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The changing face of beauty

The cover story on June’s issue of Time magazine claimed that younger generations expect to tweak and tuck because cosmetic surgery procedures have become the ‘new normal’. Is this just another of the many permutations that cosmetic surgery is going through and, in the future, we’ll actually see a swing towards avoiding the knife altogether? Since […]

The cost of cosmetic surgery

Although cosmetic surgery has become more affordable over the years and is now perceived as a viable option for most people, it is still a heavy investment with most procedures costing thousands rather than hundreds of pounds. Why do I get different quotes for the same cosmetic surgery procedure? Sometimes patients attending my Leamington Spa […]

Which is best for me: liposuction or a tummy tuck?

The appearance of the tummy or abdomen can be a great source of concern for many men and women. They may have lost a great deal of weight or seen a degree of skin laxity appear as they have got older, whilst women may have suffered the adverse effects of multiple pregnancies, with large babies […]

What is the right age for cosmetic surgery?

The media often focus on the increasing demand for cosmetic surgery among the younger age group; the unbearable pressure on teenagers from social media to young women fretting over non-existent lines and wrinkles in the search for perfection. However, in recent years there has also been a rise in older patients seeking surgical intervention and […]

Some of the world's top Cosmetic Surgeons attending the Face, Eyes & Nose Congress here in Coventry

Since my appointment as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in 1986, one of my main, publicly stated, goals was to create and deliver a multi-skilled, internationally recognised Plastic Surgery Unit based in Coventry and Warwickshire. Achieving this has been a long, hard-fought process for myself and my colleagues and included transferring from Nuneaton into the new […]

Advertising and cosmetic surgery

The recent warm weather has got us geared up for the summer silly season when less circumspect cosmetic surgery providers start promising ‘beach ready bodies’ or ‘bikini bodies’ with too-good-to-be-true offers. No other surgical sector would see advertising linking special offers with seasonal events – such as ‘Pucker Up this Valentine’s Day with our Special […]

Careful consideration

Recently I wrote about the new initiative from the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons that was campaigning for improved consumer awareness of cosmetic surgery and its possible implications. Impetus came from a study that highlighted a worrying lack of knowledge before patients make that all-important decision to proceed with a cosmetic surgery […]

Supporting a great initiative

Last week the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) launched what I consider a very important consumer education campaign. The aim is to provide prospective plastic surgery patients with all the necessary information and resources. As a BAPRAS Member, also on the GMC Register for Plastic Surgery (including Cosmetic Surgery), I strongly […]

Better protection for cosmetic surgery patients

The cosmetic surgery industry is growing year on year, yet the lack of protection for patients is of increasing concern for those plastic surgeons that do abide by the highest of standards. This is why I welcome the recent proposals made by the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2013, after the cosmetic surgery industry had […]

Cosmetic surgery figures falling?

Last month, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), of which I am a member, released their 2014 cosmetic surgery figures. Despite a general mood of cautious economic buoyancy nationwide, there was a drop in last year’s numbers compared to the previous year. These figures are only based on the number of procedures performed […]