The Harley Medical Group Report Surge In Liposuction Procedures

The Harley Medical Group has reported thousands of enquiries for liposuction over the last month as a wave of what is termed ‘beach envy’ – jealousy of other women’s bodies – hit holidaymakers.

The rise has been driven largely by 30-plus women, with clinic staff reporting patient feedback that suggests Victoria Beckham has the most coveted star stomach. Abdominoplasty surgery enquiries are also up 32% over the last two months with some patients even taking their summer holidays as ‘surgery breaks’, using the time off to recover before returning to work rejuvenated.

Liz Dale, Director of The Harley Medical Group said: “You can get liposuction on various areas of the body, not just the stomach area. It can be used to target problem areas such as the hips, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, knees and double chins.

“Many of our patients come back from a holiday with a resolution to make a change to their life. With pictures of celebrities soaking up the sun in bikinis hitting the newspapers every day, British women are being spurred into taking action.”

Liposuction is performed under a general anaesthetic and takes one to two hours. A very small incision is used to insert the cannula to extract the fat and sometimes this is closed with a stitch or dissolvable suture. Following the operation, patients are required to rest for 48 hours and avoid bending and heavy lifting. Patients must wear a support garment until advised otherwise by their consultant.

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President Barack Obama Declares September as National Alcohol And Addiction Recovery Month

On August 31, 2010, the addiction field got a shot in the arm from United States President Barack Obama when he declared September as National Alcohol and Addiction Recovery Month.

In his declaration, President Obama vowed to increase access to treatment and recovery programs in the US through the enacting of new health care laws that not only make addiction treatment programs accessible, but also affordable.

“When a public figure such as the President of the United States calls attention to the drug addiction problem facing not only the United States , but the world as well, there is renewed hope within the addiction treatment field,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “Keeping America ‘s drug problem in the forefront of our minds is the only way that we are going to meet this challenge and combat the problem. Americans can’t become complacent and think that this problem doesn’t affect their lives, because it does – in ways that most just don’t realize. Complacency brings our guard down, makes us more vulnerable and, in turn, we don’t feel the urgency to broach tough subjects like drug abuse with our children. We must have those tough conversations if we wish to win the war on drugs.”

Recent studies have shown that teenagers whose parents talk to them on a regular basis about the dangers of drug use are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those whose parents don’t.

The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is committed to helping families break the cycle of addiction through their various program offerings including the very important family wellness program. Mountainside will assist families with securing a professional intervention. Mountainside’s comprehensive team is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as an on-staff Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specializations and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 12 years, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

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