Stephen McCulley, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. MBChb, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(plast)

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11
Sep

IT Pays to Be Beautiful

Attractiveness and human behaviour research has long established that beautiful people are perceived to be friendlier, more intelligent and more successful than their less attractive counterparts.

According to a recent research article published in the journal: Personality and Social Psychology

19
Jul

Breast Cancer Surgery Statistics

A recent article published in the British Medical Journal suggests that one in five women who opt for breast-conserving surgery end up undergoing at least one more surgical procedure.

Breast-conserving surgeries are very effective when the tumour is obvious and …

02
Jul

Don’t Forget Farrah

It’s 3 years since the iconic Farrah Fawcett lost her fight to cancer. This image by Bruce McBroom was plastered on almost every young man’s wardrobe back in the day and sold 12 million copies. Whilst Ryan O’Neil used the …


Jul

First Lady

I’m so excited! We’ve had our first twitter conversation. Most of all I’m pleased that it is someone who may need our advice. That is the whole point of launching the new site and getting out in the public arena. …


Jul

Olivia – The B-Cup Beauty Queen

This lovely looking lady cancelled her breast augmentation just 48 hours before the operation was due. The reason? She won a beauty contest. I’m glad it is a happy ending however she must have been advised incorrectly. There should have …


Jul

Yeah for YouTube

I had a real heart warming feeling when I read that a compelling YouTube video saved a brave ladies life, and I felt I ought to share. Ruth McDonagh, a single mum from Enfield was receiving treatment for bowel cancer …


Jul

Breast is Best

I was stunned today to read that Facebook had removed one lady’s pictures of her mastectomy scar – branding them as “offensive”. I find the whole thing ludicrous; Joanne Jackson was celebrating the fact that she’s survived breast cancer – …


Jul

Who are you calling fat??

I have to be honest I was stunned to hear that a top ranking official in UK athletics said that Jessica Ennis was “too fat”. My god – the woman is the epitome of lean! Standing at 5ft 4in and …


Jul

Summer Scents

I’m pleased it’s finally summer, I’m on countdown to that glorious two weeks of indulgence and relaxation that re-energise me for the second half of the year. Holidays are just wonderful, time off the mental strains of your day to …

20
Jun

Nip/Tuck

And the fastest rising cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK is…..drum roll please….male tummy tuck! According to a recent survey by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS – I kid you not!) Abdominoplasty procedures on men …


Jun

Minimize Your Surgical Scar

When undergoing cosmetic surgery, it is normally to enhance or rectify a part of the body to help boost self-image and a feeling of confidence, for example breast enlargement surgery. What many people do not take into account when …


Jun

Checking For Breast Lumps

Before beginning to check your breasts for any irregularities or lumps, it is important to know how your breasts normally feel and how they look. This way any abnormalities can be easily spotted by you and taken to a GP. …


Jun

Too Much Of A Good Thing? Cosmetic Surgery Addiction

In today’s society, it is not uncommon for the vast majority of women and men to have at least one physical feature or part of their body that they would like to change if they could. This is normal, but …


Jun

Your Step-By-Step Breast Enhancement

Plastic surgery has always been a popular topic for the media, whether it is news organisations talking about surgeries that have gone wrong or gossip magazines commenting on which celebrities have had ‘boob jobs’. One of the most common types …

12
May

What To Expect In The Cosmetic Surgery Process

Cosmetic surgery can be a daunting prospect to anyone who is not entirely sure of how the process works, or what it involves. Obviously, processes vary depending on which procedure is being undertaken, but there is a general outline which …


May

Life Before And After Cosmetic Surgery

You may be surprised at how different you feel after having cosmetic surgery. Whatever the procedure, it can completely change your self-image, perhaps making you feel like a new person, like losing weight or having a hair cut might. Whatever …


Apr

Otoplasty – Frequently Asked Questions

Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure that seeks to improve the appearance of ears and make them more in proportion to the size and shape of the head. In particular, this is common amongst children …


Apr

The Rise Of Plastic Surgery In Morocco

In the mainly Islamic populated North African country of Morocco a change is occurring. Despite some religious scholars frowning upon the issue, more women than ever are electing to undergo plastic surgery in the country. The reasons for this are …

12
Mar

Liposuction – Frequently Asked Questions

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes localised deposits of fat from the body. Any area of excessive fat bulge can be treated including the hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, breasts and neck. It is becoming a more topical …


Mar

The Rise Of Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery is no longer a minority undertaking but a very real choice to a lot of people in the western world. Since 2005, people having plastic surgery has increased year on year and in some areas at an extremely …


Mar

Breast Reductions

Discussing cosmetic surgery can be a sensitive issue for people especially when it concerns intimate surgery such as breast operations. It may appear that the majority of women who have breast surgery do so to enhance their breasts and make …


Mar

Get The Body Shape You Want

There are large numbers of people who are not happy with the shape of their body or feel embarrassed about their size and weight and how they look to others. For some people the usual methods of diet and exercise …

12
Feb

High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck or an abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure which is becoming more and more common as more people decide to have it carried out on them. The process usually involves the removal of excess fat and skin and …


Feb

Boost your Confidence

There are a number people who sadly lack in self-confidence for a variety of different reasons. Many of these people feel that their lack of self-confidence is as a result of their personal appearance and one main area which can …


Feb

Advances in Eye and Nose Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is something that a large proportion of people think about having at one time or another in their lives and many go through with the operations; it has become more and more popular over the years as more …


Feb

New Skin Cancer Genes Found

Skin cancer cases have been steadily growing over the past few years, none more so than in Australia and New Zealand who have the highest incidence of the melanoma disease in the world. Two recent studies though, have just announced …


Jan

The Middleton Effect

This April, nobody was to know that the lasting impact of the Royal Wedding was to come not from Kate, but from her sister Pippa. Specifically, the bridesmaid dress that she wore and the shapes and curves of her bottom …

11
Jan

Breast Cancer In Males And What Causes It

Cancer charity Macmillan describes breast cancer in men as rare, claiming 300 men in the UK are diagnosed with the disease every year. The cause of male breast cancer is not yet fully understood but the following factors may increase …