Monthly Archives: October 2013

Breast Augmentation still the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure

UK cosmetic surgery statistics Plastic Surgery Statistics 2012: brows up, breasts down

Despite a recession and the government review in plastic surgery following the breast implant scandal, plastic surgery procedures in the UK were up last year.

According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), a total of 43,172 surgical procedures were carried out in 2012, an increase of 0.2% on the previous year.

Breast augmentation (otherwise known as ‘boob jobs’) were still the most popular procedure overall although the numbers dropped slightly by 1.6% from 2011 to 2012.

The stats from 2011 took no account of the breast implant scandal, so this this is the first release of figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) to suggest the impact the scandal has had on the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure.

However, recent findings by european regulators have concluded that there is no evidence that women who have PIP breast implants are at higher risk of cancer.

Women also do not need to have the faulty implants removed as a precaution although they may wish to have them taken out if they feel anxious, according to a review of PIP safety published by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). 

John Wilkinson, director of medical devices at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK, said: ” The PIP breast implants episode has been very distressing for women and I hope this new report provides reassurance for them.”

“The report findings support the scientific conclusions from Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s independent expert group report that there is no evidence of a long-term threat to human health from PIP breast implants. ”

Desire Cosmetic Surgery use Eurosilicone implants in all our breast augmentation procedures, which are a premium product, and have always been made to the very highest standards, where as PIP implants were made of non-medical grade silicone.

Eurosilicone Implants are fully protected with Eurosilicone’s GCA Comfort Guarantee and Desire Cosmetic Surgery offer a lifetime of aftercare.

Our priority is to make sure you’re totally happy with your gorgeous new look – not only now, but in the future too. That’s why our amazing lifetime aftercare service has been set up to assure you that you’ll be in our safe and trusted hands.

Start a new chapter in your life today by booking your free consultation – call 01925 595012 or email




Geordie Shore cast member wants Cosmetic Surgery

‘Geordie Shore’ stunner Marnie Simpson would love to make changes to her appearance by having boob and nose jobs, as well as better teeth.

Marine Simpson, Geordie Shore

Whilst the newest recruit to the ‘Geordie Shore‘ cast was a big hit with her male co-stars, the former Miss Newcastle runner up has admitted she’s not entirely confident with her appearance and would love larger boobs and a brand new nose.

Marne said: “I’d change loads about myself! I’d have a boob job – I’d go to a C. I would like a nose job, veneers … I could go on forever.”

Despite her extensive list of cosmetic surgery procedures, she feels more confident with her bodies image than she did as a youngster.

She said: “I think I am confident, but I have insecurities too. I’m more confident in doing and saying something now, though.”

“I was chubby when I was a kid. When I was nine, my cheeks were like little sumo wrestlers! I wasn’t bullied, they just disappeared when I got older.”

The self-proclaimed true Geordie lass, who loves hitting the toon and having a laugh, also believes whilst looking good is important, you shouldn’t be guided by what other people think.

She added to Now magazine: “I think you’ve got to be yourself, I don’t worry about other people. I go to the gym, I do a few classes a week. I eat well but I have cheat days – I had 10 cookies yesterday!”

When you choose Desire for your breast enlargement surgery, you’re bound to have plenty of questions – what size and shape you can achieve, not to mention what your surgery will involve – so your surgeon will sit down with you and offer expert advice, making sure everything is totally clear before you decide to go ahead. We’ll discuss your medical history and reassure you completely.

For a free consultation, get in touch today by calling us on 01925 595012

Did Marilyn Monroe have cosmetic surgery?

Screen legend and Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe’s famous beauty may have been in part due to cosmetic surgery, according to recently revealed medical notes and X-rays.

The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot actress had cosmetic surgery, according to medical notes and  X-RAYS dating from 1950 to 1962.Marilyn Monroe cosmetic surgery?

A file of Marilyn’s unseen doctors notes were written by cosmetic surgeon Michael Gurdin and later acquired by an anonymous friend, who has now put them up for auction.

The contents of the documents are expected to end long running speculation that Monroe went under the cosmetic surgeons knife to achieve her famous Hollywood siren image. Gurdin’s notes contain references to a cartilage implant in Monroe’s chin, which he noted appeared to be dissolving.

Monroe used the alias Miss Joan Newman during her visits to Gurdin, which appears on the paperwork alongside her address in Brentwood, California. 

Gurdin’s notes are thought to confirm the rumours which circulated during the star’s life that she did indeed opt for surgery on her chin and nose.

Marilyn Monroe's Medical Notes

The secret haul of medical notes and X-rays will go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions, in Beverly Hills, California, on November 9 – 10, where they are expected to fetch between £10,000 and £20,000.

Martin Nolan, Executive director of Julien’s Auctions said: “Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having cosmetic surgery. It was always speculation – did she or didn’t she? “They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn’t want to believe.” 

Today, over 60 years after Marilyn underwent cosmetic surgery, the skill, experience and safety of cosmetic surgeons has improved immeasurably.

Here at Desire, we give you all the time and information you need to come to the right decision. Our skilled and experienced surgeons will talk you through all of your concerns, worries, fears and hopes to make sure you are completely comfortable with us, before you take the big step towards changing your body to restore your confidence in yourself.

To speak to us about booking a consultation, call 01925 595012.

New cosmetic surgery safety centre opens

The National Institute for Aesthetic Research, a new centre for cosmetic surgery research has opened in the UK.

National Institute of Aesthetic Research

National Institute of Aesthetic Research at The Royal College of Surgeons, London

The centre which is partly funded by the cosmetic surgery industry, is a response to the PIP breast implant scandal in 2010 and is being set up by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the charity The Healing Foundation.

Launched following the review of plastic surgery by Sir Bruce Keogh – NHS Medical Director where he criticised the absence of data surrounding plastic surgery operations.

Kate Ward from Leeds, who had  breast enlargement surgery with PIP implants in 2004, then subsequent had to pay £9,000 to have the implants removed and replaced with new ones.

Ms Ward told BBC Radio 4 : “It is good that lessons are being learnt and changes are being made. I hope by setting up this institute it will stop women being placed in the situation thousands are in at the moment.”

‘Patient Safety’

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS medical director, believes it will make a real difference to patient safety.

He said: “This joint initiative is the first recommendation of my review to be implemented and I know it will provide a major contribution to patient safety.”

Rajiv Grover, president of the BAAPS

Rajiv Grover, president of the BAAPS

Rajiv Grover, president of the BAAPS, conceded that it was an embarrassment it has taken so long for the world’s first institute related to aesthetic research to open.

He said: “We have been campaigning for this institute for 10 years but there is now a willingness to endorse this.”

Here at Desire Cosmetic Surgery, we welcome the creation of the The National Institute for Aesthetic Research and any measures that improve cosmetic surgery safety.

We use Eurosilicone Implants in our breast enlargement operations, which are guaranteed for a life-time and our priority is to make sure you’re totally happy with your gorgeous new look – not only now, but in the future too.

That’s why our amazing lifetime aftercare service has been set up to assure you that you’ll be in our safe and trusted hands.

Start a new chapter in your life today by booking your free consultation – call 01925 595012 or email