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 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 & Ellansé, Dr 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, almost 10 years ago!
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 involved, the 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 & safety, Dr 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 both in person at the River Aesthetics Academy, as well as at well-known external industry events and meetings.
Recently listed as one of Tatler’s Top 40 Aesthetic Doctors 2021, Dr Woodward features regularly on global webinars and conferences on thread lifting procedures, writes articles for national and industry press, and is a sought-after speaker. Along 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.
With over 15 years clinical experience across a broad range of medical disciplines, Dr Victoria Wright has immersed herself in the rapidly developing industry of aesthetic medicine while continuing her work as a General Practitioner in the New Forest, Hampshire.
A great advocate of providing a holistic experience for her patients, Dr Victoria’s consultations encompass skin health, aesthetic aspirations and nutritional support, optimising physical and psychological wellbeing. With a wealth of clinical expertise and specialist techniques in aesthetic medicine behind her, she seeks to help patients attain their aesthetic goals, specialising in lip and cheek enhancement, facial remodelling including chin and jawline and anti-wrinkle therapies.
In addition to her medical achievements, Dr Victoria has competed for many years for Team GBR, sailing across the globe and attaining World Championship Titles in her sport. She is thrilled to be joining the world renowned team at River Aesthetics, adding her energy, passion and need to uphold the highest of standards and excellence in the field of aesthetics to the fantastic River Team.
With 6 years of experience in the Aesthetic industry, Ella specialises in Exilis, Coolsculpting and Hydrafacial procedures. As a trained Aesthetician, Ella believes it is important to understand her client’s end goals, creating a bespoke treatment plan aimed to elevate their natural beauty and leave them feeling confident. In Ella’s spare time, you will find her enjoying our beautiful surroundings here in Dorset with her partner and beautiful Sprocker.
Introducing our newest member of the River Aesthetics team Amber, starting her career as a Beauty Therapist, Amber went on to progress to Spa management and internal training roles.
With over 10 years experience in both the Aesthetic & Beauty industry, she has worked in various opulent Spas and 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 to impart my knowledge to them.”
In Amber’s spare time, you will find her sampling the local restaurants, unwinding and enjoying the beautiful scenery cycling.
Hayley has joined the team as our new Reception Manager, with 7 years background in management.
She has previously worked for the NHS in cardiac research and has also worked within the beauty industry. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, eating out and a fine glass of wine.
Hayley’s favourite aspect of River Aesthetics is working alongside such an influential team.
Georgia is the newest member of our River Aesthetics reception team.
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”.
Megan is another of our latest reception team members! Having studied at Millfield School in Somerset, Megan went on to graduate in Hair & Makeup from Delamer Academy in London which led her to work on films such as Disney’s Maleficent and Tom & Jerry, as well as other leading movies, TV and theatre sets.
In her own time, Megan loves to explore different cuisines in the local area as well as socialising with friends and family.
“Since joining River Aesthetics, I have enjoyed being a part of such an amazing team of businesswomen. The best part of Team River is the work ethic here at the clinic”.
Rebecca joined River Aesthetics in June 2021 as an Administrative Assistant and has since been promoted to Practice Manager supporting our Operations Department. Rebecca has primarily worked in the hospitality industry and is qualified in International Business and Event Management (Hons).
In Rebecca’s spare time, you will find her mostly at her beach hut, camping and making memories with her two children. Rebecca enjoys water sports, photography and cooking and is studying a BSc (Honours) Forensic Psychology and Criminology with Open University.
“Since joining the River Team, I have enjoyed developing my knowledge in aesthetic practices and procedures and feel honoured to see how the team have helped so many patients regain their confidence again. I can’t wait to see the clinic go from strength to strength.”