Dr. Cohen Practicing in the UK

Conveniently located to serve the areas of San Diego, CA

Dr. Cohen is making waves across the pond! As an established plastic surgeon in Southern California, Dr. Cohen has built his reputation on surgical excellence. Exporting those skills internationally, he has the privilege of working with some of the best surgeons in the United Kingdom at the prestigious Cadogan Clinic and The London Regenerative Institute in London, England.

Plastic surgery is an art form that transcends international borders, that’s why Dr. Cohen’s endeavors overseas are so beneficial. He brings his surgical insight all the way from San Diego to the United Kingdom as a specialist consultant in the field. This allows him to share his knowledge with his UK colleagues, and gives the residents of London and beyond a chance to receive treatment from one of the world’s best facial plastic surgeons.

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The British Connection

The UK plastic surgery industry has been described as “booming” by the BBC. (1) London is a thriving cosmopolitan city that attracts some of the world’s most experienced and most talented plastic surgeons. And, like so much of its past, the long history of the UK surgical profession is incredibly well-documented. The UK’s first medical school was established in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, in 1726. And the governing body of plastic surgeons, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), was founded over 200 years ago in 1800!

How Popular is Plastic Surgery in the UK?

British people spend an estimated £3.6 billion ($4.3 billion) on cosmetic surgery each year. (2) What’s more, British patients, like Americans, demand the highest standards of their surgeons, and will go to great lengths to find the right person for the job. They also share many of the same “favorite” procedures with us. In fact, the top five surgeries year-on-year are very similar to the United States. The three most in-demand surgeries in the United Kingdom from 2009-2018 were breast augmentations, abdominoplasties, and rhinoplasties(2) which are all consistently popular here in the States too.

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Introducing Mr Cohen: A Very British Title

Although we share a common language, the United Kingdom and the United States are different in many ways. And US-based surgeons who practice there may notice a change or two in their everyday lives, particularly when it comes to how they are titled. In London, Dr. Cohen will be referred to by all as “Mr Cohen.” And in fact, this is the case for every male surgeon in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland! To Americans, this may seem like some kind of terrible mistake, a clerical error, or even a slight. But it isn’t! In fact, the title itself has a very interesting history. 

Physicians vs. Surgeons in Georgian Britain

Back in the 18th century, like Americans today, British physicians used the title “MD” to indicate their status as medical doctors. However at the time, these credentials were easily bought overseas with minimal academic effort for around £20 (about $24). In today’s money, that’s still only about £800 ($975)! Comparatively, surgeons did not usually possess a formal qualification for the work they did. In fact, quite the contrary. They were not considered professionals, nor were considered peers to physicians, and were seen more than anything else as “the mere operators to be put into operation by their directors [physicians]”.

Then over time, things started to change. At the turn of the 19th century, the Royal College of Surgeons was founded. This meant that surgeons could finally acquire an academic qualification called an MRCS (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons) as proof of their mastery. Since then, the unique title bestowed only to surgeons, has recognized and honored a longstanding tradition in the British Isles. The title of “Mr” acts as a badge of honor that shows they are qualified doctors in their own right, and distinguished as separate from physicians. (3)

Dr. Cohen enjoys history, and embraces the unique cultural differences between our two nations. He looks forward to his consulting role in the heart of one of London’s most beautiful areas, the Royal Borough of Chelsea.

SW1: The Heart of Prestige & Excellence

Founded in 2004 in Duke of York’s Square, Chelsea, the Cadogan Clinic has grown over time. It moved to a beautiful 5-storey Victorian building on Sloane Street just four years after its inception. This expanded the clinic space needed to provide the best amenities for its ever-increasing patient numbers. 

Next Stop, Sloane Square

Chelsea is one of the UK capital’s most affluent areas, and is home to some famous cultural centers and historic landmarks. The borough has a reputation for world-leading services from the country’s best providers in every industry. It shares its prestigious “SW1” postal code with Buckingham Palace (home of King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort), Westminster (home of the British Prime Minister), and Knightsbridge (home of luxury department store Harrods).

The Saatchi Gallery, Royal Hospital Chelsea, and many premier surgical centers are just minutes away from each other, along with fine dining, lively nightlife, and luxury hotels. 

As a standout center for cosmetic surgery, dermatology, and non-surgical procedures, Cadogan Clinic is footsteps away from all of Chelsea’s attractions. Just two minutes from Sloane Square tube station, they have provided world-class patient care for almost 20 years.

About the Cadogan Clinic

Dr. Cohen is a craniofacial surgery and facelift specialist, and his skills are well-matched to the surgical excellence represented by the Cadogan Clinic

  • Cadogan means “honor in battle” in Welsh
  • Designated a day case center of excellence
  • Family-owned, doctor-led, founded by Mr Bryan Mayou
  • Host to over 40 of the world’s best consultants
  • Pioneered the advancement of liposuction in the UK
  • UK’s largest cosmetic surgery and dermatology hospital

Receiving numerous accolades since its founding, the Cadogan Clinic launched the first ever British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) fellowship in 2017. And in 2019 it hosted the International Regenerative Plastic Surgery Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine, one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe.

The Clinic’s success with its patients is reflected in its 2019 and 2020 Best Clinic trophies at the MyFaceMyBodyAwards. MyFaceMyBody is an internationally-recognized organization that honors the best of the best in the aesthetics industry annually. In fact, Cadogan Clinic’s run of success was honored by the awarding body the following year, with its induction into the MyBodyMyFace Awards Hall of Fame in 2021.

What is the London Regenerative Institute?

“Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your health.” – London Regenerative Institute

The surgeons at the London Regenerative Institute have a clear mission. Working at one of the leading anti-aging clinics in the United Kingdom, and worldwide, they prioritize individualized patient care with the very latest therapeutic and surgical procedures in regenerative medicine. These include advances in facelifting, fat transfer, stem cell therapy, and exosome therapy. And who better to lead a team of experienced specialists than one of the world’s leading craniofacial surgeons, Dr. Steven Cohen, the institute’s co-founder and executive board member.

  • Founded by Dr. Cohen and Dr. Tunk Tiryaki
  • Development of HA-based “Fibrogel” by Prof. Demir Tiryaki
  • Ongoing research and pioneering surgeries in the field
  • Use of emerging fat-derived stem-cells in regenerative surgeries
  • Worldwide locations in London, Istanbul, and Athens
  • Soon-to-open locations in San Diego, Geneva, Belgrade, Denver, Kuwait, and Johannesburg

Leading the way, and partnering with some of the most renowned medical practitioners in the world, Dr. Cohen has even loftier aspirations for the future of the London Regenerative Institute, so be sure to check back and watch this space!

Dr. Cohen’s Specialities

As well as playing a key role at the London Regenerative Clinic, Dr. Cohen takes on a consultant position at Cadogan Clinic, London with earnest excitement. He brings with him the skills that have earned him a reputation as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America, according to US News and World Report. His mastery of plastic surgery has also earned him accolades from Castle Connelly and Best Doctors Inc., and most recently, he was officially recognized as one of Newsweek America’s Best Plastic Surgeons, 2022.

Cosmetic Procedures

The facelift is one of the most challenging plastic surgeries to perform. The delicate interactions between skin, tissue, muscle, and bone must be carefully considered by a surgeon, whose job is to tighten and rejuvenate the face in a noticeable, but natural, way. Dr. Cohen specializes in facelift procedures, offering specialized variations of the surgery. These include the California Facelift and the Mini Facelift. As well as a wealth of procedures for the breast and body, Dr. Cohen performs additional intricate face and neck surgeries such as the Brow Lift, Neck Lift, and Chin Augmentation.

Craniofacial Surgery

Dr. Cohen’s surgical excellence is virtually unmatched in the craniofacial field. These procedures are medically necessary to augment or reconstruct areas of the face and skull due to anatomical differences present at birth, malignancy, or trauma-related injury.

He has helped many infants and young children with congenital conditions, such as cleft lip and palate surgery, and acquired conditions such as positional head deformity. He also removes benign tumors, and has collaborated with teams of specialists to remove neoplasms, new or abnormal growths that are strongly associated with certain soft tissue cancers.

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Cost of Facelift in San Diego, CA

Whichever surgery you entrust to Dr. Cohen to perform, the cost is determined only after a thorough consultation. To book your appointment at FACES+, please call our San Diego office at (858) 453-7224 or fill out our short inquiry form with your request.

You can see Dr. Cohen’s activities here in Southern California and across the pond by following his personal Instagram and TikTok accounts. We also invite you to follow FACES+ on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


  1. Gallagher J. Plastic surgery “booming” in the UK. BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-25986840. Published February 3, 2014. 
  2. Li Z, Filobbos G. What is the UK Public Searching for? A Correlation Analysis of Google Trends Search Terms and Cosmetic Surgery in the UK. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Published online August 25, 2020. doi:10.1007/s00266-020-01918-5
  3. Loudon I. Why are (male) surgeons still addressed as Mr? BMJ : British Medical Journal. 2000;321(7276):1589-1591. Accessed December 16, 2022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1119265/#:~:text=After%20the%20founding%20of%20the