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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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Mini Tummy Tuck VS Full Tummy Tuck

There are several options open to patients that want to improve the appearance of their abdomen. The best possible choice for you will be determined during an initial consultation with your plastic surgeon. What is the desired outcome from a Mini Tummy Tuck? The desired outcome and aim from both a ‘mini tummy tuck’ and a ‘full abdominoplasty’ is the same – to create a tighter, flatter stomach. If you don’t have much excess fat and skin around the belly, but are looking to have your lower abdominal muscles tightened, then a ‘mini tummy tuck’ would probably be the best option for you. A ‘full abdominoplasty’ is advised as an appropriate procedure for those that require treatment for muscle separation both above and below the belly button; patients that need lots of excess skin and fat removed are also suitable for a ‘full tummy tuck’. Abdominoplasty advice from your Plastic Surgeon We asked Mr Hassan Shaaban: When would you advise a patient to go for a Mini Tummy Tuck instead of a Full Abdominoplasty? “Mini tummy tuck is an ideal operation to improve the lower half of the abdomen, below the umbilicus. I often see patients with a slight fat bulge or small lax skin fold below the belly button. Other candidates may come to me with very obvious surgical scars, with or without weak underlying muscles as a result of surgery, most probably a Caesarean section. When I perform ‘mini abdominoplasty’, I aim for removal of any excess fat and skin, tighten up the muscles and leave a much smaller scar, compared to full abdominoplasty. The scar is slightly longer than that of caesarean scar but well hidden under the bikini line. Also, there is no scar around the belly button as there is no need to mobilise it. Such a limited surgery produces good results with highly satisfied patients.” – Mr Hassan Shaaban, Consultant Plastic Surgeon. Book your consultation To book your consultation with Mr Hassan Shaaban in London or Liverpool, please contact his helpful team on 020 7887...
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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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