Belfast has welcomed a top Dublin based cosmetic surgery company, River Medical, which opened its brand new clinic on the Lisburn Road following a growing demand for both surgical and non surgical cosmetic care across Ireland.

According to the most recent survey carried out by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, the popularity of cosmetic surgery continues to rise with more than 50,000* cosmetic surgery procedures carried out in the UK last year. Breast augmentation continues to be the most popular, with over 11,000* procedures carried out in 2013, but liposuction saw the biggest rise with a 41%* increase in liposuction procedures.

However, although the clinic will offer a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures including the popular choices of breast implants, eyelid surgery and facelifts, it says the demand for non surgical cosmetic procedures including skincare treatments such as Thermage, Flaxel and Hydrafacials was up by 30% last year. These treatments popular with celebrities such Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow, are encouraging both women and men to look after their skin and maintain a youthful look without going under the knife. The clinic is confident its non cosmetic offerings will be a big hit in the north as it offers a range of revolutionary treatments which are unavailable anywhere else in Northern Ireland.

Aoibhin Cronin, Clinic Manager of the new Belfast branch said: “There’s no denying that more people are taking a greater interest in the way they look and the general view of cosmetic care has certainly changed over the past few years. It’s now more accessible than ever before, it’s not as expensive as people think and, having spoken regularly to our customers, we know there is a demand for it.

“River Medical provides a very advanced service using cutting edge technology and FDA approved products. All non surgical treatments are administered by registered nurses ensuring safe and superior results which continually exceed patients’ expectations. Our clinic in Dublin has been very successful, with word of mouth referrals increased by 45%** in the past year. We cater for a very wide market – whether you‘re an older man or woman who wants to target aging or other skin problems, or a bride to be with a wedding dress or honeymoon body in mind; or even a younger person who wants to invest in their skin – we have a comprehensive mix suitable to all needs.”

All treatments within the clinic will be carried out by a nurse or a doctor. For more information on the clinic and the treatments it offers, or to book an appointment for a consultation visit or call 00353 16629106

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