Thursday, January 11, 2018

A brand new nose for TOWIE’s Georgia Kousoulou

Fans of The Only Way Is Essex may have spotted that Georgia Kousoulou looks a little different from before – and it’s because she’s the show’s latest star to undergo cosmetic surgery.

before-and-after-nose-surgery Georgia Kousoulou
TOWIE’s Georgia confirmed that she underwent rhinoplasty surgery to dramatically alter the shape of her nose, which now appears smaller and more rounded than it did before.

The decision to undergo the surgery was, as it is for many non-celebrity and celebrity cosmetic surgery fans alike, to boost her confidence and feel better about her appearance. Sadly, those in the public eye are subjected to intense scrutiny, with many subjected to online abuse and criticism from social media trolls – and Georgia Kousoulou was the victim of such behaviour: hurtful comments about her facial features contributed to her decision to go under the knife.

Now, say friends, her co-stars and her boyfriend, she’s happier than ever with the way she looks. While the social media trolls continue to bully her, with some criticising her decision, Georgia is also receiving plenty of support via Instagram and other social media from fans who think she looks fantastic – and we agree!

Georgia Kousoulou isn’t the sole star of The Only Way Is Essex to undergo cosmetic surgery to boost her confidence levels. Chloe Sims regularly speaks openly about how cosmetic surgery makes her feel more confident, with breast implants, a buttock lift, teeth veneers and regular botox treatments contributing to her look.

Before the filming of The Only Way Is Majorca, a number of TOWIE’s stars treated themselves to procedures to give them a confidence boost for the show’s beachwear shots. Treatments for Sims included a non-surgical facelift, while co-star Megan McKenna focused on lip fillers, and others, opted for teeth whitening before travelling to give confidence in their smile.

Georgia Kousoulou isn’t the only one to focus on her nose, either. Fearne McCann famously underwent rhinoplasty surgery, along with James Argent, while Bobby Norris took to Instagram to talk about the results of his septorhinoplasty process in late 2017: a process that, he says, was undergone to improve his breathing.

One thing’s for sure: there’s certainly no lack of confidence amongst the TOWIE bunch – and it’s clear that, for many, cosmetic surgery is key to helping them to feel their best both on and off screen.


Monday, January 8, 2018

Bigger is not always better when it comes to breast surgery

The trend is usually to get cosmetic surgery to increase the size of your breasts,


but over recent years the demand for a boob job to reduce the size has increased dramatically. Whether it is for medical reasons or for personal preference both celebrities and us ‘regular women’, have been going under the knife to go down a cup size or two.

Sharon Osborne, Drew Barrymore and EastEnders star Letitia Dean have all had breast reduction surgery to lower their chest size. Letitia underwent her surgery before she turned 20 as she was having to live with severe back pain and had low self-esteem due to her large breasts, while Drew Barrymore was very self-conscious about living with big boobs.
Mrs O had already had breast augmentation surgery when she decided the size wasn’t for her. In 2011 she went back under the knife to reduce the size by two cup sizes, although we all know these aren’t the only procedures that she has had.

It is worth mentioning though that it is not only us women who have been having the procedure done. It is growing increasingly common for men as well. Conditions like gynecomastia which gives men abnormally large breasts, or just plain old ‘moobs’ are being operated on. The global superstar and one of the highest paid actors in the world, Dwayne Johnson, or The Rock to some of us, had the operation done in 2005.

Internet searches for cosmetic surgery and in particular, plastic surgeons in London, have gone through the roof partly due to the success of TOWIE and Made in Chelsea. Gone are the days when boob jobs were a taboo subject and men and women quite rightly are now proud of the work they have done.

So, when the old phrase bigger is better gets thrown around we know that it is not the case. Whether it’s a boob job, rhinoplasty, liposuction or a bit of botox, we have them done for us. To make us feel beautiful or increase our confidence. These are our bodies and sometimes the best things come in small packages


Friday, January 5, 2018

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures: How young is too young?

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures like botox, facial fillers and lip fillers have been steadily increasing in popularity over the last decade or so.

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures How young is too young?

The growing trend for celebrities to document their cosmetic surgery results on Instagram and Snapchat has meant that everybody from 20-somethings to 50-somethings are jumping on board the non-surgical bandwagon. But how young is too young when it comes to procedures like these?

Preventative Botox in your 30s – is it necessary?

According to expert dermatologists, the best time to have preventative Botox is between the ages of 35-40. This of course depends on your skin colour and the type of lifestyle you lead. For example, if you work outdoors or spend all your time in a sunny climate then you may wish to have Botox around age 30. There are even dermatologists who suggest Botox in your 20s can prevent the need to have more invasive procedures later on – good news if you’re uncertain about going under the knife!

Facial and lip fillers in your 20s

There’s really no need to have facial fillers in your 20s. As we age, the amount of collagen produced by our skin decreases, meaning skin loses its elasticity and tautness, causing that familiar sagging. From your mid-30s onwards, facial fillers are a popular option to provide plumpness, target lines and wrinkles and regain that youthful glow. Anybody under the age of 30 would be better opting for a good skincare routine and a protective moisturiser with SPF, or preventative Botox.

When it comes to lip fillers however, we’ve all seen celebrities like Kylie Jenner show off their impressive pouts. There’s no real age limit when it comes to dermal fillers to plump your pout, and because this is a non-invasive procedure, it’s quite safe when carried out by a registered, experienced medical professional. Lip injections use hyaluronic acid fillers, a substance which occurs naturally in the human body, so as far as cosmetic surgery goes, they are one of the most popular procedures around.

Cosmetic surgery doesn’t have to be invasive to give you great results, but if you want to look your best then it pays to know which non surgical procedures to consider and when.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Get over that christmas holiday hump!

With December comes Christmas, and with the festive period comes eating…lots of eating.

Get over that christmas holiday hump!

We indulge in our favourite staples of mince pies, Christmas puddings, turkey (or nut roast for the vegans and vegetarians!) and more, and inevitably make our new years resolutions to get back in shape.

In fact, the four top New Year’s resolutions in the UK all revolve around healthy eating, exercise and improving our physical bodily appearance. You’ve probably heard people following the holiday season with quips such as “it’s gone straight to my bum” as they race to complete the 30-day squat challenge to try and lift their backsides skyward.

However, cosmetic surgery has an answer to this, which comes in the form of the increasingly popular bum or thigh lift, where the loose skin around the buttock is tightened and lifted, creating a more chiselled and contoured backside. You can do this in combination with those post-year exercises, as the procedure helps you achieve a more peachy and lifted look, especially assisting in removing excess skin.

The procedure is favoured by countless celebs such as Ex on the Beach star, Jemma Lucy, who recently showed hers off. The reality personality opted for a Brazilian bum lift and looked particularly peachy as she stepped out on the streets of London. Other stars that have undergone Bum and thigh lift or liposuction include Holly Hagan, Chloe Sims and Ferne McCann, all of whom praise the results and recommend the cosmetic treatment. Instilling confidence, Chloe Sims states that she has become a lot more comfortable in her body as following the surgery she said she felt ‘more confident as a single woman with my body the way it is now – especially when I go on holiday. For the first time in ages, I’m actually looking forward to wearing a bikini.’

Even with regular exercise, it can be difficult to get your body in the shape that you feel the most confident with so that you feel comfortable in your own skin. Opting for a Bum and Thigh lift or liposuction allows this, not as a substitute for healthy eating or exercise, but as a physical self-confidence boost to get the body you deserve!


Friday, December 15, 2017

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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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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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