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The True Cost of a Tan

Although enjoying the sun’s rays and achieving a golden glow can make us feel and look good temporarily, this love affair with the sun is definitely not reciprocated. In my busy Warwickshire Plastic Surgery practice I see a range of patients who have learnt to their cost that tanning can leave them with an array […]

Seeking treatment for skin lumps and bumps from a Plastic Surgeon

On discovering a lump or bump on the face or the body, either in or just under the skin, your first instinct will naturally be to make an appointment with your GP to check that there is nothing serious to worry about. Your GP will be able to assess the problem and, if appropriate, a […]

Common breast augmentation misconceptions

The breast augmentation is the top cosmetic surgery procedure both worldwide and in the UK. Popular with women of all ages who are looking to augment and enhance the size and/or shape of their breasts. In light of this popularity and the amount of information that is available at the click of a button, I […]

Top three tips on how best to prepare for a tummy tuck

The tummy tuck is a much requested cosmetic procedure by both men and women keen to improve the appearance of their abdomen. Although there may be some variations to the procedure in terms of the extent of the area being operated on, generally I make an incision at the base of the abdomen and from […]

Gynaecomastia Case Study

Name: Wayne Age: 27 Occupation: Marine Treatment: Gynaecomastia/Male Breast Reduction What prompted you to have the procedure? I can’t remember exactly when I became aware that my nipples were larger and stuck out more than normal, but I think they were always more noticeable to me than anybody else. I was self-conscious and didn’t like […]

Is there a difference between male and female cosmetic surgery?

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, known as BAAPS, is the UK’s leading plastic surgery organisation. Often, when you’re choosing a plastic surgeon, membership of BAAPS can be a good indication of the experience and level of qualifications possessed by its members, of which I am one. However, for any patient who is considering […]

The Government's Failure to Act

In a past blog post on the PIP scandal, I worried that the Government was failing to act on a potential health time bomb when they advised the many thousands of UK women affected by PIPs that there was no need to remove them unless there was a suspected rupture. Out of the PIP scandal, […]

Cosmetic surgery on the up?

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, of which I am a member, recently released its latest plastic surgery figures. Overall, cosmetic surgery figures were up by 17% in 2013 over the previous year. The perceived wisdom is that when times are hard people opt for a cheap pick me up rather than spending on […]

The dangers of cosmetic surgery tourism

Mr Richard Matthews is a highly experienced Consultant Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. In a series of interview with Cosmetic Surgery Today he discusses the changes he’s witnessed in the cosmetic surgery industry in the UK and abroad in recent years. Recent years have seen an increase in medical tourism, […]