The Key Benefits of Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction such as BodyJet can offer a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction, it uses a very thin cannula to deliver a specially designed medical solution into the fat tissue. This encourages the fat to lose structure, so it becomes loosened allowing for it to be removed using suction.

Who is BodyJet suitable for?

This treatment is recommended as an option for people who are happy with their overall weight but looking to reduce fat in problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Reduced Invasiveness

Traditional Liposuction is a more invasive treatment requiring general anaesthetic (putting the client fully to sleep) and scalpel incisions. It is a more aggressive form of fat reduction removing a higher volume of fat and can create trauma in the treatment area, which leads to bruising, tenderness and swelling for approximately two weeks after the procedure. BodyJet is designed to be more gentle, requiring only a local anaesthetic (numbing of the treatment area only). However the treatment is still likely to create tenderness, swelling and bruising, but it will be to a lesser extent than traditional liposuction.

Effectiveness and results

With Bodyjet a proportion of fat is removed at the time of treatment, but further fat cells are loosened and broken down in a way that makes it possible for your body to remove it more easily. This method allows for more natural looking results that take longer to show, with the results developing over the following weeks and months after the procedure.

Downtime

BodyJet does not require an extended healing period and patients can return to daily activities straight away, although experiencing tenderness is likely. Results for nonsurgical fat reduction are less noticeable but you will be able to return to your normal daily routine (excluding exercise) much sooner.

If you are interested in exploring your options further, a great starting point is a consultation. Please give us a call on 01225 700072 to talk to someone today.

Mole & Cyst Removal

Moles and cysts are extremely common and often harmless, so unless they are causing irritation or cause for worry they can be left alone.

However, there are many reasons why people may be interested in getting some information about mole or cyst removal. For some the reason may be cosmetic and if you have an issue that is affecting your confidence that can be dealt with in a quick and safe manner, it makes perfect sense to give serious thought to that solution. Other reasons to consider a removal can include raised moles or cysts making tasks like shaving more difficult or they can become uncomfortable if they catch on clothing.

The most significant reason that people are interested in getting moles removed is the slight chance of the mole developing into Melanoma, a dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer. Looking out for any changes in the size or colouration of the mole are important because the earlier you catch it the better chance you will have of having it dealt with. There are ways of preventing cancerous moles developing the main one being protecting yourself from the sun. Covering up and wearing high factor sun screen protection can help cut the risks of skin cancer so it’s important to consider this every single day, UV is still present even when it is cloudy outside.

Using state of the art Radio surgery techniques Snowberry Lane Clinic can offer an efficient, safe and relatively painless procedure to remove these lesions and produce great results. Whether it is for cosmetic reasons or for convenience it is an option that can be discussed with our experts. If it is for a more concerning reason you can be assured that our experts will be able to offer you assistance and advice to make sure you get the treatment and information that is required.

To read more about mole removal at Snowberry Lane Clinic click here.

 

What can I do to fix an overstretched or split earlobe?

Ear lobe expanders have become an increasingly popular form of a body modification over the years, and while they can definitely be a great form of self-expression, sometimes people want to reverse the process. It’s also possible for earlobes to become damaged and torn accidentally and this is something that we can help with too.

On the blog today we’re going to show you what exactly happens in an earlobe repair procedure and how we at Snowberry Lane Clinic can help. Our earlobe repair surgery for both split and stretched earlobes is a minor Radio Surgery procedure, where the excess tissue is removed, and the two splits are carefully stitched back together using very fine dissolvable stitches. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and takes between 20 – 30 minutes per ear, meaning that you will be able to walk out of the clinic and resume normal activities on the same day. Please note that stretched ear lobes can take a little longer depending on the size and complexity of the hole to be repaired.

On average ear lobe repairs will need 6 months to heal, and there may be some small scarring on your ear, that will fade in appearance over time. For more information click here or give us a call on 01225 700072.

Day 22: BodyJet

SUMMARY: BodyJet, is a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction (also referred to as Aqua-Lipo), it uses a thin, fan-shaped water jet that is channelled into the fat tissue. As a result the fat easily loses structure and is loosened allowing for it to be removed using suction.

BEST FOR TREATING: Fine lines and wrinkles on the face

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

TREATMENT TIME: 30 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream if requested

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

DURATION OF RESULTS: 3-6 months, regular top-ups needed

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 16: Bodytite

SUMMARY: BodyTite uses Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction technology to carefully heat and aggitate fat so that it melts safely; it is then removed through aspiration via a very fine cannula.

BEST FOR TREATING: Small pockets of stubborn fat

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

TREATMENT TIME: 2-3 hours

ANAESTHETIC: Local anaesthetic injections

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some mild discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising and soreness for a few days following treatment

BACK TO WORK: Normally 7 days

DURATION OF RESULTS: Permanent as long as a healthy diet and lifestyle are maintained

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 9: Mesotherapy

SUMMARY: Mesotherapy treatment helps rejuvenate the skin by using multiple very fine injections of a medically designed vitamin and amino acid solution to help boost levels of hyaluronic acid and stimulate collagen.

BEST FOR TREATING: Skin in need on rejuvenation on the face or décolletage

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: Course of 4 treatments, 2 weeks apart

TREATMENT TIME: 30-60 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream if requested

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

BACK TO WORK: Straight away or the next day depending on treatment area

DURATION OF RESULTS: Following a completed course maintenance is needed every 2-3months

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 7: Earlobe Reconstruction

SUMMARY: We can help to repair damaged earlobes by removing scar tissue and reshaping with RadioSurgery, allowing the skin to heal to look like a regular earlobe.

 

BEST FOR TREATING:

 

  • Torn earlobe
  • Over-stretched earlobe

 

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

 

TREATMENT TIME: 30-60 minutes

 

ANAESTHETIC: Local anaesthetic injection

 

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some discomfort during and after treatment for a few days while the area heals

 

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

 

DURATION OF RESULTS: Permanent

 

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

FAQ Special – Blepharoplasty

What is a Blepharoplasty?

A Blepharoplasty is a surgical cosmetic procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids. An upper eyelid Blepharoplasty is designed to correct a ‘hooded eyelid’, where the skin beneath the eyebrow hangs over the eyelid. A lower eyelid Blepharoplasty surgically corrects the ‘bags’ beneath the eyes by removing a small amount of fat and skin from the lower eyelid.

Who performs the Blepharoplasty procedure at Snowberry Lane Clinic?

This procedure is performed by Mr Richard Caeser, a specialist in oculoplastic surgery with over 16 years experience. You can find out more about him here. At Snowberry Lane Clinic he performs Upper Lid Blepharoplasties only, however Mr Caeser also carries out lower lid procedures at some of his other surgical residencies in the local area.

What does an upper lid Blepharoplasty procedure entail?

Mr Caeser performs the procedure under local anaesthetic, which means that the client stays awake throughout the operation. The area is numbed but you might feel some pulling on the skin and a little discomfort. The incision line follows the natural crease of the upper eyelid so when the excess tissue is removed and the incision is closed it will be virtually indistinguishable once fully healed. If you’re not too squeamish you can watch a video of Mr Caeser performing the procedure here.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure itself takes one hour.

Does the procedure leave scars?

In most cases the client’s scars will appear pink for six months or more after surgery. After time, they will fade to look like a thin white line that follows the natural crease of the eyelid and is therefore difficult to see unless you know what you’re looking for. Mr Caeser says “ I aim for strangers to be unable to see the scars at 6 weeks, and your friends to be unable to see them by 6 months.”

What is the aftercare like for a Blepharoplasty?

Days after treatment:

For several days after treatment the client would need to keep their head elevated and use ice packs on the area to manage swelling. All activities should be kept to a minimum. Each individual is different when it comes to bruising, the first week is always the worst, and bruises can be visible around the area for 2-4 weeks.

One week after treatment:

Following surgery the stitches will be removed one week after treatment. At this point the swelling and bruising should start to subside. In the majority of cases clients feel able to get back to their normal routine including going back to work in 7-10 days, at this point is also possible to cover bruising with make-up if needed.

A few weeks after treatment:

For several weeks after surgery clients can experience a sensitivity to sunlight so suncream of Factor 30SPF or more should be worn as well as sunglasses to protect the eyes. Strenuous activities, especially those that raise your blood pressure should be avoided for about three weeks. Alcohol consumption should also be reduced dramatically or preferably avoided if possible as it causes fluid retention.

What are the risks and how can they be minimised?

  1. Infection of incision – this risk is reduced following sterile protocol and by using antibiotic ointment and tablets.
  2. The risk of haematoma or particularly bad bruising can be reduced by limiting activity for 2 weeks after surgery, not using aspirin and controlling swelling with ice packs and elevation.
  3. Visible scaring – the scar from this treatment should fade to a thin white line. However people can heal and scar in different ways, good care of the wound can help to prevent infection and more sever scarring.
  4. A Blepharoplasty can cause inflammation, which can effect the production of lubricating oil in the eyelids – causing dry eye. Eye drops can help to treat this and can be used up to a few months after the procedure.
  5. Any eyelid surgery carries the risk that it could damage the optic nerve. This is incredibly rare, but should still be a consideration when considering this treatment.

Getting Safe Cosmetic Treatment | Snowberry Lane Blog

It was great to read the recent news that there will be a tighter level of regulation set here in the UK for how cosmetic clinics operate. With so many clinics out there that don’t have fully qualified staff treating patients, the standard level of safety needed is about to have a positive increase across the country. Today on the blog we’re going to help you understand what you need to look out for and what we at Snowberry Lane think about this news. Continue reading

Mesotherapy Treatment

There are a number of elements that can have a detrimental effect on the skin. It could be down to our diet with the food we consume, type of environment in which we live or even poor circulation. In this week’s blog we’re going to discuss a treatment called Mesotherapy. It’s a procedure that can improve the confidence and vitality of the skin.  We’ll discuss what the therapy does, what’s involved with the procedure and what to expect beforehand Continue reading