Cosmetic surgery in Newcastle, as in the rest of the country, has become more and more popular over the course of the past decade, as increasing coverage in the media has made cosmetic enhancement more acceptable – and more easily available – to everyone.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne is not widely regarded as one of the wealthier UK cities – having played a prominent role in the 19th century's industrial revolution, the city was a leading centre for coal mining and manufacturing until the decline of those industries in the mid-twentieth century – and deprivation is higher than average, with over 16,000 children living in poverty, so it might seem surprising that cosmetic surgery in Newcastle is so widely available.
However, together with nearby Gateshead, Newcastle is the commercial, educational and cultural capital of North-East England and has turned its fortune around over the past half century, with the business and retail sectors now thriving.
A 2004 report ranked Northumberland Street in central Newcastle as the most expensive shopping street for rent in the UK, outside of London, and the many shopping centres in Newcastle are thriving, with the city ranked ninth in the UK for retail expenditure in 2010. So while there is some deprivation in the city, there is also a lot of wealth, which may go some way to explain the rise of cosmetic surgery in Newcastle.
One of the more affluent areas of the city is the suburb of Jesmond, which is home to Newcastle Cricket Club, as well as one of only 24 real tennis clubs in the UK, and it may well be that the residents of Jesmond are among some of the devotees of cosmetic surgery in Newcastle.
Newcastle has a world-famous nightlife, with the Rough Guide to Great Britain placing its bars and clubbing scene as Great Britain's number one tourist attraction. As well as the large number of bars positioned around the Bigg Market and the Quayside area of the city centre, a new indoor complex called "the Gate" opened a few years ago, housing several upmarket bars, clubs, restaurants and a multiplex cinema. So if you are planning on going out to show off the results of your cosmetic surgery in Newcastle, you won't have far to look.
Cosmetic Surgery Clinics in Newcastle
In terms of places to have cosmetic surgery in Newcastle, you are spoilt for choice. If price is a key factor, then all of the major low cost clinic chains have outlets offering cosmetic surgery in Newcastle, but plenty of high end, exclusive plastic surgeons do too.
A great place to start if you are planning on having cosmetic surgery in Newcastle is the Cobalt Treatment Centre. A part of Ramsay Healthcare's Vive Cosmetic Surgery group, the Cobalt Treatment Centre prides itself on offering quality cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic Surgeons in Newcastle
Top consultant plastic surgeons – Mr Peter Hodgkinson, Mr Nick Williams and Mr Maniram Ragbir are all great examples of their representatives offering high-end cosmetic surgery in Newcastle.
If you're seeking cosmetic surgery in Newcastle, CosmeticSurgeryToday would always recommend that you have at least two consultations with suitably qualified plastic surgeons and see before and after photographs of patients they have treated in the past, before agreeing to go ahead with any form of treatment.