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What questions should you be asking when visiting other clinics?

When researching a surgical procedure you are considering it is important to be asking the right questions when visiting various clinics and meeting with your surgeon.  We have put together 6 key questions to make sure you get all the information you need from a clinic to make an informed decision on your chosen surgery. […]

Aurora Clinics: General Medical Council (GMC) Logo

GMC Crackdown on Cosmetic Surgery Industry

The governing body that regulates Medical Doctors and Plastic Surgeons in the UK; the General Medical Council (GMC) has outlined a framework to guide Aesthetic Doctors and Plastic Surgeons on good medical practice within the cosmetic industry. This builds upon the recommendations previously expressed by Sir Bruce Keogh in the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic […]

Aurora Clinics supporting Cancer Research UK

Fundraising for ‘Against Breast Cancer’ & ‘Cancer Research UK’

Here at Aurora Clinics, we are big believers in supporting fantastic causes and this year’s no different. In 2016 we’re supporting both Against Breast Cancer with the return of our bra recycling scheme and Cancer Research UK by participating in our very first team entry into the Race for Life 5k. Bin your bra for Breast Cancer! […]

Mr Adrian Richards: Realself Top 500 Award 2015

Adrian Richards Ranked one of the Top 500 Plastic Surgeons in the World

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to our Clinical Director, Mr Adrian Richards who is one of only 500 doctors from around the world who has been awarded the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award 2015! This means he has been voted in the top 4% of 13,000 board certified specialists who actively contribute to the RealSelf […]

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Breast Augmentation Information Evening

Are you considering breast augmentation surgery? Want more information about your options and what’s involved in the treatment? Then we’d love to see you at our breast augmentation information evening on Wednesday 16th March. We will begin the evening with an introduction to Aurora Clinics and an insight into breast augmentation surgery from Mr Adrian Richards, our […]

Aurora Clinics: Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

Our Latest Patient Satisfaction Survey – December 2015

Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction is extremely important to us at Aurora Clinics. Our ethos is to provide a ‘personal service from people that care’. We measure patient satisfaction at every stage to ensure we can provide patients with the best possible surgical experience. From consultation through to operation and after care. Once […]

Aurora Clinics: Crisalix surgery simulator

Considering Breast Enlargement? Come and try our new 3D Plastic Surgery Simulator

Are you curious how you’d look with a Breast Enlargement? Come and find out with our new Crisalix Plastic Surgery Simulator. When you’re considering any plastic surgery procedure, there’s plenty to think about. But the biggie is what you can expect to look like afterwards. You may be deeply unhappy with something and desperately want […]

BMA Book Awards - Highly Commended Award for Adrian Richards and Hywel Dafydd

Adrian Richards ‘highly commended’ at BMA Book Awards!

We told you last year that Adrian Richards had released the 2nd edition of his best-selling “Key Notes on Plastic Surgery“. If you’re a student plastic surgeon, you may even have read it. And now we’re delighted to share an update… Adrian and co-author Hywel Dafydd (right) are celebrating a fine achievement. The pair have received a […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo of Brow Lift Surgery

Back to school boob job? The rise of teenage plastic surgery

New pencil case? Check. New school shoes? Check. New nose? Check. We all had them at school. Those classmates who ‘blossomed’ out of nowhere over the long summer break. Teenagers develop quickly, so six weeks of adolescence is plenty enough time to go from average to Adonis. But even so. Those of us who grew up […]

Aurora Clinics: How do you rate our hospital facilities - Aurora Patient Survey

Our latest Patient Satisfaction Survey – April-June 2015

At Aurora, our patients’ opinions are very important to us. And transparency is important for any potential patients thinking about placing their trust in us.  Every couple of months, we survey all our patients once they’ve healed and seen the final results of their surgery. We then collate and publish this feedback on our website. […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo showing Plastic Surgery industry

Plastic surgery industry turns 100 years old – how has it changed?

It’s helped countless people turn back the hands of time, but plastic surgery is no spring chicken itself. This year, the plastic surgery industry comes of age – incredibly, celebrating its 100th birthday. Like most of us, the way it looks today is very different from how it shaped up in years gone by. But unlike most […]

Aurora Clinics: Find a surgeon with help from BAPRAS' Think Over Before You Make Over campaign

Considering cosmetic surgery? Find a surgeon with help from BAPRAS

Last year, more than 45,000 patients in the UK had cosmetic surgery. While the vast majority will be happy with their results and the care they received, unfortunately some won’t be so lucky. Understandably, keeping costs down is a huge factor for those considering surgery. But cut-price deals and aggressive marketing from some clinics entice many to […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo showing patient before breast enlargement surgery with Keller funnel

Short scar Breast Enlargement now available – thanks to the Keller Funnel

If you’re thinking about breast enlargement, but put off by the scars, the Keller Funnel may be the development you’ve been waiting for. The cosmetic industry is rapidly advancing, with new techniques and products being developed all the time. And with breast enlargement being the world’s no. 1 cosmetic procedure, any leaps forward in technique […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo showing a fete like Towersey Fete

Aurora Clinics donates raffle prize to Towersey Fete

Are you looking for something to do this Fathers day? Why not pop to Towersey near Thame in Sunny Oxfordshire and enjoy all the attractions of a traditional Village Fete! Set in the wonderful grounds of Towersey Manor, attendees can bask in the sunshine with tours of the grounds and gardens, or cool off in […]

Aurora Clinics: Would you recommend Aurora Clinics to friends

Our latest Patient Satisfaction Survey – March-April 2015

At Aurora, our patients’ opinions are extremely important to us. We’re always keen to hear feedback about people’s experiences at our clinics – the more candid the better! With that in mind, our policy is to survey everybody who comes to us for treatment. We regularly collate and publish these results to show potential patients […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo showing Adrian Richards, Plastic Surgeon

Aurora Surgeon Adrian Richards appears on Times Square!

He’s always been a star to us – and now our Surgical Director Adrian Richards has finally been recognised as one in New York. He’s just been named as one of the world’s ‘Top 100 Most Influential Cosmetic Doctors’ by international cosmetic surgery website RealSelf. Adrian’s photo, alongside his fellow winners, appeared on the ‘Jumbotron’ […]

Aurora Clinics: Cosmetic Surgery trends in 2014

Cosmetic surgery patients urged to ‘Think Over Before You Make Over’

The number of people having cosmetic surgery in the UK increases every year. But a new study by BAPRAS has revealed that patient awareness isn’t keeping pace with the growth of the industry. Worrying research findings Earlier this year, UK plastic surgery body BAPRAS conducted a large-scale research study to measure UK attitudes and approaches to […]

Aurora Clinics: Would you recommend Aurora Clinics to friends?

Our latest Patient Satisfaction Survey – December 2014

At Aurora, we take the opinions of our patients seriously. With that in mind, we regularly survey everybody who has treatment with us and collate the results to see what we’re doing right – and where we can improve. Our latest feedback comes from December 2014, and was provided by 53 patients who had a varied […]

Don’t burn your bra – bin it for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

If you watch Lorraine on ITV, you’ll have seen the fantastic campaign they’re running to raise awareness and money toward research into breast cancer. For the whole of October, they’ve been encouraging people to drop off their unwanted bras at collection points around the country. The bras will be rounded up and shipped off to […]

Essex Open Evening at Aurora Clinics in Essex on 25th November

Do you live close to Essex and would like to find out more about cosmetic surgery or skin treatments? Next month, we’re holding an exclusive Open Evening at Aurora Clinics in Essex – why not come along? The free event will take place on 25th November from 6-8pm, and will be the perfect opportunity to find out […]

Repairing stretched ears = better careers?

Stretched ears have been all over the news this week – and so have we! A story in the Observer about the surge in demand for earlobe repair was picked up by the Huffington Post, Daily Mail and Metro, as well as several local publications. Adrian Richards is quoted in the article, talking about a patient […]

The big Aurora Clinics survey – here’s what you think of us

At Aurora, we’re always trying to improve our service, our clinics and our procedures. We regularly ask you to rate your experiences at our clinics, usually in the form of short satisfaction surveys and reviews. But to really get to grips with how you feel, we recently carried out a larger-scale online survey. What did […]

Adrian Richards talks about his new book, ‘Key Notes on Plastic Surgery’

As well as being a busy Plastic Surgeon, marathon runner, bass player, father of 4 and Clinical Director of Aurora Clinics, renaissance man Adrian Richards is also an author.  He has just written the 2nd edition of his best-selling textbook, ‘Key Notes on Plastic Surgery’, along with co-author Hywel Dafydd. We caught up with him […]

Our latest Patient Satisfaction Survey June-July 2014

At Aurora, we take our patients’’ satisfaction seriously. With that in mind, we regularly collect feedback from patients who have undergone surgery and treatments with us. Every two months, we collate those results to see what we’re doing right and how we can improve. Our latest feedback comes from June and July, and was given by […]

NEW – advice for your consultation

If you’re thinking about surgery, you need access to as much information as possible – so we’re always trying to improve the materials we provide to people who contact us. Through speaking to our patients, we’’ve learned what extra advice they would have found useful while researching their surgery. In response, we’ve created these two […]

Aurora Clinics and Cosmetic Courses sign up to NeoStrata® Skincare

Aurora Clinics, winner of ‘Best Aesthetic Clinic’ at the MyFaceMyBody Awards 2013, is strengthening its ties with another high-profile award winner, Aesthetic Source. Aesthetic Source distributes the NeoStrata® cosmeceutical skincare range, including Skin Active, the winning skin care range at last year’s awards. It has now become a supplier to Aurora’s sister training company, Cosmetic […]

United States tops international plastic surgery league tables with most procedures last year

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) have released their figures for 2013, which show that a massive 23 million cosmetic and non-surgical procedures were performed worldwide over the year. And leading the pack is the United States, with almost 4 million people opting for treatment, followed by World Cup hosts Brazil with over 2 […]

Breast Explantation – a letter from one of our patients

Recently, we’ve been seeing an increasing number of women at our clinics who received breast implants elsewhere and are now looking to remove them. If you’re thinking about implant removal, we understand it’s often a difficult decision. To give you an insight into the process, here is a letter we received last week from one […]

Our latest Patient Satisfaction Survey – April-May 2014

At Aurora, we take our patients’’ satisfaction seriously. With that in mind, we regularly collect feedback from patients who have undergone surgery and treatments with us. Every two months, we collate those results to see what we’re doing right and how we can improve. Our latest feedback comes from April and May, and was given by […]

Northampton Open Evening Wednesday 2nd July – Save the Date!

Within easy reach of Northampton? Would you like to learn more about non-surgical treatments, or  talk to an expert about a cosmetic surgery procedure that interests you? Are you free on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July? Well, in that case, you must come along to our Open Evening! The get-ready-for-summer themed evening will take place at […]

See Adrian Richards’ talk at the Anti-Ageing Show

On the weekend of 10-11 May, we exhibited for our first-ever time at the Anti-Ageing Show at London Olympia. Lots of the team went along and, while it was quite an exhausting weekend, we really enjoyed meeting all the visitors to our stand. We’re pretty sure we’’ll be back again next year! Our Surgeon and […]

Final verdict on PIP implants published by SCENIHR

On 15 May 2014, the European Commission and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) published their final opinion on the safety of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) silicone breast implants. The report is an update of their earlier Opinion issued in 2012, taking into account new evidence that has become available […]

20,000 patients and counting!

We’re celebrating a huge milestone at Aurora this week, and couldn’t keep it to ourselves. We’re delighted to have just registered our 20,000th patient! We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made contact with us – whether you’ve made an initial enquiry about one of our procedures, or chosen us […]

Our latest Patient Satisfaction Survey – February-March 2014

At Aurora Clinics, we take patient satisfaction seriously. With that in mind, we regularly collect feedback from patients who have undergone surgery with us. Every two months, we collate those results to see what we’re doing right and how we can improve. Our latest feedback comes from February and March, and was given by 26 […]

See us at the Anti-Ageing Show

This year’s Anti-Ageing Health and Beauty Show is happening at London’s Olympia on 10-11 May , and for the first time we’re excited to be exhibiting there. The show is one of the biggest events in the aesthetic industry, attracting 15,000 visitors with an exciting mix of treatment demos, expert advice, new product showcases and celebrity […]

Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies seeking new participants

Working in the medical field, we don’’t embarrass easily – nor do we feel that any issue a person has with their body should be considered embarrassing. However, we do think sharing information that could help people is a great idea. And so it is that we’’ve recently been talking to producers from Channel 4’’s […]

PIP implants – Welsh Government will not reclaim £1.2m removal cost

The Welsh Government have announced they won’’t be reclaiming the £1.2 million cost to the NHS of replacing faulty PIP breast implants fitted by private cosmetic surgery companies. The huge cost was racked up on removing and replacing PIPs between 2012 and 2013, when £819,000 was paid out, and 2013-2014, which saw an additional £422,000 […]

Government’s response to cosmetic industry review “a wasted opportunity”

So, the Government have made their long-awaited response to NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh’s recommendations for the cosmetic industry. And, unfortunately, it’s a bit of a damp squib. Far from being the radical overhaul many were hoping for, it turns out it’s “business as usual” for the cosmetic industry – with not a single […]

Permalip for the perfect pout

Full lips are one of the most admired – and desired – facial features, being a classic signifier of beauty and youth. For that reason, many people born with naturally thin lips, or who find their lips have lost volume over time, can be dissatisfied with their appearance. The popularity of injectable lip fillers is […]

Plastic surgery ‘booming’ in the UK

The BBC has reported on BAAPS’ (the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) latest statistical findings – that reveal the UK’s ardour for plastic surgery is not abating. In fact, the figures reveal something of a boom last year, and this despite the UK still being in the grip of a recession. So what cosmetic […]

South Korean woman’’s new jawline sparks controversy

An un-named South Korean woman’’s new facial silhouette has sparked controversy for its extremity. Believed to be a TV reporter, the ‘after’ photograph of the female shows an extremely reduced jawline with a narrow and pointy heart shape. The before photograph shows what might be perceived as a more ‘normal’ oval/heart-shaped face. While clearly quite […]

South Korean Plastic Surgery clinic under fire for unusual use of spare body parts

A cosmetic surgery clinic in Seoul is currently under investigation for what we consider possibly the most gruesome reception ornament known to man. The clinic, based in Gangnam (yes, that of the famed song’’s name), an upmarket neighbourhood in Seoul, displayed a collection of around 2000 ‘chin shavings’ – fragments of bone that had been […]

PIP implants compensation ruling upheld by French court

An appeal court in France has upheld a ruling giving compensation to around 1,700 women who received PIP breast implants. Judges ruled that the German firm which certified the implants, TUV Rheinland, must pay 3,000 Euros (£2,470) in damages to each of the women. The firm had previously been found jointly liable, along with French implant […]

What Plastic Surgery trends are we likely to see in 2014?

There are certain procedures that will always remain popular and that don’’t see signs of abating any time soon – surgeries such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty (nose job) and tummy tucks. Certain procedures become ‘en vogue’ however, sometimes sticking around for a long time, other times leaving as quickly as they have arrived. So what […]

Holistic Plastic Surgeons spring up in New York

A new medical trend is developing in New York – plastic surgeons who offer ‘holistic’ plastic surgery. The very idea of it may seem a misnomer, and certainly the surgeries themselves are no different to others that aren’’t labelled holistic, but what it’’s actually referring to is the addition of peripheral therapeutic extras. Patients will […]

You’re invited to Aurora’s January Detox Open Evening

Feeling a little deflated now Christmas is over and the next bank holiday feels like a lifetime away (the end of April, but still)? Well, how about kick-starting your new year with a feel-good beauty boost? On Monday 27th January from 6-8pm, Aurora Clinics in Princes Risborough are holding a ‘January Detox’ Open Evening. The event, which is […]

Aurora Clinics ‘Pamper Day’ – videos now online

In October last year, we did something we’ve never done before. And we enjoyed it so much, we’re planning on doing it again… We’re talking, of course, about Aurora Clinics’ inaugural Past Patient Pamper Day! Hopefully the first of many, the pamper day was a great opportunity to catch up with some of the fantastic […]

Teenage girl receives new nose from charity in response to school bullies

A 15-year-old girl from South Carolina in the US undertook a nose job operation (rhinoplasty) funded by a charity whose aims are to ‘’empower children’’ through corrective surgery for birth defects. The young girl, Renata, was taunted at school for being ‘’the girl with the big nose’’. She had been used to being the subject […]

A 33-year-old Justin Bieber fan has spent $100,000 on emulating his idol’s looks

An LA-based songwriter has spent around £60,000 on cosmetic procedures over the last 5 years in order to morph in to Justin Bieber, who is 14 years his junior. Toby Sheldon’’s love affair with cosmetic improvements began prior to his obsession with Bieber, when he began work to reverse his thinning hair, but he has […]

Your Questions Answered by the Surgeons at Aurora Clinics

Breast asymmetry after a mastectomy – what are my options?

Breast Asymmetry Question: I had a mastectomy last year, which has left me with a significant degree of breast asymmetry (I am 57 years old so have one droopy breast and one pert implant). I would really like to regain my symmetrical breasts, and was wondering if corrective surgery to the droopy breast would be […]

Chinese surgeon offers “Eiffel Nose” as job market becomes harder to break in to

We have previously reported on China’’s increasing appetite for plastic surgery as a means to get ahead in the workplace. But one plastic surgeon has increased his efforts to help Chinese graduates by assimilating aesthetic medicine with art. In this case a specific landmark of 19th century architecture: the Eiffel Tower. Plastic surgeon Wang Xuming’s […]

Venezuelan mannequins reflect Plastic Surgery trends

Not that anyone has ever really heralded mannequins as holding up a virtue of the ‘ordinary’ woman, it seems one Venezuelan mannequin manufacturer is creating a design to more closely mirror the shape and look that customers have. Or perhaps rather, what they want. It is not, as in the case of a Swedish store […]

ASPS notes rise in ‘Plastic Surgery tourism’

Americans are increasingly travelling abroad for cosmetic treatments it would seem, due to lower costs for procedures combined with relatively cheap airfares, making plastic surgery abroad a cheaper alternative than staying at home for it. A research paper led by American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) Dr Kevin C. Chung, alongside Lauren E. Franzblau of […]

Vietnam Plastic Surgeon arrested on suspicion of murder

Vietnamese Plastic Surgeon, Dr Nguyen Manh Tuong, age 40, was arrested in Hanoi on October 22 under suspicion of the murder of one of his patients alongside fellow suspect, security guard Dao Quang Khanh. Dr Tuong was employed as a surgeon at Vietnam’’s largest hospital, Bach Mai, in Hanoi however he opened up Cat Tuong […]

Model and teenage wife of US actor Doug Hutchison comes 6th in Celebrity Big Brother

Aspiring model and actress Courtney Stodden was booted out of the Channel 5 reality show on Wednesday night, coming 6th out of 12 celebrity housemates. It was a double eviction and she was soon followed by a pirouetting Louie Spence, choreographer and former star of reality show Pineapple Dance Studios. 19-year-old Courtney was little known […]

Joan Rivers threatens to sue Lindsay Lohan’’s father over Plastic Surgery comments

TV show host and comedian Joan Rivers has engaged in a war of words with Lindsay Lohan’’s father Michael Lohan following comments the acerbic 80-year-old made about the young, troubled actress. He responded to the joke by calling Joan up on her “obsession” with plastic surgery, to which she threatened to sue. Joan had made […]

Millionaire Matchmaker admits Plastic Surgery helped her love life

US reality star and owner of the Millionaire Matchmaker dating agency, Patti Stanger, has told Life & Style magazine that undertaking cosmetic surgery helped her to become more confident about dating as an older woman. Following her split from long-term partner, Andy Friedman, Patti turned to plastic surgery to give her a boost and increase […]

South Korea set to extend taxes for Cosmetic Surgery

Like much of the rest of the world South Korea is facing a rising social welfare bill amidst a difficult economy, due to the global recession. As a result new sources of revenue are being sought by the government and one area that has been ring-fenced is the cosmetic surgery industry. The cosmetic industry has […]

Picking Your Practitioner: Why Experience Matters

Guest blog by Laura Casewell from The Cosmetic Surgery Guide Going under the knife can be a daunting prospect. Whether you’’re fascinated by facelifts or lusting for liposuction, there are so many treatments available in the UK these days it’’s often hard to know what procedure to opt for, let alone who to trust to […]

South Korea’s latest Plastic Surgery trend attracts criticism

South Korea is well known for its love of Plastic Surgery, having as it does the highest rate per capita. Surgeries that enjoy the most popularity include rhinoplasties (nose jobs) and also eyelid surgery – often, it’s believed, to give the eye a more Westernised look by removing hooded lids. The latest craze though now […]

Advertisers block realistic portrayal of women seeking Plastic Surgery

A move by a group of UK plastic surgery clinics to improve the reputation of plastic surgery through more honest advertising is being blocked by magazines. The adverts used images of realistically sized women and were distributed to several online magazines. They featured a selection of photographs with close up images of women sporting problem […]

Angelina Jolie writes sensitive piece on double mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction

Angelie Jolie – global superstar, partner of Brad Pitt and mother to six children, has taken the brave step to make public her decision to undertake a double mastectomy following the discovery that she carries the BRCA1 gene. The gene makes hereditary breast and ovarian cancer significantly more likely, and as her own mother passed […]

New photography book explores the world of Plastic Surgery

British photographer Phillip Toledano has published a book, ‘A New Kind of Beauty’, which explores extreme body modification and questions whether it represents humankind at the precipice of some kind of evolutionary change. His striking photographs show a very modern subject whilst employing traditional elements of classical portraiture; his influences include 16th century realism painter […]

‘Ken doll’ hits UK TV screens revealing he wants yet more Plastic Surgery

‘Real-life Ken’ first came to our attention last year when he became the subject of US reality show Extreme Makeover, where he discussed his 100-plus plastic surgery procedures. Since then Justin Jedlica (his real name) has been making steady media waves and this week hit our own TV screens when he talked to This Morning […]

Heavily surgically modified ‘Cat Man’ found dead in suspected suicide

Denis Avner, who also went by his spiritual moniker of ‘Stalking Cat’, has been found dead in his Nevada home on 5 November. News reports of the death emerged on 13 November when a friend of the 54 year-old intonated on his blog that his death was through personal choice. Avner, who is in the […]

Katie Price in post-op agony after fifth Breast Enlargement

Katie Price, who is no stranger to plastic surgery, flew to Belgium this summer for her fifth breast enlargement operation and suffered complications as a result. The model and reality TV star knew that because of her previous surgeries this one could be complicated. She was also apparently out partying the night before the operation, […]

Sharon Osborne rules out more Plastic Surgery after preventative double mastectomy

Sharon Osborne used her US TV talk show as the platform to inform the public that she has undergone a double mastectomy. Her decision follows the discovery that she carries the BRCA-2 breast cancer gene and also because of a faulty implant. She also revealed that she will have no more cosmetic surgery from now on. […]

The perfect legs? It’s all in the bones

After 12 years of analysing several pairs of attractive legs, a Moroccan plastic surgeon has decided that the secret lies in the straightness of the bones from thigh to ankle. Dr Fahd Benslimane looked at a variety of leg shapes and proportions from those who are deemed to have appealing pins in the Western world. […]

Mummy Makeovers’ fashionable with the Yummy Mummy set

Surgeons are reporting a rise in the number of women who are seeking multiple procedures following childbirth, in a bid to restore their figures to their pre-baby prime. Depending on their individual needs a typical combination may include a breast uplift or breast enlargement, a tummy tuck and liposuction. By having the operations at the […]

Chinese man sues wife for $120,000 for being ‘ugly’

Some take plastic surgery to such extremes that they become almost unrecognisable, and in one such woman’’s case this proved to be doubly costly, as her now ex-husband has successfully sued her for being ‘ugly’ and basing their marriage on lies. The woman, who has remained unnamed, reportedly spent around $100,000 on totally revamping her […]

Questions to ask your Plastic Surgeon before surgery

Prior to receiving any cosmetic surgery you will have a consultation with your surgeon. During this time your requirements and what you are expecting to achieve will be discussed. This is an opportunity for your surgeon to assess your suitability for treatment, however it is also an opportunity for you to have any of your […]

Dita von Teese – another star who won’t rule Plastic Surgery out

Dita von Teese, famed American cabaret performer, has joined the list of celebrities who deny that they have had any surgical treatments performed, yet admit that they would consider going under the knife to preserve their looks. The 40 year-old told how she feels more confident in her body but that if she saw changes […]

Mother and daughter Cosmetic Surgery trend sweeps the US

Clinics in the US are reportedly seeing more and more mothers and daughters coming in for double appointments, as a day out for bonding or otherwise helping to support each other post-op. The trend could be in part down to more well-known mother and daughter cosmetic surgery fans such as Melissa and Joan Rivers. What […]

Susan Sarandon speaks out over her Plastic Surgery

Hollywood royalty Susan Sarandon has revealed to a US magazine that she has had a little bit of work done to her face over the years. The 65 year-old actress, who still retains her good looks and is incredibly youthful-looking for her age, has admitted that she has had some liposuction performed on her neck […]

Chinese province to take first step to protect children from Plastic Surgery?

Plans are afoot to ban plastic surgery on minors without parental consent in the province of Guanghzou, China unless for strictly medical purposes. Medics are apparently pushing for the move as there has been a worrying rise in the number of surgeries being performed on minors – with up to as many as 20% of […]

Plastic Surgery more popular amongst German men

We recently reported on the rise of men seeking plastic surgery in Asia – it looks as if the trend has spread to Europe too as recent figures reveal that the number of men getting surgery has doubled in the last five years. During 2007 male patients accounted for 10% of surgeries, now however that […]

Katie Price in reported outburst over results of her Plastic Surgery

Earlier this month glamour model and mum of three, Katie Price, apparently suffered a meltdown over her appearance in front of strangers in the ladies’ toilets of celebrity hangout, Gilgamesh. She was there attending the 30th birthday party of footballer Jermaine Defoe and supposedly bemoaned the effects of her plastic surgery to other guests. Despite […]

Breast implants and breast screening

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many, if not all, of us will have been affected by this disease in some way, often knowing someone who has suffered from it. There has been speculation over the years that breast implants can help contribute to the risk of breast cancer, however this is an […]

America’s extreme Plastic Surgery fans revealed

American network ABC is due to screen a show based on revealing extreme cases of plastic surgery. The first subjects they introduce include Justin Jedlica, a plastic surgery enthusiast who has spent over $100,000 dollars on achieving his dream body and face, and breast enhancement fan Lacey Wildd. Jedlica’’s first operation was a rhinoplasty (or […]

Projected increase of 9% in Cosmetic Surgery this year

Market analysts Key Note have delivered their forecasts for the plastic surgery industry, with estimates that it will increase in value from last year by 9%, from £711 million to £775 million. This includes both invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. These figures show that the industry continues to grow with a continually increasing demand from […]

South Korea now a Plastic Surgery tourism hotspot for Chinese

During China’’s recent 8-day break for their Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day break, it seemed they upped in large numbers and headed to nearby South Korea to make the most of cheaper plastic surgery prices. It’’s estimated that around 100,000 Chinese went there, spending over £10 million in total, a sizeable chunk of which is […]

Genital surgery gains popularity

Over the last few years plastic surgery has seen the rise of a new trend – vaginal plastic surgery, either to tighten it or reduce the size of the labia due to discomfort it may cause or unhappiness with its appearance. Labia surgery, or labiaplasty, is performed on the inner labia if they are protruding […]

X Factor hopeful Rylan Clark talks Cosmetic Surgery

Last weekend Nicole Scherzinger controversially put Essex model-turned-singer Rylan Clark through to the live shows, despite his vocal ability being arguably less than that of some contestants who didn’’t make it through. Since then he has received criticism but has fought back by keeping up his appearances in the media. These steps have included an […]

Celebrity Plastic Surgery gone wrong

Celebrities are renowned for going under the knife in an effort to maintain their looks and to fight against the signs of ageing, and you can understand why – they work in a visual industry where their success and popularity rests almost solely on the way that they look. Many pull off the odd nip […]

Plastic Surgery becoming popular in Afghanistan

Trends can sometimes be nation and culture-specific and this can be seen with cosmetic surgery, too. The US has arguably had a more deep-rooted fixation with cosmetic treatments for a number of years than in other countries, the result of which is a probable plateau with the numbers who opt to go under the knife. […]

BAAPS outline new ‘Code of Conduct’ for Plastic Surgery advertising

At their annual conference held in London last week BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) revealed that it has submitted a 12 point ‘code of conduct’ to the Committee of Advertising Practices, the agency that is responsible for drafting policies for the Advertising Standards Authority. Their ultimate aim is to ban all advertising […]

Worrying rise of US Plastic Surgery black market

A worrying trend for plastic surgery on the black market is on the rise in the US, and it’’s one that has unfortunately already claimed lives. With an increasing quest for perfection it seems that some people are seeking surgery without the money needed to finance such operations. As a result there has been a […]

Pregnant star Imogen Thomas already thinking about post-birth Plastic Surgery

In an interview with a celebrity magazine this week ex-Big Brother star Imogen Thomas has told of her dismay at her growing baby bump and how she’’ll rush out to have plastic surgery once it arrives. At five months’ pregnant she reveals she has put on a stone in weight so far and that she’’s […]

The ‘Facebook Facelift’

We recently reported on the rise of chin augmentation operations due to the increased use of online communication via Skype and the unflattering effects of the webcam. It seems webcams and Skype are not the only technological advances leading to dissatisfaction with our looks, however, as it seems that Facebook too is now a culprit […]

Tell-tale signs of Plastic Surgery addiction

Many people opt for a single operation or even multiple operations to improve the appearance of their face or body, without becoming addicted to it. They make the decision with a clear, contented state of mind and are realistic about the results and the affect that this will have on their life. And this is […]

The rise in so-called ‘voice-lifts’ in men

As men become the fastest-growing demographic for plastic surgery they appear to have hailed a rise in vocal chord surgery, designed to take the reediness out of an ageing voice and restore it to its original fullness. Like many parts of the body the vocal chords age over time and phonosurgeons, those who work on […]

Gwyneth Paltrow WOULD consider Plastic Surgery

Gwyneth Paltrow’’s skin looks remarkably fresh and crease-free for a woman of her 39 years although she has apparently not yet gone under the knife to achieve this. She has however admitted she would consider doing so as an attempt to preserve her looks, but that she wouldn’’t go too far. Referring to the media’’s […]

Cosmetic surgeon puts chin implants’ rising popularity down to “webcam effect”

A US plastic surgeon has recently published an interesting theory on his website. Dr Deutsch, an Atlanta-based plastic and reconstructive surgeon, says that the growing popularity of chin implant surgery is down to more and more people seeing themselves on webcam – and not liking what they see. The explosion of social media platforms like […]

Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand now a multi-million pound business

We recently blogged about the cosmetic surgery industries of Beirut and China seeing huge booms, and now another country joins the list. Thailand is the latest country to experience a huge rise in the popularity of cosmetic surgery. A recent survey found that the value of the cosmetic surgery industry in Thailand grew from 15 […]

Uproar as “Princess Ariel” gets Breast Enlargement

She’s one of Disney’s most famous and well-loved characters, but a cosmetic surgery clinic in Caracas, Venezuela seems to think that Princess Ariel from the Little Mermaid would benefit from a little cosmetic improvement. In a controversial poster promoting the Clinica Dempere, a smiling redhead mermaid (bearing a striking resemblance to Princess Ariel) is laying […]

China sees boom in Cosmetic Surgery among its students

We previously wrote about Beirut becoming the cosmetic surgery capital of the world. And today, it has been revealed that China is also seeing huge growth in the cosmetic surgery industry. With a record 6.8 million students set to graduate from Chinese universities this summer, competition for jobs is going to be fierce. And this, […]

Beirut now the “Cosmetic Surgery capital of the world”

Los Angeles, California used to be the epicentre of the cosmetic surgery industry. Somewhat unsurprisingly, since it is the home of Hollywood. But now LA has been unseated from its position at the top of the cosmetic surgery tree. Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, has overtaken LA and now sees more plastic surgery performed […]

Cosmetic Surgery industry under review by Department of Health

Following the recent PIP breast implants scandal, the Department of Health has announced it is launching a review into the cosmetic surgery industry. The PIP scandal saw over 40,000 UK women given substandard breast implants made from non-medical grade silicone. Many have since reported chronic pain, inflammation and other symptoms that they attribute to the […]