A TOP Warrington surgeon has carried out simulated surgery on four TV presenters following a request from ITV’s Loose Women to do a 'virtual reality makeover’ on the show.

Consultant Gerard Lambe, who is based at the Spire Hospital in Stretton, is one of the first surgeons in the UK to introduce simulated surgery using state of art virtual reality technology.

The show approached Mr Lambe to carry out the fun transformations as the panelists were curious to see how they would look with a few tweaks using his new tech.

Mr Lambe, who leads the Reflect Clinic, is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top surgeons is a spokesperson for industry body BAAPS, agreed and the fun makeovers were given a major feature on the show last week.

The 47-year-old carried out a virtual eye-lift on presenter Andrea McLean and a facelift on Colleen Nolan.

Panellists Brenda Edwards and Jane Moore received youthful aesthetic treatments including ‘virtual Botox’.

Gerard has embraced the exciting technology in response to Covid-19 restrictions which do not allow for any in-person consultations or non-essential surgery at present.

He said: “I was delighted to be approached by Loose Women. The panel were great sports and the transformations quite subtle but flattering. The best cosmetic surgery focuses on keeping a natural look - be that an eye-lift or boob op.

“Safety is always first and this technology means potential patients can carry out a video consultation and virtual cosmetic surgery from the comfort of their sofa.

"There is no pressure and the advantage of seeing the results in advance means the decision is really well thought out."

The Reflect Clinic has seen requests for virtual cosmetic surgery treble during the pandemic due to what Gerard calls ‘the Zoom factor’ with video-calling encouraging more attention being paid to appearance.

Gerard, who has appeared on the Real Housewives of Cheshire and has transformed the bodies and faces of many famous regional stars, added: “There is certainly more interest due to the scrutiny of video calling. Also people have had more time to reflect on considering surgical procedures they have dreamed of.

"I firmly support the sensible ban on non-essential surgery due to Covid 19 and consider this technology a fantastic and safe ‘try before you buy’ opportunity for patients who are waiting for restrictions to be lifted before they go ahead with their actual surgery hopefully later this year."

The Reflect Clinic is offering free consultations and Virtual Reality makeovers until lockdown is eased for clinics in July and open again to the public.