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The cost of cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery procedures are deemed elective, which means that they are not necessary for function, but aim to improve or enhance the aesthetic appearance of the patient. As a result, most cosmetic surgery procedures have to be funded privately by the patient. Even procedures that might be necessary to improve the patient’s quality of life […]

Male breast reduction surgery on the rise

Men are turning to surgery for reduction of overly large ‘breasts’ in almost equal numbers to women as the latest numbers from the US show. The American Society for Plastic Surgeons recently released their 2015 figures and male breast reduction surgery now accounts for 40 per cent of all breast reduction procedures performed last year. […]

New study shows Botox could boost long-term results of dermal fillers

Injectables are the most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedures in the UK, used both for enhancement and the treatment of facial ageing. They can be broadly divided into two types of treatment; wrinkle relaxers derived from botulinum toxin and volumisers, typically based on a form of hyaluronic acid gel. Reading between the lines Not all lines […]

The problem with weight loss surgery

Obesity is a serious concern in the UK and it’s predicted by the Government Office for Science’s Foresight that nine in ten adults will be either overweight or obese by 2050, without some form of intervention. The growing call for a sugar tax by health officials and MPs is a reflection of that need for […]

The silver surfer and cosmetic surgery

New research from The Independent Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) has shone a spotlight on what pensioners are planning to spend their hard-saved cash on. As well as travelling the world and indulging in ‘treats’, the over-55s are informing their pension advisers that they’d like to spend their money on cosmetic surgery ops such as facelifts, […]

Plastic surgeon Mr Richard Matthews addresses latest breast implant scare story

The implications of the PIP implant scandal are still affecting many thousands of women in the UK and now another breast implant scare story has hit the media with the news that Silimed implants have temporarily lost their CE mark, causing their withdrawal both here and around the world. Why have Silimed breast implants been […]

What scarring can I expect after a breast augmentation?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions during a breast augmentation consultation at my Nuffield Warwickshire Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. The breast augmentation operation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK, favoured by younger women who are unhappy with their lack of breast development or older women, who may have seen […]

The Truth About Botox

The term ‘Botox‘ has entered common parlance in recent years, becoming almost a must have for any woman – or man – wanting to stave off the inevitable signs of ageing. So well-accepted is this magic anti-wrinkle bullet that it seems that patients are now seeking it out at a younger and younger age. Probably […]

Royal College of Surgeons weigh into the cosmetic surgery debate

The PIP breast implant scandal that first came to wider public notice in 2012 shone a light on cosmetic surgery and the problem of maintaining standards in a largely unregulated industry. It prompted the Government to order an investigation under Sir Bruce Keogh, the results of which were published in April 2013 in the Review […]