Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It’s a fact – plastic surgeons undergo cosmetic work too!

It would seem that nobody can accuse plastic surgeons of not practising what they preach.

It's a fact - plastic surgeons undergo cosmetic work too!

After all, the medical professionals – many of whom advise on and conduct hundreds of cosmetic procedures throughout the year – are no strangers to going under the knife themselves.

In fact, a rather large percentage of surgeons have enhanced their own appearance as well as that of their many patients. This is great news for those people who are considering cosmetic work but are worried that they won’t be in safe hands, because, as it turns out, their surgeon has probably been in their very shoes!

The American College of Healthcare Executives has carried out a rather interesting piece of research into plastic surgeons. It found that out of the 276 plastic surgeons involved in the survey, one-third of them had previously enjoyed at least one type of cosmetic procedure during their career. Much like many of their patients, they have been particularly interested in cutting down on extra weight. As a result, liposuction is the most common operation they’ve opted for with 18.6% trying it at some point. This will no doubt come as a relief to patients who are looking at having a similar operation to achieve their dream body.

Meanwhile, a higher percentage of surgeons have undergone less invasive procedures to improve their appearance. The research concluded that a hefty 62% have been the recipient of ‘minimally invasive work’. The most common was Botox, in an effort to shave a few years off their face to remain looking youthful.

There’s a growing trend where more and more men are deciding to improve their appearance with cosmetic procedures. This research also found that male surgeons are a firm part of this movement because 57% have enjoyed the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. This includes work such as lip fillers and hyperhidrosis.

You’re in safe hands!

You can rest assured that plastic surgeons don’t just conduct cosmetic procedures – they count on them too! Therefore, you’re clearly in safe hands when it comes to going under the knife. For more information on finding the right procedure for you, get in touch with us at the Belvedere.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Can cosmetic surgery improve your job prospects? Brits think so!

There are many amazing benefits linked to undergoing plastic surgery.

For instance, there’s the likelihood that a procedure – such as liposuction or a nose job – can boost a person’s self-esteem and help them achieve new levels of confidence. However, it would seem that a lot of people now believe that the advantages stretch much further than someone’s personal life.

Can cosmetic surgery improve your job prospects? Brits think so!

Beauty bias in the workplace

According to a survey conducted by the Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, 20% of people who consider going under the knife believe that it will improve their job prospects. The research found that a massive 72% think that there is ‘beauty bias’ in the workplace, while 28% of those surveyed feel that their good looks play a factor in them being treated more positively at work.

The 2017 report echoes similar findings from the past decade. In 2011 – just a few short years after the global financial crisis – Sky television aired a show called My Face My Body. This broadcast determined that 57% of men had begun to turn to procedures such as lip fillers and Botox in order to gain an advantage over others in the job market. At the time, presenter Stephen Handisides interviewed Dr Bob Khanna, who said: “Men are even happy talking about it. In this difficult economic climate people will look to get that extra edge on colleagues and a cosmetic treatment can give you that.”

Cosmetic surgery is becoming more widely accepted

This trend towards people desiring to look young and beautiful for work isn’t actually anything new. While it’s clearly becoming more widely accepted in the general public, actors and actresses have actually been having work done for years in order to gain roles and maintain their standing in Hollywood. In fact, in 2015, soap star Claire King admitted that she had a facelift to stay in favour with casting directors. After the operation, she told Closer magazine: “I’ve been working pretty much non-stop ever since.”

Will cosmetic surgery help you?

People undergo cosmetic work for numerous reasons – and you don’t need to explain your reasons to anyone else should you not want to. Once you’ve got an idea of what procedure you want, you can get all the information you need by getting in touch with the Belvedere Clinic.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

‘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.


Monday, November 13, 2017

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 .

Sharon Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne by jjduncan_80 licensed under Creative commons 4


Thursday, November 9, 2017

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


Thursday, October 26, 2017

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


Monday, October 23, 2017

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

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