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Cosmetic surgery : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Tackling 'man boobs' gynaecomastiaIt's a condition not always spoken about seriously in the media, but gynecomastia (otherwise known as man boobs or 'moobs') is thought to affect up to 40% of the UK male population.
  • A look at Blepharoplasty cosmetic eyelid surgeryThere are a lot of scars the ageing process can bestow upon us; from facial lines and creases, to unwanted areas of our bodies piling on the pounds. One of the most frustrating to conceal is skin...
  • 5 things to consider before having breast implants silicone breast implantsIn 2012 the UK cosmetic industry was rocked by revelations that a commonly used breast implant, PIP, contained industrial-grade silicone not approved for the human body
  • What's in a Facelift? faceliftThe Private Clinic describes the various types of Facelift procedures. As we age the collagen in our skin decreases leading to deeper lines, sagging and folding skin that lacks in elasticity....
  • Non-invasive Anti-Ageing and Skin Rejuvenation Treatments anti aging laserThe Private Clinic discusses a range of non-invasive anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation treatments.
  • Liquid facelift anyone? Kingsbridge Private HospitalOver the years, skin treatments have become less about turning back the clock and more about pressing snooze of the ageing effects and retaining those natural youthful looks.
  • Treating spider veins Thread vein removalSpider veins (also known as thread veins) are small coloured veins that appear near the skin surface, mainly on the thighs, calves, face and ankles. Spider veins may potentially pose as health risks,...
  • IPL and Laser Hair Removal: What's the difference anyway? Intense Pulsed Light treatment (IPL)The Private Clinic briefly outlines the differences between Laser Hair Removal and IPL, to help patients understand their options for hair removal treatment.
  • Chemical Peels for all skin types? dark skinThe Private Clinic discusses suitability for patients considering chemical peel treatments.
  • Cosmetic trends for 2014 explained Laser facial hair removal 2013 was an interesting year for the cosmetic/aesthetic industry as non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments climbed in popularity as people looked at alternatives to surgery.
  • How to choose a cosmetic surgeon Cosmetic surgery articleThere's no shortage of cosmetic surgeons in today's looks-driven world and having some nip and tuck is no longer only the domain of the rich and famous. Here's how to locate a reputable surgeon you...
  • Cosmetic surgery abroad: What are the actual dangers? Travel insurersThe biggest mistake people make when considering cosmetic surgery is often the first reason why many people want it abroad: to save money.
  • Isotretinoin (Roaccutane): What are the alternatives for Treating Acne? acne suffererRoaccutane? Laser therapy? Light therapy? Antibiotics? Cleansers and face wipes? Toothpaste? The options for treating acne are almost as numerous as the amount of sufferers.
  • Breast augmentation with implants recovery period silicone breast implants“Do breast implants hurt?” They do initially. For most patients it's entirely manageable, it won't last long and most patients are happy with the results.
  • Anti-ageing products - how to get firmer, younger skin acne, spots, skin problemsPrevention is better than cure! Therefore the best way to look after your skin is to prevent ageing. In this article, Dr Attili discusses a number of ways to defer the effects of ageing.
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