As another plastic surgery tourist disaster makes headlines, London based plastic surgeon Ms Angelica Kavouni highlights issues of travelling abroad for surgery

image1.JPG  It saddens me to read about yet another woman suffering after seeking surgery abroad.  It’s unclear the reason(s) for her issues, but the fact remains that her surgeon, who is based in Turkey was not able to help.

Undergoing cosmetic surgery has become increasingly socially acceptable over the past decade, with consumers being more open about having procedures and often with celebrities leading the way.  It’s great that many people no longer feel the need to hide the fact they have undergone plastic surgery, but I think this trend has a downside.

Aside from unreasonable expectations,  many patients do not fully appreciate that surgery involves a certain amount of risk – especially when a general anaesthetic is involved.  In addition, post operative problems can occur, and often not immediately after surgery but days or weeks afterwards (even in the most competent and experienced hands.)

Of course fully qualified surgeons practice abroad, but it’s not that easy to check their credentials.  Often surgery abroad is offered by big clinics and it can be difficult to find out if you .  Here are some questions to consider:

  1. Can you meet your surgeon before surgery?
  2. Will I be seen by the same surgeon post operatively? If not, why not?
  3. Be honest about your past and current medical history – many private clinics do not perform through pre-operative assessments. This is when health issues can be identified
  4. See around 3 surgeons in consultation before you make up your mind.
  5. Research your surgeon, how many of these procedures have they performed? Are they on a specialist register (ie EBOPRAS – the European decide to UK’s BAAPS)
  6. Can you talk to a past patient who has been operated on by this surgeon?

Do not make a decision on price point alone – this is not the time to be saving pennies.  If you do still decide to go abroad for your procedure then I would advise to stay near the clinic for a full 2 weeks post operatively so any immediate issues can be identified and dealt with.   Some reputable clinics/surgeons will have allocated surgeons based in the UK to offer follow up care, which is good practice.



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NON-SURGICAL 3D-Lipomed body sculpting by Ms Angelica Kavouni on tonight’s episode of SKY TV’s ‘Dr Christian Will See You Now’

The majority of mothers are happy to bear the physical results of child birth and this I applaud.  However there are many who mourn the loss of their shape and wish to return it to some semblance of its pre pregnancy state.

When thinking about body sculpting it’s tempting to jump straight down the surgical route, but these days wth technological advances there are many other less invasive options.

At the Kosmesis Skin Clinic we offer 3D-Lipomed, which combines several market leading sculpting technologies in one machine.

3D-Lipomed gives both surgeons and patients a real alternative to ‘the knife’ and offers predictable skin tightening and circumferential inch losses. 3D-lipomed is unique. Not simply a beauty device, this intelligent device combines radiofrequency, ultrasound and cryolipolysis – all widely recognised as industry standards for skin tightening and fat removal.

CRYO-COOL: ‘fat freezing’ for stubborn love handles

High FREQ RADIOFREQUENCY: helps to shrink the skin

CAVITATION HIGH FREQ ULTRASOUND: this agitates fat cells and helps reduce belly circumference

To find out more about this treatment call 020 7486 9040

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SKY TV’s ‘Dr Christian Will See You Now’ – featuring Ms Angelica Kavouni – launches

IMG_2909   Angelica takes to the small screen as a key member of Dr Christian’s crack team of medical specialists helping those with troubling health problems.

Launching March 22nd on SKY 109 ‘W’ channel at 2100 UK time (also Virgin ch 125 and BT 311), Angelica can be seen helping Jasmin reduce the size of her oversized JJ breasts.


Throughout the plastic surgery genre there has been a switch in attitudes, leading to women seeking more body proportionate changes, and this is most obvious in the area of breast enhancement.  In the main, gone are over-large breast enlargements (in my opinion thank goodness!) with women requesting implants that compliment their shape and frame.

This is probably one of several reasons why I am seeing increasing numbers of women seeking breast reduction surgery – along with the physical downside to having large heavy breasts, they also wish for body proportion.

I have seen first hand how breast reduction surgery can transform a woman’s psyche for the better BUT it is major surgery and must be not undertaken lightly.  It is also very technical so you must be certain your surgeon is experienced in the procedure.


Issues to consider before seeking breast reduction:

SCARRING – it’s not possible to reduce breasts without leaving scars.  These scars should become mush less visible over time but can take up to a year to fully mature.  The incision travels around the areola and vertically down to the base of the breast (known as the ‘lollipop’).  With extra large breasts, often the cut follows the breast outline up towards the under arm (known as the ‘anchor’). Of course a good plastic surgeon tries to limit the extent of all scarring, but in the quest for a pleasing result, it can be a challenging balance

NIPPLE DESENSITISATION – the nipple needs to be moved during surgery and nerves are sometimes disturbed

NIPPLE NECROSIS – thankfully not a common problem, but moving the nipple can interfere with the tissue blood supply



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Angelica Kavouni’s Career Facelift® offers subtle enhancement, in many cases taking years off the face.

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With Christmas only 89 sleeps away, now is the right time to start preparing your face for the party season suggests Ms Angelica Kavouni, UK’s leading female plastic surgeon. A blog.

glow Summer skin sins can leave the complexion looking dull and lifeless.  A few regular trips to the Kosmesis Skin Clinic this autumn will rejuvenate your skin, leaving you looking fresh faced, glowing and ready for the winter party season.

Medical grade skin rejuvenation treatments can take a while to develop their magic as many work from deep in the dermis upwards to the surface epidermis layer.


The goal of a post summer and pre party skin care regime is to remove dead skin cells, promote new cell growth, reduce pigment issues and stimulate collagen and elastin production.

I tend to use a selection of different treatments depending on individual skin texture, tone and needs.  The staple therapies involve one or more of the following:

Fraxel laser

Obagi Radiance Peel

Clear+Brilliant mini laser



Symmetria Skincare

Most treatment programmes run over a 6 – 8 week period so if you are feeling drab and dull then plan your beauty SOS now so you have time to get your glow up and running before December hits.



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Ms Angelica Kavouni’s CareerFacelift® incorporates the concept of plastic surgery pioneer, Suzanne Noël’s ‘petite opération’

One of my particular professional heroines has to be the most amazing Suzanne Gros Noël. The first female plastic surgeon to perform ground breaking facelifts, coining the phrase ‘petite opération’ in a career which spanned from 1916 to 1950.

I developed the CareerFacelift® incorporating the concept of Noël’s ‘petite opération’.

Over the past 15years I have learned that women want to look neither younger nor different, but simply to look as good as they can for as long as they can. Small tweaks here and there blending surgical interventions with non-surgical procedures mean that women can stay fresh faced without looking pulled or pinched.

With retirement age caught in an invisible slip stream, seemingly always just out of reach, women of all ages are feeling pressure to stay ahead, or at least keep up with the rest. Staying relevant in the workplace has never been more pertinent and professional women as young as 35 (and as old as 65) are asking for help in keeping the effects of ageing at bay.

The CareerFacelift® does not involve one single solution; rather a smorgasbord of both surgical and non surgical procedures from which treatments are chosen that are specific to individual issues.

These treatments tighten a sagging jaw line and mid face, replenish lost volume offering soft natural looking contours, remove pigment issues and replace that missing glow and finally relax lines and wrinkles, removing harsh frown lines.

Key components are: Tighten – Replenish volume – Resurface – Relax

Expect results to peak at 8 months with top up tweaks required at around 18months

Cost: from £2500.00 (depends on treatments chosen)

CareerFacelift® treatments include

Tighten: short scar facelift, Silhouette Softlift, Thermage radiofrequency

Replenish: Sculptra, Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) therapy, hyaluronic acid fillers

Resurface: Fraxel laser, Obagi Radiance peel, Clear+Brilliant laser

Relax: mini-tox (botulinum toxin injections)

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS is the medical director of the Kosmesis Skin Clinic @ 129 Harley Street

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Watch Ms Angelica Kavouni on Greek TV channel talking about nonsurgical anti-ageing techniques and the ‘Career Facelift™’

Watch Angelica on Greek TV channel talking about nonsurgical anti-ageing techniques and the ‘Career Facelift™’

wonder woman A modern facelift for the modern woman, the Career Facelift™ is tailored to the individual and can be nonsurgical, surgical or a combination of both…

Angelica: “Retirement age is now a blurred line and many women (usually aged 40+) ask me to help them to keep looking as fresh as they can, for as long as they can. These women don’t have the time or inclination for protracted recovery times so skin solutions have to be effective with minimal downtimes. With all this in mind I have developed the Career Facelift.”

The Career Facelift (Career Lift) combines a number of non and lesser invasive treatments. Each patient is individually assessed, and their problems addressed with a bespoke treatment package.

To find out more please visit our website:


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‘Diet face’ phenomena can affect self esteem says UK’s leading cosmetic surgeon, Ms Angelica Kavouni

You’ve lost those extra pounds but now feel like you’ve aged 10years – sound familiar? Chubby faces can disguise lines and wrinkles but on slim faces they have nowhere to hide.

weight loss ‘Diet face’ is an issue experienced by many  who have chosen to lose extra weight carried for a number of years

2 main categories of people who suffer from this phenomenon:

  1. FAST WEIGHT LOSS.  Can happen in any age group where those who have carried extra pounds for some time lose weight quickly and their skin, which has stretched to accommodate the extra volume, no longer has extra fatty support.  Gravity takes over pulling loose skin leaving visible folds.  Gradual weight loss gives the skin the time it needs to contract after loss of padding.
  2. COLLAGEN LOSS DUE TO AGEING.  Again, skin has been artificially stretched by fat stores and, no matter how slowly weight loss occurs, the skin has no collagen reserves and is unable to ‘bounce’ back, leaving tell tale loose folds and wrinkles.

It’s widely accepted that during dieting facial fat pads reduce – sadly the same pads that support facial muscles, bulk the cheeks and ultimately keep one looking young and fresh faced.

I see many patients (mainly 40+’s) who have taken control of their bodies and feel great physically only to find they no longer recognise their faces.  Deepened nose to mouth lines, visible marionette lines, heavy forehead frown lines and marked neck lines are all symptoms of ‘diet face’.

Don’t despair! There are many non surgical aesthetic ways to help boost collagen stores (nature’s facial scaffolding) and tighten loosened skin…a word of warning though: hyaluronuc acid fillers are a great way to help support sagging skin and reduce appearances of lines BUT if fat loses are too great then no amount of filling will help (you’ll spend a lot if money for no real gain).

Injectable Sculptra is often used to ‘re-boot’ soft tissue development and can help replace lost volume. Radiofreqency devices can help to shrink skin – we offer Thermage at my medi-spa, but there are other brands on the market.  If you have a great deal of facial ‘wasting’ then surgery may well be an option.

Seek a practitioner you trust and ask for an honest assessment.


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Observer interviews plastic surgeon Ms Angelica Kavouni. Beauty reimagined: 500 years of Botticelli

3247 Beauty reimagined: 500 years of Botticelli

The plastic surgeon: Angelica Kavouni

When we have a consultation with a patient, it’s not always that they want to look “beautiful” as such. Ultimately we are trying to work out what the patient finds unpleasant about themselves. They might have a bend in their nose, or some other “imperfection” that they are quite happy with, but they don’t like some other thing, like the lines on their face.

I think it’s deeply inherent: we know what beauty is when we look at it, but there are lots of other factors putting pressure on it, too. Beauty is something that makes you feel good: when you look at a beautiful face you feel optimistic, positive, happy and so on. Otherwise it’s hard to categorise, because there are so many variables. There are various classical ideas, about symmetry, high foreheads, the shape of the eye, etc, but then you have to think about race, sex, age and cultural influences. It gets very complicated. Recently there has been a shift towards a leaner, more sporty look. And even the supermodels now, like Kate Moss or Cara Delevingne, have “interesting” features rather than being classically beautiful, like someone like Christy Turlington.

Sometimes patients want something that just doesn’t suit their face: fuller lips is a common example. Some patients want to conform to an ideal even if it’s not going to suit them. You tell them that you won’t do it, but they don’t listen, and they find a doctor that will do what they think they need. You’ll always be able to find someone willing to do what you want. Perhaps a third of the patients I see do exactly that.

Working as a plastic surgeon probably does make me think harder about my own appearance. I’m vain, and I would like to look well groomed. But I think that it’s a cycle: if you feel good, you look good, and if you look in the mirror and look good then you feel better. I used to do a lot of work with HIV patients: the early medications could cause significant disfigurement, and there was a stigma associated with the skeletal look they got. People might argue that the surgery was “cosmetic”, but it drastically improved their quality of life. It wasn’t an added extra, it was central to their character.

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Failed the dimple check test? Get bikini ready with Ms Angelica Kavouni’s no-knife cellulite fix

cellulite 2  Ms Angelica Kavouni’s cellulite fix

At last, some good news for women plagued by the pesky lumps and bumps of cellulite, a combo treatment to smooth the skin’s surface and get rid of unsightly ‘orange peel’.

What causes cellulite?

Angelica: “The jury’s still out on the actual causes of cellulite. It is widely thought that genetics plays a big part combined with hormonal changes post puberty and the negative effects of 21st century living, such as poor diet, lack of exercise and excess stress, which in turn can cause sluggish lymphatic systems and circulation. Water often becomes trapped in the skin’s deeper layer (the dermis) causing micro swelling which results in tissue thickening; fibrous strands also develop which pull on the skin surface resulting in the (sadly) very familiar dimpling or orange peel effect.”

The four stages of cellulite development:

  • Stage 0: No noticeable dimpling while standing or lying, and the pinch test shows folds and furrows, but no mattress-like appearance.
  • Stage 1: No dimpling while standing or lying down, but the pinch test shows mattress-like appearance.
  • Stage 2: Spontaneous dimpling when standing, but not when lying down.
  • Stage 3: Spontaneous dimpling when standing and when lying down.

Treatment explained

Micro needling MESOTHERAPY helps to break down cells followed by 3D-dermology vacuum and rolling which improves circulation and boosts lymph drainage.  This leaves the skin smooth and dimple free.

How does it work?

Small micro injections of specially prepared active ingredients (mesotherapy) are placed in the superficial layer of the skin around the target area.  The product helps degrade fat cells, stimulate cell metabolism and collagen production, reducing the surface’s lumpy appearance.  Dermology speeds up removal cell breakdown products and shifting water by stimulating lymphatic drainage, leaving the skin smooth and taught.


  • You may see some local bruising
  • You’ll be able to go back to your normal activities the same day but avoid exercise for a day or two
  • Results will continue to improve for the next three to six months


Improvements should last around 1+ years


Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS

On the UK’s specialist register and member of EBOPRAS, Angelica has become one of the UK’s most requested female cosmetic surgeons.  A regular TV and print media commentator, Angelica has become known for her minimal scarring facelift, Silhouette Soft threadlift, post pregnancy and breast surgery.

An increasing number of women also seek her for female body contouring of all varieties from straight forward liposculpting to ‘Yummy Mummy’ combination surgery, involving any type of breast enhancement with tummy tuck and/or labiaplasty.

Kosmesis Skin Clinic is a unique skincare destination.

Not only a stand-alone non-surgical unit housing state-of-the-art solutions for all skin issues, the Kosmesis Skin Clinic acts as an invaluable adjunct to the surgical facility also based at 129 Harley Street.

Def: Kos-me-sis…preservation, restoration, or enhancement of natural appearance

Ms Angelica Kavouni GMC: 4002006

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