The Perfect Face Revealed

The perfect face revealed…

A recent article published has revealed the perfect face, the face is made up of the most popular features requested by patients attending consultations for facial plastic surgery

  1. Nose – Duchess of Cambridge
  2. Eyes – Keira Knightley
  3. Eyebrows – Jennifer Lopez
  4. Lips – Penelope Cruz
  5. Cheeks – Angelina Jolie
  6. Skin – Reece Witherspoon
  7. Forehead – Miley Cyrus
  8. Chin – Selena Gomez
  9. Jaw line – Cher

It is important to be realistic with expectation when providing photos in this way, The Duchess of Cambridges nose for example is slim and fits perfectly with her slender facial proportions but may not suit a person with a rounder face for example. Scientists have confirmed that Kate’s nose, with its 106-degree nasal tip rotation (recent research shows that noses between 104-108 degrees in their orientation are the most beautiful) deserves a place on the world’s most perfect face.

It is extremely common for patients to attend consultations with images of celebrities whose features they would like to replicate. What is interesting with the facial features of almost all of these celebrities is that they are all very natural looking. This is something that has become more and more common over recent years, patients seem to steer away from the very surgically enhanced look and more towards discreet and less obvious enhancement.

Your consultation is an opportunity for you to discuss the result you would like to achieve, there is no harm in bringing along a photo of a feature you like but it is important to be realistic as a persons’ face is unique in size, shape and symmetry. A feature that may suit one person but may not suit another, Plastic Surgery is about creating an aesthetically pleasing result that suits that particular individual.

If you are considering a cosmetic procedure and would like to arrange a confidential no obligation consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton please call 07468 418 419 or for more information visit my website

Why patients choose Cosmetic Surgery?


This article is somewhat different from other items I have written, I tend to write about specific procedures, the benefits of the procedure and how they are performed. However today I came across an interesting article about the reasons why patients choose to have surgery.


Cosmetic Surgery is often connected to vanity however there are many reasons why patients choose surgery and the results can often be life changing. We live in a nation where looking good is important, we pay to visit the gym and stay healthy but there are sometimes alternative reasons why surgery is an option and there are many examples of this.


  • Blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove sagging skin from the eyelid area, Sir Alan Sugar is an example of someone who chose this procedure for more medical reasons. Back in 2007, the 59-year-old electronics tycoon had the operation because of vision problems, A qualified pilot, he explained that droopy skin overhanging his eyelids was threatening to block his sight and stop him pursuing his hobby of flying Learjets. Affected vision is a common symptom that patients describe when attending consultation, corrective surgery is usually minor and can often be carried out under local anaesthetic as a daycase patient.
  • Breast Enlargement is the most popular procedure sought by patients either for reconstructive (following mastectomy) or cosmetic reasons. Enhancement surgery is common amongst women who have naturally small breasts or who have lost volume and size due to weight loss or breastfeeding. Breast size can affect body image and confidence and in some cases deter individuals from going about day to day life for example swimming and wearing closer fitting clothes. Breast Enlargement is performed by placing an implant either on top of the muscle or behind depending on the look the patient wishes to achieve and can give the patient their confidence back.


  • Breast Reduction is one of the most life changing procedures I carry out, patients with larger and sometimes pendulous breasts can often suffer with back pain which can lead to posture issues, inability to find comfortable underwear and can cause some ladies embarrassment. Breast Reduction surgery is major surgery as in some cases it can involve taking away large amounts of fat, glandular tissue and skin. Following surgery women report to feel increased confidence and most importantly a new feeling of comfort that was unknown before surgery.


  • Male Breast Reduction / Gynaecomastia sometimes referred to as ‘man boobs’ can be an embarrassing condition for men to live with. It is provoked by an imbalance of the hormones Oestrogen and Testosterone and can vary from small, firm enlargement of breast tissue just behind the nipple to a larger, more female-looking breast. Males suffering with Gynaecomastia can sometimes be deterred from going to the gym or being seen shirtless as the condition often affects body confidence. Depending on severity Gynaecomastia can be treated in two ways, either with liposuction alone or if required with a combination of excision and liposuction to result in a smooth chest contour.


  • Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty is a very common procedure particularly for women who have had children and men or women who have lost weight. Pregnancy and weight loss can leave excess skin and fat around the abdomen which cannot be shifted by exercise or diet alone, it can make certain clothes uncomfortable to wear and affect body image. An Abdominoplasty is major surgery and involves the removal of fat and skin from the area, giving the abdomen a smoother effect and should only be considered once weight loss has stabilised and a females family is complete.


This article outlines only a small number of the conditions that affect patients that make the decision to have surgery, however there are many more. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure please visit one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton. To make an appointment you can call 07468 418 419 or visit my website for more information

Crowdfunding for Cosmetic Surgery? The Royal College of Surgeons to enforce regulation in the UK

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. It has become synonymous with the cosmetic surgery industry over recent years with the introduction of websites used to raise money for surgical procedures like breast implants.

I have written about responsible marketing in articles previously, and I do not believe Crowdfunding for Cosmetic Surgery is appropriate, it most certainly has a place but not within the cosmetic surgery industry. I have read many articles about successful crowdfunding projects; money raised for The Nepal Earthquake and the recent floods in the UK, for these kind of projects, Crowdfunding is a fantastic way of raising much needed funds.

Cosmetic Surgery on the other hand is serious and should not be taken lightly, I have to agree with Mary O’Brien of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) who called the practice “degrading”, and stated that’s BAAPS were “deeply concerned”.

According to a report in the Sunday Times, doctors who perform surgery on patients who have crowdfunded breast implants “could find themselves in front of the General Medical Council (GMC) and potentially banned from practising”.
I support any recommendations and legislation that safeguard our patients and improve the quality of care that patients receive across our industry. Reportedly the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) will be releasing new rules in mid 2016 that deter utilising web sites that help women to crowdfund for cosmetic surgery, great news RCS !!

If you are considering a cosmetic surgery procedure, I hold clinics in Warwick, Coventry and Nuneaton. To make an appointment please call 07468 418 419 or for more information please visit my

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

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.