Surgeons take a look at today’s cutting edge

PUBLISHED: 12:08 01 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:59 12 May 2010

Surgeons gathered to see the latest technology in plastic surgery and, below, some of the instruments used during an operation - Pic: Daniel Wilson

Surgeons gathered to see the latest technology in plastic surgery and, below, some of the instruments used during an operation - Pic: Daniel Wilson

INTERNATIONAL surgeons attended masterclasses in cosmetic surgery at the weekend. Seventeen surgeons from countries including Australia, Singapore, Argentina and Europe took part in a series of seminars about new facelift techniques at the Cambridge Priva

INTERNATIONAL surgeons attended masterclasses in cosmetic surgery at the weekend.

Seventeen surgeons from countries including Australia, Singapore, Argentina and Europe took part in a series of seminars about new facelift techniques at the Cambridge Private Hospital in Wimpole.

Anthony Erian, consultant plastic surgeon at the hospital, said: "The procedures were at the cutting edge of technology.

"We looked at the latest techniques - the good the bad and the ugly."

There were also live surgery demonstrations carried out by surgeons with different levels of experience.

"It taught me what to do and what not to do," Mr Erian said.

"It was nice to get the elite to share their experiences and listen to people who invented certain techniques and see it done first-hand."

Mr Erian explained that different techniques were discussed as a result of all the hype in the media.

He said: "Some people carry out plastic surgery just to make money. The purpose of the day was to see which techniques work and those which don't work so people get the right information. Unfortunately there are some people who aren't getting value for money."

Mr Erian said he hopes the event will become a regular occurrence.

"The day was nice scientifically," he said.

"It's nice to see in 2007 what's available and what's not available."

If anyone is considering plastic surgery, Mr Erian advices them to research surgeons thoroughly, but also to take time to think about whether it is right for them.

"Plastic surgery isn't for everyone," he said. "Some people may just need a holiday or change of partner.

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