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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I recently published an article on the benefits of facial fat grafting in combination with a facelift to enhance rejuvenation results that was featured on the Ashstead Hospital website.

Fat transfer from one part of the body to either another area of the body or the face is becoming an increasingly essential part of the cosmetic surgeon’s armoury of procedures.

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The new year is the perfect time to start afresh, make resolutions of the things you want to change and strive to become the best version of yourself. While millions of women resolve to lose weight and become healthier, some want a more extreme makeover.

Cosmetic clinics across the UK see a surge in appointments during January, with many women desperate to look like their favourite celebrities. However, before you take the plunge and undergo drastic cosmetic changes, it’s important to really think about it and ensure you’re 100% certain it’s what you want.

Many feel the pressure for new year perfection

These days, there’s a lot of pressure placed upon women to look perfect. The rise of selfies has caused a huge increase in the number of women seeking cosmetic procedures to look their best, and the new year is adding extra pressure. From nose jobs to chin augmentation, people want to look flawless for their next selfie.

There’s also been a rise in women undergoing cosmetic procedures to look like their favourite celebrities. One New York woman, Bunny Smith, has recently hit the headlines after she admitted she had spent a huge $15,000 to look like the supermodel Bella Hadid. However, her cosmetic procedures aren’t finished as she plans to have even more surgery in the near future.

The sad truth is, if you’re striving for perfection, you’re never going to be happy. There is always something you can change and cosmetic surgery can become addictive. So, before you rush out and book an appointment, it’s important to consider whether it’s the right choice for you.

Is surgery the best option for you?

The BAAPS has created a list of safety guidelines for consumers to follow before they undergo cosmetic treatments.
Perhaps the most important thing you need to consider before having surgery is why you want it. Is it something you’ve wanted for a long time or is it a spontaneous decision? Any type of cosmetic procedure, regardless of how small, should be researched thoroughly before you decide whether it’s right for you.

Be aware of the risks and always book a consultation so you can discuss the procedure and ensure you have realistic expectations of the results. Get to know the surgeon and ensure they have a lot of experience performing the type of procedure you want to undergo.

Overall cosmetic surgery isn’t something you should just rush into. It’s also important to realise that you may not get the results you’re expecting. Always talk through your options with a reliable cosmetic surgeon before you go ahead and have any work done.

Have you piled on a little weight this Christmas? If so, you may be considering undergoing liposuction to get your pre-Christmas body back quickly. However, before you book the procedure, it’s important to realise that while liposuction can be a fantastic short-term solution, it should never be used as a replacement for a proper diet and exercise routine.

Liposuction is not a weight loss tool

Despite popular belief, liposuction isn’t actually designed as a weight loss tool. Instead, it’s used by surgeons to sculpt the body. Rarely is the procedure carried out on obese patients or those just seeking to lose weight. It is largely used to help patients eliminate stubborn fat pockets which won’t budge with exercise and diet alone.

On average, the procedure can help you to lose around 2-5 pounds. So, if you’re looking for dramatic weight loss, diet and exercise are your best options.

It won’t get you healthy

Another thing to consider is that liposuction may help you lose a little fat, but it’s not going to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Therefore, it should never be used as a replacement for healthy eating.

Also, if you undergo surgical fat removal and continue to eat an unhealthy diet and you don’t exercise, the results aren’t going to last long. However, that isn’t to say the procedure won’t help. It does appear that many patients who undergo liposuction are a lot more motivated to exercise and eat healthily in order to keep their new improved shape.

So, if you’re looking for a little motivation, it could help. You just need to be aware that it isn’t a long-term fix and you will need to focus on your diet and exercise routine if you want to maintain a healthy weight.

Overall, while liposuction isn’t designed to help with weight loss, it can prove to be a powerful motivator. Just as long as you don’t see it as an alternative to diet and exercise, it can help you to achieve the body you’ve always wanted. Book a consultation today to discuss whether the procedure is right for you.

One of the biggest concerns patients have regarding breast augmentation is the recovery period. Will it be painful? How long before you can return to your normal routine? These are just a couple of questions you might have.

It’s important to know what you’re letting yourself in for so, here we’ll look at what you can typically expect from breast augmentation recovery.

Is breast augmentation recovery painful?

This is likely the first question on your list. The truth is, it can be painful, though the level of pain reported varies between patients. Everyone is different so the actual recovery period will depend upon numerous factors. Some say the recovery is merely uncomfortable, while others report extreme pain for a few days.

As a rule, pain, discomfort and swelling are usually worse in the first 4 days after the procedure. However, compared to the pain that used to be experienced with older techniques, it has become a lot better over the years. There are also various things the surgeon can do to minimise the amount of pain felt during recovery.

You’ll be given adequate pain medication to help during the first week.

How much time will I need to take off work?

Again, this varies, but many surgeons recommend taking 2 weeks off to fully recover. There are people who choose to go back the very next day, but this really isn’t recommended. Take into account the type of work you do and how intensive it is.

If you have a job which requires very little physical effort, you’ll be able to return a lot sooner than if you’re working in a labour-intensive industry.

Will I be left with a scar?

Some scarring can be expected, particularly if you’re having large implants inserted. It takes around 3-6 months to see the final result of the scarring, though for some patients this can increase to a year.

Overall, breast augmentation recovery does vary between patients. Your surgeon will be able to give you a good idea of what to expect during your consultation.

Since the Kardashians’ rise to fame, cosmetic surgeons have seen a dramatic increase in the number of millennials requesting cosmetic procedures.

Over the past six years, the number of young people aged 20-29 requesting non-invasive procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections, has jumped by 40%. In 2015, there were 170,000 treatments carried out, a trend that is worrying dermatologists.

Beverley Hills surgeon blames Kardashians

Top Beverley Hills cosmetic surgeon to the stars, Gabriel Chiu, has blamed the rise in young people undergoing cosmetic surgery on the Kardashian-Jenner culture, along with social media.

What many young people don’t realise is that most of the images they see of the Kardashians and indeed most Hollywood starlets, have been tweaked by filters. So, the perfect image they are trying to replicate isn’t even real. In many cases, surgeons are having to tell the young patients they cannot replicate the pictures brought in because they have been clearly photoshopped.

It isn’t only cosmetic surgeons who are noticing the vast changes in the amount of young people who have had work done. Casting agents have witnessed an increase in the number of young actresses coming in with tweaked odd-looking faces.

The trouble is, these young women think the surgery makes them look younger and edgier, when in fact in some cases it can make them look even older and at the very least, strange.

Cosmetic procedures now marketed towards the younger generation

At one time, cosmetic procedures were largely marketed towards the older generation. Anti-wrinkle injections weren’t something most considered until they were at least 35 years old. These days however, many surgeons have taken advantage of the pop and Kardashian culture and have begun marketing their non-invasive treatments to women in their 20’s.

What these young women don’t know is that procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections can lead to problems further down the line. Too much too early can cause the muscles to permanently freeze and never regain proper function.

Overall, it is worrying that young people are jumping into surgery to achieve an unrealistic image. It’s important to know the risks involved and the problems that could crop up later down the line.

Liposuction is a common procedure carried out in the UK and it’s also one of the oldest and most trusted cosmetic surgeries available. However, it doesn’t come without risks and complications.

The way people tend to find out more about cosmetic procedures these days is to research them on the internet. Unfortunately, a lot of patients interested in undergoing liposuction are being presented with very poor quality information online as a recent cosmetic surgery study found.

Liposuction risks and complications are often glossed over

In order to make the best decision of whether liposuction is right for you, it’s important to understand all of the risks and complications involved. However, when you look online, rarely will you come across detailed information on what can go wrong.

This is because a lot of the information provided comes directly from clinics and surgeons who want you to choose them to perform the procedure. As the cosmetic industry is worth billions, a lot of surgeons and clinics are inexperienced and solely in it for the money. Therefore, they don’t want to put off potential patients by telling them everything that can go wrong.

A reliable, experienced and trustworthy surgeon will be able to tell you exactly what to expect and they won’t hold anything back. So what complications and risks do internet sources frequently gloss over?

What are the possible complications of a liposuction procedure?

While the risks and potential complications of liposuction are quite rare, you still need to be aware of them before you undergo the procedure. The main ones to be aware of include:

  • Irregular, bumpy results
  • Numbness
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Fat embolism

Some of these complications are more serious than others. Irregular, bumpy results are not a danger to the health, but they do look unsightly. Numbness can also be uncomfortable and worrying, but it is usually only temporary.

A fat embolism, on the other hand, can be potentially life-threatening. They occur when sections of fat break off and then become trapped within a blood vessel or travel upwards towards the brain. They can also collect in the lungs. If you do develop a fat embolism, it would be considered a medical emergency, although it is very rare to experience this type of complication.

Understanding and being aware of these potential complications can save your life if they do occur. Therefore, it’s always recommended that you book a consultation with an experienced surgeon and find out everything you can, rather than looking for information online.

Robbie Williams has hit the headlines after admitting he’s had numerous procedures to help retain his youthful looks. Speaking on the Graham Norton show, 42-year old Williams revealed he’d undergone a chin reduction, along with fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. The star also talked about undergoing a hair transplant procedure, despite acknowledging he didn’t really need one.

Celebrities are no stranger to cosmetic surgery, but it is typically associated with women. William’s revelation highlights just how popular and accepted male cosmetic surgery is becoming.

UK clinics have seen dramatic rise in male cosmetic surgery

The number of men choosing to undergo cosmetic procedures to maintain their youthful looks has increased significantly in recent years. So, Williams certainly isn’t alone in his quest to look his best.

Figures released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, show the most popular procedures for men include:

  • Liposuction – Although liposuction has always been the number one procedure carried out on men, there has been a huge 20% rise in recent years. In particular, liposuction to eliminate excess fat under the chin has become a popular choice for men.
  • Brow lift – Up by 15.5%, brow lifts are often used instead of a full face lift to eliminate the signs of aging around the forehead. Lifting the brow opens up the eyes, automatically creating a more youthful look.
  • Eyelid surgery – One of the least invasive procedures, eyelid surgery in men has risen by 15%. It is largely beneficial at eliminating the signs of aging around the eyes and can be used in conjunction with other facial procedures.
  • Rhinoplasty – One of the most popular procedures for women, it seems men are now also worried about how their nose looks. Rhinoplasty for men has increased by 14%.
  • Face/neck lift – Providing a more dramatic change, face and neck lifts have also risen in popularity by 14%.

These figures show that today’s modern men are more concerned about their appearance than ever before. It is no longer a taboo and men such as Williams aren’t ashamed of admitting they’ve had a little help to look good.

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, book a consultation today with Mr Paul Tulley, a leading London cosmetic surgeon who sees many male cosmetic surgery patients at his clinics. Cosmetic surgery has come a long way and the number of non-invasive treatments available is fantastic. It’s great to see men being more open about the aesthetic struggles women have been battling with for years.