While the majority of patients who undergo cosmetic surgery may admire a facial or body feature on their favourite celebrity, some hope, through numerous procedures, to look identical to their idol. But is it possible to look exactly like somebody else?

Understanding the limitations of cosmetic surgery

The results you can experience through cosmetic surgery are fantastic. However, there are important limitations you need to be aware of and ensure that your cosmetic surgery expectations are realistic.

Each of us has our own unique bone structure. This means our features vary significantly. So, unless you have a very similar bone structure to your favourite celebrity, it’s going to be very difficult, and often impossible, to look exactly like them.

Unlike many facial surgery procedures which aim to tackle ageing changes, a rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to alter or enhance the nose, often after many years of dissatisfaction with its appearance. As a result, London cosmetic surgeon Mr Paul Tulley finds rhinoplasty patients the most likely to request a certain look. Although it is sometimes possible to give patients a sculpted tip or more defined bridge like their favourite star, it’s essential to realise that a nose must be in balance with the other facial features to produce the most harmonious and aesthetic result.

Even if you’re simply hoping to match your favourite idol’s breasts for example – they may not look right on you. Your frame and size will very much affect how the results turn out. This is why it is often advised against taking a photo of your favourite celebrity to your plastic surgeon and asking for the exact same features. Yes, they look fantastic. But that doesn’t mean you will.

What can it achieve?

If you are lucky enough to have some of the same bone structure, size and shape as your celebrity idol, it is possible to mimic some of their features. So, you may be able to alter your nose to look more like theirs, or your chin for example.

However, London plastic surgeon Mr Paul Tulley focuses on achieving your best look. Taking inspiration from celebrities is perfectly fine, but hoping to look exactly like them is unrealistic.

During your consultation, Mr Tulley can advise you on which procedures will help you to achieve the best aesthetic results. He can also show you how you could possibly look and ensure you have realistic cosmetic surgery expectations. And, beware any surgeon that tells you it’s possible to look exactly like somebody else.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has recently released data which shows the number of people undergoing cosmetic procedures is fast-growing.

For the second year running, breast augmentation topped the most popular procedure list. However, it’s facial surgery and fat transfer procedures which are really on the rise. It’s thought social media is to blame for the increased popularity of minimally invasive and facial surgical procedures.

Why social media is influencing cosmetic procedures

The data released showed that the top 3rd, 4th and 5th most popular procedures were linked to the face. Eyelid surgery and nose reshaping increased in popularity by 2%, while facelifts rose by 4%.

The rise of these face procedures is actually pretty significant. It’s the first time they’ve made it onto the list of most popular procedures in years. This is likely linked to social media, where the ‘selfie’ plays a dominant role.

People want to look their best and selfies are renowned for highlighting even minor imperfections. So, the fact it’s so easy to undergo minimally invasive procedures and suffer very little downtime, has helped make it easier for patients to eliminate their imperfections.

Fat transfer procedures are proving particularly popular

One of the most significant changes in the world of cosmetic surgery is the increasing popularity of fat transfer procedures. Fat transfer has been performed for many years, but technical improvements in all the stages of the process – removal of fat, separation of the adipose fat cells and grafting into the new area – means better, more predictable results. Many patients are choosing it over traditional dermal fillers as fat transfer can deliver more natural-looking, longer-lasting results.

In 2016, the number of fat injections performed rose by 13%, while buttock fat grafts rose by 26%. The biggest rise however, was fat-injection breast augmentation. This type of procedure rose by a staggering 72% in just one year.

So, what’s pushing more people to opt for fat infusion procedures? Well, they’re minimally invasive so recovery time is often very short. They’re also more affordable, making them much more accessible to patients.

The advancements in cosmetic surgery have allowed patients to enjoy instant results without having to go under the knife. So, it’s no surprise many are opting to have facial and fat infusion procedures to show their best selves on social media.

While undergoing cosmetic procedures in order to look good on social media isn’t recommended, it is a positive sign that patients are opting for more natural results. If you’re interested to find out more, book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley today.

There’s been a lot of changes in the breast augmentation sector over the past decade, but the latest development is by far the most exciting.

French researchers, Pierre-Marie Danze PHD and Julien Payen, have recently developed a new type of breast implant created from a 3D printer. This revolutionary technique could really change breast reconstruction surgeries for cancer patients down the line.

What are 3D printed breast implants?

The new 3D printed implants consist of a shell-shape structure and are fully absorbable. They are designed to hold fatty tissue, rather than silicon or saline implants. This means the results are very natural in comparison to other techniques and it’s likely to be cheaper and safer too.

It is the 3D printing which replaces silicone implants. Once the fat cells are injected into the shell, they will use the lace-like structure of the shell for support. The shell is constructed from bio absorbable material, limiting the chance the body will see it as a foreign object.

The duo responsible for developing these types of implants are currently filing for a patent. They claim it won’t be ready to use for around seven years. So, what options are currently available if you’re hoping to have breast reconstruction surgery?

Current breast reconstruction options

While 3D printing breast implants will drastically change the lives of cancer patients undergoing breast reconstruction in the future, right now there are great alternatives available.

Implants, both saline and silicon, have come a long way over the years and are safer now than ever before. Providing you choose an experienced, reliable surgeon, the procedure is straightforward and achieves fantastic results.

Overall, this isn’t the first time breast implants have been constructed using 3D printing. However, it is the first time they’ve been designed to be absorbent. Once released onto the market, they’ll really benefit those undergoing breast reconstructions.

For now however, you can still gain excellent results with traditional based implants. You can find out which technique is right for you during a consultation.

Cosmetic surgery is well-known for its ability to completely transform the appearance. Over the years, a wide range of new techniques and procedures have been introduced, allowing surgeons to perform amazing procedures they could once only dream about.

These days, you can choose to look exactly how you want to. After paying £40,000 to completely transform into a ‘sexless alien’, American makeup artist Vinny Ohh, has become living proof of just how far cosmetic surgery can go.

Using cosmetic surgery to achieve your authentic ‘you’

After undergoing a staggering 110 procedures, Vinny Ohh now claims his extreme look is a mirror to how he feels inside. At 22 years of age, he claims he is neither female or male. So, in order to look more like the person he feels inside, he decided to go under the knife.

Despite already spending £40,000 on cosmetic procedures, Ohh plans on having further work performed to remove his belly button, genitals and nipples.

So, is this an example of cosmetic surgery going too far? There’s certainly a danger a patient can become addicted to surgery. What’s important, is to ensure if you are considering going under the knife, you’re doing so for the right reasons.

When used correctly, cosmetic procedures can really help patients to boost their confidence, enhance their looks and help them achieve their most authentic self. If you look different to how you feel inside, it can have a significant impact on self-esteem. While Vinny Ohh’s case is unique, it does highlight the connection between how you feel and how you look.

Using cosmetic surgery to enhance your life

All patients considering undergoing cosmetic surgery, should think carefully about their reasons for doing so. There are many factors which need to be considered including:

  • Do you have realistic expectations?
  • The cost
  • Potential risks

It’s extremely important to realise that how you think the results will look may not necessarily be realistic. A good cosmetic surgeon will be able to tell you what can and cannot be achieved using the procedure you desire.

The cost is also obviously something to consider, along with the potential things that could go wrong. Overall, cosmetic surgery can improve your life, but only if it’s done for the right reasons and with realistic expectations.

To see what it could do for you, book a consultation today.

According to recent figures, the number of cosmetic surgery procedures carried out in 2016 dropped by 40%. Analysts claim this is down to an increase in more relatable celebrities appearing on social media sites such as Instagram. However, it wasn’t long ago that social media sites were blamed for a dramatic rise in cosmetic surgery.

So, what’s the truth? Does social media really have any impact on our decision to have surgery or is that just what the media would like us to believe?

BAAPS claims financial constraints could have caused decline

The figures showing cosmetic surgery procedures had dropped by 40% in 2016 were released by the BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons).

While entertainment and fashion experts claim the drop rate is down to more relatable and natural celebrities rising to fame on Instagram such as beauty Vlogger Zoella, the BAAPS claims it is more likely down to financial constraints.
What’s interesting, is that although the number of surgical procedures has dropped, the number of non-surgical procedures are still rising at a steady pace. The reduction comes after a record high in 2015.

More celebrities having previous cosmetic surgery reversed

Another contributing factor to the decline in cosmetic surgery procedures could be down to famous celebrities undergoing reversal procedures. Katie Price and Victoria Beckham have both recently undergone reversal surgeries to regain a more natural look. If you take a look at current cosmetic surgery trends for 2017, you’ll also see there’s been a shift in more natural procedures.

It’s the combination of a strive for a more natural appearance, along with the rise in fame of more natural looking celebrities which has likely contributed towards the decline. However, social media has caused an increase in non-surgical procedures, especially amongst millennials, who strive for the perfect selfie.

Overall, it appears social media is influencing our decision to undergo cosmetic procedures. However, it is non-invasive procedures which are taking over, rather than dramatic surgical procedures.

To find out more about the non-surgical procedures offered by Mr Tulley, please contact us.

These days, there are so many different ways to achieve a more youthful, attractive complexion. Cosmetic procedures have come a long way over the past decade, with more options available to patients now than ever before. One procedure which is fast gaining in popularity is fat grafting to the face.

Helping patients achieve a more natural look, fat grafting is a less invasive alternative to a facelift. So, what is fat grafting and could it be the best option for you?

Understanding the fat grafting procedure

Fat grafting to the face is used to plump up affected areas, using the body’s own fat cells. As you age, the skin loses its elasticity and volume. This creates an older, saggy look.

Fat is taken from a suitable donor site, before being centrifuged and refined. It is then inserted into the face via tiny injections. From there, the fat finds a blood supply in order to be sustained.

Typically, it is used to rejuvenate the cheeks or the mid-face areas. However, it can also be used to even out lines between the nose and the mouth and to add volume to the lips.

What are the risks?

As fat grafting to the face is a non-invasive procedure, it comes with much fewer risks than alternative treatments such as a facelift. As it uses your own fat cells, it’s unlikely the body will try to reject the cells, and it’s also much healthier than having anti-wrinkle injections or other chemicals inserted into the face.

However, while it is a much safer option, there are still risks you need to be aware of. These include:

  • Infection
  • Undesirable results
  • Fat calcification
  • Puffy results due to excess fat injections

The main risk comes if you choose a surgeon with very little experience. While the procedure is easy enough to carry out, it’s not very easy to get right. Therefore, if you’re looking to achieve the best results with minimum risk, you’ll need to make sure you’re choosing a reliable and experienced surgeon.

Overall, fat grafting to the face leaves behind very natural looking results, provided you have it done by an experienced surgeon. As it is a non-invasive procedure, recovery time is quick; especially compared to a facelift. To find out if this is the best procedure to achieve your desired results, book a consultation today.

We’re delighted to announce that Mr Paul Tulley has been nominated for the 2017 Private Healthcare Awards for his work as a cosmetic surgeon in private practice in London.

This year’s Private Healthcare Awards are the first of its kind to reward ‘outstanding service and commitment within the private healthcare sector’.

Combining votes from respected industry partners with votes from the public, the nomination is a mark of the commitment of care that Mr Paul Tulley offers all his patients. The next stage will be rigorous examination from the research team at the Private Healthcare Awards, before successful candidates are put in front of the judging panel.

If you would like to add your vote to those that have already kindly voted for Mr Paul Tulley, please click this link.

Are you desperate to turn back the clock and regain a more youthful complexion? With the huge amount of cosmetic procedures now available, it’s never been easier to beat the signs of ageing. From facelifts to anti-wrinkle injections, here we’ll look at some of the best anti-ageing procedures and how to decide which one is right for you.

Facelifts – The all-in-one anti-ageing solution

Facelifts have been a popular anti-ageing solution for over a decade. However, advancements in the industry have introduced numerous different techniques onto the market. These days, patients can choose from a range of facelift procedures to help them achieve the look they desire.

As well as eliminating wrinkles and excess skin, the procedures also lift the face and reposition the tissues to help patients look up to 10 years younger.

Anti-wrinkle injections and facial fillers

Anti-wrinkle injections and facial fillers are a popular choice for those seeking a more non-invasive anti-ageing solution. Muscle relaxing injections are commonly used to target one particular area, such as the forehead; smoothing out wrinkles and lines. Facial fillers are designed to add volume to the face, filling out wrinkles and creating a more natural appearance than muscle relaxer injections.

These procedures are more temporary than a facelift and will need to be repeated approximately every 4-5 months.

Blepharoplasty

More commonly known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty helps to create a more youthful look around the eyes. It can also help to eliminate bags under the eyes and is often used alongside a brow lift for best results. Often the eyes are the first area to give away the signs of ageing, so many patients find this is the only treatment they need to get the results they dream of.

Which is right for you?

The above are just three of the most common anti-ageing procedures available. The majority of patients find a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures is required to produce best results.

It’s important to book a consultation as the surgeon can help you identify the main problem areas and the best procedures to combat them. Looking younger has never been easier and many treatments provide instant results. Contact us today to book a consultation and find out more about the numerous options available.

The cosmetic surgery trends set to dominate in 2017 have now been revealed by multiple news sources. Tiny nipples, bulging buttocks and super-speedy walk-in, walk-out procedures are topping the list of must-have procedures.

So, what’s behind these leading trends and what should you consider before requesting one of these popular procedures?

The Brazilian Butt Lift

Bulging buttocks certainly aren’t new. They started gaining in popularity in 2016 after celebrities such as Kim Kardashian hit the headlines for their large, perfect round posteriors.

There are numerous buttock augmentation procedures available, but the Brazilian butt lift is by far the most common. Combining buttock augmentation, body contouring and liposuction, the procedure is one of the fastest growing trends in the industry. In the second half of 2016, it saw a staggering 500% increase in consultations and that is only set to rise further in 2017.

Smaller breasts and tiny nipples

Breast augmentation has always been a popular procedure, but interestingly patients are now seeking more natural, smaller results. In the past, patients were requesting DD and E cup sizes, whereas now the average is a C-D cup. To complete the smaller, natural look patients are also investing in smaller nipples.

Cosmetic surgeons are pleased with this more natural of cosmetic surgery trends, as it’s considered much healthier for the patient. Larger breasts can bring numerous health problems to the patient; particularly back pain. Stars such as Ellie Goulding and Taylor Swift are thought to be behind the trend, making the smaller, athletic body more sought after.

Walk-in, walk-out procedures

Advancements in technology have significantly improved cosmetic procedures, with many non-invasive treatments now available. These procedures are typically done on a walk-in, walk-out basis, making it much more convenient for patients. Many are even choosing to have a mini face-lift in their lunch break. It’s a revolutionary time for the industry and the convenience of these walk-in, walk-out procedures is helping to make them extremely popular.

Are these cosmetic surgery trends right for you?

Before rushing in and booking any of these popular cosmetic surgery trends, it’s important to book a consultation. All kinds of factors need to be considered before you undergo any type of cosmetic procedure. Your body shape is one of the key factors that will determine whether you are an ideal candidate for the procedures above.

At a consultation, the surgeon can assess your health, body type and provide you with realistic expectations. At the end of the day, it’s down to personal preference. The surgeon will work with you to find the best procedure to fit both your preferences and body type to help you achieve the look you desire.

We are delighted to see the great results of the SMASectomy face and neck lift with liposuction to the jowls and neck that Mr Paul Tulley performed for Dawn Robinson featured in the Cambridge Magazine as part of a lifestyle makeover.

Dawn was quoted in the article: ‘I felt my neck was sagging over the last couple of years – my grandchildren said it was like a turkey! I tried every product and treatment under the sun and spent hundreds of pounds but nothing worked. I decided to look into a neck lift but found out that can’t be done without doing the lower face. I was given a recommendation by Cheryl Butterworth, who works with Bridgette advising clients on cosmetic surgery and helps find the right surgeon. I went for it and I am delighted with the result.’

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