Category: invasive cosmetic surgery

  • What can make your post surgery recovery better or worse

    What can make your post surgery recovery better or worse

    What can make your recovery after surgery better – or worse? Surgeons give their top tips. There are multiple reasons why you might opt to have cosmetic or plastic surgery done – to remove excess skin after weight loss or pregnancy, refresh your face or re-shape your nose. Whatever the reason there are various things…

  • Holly’s notes: Things to consider if you’re having plastic surgery

    Holly’s notes: Things to consider if you’re having plastic surgery

    A veteran of 4 cosmetic surgeries gives her pre-and-post surgery tips so you’ll be prepared. (Editor’s note: Over the years Holly has had a number of surgical procedures. She had a breast augmentation in November 2005 and after loosing a significant amount of weight – 60lb – she was concerned about her loose skin so…

  • How to get rid of scars after surgery

    How to get rid of scars after surgery

    How do you minimise scarring after surgery? Top Plastic Surgeons Dan Marsh and Mo Akhavani share their tips.   There are many effective ways to minimise scars from cosmetic surgery procedures. In this article, we’ve summarised our top tips to minimising post-operative scars, especially those related to breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction surgery scars are…

  • cosmetic surgery statistics 2019

    cosmetic surgery statistics 2019

    Tweak vs tuck: Cosmetic surgery statistics are out. Let’s see what’s trending. More than 28,000 Brits underwent a cosmetic procedure last year according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). Its annual audit shows a slight increase of 0.1% on 2017. Women underwent 92% of all cosmetic procedures that were recorded with the…

  • Survey shows demand for cosmetic procedures rising in UK

    Survey shows demand for cosmetic procedures rising in UK

    Is the UK set to become the home of cosmetic surgery, out-pacing the US? One survey suggests it’s a possibility. Fiona Clark reports. America used to be the home of cosmetic surgery but it seems demand in the UK is set to outstrip the US, according to a survey by the doctor booking website, RealSelf.…

  • The surgery statistics are out, but who’s had what done?

    The surgery statistics are out, but who’s had what done?

    Some 28,000 people went under the knife for cosmetic reasons in 2017 according to official statistics – but what did they have done? The British Association of Aesthetic Plastics Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) has released it’s statistics for 2018 and according to the organisation their is a “surprising, yet undeniably clear-cut trend in aesthetic procedures” including a…

  • what’s trending in cosmetic surgery

    what’s trending in cosmetic surgery

    Wondering what will be trending in 2018 when it comes to cosmetic surgery? See what our surgeons say is in or out.  The official figures on aesthetic surgery trends in 2017 aren’t out yet but our Harley Street SKINtellectuals are here to give you a sneak peak of they think they’ll show and what will…

  • What they don’t tell you about breast surgery

    What they don’t tell you about breast surgery

    Ever wondered what it’s actually like to get your boobs done? One brave soul (who prefers to remain nameless) shares her experience, so you’ll know what to expect. I’ll admit it, having your boobs ‘done’ is something I may have previously sniggered about. It was something that other people did. Or was it? My average…

  • Getting rid of scars: what works

    Getting rid of scars: what works

    From aloe vera to green tea, laser to skin needling, Dr A Bolin takes a look at what really works when it comes to minimising and treating scars. Some see beauty in asymmetry and unique traits such as scars.  Others obsess over symmetry as mainstream fashion norms and social media flood us with daily visuals…

  • Is your derriere letting you down?

    Is your derriere letting you down?

    A curvaceous behind is in high demand as celebrities tout their booty – but what exactly is involved. Dr A Bolin finds out from plastic surgeon Naveen Cavale.   It may not have made it into the top ten list of most performed procedures in the UK but the popularity of a ‘butt lift’ is…

  • Choosing Your Surgeon – How to know who is right for you

    Choosing Your Surgeon – How to know who is right for you

    Did you know, not everyone who calls themselves a surgeon actually is? So how do you know who you can trust to do your surgery? Plastic Surgeon Nora Nugent explains.  Cosmetic surgery has soared in popularity in recent years.  The taboo around having cosmetic surgery has lessened and relatively speaking, it has become more affordable…

  • Ask the surgeon: Breast lifts and implants explained

    Ask the surgeon: Breast lifts and implants explained

    How do you decide between breast implants or a breast lift? Plastic surgeon Nora Nugent explains the differences and why it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. Breast augmentation or enlargement with breast implants is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures both in the UK and worldwide.   It has a very successful result for most women.  I…

  • Great expectations: why penoplasty is a growing phenomenom

    Great expectations: why penoplasty is a growing phenomenom

    When it comes to a manhood makeover it might come as no surprise that penoplasty is, pardon the pun, on the rise. So what’s involved and is it safe? Helen Garston reports. We know penises come in different shapes and sizes but are they so different to make a man go under the knife? The…

  • 2017 cosmetic surgery trends

    2017 cosmetic surgery trends

    Last year curvy celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce inspired a rush for the ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ but what are likely to be the hot ops for 2017? We asked Harley Street plastic surgeon Naveen Cavale for his cosmetic surgery predictions – and men are taking centre stage. “Attitudes are changing to plastic surgery amongst…