Facts about laser tattoo removal

For many people, laser tattoo removal is a great solution to inking that is no longer considered desirable or attractive.

As we go through different phases in our lives it’s understandable that things that were once important enough to be inked onto our bodies, no longer carry the same weight or relevance for us anymore. Laser tattoo removal is a great way to clear unwanted ink from your body, giving your skin a clear appearance once more. With almost 40 years’ experience in conducting laser tattoo removal treatments, we understand the pre and post-care treatments required to ensure you achieve your desired results.

Facts about laser tattoo removal

Below we’ve highlighted some facts about laser tattoo removal that you might not already know!

The treatment is non-invasive

Much like getting your tattoo, laser removal of your ink is a surface level, non-invasive treatment which requires no anaesthetic. For most tattoos, you need between 6-10 treatments depending on whether an amateur or professional tattoo artist completed your tattoo, and how deep into the skin the ink sits. The treatments take place over 3-6 months and are completed with fantastic results, using our cutting-edge technology.

Minimal pain and recovery

Having had a tattoo, you’ll be aware of a similar sensation on your skin which feels a little like hot fat pricking your skin. The pain is fleeting but can be sharp, hence part of the reason the treatments are spread over a series of months. You’ll be able to return to normal activity the same day as your treatment and the skin will return to normal within a couple of days.

Your skin is protected

The lasers used in the procedure emit short flashes of light which work to break down the ink in your skin. Because the lasers are so focused, you don’t need to worry about the rest of your skin being damaged, as the beams will only reach the areas of your skin which are tattooed.

If you want more information about having your tattoos removed by our laser technology, then contact the Belvedere clinic today on 0208 311 4464 or email info@belvedereclinic.co.uk. We also offer a range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures which could help you achieve your goals and feel your best.

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Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/10/16/facts-about-laser-tattoo-removal/


Celebrities strive for the perfect pout

Celebrities strive for the perfect poutBeing a celebrity involves a lot of scrutiny under the media’s eye. Celebrities often see themselves plastered over the television, newspapers and Internet on a daily basis. For some celebrities, being constantly in the media prompts them to take the opportunity to enhance their looks.

Lip fillers are growing dramatically popular in the UK; after all, who doesn’t crave that perfect pout?

Twenty-four-year-old Megan McKenna recently had lip fillers done live on Snapchat and frequently shows off her plump pout to her Instagram followers. She has made herself a household name starring in many reality TV shows and prides herself on her immaculate appearance.

Another celebrity who has enhanced their lips to boost their self-esteem is Lateysha Grace. The MTV personality is extremely open about her surgery. She states, “I’m constantly looking at myself in the mirror and thinking, oh I want this bigger.” Lateysha is now able to flaunt her body and be confident in her own skin, regularly posting fearless body-positive photos online.

Charlotte Crosby is no stranger to getting lip fillers, and frequently jokes, “I was getting mine done way before Kylie Jenner!” Charlotte’s frequent selfies show her voluminous lips, and you can just see how confident she is in herself after being plumped up. Before, she states that she “had the thinnest top lip” but that she now “feels so much more confident.”

Another stunning starlet who praises lip fillers is Katie Price. She tells fans that she “loves them!”. Sharing the video of herself receiving injections into her pout on Loose Women, it’s clear to see that Katie hasn’t shied away from her love of surgery and regularly receives praise from fans on her attitude to enhancing herself physically.

If you’re having thoughts about getting your lips plumped up, take the opportunity to research how lip fillers will enhance your confidence and self-esteem, and get in touch with the team at the Belvedere. Lip fillers have the possibility to change your life for the better – some individuals are self-conscious about their image and require an enhanced appearance or just natural fullness in their lips. Take the plunge and get yourself a perfect pout!

Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/10/13/celebrities-strive-for-the-perfect-pout/

So, what plastic surgery has Jane Fonda had done?

Hollywood legend Jane Fonda isn’t one to shy away from the subject of cosmetic surgery.

So, what plastic surgery has Jane Fonda had done?

However, the whole world is once again wondering exactly what the actress has had done following her recent appearance on NBC’s Today. During an interview alongside Robert Redford, Jane was quizzed by host Megyn Kelly about her history of plastic surgery.

Megyn asked: “You’ve been an example to everyone in how to age beautifully, and with strength. You’ve admitted you’ve had work done, which I think is to your credit.”

To which Jane responded: “We really want to talk about that right now?”

It seemed like Jane was sending the message that she was embarrassed about her history of going under the knife. In reality, the 79-year-old doesn’t tend to shy away from discussing the work she’s had done.

Talking about the awkward interview, Jane later told Entertainment Tonight: “I have had cosmetic surgery and I’ve talked about it. But it just seemed like the wrong time and place to raise that question.”

Back in 2011, Jane revealed that she was urged to undergo work after she began to dread looking in the mirror. She told Good Housekeeping: “I didn’t think that I would want to have anything done but it actually got to the point where I would startle myself when I saw my reflection in the mirror.” She added: “I felt so great after a good night’s sleep, and suddenly I’d look at a reflection of myself and didn’t look like I felt.”

In 2015, the actress would add that all the work had ‘bought her a decade’ during an interview with The Guardian.

Jane is believed to have undergone a variety of plastic surgery during her storied movie career. In particular, many surgeons – including Miami-based Dr. Michael Salzhauer – have said it’s likely that she’s undergone multiple facelifts. Jane is also thought to have had a neck lift, a brow lift, a nose job and Botox.

Follow Jane’s lead

Whether you choose to keep hush or shout it from the rooftops, everyone is welcome to follow Jane’s lead and try plastic surgery should they fancy. For more information on which procedure might be for you, get in touch with the Belvedere Clinic.

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Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/10/10/so-what-plastic-surgery-has-jane-fonda-had-done/

Reality TV and the rise of plastic surgery

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Katie Price well known for plastic surgery

Getting a nose job in society these days is becoming as normal as eating a cooked dinner. Stars everywhere are striving for perfection and undergoing procedures to enhance their looks. Reality TV stars in particular, such as Charlotte Crosby, Vicky Pattinson and Ferne McCann, have all undergone rhinoplasty, breast enlargements, liposuction and body reshaping.

Stars who previously haven’t been happy with their features have opted for a change and in each case they have promoted their fantastic results.

But why have they gone to such lengths to alter their appearance?

Looking and feeling great

When talking about her surgeries, Charlotte Crosby said ‘you only live once’ and she prides herself on her plump lips and chiselled nose. Alternatively, while Ferne McCann now oozes confidence being snapped by the paparazzi, this wasn’t always the case. In an interview prior to her rhinoplasty, she broke down and said: “I was teased in school about my nose and I thought it was taking over my face.”

Sallie Axl has also dramatically transformed her appearance, showing her 117k Instagram followers her journey. She was quoted saying: “I know beauty comes from within but I know this is going to make me feel great!” Sallie has been open about her cosmetic procedures, live streaming her nose job and breast uplift from a hotel room.

Chasing the perfect pout

Lip fillers have also become extremely popular in the media, and the chase to get a perfect plump pout has competition from many stars. Megan McKenna, Katie Price, Holly Hagan and Lauren Goodger have all shown their improved pouts on social media and regularly stream their procedures on Snapchat.

While some reality TV stars opt for a more softer, less dramatic outcome, others prefer to go bigger and rounder. There’s no denying these procedures have changed these reality TV stars lives, and they don’t shy away from promoting and advertising their new cosmetically enhanced looks and style.

Greater self-esteem and confidence

Cosmetic surgery has allowed these stars to gain greater self-esteem and confidence about their bodies. Not only do they feel like they have improved their physical looks, but they promote a positive self-image and inform individuals that if you want surgery you should just go for it!

For more information on similar cosmetic procedures, contact us at Belvedere today.

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Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/10/09/reality-tv-and-the-rise-of-plastic-surgery/

Celebrities who have openly talked about their nose jobs

Rhinoplasty has hit the headlines lately, with Essex favourites Ferne McCann and James Argent both revealing the results of their nose jobs over the past year.

They’re not the only celebrities who have had rhinoplasty either. Below, we take a look at some of the famous faces that have talked openly about their nose jobs.

elebrities who have openly talked about their nose jobs

Bobby Norris – The TOWIE star is the latest celebrity to have rhinoplasty, after flying to Turkey for the procedure. He recently took to social media to post a picture of his bandaged face following the treatment.

Iggy Azalea – The popular star is well known for her catchy music and collaborations with the likes of Rita Ora and Charlie XCX. She is also known for being upfront about cosmetic surgery. She has openly discussed her nose job, as well as the jaw alteration and boob job she had at the same time.

Ashley Tisdale – The High School Musical actress is another one who cites health reasons for her cosmetic surgery. Ashley said that she was hyperventilating and struggling to breathe through her nose due to a deviated septum, and so she had a nose op in 2007.

Rebecca Adlington – The retired Olympic swimmer was openly unhappy with her appearance, after years of receiving cruel taunts about the way she looked. At the age of 27, she had her nose reduced and a bump removed.

Lauren Pope – DJ, fashionista, and TOWIE star, Lauren Pope, had his ‘n’ hers nose jobs with her then-boyfriend, Kirk Norcross, in 2011. Lauren said that she was really happy with how the surgery went.

Chloe Madeley – Chloe Madeley, the daughter of TV presenter couple Richard and Judy, is probably best known for being a fitness fanatic. However, last year she revealed that she had “finally fixed” her “wonky” nose, as she put it.

Charlotte Crosby – Last but not least, we have ex-Geordie Shore star, Charlotte Crosby. The reality TV favourite had surgery to straighten out the arch in her nose, as she never felt sexy and confident. Charlotte said that it was something she always wanted and, before the surgery, she would lock herself in her dressing room and cry while on photo-shoots. No more tears Charlotte!

If you’re thinking about having a nose job, or any other cosmetic surgery, why not get in touch with us at Belvedere Clinic?

Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/10/05/celebrities-who-have-openly-talked-about-their-nose-jobs/

Facts about arm lift surgery

Facts-on-Arm-lift-surgeryIf you have excessive skin on the underneath of your arms it can leave you feeling uncomfortable, self-conscious and affect your confidence when wearing certain items.

Many people find that even with a healthy lifestyle this loose skin can show as skin loses its elasticity through ageing. Loose underarm skin can also be caused by weight loss, leaving skin looking baggy and stretched.

The good news is there’s a simple, straightforward procedure which can be undertaken to help remove an excess of loose skin – it’s a process called brachioplasty.

Below we’ve highlighted some key facts about undergoing arm lift surgery.

What can the procedure help with?

Brachioplasty surgery helps to get rid of excess skin underneath the arm which sags, often between the elbow and the armpit. It’s used to treat both men and women who suffer from loose skin under the arms.

How does the procedure work?

During the procedure, you’ll be under anaesthetic and the surgeon will work to remove fat from the inner back area of your arm. This could also include some elliptical skin from the very top of the arm near the armpit if there is a lot of loose skin there too.


The usual recovery time for the procedure is a few days of rest before you can resume lightweight activity. The procedure itself lasts for 2-3 hours, depending on the amount of skin to be removed, and you will be given a compression bandage after your operation to minimise swelling to the area. It generally takes between 3 and 4 weeks before you’re able to resume all activity including strenuous lifting to give your arms a full chance to recover and heal.

There can be scarring left after the procedure, but it is kept to a minimum by a trained surgeon performing the operation. If you’re interested in speaking to one of our expert staff about undergoing an operation to lift the skin around your arm area, then contact us today on 020 8311 4464.

If you want to learn more about all the cosmetic surgery procedures we offer at the Belvedere clinic, click here.

Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/10/04/facts-about-arm-lift-surgery/

Geordie Shore stars’ cosmetic transformations

Many celebrities have undergone plastic surgery, enhancing their looks so that they always look their best wherever the paparazzi cameras follow them.

Whilst many celebs are private about the cosmetic enhancements they’ve made to their looks, the stars of MTV hit series Geordie Shore are open about the changes they’ve made.


Below we take a look at some of the cosmetic procedures the show’s stars have undergone, to update their looks.

Marnie Simpson

Marnie, one of the shows newer stars, has undergone several cosmetic procedures to enhance her already stunning natural looks. She’s had two breast enlargement surgeries and multiple lip filler injections to give her pout a plumper look.

Chloe Ferry

Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry has undergone multiple updates to her look, including Botox to smooth out the lines on her forehead, lip filler injections to give a fuller pout and dermal cheek fillers to balance out the shape of her face. She’s also undergone veneer treatment to her teeth, making multiple changes to her face whilst showing off her exercise and diet plan to help her shed weight on her social media channels.

Charlotte Crosby

One of the original members of the Geordie Shore crew, Charlotte has also become famous outside of the show for her weight loss and exercise DVDs. She’s more recently undergone cosmetic procedures to smooth out the shape of her nose using rhinoplasty surgery, and has botox on her forehead and lip fillers, like the rest of her female cast mates.

Holly Hagan

Holly’s also undergone a number of facial cosmetic procedures including veneers for her teeth, lip fillers and botox to give a more youthful appearance to her skin. Perhaps most famously she’s known for undergoing two boob jobs. After the first one went wrong, she says she now feels far more confident with her new boobs as the shape and size are perfect for her body.

If you’re interested in hearing more about any of the treatments listed above, then contact Belvedere Clinic today to see how we can help. With over 30 years of experience, our highly trained professionals understand exactly how to help our clients grow and develop their self-confidence and well-being through cosmetic procedures. For more information, call us today on 020 8311 4464.

Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/09/28/geordie-shore-stars-cosmetic-transformations/

Five celebs who’ve shared their plastic surgery stories

Although social media is often accused of creating an unrealistic image of what life is really like, there’s also an argument to be made that it has led to increasing transparency, especially amongst celebrities, who share even the minutiae of their days with their thousands of online followers.

Perhaps this is partially responsible for the increasing wave of men and women in the public eye who have been happy to open up about the cosmetic procedures they’ve undergone.

If you’re curious, here are just a few of the celebs who’ve recently shared their surgery stories…

Five celebs who’ve shared their plastic surgery stories#1: Kylie Jenner

Following months of speculation on the topic, Kylie Jenner made her big reveal on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, when she confessed to the cameras that: “I have temporary lip fillers. It’s just an insecurity of mine and it’s what I wanted to do.”

#2: Ashley Tisdale

High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale is another celebrity who’s been open about admitting to having surgery. Undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure in 2007, she claimed a deviated septum that affected her breathing had been primarily responsible for her decision.

#3: Kourtney Kardashian

Kylie Jenner is not the only member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan to have signed up for plastic surgery. Older sister Kourtney has also been open about undergoing cosmetic procedures to improve her appearance, after having a breast enlargement aged 21.

#4: Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea has admitted to having not just one procedure performed, but two: a rhinoplasty and a breast enlargement. Speaking of the latter, she said: “I don’t think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I’ve spoken about the changes I’ve made, like with my breasts.”

#5: Britney Spears

Famous for her enduring career in pop, Britney Spears is another big name who’s been open about having a hand from the professionals. Stating in an interview that she has trialled both lip fillers and other procedures, she singer said: “A doctor I see [reputedly Beverley Hills surgeon Dr Raji Kanodia] does fun stuff to me sometimes – I’ve had lip injections before.”

It’s clear that plastic surgery is spoken about much more among celebs. If you’re contemplating going under the knife, can find the procedure that’s right for you by getting in touch with the Belvedere Clinic or more information.

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Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/09/25/five-celebs-whove-shared-their-plastic-surgery-stories/

TOWIE’s James ‘Arg’ Argent shows off new nose after rhinoplasty

TOWIE favourite James ‘Arg’ Argent is happily flaunting his new nose.


The reality star – a staple of the ITV show since 2010 – recently splashed out £6,500 on a nose job because he was unhappy with his appearance.

He’s now sporting a huge smile across his face on new pictures posted to social media.

Prior to the operation, Arg revealed that the procedure was planned to remove a bump from his nose and reduce the size of his nostrils. The 29-year-old explained that he made the decision after his incredible four-stone weight loss. He said: “I’ve always known I’ve had a big nose, but where I’ve been so up and down with my weight for so many years, my nose didn’t stand out as much, but now I’ve lost four stone my features show a lot more and I’ve got this large bump and nostrils that are even more prominent.”

Arg added: “I think if I have the bump removed and the nostrils made smaller it will make me feel a lot more confident and be another step into helping me better myself since leaving rehab – and I’m not gonna lie, better looking and more attractive.”

Arg isn’t the only TOWIE star to treat himself to a nose job. In the past, both Ferne McCann and Mario Falcone have undergone the procedure and been thrilled with the results. Last month, fellow cast member Yazmin Oukhellou also had a nose job before revealing the results on Instagram.

The reality beauty wrote: “It has only been 2 weeks and I can already see the results are going to be amazing. I had a previous broken nose and deviated septum so surgery was the only option for me. I am so glad I did it as I was nervous at first but so happy that I can now breathe properly and that the small bump has gone.”

Is a nose job for you?

TOWIE stars aren’t the only ones who are allowed to have cosmetic surgery. If you want to follow in the footsteps of Arg and Yazmin with Rhinoplasty, be sure to get in touch with the Belvedere Clinic for more information about your chosen procedure.

Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/09/19/towies-james-arg-argent-shows-off-new-nose-after-rhinoplasty/

Did you know this about rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the cosmetic procedure involved in altering the appearance of the nose and is often referred to as a nose job.

Did-you-Know-about-Rhinoplasty ?

Depending on the results the patient is looking for from their surgery, the surgeon will generally look to alter the shape of the nose of the bridge, which may be bent or have a bump in it, the tip or the nostrils.

Because the nose is the centre point of the face, the procedure can vastly improve a patient’s confidence once the surgery and recovery are complete, as not only the shape of the nose but the appearance of the whole face will change too. Although rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures you can undergo, there are some facts about it you might not already know – read on below to find out more!

The procedure is as old as time

There are records of rhinoplasty surgery taking place from over 2,500 years ago, with techniques much like the ones used today. The reasons for the surgery have changed somewhat though, with a medical book from India discussing the surgery to help patients whose noses had been damaged in battle. The book and its procedures were then brought to England in the 18th century, and the rest, as they say – is history!

Why ‘plastic’ surgery?

One commonly asked question is why the procedures are referred to as plastic surgery when no instance of plastic is used in the surgery. The term was coined before modern plastic materials were developed and actually refers to the Greek word ‘plastikos’ and the Latin word ‘plasticus’ which when translated actually means to hold or shape, which is a perfect description of the procedures.

Why have rhinoplasty

Whilst rhinoplasty procedures are often carried out for cosmetic reasons, many people use the surgery as an opportunity to alter defects caused at birth, by accidents or illness.

A nose job, or rhinoplasty procedure, is a tried and tested cosmetic procedure that has given patients all over the world confidence-boosting results.

If you want to discuss your rhinoplasty with one of our expert team, call Belvedere clinic today on 020 8311 4464


Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/09/15/did-you-know-this-about-rhinoplasty/