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Cosmetic surgery choice: 5 things you should look out for

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Cosmetic surgery choice: 5 things you should look out for

Cosmetic surgery of any kind comes with a variety of risks and complications. While the benefits can be significant, it’s important for patients to understand exactly what they’re getting into.

If you’ve decided to undergo surgery, there’s a number of factors you’ll want to consider. Here, you’ll discover just 5 things you should look out for when thinking of going under the knife.

Cosmetic surgery choice: what you should consider

  1. Ensure you choose a registered clinic

According to official guidelines by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the first thing patients should do is ensure the clinic is registered. This comes after the CQC recently discovered one in five beauty clinics are unsafe.

Beauty clinics have begun to expand their services, with many delving into the world of cosmetic surgery. Unfortunately, the majority of these clinics are not adequately trained to provide the cosmetic services on offer. For this reason, patients should always ensure they choose a private, registered clinic which specialises in cosmetic surgery procedures.

  1. Is a cosmetic surgery consultation offered?

All reputable cosmetic surgery clinics should provide a consultation with the surgeon who will be carrying out the procedure. This gives you the opportunity to meet the surgeon and ask any questions you may have regarding the procedure.

Your plastic surgeon will also talk through your options and advise you on any alternative procedures which may be better suited. They should be able to show you before and afters of previous patients who have undergone similar procedures so you can see the results that can be achieved and ensure you’re happy with the surgeon’s work.

Patients are advised to watch out for free consultations. The majority of respected clinics or plastic surgeons do charge a consultation fee. They also won’t charge you high cancellation fees or hefty deposits.

  1. Understanding the risks and complications

An important thing to consider before undergoing any operation is the risks and complications. All surgeries come with some level of risks. You can reduce the likelihood of suffering complications by ensuring you choose an experienced surgeon. However, even the best plastic surgeons can’t always avoid all risks and complications, such as the pain and discomfort felt after the procedure. It is essential that you are fully informed before making the decision to go ahead at this time.

  1. Be wary of going abroad

A lot of people are tempted to head abroad for their cosmetic surgery. While it may much cheaper in other countries, unfortunately the sector isn’t always as heavily regulated as it is in the UK. This means there’s a lot of inexperienced surgeons carrying out cosmetic procedures in foreign countries.

Going under the knife is a serious commitment and you need to ensure you can trust the skills of the cosmetic surgeon carrying out the procedure.

  1. Special offers

You’ll find that some clinics provide special offers. These are often given in the form of discounts if you book the procedure the same day. Be wary of these offers as they could be associated with lesser skilled surgeons. Highly experienced surgeons will never need to offer special discounts to patients as their results speak for themselves.

As you can see, there’s a number of factors you should think about before going under the knife. The first step is to book a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon to discuss what you’re hoping to achieve.

Why a breast lift is so popular with post-breastfeeding mothers

Posted by on Oct 25, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Why a breast lift is so popular with post-breastfeeding mothers

We all know that breast is best for baby, but breastfeeding can have long-term implications on how the breasts look. Mothers who have finished breastfeeding often report excess sagging. For this reason, many resort to going under the knife to regain their natural shape.

Here, we’ll look at why a breast lift is so popular with post-breastfeeding mothers and what the procedure involves.

How can a breast lift help post-breastfeeding mothers?

After breastfeeding, it is understandable mothers want to get back to how they looked and felt before having children. The breasts can change dramatically during breastfeeding. Not only are they typically left sagging a lot more than they did, but they can also appear flat. If the more breastfed with one breast more than the other, there can also be issues with asymmetry.

It would be impossible to regain the shape and perkiness of the breasts through diet and exercise. The only way to retain how the breasts looked previously, would be to undergo a breast lift. It’s an ideal option for mothers who want perkier breasts without getting implants.

After a breast lift, the breasts will appear much more lifted and volumised. It’s also a fairly straightforward procedure which enhances its popularity.

Many combine the breast lift with fat grafting

In order to achieve best results, a lot of mothers choose to undergo fat grafting as part of the breast lift procedure. With fat grafting, liposuction is carried out on the thighs, flanks, abdomen or the bra line. Small portions of fat are removed before being processed and put back into the breast. It’s used to provide more volume to the breasts, perfect for those who have experienced significant flatness after breastfeeding.

As an additional benefit, the liposuction can leave the donor area looking a lot better too. The breast lift can be carried out alone, or with fat grafting for more noticeable results.

What does a breast lift involve?

The breast lift procedure, also known as mastopexy, removes excess skin while reshaping the tissue. When carried alone, it won’t add any volume to the breasts, it’s simply performed to give them a more ‘lifted’ appearance.

It’s typically carried out under general anaesthetic and the techniques used can vary between surgeons. It takes approximately two to three hours to complete and you’ll usually be able to return home the same day.

Small incisions are made either along the crease of the breast, around or down from the areolae. Where the incision is placed will depend upon how much the breasts need to be lifted. The areola and nipple are kept attached to the breast tissue, so there’s a lesser risk of developing long-term sensitivity issues.

For mothers have finished breastfeeding, a breast lift can be a great way to get their breasts back in shape. It can also really help to boost confidence and make patients feel more like a woman again. A breast lift won’t impact your ability to breastfeed in future, although you may need to have it re-done afterwards.

Pregnancy planning and the tummy tuck

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Pregnancy planning and the tummy tuck

Tummy tucks remain one of the most common surgical procedures carried out on patients across the globe. However, if you’ve been pregnant, or if you’re planning on getting pregnant, it’s important to understand how it can affect the results of the procedure.

Here, you’ll discover everything you need to know about pregnancy planning and the tummy tuck.

Pregnancy known to alter abdominal muscles

Pregnancy is known to cause changes within the abdominal muscles. In a recent study, it was discovered that women who have undergone multiple pregnancies experience a widening as well as thinning of the abdominal muscles.

Published within the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal in August, the results of the study show this could be a reason behind patient dissatisfaction after a tummy tuck procedure. It also revealed a new potential technique which could be used to correct the changes within the muscles prior to a tummy tuck.

The researchers from the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago looked at CT scans from 60 women. They were split into four different groups based on how many pregnancies they’d gone through.

It was revealed that it’s the first pregnancy which causes the widening of the muscles. Multiple pregnancies didn’t appear to widen the muscles further. Childbirth is also responsible for the changes. This widening and thinning of the muscles is referred to as rectus diastasis and it can make it difficult for women to regain core muscle strength after they’ve been pregnant.

Will pregnancy after a tummy tuck affect the results?

The majority of studies look into how previous pregnancies can impact tummy tuck results. So, what if you get pregnant after a tummy tuck?

Unsurprisingly, getting pregnant after having a tummy tuck procedure can impact the results. This is because the skin stretches significantly and there’s weight gain around the abdomen. After giving birth, many women find the results of the tummy tuck have been lost or negatively impacted. There’s also still the risk the muscles could alter in shape and size, causing permanent unflattering results.

For this reason, it’s recommended patients only undergo a tummy tuck once they’ve finished having children. Otherwise, the procedure may need to be carried out again if you want to regain the results after pregnancy.

Does a tummy tuck impact your chances of getting pregnant?

Although a tummy tuck can be impacted by pregnancy, it won’t affect your chances of getting pregnant. Many women are concerned that if they have a tummy tuck procedure, it will lead to issues conceiving. However, it shouldn’t impact your ability to get pregnant at all.

If you’re thinking of undergoing a tummy tuck procedure, it is recommended you wait until you’ve finished having children. If you’ve experienced a widening of the muscles through previous pregnancies, this may need to be corrected before a tummy tuck can be performed.

Book a consultation today with body contouring plastic surgeon Mr Nigel Horlock to learn more about undergoing a tummy tuck procedure after pregnancy.

Is Age Discrimination Driving Demand for Cosmetic Surgery?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Is Age Discrimination Driving Demand for Cosmetic Surgery?

These days, equality has improved drastically compared to how it used to be. However, discrimination isn’t totally dead. Women are still fighting to be treated equal within the workplace and a driving demand for cosmetic surgery is being led by age discrimination.

A preliminary report has shown that many patients seeking cosmetic procedures believe they’ve been discriminated against because of their age. Here, we’ll look at how age discrimination is driving the demand for cosmetic surgery.

What the latest cosmetic surgery study tells us

The new study carried out by the University of Pennsylvania is the first to look into age discrimination as a driver for cosmetic surgery. It surveyed 50 patients over the age of 18, at the university’s cosmetic surgery clinic. Two-thirds of these patients were undergoing anti-ageing treatments.

Over 30% of the participants claimed they had been discriminated against because of their age. They claim they have been treated poorly at restaurants and are treated with less courtesy and respect than others because of their age.

The study also found a link between self-rated health and age discrimination. It also found those who had experienced age discrimination, expected to face it again in the future. This ultimately leads to much lower self-esteem, which is what could be driving the cosmetic surgery trend in older patients.

Should patients be referred to mental health professionals?

The researchers are hoping the findings of this study will help dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons to better treat older patients. Those who are undergoing treatment because of age discrimination should be educated on the realistic results they can expect from the procedure.

In some cases, it may even be beneficial for surgeons to refer older patients to mental health professionals. If age discrimination is driving their need for surgery, it might not provide them with the results they are expecting. Any patient suffering from mental health issues should seek help before deciding whether or not surgery is right for them.

The importance of realistic expectations

Anti-ageing procedures can significantly help patients to feel much more confident. However, the results will depend upon numerous factors. No anti-ageing procedure is a miracle cure. They also don’t stop the natural ageing process.

Those who are seeking cosmetic surgery due to age discrimination might not feel differently about themselves after the procedure. This is something many older patients don’t understand. As well as changing the outer appearance, these patients would benefit most from seeking help for how they feel psychologically. Unless the emotional issues are addressed, cosmetic surgery is unlikely to help patients develop the increased self-esteem they’re looking for.

While cosmetic surgery can prove to be beneficial to older patients, this recent study highlights the importance of assessing the reasons behind why the patient wants the procedure. Cosmetic surgeons need to ensure the patient knows what to expect and how their experience with age discrimination might impact how they feel about the results. Going under the knife is a major decision and should only be done for the right reasons.

How the Facelift Has Evolved

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on How the Facelift Has Evolved

The facelift has always been a popular cosmetic procedure. Helping patients to look sometimes decades younger, its results can last for years.

The way in which facelifts are performed has changed dramatically over the decades. Thanks to advancements within facial aesthetic surgery, newer techniques have helped to produce more natural-looking results.

Here, we’ll look at how the facelift has evolved and what you can expect from the procedure today.

The beginning of the facelift

The facelift procedure was developed just over 100 years ago. Due to how secretive the procedure used to be, it’s difficult to pinpoint its exact origins. However, it is known that both American and European surgeons were experimenting with facial lifting techniques in the early 1890s.

The results of these early facelift procedures were much different from what we see today, however. Although it started out as a secretive procedure, results were anything but natural. Elliptical incisions were used in earlier facelifts, along with fat excisions.

It was down to World War I that facelift procedures really started to take off. A greater need for facial reconstructive surgery meant the facelift evolved at record speed. Improvements within anaesthesia also aided in the progression of the treatment.

The difficulty with earlier facelifts is that they largely only addressed the skin. This meant that the results were short-lived. Over time, surgeons began focusing on the underlying tissue to produce longer-lasting results. It was in 1976 that the SMAS technique was introduced as the standard facelift technique, developed by Tord Skoog. This was the first significant change within the industry in more than 50 years.

The development of the modern facelift

The modern facelift procedure emerged in the 80s and 90s. After the development of the Deep Plane Rhytidectomy technique, surgeons became more focused on minimally invasive techniques. Previous techniques required a long operating time and an extensive recovery period. So, surgeons wanted to develop a technique that would reduce both the surgery and the recovery time, while still producing great results.

A demand for less downtime saw more minimally invasive procedures be introduced including the thread lift which became particularly popular in the late 1990s. Here, barbed threads were placed into the subcutaneous, then pulled to achieve a tighter lift. However, this technique also provided limited results.

In recent years, it is claimed that a non-surgical facelift can be achieved by combining energy-based skin treatments, dermal fillers and wrinkle smoothing injections. These aesthetic treatments can achieve good, albeit short-term, results for men and women that are just starting to see the signs of facial ageing, but for older patients a surgical facelift often remains the most appropriate option.

What can facelift patients expect today?

Today, there are a number of facelift techniques which can be used and a facelift procedure is often combined with other surgical procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid lift or neck lift. Non-surgical treatments can also be used to produce the optimal outcome.

If you’re interested in addressing the signs of facial ageing, arrange a facelift consultation with Mr Nigel Horlock to discuss your options. The facelift has certainly come a long way since its inception. Improvements in anaesthesia, surgical tools and techniques have made it a much safer, more natural-looking procedure.

C4 Cosmetic Surgery Show Comes Under Fire for Exploitation

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on C4 Cosmetic Surgery Show Comes Under Fire for Exploitation

A new cosmetic surgery show due to be hosted on Channel 4 has come under fire for exploitation. The show, which sees a panel vote on whether participants should undergo cosmetic surgery, is being dubbed by MPs as “tawdry and exploitative”.

Alex Mahon, the chief executive of Channel 4, alongside its chairman, Charles Gurassa, were both questioned by the Commons culture select committee. They asked whether the broadcaster had forgotten its responsibilities to the public in favour of titillating and voyeuristic viewing.

Why is the Surjury show is causing controversy?

The new show, dubbed Sujury, is due to be aired on Channel 4 sometime in 2020. There is set to be 12 jury members who will vote on whether members of the public who applied to the show could use the procedure they are considering. These jury members are made up of both experts and peers.

The reason the show has come under fire is that it is taking people who already have low self-esteem, and potentially encouraging them to undergo a serious surgical procedure. This could in fact make their self-esteem issues even worse.

Channel 4’s chief executive, Mahon, claims the show is helping to raise awareness of an important issue. He claims it isn’t intended to be a tawdry program. Instead, it is there to highlight the issue of how common cosmetic surgery is today. However, this hasn’t done anything to diminish the controversy surrounding the program.

Trivialising cosmetic surgery

The main concern is that Surjury is going to trivialise serious surgical procedures. A responsible cosmetic surgeon will always evaluate their patient’s expectations and reasons for surgery and will advise the patient that cosmetic surgery is not appropriate at this time.

It is important for patients to be aware of how life-changing cosmetic surgery can be. The majority, especially invasive procedures, cannot be reversed. This means without fully understanding the procedure and its risks, patients could end up regretting their decision to go under the knife. Cosmetic surgery of any kind is a big deal and it should never be rushed into.

The importance of cosmetic surgery preparation

Patients who are considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure are advised to review the guidelines provided by the BAAPS. The first guideline laid out by the professional body is to ensure it is you who is making the decision, nobody else. They also recommend doing as much research as you can into the procedure before deciding whether or not it’s right for you.

Equally important, is booking a consultation with an experienced and appropriately qualified plastic surgeon prior to undergoing the procedure as they will be able to fully explain all the potential risks and complications, as well as discussing what can be achieved.

Overall, cosmetic surgery is a big deal and it does require a lot of research and preparation before you decide whether or not to go under the knife. To arrange a consultation with Mr Nigel Horlock to discuss any procedure in more depth, call 02380 764969.

Study Finds the Male Facelift Makes Men More Likeable and Trustworthy

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Study Finds the Male Facelift Makes Men More Likeable and Trustworthy

A new study has revealed that men who undergo a facelift appear more trustworthy and likeable. It also interestingly showed that they appear as though they have better social skills. Here, we’ll review the study and its findings and also take a look at how male facelifts differ from female facial surgery procedures.

Results of a male facelift analysed

The new study included 24 men who underwent a facelift procedure and had an average age of 49. They each consented to have their before and after surgery photos shown to 145 respondents who were aged from 25 to 34 years old.

The respondents were asked to rate how extroverted, attractive, sociable, masculine, trustworthy, risk-seeking and aggressive the men appeared. However, they weren’t told about the surgery or the purpose of the study in order to rule out any risk of bias.

There was a total of six surveys created for the study, and the respondents didn’t see both photos. Some were shown the before photos, while others were shown the after photos. The results of these surveys revealed that after surgery, the men were rated more trustworthy, likeable and attractive.

Interestingly, surgery didn’t appear to alter the men’s masculinity ratings. There was also a more significant link between upper eyelid surgery and increased trustworthy and likeability ratings.

Men who choose to undergo a facelift, tend to have upper eyelid lifts, nose reshaping, chin implants, neck lifts and brow lifts.

How do male and female facelifts differ?

In general terms, the same approach is employed – the aim of facelift surgery is always to enhance the patient’s natural appearance and subtly rejuvenate the face – yet there are certain considerations that plastic surgeon Mr Nigel Horlock will take into account when approaching male facelift surgery in order to cater to their masculine features.

Facial hair is one thing which needs to be taken into account. When choosing an incision placement, the surgeon needs to ensure they aren’t damaging any of the hair follicles. There are also some anatomical differences between female and male faces. Males tend to have stronger ligament and skeletal structures, making it slightly more difficult to manipulate them surgically. Male facelifts often focus more on the lower portion of the face due to the thicker skin present in the area.

Women tend to have a more delicate facial appearance while men have stronger features; whereas a female facelift restores softer, more rounded and youthful contours, a male facelift aims to make the face appear more masculine and defined.

After the facelift, men also have an increased risk of swelling. This means the healing process can be a lot longer than it for women undergoing a facelift. These are just some of the main differences between the two procedures.

The interest in male cosmetic surgery continues to grow and for men who are contemplating a facelift but are concerned that surgery could make them look different rather than better, the results of this study could put your mind at rest. To find out if you’re suitable for a male facelift, call 02380 764969 to book a consultation with Mr Horlock.

Proof that women age faster than men

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Proof that women age faster than men

Although men and women share many similarities there are some things that are undeniably different and one of these things is how well we age. Aside from some of the physical changes that happen to our bodies as we get older, differences in the way the skin is made up mean that men and women age differently – there is no getting around this. Ladies, the bad news is that when it comes to the appearance of our skin, it is women whose skin ages faster than men’s.

New research looking at differences in how men and women age

The University of Vienna has been conducting an in-depth study focussed on evaluating the ageing process of men and women. They have found that “there is a noticeable acceleration of the appearance of wrinkles and sagging around the age of 50” and not only that, “they discovered that eyes appear smaller, nose and ears lengthen and faces become flatter due to loss of fat and thinning of the skin”. The factor that researchers feel is most likely to be contributing to this is the menopause, which typically begins around this age.

One of the hormonal changes that take places when the menopause begins is the reduction of oestrogen in the body. This hormone is important as it is responsible for helping the skin create collagen, which is a clever component within the skin that gives it its natural elasticity. Oestrogen reduces significantly during the first five years or so of the menopause, which can leave skin looking saggy, wrinkled and dull.

At the same time as this, the cheekbones begin to become less defined. It is believed that the bones actually begin to be re-absorbed by the body. Although this bone re-absorption affects both sexes, when it is coupled with the effects of the menopause the net effect is that women begin to age faster than men once they get to around 50 years old.

This research is supported by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, which reports that up until around age 50, men and women typically age at a very similar rate. They concur that once the menopause kicks in the ageing process is accelerated for women.

Help is on hand

There are a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures that can help women who feel they have been unfairly aged by the menopause. Procedures such as a facelift are designed to work with the facial features, tightening the skin around the cheekbones which can help restore some of the diminishing structure and prominence of these features. A facelift will also help smooth out wrinkles and improve the appearance of excess facial skin.

Baby boomers driving increase in cosmetic surgery for online dating

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Baby boomers driving increase in cosmetic surgery for online dating

The baby boomer generation is fuelling an increase in cosmetic surgery as they look to re-enter the online dating game. Procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections and liposuction are proving particularly popular for those aged over 55.

Here, we’ll look at the rising trend of baby boomers going under the knife and the main factors driving it.

Meeting the pressures of modern technology

Technology has changed the dating game significantly over the years. Now, it’s all about finding perfect selfies to highlight our best look. Millions of men and women are signed up to dating sites, which means in order to stand out, a lot of focus is placed onto how we look.

Apps such as Tinder, which encourage users to swipe left or right depending upon whether they like the look of a person, have increased the pressure on looking perfect. According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 50,000 additional procedures were carried out on the baby boomer generation in 2018.

However, the pressure of modern technology isn’t the only factor driving the increase in baby boomer cosmetic surgery.

Divorce rate is said to have doubled since 1990

It’s not only the pressures of modern technology which is causing the spike in cosmetic surgery in older patients. Divorce rates have also doubled since 1990. As fewer people stay married for life these days, millions of men and women aged over 55 are finding themselves back in the dating game.

There are an estimated 20 million baby boomers currently signed up to dating websites. Many can also find getting back into the dating game daunting, so they opt to undergo cosmetic surgery to increase their confidence.

It’s not all about boosting confidence, however. A lot of baby boomers today are vibrant and dedicated to living their lives to the fullest. They want their looks to reflect how vibrant and youthful they still feel. They take care of themselves by eating right and exercising regularly and simply want a few tweaks to ensure they look as good on the outside as they feel inside.

Which cosmetic surgery procedures are proving most popular?

The procedures baby boomers are opting to undergo largely include breast augmentation, hair transplantation, eyelid surgery, facelifts and liposuction. However, there has also been a spike in minimal and non-invasive techniques such as fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.

The procedures aren’t being carried out to drastically make baby boomers look younger. Instead, they’re simply focusing on looking their best. Those who are newly divorced can find it intimidating getting back into the dating game so undergoing a little cosmetic surgery can help them to regain their confidence.

It’s no surprise baby boomers are sparking a rise in cosmetic surgery. Today’s culture is a lot different from how it used to be. Older celebrities have also taken away the taboo of undergoing cosmetic surgery. It is certainly a lot more accepted today than it used to be and in the right circumstances, tweaks to the appearance can help to boost confidence and self-esteem.

Latest cosmetic surgery figures shows growth in tummy tucks and lipo

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Latest cosmetic surgery figures shows growth in tummy tucks and lipo

The latest cosmetic surgery figures released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), has revealed a small rise in the number of procedures carried out in 2018. According to the figures, tummy tucks and liposuction procedures saw the biggest increases, up by 18% and 12% respectively.

The continued popularity of cosmetic surgery is said to partly be down to celebrities being open about the work they’ve had done, while the popularity of shows such as Love Island is also contributing. The new series has just started this week and has already received criticism for a lack of body diversity within its line-up, surgeons are concerned it will spark a fresh rise in those seeking quick fixes.

High-street and DIY non-surgical procedures on the rise

One of the most worrying things the recent audit revealed, is the rise in high-street and DIY non-surgical procedures. Many patients do not realise the dangers these procedures pose. There is a common misconception that non-surgical procedures are safe and easy to perform such as Botox. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Non-surgical procedures still carry a lot of potential risks; particularly if they are performed incorrectly. BAAPS is concerned over the figures and is calling for additional regulations to be introduced for non-healthcare professionals offering these types of treatments.

Male cosmetic surgery demand dipping

While female cosmetic surgery continues to rise, the number of men going under the knife is falling. According to the audit, male cosmetic surgery fell overall by 4.7% in 2018. However, liposuction remains the most popular procedure, rising 9% across both genders.

The figures also suggest that men are opting instead for non-surgical treatments. Botox and minimally invasive treatments that tweak the appearance, rather than dramatically alter it, are becoming more popular with UK males.

Patients urged not to undergo cosmetic surgery lightly

While cosmetic surgery can deliver many great benefits to patients, BAAPS urges them not to make the decision lightly. Shows such as Love Island are making cosmetic procedures appear trivial and commonplace. However, there are many risks involved and it’s important you’re undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure for the right reasons and with realistic expectations of what it will achieve.

It’s also important to understand all the potential risks and complications of surgery. Patients should also ensure they are choosing a reliable surgeon to carry out the procedure. While DIY and high-street non-surgical treatments can be tempting, they come with a significant amount of risks.

If you are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery, it’s important to book a consultation with an appropriately qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. BAAPS is one of the UK’s leading plastic surgery associations and members, such as Mr Nigel Horlock, must be on the GMC’s plastic surgery specialist registry, be able to hold a consultant-level position in the NHS and they must also undergo annual safety audits of their work. Prospective patients can, therefore, be assured that a BAAPS member has all the appropriate training and qualifications.

Mr Horlock's NHS practice is based in the regional plastics unit at Salisbury District Hospital. He covers Salisbury, Southampton and Dorchester. He sees patients in his private practice at Southampton, Salisbury, Dorchester.

CONTACT MR HORLOCK
Spire Southampton Hospital
Chalybeate Close,
Southampton,
Hampshire
S016 6UY
CLINIC APPOINTMENTS: 02380 914 504
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