The Team


River Aesthetics is led by female medical directors, Dr Victoria Manning and Dr Charlotte Woodward, two celebrated names in the world of aesthetics. Supported by a team of dedicated medical and cosmetic experts to help guide you on your path of rejuvenation, health and wellbeing, the clinic is passionate about providing patients with treatments that are proven to achieve natural-looking results, restore youthfulness and enhance overall wellbeing.

Listed in Tatler’s Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2021, as the UK’s premier collagen stimulation and body contouring clinic. Dr Charlotte Woodward and Dr Victoria Manning are highly regarded as the UK’s leading thread lift doctors, and internationally regarded as pioneers of new thread technologies and techniques.

Dr Victoria Manning - River Aesthetics

Dr Victoria Manning BM DFFP MBCAM

Dr Victoria Manning is a highly skilled and experienced medical aesthetics doctor with over 20 years of clinical expertise across both general practice and aesthetics. Passionate about helping her patients restore their inner confidence and giving them their sass back after life knocks them down, being part of their recovery journey is what drives her. 

A global aesthetics industry trainer, speaker and key opinion leader for Sinclair Pharma’s Silhouette Soft® Thread Lifts & EllanséDr Manning is also an expert trainer in PDO Threads and Vaginal Rejuvenation techniques. Selected by Sinclair Pharma to head up the latest Silhouette Soft® Pilot in the UK, Dr Manning and River Aesthetics will be the first in the UK to trial the newest, innovative suture from the Silhouette Soft® thread portfolio. She was also recently appointed to join the Specialist Advisory Board of CMAC (Complications in Medical Aesthetics Collaboration) giving guidance to clinicians on complication management and outcomes.  

Enthusiastic about teaching other medical professionals, Dr Manning advocates the importance of knowledge transfer amongst aesthetic practitioners following the ethos of that we never stop learning no matter how long we have been doing something. With an increasing part of her work being the correction of poor work by unqualified individuals, she is dedicated to ensuring safety is regarded as paramount by the aesthetics industry and constantly strives to push for regulation from governing medical bodies.   

Dr. Manning regularly writes articles and opinion pieces for the aesthetic medical press and is often featured as the top aesthetics expert in various lifestyle magazine brands, being most recently featured in Tatler’s Top 40 Doctors in the UK 2021 list 

As well as a proud mother to two incredible university age kids, Dr Victoria Manning is honoured to have grown River Aesthetics to such amazing heights following a chance meeting with fellow former GP, Dr Charlotte Woodward, over 10 years ago!  

Dr Charlotte Woodward MBCHB MRCGP MBCAM

Dr Charlotte Woodward is the co-founder and medical director of River Aesthetics. With more than 25 years clinical experience, she is an extremely skilled and accredited medical aesthetics doctor and general practitioner who has practiced exclusively in the aesthetics sector for over 17 years.   

Dr Woodward discovered the world of aesthetics during her time as a GP and was instantly taken with the artistry involvedthe ability to make people feel good and the privilege of witnessing overjoyed reactions of patients upon seeing their procedure results in the mirror. She favours the highly personalised approach and ensures every person she cares for receives only the best bespoke aesthetic treatments that are specifically tailored for their needs and life stage, a philosophy that runs deep in the River Aesthetics DNA. 

Well-regarded for her innovative use of threads and fillers, Dr Woodward is always ahead of the curve with new products, procedures and pioneering techniques, and is often heavily involved in the developmental stages with international pharmaceutical companies. She was one of the first doctors in the UK to perform a Breast Thread Lift, setting the standards for industry best practice and leading the way for advances in the use of sutures in aesthetics.  

Passionate about aesthetic medicine & safetyDr Woodward is a prominent global advanced trainer for Sinclair Pharma’s Ellansé and Silhouette Soft® brands, as well as an ambassador for their newest product Maili, and a global trainer in PDO Threads and Vaginal Rejuvenation with Desirial®. She trains hundreds of medical professionals every year at well-known external industry events and meetings.  

Recently listed as one of Tatler’s Top 40 Aesthetic Doctors 2021Dr Woodward features regularly on global webinars and conferences on thread lifting procedures, writes articles for national and industry press, and is a sought-after speakerAlong with Dr Victoria Manning, she is the go-to expert in the field of thread lifting and collagen stimulation techniques world-wide. Outside of River Aesthetics, Dr Woodward enjoys family life with her supportive husband of 25 years and their two wonderful daughters 

Our Amazing Team


As Clinical Manager and Senior Aesthetician, Amber has over a decade of experience in both the Aesthetic and Beauty industry, working in various opulent Spas and Doctor – led Clinics.

Amber says “The patient journey, rapport and end result is what really makes the job for me, my passion is to educate as it reveals my inner desire to help others and impart my knowledge to them.”


Amy has been working in the beauty industry for 20 years and has recently joined River Aesthetics, working as an aesthetician. Amy’s goals and aspirations are to help patients improve their complexion and generally achieve improvement on their overall confidence. “It is very rewarding and I love my job”.

Outside of work Amy enjoys walking with her dog, travelling and meeting up with good friends.


Hayley joined River Aesthetics in 2021, she works in both our Bournemouth and Lymington clinics as Administrative Manager. She has worked previously for the NHS in Cardiac and Covid Research.

She is passionate about aesthetics and the treatments provided here at River Aesthetics.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, eating out and a fine glass of wine.

Hayley’s favourite aspect of River Aesthetics is the amazing team she gets to spend time with every day, as well as working alongside such influential doctors.


Georgia is based in our Bournemouth clinic as Senior Receptionist and Social Media Lead. With 5 years experience in the hair and beauty industry, Georgia has also recently finished her degree in Event Management. She enjoys socialising with friends and going for walks in the country with her boyfriend outside of work.

“I am passionate about learning more about the aesthetics industry, while making patients feel as comfortable and welcome as possible”.


Jodie is the newest member of the River Aesthetics Reception Team and has worked within the customers service sector for over 10 years which includes working at a prestigious airline as cabin crew.

In her spare time you will find her running around after her two small children going on days out with them and her husband and French bulldog.

“I look forward to gaining more knowledge of the aesthetics industry and very excited about being part of such an amazing team”.

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