Thighlighting: a new trend in celebrity cosmetic surgery

Thighlighting a new trend in celebrity cosmetic surgeryIt’s often celebrities who are responsible for starting new cosmetic surgery trends – and the latest big trend is no different.

Thanks to stars like Taylor Swift, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Lopez, we’re now seeing a rise in the popularity of “thighlighting”.

Thighlighting is essentially a complete makeover for the leg: a series of procedures that could include liposuction using micro power assisted or vaser techniques, a thigh lift, calf implants, inner thigh contouring or outer thigh contouring – or a combination of any of these, depending on the results the individual is looking for. Various plastic surgeons from the US to the UK have reported an increase in women looking for these types of procedure, with women becoming increasingly concerned about the appearance of their thighs, and looking for a surgical solution.

The whole procedure generally takes no more than a few hours, with those who choose to undergo thighlighting generally able to go home on the same day as the surgery takes place.

The results of the thighlighting surgery bring both physical and psychological benefits. It can help to make the thighs look longer than they are, and streamline a woman’s overall appearance, as well as improving the proportions of the body and giving a brand new look to the contours of the leg. Psychologically, the procedure can also boost a woman’s confidence, ensuring that she both looks and feels comfortable in public.

Thighlighting became so popular as a result of the body-hugging dresses that celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift are often seen wearing at public events, with high splits exposing a long expanse of thigh. Recent fashion trends have also contributed to the popularity of the procedure, with more and more current catwalk fashions including either dresses that expose the thighs, or figure-hugging outfits, both of which require a great deal of confidence to wear.

The cost of thighlighting can vary, and it all depends on the extent of the work that each individual would like to be done. As a combination of multiple different procedures, it’s a cosmetic surgery that can be tailored exactly to individual needs. It’s just the latest in a number of cosmetic surgery trends that are driven by celebrities… who knows what the next will be?

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Meghan Markle’s nose tops cosmetic surgery lists

Every plastic surgeon in London knows that requests to look like celebrities are commonplace, and, up till now, it’s been lip fillers and buttock enhancements that have been some of the most popular, thanks to the Kardashians.

In November 2017, though, Prince Harry announced his engagement to girlfriend Meghan Markle, and we’re finding that, as a result, the Kardashians are being knocked off the top spot in favour of the new soon-to-be royal.

It’s not the first time that a royal wedding has led to a shift in trends, though: after William and Kate’s wedding, the number of requests for a butt lifts surged, thanks to footage of Pippa Middleton on the day.

And now it’s Meghan Markle’s turn, with her nose proving a hit with women up and down the country.

The Suits actress’ nose is the inspiration behind a huge number of current rhinoplasty requests, thanks to its straight profile and defined tip, which can only be seen when looking at her sideways on. It may not be a nose that’s as ‘perfect’ as other celebrities who have inspired rhinoplasty trends in the past (the likes of Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson all have noses that have been requested by huge numbers of rhinoplasty patients), but it’s a nose that has character, and one that could well signal a shift in cosmetic surgery trends.

For many, cosmetic surgery isn’t about going under the knife to look perfect, it’s simply about creating a look with which the patient is happy. Meghan Markle’s nose veers more towards the girl next door look than, for example, the perfection of the Kardashians’ features, which have been popular for so long.

Of course, it’s not just Markle’s nose that’s proving popular: the sharpness of her jawline and the profile of her cheekbones are also being more widely requested from plastic surgeons. While the royal family are loved by some and loathed by others, one thing is definitely clear: when it comes to the way they look, they’re setting trends in the worlds of fashion, hair, beauty and cosmetic surgery alike.

If you’re interested in getting rhinoplasty or any other kind of cosmetic surgery, get in touch with Belvedere Clinic today.

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Before and After Breast Enlargement

Please See The Belvedere Clinic Patient Before & After Pictures

Here at the Belvedere Clinic our Plastic Surgeons use implants they are fully approved by the FDA also all implants come with a lifetime guarantee. When you book your consultation with our plastic surgeon you will be able to touch and feel the implants and by researching and understanding our products the decision should be made easier.

Before & After Breast Implants

Motiva Ergonomix™ are 100% filled implants that adapt shape after implantation to give the natural look of traditional “anatomical” implants, without the complications associated with rotation and implant hardness.

TrueTissue Technology™ is the combination of a specific elastic elastomer shell and the special rheological properties of ProgressiveGel Ultima™, that combine with gravity to shift the maximum point of projection to the lower pole when the patient is in standing position.

When the patient lies flat on her back, the implants will react in a similar way to a natural breast and the maximum point of projection will move closer to the middle point of her breast.

Motiva Ergonomix™ implants adjust with gravity to the patient’s position, in order to a provide a very natural result.



Surface Choices

Motiva Implants® SilkSurface™ and VelvetSurface™ are unique surfaces obtained without the use of foreign materials like salt or sugar, with a controlled process designed for a better biocompatibility.

Shape Choices

A novel development for women who seek the most natural look and feel can be found in Motiva Implants® Ergonomix™ line

Size, Base and Projection Choices

The base of the implant will define the resulting cleavage, the fullness is determined by the implant projection and the cup by the implant volume.

Providing our patients the option of breast implants with Q Inside Safety Technology™ can give them increased peace of mind in the event of a safety issue or device recall, thereby helping to ensure their safety and well-being.

Our Breast surgeons have before and after pictures of their work available in their portfolios,

and will be more than willing to show your the amazing results they have achieved Or click for more information on our Breast Enlargement procedure or our Pre operative & Post Operative care

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Is plastic surgery responsible for people quitting smoking?

It’s now estimated that around 15% of people smoke in the UK. This figure, of course, has fallen rapidly over the years thanks to measures such as the smoking ban and the increased taxation on cigarettes. But could it be that there’s another reason why more and more people are choosing to quit?

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A new study has found that cosmetic surgery is one of the driving forces behind people giving up cigarettes.

The research – carried out by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver – found that 40% of patients who had undergone cosmetic surgery no longer smoked on a daily basis following the procedure. Meanwhile, 70% of those surveyed admitted to cutting down on smoking following pre and post-surgery consultations with their doctor.

It’s not unusual for patients to be asked to refrain from smoking both before and after undergoing cosmetic surgery. This is because the use of cigarettes can slow down a person’s immune system and restrict the flow of blood in their blood vessels – both of which can lead to delayed or compromised recovery following an operation. In particular, continuing smoking can be extremely detrimental for those who have tummy tucks, facelifts or breast lifts (amongst other procedures).

Dr Aaron Van Slyke – a lead author in the study – was personally unsurprised by the results of the research. Instead, he felt the survey just further outlined how much people are interested in improving their lifestyle when they decide to go under the knife.

Reflecting on the results, he commented: “This is consistent with previous research showing patients who seek to obtain cosmetic surgery are more motivated to sustain positive lifestyle changes.” He added: “The dialogue between plastic surgeon and patient during the cosmetic surgery consultation serves as a unique moment to provide targeted smoking cessation counselling that may persist well beyond the surgical interaction.”

Plastic surgery can change your life

While it’s promising that research shows plastic surgery can help patients quit smoking, there are numerous other benefits associated with going under the knife and improving your appearance – such as increased self-confidence. For more information on choosing a cosmetic procedure that’s right for you, get in touch with the Belvedere Clinic.


MicroAire Power Assisted Liposuction


Power-Assisted Liposuction – What is it?

Liposuction, a fat removal procedure, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the UK, and involves fat cells being suctioned out of the body using a cannula and aspirator system. The procedure is used to remove fat cells that are not responding to diet or exercise and can be used to assist other fat-reducing procedures.


The Belvedere Clinic in London is a private hospital offering cosmetic liposuction procedures by GMC registered surgeons. With an excellent quality of care and experience in cosmetic surgery since 1985, we use the latest technology for our procedures to ensure reduced risks and a greater level of comfort post-op.

The brand new PAL procedure is the latest one London-wide and across the UK.

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About Your MicroAire Liposuction Procedure

The types of liposuction

The first liposuction treatment, known as traditional liposuction, was first developed as a cosmetic procedure in the 1970s. This form of liposuction is called “suction-assisted liposuction”, which means that the fat is literally sucked out of the body with the cannula. It takes a lot of physical effort to perform this procedure and is the most intrusive liposuction treatment.

Heat-based liposuction treatments, performed using radio frequency, ultrasonic or laser technology, essentially ‘burn’ the fat cells away, rather than ripping them out like traditional liposuction does.

The newest and most innovative method of liposuction is known as power-assisted liposuction (PAL). This method, which is available for both men and women, is most similar to the suction-assisted liposuction procedure, as it sucks out the fat cells rather than burns them away. The main difference, however, is that unlike the suction-assisted procedure, the MicroAire liposuction technology makes very small and very fast movements, as opposed to the heavy and intrusive movements in suction-assisted liposuction.

PAL also increases the cell viability, as less of the cells are damaged upon removal, making it the better procedure for when fat cells are to be removed from one area and then inserted into another.


Treatment applies to different body types and can be used to treat body areas below the neck, some of the most commonly treated areas are:

✓ Abdomen
✓ Flanks
✓ Back
✓ Arms
✓ Hips
✓ Buttocks
✓ Thighs
✓ Knees

Features and Benefits

  • Smooth, predictable results in all areas of the body
  • Precise body contouring
  • Reduced number of re-treatments
  • Fast patient recovery
  • Reduced pain, bruising and swelling postoperatively
  • Improved body contouring over traditional liposuction

Pre-operative preparation – Our breast surgeon will discuss the procedure in detail with you during your pre-operative consultation. Click here to read more information on your Pre-Operative care

How Vaser Works

The first task is to treat the area that will be shrunk with a saline solution that will numb the area while shrinking the blood vessels to avoid blood loss and reduce the possibility of damage. The solution acts to keep the area of operations wet and filled with liquid, this makes it easier for the Vaser lipo system’s ultrasonic energy to break up and dispose of the fatty tissue in the area.

The next task is to break up the fatty tissue with a small probe that emits the correct sonic frequency to reduce the fat to a liquid. This liquid can then be gently removed with a delicate suction tool perfectly designed for minimizing trauma to any surrounding blood vessels, nerves or connecting tissues.

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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.


Rebekah Vardy reveals boob job plans during I’m A Celeb

Rebekah Vardy was watched by millions of people on a nightly basis after her appearance on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.


Between Bushtucker Trials and scantily-clad showers, the WAG has been telling her fellow campmates how she plans to go under the knife when the show is over and done with. In particular, she’s set her sights on a second boob job. During a recent episode on ITV, Rebekah told her fellow campmates: “I am going to get them redone in January next year. Amazing.”

The public revelation shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to those who know a bit about Rebekah. After all, the 35-year-old has previously admitted to having a breast enhancement as well as Botox. When quizzed about having cosmetic surgery during an interview with Mail Online in 2016, the footballer’s wife said: “I’ve had a boob job, too. I can’t bear it when women lie about this stuff. I go in the sun and I’ve hardly got any wrinkles. It’s not nature, it’s Botox.”

Rebekah won’t be the first person to have cosmetic surgery after leaving the Jungle. Last year’s winner Scarlett Moffatt has previously had lip fillers and Botox. Scarlett has also refused to rule out a breast reduction should she decide one is necessary in the future. Earlier this year, she told Heat magazine: “They’re a G-cup now, and I’d love them to be a D-cup. I definitely think I’ll do it in the next couple of years, but I would like to try to lose a bit of weight first, to see if they go down naturally.”

Meanwhile, 2015’s victor Vicky Pattison also had a boob job just like Rebekah. Speaking about the decision before joining the show, Geordie Shore star Vicky told Now! magazine: “I thought about the boobs for 10 months.” She added: “It was the only option for me to be body confident, and I’m pleased I did it.”

Are you inspired?

Although Rebekah won’t be this year’s Queen of the Jungle after her elimination from the show, it seems a foregone conclusion that she’ll be treating herself to a boob job. If you’re inspired to follow in her footsteps – or if you fancy any other procedure – get in touch with the Belvedere Clinic for information.


Strictly sensation Anton Du Beke ‘feels 25 again’ after hair transplant

Strictly Come Dancing routinely pulls in more than 10million viewers an episode on BBC One – and many of those people who tune in do so to watch Anton Du Beke.

The professional dancer has been a staple of the show since it began in 2014 and over the years he’s been teamed with the likes of Nancy Dell’Olio, Patsy Palmer and most recently Ruth Langsford. Now a household name in his own right, the 51-year-old has turned to cosmetic surgery to ensure that he’s got a faultless appearance when on television.

anton-hair-before-and-afterIn a recent interview with the Mirror, Anton confessed that he’s just spent £10,000 on a hair transplant. This procedure, he’s happy to tell the world, has made him feel like a man half his age. He told the paper: “I think the one big thing for men is their hair. Women have all their things… But men have hair. I was looking at photos and images of myself on television and saw it was going a bit thin at the front. I’d cover it with make-up and make sure I didn’t stand under certain lights. Basically, I didn’t like it very much.” He added: “I feel 25 again. It’s given me so much more confidence when appearing on television or having my picture taken.”

Anton isn’t the only famous face to overhaul their appearance since the beginning of Strictly Come Dancing. Instead, it seems almost everyone – from judges and presenters to contestants and professionals – have previously gone under the knife or have said that they are considering it. For instance, long time judge Craig Revel Horwood has been very open about having previously had a nose job, while Bruno Tonioli has said he would have plastic surgery if the circumstances were right. In 2015, he told Mail Online: “I probably would, if and when the time comes.”

Cosmetic surgery is for everyone

You don’t need to have millions of viewers hanging on your every dance move to undergo plastic surgery. In fact, you don’t even need to be on television! Cosmetic surgery is for everyone and you can start your journey to perfection by getting in touch with Belvedere.

The belvedere clinic Currently have a brand new procedure Kerastem Advanced Hair Restoration using Stem Cells

1.       Single 90 minute treatment.  No drugs, no creams and no sign that you have had anything done to your hair. 

2.       Because it is a stem cell treatment it is suitable for both men and women who are losing their hair.

3.       The procedure is the latest and most advanced treatment in the world today for early stage hair loss and uses the patient’s own fat from stem cells.

4.       The results are clinically proven.


Stem Cell Hair Restoration

Kerastem Advanced Hair Therapy using Stem Cells.

The procedure is the latest and most advanced treatment in the world today for early stage hair loss and uses the patient’s own fat from stem cells.

Hair restoration treatment for men and women

That moment when you first realise that your hair is slowly but surely falling out is a difficult one to deal with. TV, magazines and newspapers are full of shampoo adverts that glorify good hair to such an extent that baldness might seem like a curse. Of course, this is far from true and many hairless people are perfectly happy with their lot.

However, if you are in the early stages of hair loss and you’d like turn back time, you can take comfort from the fact that help is at hand. We can’t quite build a time machine for you, but we can reverse the early stages of hair loss.

At Belvedere Clinic, we are now performing a groundbreaking treatment for early stage hair loss. This is a brand new procedure that delivers clinically proven results, time after time.

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you will leave happy with your new hair

About Stem Cell Hair Restoration Procedure

Suitable for men and women, and it’s non-invasive

One thing that people always ask us about is how invasive the treatment is. Well, that’s just it – it’s not invasive at all. Unlike treatments of the past, which offered minimal results and no shortage of pain, this delivers the opposite to that on both counts. There are no drugs involved, no creams and, crucially, no evidence that you had anything done to your hair in the first place.


The study and expertise that has gone into the creation of our hair restoration treatment has been a number of years in the making. It is a brand new procedure and we are one of the first clinics to offer it in the UK.

Our treatment is based on stem cells, which are extracted from the patient’s own fat. For the fast and utterly effective nature of the procedure, it truly is a groundbreaking development. The treatment only takes 90 minutes and it’s suitable for men and women who are losing their hair and wish to take action.


We are a private hospital and the amazing people who carry out the treatment are GMC registered surgeons.

From the consultation phase, through coming in and having the treatment carried out, to the after care, every aspect of your hair restoration journey will be of the highest quality.

Our hair restoration treatment is changing people’s outlook on life

Patients who come back into us for a visit a few months after the treatment are a joy to meet. The look of happiness and new-found confidence they exude after halting the hair-loss process is infectious.

Hair loss affects men and women in different ways, but the most important thing that you should realise is that there is a solution. There is a pathway towards regaining your hair, as well as your confidence.

This is the latest and most advanced hair restoration treatment in the world today for early stage hair loss. You owe it to yourself to get in contact with us today and arrange to come into us for a consultation.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON Kerastem Advanced Hair Therapy

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are unspecialised cells that maintain and repair tissues. Stem cells are unique in that they have the potential to develop into many different types of cells. In tissue and hair regeneration, stem cells induce changes, behavior, or differentiation of adjacent cells by Paracrine signaling. Stem are injected into the scalp and are believed to exert a paracrine effect by inducing hair cells to become more active.

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is the process of isolating adult stem cells from abdominal fat and reintroducing them into the body where they can do the most good. The process begins with extracting a few ounces of fat from the patient in a “mini” liposuction procedure. Once the fat is removed, the stem cells are isolated utilizing the state-of-the-art Centrifuge.

Once isolated, the stem cells are then re-introduced to the body for more localized treatments. The treatment is an outpatient procedure conducted in a sterile environment at the Belvedere Clinic utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.

How Long Does The Liposuction Take?

The “mini” liposuction only takes about 20 minutes. Once the fat has been extracted, the patient can relax or sleep while the stem cells are isolated.

What Happens After The Stem Cell Isolating?

Once your stem cells have been isolated, our Surgeon will reintroduce them into your scalp with an intravenous mix of saline and stem cells.

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

Most patient procedures will be complete within 90 minutes.

Can I Go Home Afterwards?

Stem cell therapy is an outpatient procedure. Patients will be able to go home immediately following completion of the procedure.

Can I Drive Home Afterwards?

No, most patients will need someone to drive you home because in office sedation that is given  allows you to relax while the procedure is performed.  You are not allowed to drive while using medications that cause sedation.

When Can I Go Back To Work?

Many patients are able to go back to work on the following day. However, you may be sore for about a week following the procedure. We ask you to refrain from excessive exercise for at least a week.

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

Individual ailments vary and the outcome of stem cell therapy depends on your body’s unique healing process. For hair restoration patient, it may take several months to see any results.

How Long Will It Last?

Results will vary from patient to patient depending on the degree of hair loss and the natural variation in isolated cells.

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Why do people get plastic surgery? The answer has been revealed

Plastic surgery appeals to different people for a whole variety of reasons.


This can be anything – from wanting to improve their career prospects to simply wanting to try something new. However, a new survey has pinpointed the main reason why patients decide to undergo a cosmetic procedure.

The answer? One word: confidence. According to research carried out by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery – who offer everything from liposuction to hair transplants – patients are most interested in boosting their self-esteem when they go under the knife.

While the majority of those quizzed revealed that they first considered a form of cosmetic treatment to ‘feel more confident’, others also confessed that they were urged to improve their appearance to ‘feel more attractive’ and to ‘look as young as I feel or better for my age’. Mirroring similar surveys carried out around the globe, the research also confirmed that more people than ever before are open to the idea of cosmetic surgery in 2017. In fact, seven out of 10 people are now interested in a procedure – twice as many as in 2013.

The results, while eye-opening, might not come as that much of a surprise to those people who closely follow pop culture. After all, numerous celebrities have previously admitted to going under the knife with the intention of experiencing a new level of confidence. Just take Kaley Cuoco as an example. The Big Bang Theory star has gone under the knife on multiple occasions – having had everything from a boob job to lines removed from her neck.

Just last year the actress stood up for herself and declared the work had done wonders for her self-esteem. In a candid interview, she proudly told Women’s Health: “I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing.”

It’s time to boost your confidence!

You can expect to feel much better about yourself after undergoing plastic surgery. This newfound confidence will hopefully improve both your personal and professional life. For more information on a procedure that will boost your self-esteem, get in touch with the Belvedere and explore your options.


Botox fan Elaine Paige won’t rule out more cosmetic surgery

There aren’t many people as revered in their industry as Elaine Paige.

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The singer has seemingly done it all in her career – from topping the charts to performing on Broadway and the West End. While Elaine’s voice is music to people’s ears, it must be said that her face is still rather easy on people’s eyes, even at the age of 68. This, she will proudly admit, is partly due to the results of Botox.

Elaine has said she relies on the wrinkle-removing procedure in the past, and she has recently confirmed once again that it’s been the solution to eliminating the lines around her eyes and has shaved the years off her appearance. In a new interview with the Daily Post, she said: “Have I had any work done? Well, that’s a very personal question! But, no, I get a few lines around my eyes so the closest thing to work I get is Botox once in a while.”

While Elaine’s not previously gone under the knife, she certainly won’t rule out the possibility. In fact, she’s explained that she can foresee a time when plastic surgery will be the solution to maintaining her youth. She added: “There will come a time when I’ll notice enough to decide whether I’m going to need to get something more drastic done. But I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.”

The West End star has previously made similar comments, even going so far as to pinpoint a necklift as a procedure that she’s been eyeing up. Earlier this year, she told the Mirror: “I’m tempted as it’s all falling down. I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat, so I’m not sure if I’ll go through with it, but if I suddenly look 10 years younger, you’ll know I have.”

You have options, too

It would seem that Elaine is moving closer and closer to undergoing a cosmetic procedure. Meanwhile, there’s no need to put off your choice of procedure if you’ve already made up your mind about which one is for you. For more information about cosmetic surgery, get in touch with the Belvedere today.