Nuala: My Breast Reduction

Today, Nuala from Edinburgh has got more Secret Surgery gossip for us, with details about her breast reduction procedure, undertaken earlier this year.

“I’ve wanted a breast reduction for many years now, being a mother of four, but I never thought I’d see it happen. I used to hate the way I looked, and so I started searching for surgeries online, and this is how I found Secret Surgery.”

“I looked at pictures on the web, and then got in contact with Angela Chouaib, Secret Surgery’s MD. She was so helpful, and made me realise just how viable surgery with Secret Surgery would be. Angela put me through to the Secret Surgery Facebook group, where I could talk to other people in the same position as me.”

“Talking to past patients, I just knew I was making the right decision. As soon as I made up my mind and paid…

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Jim: My Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery isn’t an easy option; it’s often a last resort for those of us who just can’t shed the pounds any other way. It’s a big decision, and it takes a lot of guts to choose such a life-changing surgery. Today, we’ve got Jim here to tell us about his experience with weight loss surgery at Secret Surgery.

“Angela made my dream come true.” he says. “Many, many a time I thought about have a gastric bypass, but I always always too scared to do so. Angela didn’t push, bully or sell; she just listened, and answered the questions I asked.”

“Having had the operation herself, it made it so easy for me to follow what she had done. You just have to look at her: she’s so happy, and now has dedicated her whole life into helping other people to do the same.”

“My life is now…

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Considering Pectoral Implants?


 About procedure:

Having a pectoral implant means undergoing a cosmetic surgery to change the appearance and the size of the pectoral muscles. These are the muscles in a male chest, which are impressive and good to look at.

Pectoral Implants in Poland 1Pectoral implants are solid, silicone prosthetic devices, which are specially carved and shaped for every individual who is having the implant done before  insertion.  After the implant, they should look and feel natural, yet give them the desired chest according to each individual body shape or defect.  Bicep and triceps implants are the ones most commonly used to shape, enlarge and firm the upper chest and arm areas and if they are correctly inserted then they give a natural appearance of the chest and muscles in both the flexed and relaxed condition.

An incision is made in the armpit and a pocket is created in the fascia of the upper pectoral…

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The Man Behind the Women: Professor Jacek Zmijewski

Out of bikinis and into boxers, today we’re going to take a ‘brief’ (get it?)  look at the man behind Secret Surgery’s designer vaginas. Jacek Zmijewski is our expert gynaecologist surgeon, with years of experience with women’s bodies! Today, we’ve managed to get a few minutes with him, and I can tell you – he’s one of the nicest guys in EMC Hospital!

Hi, Jacek! That’s Jack in English, right? “Yes! My name is Polish, of course. I graduated from the Medical Academy in Wroclaw in 1986, and then went on to study my Second Degree Specialization in Gynecology-Obstetrics, and finished that in 1993. I completed my PhD. In 1996, and am a member of the Polish Society of Obstetrics and the Polish Society of Gynecologics.”

Wow, a filled resumé, then. But, enough about work. What do you like to do in your free time? “I’ve got a beautiful wife…

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Yummy Mummy’s Tummy Tuck – Prepare For Success!


Preparing for a successful tummy tuck surgery – also known as abdominoplasty – involves being physically fit and as healthy as possible before going under the knife.

The best abdominoplasty candidates are within 15 percent of their ideal weight. Abdominoplasty can lead to dramatic improvements in the appearance of people with small, but stubborn, fat deposits and loose, sagging skin around the abdomen. It is not, however, necessarily the best choice for seriously overweight patients.

Maintaining a healthy diet before surgery can also help ensure a faster recovery, as it helps keep the immune system stay strong. And while taking vitamins can also strengthen one’s immunity, those preparing for any type of surgery should discuss what types of vitamin, herbal supplements and other medications they are taking with their physician, as certain substances can negatively affect healing.

Vitamin E can interfere with the body’s blood clotting response, causing increased bleeding during surgery. The same is true of aspirin and some NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). The use of birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, and some forms of post-cancer treatment medication may also involve an increased risk of complications during or after surgery.

Additionally, those preparing for surgery should stop smoking in advance of their procedure to help aid healing.

It is important that patients have someone to drive them home and stay with them for a few days following the procedure. In addition, those who undergo the surgery should plan to get up and take short walks in the days immediately afterward to promote circulation.

Tummy tuck surgery is a good option for individuals who have excess or sagging skin on the abdomen that cannot be eliminated with exercise and diet. It works by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the stomach muscles.

Tummy tuck procedures are one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed by cosmetic surgeons in 2011. Over 95% of individuals who have undergone a tummy tuck procedure say it was “worth it.”