Check their qualifications before any procedure

One of the less-talked-about wonders of the modern age is that cosmetic and plastic surgery, once the preserve of the ultra-rich, is now available to all at a reasonable price. Because it’s not just the rich and famous who like to take pride in their appearance or want to correct defects or the signs of ageing. But with this democratisation of cosmetic surgery comes the risk that a lot of less-than-competent practitioners have also entered the market. So be careful when choosing your surgeon. Check their qualifications before undergoing any medical procedure. You wouldn’t ask a beautician to remove your appendix, would you? So why would you use anything less than a qualified surgeon to change your appearance?

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In the UK it is not an easy process to become a cosmetic surgeon. It is unlikely that anyone can qualify to be a cosmetic surgeon before they reach their mid-thirties, as there are many steps and a lot of work required to gain the required qualifications.

Beginning with a five year medical degree followed by a mandatory two-year foundation programme before even beginning to specialise in their chosen field, prospective cosmetic surgeons will realistically be looking at a good fifteen years of training in total before they can set up their own practice. And the requirements for surgeons trained outside the UK but practicing here are very high. Which is, of course, exactly as it should be – remember, you are committing your time, money and physical appearance to your surgeon, so it is vital that they know exactly what they are doing.

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Of course, this does little to stop the unscrupulous from taking advantage of the widened market for cosmetic surgery, so it pays to do a little research of your own before making such a big commitment. Which, fortunately, isn’t as hard as it sounds – a decent surgeon will have a verified list of their qualifications readily available for potential customers to ensure that they are in good hands.

Remember, you only have one face and one body – be very careful about who you allow to change them!

If you would like more information on any other plastic or cosmetic surgery please contact me via my website here or via the links below.

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Dr Celin has been practicing since 1982 and is well respected in the medical profession as well as by his existing and past patients.

Dr Celin has always been polite, gentle and an incredibly calming gentleman despite my needle phobia. I’ve used Dr Celin for 3 different procedures, all with outstanding results. I couldn’t be happier with his work.

Private Patient

I and two female friends in London had upper and lower eye lifts (blepharoplasty)  over the last ten years. The results were excellent, and subtle, friends said ‘you look younger, good, etc. The pre and post op treatment and care were excellent, and I would highly recommend him. He also does excellent botox and filler treatments.   I have always found him incredibly courteous and pleasant.

M. Carlton

Dr John Celin MD has been my cosmetic surgeon for many years. I have had a face lift, upper lip laser, chin implant and botox from him. He is fair with his prices, curteous and professional at all times. He puts you at ease and gently talks you through the whole procedure. I would recommend him to anyone (especially the nervous). I am about to see him again after a break of a few years.


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