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| slug| Breast enlargement remains the most popular of all surgical procedures Breasts Going abroad? Ask the questions you would do in England and check the local regulations to make sure your trip is one to remember for all the right reasons… Combining a holiday with cosmetic surgery offers the opportunity to assist with the recovery process when it is most needed; you are away from daily stresses and strains. Overseas cosmetic surgery clinics attract UK patients for many reasons. You can have a relaxing break and combine it with a makeover. Plus, the option of having surgery abroad can sometimes be cheaper, though the costs of travel, accommodation and follow-up care have to be factored in. However, if you decide surgery isn’t for you, you can always try one of the many anti-ageing or revitalising treatments available at resort spas. cosmetic surgery clinics in the area, and book a consultation. The choice is yours and will depend on whether or not you want your holiday to revolve around the cosmetic surgery. The most common procedure in this area is breast augmentation, also called enlargement, where small breasts or breasts that have decreased in size after childbirth, are increased in size through the insertion of an implant behind the natural breast tissue. Also popular is the breast reduction, which involves reducing the amount of breast tissue while also uplifting the breast. This may involve repositioning of the nipple and areola to give the breasts a more natural appearance. Breast uplift, or mastopexy, involves loose skin being removed and the breast lifted, while at the same time the nipple is repositioned centrally on the new breast, which is now firmer. If only a small amount of breast tissue is present, implants can be inserted during surgery to improve size at the same time. Macrolane, which arrived in the UK in 2008, is a gel filler which is injected into the breast with a long, blunt needle. It is said to increase the bust by one cup size, lasts about a year and costs around £2,000. Safety first Stomach The tummy tuck (which is also known as abdominal reduction or abdominoplasty) is surgery that flattens the stomach by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. Typically, incisions are made around the bellybutton and across the pelvic area in a ‘U’ or ‘V’ shape. If only a little skin is to be removed, the scar may be placed just above the pubic area. Liposuction is a method of fat removal that involves the insertion of hollow tubes called cannula into small incisions in the skin through which fat is sucked out of the body. LaserLipo is a newer, non-invasive and pain-free technique. It works by disrupting the cell wall with a low-level laser (the Strawberry) so that the fatty acids are released into the lymph and will leave the body naturally via the venous system. ✱ Solo or specialist There are two ways of organising cosmetic surgery abroad. One is to use a company which can organise the whole package. For example, some companies will find you the most experienced surgeon at your desired location, arrange your travel needs, including the cheapest air fares, and accommodation. They will also take care of you in recovery and after-care once back in Britain, and even suggest tourist places to visit on your holiday. Alternatively, if you prefer to handle it yourself: choose and book your holiday destination, then research If you opt to have cosmetic surgery in a foreign country, ask the same questions as you would when in the UK. Whichever destination you choose, it’s worth checking what the regulations are, as well as the doctor’s/ surgeon’s qualifications, and any other practitioners who may be involved. You should also check whether or not the doctor, hospital or clinic has insurance that covers your procedure. Another vital element is choosing a specialist who speaks English and understands you. Communication is essential when undergoing surgery; you need to be 100% happy, and know exactly what will happen. Ask about aftercare, revision surgery and if any complications arise, you need to know how will they be handled. Not all countries have the same regulatory framework as England so standards may vary. The Healthcare Commission, responsible for regulating and checking private cosmetic surgery in England, does not cover procedures carried out abroad. JUNE 2011 | 225

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - June 2011

Editor’s letter
Hello from Lorraine
Notebook news
Update your calendar
Mum’s the word
In the shade
Beach baggage
Pick a straw
Foot fever
Be bold
Beach chic
Vintage veterans
Celebrity style
Up close and personal
Steal Lorraine's style
Lorraine and friends
Happy hiker
Birth order
Going the distance
Intimacy in numbers
Tales of triumph
Breaking up
Splits in the spotlight
Skill savvy
Bucket list
Serious saving
Big days
Notorious nuptials
In the know
Treat your feet
Drink up
Time of the month
Conception made clear
Manage your menopause
The big C
Battling the blues
Skinny stars
Health hotlist
The new atkins
Sumptuous Summer
Stop fussing
Gym bunny
Hot to trot
Crystal clear
Stop the clock
Dimple doom
Forever young
Make-up made easy
Polish perfect
Luscious locks
Fix it
Dental dos
Banish that blemish
Shopping for baby
Size 20 at seven
Indian spice
Exotic Indonesia
Lone traveller
Offshore weddings
Summer makeover
Room revamp
Keep cosy
Feeling board?
Coming soon
Craft savvy
Guilty pleasure
Rock that frock
Book corner
Final countdown
TRAVEL - Celeb campers
TRAVEL - Camp it up
TRAVEL - We love it
TRAVEL - Little britain
TRAVEL - Holiday lodges
TRAVEL - Quirky places to stay
TRAVEL - Transport yourself
TRAVEL - Best days out
TRAVEL - A brit special
PETS - Star pooches
PETS - Pet products
PETS - Make the right choice
PETS - Caring for your animal
PETS - Feeding time
PETS - When pets get poorly
PETS - time to shift some weight
PETS - Me and my beloved pet
PETS - Animal rescue
PETS - What a picture!
CAREERS - Lorraine's career path
CAREERS - Beauty and brains
CAREERS - C'est chic
CAREERS - Girls at work
CAREERS - Just the job!
CAREERS - Go out and get it
CAREERS - Pick and choose

AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - June 2011