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Global survey indicates that gynaecomastia is on the rise

Moobs, man boobs, male breasts – whatever they are called, they are certainly not wanted. Requests for a chest reduction procedure to remove these appendages are on the rise in my Leamington cosmetic surgery clinic and a recent survey performed by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show that this is a global trend. […]

Beyond vanity: why a tummy tuck can have medical benefits as well

The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a highly effective cosmetic surgery procedure that can drastically improve the appearance of the abdomen, particularly for men and women who despair of ever being able to tone up their tummies. But, a tummy tuck doesn’t just make you look better – both in and out of clothes – […]

New cosmetic surgery regulations announced: CQC to rate clinics

Since Sir Bruce Keogh carried out a review of the cosmetic surgery industry, published in 2013, that called for a greater need of regulation, various initiatives have been announced. Now, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has declared that, in pursuit of greater transparency, the powers of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be extended to rate […]

How to avoid cosmetic surgery regret

Friends’ actress Courteney Cox was recently quoted across the UK media saying she regretted some of the steps she’d taken to combat the ageing process. Living in the harsh glare of Hollywood, she felt she’d had no choice but to undergo anti-ageing treatments to look more youthful. Non-surgical treatments vs cosmetic surgery Although the press […]

Can you make cosmetic surgery last longer?

Cosmetic surgery is a significant investment of time and money, so patients are often keen to know what return they can expect on their investment, particularly in terms of longevity of results. Make the results of your facelift last longer A facelift can reset the ageing clock – by up to ten years – but […]

GMC urges patients to question their doctors closely before a cosmetic treatment

Following on from guidance issued in April for any doctor carrying out a cosmetic treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical, the General Medical Council (GMC) has now published advice to patients on how they can research their cosmetic provider carefully to ensure a high quality of care. Buyer beware The various organisations that cover medical practitioners […]

Which type of tummy tuck is best for me?

The abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a highly popular procedure to reshape the stomach area. The aim of the abdominoplasty procedure is to create a flatter, firmer, tauter tummy, removing excess skin and fatty tissue, particularly if there is a hanging fold low down. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations and the ageing process can all […]

Can breast implants ever look ‘real’?

Breast augmentation with implants is the UK’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedure and demand does not seem to be flagging. In February, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the UK’s leading plastic surgery association of which I’m a member, announced that breast augmentations were up 12 per cent on the previous year. Demand […]

Rhinoplasty: it’s a balancing act

The Rhinoplasty operation, commonly known as a ‘nose job’, is one of the oldest performed cosmetic surgery procedures and it is popular amongst men and women who may have always been unhappy with the appearance of their nose. The most important consideration when planning a rhinoplasty is balance. Sometimes, there may be an aspect of […]