Scots plastic surgery clinic falsely passing off celebrity surgeon’s work to advertise own services


A plastic surgery clinic has been falsely passing off work carried out by a high-flying New York celebrity plastic surgeon to advertise its own services.

Signature Clinic – which has a base in Glasgow city centre – has used photographs of cosmetic work done by Dr Andrew Jacono, the MD of New York’s Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, on its website.

The clinic used a photograph of a woman’s neck before and after undergoing cosmetic procedures.

The website boasts: “With the skills of our surgeons at Signature Clinic, the results of a neck lift can last from 10 to 15 years.”

It goes on to say that “results can be long lasting but neck lift surgery can’t stop the ageing process” and the three-hour procedure is priced between £3500-£4500.

The photos were, in fact, posted by Jacono– who has carried out a facelift on fellow surgeon and Botched TV star Dr Paul Nassif and has done work on stars from The Real Housewives of New York – on ­Instagram on ­January 30.

His images show a woman before and after undergoing a face lift, lower eye lift surgery and a neck lift with ­platysmaplasty, where excess skin and fat is removed from around the jaw line.

Posting the photos with the hashtag #motherdaughtermakeover, the world-renowned facial plastic sturgeon told his 279,000 Instagram followers:

“When I saw this patient after her #deepplanefacelift, #necklift with #platysmaplasty, and upper and lower #eyeliftsurgery, I walked in the room and it took my breath away.

“She looks gorgeous and like 20 years younger. The deep plane facelift smoothed and defined the jawline
while reducing the jowls and #nasolabialfolds. The #necklift treated the turkey neck and ­#platysmal­bands. Her eyes look so bright and ­rejuvenated!

“She looks ­natural, not tight or surgerized, and family and friends tell her how fantastic she looks.”

After the Signature Clinic was contacted by the Sunday Mail, the photo was removed from the ­website.

In a statement, Signature Clinic said: “We have noted your concerns regarding an image used on our website and we can confirm we have removed the one image in question as a precautionary measure pending a full internal investigation.

“I can also confirm the image currently on the neck lift page of our website is from a patient operated on at Signature Clinic by one of our own surgeons.

“I can also confirm it is our policy to publish photographs of results achieved by our clients, with their informed
consent, and as a result of the services our surgeons have provided.”

The clinic said it had “carried out over a thousand procedures” and “has ample evidence of amazing results achieved by our patients” but not all of the patients consent for pictures to be published.

Jacono’s clinic in New York declined to comment.

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