

Large breasts can often be the cause of significant physical discomfort and self-consciousness. Breast reduction surgery could significantly help to relieve the constant backache or shoulder pain associated with big breasts.

Regarding the reductions, a spokesperson for The Hospital Group, said: “We have seen a noticeable rise in women wanting to feel less self-conscious about their bodies. A lot of women with naturally large breasts are embarrassed because of their size and feel insecure as they can attract a lot of unwanted attention.”

The Hospital Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of Plastic Surgery, number one in Obesity Surgery and Breast Enlargement experts. So whatever your requirements, you’re in safe hands!

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has risen to become the UK’s biggest weight loss surgery providers, performing more gastric band procedures last year than the NHS.

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Harley Medical Group Reports Big Enquiry Increase In The City

The Harley Medical Group’s City clinic, in the heart of the Square Mile, has historically been one of the 26 clinic strong Group’s leading UK clinics but has seen static figures over the last six months. However, September figures for the Group’s City Clinic, released today, show a 24% month on month enquiry increase, which could result in optimism amongst City workers.

Male patients are driving the September growth at The Harley Medical Group’s City Clinic, which is based at Great Street Thomas Apostle, two minutes walking distance from Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. Abdominoplasties – tummy tucks – amongst male patients are up 68% year-on-year and male breast reduction – reduction of Moobs, or man boobs – is up 14% year on year for the month of September.

Female execs are opting for Non Surgical Treatments with September bookings up 27% month on month in The Harley Medical Group’s City Clinic.

Both male and female patients opted for Botox last month, which was up 18% last month, year-on-year, as City workers look to stay ahead of the competition in an increasingly competitive climate.

Liz Dale, Director of The Harley Medical Group, said: “There certainly seems to be a renewed sense of optimism amongst City workers, with surgical bookings for the next quarter up by over 20% on last year for our City Clinic.”

The Harley Medical Group, which has 26 UK clinics, last reported a big hike in bookings for its City Clinic three years ago, with the Winter 2005 City Surgery boom then attributed to the City bonus season.

A Harley Medical Group patient who works as a sales analyst at one of the UK’s top five investment banks, said: “Although my job makes it hard to stay trim I made a lifestyle decision to lose weight earlier this year, which left me with a flap of loose skin on my stomach and stubborn fat on my chest. I felt terribly self-conscious and uncomfortable in the gym, which was my main motivation for surgery. I’ve booked in for a tummy tuck and male breast reduction in November. With the total surgery bill coming to around £10,000, I’ll be using my bonus money to fund the surgery.”

Another patient who works for a City insurance firm, said: “I have had botox for five years, usually three times a year. I haven’t had the treatment for over a year as I was really tightening my purse strings, but I feel more confident that my job is safe and so I booked in for botox last week. It was long overdue, I look and feel great.”

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Report: British Breasts Go Smaller

The Harley Medical Group reveals that, as Ulrika Johnson grabs the headlines for her reduced and reshaped breasts, the trend for down-sizing has hit its 26 clinics with breast reduction surgery up 7.8%. In addition, 75% of women who have had a breast augmentations at The Harley Medical Group in the last six months, opted to go up just
one or two cup sizes.

Mr Riccardo Frati, surgeon for The Harley Medical Group, comments on breast reduction surgery: “Many women feel over-sized breasts dominate their appearance, some find it makes exercising very difficult and in extreme cases large breasts can cause physical discomfort including backache, neck pain and poor posture. A breast reduction will take away excess tissue, fat and skin to give smaller, better proportioned breasts.”

Liz Dale, director at The Harley Medical Group, adds: “Over the last year we have seen a definite move towards smaller, more natural looking breast shapes, as illustrated by today’s breast reduction figures. Where women are choosing to have breast enlargement surgery they’re opting to go up just one or two sizes with C/D cup the most popular size. Contrary to popular belief, most cosmetic surgery patients want to fit in – not stand out.”

Breast reduction surgery usually takes three hours to complete, depending on the size of the breasts. The operation is carried out under general anaesthetic and patients stay in hospital for one or two nights. Breast reduction patients are required to wear a supportive bra for up to three months to keep the breasts well supported whilst healing takes place and ensure the best possible results.

All patients considering cosmetic surgery should ensure that their surgeon is trained and registered in the GMC Specialist Register as a plastic surgeon and ensure that their first consultation is carried out by a medical professional. Every surgeon at The Harley Medical Group is GMC registered as a Plastic Surgeon and all consultations are carried out by a fully qualified Cosmetic Surgery Nurse Counsellor. The Harley Medical Group has been established for 26 years and has 26 clinics in the UK.

About the Harley Medical Group:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic and plastic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK, with over 435,000 patients treated to date.

The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets, such as Aesthera PPx, Laser Hair Removal, Cool Touch Laser, Silk Touch Laser, Collagen for lines and wrinkles, Laser for snoring, Tumescent Liposuction, LPG cellulite treatment etc. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Committee, as being suitable for application by the Group’s fully trained and specialized Plastic Surgeons, Doctors and Treatment Nurses.

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An Increasing Number Of Men Are Now Undergoing Breast Reduction Surgery In A Bid To Improve Their Physical Appearance

New figures reveal a vast amount of men are opting for procedures such as surgery for gynaecomastia (commonly known as ‘man boobs’). More than 320 of these operations were performed last year, compared with just 22 five years ago.

According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the number of men having cosmetic surgery has now risen to almost one in 10 patients. And with an increase of 44% since last year, male breast reduction surgery has surpassed other rises in overall breast enlargement and tummy tucks.

Nigel Mercer, President of the BAAPS, said: “Wide media coverage has helped to educate the public about the latest advances and choices available, and we are encouraged by the fact that more people are doing their research carefully and choosing reputable providers. The Hospital Group, the UK’s leading provider of cosmetic surgery, perform a wide range of aesthetic procedures in specialist clinics across the country. It carried out 46 male breast reduction procedures last year, compared with just five in 2004.

David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group, said: “Many men have body image problems and low self-esteem from gynaecomastia. They may have been teased at school or in the gym about the fat on their chests. Some men even refuse to show their chests in front of their partners because they’re so embarrassed. The surgery is fantastic because men see results so quickly, which gives them the get up and go to live happier lifestyles.”

Excessive chest tissue can be the result of hormonal changes, disease, certain drugs or hereditary conditions. It can also be exaggerated with weight gain or loss and may affect one or both breasts. The condition can often cause embarrassment and can affect males of any age.

As well as male breast reduction, The Hospital Group performs other cosmetic procedures such as liposculpture fat removal, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and arm lift surgery.

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers. The Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.

Contact Details: For further information on The Hospital Group’s procedures please visit www.thehospitalgroup.org or call 0845 762 6727.

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