Breast Implant demand increases by 183% in 2015


Some very interesting statistics reported in this Cosmetic Surgery story, not surprisingly Breast Augmentation (Boob Job) is the fastest growing cosmetic procedure sought by prospective patients in 2015, a huge increase of 180%. This procedure is closely followed by abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) which saw a huge peak in interest of nearly 351%. Over recent years I have seen an increase in the number of patients attending my clinics for consultations for the Mummy Makeover, a combined procedure of breast implants and tummy tuck carried out at the same time. The beauty of combining these procedures is only one having to undergo one anaesthetic and one recovery period.

Although the outcome of this procedure gives a fabulous transformation, like with any surgery it is not to be taken lightly, this is major surgery and will usually require a 2 night stay in our private hospital.


What is a Mummy Makeover?


The term ‘mummy makeover’ comes from the patient that the procedure attracts, those mothers who after having children have been left with a loss of volume in their breasts and lose skin on their stomach area sometimes described by mums as a ‘kangaroo pouch’.


Childbirth can often leave new mums lacking confidence about their body, sometimes no matter how committed you are to your diet and exercise plans, there are those stubborn areas that just don’t look the way they did before you had your children.

How do i get in contact to book a consultation?

If you can relate to these concerns and have considered surgery to correct, I have clinics in Warwick, Coventry and Nuneaton. If you would like to book a consultation with me, you can do so either by contacting 07468 418 419 or by visiting my website

New guidelines on cosmetic surgery advertising

New guidelines on cosmetic surgery have been put forward by the Royal College of Surgeons. Advertising standards have often been scrutinised over the years with inducements for cosmetic surgery appearing more and more in the press and media.

Cosmetic surgery should not be taken lightly

The Royal College of Surgeons plan to introduce new rules around the marketing of Cosmetic Surgery can almost certainly only be a positive move, a move that protects our patients from misleading or irresponsible imagery and advertising. A cosmetic surgery procedure is a decision not to be taken lightly, it should certainly not be the result of prize draw or a half price sale. Surgery is a life changing decision that should be well thought out, talked through with those close to you and most importantly decided upon after selecting a surgeon who you feel comfortable with and trust.
Chose a cosmetic surgeon carefully
I like many other surgeons often see patients in my clinics who have undergone breast enlargements (boob job), facelifts, rhinoplasties (nose job) etc that the patient has had done at a low cost, abroad or because they have had a voucher given to them by a friend.Whilst many patients have the result they expected, many do not and what a price to pay, my only advice has to be when considering surgery choose surgeon, implant, hospital, aftercare and then depending on the surgeons reputation you will naturally come to availability and cost.
If you are considering breast augmentation (boob job), facelift, rhinoplasty (nose job) or any other type of cosmetic procedure, come and talk to us at one of our clinics. We hold cosmetic surgery clinics in Warwick, Coventry and Nuneaton. Alternatively contact us on 07468 418419 or visit us at

Plastic surgery trends for 2016

Cosmetic surgery trends for 2016

As we reach the end of the year, it is interesting to read about the projected cosmetic surgery trends for 2016 . Although these trends are taken from a survey predominantly of US doctors, it is often the case that we do follow on at a later stage. In our cosmetic surgery practice, we have seen more focus for patients around previously lesser procedures such as Neck Lift, Facelift and Abdominoplasty. The trend for bigger breasts via a breast augmentation (boob job) seems to be slowing down to some degree. My own practice tends to be more women looking to have breast augmentation following breast feeding. More getting back what they had rather than a straightforward increase in natural size.

PIP implant effect

Of course the effect of the PIP implant scandal will have an effect on some patients. I can say I have never used these implants and never would chose a “cheap” implant. The implants I use are based on many years experience with them and are amongst the dearest on the market. Breast augmentation is still a very common procedure that does give many , many satisfied patients every year. If you are considering this procedure, please book a consultation and we can discuss every element of it.

Facial cosmetic surgery

Facial surgery is on the rise in my view simply because techniques have improved with regard to time spent in the operating theatre and recovery times. Although any procedure is to be taken with due importance, as techniques have developed, some procedures are considerably easier to perform that they were say 15 years ago. Of course, the face is pretty much always on show in public so the desire for facial or neck surgery has always been high.

If you are considering facial surgery such as a facelift, neck lift or eye lift (blepheroplasty) , please contact me for a consultation.

My practice for cosmetic surgery in Warwick, Nuneaton and Coventry is a very well established and respected one. I have been operating in my local hospitals close to my NHS practice for many years and I am proud of the good reputation I have built. I look forward to hearing form some of you soon!

The good things about plastic surgery

Many stories in the press trivialise plastic surgery. Its an arena for the stars, the vain, those that are insecure. People think it’s all about bigger breasts, smaller noses, slimmer waists.  Click here for the story behind the real reason for plastic surgery’s development in this country.  My motivation for having a career in plastic surgery was inspired by the history of such a profession. It’s a huge satisfaction for me to treat so many patients in the NHS and see the improvement in their lives. A great deal of my time is spent in the NHS working with patients and colleagues alike to improve outcomes for people that have suffered trauma,

Cosmetic surgery in private practice

When I started in plastic surgery, many procedures were available on the NHS. These included breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks. Over time, the demands on the NHS have risen to a huge degree and many of these operations, and more, have been delisted meaning we cannot perform them in the NHS. This has led to an increase for these operations in the private sector.

Make no mistake, the psychological effect of successful plastic surgery should not be underestimated. Quite often, my happiest patients are those undergoing breast reconstruction as women feel a weight has been lifted off their shoulders, both literally and psychologically! These patients are not the genre frequently portrayed in the media and it should not be forgotten that plastic surgeons do a huge amount of necessary plastic surgery  in both NHS and private arenas.

Cosmetic surgery in Warwick and Coventry

I am fortunate enough to work in one of the largest trusts in the UK. The facilities are fantastic. I also work in extremely well run and managed hospitals such as the Nuffield Hospital close to Warwick. The service I and the other surgeons can provide therefore is amongst the best in the country, whether it be NHS work or private work that is necessary or wanted.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery of any type, be it breast augmentation, facelift, rhinoplasty or a tummy tuck, please call us. We are on 01926 436332 or 01926 436310.

Can you overdo plastic surgery?

The answer is a very easy – yes! Many people we see in our cosmetic surgery clinics say they are trying to fight the signs of ageing, trying to look younger. It is of course impossible to hold back the tide of time with respect of how we look. Eventually we all look old! There is nothing wrong with that either. Equally, there is also nothing wrong with wanting to look a bit younger or a phrase that we prefer, fresher.

However, what we do warn against is over-doing plastic surgery. This can be by having too much surgery and looking a bit odd given the age of the patient. Or it could be trying to look completely different at any age, sometimes to look like a celebrity for example.  Both of these in our view are dangerous and against the ethical code of what we do. It is our job to ensure patients do not go too far. A fresh, natural look is very much our preference by way of a result.

Facial surgery such as facelift

Facial surgery in particular can be over done. Face lifts, blepheroplasty and botox and fillers can all be taken to extremes giving a very false look. Of course, the face is the most visible part of the body in our everyday lives so be very cautious indeed when considering this type of surgery. There is a large amount of responsibility on us as surgeons to ensure a patient does not overdo things. If we think a patient is going too far, we should say so and possibly not operate. Unfortunately, some providers operate on a far more profit comes first basis and we frequently hear of patients refused surgery by reputable surgeons finding someone to do the procedure elsewhere. If we refuse treatment, it will pretty much always be in your best interests.

If you are considering any type of surgery, whether it be breast augmentation (boob job), facelift, tummytuck, botox or fillers , come and see us in our clinics held in Warwick, Nuneaton and Coventry. Call us now for an appointment on 01926 436332 or 01926 436310.

Cosmetic surgery taboo

We still see people in our cosmetic surgery clinics in Nuneaton, Coventry and Warwick that wish for no-one to know about their treatments. Maybe they feel people will frown upon them, maybe they feel they will be talked about. Whatever the reason, we always respect people’s decisions to keep their treatment private and we act accordingly to ensure that.

There is little doubt, however, that cosmetic surgery is seen as much more “acceptable” in more recent times compared with even ten years ago. Celebrities often deny having surgery, only for it to come out later. Some quite rightly say it’s no-ones business but their own.

Our role when considering cosmetic surgery

Our job is to ensure we are completely happy with a patients reason, psyche and physical well-being before we agree to operate on them. Once we are, there is no reason why surgery can not be performed. The majority of our patients fit into the category of being fit for surgery but we always apply the same rigorous criteria.

We do not feel that plastic surgery should be a taboo subject but we do feel it is a very personal decision that should be taken with a full grasp of the facts and information. Procedures such as breast augmentation, abdominoplasty and facelift are major surgery. They can and do frequently involve an overnight stay, a general anaesthetic and a lengthy recovery period.

If you are considering surgery therefore, come and talk to us. We put your welfare first. We are not an organisation that spends a huge amount of advertising, we rely heavily on recommendation by word of mouth or the reputation of Mr Park. Call us on 01926 436332 or 01926 436310 for an appointment at one of our clinics in or around Warwick, Coventry and Nuneaton. The choice of surgeon, we firmly believe is the most important decision you will make when considering cosmetic surgery.

What should I look for when considering surgery?


We always advise asking as many questions you can before chosing a surgical provider. Here are some essentials..

  1. What qualification do you hold? – Your surgeon should hold FRCS (plast) which is recognised as the qualification of a fully trained plastic surgeon.
  2. Do you work for yourself or a clinic? – If your surgeon works for a clinic, it is likely he is being paid at a fairly low level. This can indicate that they are not fully qualified (not FRCS (plast) ) or are inexperienced. Clinics spend a lot of money on advertising. They are run as commercial entities with shareholders and investors. This means they tend to pay their surgeons less, frequently flying surgeons in from abroad who accept lower payment.
  3. Does your surgeon hold or has held a substantive NHS post? – In the NHS we do a huge amount of unusual and unique work not seen in the private sector. This helps us hone our skills that we then use in the private sector.
  4. Is your surgeon on the specialist register as a plastic surgeon? – being listed on the GMC register is no indication that your surgeons is an expert. GPs are listed on the register but they should not be doing complex surgery….even though they legally can!
  5. Is your surgeon a member of BAAPS/BAPRAS? – attending meetings is a key element as we learn new techniques, see new products and understand new theories from our peers. An element of continuous professional development is essential in my view to ensure skill levels are kept high.

Answering all these questions in the positive is no guarantee that your surgeon is a great surgeon. However, it does give you certainty of training, consistently improving skills and the model you are dealing with.

For a consultation with at AlanjPark, call us now on 01926 436332 or 01926 436310. We have regular clinics in Coventry, Leamington and Warwick.