Elective Surgery

While the terms “cosmetic surgery” and “plastic surgery” are often used interchangeably by the layman, they are in fact different terms meaning different things. Although the two specialities are closely related, and many plastic surgeons focus themselves entirely on cosmetic surgery, there are significant differences. Cosmetic surgery, as the name would suggest, focuses on the aesthetic, and the enhancement of one’s appearance. So it includes the more popular procedures, such as breast enlargements or reductions, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, eyelid lifts and liposuction. It is classed as elective surgery, meaning a procedure where there is no medical emergency and which can therefore be scheduled in advance at the behest of the patient.


 male breast reduction

Plastic surgery, however, devotes itself to reconstruction and repair. Facial and bodily defects caused by birth disorders, trauma, disease or burns will be treated by a plastic surgeon, and reconstructive plastic surgery forms the basis of the training for any cosmetic or plastic surgeon, no matter which of the two they may later choose to specialise in. Being considered an essential form of surgery, plastic surgery is often available on the National Health Service, which cosmetic surgery, being entirely by choice, is usually not covered.


Nose Job

However, this is not to say that cosmetic surgery is frivolous, or a waste of money. Human beings are very visual creatures, and our appearance can be very important both in the way others see us and the ways in which we see ourselves. If you are unhappy with the way you look, it can impact on your self-esteem which in turn can have deleterious consequences for your mental and emotional well-being. For this reason facial procedures are very popular, whether that’s a non-surgical procedure such as botox to revitalise the skin and reduce the visual effects of ageing, or surgery to correct or change the shape of one’s nose.


Breast Augmentation

Of course, as with all medical procedures, it is important to make sure you see a reputable practitioner for what is obviously a very big commitment, and also to familiarise yourself with your after-care procedure beforehand to ensure that you face the least discomfort and the fastest healing.


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

T – 020 3369 0942

E – info@drjohncelin.com


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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