At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 6
Surprising trends in
The latest cosmetic procedures are more subtle but look better
than ever, and women aren't the only ones taking advantage
he buzz word going into
2018 is 'natural'. Women are
generally asking for smaller
breast implants, with the
average size reducing from around
500cc to between 300 and 400cc in
Mr Anthony Barabás's clinics.
More women are asking for implants
to be placed under the muscles
(dual-plane), so the upper edge of the
implant is disguised. There is even
an increasing trend towards teardrop
shaped 'anatomical' implants, although
demand for these still remains much
less than for round implants.
Less is more
Breast reduction surgery can be
liberating and life-changing, as it
reduces back, neck and shoulder pain,
allowing greater freedom of movement
to take part in sport and other physical
activities. It also means women can
choose and wear clothes that ﬁt properly.
Older breast reduction techniques,
with anchor shaped scars, focus on
reducing the volume, rather than the
ﬁnal shape, of the breast. Mr Barabás
favours the less commonly offered
'vertical scar' technique, explaining:
'It results in signiﬁcantly shorter scars,
whilst also giving a much more pleasing
natural appearance to the breast.'
The trend for more natural-looking
cosmetic surgery started a number
of years ago with facial techniques.
The original 'windswept' Hollywood
facelifts of the 1980s, where the face
was pulled back towards the ears, have
been replaced with techniques that
gently lift the facial tissues upward,
reversing the natural descent of face
and neck tissue that occurs with age.
Mr Barabás continually strives to
minimise the signs of surgery through
short scar procedures such as in breast
reduction and facelift surgery, and even
no scar techniques, such as laser
removal of moles.
The eyes have it
There has been a shift in eyelid surgery,
too. Removal of fat from around the
eye often resulted in a hollowed-out,
skeletal appearance to the eye, so now
fat is sculpted, repositioned or even
added at the same time as excess
eyelid skin is removed.
Non-surgical treatments have a very
limited ability to rejuvenate the upper
eyelids, so upper eyelid surgery has
always been popular in Mr Barabás's
practice. In contrast, most of his lower
eyelid treatments remain non-surgical
and he uses ﬁllers to reduce the look of
tired eyes resulting from bulging lower
lid eyebags and botox to reduce crows
feet. However, surgery to the lower
Mr Barabás favours
short scar techniques
eyelids does give more profound results
and, of course, the permanent removal
In good shape
Body contouring procedures are
possibly the exception to the 'less is
more' trend. Abdominoplasty (tummy
tuck) is now frequently combined with
liposuction to the ﬂanks and other areas.
In fact, the increasingly popular
Brazilian tummy tuck puts an emphasis
on recontouring the whole abdominal
area through liposuction before
removing excess tissue and skin
tightening. Liposuction alone remains
Mr Anthony Barabás, BM,
BSc (Hons), MRCS (Eng), FRCS
(Plast), is fully accredited with
the British Association of Plastic,
Reconstructive and Aesthetic
Mr Barabás' interest in plastic
surgery was sparked while working
as a junior doctor in the plastic surgery
and burns unit in Brisbane, Australia,
just as the Bali bombings occured.
His ﬁrst-hand experience of
reconstructing the victims of the
tragedy and understanding the
aesthetics of the human body was
the start of his plastic surgery career.
On returning to the UK, he
undertook specialist Plastic surgical
training in London, and also trained in
cosmetic surgery in London, Australia,
Canada and Cape Town, South Africa.
Mr Barabás holds an NHS
consultant post in Huntingdon,
and runs private clinics in London,
Cambridge and Peterborough.
His particular interests are in laser
removal of moles, cosmetic breast
surgery, body contouring, cosmetic
facial surgery and hand surgery.
Call 01480 363966 | Visit www.anthonybarabas.com