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Cosmetic Surgery in the UK vs abroad

Do you know the differences between cosmetic surgery in the UK vs abroad? Reflect Clinic is here to help!

Reflect Clinic has a range of cosmetic surgery procedures for you.

From Breast Enlargement to Facelifts, whatever you are looking for, our expert team of professionals can provide the best solution for you!

This latest Reflect Clinic blog will explain everything you need to know about cosmetic surgery in the UK vs abroad.

Cosmetic Surgery in the UK vs abroad

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, there are a few key differences between procedures performed in the UK versus those done abroad.

Here are some key considerations to keep in mind if you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery overseas:

Regulation and standards

In the UK, all cosmetic surgeons must be registered with the General Medical Council and adhere to strict regulations.

This ensures that patients receive a high standard of care. Additionally, all surgical procedures must be performed in accredited facilities.

By contrast, no such regulations exist for cosmetic surgery abroad. This means that you must do your research to make sure you’re choosing a reputable surgeon and facility.


One of the main reasons people opt for cosmetic surgery abroad is the cost.

Procedures are often much cheaper overseas than they are in the UK. However, it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for.

In some cases, patients have had to return to the UK for corrective surgery after procedures done overseas.

Recovery time

Depending on your procedure, recovery time can be shorter if you have it done abroad.

This is because surgeons overseas often use less invasive techniques. However, this isn’t always the case, so it’s essential to ask your surgeon about recovery time before making a decision.

Language barriers

One potential downside of having cosmetic surgery abroad is the language barrier.

This can make it challenging to communicate with your surgeon and understand the instructions for post-operative care.

Make sure you choose a surgeon who speaks your language or has someone on staff who can translate for you.


Once you return home from having cosmetic surgery abroad, you’ll be on your own regarding follow-up care.

This can be difficult if you have any complications from the procedure.

It’s essential to ensure you understand the procedure’s risks before going ahead with it and that you have a plan for follow-up care.

The Benefits of Reflect Clinic

Gerard Lamb

Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Gerard Lambe is one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Manchester, Chester and Cheshire.

Mr Lambe has been performing female surgeries, including breast surgeries, for many years now, with complex breast surgery as the main focus in the NHS.

He is a fully accredited Plastic Surgeon based in Manchester and appears on the General Medical Council Specialist Registrar for Plastic Surgery.

In 2010 he was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery Fellowship.

Mr Lambe teaches micro-surgery to medical trainees and is a regular speaker at Medical Conferences and Women’s Events.

Complete Package

Reflect Clinic offers a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures for you to choose from to improve your face and body.

At Reflect Clinic, you know exactly what you are paying for, and this includes:

  • Cosmetic surgeon fees
  • Material costs
  • Hospital fees
  • Anaesthetist’s fees
  • Medications
  • Follow-up appointments


At Reflect Clinic, we care about our patients before, during and after their cosmetic surgery.

Clinic manager Jayne Bailey will communicate with you regularly, ensure you feel relaxed and able to ask any questions, and put you at ease.

Our patients feel well looked after because they see the same faces when they come in and have a chance to ask any questions they may have at each point in their journey.

We only operate in the best hospitals and are surrounded by excellent nursing care teams with your best interests at heart.

Our 12-month aftercare programme provides our customers with a personal point of contact from month one with Jane to month 12 with Mr Lambe.

Contact Us

For more information on cosmetic surgery in the UK with Reflect Clinic, call us on 07434 572 794 today!

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