Red Rose Desire wins Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020

Red Rose Desire wins Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020

There’s trusted service…
Then there’s service from an award winning cosmetic surgery clinic…

Feefo (Independent Feedback Company) have recently announced their latest award winners and after a nail-biting wait, the results are in…

Created by Feefo, this Platinum Trusted Service award is open only to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights.

These awards celebrate the companies setting the highest standards online and achieving great feedback from their customers, with a rating of 4.5 or higher. This service award is primarily recognising businesses like ours for consistently delivering an exceptional service, trusted communications and high feedback scores, as rated by our real customers.

We are honoured and extremely proud to announce that Red Rose Desire has won the Platinum Trusted Service Award, which is given only to those who have won the Gold Trusted Service award three times in a row. We have done it! Winning GOLD in 2018 and 2019 and now again 2020, meaning we take Platinum.

Red Rose Feefo Award

Georgina Wood, Patient Co-ordinator of Red Rose Desire says “Patient care is first priority for Red Rose Desire, and we couldn’t meet these standards without our committed team who I would like to thank. Our specialist surgeons and kind, experienced nursing team, who are all situated at the hospitals, are the best at what they do and continue to share the same visions for patient care as we do. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do and to have won such a trusted, recognised award, which is based on actual feedback from our patients, is a true accolade to the team and all of their dedication.
We believe that awards like this highlight Red Rose Desire as a cosmetic surgery you can trust – helping patients to choose with confidence.”

Feedback is such an important part of our business, not only to show us where improvements can be made, but also as a way of understanding our customers and showing them, we care. This badge of honour makes it all the more special and we thank each customer who has taken the time to leave us feedback, it means a lot.

We are proud to display the Feefo Platinum winners badge on our website, and you can click here to read our trusted reviews from genuine patients.

Tummy Tucks and Weight Loss.

Tummy Tucks and Weight Loss.

It is true to say that a women’s body can be found in all shapes and sizes, and what works for one, might not work for another.  It is also true to say that most people have different areas of their body that they like and some that they dislike.

Tummy’s are a hot topic in our office, as we often speak with patients who have worked so hard on weight loss, but struggle to move or remove stubborn areas around their middle.  This could be an overhang of stretched skin and fat, or stretch marks or post pregnancy sag. 

Often our patients feel frustrated and fed up with their stomach, and are looking for a transformation or lasting improvement to help them sculpt and shape this last bit.  This is where a tummy tuck can help, with or without liposuction.

If you are currently on or have been on a weight loss journey, well done to you.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
If like many you are struggling with low hanging excess skin, a tummy tuck will transform your midriff to enhance your muscles and waistline.

Opting for a tummy tuck, your doctor will remove and cut out excess skin while also tightening abdominal muscles. Naturally, this will not give you six-pack abs, but it will make it easier for you to build abdominal muscles on your own through exercise in the future.
It is important to understand that this is not a weight loss treatment, but rather a way of repairing, tightening and sculpting abdominal muscles, and giving you back your waist. We know that the best candidates for surgery are patients near too their ideal weight, and so it is advisable to lose the extra weight before opting for tummy surgery.

Whether your overhang is caused by pregnancy, significant weight loss, or genetics, removing excess skin and tightening lax muscles can provide both physical and mental benefits.
While tummy tucks cannot guarantee the removal of stretch marks, it can often help; since the abdominal skin is pulled down, and some removed, any stretch marks can be lowered, or potentially removed if they are part of the lower excess skin.

Expect more than physical benefits following surgery.  Of course, you will need time to heal and recover and even a lifting hand those first few weeks – however, expect a more confident and happy you, as you choose new clothes to fit your new shape and you enjoy a stronger and leaner core.

Red Rose Desire Tummy Tuck
Contact our experienced, specialist surgeons to discuss a consultation about tummy tuck surgery in Manchester, Preston, Bolton or Warrington.
Call our team on: 0330 1244780 or request the next consultation date by clicking here.
Exercise after Breast Enlargement Surgery.

Exercise after Breast Enlargement Surgery.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery as someone who follows a regular fitness routine, it is important you know what to expect after surgery, and how much rest and repair you need.

Following a cosmetic breast augmentation procedure, many of our ladies are keen to get back to their pre-surgery fitness regime or return to the gym fairly quickly, which is normal.  We know, however, that going back to your normal exercise routines and workouts too soon after surgery can cause complications and hinder your recovery. It is important that you give your body time to recover carefully and slowly and that you follow the aftercare advice and support we will give to you during your consultations.

 

Rest and Recover

We advise our ladies to closely follow the advice provided by their breast surgeon and aftercare team regarding all post-operative exercise. Your consultant is best placed to advise you, given they have a full understanding of your pre-health, your surgery and your specific requirements post-surgery. By working closely with your aftercare team, you will ensure a smooth, trouble-free recovery that over time, can gently incorporate a return to your exercise and fitness regime, keeping you body confident and proud.

Feeling energised and alive from a good workout is great for body and mind, but however tempting it is to get back into the gym or run a few miles to burn calories and get the endorphins running, doing too much too soon can cause unwelcome complications.  Strenuous movements, or the repetitive up and down motion may cause your implants to move, altering their shape and symmetry. After surgery the tissue around the breast area will need to heal thoroughly over time. It is a possibility that if your breast tissue doesn’t heal properly the implant can move from its intended position and alter the appearance and shape of your new breast shape. Rigorous exercise can also cause bruising, soreness and swelling, setting your recovery on a backward step and causing you discomfort.

Taking the time to fully recover and heal is a vital part of your cosmetic surgery recovery programme and we encourage all our patients to embrace this time and let your body rest and slowly grow into its new shape.

Recommended Recovery Time

Giving your body and mind time to recover properly after cosmetic surgery is important and we recommend a minimum of six weeks before you return to any kind of physical exercise and a longer period of time for high intensity activity.  As part of the recovery process your body will form scar tissue, or capsule lining, around the implant (this is quite normal and is the body’s way of protecting itself from the object (your implant) that it doesn’t recognise). So, it is vital that during the first four to six weeks post-surgery that you don’t over-use the pectoral muscle and allow this healing process to gradually happen undisturbed. The complete healing process may take many months, but you should be able to gradually increase physical activity during this time.

What Exercise Can I Do?

Some forms of exercise are more active than others and the constant movement from fast or strenuous activity can put a strain on the upper body; exercising too soon or too aggressively after surgery will have an impact and can slow down your recovery period, or even lead to repeat or corrective surgery.

It is important to gradually reintroduce physical activity and exercise after your six-week recovery time post-surgery. Starting with low impact activities like walking, gentle stretching, Yoga and Pilates; these activities can help maintain a good level of fitness, muscle tone and mental well-being whilst not putting too much strain on large muscle groups, however, you may still need to modify some movements in the first few weeks you start your post-surgery exercises. Talking to your Fitness Instructor about your surgery is a great idea as they can help you adjust your usual fitness regime and exercises to protect your post-surgery body.
As the weeks progress, your strength returns and your healing is complete, it is possible for you to begin introducing higher impact exercise and activities. This should be a gradual process and a good supportive sports bra is crucial for maintaining your post-surgery shape long-term.

Protect and Support

Your breasts will need more support than you may have been used to previously, so it is important to ensure that you wear a good quality sports bra before participating in physical activity and exercise; it is always a good idea to be professionally fitted for bra’s at a specialist retail outlet; you may need help and advice to find the right bra to fit your new and wonderful shape.
With the extra weight from the implants, it’s so important to wear a good supportive is bra when exercising to avoid causing stretching of the skin or stretch marks around the breast area.
Wearing the right type of fully supportive sports bra is crucial to keeping your cosmetic surgery results long-term, along with providing the added benefits of comfort and support.

The New You Can Enjoy Exercise

Here at Red Rose Desire we want you to enjoy your new body shape and understand that many of our ladies are keen to return to their normal pre-surgery lifestyle. We will work together to help you return to your workout routines safely without jeopardising the results of your breast augmentation surgery.

If you would like to speak to any of our team about breast augmentation post-surgery exercise, then click here or call our welcoming team on 0330 124 4780.

Implants for Active Lifestyles & Weight Loss.

Implants for Active Lifestyles & Weight Loss.

It is no secret that an active lifestyle can help you to look and feel more body confident, and we are advocates of this.
Stay active, eat well, and live for longer, right?

It is not always that simple…

Busting a gut, staying focussed and working hard to maintain your perfect weight is tough at the best of times.
Choosing to change your lifestyle to get fit, healthy and refine your body shape is inspiring…

but what if you reach your goal weight and you are still not happy with the result?

 

We see many patients who struggle with low self-esteem and confidence, even after they have lost weight, or joined the gym, mainly due to solving one problem and another occurring.  Weight loss can change the size and shape of your breasts, and may result in a huge reduction in size or not much breast left at all.    Skin that has been stretched can appear saggy and deflated and nipples can point downwards, rather than towards the front area of the chest wall.

Breast implants can sometimes fill the space where skin has stretched and give you back some size, shape and structure (and cleavage).  On some occasions, breast implants, along with a breast uplift is required, to elevate the nipple location and lift the whole breast upwards.

 

Breast Implant Surgery

 

For large, broad-based, and severely sagging breasts, both a breast reduction and breast uplift is advised.  This allows excess skin and folds to be removed, before lifting and shaping.

 

Downtime and Recovery

After the surgery, a compression garment will need to be worn for around 4-6 weeks.
Downtime is usually about 2 weeks, and any bending or heavy lifting should be avoided for at least a month. Swelling should subside in about six or seven weeks, and the breasts will settle into their final shape in a few months.

Exercise After Surgery

As part of your aftercare routine, and to get the best results from your surgery, it is so important to take care of yourself. This includes avoiding vigorous exercise or activities for some time. Although being active throughout your recovery period is not advised, your surgery will not stop you being active in the future and this means you can continue with your previous activity and regain your fitness levels.
Breast Uplift Result

Is Breast Surgery Right for You?

If you lack confidence in your body despite achieving fantastic weight loss results, breast implant surgery can be an option to consider. It can be carried out on its own or alongside breast uplift surgery or breast reduction surgery, depending on your desired look.
All surgery is unique to you and your body.  To get the most out of your surgery, we advise to you come along and meet the breast specialist surgeons, that way you can speak to them about your journey and your hopes and fears.
Our surgeons can talk you through the procedure, your aftercare and expected results during this free consultation.
What Determines Breast Shape?

What Determines Breast Shape?

Breast Enlargement Options
Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. We believe that there is one pair of breasts for each person…as unique to you as your fingerprint.
Although some look and feel similar, all breasts are shaped slightly different and there are many factors that determine your breast type, especially your size.No, there is not a perfect size or shape, and no, there is no such thing as perfectly symmetrical breast either!  Although surgery can come pretty darn close.
Here we look at 3 factors that determine breast shape and size and how important genetics are to the story.

Your Weight

A large proportion of tissue is made up of fat, which means if you lose or gain weight, this can change the look and size of your breasts.  How much you lose or gain is dependent upon the amount of fatty tissue you have, and that is a lot to do with genetics.

Your Age

Over time your breasts can lose their elasticity and gravity can take its toll becoming less supportive which may cause dropping or sagging.  Be sure to invest in a well-fitting bra and support them when you can, like during exercise (wear a sports bra) and during breast feeding (wear a feeding bra).

Your Genetics

Your breasts are a complex part of your anatomy, made up of supportive or connective tissue, milk glands and ducts, and fatty tissue. How much of each tissue type you have is unique to you.
There is no secret formula to keeping them perky; genetics play a huge role in the size and shape of your breasts and can influence the level of hormones, which effect breast tissue.
Just as your genes take care of how tall you are and your eye colour, they also have an impact on your breast size, although over your lifetime, your breasts can change shape and size naturally.

We see many women who struggle with the shape or size of their natural breast and look for a little cosmetic help to restore confidence. Ladies who are flat chested who have tried padding, special bras and lotions and potions without success turn to our breast specialist surgeons for advice and help.

Others, who have lost their natural size and shape, miss what they once had and look to restore.
A breast uplift can correct drooping or sagging breasts and restore confidence.
A breast enlargement can enhance a smaller bust, and give an increased size and more symmetrical shape.
If you would like to discuss your options, or book a free consultation with one of our surgeons, please get in touch here.  Alternatively, read through our patient stories to view before and after images and understand more about what prompted surgery.