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More and more people are choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery procedures, also known as “going under the knife”. Popular surgical operations include breast enlargement using breast implants, tummy tuck, liposuction to remove stubborn cellulite and fat including new techniques such as VASER Lipo and laser lipolysis, face lift and cosmetic rhinoplasty or nose job. Learn more about what’s involved.
Breast implants, enhancement, enlargement or augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK. This section contains more info on implant cost, risks & UK clinics.Find out more..
A Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty may help to restore your body shape for those bothered by a large fat deposit and loose skin in the abdomen or stomach area.
Bariatric or weight-loss surgery for the treatment of obesity uses gastric band or gastric bypass operations to restrict the amount of calories a person can consume and help them to lose weight.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasties can help restore a more youthful appearance by tightening droopy or hooded eyelids and removing or moving fatty pouches beneath the eyes.
Body implants, (e.g. pectoral, testicular, calf and buttock) are used to correct defects, which have existed since birth, or to put right tissue loss, which has occurred through injury or disease.
Breast implants, enhancement, enlargement or augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK. This section contains more info on implant cost, risks & UK clinics.
A breast lift or Mastopexy can improve the appearance of the breasts in several ways. It raises the breast tissue, repositions the nipple and areola and enhances breast shape.
There are several different cosmetic procedures used for the enhancement or reduction of the nipple or brownish area around the breast (areola). These treatments are available for both men and women.
Gynaecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek meaning female-like-breasts. This condition occurs when firm breast tissue forms in men. Surgery can reduce the size of these breasts.
Breast reduction or a reduction mammaplasty is an operation that removes fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts to reduce and reshape them. Afterwards, the breasts should have a more youthful shape.
The muscles under the skin of the forehead that cause lines can be released to help create a smoother brow. This can be performed using an endoscopic forehead or brow lift.
There are several different procedures that can be used to improve the buttock shape and appearance. The buttock can be lifted, reshaped with liposuction or added to with implants or fat.
Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure which aims to “resurface” the skin. It uses a machine to remove the outer layer of the skin or epidermis and then the top third part of the dermis of the skin.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), also referred to as Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a minimally invasive method of treating varicose veins.
A face lift or rhytidectomy can reduce the appearance of loose skin and wrinkles around the cheeks and neck, by tightening the muscles and removing excess skin and fat, restoring a more youthful look.
Facial implants for areas such as the cheek or chin are used to correct defects, which have existed since birth, or by cosmetic surgeons for malarplasty (reshaping of the cheeks and jaw line)
Fat transfer, fat transplantation or microlipoinjection involves the collection of fat via liposuction for re-injection into other areas of the face and body.
Chin Surgery or Genioplasty refers to cosmetic surgery operations that aim to improve the appearance of a person`s chin.
Injectable Body Contouring currently available using Macrolane, is the first body shaping and volume restoration product which uses hyaluronic acid, a natural component of our own bodies.
Laser Lipolysis, currently available using mainly the Smartlipo laser, is a minimally invasive way of removing small localised fat deposits which are resistant to diet or exercise.
Laser skin resurfacing involves the removal of the outer layer of the skin using an ablative laser to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin or acne scars, lines, wrinkles, and pigment changes.
Lip implants using natural or man-made products are used as a more permanent cosmetic procedure than dermal fillers or fat transfer, to improve the shape and size of the lips.
Liposuction (also called lipoplasty, liposculpture or lipectomy) is a surgical technique for removing specific areas of stubborn fat that do not respond to a healthy diet and regular exercise.
A lower body lift is part of a cosmetic surgery procedure called body contouring which is designed to remove large amounts of excess skin and fat from the stomach, hips, thighs, and back.
Cosmetic ear surgery or otoplasty can be used to correct ears which stick out, reduce large ears or earlobes, increase the size of small ears, or reshape cartilage in ears with an unnatural shape.
Radiofrequency Ablation or RF Ablation (RFA) is a form of Endovenous Thermal Ablation or Endothermal Ablation (ETA) used to treat varicose veins.
Radiofrequency or radiowave surgery can be used in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine for minor surgical procedures such as removing thread veins, warts, growths, birthmarks and moles.
Cosmetic Rhinoplasty or a nose job is a range of surgical procedures which are used to re-shape the nose, or correct nasal deformities to relieve blockages in the nose.
A thigh lift (sometimes known as a thighplasty) is part of a cosmetic surgery procedure called body contouring which is designed to remove large amounts of skin and fat from the hips and thighs.
Thread lift uses free floating cogged (barbed) or smooth sutures for lifting sagging tissue in the face and neck. It is marketed as APTOS Thread Lift, Contour Lift, Silhouette Soft, Scarless Suture Lift & Feather Lift.
Umbilicoplasty (navel or belly button surgery) is an operation involving making an “outie” belly button into an “innie”, or making an “innie” a little less obvious by lessening the size of the hole.
An upper arm lift or brachioplasty is part of a cosmetic surgery procedure called body contouring which is designed to remove excess saggy skin and fat from the upper arms.