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Surgery abroad – what are the dangers?

Cosmetic surgery abroad has become more and more popular in recent years, as companies offer tempting offers, promising low cost surgery and a holiday in the sun to boot. So are these offers all they are cracked up to be, or could there be some potential problems lurking beneath the “sun, sea, sand and surgery” […]

Thinking about cosmetic surgery?

Many of us would like to make some changes to ourselves physically – whether it be to turn back the clock or enhance what we’ve got. Cosmetic surgery can help with that, but how do you know whether it’s right for you? Here are some key things to consider before you decide whether to go […]

Why do cosmetic surgery prices vary so much?

This is an interesting question. Many patients who come to see me at my London cosmetic surgery practice are surprised that I charge for consultations, and that my prices for surgery are high, compared to some of the larger cosmetic surgery chains. Cosmetic surgery consultation fees There are a few reasons why individual cosmetic surgeons […]

What happens if my cosmetic surgery procedure goes wrong?

Generally, cosmetic surgery is very safe – particularly if you have chosen your surgeon wisely and ensured that s/he is fully qualified and experienced, with membership of the appropriate professional bodies. However, like any surgery, it does carry some risks – these can be complications of the surgery itself, such as infection and bleeding, anaesthetic […]

Is cosmetic surgery painful?

If you were to undergo any cosmetic surgery procedure without an anaesthetic, then it would of course be very painful! Thankfully, however, anaesthetic techniques are so advanced nowadays that you won’t feel a thing throughout the cosmetic surgery itself. After the cosmetic surgery procedure Although you will be numbed throughout the operation, there will be […]

What does ‘downtime’ really mean?

We often hear people talking about ‘downtime’ when it comes to cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, but what does the phrase really mean, and how does it relate to the recovery period and the time it takes to see results? Downtime When it comes to cosmetic procedures, most people use the phrase ‘downtime’ to refer […]

What do my cosmetic surgeon’s professional qualifications and memberships mean?

Looking for a cosmetic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation, facelift or other cosmetic procedure can be a very confusing and difficult process. Not least confusing is deciphering all the initials after a surgeon’s name and working out which of those are important. Here is a breakdown of my qualifications and accreditations and what they […]

Do I need to like my cosmetic surgeon?

In a word: yes! It is vitally important that you feel comfortable in your cosmetic surgeon’s company. You need to be able to ask your surgeon as many questions about the procedure as are necessary to ensure that you understand everything that the surgery entails, and you also need to be able to state your […]