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Effie Katerinaki, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon
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Mastopexy (Breast uplift) – how long will the result last?

A breast uplift or mastopexy is a cosmetic breast surgical procedure to lift and reshape the sagging breasts. It is similar to a breast reduction procedure, but minimal or no breast tissue is removed, the skin is tightened and the breast re-shaped. Mastopexy usually involves repositioning the areola and nipple. When considering the procedure, many […]

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What does “FDA approval” mean?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) examines and approves a wide range of items such as food, vaccines, medications for humans and animals, dietary supplements, radiation-emitting electronics and medical devices for humans for medical use, including drugs and medical appliances. Those last two include lasers, liposuction and other fat reduction devices, injectables (including BOTOX®). […]

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Liposuction – Some common misconceptions

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the UK and with its popularity come repeated misconceptions. The procedure removes deposits of fat cells around the body. The focus is usually areas that won’t respond to traditional means of weight loss such as diet and exercise. Myth: Since liposuction removes fat, is […]

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Is body contouring surgery available only to women?

There is no doubt that putting on weight can affect not only a person’s self-confidence and body image but most importantly can have detrimental effects and consequences for the health. According to data from BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) in 2014, 58-60% of all adults aged 16 years and over were […]

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Determining your bra size. How useful is this for breast cosmetic surgery?

One of the most common topics of discussion during the initial consultation for breast cosmetic surgery is current and desired bra size. It is interesting to note that bra sizing was developed by the clothing industry and there is no clearly defined or widely accepted protocol or method of measurement of breast size in the […]

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“Mummy Makeover” – What you need to know

A “mummy makeover” is a custom-designed combination of surgical procedures that can help a mum feel confident and comfortable again with her body. With pregnancy, many ladies experience significant changes to their body. Even when the weight has returned to its pre-pregnancy levels, there are occasionally skin and other changes that are difficult to address […]

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The NHS breast implant registry

In October 2016, the Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry was launched in England. This is a database for all breast implants used in breast reconstructive or cosmetic augmentation procedures in England. It has been introduced by the Department of Health and has been designed with the purpose of recording the details of any person who […]

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Breast Asymmetry – Are breast implants or breast reduction the only answer?

A certain degree of size and shape asymmetry between the two breasts is very common in most women of all ages. This is often barely noticeable but occasionally it can be significant enough to cause anxiety and embarrassment as it can affect choice of clothes and underwear. Is surgery always necessary to correct asymmetry? The […]

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“Cooling off” before cosmetic surgery

One of the most common questions I get asked during consultations for cosmetic surgery is “How soon can I have the procedure?” Of course it is understandable that having made the decision to have a cosmetic procedure is very exciting, especially as most people have been considering this for quite some time before actually consulting […]

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