The democratisation of cosmetic surgery


As a result of the rise in unlicensed and unqualified therapists, beauticians and surgeons administering ‘botched’ procedures on the High Street. Prof. John Celin has called upon patients to ensure they properly ‘vet’ an establishment and it’s staff before undergoing any plastic or cosmetic surgery.

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In days gone by, cosmetic surgery was a luxury reserved for the ultra-rich and movie stars whose procedures were paid for by their studios so they could keep their investments in the best possible shape. Nowadays, of course, times have changed, prices have come down, and the benefits of cosmetic surgery are available to the everyday man or woman on the street. Tummy tucks, breast enlargements or reductions and nose jobs are commonplace as people try to look their best. Cosmetic surgery for the masses is now big business.

However, as in all walks of industry, there is a downside to this democratisation of cosmetic surgery – and that downside is that not all cosmetic surgeons are created equal. Wherever there’s a market for something, the unscrupulous will rush in to take advantage and reap the profits, and cosmetic surgery is no exception.


What makes this such a problem, more so even than in most other industries, is that when you pay for cosmetic surgery you’re not just making a financial commitment, but a physical one. You are placing your health and wellbeing in the hands of your surgeon, who is going to alter your appearance – in many procedures permanently. Botched procedures can cause permanent physical damage, risk your health and in some cases even your life. So it’s vital to tread carefully when choosing a surgeon to perform your procedure.

Always check your surgeon’s qualifications before committing to anything. Too many so-called “cosmetic surgeons” are little more than, for want of a better phrase, “glorified beauticians”.

Making an ill-informed decision can cost you a lot of money as well as your looks – getting bad surgery corrected will incur costs that far outweigh any saving you may have made by going for the cheapest option you can find. If you want something permanent, then make sure you actually get something permanent, rather than something that requires fixing on numerous occasions.

Short-term savings can easily lead to long-term pain and expenditure. Some form of board certification is the most important thing to look out for in order to ensure that your surgeon has the knowledge and experience to perform your procedure safely and effectively. And always look at their medical experience, and the experiences of their previous patients – otherwise you can end up making a costly and dangerous mistake.


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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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