LONDON, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harley Medical Group, the UK's largest cosmetic surgery group, has reported that with the male physique under the spotlight more than ever, it is seeing increasing numbers of men looking to go under the scalpel to banish the 'Speedo sag'. With celebrities such as David Beckham, Hugh Jackman and Justin Timberlake championing the less-is-more beach look, men across the country are likewise taking pride in their physique.
As a result, The Harley Medical Group has seen 24% more men bookings for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) operations to get rid of their 'Speedo sag' over the last month compared to the same period last year.
Liz Dale, Director at The Harley Medical Group, commented, The more traditional, baggy board shorts hid a multitude of sins. We've heard from our nurses anecdotally that one of the principle drivers for male tummy tuck (http://www.harleymedical.co.uk/cosmetic-surgery-for-women/the-body/tummy...) ops in the lead up to the summer season is the impending beach reveal.
Many of the men that come to us for 'Speedo sag' surgery have lost weight or been on a fitness drive and are looking for surgery to remove stubborn pockets of fat or unsightly, loose flaps of skin on their paunch. It's the final step in their journey to achieving a body they actually want to show off - in Speedos or otherwise.
Mr Frati, consultant cosmetic surgeon at The Harley Medical Group commented, An abdominoplasty to remove 'Speedo sag' involves an incision just above the pubic area. This surgery removes excess skin and fat and tightens the muscular and fascia parts of the stomach, leaving it flatter and more taute. As well as seeing more men having this surgical procedure ,liposuction (http://www.harleymedical.co.uk/cosmetic-surgery-for-men/the-body/liposuc...) to the upper thigh area, or the flanks, is increasingly popular.
Lisa Littlehales, Nurse Counsellor, The Harley Medical Group, said, It's not just the 'Speedo sag' that men are looking to banish, we've also seen a rise in male bookings for laser hair removal to the 'snail trail' area - the line of hair from the navel down to the underwear line.
All patients considering cosmetic surgery ( http://www.harleymedical.co.uk/) should ensure that their surgeon has completed his/her training, received his/her qualification as a Plastic Surgeon and is registered on the GMC Specialist Register as a Plastic Surgeon. All consultations at The Harley Medical Group are carried out by a fully qualified Cosmetic Surgery Nurse Counsellor, followed shortly thereafter by a fully qualified and GMC registered Plastic Surgeon.
About The Harley Medical Group ( http://www.harleymedical.co.uk/why-choose-harley-medical/)
The Harley Medical Group is the UK's largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other plastic surgery provider. It has been established for more than 26 years and is one of the most highly-regarded cosmetic surgery groups operating in the UK. It has treated more than 450,000 patients to date including popular procedures such as laser hair removal ( http://www.harleymedical.co.uk/non-surgical-solutions/laser-hair-removal/) and breast enlargement.
The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefit of all cosmetic surgery and non surgical patients. The Harley Medical Group is currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and non surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners.
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