PATIENT NOTICE – SUMMER TRAVEL 2021, COVID-19 & PLASTIC SURGERY

Sadly we have had to postpone some surgeries recently as patients had not returned from overseas travel with sufficient time allowed before their surgery dates to complete UK government quarantine and self-isolation requirements in advance of their preassessment and surgery.

If you have surgery planned with us over the summer and also have travel plans, please allow enough time before your surgery so that this does not happen to you. If your procedure is planned to take place under general anaesthetic or with sedation, you will need to plan for a preassessment appointment within the two weeks before your surgery date as well. This is to ensure that you are prepared properly for your anaesthetic and surgery and that any tests needed such as blood tests, COVID tests or ECG cardiac readings can be carried out in time. Please also be aware that post travel quarantine requirements can change at short notice and catch you out if you have planned very tight timelines around travel and surgery.

We hate postponing surgery and only do so if we really have to. We know how much your surgery means to you and how you plan your time around a planned surgery date and recovery BUT we must follow government regulations, Public Health England COVID-19 and travel advice and surgery safety precautions.

We share your frustration with the current travel restrictions and fully understand why you might wish or need to travel for business or family ย reasons or to enjoy a much needed summer break. But please help us to plan your surgery with you safely and in a way that will allow it to proceed without problems or stress for you.

If you are likely to be affected by this, please contact our office on enquiries@noranugent.co.ukย or 01892 619248 so that we are aware and can forward plan with you for a solution.

Nora & the Aisling Plastic Surgery Office Team

CERTIFICATION IN COSMETIC SURGERY

Cosmetic surgery certification is coming in for UK and Irish surgeons under the oversight of the four royal colleges of surgery. Nora Nugent is certified in all areas of cosmetic surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons in England. Specialist registration (in plastic surgery), qualifications (in plastic surgery), experience (in aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery), annual appraisal (annual review of clinical practice, continuing professional and personal development and education, colleague and patient feedback), medical indemnity (insurance) cover and professionalism are all evaluated to achieve certification. While certification in cosmetic surgery is not a mandatory requirement in the UK, this is an additional reassurance for her patients of Nora’s credentials as a plastic surgeon and her experience in aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery.
Only plastic surgeons can be evaluated for certification in all areas of cosmetic surgery as only plastic surgery training and clinical experience covers the full breath of aesthetic surgery (all areas of facial, breast and body surgery). Other specialities are eligible for certification in specific areas e.g. ENT or maxillofacial surgeons in facial, nasal, ear and/or eye surgery, breast surgeons in breast surgery and ophthalmic surgeons in oculoplastic surgery. Only specialist registered surgeons in these relevant specialties are eligible to certify in the Cosmetic Surgery Certification scheme.
Nora’s practice was evaluated for her qualifications and experience in facial, periorbital, ear, nose, breast and body contouring including after massive weight loss cosmetic surgery. Professional behaviour which is an intrinsic part of good medical practice was also evaluated as part of the certification requirements. Nora is amongst the first plastic surgeons in the UK to complete the full certification process.
Nora was also invited by the Royal College of Surgeons along with some of her colleagues to help develop part of the Professional Behaviours Masterclass that is linked to the certification process and is now a member of faculty for this Masterclass. BAAPS and BAPRAS, the two main professional associations for plastic surgeons in the UK, have both been involved in Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee that developed the Certification in Cosmetic Surgery scheme.
To check for a certified surgeon, please follow the link below:

RECOGNISED FOR A SECOND YEAR! TATLER BEAUTY & COSMETIC SURGERY GUIDE 2021!

Ms Nugent is thrilled to have been included in the prestigious Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2021. Edited by the very knowledgeable and well-regarded Health & Beauty Editor-At-Large Francesca White, every year the Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Guide recognises plastic surgeons and aesthetic doctors at the top of their fields. Those within the aesthetic sector eagerly await its arrival every year! It is a must read for all detailing the latest innovations and treatments as well as profiling top doctors in every area of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery and medicine.

 

Last year, Ms Nugent was recognised for her expertise in aesthetic breast surgery. In 2021, her experience and expertise in labiaplasty surgery has been showcased as well as her skill in combination surgeries such as breast and labiaplasty procedures. Nora’s calm and empathetic manner is recognised in the piece too. It is a great honour to be included and Nora is very appreciative of both her team who support her and her practice as well as the Tatler health and beauty team and of course, her amazing patients.

 

Breast and labiaplasty surgery are two of the most common plastic surgery treatments that Nora provides for her patients. Choosing a procedure that helps restores your body confidence can be transformative for many women and Nora is always there to help advise you and help you decide on the best treatment for your individual situation. Both breast and labiaplasty surgeries can also be very personal decisions to come to so rest assured, your consultations and advice will be provided sensitively and confidentially throughout the process.

 

We are very proud to be part of the guide for the second year in a row and to be listed along side some of the great and leading names in the aesthetic plastic surgery world.

 

To read more and to browe the Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2021, please click on the link below:

Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2021

Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2021
Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2021

 

TATLER BEAUTY & COSMETIC SURGERY GUIDE 2020!


Ms Nugent is delighted and honoured to have been selected as one of the UK’s Top Doctors for the prestigious Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2020! She has been featured for breast, labiaplasty and “mummy makeover” surgery. Nora has been recognised for her kind and supportive manner towards women who see her for cosmetic surgery and her informative approach beforehand and emphasis on the factors needed for a good recovery afterwards. 

To read more about Nora’s entry in the Guide, please see below:

PRACTICE ARRANGEMENTS DURING COVID 19

We are following government & public health advice during the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual (video or telephone) consultations ARE available with Ms Nugent on a regular basis for both current and new patients. The practice is currently closed for non-urgent elective procedures and face to face consultations. New patients seeking breast augmentation may be suitable for 3D simulation consultations via the Crisalix technology that Ms Nugent has available. See Nora Nugent 3D Crisalix for the details and sign in details.

Our normal contact numbers and emails are in use and monitored daily Monday to Friday. The main office email is enquiries@noranugent.co.uk and the office numbers are 01892 619248 and 07580 251540.

We will be in touch with all our current patients if your procedure or appointment needs to be rescheduled and we encourage you to stay in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns. If you are a new patient and wish to book a consult with Ms Nugent, please call or email us or contact us using the contact form on this website.

Your wellbeing and safety is our priority. While we would love to be operating as normal, we must take safety into account first. Once it is deemed safe to reopen fully, we will do so.

Stay safe and well!

Nora and the Aisling Plastic Surgery Team

BREAST IMPLANT SAFETY UPDATE

Breast augmentation using silicone breast implants is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic procedures with year on year rises in the number of women undergoing the procedure. Recently there has been several media articles regarding the long term safety of breast implants, in particular relating to Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and Breast Implant Illness (BII). While both conditions need to be taken seriously and more research is needed to fully understand both, overall most women have a safe and positive experience following breast augmentation surgery.

However for those affected by these conditions or any other problem with their implants, it is so important that they are able to return to their plastic surgeons or if this is not possible, to be seen by another plastic surgeon to have their concerns discussed and assessed. Just as it is reasonable to consider a breast augmentation surgery, it is also very reasonable to have breast implants removed if you no longer wish to have them or they are causing problems. In light of recent articles on BII and BIA-ALCL, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons have made available information leaflets on BII and BIA-ALCL for patients. I thought it would be helpful for my patients or any other women who are concerned about their implants to link to these leaflets from my website for you. I hope you find them useful.

I have also included a link to the Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR) as this body was purposely set up to collect data and monitor trends and complications relating to breast implants. Along with the MHRA, important safety information is being collected by the BCIR about breast implants.

Breast Implant Illness – BAAPS Patient Information Leaflet

Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma – BAAPS Patient Information Leaflet

Breast & Cosmetic Implant Registry Patient Information Leaflet