‘Menjections’ How lip plumping for men is on the rise

It appears that it may not be just women looking for a fuller pout, as cosmetic surgeons reveal that more and more men are opting for lip filler procedures. And the trend is increasing.

'Menjections' How lip plumping surgery for men is on the rise

While lip injections are no doubt predominantly requested by women, a huge rise has been noticed in the number of men choosing restoration surgery in order to appear more like their favourite celebrities, such as Harry Styles, Channing Tatum and Brad Pitt.

You only have to look as far as the numbers. During 2016, men who had requested cosmetic surgery had risen by three per cent compared to the previous year. Since 2005 there has been a staggering rise of 28 per cent.

That’s not including minimally-invasive procedures such as lip ‘menjections’ – this has shot up 74 per cent from 2015 to 2016. But what could be the reason behind these unprecedented rises?

A natural smirk

In a Daily Mail report, Miami plastic surgeon Dr Rian Maercks offered his two cents on these surprising statistics, going on to state that men may be flocking to get this type of surgery in order to get a natural smirk and a ‘proud’ lower lip.

A selfie culture

According to Dr Maercks, a narcissistic selfie culture may also be to blame for this dramatic rise: “Social media, dating apps, selfie culture… that culture has a big part of it. Even our politicians embody and celebrate narcissism – we have never been more encouraged to analyse our facial features.”

Within just a few months, ‘menjections’ became one of the most sought-after procedures in his clinic, going from just a handful of men a week to approximately five per day.

The procedure typically involves a plumping of the lower lip and a tweak of the base of a man’s nose, utilising fillers such as collagen or Juvederm, and requiring around four shots per customer.

In the age of social media and the selfie, it’s easy to see why more and more men are opting for the surgery. Time will tell whether it will become a common trend or a passing fad.

If you’re interested in learning more about lip augmentation, contact us at Belvedere today.

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/11/16/menjections-how-lip-plumping-for-men-is-on-the-rise/


Sharon Osbourne’s attitude towards cosmetic surgery is infectious

Sharon Osbourne's attitude towards cosmetic surgery is infectiousSharon Osbourne has never been one to keep hush when it comes to her history of plastic surgery.

Now, the X Factor judge – who’s undergone numerous cosmetic procedures during her career – has insisted that every one of the operations was done to benefit herself and herself only. When quizzed about whether she was urged to alter her appearance to attract male attention, she told Event magazine: “I do this for myself. I spent years looking like an Oompa Loompa. I am not doing it to get a man.”

In the past, Sharon has confessed to undergoing a facelift, a breast reduction and a tummy tuck – amongst many other procedures. In fact, she once jokingly told The Sun: “There’s not much I haven’t had tweaked, stretched, peeled, lasered, veneered, enhanced or removed altogether.”

It would seem that Sharon’s attitude towards cosmetic surgery is infectious. After all, husband Ozzy Osbourne has also been under the knife because he was unhappy with his face. In 2005, he told Reveal: “It boosted my confidence no end. I’ve had a face job and a new nose.”

The rocker later promoted cosmetic surgery during an interview with Glamour magazine. He explained: “My philosophy is that if, when you look in the mirror, all you can see is the double chin or the big nose, and it makes your life easier to have them cut off, do it.”

Now, Grace Davies – one of Sharon’s acts on X Factor – looks to have taken inspiration from her mentor. Nearing closer and closer to a record deal, the talent show star is already weighing up the positives of pumping up her pout and mending some damage caused by anaemia. Last month, Grace told OK! magazine:“I would get lip fillers and I would definitely get a hair transplant. I had anemia and was really stressed at college and lost my eyebrows, eyelashes and some of my hair, which hasn’t grown back in places.”

Have Sharon’s words hit home?

If like Sharon you’re ready to make a change, then there’s no better person to do it for than yourself. For information on finding a procedure that’s perfect for you, get in touch with Belvedere Clinic .

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Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/11/13/sharon-osbournes-attitude-towards-cosmetic-surgery-is-infectious/

Kim Kardashian’s cosmetic surgeries

Kim Kardashian's cosmetic surgeriesKnown as one of the world’s most beautiful women and a hugely successful business woman – Kim Kardashian

has been open throughout her career in the spotlight about her plastic surgeries and the cosmetic procedures she’s undergone to enhance her look. With a life lived constantly in the spotlight, it’s no surprise she’s spent so much time and money investing in her physical appearance, with stunning results.

Below we’ve looked at her cosmetic surgeries from the last decade.

That bum

Kim Kardashian’s bum is the stuff of legend, inspiring people the world over to take to the gym, squatting huge weights, or opting for cosmetic procedures to achieve an incredible curve to their buttocks. In Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kim went as far as having an x ray to prove she’d never had a butt implants, but with other cosmetic procedures, including fat transfer deposits or just a simple thigh and buttock lift, available, the chances are she enhanced her natural figure using other cosmetic enhancements. The shape and size of her buttocks have grown considerably throughout her career and been a constant source of fascination from the media, suggesting it’s been well worth her investment.


Whilst Kim puts her new nose shape down to expert contouring, it’s hughly likely she’s undergone a rhinoplasty. Looking at it with an expert opinion, it appears she’s had the bridge of her nose straightened out and slimmed down – a procedure known as a septo rhinoplasty. She’s also had an alar base reduction, which defines the tip of her nose. Whilst she works with some of the best make up artists in the world, the overall structure appears to have changed more dramatically than anything that could be achieved from make up, giving Kim a more symmetrical appearance to her face.


Kim’s dramatic weight gain and then loss with daughter North suggests she’s undergone liposuction to slim down and increase the tiny appearance of her waist. Usually, patients spend up to six weeks after the procedure avoiding physical exertion and wearing a compression garment, which would’ve been perfect timing for Kim whilst resting post birth.

If you’re interested in any of the cosmetic procedures mentioned above, contact Belvedere Clinic today.

Kim Kardashian West, Parramatta Westfield Sydney Australia by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer licensed under Creative commons 5

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/11/09/kim-kardashians-cosmetic-surgeries/

How does tummy tuck surgery work?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, as it’s also known, is a popular cosmetic procedure for people who carry weight that they’re unable to shift through exercise or by following a healthy diet. Often weight in these instances is generated by genetics, and surgery can be an effective method of removing fat to smooth and define the body’s contours. The surgery removes fat or loose skin and works to tighten the abdominal muscles to give the stomach a more toned look.

How-does-tummy-tuck-surgery WORK?

If you’re considering surgery or want to know more about how the tummy tuck procedure works, read on below.


Who is the tummy tuck suitable for?

The tummy tuck procedure is suitable for both men and women and is popular with women who have been left with loose, sagging skin after pregnancy, as well as people who’ve lost a lot of weight but have their loose skin remaining. If you’re planning on future pregnancies a tummy tuck is not advisable as the surgery can affect your abdominal muscles, which could cause complications for you during your pregnancy and labour.

The procedure

The surgery can take between one and five hours depending on the type of tummy tuck you’re having, from a complete abdominoplasty to a partial abdominoplasty. You will be under general anaesthetic, or ‘asleep’, for the full procedure.

After the procedure

Your post care should involve ideally an overnight stay in the facility you have the procedure, or at least arrange for someone to drive you home after your operation. You might be asked to wear a compression bandage to complete the results of your surgery. You will have pain and some swelling after the operation, but your surgeon can advise on pain relief. You will also have some scarring after the procedure, which will never completely disappear but can dissolve over time with oils and ointments.

Celebrities including Kerry Katona have undergone successful tummy tuck procedures at the Belvedere Clinic. If you want to find out more about having a tummy tuck, then contact the Belvedere today on 0208 311 4464

Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/10/26/how-does-tummy-tuck-surgery-work/

20% Off All Cosmetic Surgery Procedures at the Belvedere Clinic

The Belvedere Clinic Are Offering 20& Off All Cosmetic Procedures* For A Limited Time Only


If you thought you couldn’t afford Cosmetic Surgery, then think again as the Belvedere are currently giving away a 20% discount on all their cosmetic surgery procedures ( excluding non-surgical ).

This offer is only for a limited time call our team now 0208 311 4464 to find out how much your cosmetic procedure will cost.

Belvedere carry out various cosmetic procedures for your body and face

Cosmetic surgery for women – We offer a variety of breast related surgical procedures including; breast enlargement, breast reduction, breast uplift and nipple correction.

Cosmetic surgery for men  – Belvedere offer exclusive treatments for men, Hair Transplant for hair loss, Male Breast Reduction ( Gynaecomastia ) and Pectoral Implants along with many more.

Cosmetic Surgery for the faceNose reshaping ( Rhinoplasty ) we also offer eyelid surgery, eye bag removal and face and neck lift.

Cosmetic surgery for the body  – The Belvedere Clinic offers a variety of fat removal procedures, liposuction, Vaser Lipo, including tummy tuck, arm lifts, thigh and buttock lifts and Gastric Banding for weightloss

*terms apply

Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2017/10/23/20-off-all-cosmetic-surgery-procedures-at-the-belvedere-clinic/

Gastric Banding







Gastric banding ( Bariatric ) is a surgical procedure that involves fitting a band around the upper part of your stomach.

It is usually only recommended as a last resort for people who are morbidly obese (those with a BMI of over 40), or those with a BMI of between 30-40 who also have a condition that poses a serious health risk, such as diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), or heart disease.If you are very obese, gastric banding can be used as a way of helping you to lose weight by controlling the amount of food that you eat.

Procedure Time: 1-2 nights stay After Procedure: On a liquid diet for 4 weeks Recovery Time: Band check after 4 weeks

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How does gastric banding procedure work?

gastric band diagramOnce the gastric band is in place it can be adjusted externally (outside the body) at any time by a surgeon. This means the band can be made either tighter or looser, depending on the amount of food your surgeon wants to restrict you from eating.

Our surgeon can make the band tighter by adding salt water (saline) into the band. This slows down the amount of food that can pass through your stomach – meaning your stay feeling full for longer. To loosen the band, some of the salt water fluid is removed, meaning food passes through quicker to your digestive system. Generally, a gastric band is loose to start and then tightened when you are used to eating less food.

A gastric band is designed to remain permanently within your stomach. However, it can be removed, and in the majority of cases leaves you with no permanent changes to your stomach.

The procedure to fit a gastric band can involve a certain degree of complication, for example there is a risk of infection, and in rare cases, leaking into your stomach may occur.




Previous patients of the Belvedere clinic have gone on, since the operation to lead a healthy, life changing future.

Research by the National Bariatric Surgery Registry revealed that operations on severely obese patients prevented or eliminate premature death, disease and disability. Type 2 diabetes cases have decreased significantly since the introduction of gastric band surgery, with the average patient shedding nearly 60% of excess body weight.


If you know your weight and height you can try the BMI calculator on the NHS website, please use the link below


The categories are listed below

BMI                  Classification           Health Risk           Surgery  Category

Under 18.5       Underweight            Minimal                      n/a

18.5 – 24.9       Healthy Weight       Minimal                      n/a

25 – 29.9           Overweight                increased                     cosmetic

30 – 34.9           Obese                            High                            cosmetic

35 – 39.9           Severely Obese         Very High                   medically necessary

40 & over          Morbidly Obese        Extremely High        usually medically necessary

A person with a BMI between 35.0 – 39.9 may be eligible for weight loss surgery if they have comorbidities (medical illnesses/diseases that are either caused by or contributed to by the excess weight that can result either in significant physical disability or even death.)

Morbidly Obese: “Morbid obesity” means that a person is either 50%-100% over normal weight, more than 100 pounds over normal weight, has a BMI of 40 or higher, or is sufficiently overweight to severely interfere with health or normal function.

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Vaser Liposuction FAQs

What body areas can be treated with VASER Lipo ?

Cosmetic physicians have had great success in applying Vaser Lipo to various different parts of the body, including the chin, neck, face, breasts (male and female), buttocks, love handles, calves, thighs, knees and ankles. The precision nature of Vaser lipo allows application in areas traditional lipo could never reach.

How much fat can be taken? Can you treat multiple areas at once ?

One great thing about Vaser is the capacity it has to address more than one body part at a time. Only a doctor would be able to tell you how much body fat can be removed from a patient in one operation. Remember that this is not meant as a weight loss alternative. The idea behind the procedure is to create a more appealing silhouette. There may not actually be that much weight lost, but the slimmer profile is the promised reward.

How soon will I see my results? What is the recovery time ?

That depends on the extensiveness of the operation, how much fat is being removed as well as how many areas were addressed by a single procedure. Many patients have reported dynamic results within days of the procedure and many others had to wait 3 months and more. It will be important to consult a doctor before any realistic projections can be made.

Source: http://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/body-reshaping/gastric-banding/

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.

Butterfly Tattoo by LostinTexas licensed under Creative commons 4

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.

Jane Fonda by Diario Critico Venezuela licensed under Creative commons 4

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

Reality TV and the rise of plastic surgeryReality TV and the rise of plastic surgery

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.

Katie Price wearing Lloyd Klein to the EJAF Oscar Party by Lloyd Klein licensed under Creative commons 4

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