6 Things you need to know before having Arm and Thigh lift

1. What is it?

Skin sags as a natural consequence of the ageing process. Arms and thighs, in particular, tend to lose their muscle tone and firmness and the layers of muscle and fat become thinner. An arm or thigh lift can help to restore and tighten these areas, giving you a firmer, more youthful look and enabling you to wear tighter clothing or swimwear with confidence.

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5 Pre-Wedding Cosmetic Treatments or Procedures For the Body or Face You May Want Before Your Wedding Day

A wedding entails countless hours of preparations and planning. Since it is a once in a lifetime event for most, everything has to be perfect–whether it’s wedding beauty prep, the seat plan, the venue or the food on the menu–especially writing your vows. The right pre wedding beauty treatments can put the icing on the (wedding) cake.

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The days leading up to the wedding can be pretty stressful for both the bride and the groom, even with the best wedding planner at your beck and call.

With all these things in your growing to-do list, it won’t be surprising if it takes a toll on your body. You would not want sad eyes, fines lines, and a few bulges ruining your big day, right?

Here are six cosmetic beauty procedures – facial and body treatments – that you might want to consider before walking down the aisle in your wedding dress.

1. Botox

One of the most popular bridal facial beauty treatments is Botox.

Of course, you will be taking hundreds of photos to commemorate your big day. Make your moment – and skin – picture perfect with Botox.

The treatment is the cornerstone for many a woman’s bridal skin care routine. But what makes it one of the most sought after cosmetic beauty procedures before a wedding day?

When injected for cosmetic use, Botox sends a signal to the nerve muscles and temporarily paralyzes them. This makes the muscles less stiff and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your face.

It takes about 24 to 72 hours to notice the visible effects of Botox. In some cases, it takes up to five days to see the effects on your skin. The effects of Botox last up to four to six months.

You can have it injected months before the wedding and still maintain the relaxed look even during the preparations.

You can also get Botox on your underarms so you don’t break a sweat all day. Nobody needs to see those sweat stains!

You’ll have your hair and lash extensions done. You’ll want a facial treatment to give your skin the same youthful look for your wedding day. As bridal beauty goes, you won’t go far wrong with Botox.

2. Lip Enhancement

That first kiss to “seal the deal” is arguably one of the highlights of the wedding. Get ready to pucker up with a set of plump lips enhanced by hyaluronic acid fillers (HA) like Juvederm.

Fuller lips are considered ideal and can greatly liven up the face. Those with thin lips will benefit from this procedure as it adds volume to the lips, smoothens vertical lip lines, and leaves a natural sheen.

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Becoming as common as getting your hair done, it’s another popular facial beauty treatment that many women include in their wedding planning before their big day.

Lip filler treatments last from 15 to 30 minutes with little to no downtime as the numbing wears off about 15 minutes after the procedure.

The results are immediately noticeable but the final results can be seen within two weeks. HA fillers can last from four to six months but those with thinner body type can metabolize the formula faster.

If you’re looking for plump lips that last forever (just like your marriage, perhaps?), then a lip implant is the way to go.

For permanent enhancement, your cosmetic surgeon will insert a small implant (Perma is the most common one) while under local anaesthesia. You’ll need a week to recover, so plan your treatment accordingly.

3. Vaginoplasty

The vagina can lose its tightness after childbirth. Other factors such as aging and menopause contribute to this condition too.

This results to lack of friction in the vaginal walls which can decrease sexual satisfaction. As newlyweds, you’ll likely want to experience every sensation during this exciting time (and beyond!).

Vaginoplasty, sometimes dubbed as vaginal rejuvenation, is a procedure that brings back the tightness of the woman’s pelvic floor muscles surrounding her vagina.

This allows the woman better control of these muscles which can lead to a greater satisfaction during sexual intercourse.

Variations of this procedure include the “revirgination”, in which the hymen is repaired to approximate its virginal state. It is a controversial cosmetic vaginal procedure because some religions and cultures highly regard virginity.

A vaginoplasty procedure lasts for one to two hours. The patients should minimize strenuous work and exercise after the operation to avoid complications. A full recovery takes from two to three months. We’d recommend getting this treatment months in advance of your big day to ensure you’re fully recovered

4. Labiaplasty

If you’re planning to get your lips done, why not do it your “lips” down there as well? Labiaplasty is a surgery performed on the lips surrounding the vagina or the labia.

It can be done either in the labia major, the full-sized outer vaginal lips, or in the labia minor, the smaller and inner skin of the vaginal lips.

The labia minor overgrowth sometimes extend up to 4cm further than the labia majora which can be very uncomfortable.

Some women who have this overgrowth account for pain during sexual intercourse, when riding a bike, or even wearing underwear and bathing suits. This is due to friction against the skin.

The most common kind of labiaplasty is the trim method wherein the excess tissue is removed and sewn up.

Patients are recommended to refrain from having sexual intercourse or wearing tampons for four to six weeks after the procedure.

Residual swelling may take up to six months to recede, so make sure your wedding planning accounts for this if it’s a treatment you were thinking about.

5. Scarless Breast Augmentation

Perk up your breasts in time for your wedding with a scarless breast augmentation. One major concern for any bust enhancement procedure is the scarring. Scars are not attractive to look at, much more so in a woman’s bosom.

This is where the armpit breast augmentation comes in. The skin area in the armpit heals very well and the scars are close to invisible.

It can either be done “blind” or with the help of an endoscope. Breast implants done through the armpit also do not come in contact with the milk ducts that can harbor bacteria.

The operation requires minimal recovery time. Some patients can even return to work in less than a week.

However, it is also recommended that you don’t do heavy lifting and other taxing work to allow maximum healing.

Contact Us Now to Book Your Pre Wedding Cosmetic Treatment

Whatever cosmetic procedures you choose to have as part of your bridal beauty package, make sure to get a trusted licensed professional to do it.

Your safety should always come first. Now go ahead and make beautiful memories on your big day!

If you have any questions about the beauty treatments on this page or want our advice on treatments before your wedding day, please CONTACT US today.

Looking after your skin on holiday

Playful couple at infinity pool.Now schools have broken up, we hope you are looking forward to your summer holiday!

Whether your ideal holiday is lying on the beach, relaxing at home or sight seeing it is important (especially if you are going to hotter climates) to be aware of the sun.  You don’t want to spend two or three days of your holiday with sunstroke or sunburn!  In some countries it can take as little as 15 minutes to burn your skin, so a good idea is to put your first application of sun cream on when you are getting dressed in the morning. Continue reading “Looking after your skin on holiday”

Is this warm weather making you think about your bikini body? Vaser Liposuction might be the treatment for you

Now that it seems spring is upon us, it’s time to get thinking about your beach body.  Whilst we would never advocate going straight to surgery, Vaser Liposuction is a fantastic treatment to help you lose those last stubborn pounds.

A revolutionary new technique, Vaser is used for fat removal and the contouring of the body.  Less invasive than traditional Liposuction and with precision contouring it targets just the fat in the body, which gives a smoother end result, with less bruising. Continue reading “Is this warm weather making you think about your bikini body? Vaser Liposuction might be the treatment for you”

Meryl’s Journey With Linia

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Meryl had been refused three times by the NHS for reconstruction surgery after a severe fluctuating thyroid ruined her body. Due to the drastic weight swings, Meryl at the age of 28, has been left with large areas of excess skin on her stomach and breasts. She contacted our head surgeon, Mr. Aslam, seeking medical and financial help. Having heard about her journey, Mr. Aslam was willing to work with Meryl on a price, and she was able to raise the rest of the money through a Facebook campaign! We asked her to share her experience with us. Continue reading “Meryl’s Journey With Linia”

What Are Cohesive Gel Implants?

Cohesive gel implants have become all the rage for plastic surgeons and their patients alike. These revolutionary breast implants have changed the face of breast surgery, by offering a more natural look and feel to the breast augmentation process. If you are considering breast augmentation, check out this information on the latest trend in breast implants to find out if the cohesive gel implant is the right choice for you. Continue reading “What Are Cohesive Gel Implants?”

Love Your Backside with Bum Sculpting

Kim Kardashian’s sensuous bum has set off a craze nearly unheard of in the plastic surgery industry. Those vivacious curves have sent many to their plastic surgeon’s office in search of the perfectly sculpted derriere, leading to a wave of procedures and techniques specifically designed to create a more appealing backside. In addition to the desire for a bigger, rounder bottom, women are looking to sculpt the buttocks by achieving greater definition between the buttocks and the thighs. Surgeons are now able to oblige with procedures customized for this purpose. Continue reading “Love Your Backside with Bum Sculpting”

The ‘What Baby’ Job- She feature with Linia patient Amanda

The ‘What Baby’ Job

After giving birth to three children, Amanda McMurtrie, 30, opted for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation.

‘Before I fell pregnant I was always relatively happy with my body. I’d wear whatever I wanted to – bikinis, tight dresses, nothing was off limits. Although I always put on at least a stone during pregnancies, I usually managed to lose it again.

However, after my third baby, my already naturally large DD breasts drooped and I was left with an awful apron of loose skin that hung from my stomach. I tried exercises to tone up but nothing helped. My confidence plummeted; I was 28 but felt that I had the body of someone so much older. Continue reading “The ‘What Baby’ Job- She feature with Linia patient Amanda”

Cosmetic Beauty: The Lowdown- So Feminine feature with Mr Aslam

Cosmetic Beauty: The Lowdown

Tummy tuck aka: abdominoplasty

What is it? A dream come true for anyone with a spare tyre, the tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic plastic surgery operation which aims to get rid of loose skin, fat and stretch marks, tighten stomach muscles, lift upper thighs and pubic region – creating a sculptured waistline and tight, flat abdomen. Continue reading “Cosmetic Beauty: The Lowdown- So Feminine feature with Mr Aslam”