Cosmetic surgery

What is cosmetic surgery?

If you're considering cosmetic surgery there's a lot to think about, such as potential risks, scarring and aftercare.

Cosmetic surgery: is it right for you?

Ten questions to ask yourself if you're considering cosmetic surgery.

Choosing a surgeon

Questions to ask when choosing a properly qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon.

Qualifications to look for in a cosmetic surgeon

The qualifications to look for in a surgeon if you're considering cosmetic surgery, and questions to ask.

Botox, peels, fillers and dermabrasion

Find out what non-surgical cosmetic procedures are, and the importance of using a qualified practitioner.

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'I've had cosmetic surgery 10 times'

Jackie, in her 60s, talks about her cosmetic surgery, including breast implants, tummy tucks and liposuction.

Cosmetic surgery abroad

Treatment abroad often costs less than in the UK, but any savings should be weighed up against potential risks.

Having an operation

From referral to recovery, this guide will ensure you're fully prepared and know what questions to ask at each stage.

All about anaesthesia

Anaesthesia means ‘loss of sensation’. Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics. Your surgery may involve a local or general anaesthetic.


PIP breast implants

Information for women concerned about PIP breast implants

Talking treatments

Find out about the benefits of different types of talking therapy, including counselling, psychotherapy and CBT

Body dysmorphic disorder

BDD is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to spend a lot of time worrying about their appearance and to have a distorted view of how they look

Teeth whitening

Do you want a brighter smile? Here are your questions about teeth whitening answered

Laser eye surgery

In recent years, new surgical techniques have been developed to correct eyesight and reduce the need for wearing glasses

The NHS at 65

Marking 65 years of the National Health Service, we look to what's being done for health now and how services are shaping our future health

Health and fitness

Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to get active and improve your general health