What was once the domain of the rich and famous has become part of mainstream life… now a growing number of people are going under the knife – or the needle - to stay young and beautiful.
Going under the knife – or the needle - to improve our looks is no longer the preserve of Hollywood.
This documentary gives a remarkable insight into what is now a huge part of everyday life the world over – the mission to stay forever young.
Dr Darren McKeown, a leading figure in facial aesthetics in the UK, has one of the busiest cosmetic medicine clinics in Scotland. With exclusive access to Darren and his patients, Facelifts and Fillers explores what drives people to undergo these expensive and often extremely painful treatments.
We’ll see botox and filers being injected, lips being plumped, fat being frozen, hair being transplanted, baggy eyelids being sorted and faces being tightened. Amongst the people we will meet are Senga who has spent nearly £15,000 (AUD$30,000) having treatments, Liz, who is prepared to go against the wishes of her family to get a controversial new type of facelift which will be done while she is awake (!), and Bob, who is willing to undergo an extremely painful and grueling 12 hour procedure in the hope of once more having a full head of hair.
This isn’t a medical documentary, it is about understanding what drives people to undergo these treatments, what has brought them to the Botox clinic and how our relationship with ageing has changed forever.