Category: Body

Aurora Clinics: Photo before Tummy Tucks Surgery

Full or mini tummy tuck? Take the Pinch test to find out which is best for you

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Tummy Tuck procedures click here Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. […]

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What questions should you be asking when visiting other clinics?

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on our range of procedures click here When researching a surgical procedure you are considering it is important to be […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo of Body Lift Surgery

What are your options when it comes to sagging skin?

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in reports and news items both on screen and in tabloids about the increase in the UK’s obesity levels. Public Health England estimates that two thirds of adults and a quarter of children between the ages of two and ten are overweight or obese.  They […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo of Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)

Your A-Z Guide to Tummy Tuck Surgery

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Tummy Tuck procedures click here Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. […]

Aurora Clinics: Video: Tummy tuck vs liposuction

Tummy tuck vs Liposuction – Which is best for me?

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Tummy Tuck procedures click here   Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. […]

Aurora Clinics: Marie's story

7 Top Tips for a Smooth Tummy Tuck Recovery

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Tummy Tuck procedures click here Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. […]

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: Photo showing earlobe repair surgery

Earlobe Repair Surgery – some Frequently Asked Questions

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Earlobe repair procedures click here Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. […]

Aurora Clinics: Cosmetic surgery 'mummy makeover' gaining popularity

Mummy Makeover – what’s involved, and is it right for you?

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Tummy Tuck procedures click here or for Breast Augmentation procedures click here or for Liposuction procedures click here Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards […]

FREE live Webinar with Surgeon Adrian Richards

Do you have a burning question about cosmetic surgery you’’d like answered? Perhaps there’’s a new treatment or an industry issue you’’d like to know more about? Now’’s your chance. Next Wednesday 2nd April at 1pm, we’’ll be hosting our first-ever live webinar chat with Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards. The online event is completely free […]

Adrian Richards talks sweat – yes, really – on BBC Three Counties Radio

This Wednesday morning, our own Adrian Richards appeared on BBC Three Counties Radio to discuss a sticky subject. In a week in which fashion designer Vivienne Westwood announced she rarely showers (in her own inimitable words, “I just wash my bits and rush out”), he was invited on to the Jonathan Vernon-Smith show to talk about […]

Keloid scars – what treatment options do I have?

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information and costs on Keloid Scar procedures click here Our clinics are located in Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, London Harley Street, Leeds, Manchester and Northampton. Scarring Question: Hi there, I saw your video on YouTube […]

Can breastfeeding cause inverted nipples? And would the Niplette work for me?

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Inverted Nipple procedures click here Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. […]

New Plastic Surgery trend tackles ‘toe-besity’

It would seem that we are no longer content merely to slim down noticeable parts of the body but are now seeking reductions in more obscure parts of the body, too. Podiatrist and cosmetic foot surgeon, Dr Oliver Zong, appeared on America’’s Doctor’s TV.am show to discuss the latest trend amongst his patients – slimming […]

Grandmother spends £20K on Cosmetic Surgery to attract younger men

A 60-year-old grandmother of four has revealed her dedication to Plastic Surgery, all in the pursuit of bagging a younger man. Youthful-looking and attractive Patricia Moss owes some of her looks to the surgeon’’s knife as she has undertaken several procedures including a boob job, liposuction, cheek implants, Botox and a tummy tuck. Having already […]

US TV star sued by Plastic Surgeon over Body Lift surgery

An American reality TV star is being sued by her plastic surgeon for making untrue claims about complications following her surgery with him, and for not paying her medical bill. Star of the show ‘Mob Wives’, 43-year-old Renne Graziano, claimed that she almost died following her full body lift, after losing 6 pints of blood […]

Amanda Bynes in marriage and more surgery proclamations on Twitter

American actor Amanda Bynes has once again hit the headlines for discussing plastic surgery via her Twitter feed. Also disclosing apparent upcoming nuptials, earlier this week the star tweeted: “ “I Need To Have Surgery To Look Beautiful For The Man I’m In Love With So I Feel Comfortable With The Way I Look When […]

Patient Co-ordinator opportunity at Aurora

Do you have good general office experience? Are you interested in the aesthetic industry? Aurora Clinics are now seeking a full-time customer facing Patient Co-ordinator to work within our well established and popular private cosmetic group. This is a key administration role joining a small, close-knit team at our Aurora Clinics in Northampton. About you Our […]

New Patient Co-ordinator opportunity at Aurora Clinics

Are you an experienced administrator looking for a new challenge? Do you have an interest in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery? About the Role We are now seeking a dynamic, customer-facing Patient Co-ordinator to join the team at Aurora Clinics in Princes Risborough, a well-established and popular private cosmetic group with clinics across the UK. This is a […]

Cosmetic Surgery predictions for 2013

Both here in the UK and globally, various surveys have uncovered what’s hot and what’’s not in the land of Cosmetic Surgery – with figures out from top procedures to the total number of operations through to the amount of money spent, for both 2012 and 2011. A new study by French-based IMCAS, a forum […]

US Plastic Surgeon in copyright infringement lawsuit

American Plastic Surgeon, Dr Anthony Youn, who is a regular on TV shows and in magazines, has come under fire for a supposed copyright violation against photo agency National Photo Group. The celebrity surgeon, who has appeared on reality TV show Dr 90120, used a shot of Cyndi Lauper with the caption – ‘Cyndi Lauper […]

‘Ken’’ and ‘’Barbie’’ in slanging match

Two of the world’’s most altered individuals have clashed in a war of words over the other’’s appearance. Ukranian model and ‘real-life Barbie doll’ Valeria Lukyanova has responded to barbed comments made last year by American Justin Jedlica, who is often referred to as a human Ken doll. The model, who sports a minute waist, […]

RCS calls for realistic approach to Plastic Surgery results

The Royal College of Surgeons has produced new guidelines for the cosmetic surgery industry, which they hope will be made compulsory legally. Amongst their proposed rules will be tighter regulation on what surgeons may claim prior to surgery taking place, with only objective and quantifiable results being discussed. They want to ban the use of […]

Facelift surgeries on the rise whilst Breast Enlargements dip

BAAPS have produced their yearly review on the volumes of surgeries being performed by their 230 registered surgeons in the UK each year. For the first time the number of surgeries performed looks to have reached a plateau, with a growth of 0.2% overall. Whilst breast enlargement surgeries remained the most popular procedure the number […]

North Korea retaliates to Kim Jong-un Plastic Surgery rumours

North Korean officials have publicly denounced “sordid” rumours that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has undergone plastic surgery procedures in order to emulate his grandfather and first leader of the country, Kim Il-Sung. In a statement from press agency Korean Central News Agency, the reports in the media throughout China and South Korea have been dismissed […]

David Walliams in Plastic Surgery jibe at fellow BGT judge Simon Cowell

The pair, who are friends in real life but enjoy heated banter on Britain’’s Got Talent, are regularly seen serving catty comments to each other whilst on the panel. This week funnyman Walliams had a dig at Cowell’’s purported plastic surgery procedures, by quizzing him: “ “How old are you? You’’ve had a lot of […]

Struck off Plastic Surgeon in new claim

A Plastic Surgeon who was struck off the medical register last year is at the centre of a new claim. The Italian surgeon was operating in Dublin at the time and using PIP implants for his breast augmentation procedures. As a result, a number of women complained of complications. He was found guilty of negligence with […]

Global Plastic Surgery trends reported

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which is the largest worldwide organisation of its kind, has released its findings in to the most popular surgeries and treatments throughout the world. They invited 20,000 registered plastic surgeons from countries all over the world to participate in the survey, entitled Global Study of Aesthetic/Cosmetic Surgery Procedures […]

More reason to envy Jennifer Lopez!

Jennifer’ Lopez’’s complexion is as delectable as it was when she first graced television screens in the 1990s. So this, combined with the fact that she works in Hollywood, an industry where nips and tucks are commonplace, means it may come as a surprise to hear that she has not undertaken any surgery, or even […]

Nicky Minaj in photo evidence of buttock implants?

American singer Nicky Minaj is as famous for her outrageous style as her hip hop lyrics, including her very curvaceous behind. It’’s so prominent, on her otherwise slim physique, that it has led to commentators speculating that she has had some medical assistance in that department. Photos revealed by gossip website TMZ.com reveal Minaj dancing […]

Has Crocodile Dundee’’s wife followed his Plastic Surgery path?

Crocodile Dundee couple Paul Hogan, 73, and Linda Kozlowski, 54, appeared at the recent G’’day USA event in America and prompted speculation that Kozlowski has undergone plastic surgery. She appeared to look facially different from when they were last seen in the public eye. The actress, age 54, met Hogan on the set of Crocodile […]

Key decisions when considering Breast Enlargement

If you are considering getting breast implants it’’s likely that your primary reason for doing so is to increase your cup size. However, size is not the only thing to consider and there are other decisions to make when it comes to choosing the right implant for you. Implant type The most commonly used implant […]

Mother spent £20,000 on Plastic Surgery for her two teenage girls

A South London mother supposedly spent up to £20,000 on surgery and flights to her native Colombia in order to give her two daughters plastic surgery as presents. Now aged 23 and 21 the two girls, Jennifer and Karen, both had breast implants, buttock fillers and liposuction, with other treatments such as rhinoplasty and teeth […]

Woman attempts to smuggle cocaine-filled breast implants in to Spain

A 20-year-old Panamanian female was caught and arrested last month for flying in to Barcelona’’s Prat International airport with breast implants containing 1.4kg of cocaine, with a street value of £50,000. Travelling from Colombia, the young woman was searched and a gauze wrapped around her chest aroused suspicion. She claimed the bandage was for a […]

Celebrity Big Brother’’s Heidi Montag regrets her honesty over Plastic Surgery

Heidi, along with husband Spencer Pratt, has travelled from the States to grace UK screens on Channel 5’s reality show. More often seen on US show The Hills, the couple have made a career from reality TV. Heidi became much more famous worldwide however when she revealed the extent of the plastic surgery procedures she […]

Britney Spears plans alleged $150,000 Plastic Surgery overhaul

Britney, who spent a lot of 2012 on TV as a judge on US X Factor, is reportedly unhappy with the way she looks. To rectify that the pop star is supposedly planning a radical face and body makeover which will include extreme dieting and exercising, as well as plastic surgery, according to US tabloid […]

Sculptor to create memorial for pioneering Plastic Surgeon who treated his father

Renowned sculptor, Martin Jennings, was approached by The Blond McIndoe Research Foundation to create a statue of Sir Archibald McIndoe, a pioneering plastic surgeon who operated on WWII burn victims. McIndoe worked from what was originally a small cottage hospital on the outskirts of East Grinstead, West Sussex. At the outbreak of war however the […]

Non-surgical treatments help ex-Olympic swimmer Sharron Davis preserve her looks

Olympic swimming champion Sharron Davis has opened up about the treatments she has that help her to look young. The 50-year-old receives Botox injections every six weeks and also has facial fillers. These help to plump out the skin and make it appear more youthful. The athlete is no stranger to cosmetic procedures as she […]

Liverpool most likely to spend lottery win on Plastic Surgery

The Euromillions has conducted research in to what Brits would be most likely to spend their money on if they won the jackpot. They found a whopping 1 in 4 from Liverpool would opt to spend their winnings on plastic surgery as their priority. The average for the whole of the UK was 1 in […]

Keogh review posts interim report on Cosmetic Surgery industry

Following the PIP implant scandal last year, the then Health Secretary launched the Keogh review in August 2012, which promised to look in to standards and regulations for the cosmetic surgery industry. Named after its lead, NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, the interim report for the review was released on 31 December and includes […]

Operations on bunions new US trend

The Huffington Post, a popular US news site, has reported on the rise in bunionplasty – cosmetic surgery on the feet to remove unsightly bunions. Apparently 40,000 of these operations are currently performed in the States each year. The operation works to remove the bunions, which are misshapen bone growth on the foot, by operating […]

Has Kelly Rowland had some cosmetic help with her curves?

Kelly Rowland performed at the VH1 Divas ceremony in LA at the weekend, wearing a skin-tight catsuit which prompted speculation that she may have hd surgery to increase the size of her behind. Compared to other photographs of the singer it would appear, in certain shots, that her buttocks are more plumped than they have […]

Apparently all New Zealand women want for Christmas is… Cosmetic Surgery

A recent survey showed that Kiwi women are in favour of receiving plastic surgery procedures as Christmas presents – as many as 1 in 10 want it as a gift from their other halves this year. What this highlights is an increasing global trend over attitudes to plastic surgery – that it’’s becoming more mainstream […]

Cher touches down in LA airport sporting possible fresh Plastic Surgery

Cher, 64 was photographed at LAX airport recently wearing heavy black clothes, wig, hat and sunglasses. Whether a result of the heat or possible new cosmetic work on her face she cut a rather waxy figure, and has been likened to other plastic surgery fan, Michael Jackson. Unlike many Hollywood celebrities Cher is not reticent […]

Bizarre Plastic Surgery mimicry from around the world

Discovering the Filipino man who spent much of his adult life and finances re-stylising himself in the look and shape of Superman got us wondering what other wacky plastic surgery emulations have happened around the globe. So, with a little research we have come up with some of the best…… 1. Queen Nefertiti A 49-year-old […]

Michelle Heaton has double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer

Ex-Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton recently told TV’’s Lorraine Kelly of her decision to have a double mastectomy following her discovery that she carries the BRCA-2 gene, also known as the ‘breast cancer’ gene. Her diagnosis was that she was at an 80% increased risk of breast cancer and a 45% increased risk of ovarian […]

Dubai doctor reveals Liposuction as most popular procedure, with 17% of patients from the UK

Dr Luiz Toledo has revealed statistics on the shape of plastic surgery culture in Dubai, which is surprisingly different from our own. Despite that, many UK citizens still fly there for operations. The most common surgery is liposuction for fat removal, whereas here the most common surgery requests are for breast augmentation procedures. By contrast, […]

The rise in teenage Plastic Surgery – what do parents think?

A UK plastic surgery clinic has carried out research into the attitudes of parents when it comes to plastic surgery for their children. 2000 parents were questioned in the survey, which wanted to explore how parents felt about their under 18s and surgery – whether they would allow it or not and why there has […]

New research reveals attitudes to Cosmetic Surgery

Research carried out by beauty company Fabriah has revealed that almost half of UK women would consider plastic surgery if cost was not an issue, with the under 30s the most likely to consider it. 44% of females asked in the survey admitted that they would have surgery if it didn’’t cost anything, with others claiming […]

Botched buttock implants video sweeps internet

Rarely will a day go by without some amusing internet clip or other going viral, transcending national and cultural boundaries and offering something to while away the time in an over-lit, over or under-heated office whilst also giving the cute kittens of the internet a temporary break. Last week it was a not-for-the-squeamish clip of […]

Jane Fonda extols the virtues of subtle Facelift surgery

Jane Fonda, 75, has had a long and successful Hollywood movie and fitness career and she attributes this at least in part to the subtle yet effective plastic surgery that she has had over the years. Her aim when getting a facelift was to leave some wrinkles and character in her face so that the […]

Facelifts are effective for at least five years, says leading Plastic Surgeon

An eminent Plastic Surgeon has undertaken extensive research to discover exactly how long a facelift lasts and is confident that the age-reversing effects last for a minimum of five years in most cases. Dr Barry Jones, who was once the President of The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and now works at Great Ormond […]

Plastic Surgery abroad – does it really cost less?

For some, plastic surgery is desirable but out of financial reach, and as a result some people seeking surgery look for cheaper alternatives outside the UK. But is getting surgery abroad on the cheap the best way, and does it really save money? Destinations such as Slovakia, Poland, Belgium and the Ukraine are popular hotspots as […]

PIP implants boss released from French prison

The PIP breast implants saga continues as ex-PIP boss, Jean-Claude Mas was released from a French prison at the end of last month. The 73-year-old businessman had been held in custody for the previous 8 months but is now out of prison and under “judicial supervision”. His movements will be monitored and restricted until the trial […]

Are Plastic Surgeons really doctors of the mind as well?

On the surface, the role of the Plastic Surgeon is merely about, well, the surface. But are they responsible for going deeper than that, to help fix what is within? Or should they not have to bear the burden of that responsibility? One of the original doctors involved in modern, aesthetic plastic surgery has spoken […]

Dubai hosts a world first – a live Plastic Surgery workshop

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in Dubai has made plastic surgery history by performing the first ever live cosmetic surgeries. The surgery firsts formed part of the Middle East’’s fifth International Congress in Aesthetic, Anti-Aging Medicine and Medical SPA (ICAAM 2012) held on 24 and 25 November, with surgeons from France, the US, Lebanon, Ecuador, […]

Male Breast Reduction surgery on the rise

American plastic surgeons are reportedly offering an increasing number of male breast reduction operations to help eliminate gynecomastia in males. Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breasts, or, as they are often coined in the press, ‘man boobs’. It’’s unclear if this is a result of a surge in the number of those suffering […]

Are teenage girls really getting ‘designer vaginas’ on the NHS?

The University College Hospital in London has published details of a research project in the British Medical Journal which highlights an unexpectedly high number of cases of labiaplasty on girls as young as 14 and below. They reveal that there have been 343 cases performed under the NHS in the last 6 years. The research, […]

Is there a ‘right’ time to get Liposuction?

An American plastic surgeon has posited an interesting theory which may help prospective liposuction patients to decide when the right time to seek the treatment is. He believes that the colder months of autumn and winter make for the optimal time for surgery. What Dr Mark Deutsch, who operates out of the southern city of […]

Graham Norton backtracks on Eye Bag Surgery plans

Irish comedy star and TV host Graham Norton has decided not to go ahead with his planned eye bag removal surgery. The 49 year-old entertainer had made several attempts to get his under-eye bags corrected however multiple missed appointments has led him to suspect that perhaps the surgery is not to be and that he […]

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. […]

Frankie Sandford had Breast Enlargement?

The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford has sparked speculation over possible breast enlargement surgery, as latest bikini shots of the star reveal a fuller breast than she has sported previously. Photographs of the pop star, aged 23, were taken as she was filming in Los Angeles for the girl band’’s new reality TV show and they […]

Plastic Surgery – a brief history

Although it has not become common for the majority, the rising popularity of plastic surgery has nonetheless seen it come from the preserve of a very few to the norm for a significant minority. Here we plot its history… Origins Plastic surgery can be dated as far back as 800BC in India, where the first rhinoplasty […]

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 […]

Popular Cosmetic Surgery for men in India? It’s all about implants…

It used to be that a muscular chest and calves only came after putting in many punishing hours of hard work in the gym. But now many men in India are taking the surgical short-cut to the body of their dreams. Silicone implants are gaining popularity with Indian men who want the “ripped” look without […]

Would a Hollywood Mini Facelift be right for me?

Mini Facelift question: Hi, after losing some weight I have been left with heavy wrinkles on the cheeks and brow, under my eyes, etc. My cheeks are my first concern to tackle, since they have very deep hollow wrinkles. To address the cheeks, would a Hollywood lift work for me? I am keen to avoid […]

Aurora Clinics wants YOU!

Aurora Clinics are now seeking a great candidate to come and be our permanent full-time video and photo supremo. The role will be based at our Head Office in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. We’re seeking someone who is media-mad and passionate about all things audio-visual. An interest in cosmetic surgery would be a bonus too! Responsibilities […]

Would you recommend Bio-Oil for scarring?

Scarring Question: I just wanted to ask a question about Bio-Oil. I have some scarring on my hand from two finger operations about six months ago. Is it best to just use any moisture cream to massage the scar tissue or does Bio-Oil actually really work to change the colour and flatten the scars? Thanks […]

NHS to remove PIP implants of 750 women

Almost 750 women are to have their PIP breast implants removed by the NHS. Department of Health figures just released show that 490 women who originally received PIP implants at private clinics have either had them removed or will be getting them removed by the NHS, along with another 257 who had their implants on […]

More men having Cosmetic Surgery than ever

According to the latest figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of men undergoing cosmetic surgery has leapt by 121% since 1997. Though there’s still a way to go before they catch up with women, it seems more and more men are electing to fix the things they don’t like […]

Minor Cosmetic Surgery at Aurora Clinics – a new way to pay

Making the decision to go ahead with cosmetic surgery can be a big step – even if it’s for a relatively minor procedure like mole removal or earlobe repair. So once you’ve taken the plunge and made up your mind, it can be frustrating having to wait until you have the necessary funds. To help […]

PIP Implants Removal and Replacement (VIDEO)

We’ve just uploaded a brand new treatment video to the breast implant removal and replacement section of the website. In this latest video, you’ll see Mr Richards talk us through removing and replacing a set of ruptured PIP breast implants. This lady originally received her implants at another clinic in 2003, and an ultrasound taken […]

Permalip for a perfect pout

If you’ve ever sighed over photographs of Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie et al, cursing Mother Nature for being less than generous when it came to your lips, you’re not alone. But there’s good news. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life with less-than-luscious lips. Permalip implants can give you a pout to be […]

Cupcakes – quite literally…

There’s nothing quite like the sight of a delicious cake to put a smile on your face on a gloomy Wednesday morning – so when the Aurora team came into work to see this cheeky set of cupcakes it made our day! The fabulous cakes were bought for surgeon Mr Adrian Richards and the team […]

PIP implants – don’t suffer in silence

Last week newspapers reported on the tragic story of a 24 year-old mum, Paige Goldup, who is suspected to have taken her own life because of fears about her PIP breast implants. Though she was due to have her implants replaced, Paige spoke on Twitter of her worries that they may rupture. Shortly afterwards, relatives […]

The Top 2 Cosmetic Surgery procedures for Mums

Are You a Mum Considering Cosmetic Surgery? Many people mistakenly believe that mums don’t or shouldn’t consider cosmetic surgery because of their busy lives with their children. In fact, at Aurora Clinics we have found this not to be the case. We actually treat a lot of mums with children of varying ages. Why Do […]

“Bottoming Out” after Breast Enlargement Surgery – Help!

Breast Enlargement Question: I had breast enlargement surgery in July of this year under the impression that I was having implants inserted under the muscle as I was quite bony on my upper chest. The surgeon didn’t inform me that problems could occur or point out that in some cases this procedure should not even […]

Will Breast Reconstruction surgery correct my domed areolas?

Question: Could you tell me how I can correct domed areolas and advise on how much this will cost? Answer: This type of surgery reduces the amount of tissue that lies underneath the nipple, to reduce the dome. We think it would be worthwhile seeing an Aurora surgeon who specialises in this treatment. In London, […]

BAAPS Statistics 2011: Cosmetic Surgery Trends at Aurora Clinics and Beyond

The annual BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) cosmetic surgery statistics got a little lost this year amidst the PIP Implants media frenzy. Nonetheless, they make for interesting reading so we thought you might like a summary of the findings and how they relate to us here at Aurora Clinics. UK Cosmetic Surgery Last […]

Can implants be removed and replaced in one surgery?

Question: I had breast enlargement surgery 10 years ago but my right breast has deflated. I sought the advice of a surgeon who told me that I need to have the implant removed so as the area can heal. He told me that a new one can only be fitted when this procedure has been […]

Is your man a bit of a Pudding this Christmas?

Did you know that almost a quarter of all men are Christmas Puddings? Funny as that may sound, recent research by clothes retailer High and Mighty showed that nearly quarter of all men are carrying excess weight. These men have been branded ‘Christmas Puddings’ in High and Mighty’s very festive guide to Male Body Shapes. Just […]

The Seriously Slimming Liposuction Dress! (ASO Kate Winslet)

Liposuction or Tummy Tuck Effects…From a Dress? Imagine a dress that took inches off you; gave you a svelte figure and teeny wasp waist, all without the aid of a corset. A dress that made it look like you’d had amazing expert liposuction or tummy tuck surgery! Well, keep breathing…that dress really exists and it […]

Are you experienced with Nipple Reduction surgery?

Question: I have nipples which protrude more than I am comfortable with. Furthermore they are very sensitive to the touch. I absolutely hate them as they are affecting my life. As a result, I want surgery to reduce their length. I know that this procedure is possible as I have carried out significant research on […]

How quickly can you remove my skin lesion?

Question: After watching your surgeons remove a skin lesion on YouTube, I have decided that I would to go ahead with treatment. Just one problem, I would really like to be treated before the 19th September. Could I have surgery on the same day as my consultation? I understand that I have left it quite […]

How can I correct a depression in my chest?

Question: As a teenager I had a lump removed the left side of my chest. This left a deformity in the result of a concave dip running from behind my left nipple towards my armpit. I am now 38 years of age and was wondering if there is a procedure to improve this area? Answer: […]

Is it possible to reduce the size of a large forehead?

Question: I have a rather large forehead and was wondering if there is anything that can be done to reduce the size. If so, how much is this likely to cost? Answer: Thank you very much for your enquiry. It is possible to reduce the size of your forehead. This is normally carried out with […]

UK celebs’ Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League hits the media: Aurora Clinics examine the facts

The media last week was full of news about celebs taking a stance against Cosmetic Surgery. Kate Winslet in particular was cited in various high-profile UK publications (including The Telegraph and Marie Claire) as being against interfering with natural beauty – to such an extreme that she is forming what Marie Claire lauded an  “Anti-Cosmetic […]

What is the best age for Breast Uplift surgery?

What is the best age to consider breast uplift surgery? Women consider breast uplift surgery at various ages of their lives for the following general reasons: Under the age of 25: Women under the age of 25 do have breast uplift procedures and this is normally prior to having children. This is normally due to […]

Can surgery reduce the appearance of a keloid scar?

Question: My 17 year-old daughter has a keloid scar which extends from her buttocks to the top of her leg. As you can appreciate, she is very aware of this and would like to know if surgery would help reduce this ugly scar which is the result of a childhood accident where she was cut […]

Is there any treatment to remove scars which have resulted from folliculitis?

Question: I have been diagnosed with folliculitis which has left scarring on both of my calves. Is there any treatment for this as it is making me quite depressed. I also have keloid scarring which has resulted from mole removal surgery. I am 36, white and female. I look forward to your reply. Answer: Thank […]

Will Nipple Reduction lift my bust?

Question: Could you tell me if nipple reduction will give my bust a slight lift and is there any risk of the skin puckering with this type of surgery? I work in an office and was wondering how long I would need to rest before going back to work. Finally, could you give me an […]

Can Mole Removal cause pitted skin?

Question: Two years ago, I had a mole biopsied which resulted in the lesion being completely removed. This left a hole on my shoulder and there was no further intervention from the doctor. After a short spate of time, the area turned into a hypertrophic scar which looks like a hard, raised bump equivalent to […]

Can you provide some post-operative advice with regard to Thigh Lift surgery?

Question: Since having thigh lift surgery within the past month, I have encountered nothing but problems. The incision site does not seem to be healing and is oozing a pus-like fluid. Plus, I find it difficult to walk properly as it feels as though the skin near my vaginal area is pulling which is very […]

Do you perform body implants?

Question: Could you tell me if you perform body implants such as biceps and triceps? I have browsed your website but cannot see these procedures offered. Answer: Thank you very much for your enquiry. Unfortunately, we do not perform body implants such as biceps. This type of surgery is hard to find in the United […]

Will massage help to heal my hypertrophic scars?

Question: I have hypertrophic scars on my chest which have recently been injected with steroids. I am pleased to say that most of them have flattened and look much better but a week ago, I noticed that another scar has formed on my neck. It feels very much like a blister and appears to have […]

Can Ear Correction rectify my 20mm flesh tunnels?

Question: I created 20mm flesh tunnels in both of my earlobes which were appropriate for me at the time but I would now like to have them corrected. Could you give me an approximate guide as to how much this is likely to cost? I ask because I would very much like to start saving […]

VASER Liposuction vs Traditional Liposuction

VASER Versus Traditional Liposuction Recently there have been many advances in liposuction surgery which offer significant advantages over the traditional liposuction techniques. Liposuction was first invented in France and in its early stages used wide bore suction cannulas and no infiltration of the tissue prior to liposuction. The fluid that is infiltrated into the area […]