4 FAQ’s About Breast Augmentation

Many women are overwhelmed and confused when it comes to the facts surrounding breast augmentation.


This type of cosmetic surgery often comes with lots of misinformation and myths. Below we have put together four of the most frequently asked questions about breast augmentation.

1. Am I suitable for breast augmentation?

This is a question that you need to ask yourself and your chosen cosmetic surgeon. Many women choose to have breast augmentation after pregnancy or breastfeeding to regain the shape they once had. Another reason is when shape and definition has been lost following weight loss or simply due to age. Whatever your reason, you need to carefully consider all risks and benefits of having this cosmetic procedure.

2. What happens during the consultation?

During the first consultation, you will be able to discuss your wishes and expectations of the surgery with your surgeon. They will advise you on the best type and shape of breast implant to use, dependent upon your frame and size. They will also suggest if the breast implant should be placed in front of or behind the muscle. The real purpose of the initial consultation is for you to ask questions and to gain information about the procedure.

3. What size is right for me?

This is one of the biggest questions you need to ask yourself. What cup size should you go up to? This very much depends upon your natural cup size and shape of breast. You also need to take into account any loose skin, or excess fat surrounding the breast area. Your surgeon can help you with this decision via the use of 3D software that shows you how your breasts will look post-surgery. They can also show you ‘before and after’ images of their past work.

4. Different shapes of implant

Breast implants come in various sizes and shapes. Implants are round, teardrop and have different finishes. Once again your cosmetic surgeon will best advise you on the many different types of implant to meet your needs. If you already have a good breast shape but are lacking in volume, then the best choice is the round implant. If your breast is lacking in shape and volume, then the teardrop implant is the preferred choice.

Please do contact us here at Belvedere Clinic for more information about breast augmentation and to book your free consultation today.

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2018/05/22/4-faqs-about-breast-augmentation/


4 things you need to know about liposuction

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that targets areas of the body such as the tummy, buttocks, and thighs.


Sometimes we just need a little help to sculpt and shape the body, particularly after losing weight or following a pregnancy. If you choose to have liposuction and lead a healthy lifestyle, then the results can be amazing, both for your body and self esteem. Below we explore four things that you need to know about liposuction.

Liposuction will not help you lose weight

One common myth surrounding liposuction is that it can be used to help you lose weight. Sadly, this is not true. During the procedure only a small amount of body weight is actually lost. Liposuction targets those stubborn areas of the body where you find it difficult to remove fat. It can also help to target areas such as the waist. Liposuction should be used in conjunction with healthy eating and exercise, not to solely help you lose weight. It should also be noted that individuals with a BMI over 30 are not suitable for liposuction.

Not just for the tummy

Many people believe that liposuction is only performed on the tummy and waist areas, but this simply isn’t true. It can be used on most parts of the body, where there are unwanted fat deposits. Liposuction can be carried out on the chin and even knees. Every individual is different, and a consultation would be needed before commencement of treatment.

The non-surgical liposuction option

Today, many cosmetic surgeons offer a non-surgical procedure, known as Vaser liposuction. Unlike traditional liposuction that uses small surgical incisions, vaser liposuction uses ultrasound techniques, instead of puncturing the skin, that can target those unwanted fat cells. This is a good option when invasive surgery is not recommended for medical reasons.

Minimal scarring

Many individuals are concerned about the appearance of their skin following liposuction, in that they may be left with lots of visible scars. The good news is that liposuction produces minimal and fine scars. Another good piece of news is that these scars will fade within two to three months.

To find out more about having liposuction performed by Belvedere, then please do get in touch with us today. The Belvedere also offer the latest in Liposuction procedures the Micro Power Assisted Liposuction(PAL) find out more on our website

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2018/05/14/4-things-you-need-to-know-about-liposuction/

10% Discount on ALL Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

To Celebrate our 35th Year Anniversary, For the next month we are offering 10% discount on all Procedures Including Breast Enlargement Surgery.


At the Belvedere Clinic we have our own private hospital which is fully regulated and stands in its own private grounds unlike many of our competitors who simply rent facilities.  This means we are able to retain quality of care and give an exceptional service. 

All our consultations are free and we give you an in depth assessment with our fully qualified consultant cosmetic surgeons.  In our consultation rooms you have the added luxury of our 3D Imaging system which can show you your before and after look prior to your surgery.  You will have your own personal patient co-ordinator, not a sales person, who will support you from your initial consultation through to post operative appointments.

We believe we have one of the largest operating theatres in the country and ours is one of the most technologically advanced operating theatres available today.  We have separate anaesthetic rooms with adjacent recovery suites and all our personnel are at a very senior level with years of theatre and quality of care experience. We have a state of the art air handling unit which changes the air on numerous occasions hourly, ensuring that our patients do not get infections.

All our clients upon request have the opportunity to be shown around our facilities including the theatre suite and hospital rooms prior to consultation.  During your stay you have your own room with your own TV and en-suite bathroom. 

The Belvedere Clinic is at the forefront of the cosmetic surgery industry and our aims are to give you the surgery you require and your new look with all the comfort that goes with it.

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2018/05/11/10-discount-on-all-cosmetic-surgery-procedures/

One in five men getting a hair transplant is in their 20s

One in five men getting a hair transplant is in their 20sHair loss has affected men throughout history.

Whether it’s just a case of things thinning out up top or whether it’s total baldness, many sufferers have been forced to allow nature to take its course… until now.

You see, the number of male patients receiving a hair transplant has hit an all-time high after there were 635,189 procedures carried out around the world in 2016. Perhaps even more remarkably, the data shows that one in five men are still in their 20s when they choose to do something about their hair loss.

This telling detail was recently revealed by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. It stands as further evidence that hair transplants are popular within all demographics. This could be put down a number of factors, including that the world of showbiz has so openly embraced the procedure. You need look no further than the likes of Wayne Rooney, Calum Best and Jake Quickenden for examples of stars who have proudly flaunted a new head of hair after undergoing a hair transplant.

However, the fact that the procedure is so popular among young men might have something to do with the fact that it’s been proven to make a person look younger. Therefore, much like other cosmetic surgery – such as facelifts – it’s largely about reclaiming youth.

US Psychologist Thomas Cash has conducted extensive research into baldness and how it can be perceived by the rest of the world. In particular, he found that men who were bald or losing their hair were likely to look up to three years and nine months older than their actual age. Speaking about the men who were used in the research, Dr Cash said: “The bald or balding models were perceived more negatively on every dimension except intelligence.”

Are you ready to reap the rewards?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in your 20’s, middle-aged or a senior, you’re free to reap the rewards of a hair transplant surgery or stem cell hair restoration. The procedure won’t just allow you to once again run your hands through your luscious locks but will also help you to regain the appearance of youth. For more information on the procedure, or any other form of plastic surgery, get in touch with Belvedere.

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Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2018/05/08/one-in-five-men-getting-a-hair-transplant-is-in-their-20s/

Plastic surgery doesn’t have a negative impact on people’s relationships

Plastic surgery doesn’t have a negative impact on people’s relationshipsIt’s always a very personal decision to choose to have plastic surgery. However, many people still factor in their loved ones when making it – particularly their partner.

It now transpires that this is rarely the deal-breaker that many in a relationship expect it to be.

According to a new Google survey commissioned by RealSelf, 45% of people say that plastic surgery wouldn’t change how they feel about their significant other if they have a procedure done. A further 38% also revealed that they would happy with their partner choosing to undergo certain procedures. Meanwhile, just 13% of people quizzed in the survey said that they would potentially think negatively of their partner for going under the knife.

More men enjoying plastic surgery

The results coincide with the rising number of married people – particularly men – who have enjoyed the benefits of plastic surgery in recent years. Back in 2014 (when the number of men having cosmetic surgery had just shot up by 17%), the spike was put down to the fact that husbands now want to look as amazing as their surgically-enhanced wives do.

Discussing the trend, psychologist Amanda Hills told Mail Online: “The rise of the metrosexual man, personified by celebrities such as David Beckham and Shane Warne, has certainly put pressure on other men to look a certain way.” She added: “But mostly, I think men see women who have had surgery looking flawless and feel compelled to match them. They believe this is what women want.”

In addition, it seems men aren’t just happy with their girlfriends and wives going under the knife – they are actually rooting for them to do so. A survey by Voucher Codes Pro has previously found that 24% of men actually want their partner to undergo a form of cosmetic surgery since it will make them both look and feel better.

Are you interested in cosmetic surgery?

It’s understandable that you’ll want to factor your significant other into your decision to have cosmetic surgery. Luckily the evidence shows that they’ll more than likely be on board with it! If you’ve decided on a procedure, be sure to find out all the information you need on it by getting in touch with Belvedere.

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2018/04/30/plastic-surgery-doesnt-have-a-negative-impact-on-peoples-relationships/

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People are using plastic surgery to combat age discrimination in the workplace

It’s illegal to discriminate against a person on the basis of their age. However, this prejudice is hard to prove – especially in the workplace.

People are using plastic surgery to combat age discrimination in the workplace

Despite the 2006 EU Employment Framework forbidding employers from passing up people for jobs based on their age, it seems those who don’t possess a youthful appearance are still missing out on roles, promotions and career opportunities because of their looks. That is, until now.

According to a report, the more mature demographics are looking to get a leg-up in the job market by levelling the playing field with the help of plastic surgery. It’s particularly being used in the United States, where those above a certain age are turning to procedures such as facelifts to knock a few years off their appearance.

Doctor Grant Stevens – president-elect of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – explained: “They don’t want to look older because they wear their resume on their face.” He added: “What if you’re 50 years old and you’re looking for a job and you’re competing with a 25 or 30-year-old? What if you’re 45?”

The ASAPS has previously found that the number of people having cosmetic surgery over the age of 65 has more than doubled in the past two decades. In addition to this, 75% of those aged between 65 and 75 are completely new to going under the knife.

Geriatrician Bill Thomas has argued: “People are making a calculated decision, trying to escape the stigma of ageing and buy a little time, be in the world and not be sidelined because of their appearance.”

So what’s the most popular procedure for those over the age of 65? An eyelift ( Upper Blepharoplasty & Lower Blepharoplasty ). All in all, this treatment was performed on over 39,772 patients over the age of 65 in America in 2015.

Can surgery help you?

There’s no need to feel like you’re at a disadvantage in the workplace just because of your age. Instead, you can shave years off your appearance with the help of cosmetic surgery. If you’re ready to experience going under the knife just like many others have before you, be sure to get in touch with Belvedere.

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2018/04/24/people-are-using-plastic-surgery-to-combat-age-discrimination-in-the-workplace/

Extreme weight loss leads to growing popularity of arm lift surgery

An astonishing 67% of men and 57% of women are overweight in the UK. The same alarming trend can be seen in the US. However, it seems large numbers of people are now making an effort to experience extreme weight loss – and this is leading to an increase in arm lift surgery.

Extreme weight loss leads to growing popularity of arm lift surgery

In fact, the Arm Lift procedure is now carried out an average of 15,000 times a year in America.

Extreme weight loss – whether it’s achieved naturally or through treatment such as a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve – is prone to leaving patients with skin sagging from their arms. The only viable option to remove this unsightly sagging is to undergo an arm lift. Also known as brachioplasty, it’s a procedure in which a surgeon reshapes and contours the upper arm. Anyone can take advantage of it; however, it’s typically popular with those who have shifted huge amounts of weight.

American media outlet WINK News recently welcomed Dr. Michael Kim on to one of their broadcasts to discuss the procedure with news anchor Kristin Sanchez. He revealed that arm lifts are especially popular amongst people between the ages of 30 and 60. He also added that it’s not uncommon for other age groups to take advantage of the surgery as long as they’re in good health and are likely to make a speedy recovery.

Dr. Kim said: “It’s a very safe, relatively straight-forward procedure.” He added: “Most of the patients are extremely happy. Once you cut that skin out it’s almost like a normal arm – it looks great!”

The surgeon also explained that there was no other feasible way to lose the sagging skin from the arms without going under the knife. This means that other attempts – such as a change in diet or increased exercise – can prove futile.

Are you fed up with your arms?

Life’s too short to accept your imperfections. After all, you can take action and improve your appearance with the help of plastic surgery. Whether you require an arm lift or have set your sights on a different procedure, be sure to find out all the information you need by getting in touch with Belvedere.

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2018/04/20/extreme-weight-loss-leads-to-growing-popularity-of-arm-lift-surgery/

It’s official – Millennials are huge fans of cosmetic surgery

Millennials are a notoriously difficult demographic to please. So much so that those who make up the generation recently made headlines when they turned against the popular TV show Friends.

It's official - Millennials are huge fans of cosmetic surgery

This is why it’s all the more impressive to hear that millennials are happy to give cosmetic surgery procedures a thumbs up in a climate where they’re often quick to shoot things down.

According to a new survey carried out by Zalea, 40% of millennials have either had a cosmetic procedure or would consider having it in the next 12 months. Out of these, 75% admitted that they would be happy to go under the knife and have plastic surgery it if meant they would be happier with an aspect of their appearance.

Louis Scafuri, the co-founder of Zalea, said that these findings generally set the demographic apart from other generations who have come before them. He explained: “By and large, this younger millennial generation appears to express a stronger acceptance and willingness to consider cosmetic procedures, than the older generations.” He added: “This survey indicates that these kinds of procedures are becoming considerably more socially acceptable.”

Millennials – which is the term typically given to those people who were born between 1980 and 2000 – also featured heavily in a report released by the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics in 2017. This research looked into the most popular plastic surgery choices chosen by millennials before ultimately compiling a top five list.

Unsurprisingly, boob jobs were named the number one procedure. This is after more than 700,000 millennials underwent a breast augmentation across the globe in 2016. Liposuction came in second, whereas a nose job placed third in the results. A tummy tuck came in fourth – but this wasn’t for lack of popularity. In fact, over 35,000 millennials shaped up with the help of a tummy tuck in America in 2016.

Are you a millennial?

It looks likely that the amount of cosmetic surgery procedures being carried out could soon hit new heights now that millennials are on board with it. If you fall into the demographic and are interested in going under the knife, be sure to find out more about your chosen procedure by getting in touch with Belvedere.

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2018/04/18/its-official-millennials-are-huge-fans-of-cosmetic-surgery/

More than 2,000 men had cosmetic surgery last year in the UK

More than 2,000 men had cosmetic surgery last year in the UKIt’s true that women still make up the bulk of patients who choose to undergo plastic surgery. However, there’s no denying that men are more willing than ever to go under the knife. This was certainly true in 2017 –

where a total of 2,417 males enjoyed the benefits of a male cosmetic procedure. Men now make up 10% of all cosmetic procedures, which is way up on the 10-year average.

These enlightening statistics have been revealed by plastic surgeon Rajiv Grover, a former president and spokesperson for the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He accepted that men do face a certain ‘pressure’ to look good, even if it’s not as prominent as the pressure felt by women. He said: “Men aren’t looked at with the same scrutiny as women – you see quite a few male celebrities who don’t look like an Adonis, but they’re okay. The pressure is there for men, but as it’s more face-focused – facial procedures on the neck, nose, jaw etc. are the gold standard for them.”

So what are the most popular cosmetic procedures being enjoyed by men? A rhinoplasty – also known as a nose job – topped the charts in 2017. A total of 554 men opted to have it done, causing a 5% year-on-year increase from 2016. Meanwhile, ear correction surgery was close behind with 419 of these procedures being carried out on men over the same calendar year.

Eyelid reduction and male breast reduction came in third and fourth respectively on the list. Finally, liposuction rounded off the top five most popular procedures for men after a total of 270 male patients decided to shape up with a little extra help.

Reflecting on the findings, Dr Grover argued that men are more ‘face-focused’ than ever before. He claimed: “[…] recently we’ve found there’s been a real change – men are more face-focused and less body-focused, whereas women are the opposite.”

A trend you can jump on

If you’re a man and you’ve always fancied cosmetic surgery, it’s clear that you’re not the only one. To find out more information about any procedures you might be interested in, get in touch with Belvedere.

Source: https://www.belvedereclinic.co.uk/blog/2018/04/16/more-than-2000-men-had-cosmetic-surgery-last-year-in-the-uk/