Cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure performed to help fulfil your desire to change your experience, such as a breast augmentation or a nose job. Reconstructive surgery is a procedure which aims to reshape or reconstitute tissue in an effort to reclaim previous appearance after an accident.

Learn more about cosmetic surgery at Nuffield Health with our full list of cosmetics articles.

10 important questions to ask before cosmetic surgery

To achieve the best results from any type of plastic surgery, whether it is breast enhancement, liposuction, a face lift or tummy tuck, it is important to do your research first.

In order to feel confident in your choices you should make sure you know the warning signs and ask the right questions.

Mr Darren Lewis, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, provides some tips for what to ask before surgery.

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Breast enhancement: What really happens during a breast augmentation operation

A step-by-step guide to breast augmentation (or enlargement): the most popular cosmetic surgery carried out in the UK.

When is the right time for a Facelift?

Facelifts are an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure. But what are the risks and benefits, and is there a perfect age for a facelift?

Will my breast implants look natural?

The best way to achieve a naturally curvy look with breast augmentation is using silicone implants.

How to improve jowls and double chins, and achieve a more youthful, tighter jawline

Many people find they start to develop a sagging jawline as they get older. Discover the best solutions, from cosmetic surgery to dermal fillers.

How can I ensure my lip enhancement looks natural?

When considering lip fillers to give volume to thinner lips, many women worry about the risks of developing a so-called 'trout pout'.