BODY CONTOURING

Our highly experienced surgeons can help you on your way to the body you desire! Have you recently lost a lot of weight?

 

These procedures can reduce excess skin and fat and repair areas such as the torso, arms and thighs for you! Please read through the content of our ‘Body Contouring Procedures’ below to give you a clearer idea of what these procedures entail.

ABDOMINOPLASTY

FROM £2,600.00

 

 

Wear tighter fitting clothing again with confidence! Go swimming again without worrying about that lax skin!  

 

Diets cannot help with excess skin, only surgery can and our team of experts are here to help you achieve your goal!

 

Q. What does an abdominoplasty involve? 

A. Patients should not be on blood thinning medication such as aspirin or warfarin and ideally should not take nicotine in any form for six weeks before surgery. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and usually involves two nights in hospital. Plastic tube drains are inserted under the abdominal skin to remove any excess blood or fluid for the first 24 to 48 hours. These drains are then removed, and the patient is able to have a shower and have the dressings changed before being discharged home. An appointment is made for removal of sutures a week following surgery and for a review in two weeks after surgery.

 

Q. ​What is the usual postoperative course? 

A. The abdomen feels tight for the first few days after the operation and patients are not able to stand fully erect. On the first postoperative day an elasticated abdominal binder is applied to the abdomen for support and gentle mobilisation begins. By the second postoperative day most patients are mobile and discharged home. It is advisable to have help around the house and with young children for the first couple of weeks after surgery. At the end of two weeks most patients are able to drive, carry light shopping and prepare light meals. At the end of four weeks patients are expected to be able to return to normal lifestyle including gym, sport and aerobics unless they have had tightening of the abdominal muscles or repair of an abdominal hernia at the same time as the abdominoplasty.

 

Q. ​How much time do I need off work? 

A. Most people are able to return to work which does not involve heavy lifting in approximately two to three weeks after surgery. It may take up to six weeks for some patients to be would return to normal work and leisure activities.

 

Q. ​What are the possible complications of this procedure? 

A. A very small percentage of patients who undergo a tummy tuck will have complications just like any other surgical procedure. These include bleedings, haematoma (blood clot under skin), seroma (fluid collection under skin) and infection. There can be delayed wound healing in the centre of the wound, slight asymmetry in the size and shape of the scar or the position of the bellybutton and a change in sensation over the abdomen.

ARM REDUCTION

FROM £2,800.00

 

 

Our highly experienced surgeons can offer you a solution to the problem of saggy arms with this surgery! Whether it be due to ageing or considerable weight loss, this surgery can remove the unwanted excess skin apparent when arms are held up.

 

Q. What does the surgery for this condition involve? 

A. Surgery for this condition usually involves a general anaesthetic. It may be done as a day procedure or may require a one-night stay.

 

Q. ​What is the usuall postoperative course after this procedure? 

A. There is swelling and bruising of the upper arms and the inner aspect of the elbows which lasts for a period of one to two weeks. The sutures are trimmed at the end of the first week and patients are encouraged to massage the scars to help them soften and fade. Most patients are able to carry out light activities after a week and are able to return to work within a fortnight of their surgery.

 

Q. ​What are the possible complications of this procedure? 

A. Like all operations this procedure can have complications such as bleeding, haematoma formation (blood clot underneath the skin), infection, a visible scar and asymmetry. A small percentage of patients (normally less than 5%) may require a small revision procedure to improve the scar.

THIGH REDUCTION

FROM £5,670.00

 

 

Our highly experienced surgeons can offer you a solution to the problem of sagging or wrinkling of the inner thigh with this surgery! Whether it be due to ageing or considerable weight loss, this surgery can remove the unwanted excess skin on the inner thighs and put an end to the painful chafing caused by thighs rubbing together.

Q. What does surgery for this condition involve? 

A. This condition can be treated by surgery, which is carried out under general anaesthetic. It involves removal of excess skin and fat on the inner aspect of the thigh. The resulting scar is usually well hidden in the groin and in the inner aspect of the thigh.​

 

Q. How long do I need to be in hospital? 

A. Most patients spend one night in hospital after this operation.

 

Q. ​What is the aftercare following this procedure? 

A. Following the operation the surgeon may put a drain (a plastic tube) underneath the skin which stays in place for approximately 24 hours. This is removed the day following surgery. The patient is usually able to have a shower and change of dressings before being discharged from hospital. An appointment is made for removal of sutures a week following surgery and a review appointment with the surgeon is arranged approximately a fortnight following the operation. Most patients are mobile within a couple of days following surgery and are able to return to work approximately a fortnight following the operation.

 

Q. What are the possible complications of this procedure? 

A. Just like any other operation this procedure has complications such as bleeding, haematoma (a blood clot underneath the skin), infection, visible scars, a change of sensation in the skin and asymmetry. A small percentage (usually less than 5%) of patients may require a secondary revision.

LABIAL REDUCTION

FROM £11,375.00

 

 

Our experienced expert surgeons have helped many women with this problem.  You do not have to struggle with labial discomfort anymore!  Some women are self-conscious due to large labia being visible through clothing or indeed find it quite uncomfortable.  This surgery can help!

Q. What does labial reduction involve? 

A. The procedure is usually carried out under general anaesthetic as a day case. Surgery involves very careful reduction in the size of the labia by trimming of excess skin followed by repair with fine dissolving sutures. An antiseptic dressing is applied and held in place with a panty liner. Patients are discharged home the same day. A review appointment is made for a week after surgery.

 

Q. ​What is the usual postoperative course? 

A. Patients experience minor discomfort for 24 to 48 hours following this procedure. The labia are slightly bruised and swollen for a few days after the procedure. The sutures normally dissolve within two to three weeks leaving a fine well-healed scar. Patients are usually very satisfied with the results.

 

Q. ​How much time do I need off work? 

A. Most patients are able to return to work within a couple of days following surgery.

 

Q. What are the possible complications of this procedure? 

A. Just like any other operation labial reduction can also have complications such as bleeding, haematoma (blood clot under the skin), infection and a tender scar. These are uncommon. Most patients have mild residual asymmetry, as it is extremely unusual for anyone to be perfectly symmetrical.

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