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Mr Banwell is happy to be attending the Haywards Heath Nuffield Hospital once per month.  This is our most recent addition to Mr Banwell’s consulting space where he will be available to see new patients for Breast Enlargement, Breast Reduction, Labiaplasty and Liposuction.

Mr Banwell notes study on facial surgery

STUDY CONFIRMS PLASTIC SURGERY TAKES ON AVERAGE 7 YEARS OFF LOOKS

A study by the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery has found surgery turns back the clock on average 7 years of ageing.

The aim was to help patients considering surgery to have clearer expectations of what can be achieved before going under the knife. The study was lead by Dr Nitin Chauhan a plastic surgeon at the University of Toronto.

Before and after photos of 53 women and 7 men all aged 60 were shown to 40 first year medical students. They were asked to estimate the ages of the patients before their surgery and then afterwards.

The patients had undergone a variety of facial cosmetic surgery, ranging from one to three procedures; 22 had a face and neck lift, 17 had a face and neck lift as well as an eyelid lift and a further 22 had a face and neck lift, eyelid lift and brow lift.

According to the study, patients’ ages were reduced on average by 5 to 7 years following one procedure such as a face lift or neck lift. Patients who went under the knife for two facial procedures were estimated 7.5 years younger, in comparison; patients who had three procedures were thought to be 8.4 years younger.

Other experts in the field including Dr Garry Brody, professor of plastic surgery at the University of Southern California, warned patients to remain realistic about what surgery can achieve for them personally.

American Plastic Surgeon Operates on Daughters

Mr Banwell notes how celebrity plastic surgeon performed breast implant surgery on his own teenage daughter

A plastic surgeon has told how he gave his own daughter a breast augmentation when she was just a teenager.

In an upcoming television special, Dr Michael Niccole, from Newport Beach, California, reveals how he gave Brittani, now 23, breast implants at 18.

In addition to increasing her chest size from an A-cup to a C-cup, he also gave her a rhinoplasty, just weeks before her 21st birthday.

From Dad, with love: Dr Michael Niccole, from Newport Beach, California, gave Brittani (pictured here), now 23, breast implants at 18From Dad, with love: Dr Michael Niccole, from Newport Beach, California, gave Brittani (pictured here), now 23, breast implants at 18.

He says he has done surgical procedures on other family members too, including Brittani’s sister Charm, now 22, who had surgery on her belly button at the age of ten, to turn her ‘outie’ into an ‘innie’.

Unsurprisingly, Dr Niccole, whose patients count the Real Housewives of Orange County’s Alexis Bellino, has come under severe criticism for his actions. 

Many consider it unethical to operate on his own family, and also question his decision to allow the girls to change their appearances at such a young age.

But as far as Dr Niccole is concerned, he is only acting in the best interests of his family.

Confidence boost: Dr Niccole, right, with his daughter Brittani, left, counts the Real Housewives of Orange County's Alexis Bellino as one of his patientsConfidence boost: Dr Niccole, right, with his daughter Brittani, left, counts the Real Housewives of Orange County’s Alexis Bellino as one of his patients

 On a 20/20 special, due to air on Friday, he said: ‘Who would give them the time – that extra little look during surgery more than I would?’

He added that he feels at ease operating on his daughters, both of whom are adopted.

‘I’m not changing their looks in any means. They want maintenance,’ he explained. ‘They don’t want to get old. They want to stay young.’

Four years on, Brittani herself remains thrilled with her breasts.

The make-up artist and model said she initially elected to have the surgery to build her self esteem.

Brittani (left) and Charm Niccole (right)Sister act: Brittani (left) and Charm Niccole (right) would both rather their father did their cosmetic surgery than any other doctor
Surgically-enhanced: Brittani, who is a make-up artist and model, also admits to having Botox injections, as well as other cosmetic proceduresSurgically-enhanced: Brittani, who is a make-up artist and model, also admits to having Botox injections, as well as other cosmetic procedures

‘I didn’t have large breasts when I was younger, and all my friends did,’ she said. ‘I felt very self conscious about it.’

She admitted in another interview, with Anderson Cooper late last year, that going to another plastic surgeon ‘never crossed my mind’.

‘I consider the day I got my breasts done one of the best days of my life so far,’ she added.

Both girls also admit to having Botox injections, as well as other cosmetic procedures.

Daily Mail, 1 March 2012