Why Autumn is the perfect time for aesthetic treatments

In order to maximise the results from cosmetic surgery, it’s important to plan according to the season and your schedule. Whilst tweakments are easy to squeeze in here and there throughout the year, if you’re planning anything more heavy-duty, the autumnal season provides the perfect storm of elements to achieve top results and a discreet and comfortable recovery. Here are some treatments we recommend taking advantage of during the sweater weather. 

 

  1. Laser hair removal – If you’re looking for a more permanent solution for unwanted facial hair or excess body hair, laser hair removal is the perfect option. A course of treatments to fully destroy the follicle can leave the skin temporarily sensitive to sunlight and you may experience some redness and irritation immediately after. For exposed skin areas such as legs, arms and face, consider starting the treatment in September.
  2. Tummy tuck – A tummy tuck scar takes between several months to a year to fade. Logistically, the autumn months are the only time to undergo the procedure, if you want to maintain your winter holiday and summer lifestyle. Baggy sweaters hide the post-op compression bandages and scars will fade in time for your summer holidays. 
  3. Chemical peels – This glow-tastic treatment is the go-to option for anyone suffering from lacklustre, dull, lined facial skin. It supercharges skin rejuvenation. The only drawback is that two weeks downtime is needed to recuperate after the peel procedure, and sunscreen is a necessity for at least three months after the treatment. The longer nights and darker days during winter offer the perfect opportunity to hunker down and recuperate.
  4. Breast augmentation – Clients often find the colder months preferable to recover from a breast augmentation, as you can discreetly settle into your new enhanced shape from the comfort of sweaters and coats. Undergoing the procedure in the fall also ensures you’ll be on tip-top form for the winter party season. 
  5. Laser skin resurfacing – Laser resurfacing sloughs away the outer layer of dead skin cells to encourage regeneration deep in the skin’s membrane. It’s loved for its ability to eliminate lines and wrinkles. Invest in the autumnal months: recovery will be so much easier due to reduced sunlight. It’s important to protect yourself from the sun during the 3 month recovery period to prevent pigmentation problems. Undertaking it during the autumn months will give you a headstart. 
  6. Brazilian butt lift – Conceal your augmented shape and recover discreetly from a Brazilian butt lift during the cooler, more comfortable autumnal months. Re-emerge for the winter season fully recovered and ready to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. 

To discuss your expectations and which ‘September reset’ treatment is perfect for you, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bhar today. Visit www.harleystreets.com, call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.

Why a cheek lift is the new full facelift

It’s the surgical treatment responsible for reversing hundreds of long, tired faces. Replumping cheeks, reducing jowls and redefining cheekbones; here’s the lowdown on why patients are loving the cheek lift and how to know if it’s the right ‘fake facelift’ for you.

Why have a cheek lift?

You are a great candidate for a cheek lift if as well as being in good health you have one or more of the following concerns:

-Sagging of the cheeks and the surrounding area – one of the earliest signs of aging

-Nasolabial folds and loss of volume or definition in the cheeks

-Sagging eyebrows and eyelids and a hollowing underneath the eyes, giving you a weary appearance

-Loose skin and displacement of fat and tissues around the neck and jawline, resulting in jowls

-Drooping corners of the mouth or “marionette” lines on the chin

-Desire to appear more youthful and increase self-confidence

What are the benefits of a cheek lift?

​1. Quick & easy – you can be in and out during your lunch break as the treatment takes less than one hour. The typical full recovery time after a cheek lift is two to three weeks post-surgery.
2. Minimal swelling – you experience minimal swelling because percutaneous suspension means there is much less tissue trauma than regular surgery.
3. Comfort – Local anesthetic is used at specific points to reduce any discomfort.

How does the cheek lift work?

The cheek lift, or mid-facelift, by percutaneous suspension, is a minimally invasive procedure which can dramatically improve the appearance of the cheek and midface regions.

Dr Bhar’s procedure reverses the telltale signs of aging, restoring fullness to the cheekbones and refreshing the area under the eyes for a rejuvenated appearance.

Why choose Dr. Bhar?

Dr. Bhar is an expert in cheek and mid-facelift augmentations. His cheek lift procedures are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and beautiful results. A specialised procedure such as this should always be handled by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bhar to ensure it meets your expectations and is safe.

To discuss your concerns and expectations about the PDO Cheek Lift, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.

How to get rid of dark circles and eye bags

The eyes are the window to the soul. But what if yours are tired, saggy, and plagued by dark circles, even after a good night’s sleep?

Every woman knows it’s hard to feel your best when these unattractive eye bags are getting in the way of you being your beautiful, energetic self. Instead of having to rely on thick concealers and makeup, consider instead the eye rejuvenation.

Why do my eyes look so tired?

Aging around the eyes often happens first due to the skin being thinner and more delicate. Puffiness starts to develop from tissues and tiny pockets of fat accumulating on the upper and lower lids, and sagginess, wrinkles and eye bags start to appear as the skin loses laxity.

What is the eye rejuvenation treatment?

The PDO Eye Rejuvenation is a minimally invasive treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). These threads are commonly used within the medical world for suturing (stitches) and are completely safe. They dissolve after approximately 6 months.

What are the benefits of the eye rejuvenation?

Eyes are lifted – The skin around the eye is instantly lifted
Eyes are tighter – Collagen production is stimulated, which improves skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
Reduced sagging – Fat tissues are contracted which causes the skin to tighten
Feel better – Increased confidence and freedom to look fresh-faced without makeup.

Are you a candidate for an eye rejuvenation?

Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate for the PDO Eye Rejuvenation if as well as being in good health you have one or more of the following concerns:

-Puffy eyes, due to small pockets of fat around the eyes
-Bags and dark circles underneath the eyes
-Heavy looking or hooded eyelid
-Crows feet and tear troughs
-Drooping upper or lower eyelids, resulting in loose and aging skin
-Saggy and creasing upper lid making it hard to apply makeup and/or affecting your vision range

How long do the results last?

The effects of the treatment last for around a year. If the procedure is repeated at around 6-9 months after the first, the length of the effects are multiplied to last up to around 3 years.

Why choose Dr. Bhar?

Dr. Bhar is an expert in rejuvenating and transforming tired eyes. His eye rejuvenation procedures are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and beautiful results.

A specialised procedure such as this should always be handled by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bhar to ensure it meets your expectations and is safe.

To discuss your concerns and expectations about eye rejuvenation, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.

How to achieve perfectly toned calves

Many men and women desire sexy, toned calves.

Whilst some of us slave in the gym only to achieve over-bulky calf muscles, others feel their legs are not shapely or toned enough. How many of us go to try on this season’s best boots, only to find they won’t zip up over our calves? Many people find calf contouring is the perfect solution to this source of body image distress.

What are the benefits of calf contouring?

– Smaller calves
– More proportionate calves and legs
– Increased confidence wearing dresses, skirts and knee-high boots
– Smoother legs
– Instant results

Are you a candidate for calf contouring?

Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate for calf contouring if as well as being in good health you have one or more of the following concerns:

– Over-developed calves – either excessive muscle or fat
– Calves are out of proportion
– Wide calf circumference
– Calf asymmetry
– Boots are tight around the calf
– Desire to have slimmer, more proportionate legs

Which calf contouring treatment is best for you?

During a free consultation at his Harley Street clinic, Dr. Bhar will talk you through the calf contouring treatment options available and establish which procedure will suit you best:

Vaser liposuction: This treatment is perfect for patients suffering from large calves as a result of excessive fat. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. Slight swelling can sometimes last for several months after the procedure.

Muscle relaxant injections: This treatment is designed for patients with large calves caused by excessive muscle. Dr. Bhar injects the treatment into targeted areas with very small needles (to aid comfort). The procedure takes around 30-40 minutes.

Why choose Dr. Bhar?

Dr. Bhar is an expert in leg and calf contouring. His calf contouring procedures are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and beautiful results. A specialised procedure such as this should always be handled by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bhar to ensure it meets your expectations and is safe.

To discuss your concerns and expectations about how to achieve perfectly toned legs, and which treatment would work best for you, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today.

Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.

Is vaginal rejuvenation for me?

Neither a ‘designer vagina’ nor a ‘mummy makeover’, a vaginal rejuvenation is a simple term encompassing many different procedures all designed to tighten, lift and boost a woman’s vagina and confidence.

Whilst it’s natural to feel apprehensive about a treatment in such a sensitive area, it’s actually one of the fastest-growing treatments at medical spas. With the treatment hitting the mainstream, we thought we’d share what it’s all about, why it’s so popular, and whether it’s the right procedure for you.

Could vaginal rejuvenation help you?

Loved by a diverse range of women, including post-partum and post-menopausal, the vaginal rejuvenation offers relief from physical symptoms, as well as improve the appearance of the vagina. If you have concerns with the health of your vagina, it’s not something you should ignore and it’s important to consider what possible solutions are available. Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate if you have one or more of the following issues:

– Laxity of the vagina
– Stress urinary incontinence
– Lack of lubrication
– Excessive labia tissue, resulting in embarrassment and physical discomfort
– Problems following childbirth or the menopause

What are the benefits?

– Dramatic increase in vaginal tightness
– Reduce or eliminate urinary stress incontinence
– Reduce or eliminate vaginal dryness
– Enhance your sexual gratification
– See improvements to the appearance of the treated area
– Large impact on overall happiness and quality of life

How does it work?

There are two types of non-surgical energy-based treatments for vaginal rejuvenation which operate by using heat:

1. Radiofrequency treatment: It works by delivering electromagnetic radio waves to the underlying fibers, stimulating the skin to produce more collagen proteins within the skin and muscle tissues, creating a toning and tightening effect.

2. CO2 laser treatment: The laser heats up the upper layers of the tissue, causing the fibres in the lower layers to make more collagen. This makes the skin and muscles firmer and tighter.

Other methods which improve vaginal tightness include:

3. Kegel and pelvic floor exercises: These exercises strengthen the muscles in and around the vagina.

4. Vaginoplasty: A surgical procedure which tightens the vagina.

Why choose Dr. Bhar?

Dr. Bhar is an expert in vaginal rejuvenation techniques. His procedures are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and beautiful results. A specialised procedure such as this should always be handled by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bhar to ensure it meets your expectations and is safe.

To discuss your concerns and expectations about how to achieve a vaginal rejuvenation and which treatment would work best for you, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.

The quickest way to significantly improve your neck

The face is often the focus for anti-aging treatments, with women investing early on in botox and collagen to prevent premature formation of lines and sagging. But many of us forget how time can take its toll on the neck; a primary spot for telltale signs of aging. Turn back the clock and regain your youthful silhouette with a quick and easy, non-surgical PDO neck thread treatment.

How does a neck rejuvenation work? 

PDO thread lift is an effective cosmetic technique that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissues by inducing collagen production. A PDO neck lift will add tautness and tightness to sagging skin or wrinkles on the neck. Depending on the patient’s desired results, this can be performed in combination with a dermal filler or an autologous fat graft to achieve an even smoother and more youthful effect. 

Do you need to lift your neck?

Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate if you have one or more of the following concerns: 

  • An appearance popularly referred to as a ‘turkey neck’
  • Horizontal banding across the neck 
  • Sagging underneath the jawline creating difficult to remove jowls 
  • Excess fat under the chin which doesn’t budge with diet or exercise 
  • Sagging skin creating jowls along your jawline
  • A contrast in skin tone and quality between the neck and face 
  • A desire to feel more confident about your facial silhouette 

 

What are the benefits of a neck rejuvenation? 

  • Smoother neck contour 
  • Tauter and more well-defined jawline 
  • Lifts and tightens sagging skin 
  • More parity between quality of skin on the face and neck 
  • More youthful appearance
  • Removal of double-chin 
  • Straightforward “lunchtime procedure” with no recovery downtime needed 

How long do the results of a neck rejuvenation last? 

The results of the neck thread lift technique typically last between 18 and 24 months. We recommend repeating the treatment after 1-2 years to maintain optimum results. 

Why choose Dr. Bhar? 

To discuss your concerns and expectations about how to achieve perfectly toned neck, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bhar today. Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form. 

How to get a nose job… without the surgery

The decision to get a nose job is often about much more than looks. Humps, bumps, witch tips, crooked bridges, flared nostrils, strawberry blobs; the pursuit of a perfectly shaped nose has long been the preoccupation of many men and women due to its prominence on the face and the intrinsic role it plays in our self-confidence.

How does a PDO nose augmentation work?

PDO threads are inserted into the nose to enhance the bridge and tip, depending on your goals. Once inserted and pulled tight, the cog threads will form together to create a scaffolding structure, helping to lift the nose tip, making it sharper and smaller and adding greater definition to the nose bridge.

What are the benefits?

-Results are immediately noticeable

-PDO threads stimulate collagen production, lifting any sagging skin around the nose area

-More youthful appearance to your face

-Very safe, straightforward and effective

-No recovery time required

-Non-invasive

-Affordable compared to rhinoplasty

-Offers less risk and pain than other surgical options

Are you a candidate for the perfect nose?

Rhinoplasties may be too severe an option for somebody looking for a small tweakments, or perhaps you’ve had a rhinoplasty and are looking to further refine the results? Either way, if you’re fretting about the shape of your nose, the PDO nose lift is the perfect solution for a personalisable, quick and safe result.

Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate if as well as being healthy you want to achieve any of the following nose augmentations:

-Reshape nose by reducing or increasing size
-Remove nose hump
-Alter shape of nose tip
-Narrow span of nostrils
-Change angle between nose and upper lip
-Define and resculpt your nose

Why choose Dr. Bhar?

To discuss your concerns and expectations about how to achieve the perfectly proportioned nose, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bhar today.

Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.

How to lose arm fat: the truth

Upper arm fat AKA “bingo wings” can be a troublesome area for women. It bothered 25,000 women in 2016 so much they all had an upper arm lift, up 4,959% from 2000 (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).

A flabby arm has the ability to put you off wearing your favourite strappy top, or make you carefully angle your arm in photos to avoid unflattering shots. The truth is, whilst you may have been told it’s impossible to target with exercise and diet, there is a secret solution that thousands of women are using to achieve perfectly toned arms.

Why do our arms become flabby?

Arms age due to loss of collagen, weight gain and loss, and environmental factors such as sun damage.

What is a PDO arm rejuvenation?

Inserting PDO threads carefully under the skin can help to contour and tone your arms shape as well as lift excess skin and fat. The threads cause the underlying supportive tissue to tighten, adding the required definition to the upper arm. The great thing about PDO arm rejuvenation is that effects can be seen immediately, with full results evident by 6-8 weeks.

Are other arm treatments are available?

As well as a PDO method, Dr. Bhar can perform a variety of aesthetic methods that will all improve the appearance of your arms, including laser, energy, and surgical brachioplasty techniques.

Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.

The jawline contouring treatment you need to try 

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Hamm, Johnny Depp… what do they all have in common? A well-defined, crisp jawline that frames the face and creates the coveted chiseled look.

Whilst botox, fillers and collagen are often the first stop for people looking to rejuvenate their visage, a jawline rejuvenation also be an ideal, quick and painless solution for people looking to remedy a weak or saggy jawline.  

What is PDO jaw contouring?

PDO jaw contouring is the process of inserting tiny absorbable threads into the subcutaneous layer of the skin on and around the jawline.  They have a tightening, lifting effect on the skin; stimulating the production of collagen and causing the skin tissue to contract, resulting in a sculpted, contoured jawline. It can have a very positive effect upon a person’s silhouette and contribute to a smoother, more youthful jaw.  

Am I a candidate for a jawline rejuvenation? 

Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate if, as well as being healthy, you want to improve any of the following symptoms:

-Saggy jawline 

-Double-chin 

-Drooping skin underneath the chin 

-Lack of jawline definition 

-Wrinkly, loose skin around the jaw 

-Jawline asymmetry

-A desire to have a more youthful, well-defined jawline

What are the benefits?

-Tightened, tauter jawline

-Overall skin condition and texture improves 

-Reduced or removed double-chin

-More youthful appearance 

-No painful surgery – it’s a quick and easy treatment – undertaken with local anaesthetic, in one hour 

-No recovery or downtime needed 

Why choose Dr. Bhar? 

Dr. Bhar is an expert in jawline rejuvenation. His procedures are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and well-defined jawlines. A specialised procedure such as this should always be handled by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bhar to ensure it meets your expectations and is safe.  

To discuss your concerns and expectations about how to achieve the perfectly defined jawline, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today.

Get in contact by expressing your interest via this form. 

How to get a fuller, perkier butt… on your lunch break

A curvaceous backside has become a highly coveted physical asset in recent years, with everyone desiring an hourglass figure like Kim Kardashian. This look is typically achieved with a surgical Brazilian butt lift procedure, but there is actually an easier way to achieve more subtle and natural results, whilst avoiding the pain, cost and recovery time needed for a major butt lift surgery.

Harley Street Surgery has the scoop on the latest treatment taking the butt lift world by storm and that’s being utilised by many women to achieve a beautiful butt.

What is a PDO butt lift?

PDO (polydioxanone) thread butt lifts are one of the most pioneering new treatments, designed to lift, tighten and tone loose bottom skin without surgery or downtime. PDO threads are similar to surgical sutures which stimulate the collagen synthesis when it placed under the skin. The threads act as a scaffold holding the skin in place against the effects of gravity, helping to reshape and recontour the backside by lifting and supporting sagging structures.

What are the benefits of a PDO butt lift?

• Volumise
• Smooth contouring
• Lift and perkiness
• Increased volume
• Improved silhouette
• Reduction of bottom sagging and wrinkles
• Pain-free procedure with no recovery downtime needed
• Very quick – done in one hour
• Results last 8 to 24 months

What’s the procedure like?

After an initial consultation, Dr. Bhar will assess whether you are a good candidate for a PDO butt lift. You will be booked in for a 45-60 minute session for the procedure to be performed. Vector points are marked for optimal thread placement. A local anesthetic is used to make sure you a comfortable and relaxed, and then PDO threads are placed under the skin. One session is usually sufficient, but if you desire extra tweaks, this can be done after 2 weeks during a follow-up appointment.

What else can I do to plump my buttocks?

If you desire an even more plumped look, fillers and relaxants can be performed on the same day.

Why choose Dr. Bhar?

Dr. Bhar is an expert in butt lift rejuvenation and Brazilian butt lifts. His procedures are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and perky behind. A specialised procedure such as this should always be handled by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Bhar to ensure it meets your expectations and is safe.

To discuss your concerns and expectations about how to achieve the bum of your dreams, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bhar today.

Request your free consultation here.