We proud to be featured in Nottingham Post , where our manager Jean Bertram gives interview . Plastic surgery in Nottingham: We find out which treatments are top - and how much they cost
Breast enlargements, nose jobs and botox once seemed solely the preserve of the rich and famous.
But today, plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are becoming more accessible to the general public, with thousands of people choosing to enhance their bodies every year.
And practitioners in Nottinghamshire have revealed what the most popular treatments are in our county.
Angels Twelve is a hair salon and beauty clinic in Mapperley which has a private aesthetics clinic providing non-surgical clinical treatments such as botox and deep thread facelifts, where threads are placed under the skin to lift the structure from the inside.
Jean Bertram, general manager, said: "We only enhance the natural. We don't send anyone out looking like the celebrities in the magazines, it is all about the natural, fresh look, where people would look at you and think 'she looks fresh' and not 'she's had lots of work done'."
As for the most popular procedure at the clinic - it was facial fillers that won the day - with prices for those procedures ranging from £200 to £300.
Mrs Bertram added: "For people who don't like their jowls, we will do a consultation and look at different aspects of the face, whether it is resting, smiling, sad, all the mobility of the face. Quite often we would lift the lower face by filling the upper face.
"We are seeing ladies moving on as well. Ladies will have had fillers for a few years and then move on to having threads in the face, which we can offer at the clinic here.
Jean Bertram and junior stylist Lucy Morgan pictured in one of the treatment rooms at Angels Twelve in Porchester Road, Nottingham. (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post)
"The other thing is that everyone wants lovely lips - we do lots of lips here. These are not the fat lips you see on celebrities, it's still the natural look.
"If someone comes in with lips you would see in the magazines and they wanted more, we would turn them away from here because we wouldn't want our name associated with that kind of treatment."
Facial fillers, known as dermal fillers, are performed by injecting a solution that fills the soft tissue under the skin. It is used to increase volume and definition in areas including lips and cheeks.
Depending on the type of material being injected, the effects can last from a few months to 18 months.
But it's not just woman that Angels Twelve caters for. Many of the men who walk through the door are partners of current patients, according to Mrs Bertram.
For male patients, botox is among the most popular treatments, with prices ranging from £175 for treatment to one area and up to £295 for three areas.
Mrs Bertram said it is still the case that these treatments can be performed over a client's lunch break.
Angels Twelve was set up by Dr Olha Vorodyukhina, who has practised facial aesthetics for about nine years.
Capitalising on the success of her latest venture - and with more people aiming to become practitioners - she recently set up a training centre in Derby Road, Long Eaton.
This side of the business will be used primarily to teach medical professionals how to safely administer aesthetic medical treatments.
But it is not just temporary treatments the general public are looking to take advantage of. Many people are continuing to go under the knife, both for reconstruction purposes and to enhance certain body parts.
Tuabin Rasheed is a plastic surgeon who offers services at BMI The Park Hospital in Arnold. Training in different specialities throughout the course of his career, Mr Rasheed has been a plastic surgeon since 2007.
He sees a variety of patients walk through his door and the reasons they come to him vary greatly, with many looking for the 'Hollywood look', whereas others ask for reconstruction work after cancer surgery.
He said: "As plastic surgeons we are probably the last general speciality who provide a service for all over the body.
"We are the only ones who would support things like head and neck cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer and we go and work with different specialities and support reconstruction as well as cancer surgery.
"In the Park Hospital I don't just provide aesthetics, I also provide breast cancer and reconstruction, so I will carry out breast reduction, augmentation, face lifts and things like that.
"I carry out breast reconstruction from tissue transfers from the tummy and if that is not available we will look at tissues from the back, the thighs or sometimes even buttocks are transferred to the chest.
Prices vary greatly at The Park with breast reduction surgeries, for example, available at about £5,500, going all the way through to "the full works", which would set you back about £14,000.
As for what is currently among the most used procedures, Mr Rasheed said: "The trends vary really. There are more people asking for aesthetic surgery, breast reduction is still there, breast augmentation and often breast uplifts. Sometimes we have to do it as a combined procedure which is a bit more challenging and some surgeons may not offer that, they'd rather split it up."
He added: "I also do facial aesthetics which includes facelifts, eyes, ears, nose jobs and also, as long as they are coming to see me for that, I will offer things like fillers, botox or skin rejuvenations as well, because facelifts often need both. The fillers and the botox are for patients who say I don't want something that complex because often they don't know what it all involves."
Mr Rasheed said he decided early in his career he wanted to go down the route of plastic and cosmetic surgery - and it is a job that for him is extremely fulfilling.
He added: "Being a doctor is basically about looking after people. The common thing that is said is we want to 'fix' (patients) and that is what plastic surgeons tend to be called, the fixers.
"My concern is always, can I make somebody right? Saving a life is one of the most satisfying things anyway, but when you can reconstruct and build somebody up, you get the satisfaction from patient satisfaction.
"The cosmetic side is a bit different, that is not something you have to do, it is about the patient's perception, but many times there are medical issues, such as asymmetery, so there is some correction there, it is not just patients who have reasonable size breasts and they want to be bigger."
In addition to cosmetic surgery, BMI The Park Hospital offers services including diagnostic imaging, private GP services, dermatology, cancer care and cardiology.
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