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Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular, and our Consultant Cosmetic Surgeons focus on cosmetic surgery, especially facial plastic surgery
Facial surgery includes:
Our Cosmetic Surgeons also offer:
The most common operation performed by our team is breast augmentation, via either a sub mammary or sub muscular route, with either silicone-containing or salt water-containing implants.
Our Cosmetic Surgeons also commonly perform breast reduction and breast uplift operations, using traditional and short scar techniques (Lejour technique) and breast equalisation surgery for congenital abnormalities.
Liposuction involves removing fat by sucking it out through a tube. The surgery is most effective for people whose weight is normal and who have firm, elastic skin; it’s important to note that it is not a substitute for losing weight.
Helping to correct and improve the contours of parts of the body it is difficult to shift weight from, liposuction is commonly used on the tummy, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, neck, and upper arms.
If you are considering liposuction, you will meet with one of our Cosmetic Surgeons to talk about why you want surgery and what you want. They will make a note of any illnesses you have or have had in the past and record any medication you are on. They will also assess your suitability for the procedure, examining you, and taking some photographs for your medical records.
Your height and weight will be measured to make sure that it is safe to do an operation. If you are overweight, or planning to become pregnant, one of our Surgeons may suggest delaying your operation.
More information about this procedure – or any others listed in this guide – will be available for you to take away from your initial consultation.
Mastopexy surgery (breast uplift) is a common procedure performed by our Cosmetic Surgeons. An operation to remove extra, loose skin from the breasts, it uplifts and shapes the breasts and makes them look more youthful.
People choose this surgery if their breasts are droopy, usually due to age but also following pregnancy or breastfeeding, or weight loss.
Breasts droop because the skin and fibrous ligaments in the breast become stretched. This means the breast tissue is not supported.
It is not possible to recreate the fibrous support of the breasts, but they can be reshaped by removing extra skin and remodelling the breast tissue. The nipples can also be moved to the best position on the new breasts.
After a breast uplift, patients who see us may be more comfortable socially and personally, with the best results visible on women with small, ‘saggy’ breasts. However, breasts of any size can be lifted.
Our Cosmetic Surgeons perform a range of procedures on the abdomen, ranging from scar revision to mini abdominoplasty, traditional abdominoplasty, and extended abdominoplasty for those with massive weight reduction.
Those who wish to have abdominoplasty surgery (a ‘tummy tuck’) can visit our team at BMI St Edmunds for the removal of extra skin, scars, stretch marks and fat from the tummy. Sometimes, patients may wish to tighten the tummy muscles.
One of our Cosmetic Surgeons will measure your height and weight to make sure that it is safe to perform this operation. If you are overweight, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, the Surgeon may suggest delaying your surgery.
People may visit our clinic to have moles removed, too. Patients who present with a mole, either:
At the first consultation, the patient will be given relevant information to take away and read. The second consultation gives the patient the opportunity to ask any questions, including anything they didn’t understand, either from their reading or at the first consultation, before going ahead and booking surgery if they wish.
The rule of guidance is that no-one should have plastic surgery without two consultations, say our team here at BMI St Edmunds Hospital.
It’s good practice to see a patient twice, and there should be a ‘cooling off’ period of two weeks between each consultation and surgery. During the second conversation, the patient needs to be fully aware of what the pro and cons are [of treatment], and they need to be sure of the risks – and there are some risks.
For example, in face lift surgery, the nerves which make the face move can be damaged. In eye lift surgery, there has been a tiny, reported instance of blindness.
Other risks include:
Any tests required will be part of the pre-admission process - and part of the patient’s overall suitability for the procedure.
Cosmetic surgery is not available on NHS, which makes BMI St Edmunds a good choice for private, local treatment.
Here are some more reasons why you might choose BMI St Edmunds for your consultation:
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