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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 […]

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Disaster! My earlobe has split – what can I do to fix it?

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. […]

Do I need Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery? The differences explained

The terms ‘Plastic Surgery’ and ‘Cosmetic Surgery’ are often used interchangeably or cause confusion: many people in the UK think that ‘Plastic Surgery’ is just the American term, when in fact it is a completely different field. When looking into procedures to change the way you look, it is important to get the basic terminology […]

All you need to know about Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nose cosmetic surgery is also known as Rhinoplasty, although there are many who prefer to call it the nose job or nose reshaping. The nose cosmetic surgery procedure is used for altering the size and shape of the nose, which will definitely affect your appearance or change the way you look! Nose cosmetic surgery was […]

All you need to know about Laser Cosmetic Surgery

Laser cosmetic surgery is sometimes referred to as laser resurfacing and is used extensively for treating fine wrinkles that form around the eyes, cheeks and mouth. With the help of laser cosmetic surgery, you will be able to get rid of not only the wrinkles but also improve your overall skin texture. It is used […]

All you need to know about Facial Cosmetic Surgery

As time goes by and years start mounting, your face starts showing the tell-tale signs of ageing in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, drooping skin, and much else. However, with advancements in technology and science, it’’s now possible to remove these ageing signs and have your youthful look back once again, using facial […]

All you need to know about Cosmetic Surgery for the Eyelids

With age comes maturity but it also brings health issues to the forefront. In fact with age, you will find the skin of your body including that around the eyes becoming loose. You will notice some loose skin folds on the upper eyelid and even under the lower eyelid and they can be quite prominent. […]

All you need to know about Cosmetic Surgery for the Eyes

The Basics of Eye Cosmetic Surgery Also known as Blepharoplasty or eyelid reduction, eye cosmetic surgery removes the surplus or loose skin and protruding fat to give you a more younger and better looking appearance. In some eye cosmetic surgery cases, only the skin has to be reduced, while in others both the skin and […]

All you need to know about Abdominoplasty Cosmetic Surgery

Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as ‘tummy tuck’, is a very common procedure for getting rid of sagging skin on the abdomen. Many women opt for tummy tuck to remove the excess skin from their abdominal region and tighten the muscles of that region. However, this surgery tends to leave a permanent scar, though it can […]

All you need to know about Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Do you think nip and tucks are only for women? Think again because there are several options that are popular with men. In fact, here are some statistics to start with: The top cosmetic surgery procedures for men in 2007 include liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, male breast reduction, and facelift. The top non-surgical procedures for […]

Facts about Cosmetic Surgery in London

Often, people tend to confuse cosmetic surgery with plastic surgery. Actually, both these disciplines are distinct and plastic surgery is actually a term that is used for corrective surgical procedures that alter the aesthetics of a person’’s outer appearance. On the other hand, cosmetic surgery is a correctional discipline that improves the features that a […]

All you need to know about Cosmetic Surgery in the UK

The demand for cosmetic surgery has grown in the US, the UK and the rest of the world over the last few years. And this trend has been fuelled mostly by the stars and the celebrities of the world. The cosmetic surgery market in the UK has grown at a rapid pace in the past […]

All you need to know about Cosmetic Surgery for the Face

People are increasingly becoming aware of the important role of appearances in the world. And, because everyone wants to look his/her best, even when they start ageing, cosmetic surgery seems like the best solution to their problems. The facial skin is the most exposed as well as most sensitive part of the body. The face […]

How to choose a Plastic Surgeon

For many people choosing the right Plastic Surgeon to see for a consultation can be a difficult task. Below is Mr Richards’’ 10 point guide to help you choose the most appropriate surgeon for you. Have any of your friends, family or colleagues any experience of a Plastic Surgeon? Personal recommendation is often the best […]

Reactions after injections into the arm are rare but can occur

In some cases, you can see the outline of the veins on the arm after injections. We recently saw one such case in a lady who had a small injection of morphine for pain relief during an operation. Although it can look alarming, it generally disappears 24-48 hours following surgery and does not cause any […]

Five things to expect your surgeon to discuss or show you at your consultation

It is very important that you feel comfortable with your surgeon at your consultation, and that they discuss clearly with you the nature of the operation, likely result, recovery period and possible complications following surgery. The following five aspects should be fully covered during your consultation: 1. The surgeon should listen carefully to you to […]