What is the Male Pattern Hair Loss Norwood Scale? Part 1

If you are looking into hair transplant procedures especially here at The Private Clinic you may have heard of the Norwood scale being referenced. If you are suffering with hair loss then you may already be familiar with the Norwood scale but for others this may be an unfamiliar way of defining the stage of your hair loss.

We have spoken to experienced Hair Restoration doctor, Dr Mark Tam who deals with stages 1 – 3 of the Norwood scale.

Dr Tam’s Quick Fact: Norwood scale was actually one of the many classifications of pattern hair loss, and you know, it has been there since 1975. Yup 42 years ago!!  OK, Norwood scale has 1-7, today let’s have a look at the first 3 stages, where it is likely to have the most noticeable changes to the way that you look at yourself.

Norwood Scale 1 Hair Loss
This is the earliest stage of the Norwood scale to classify a normal or minimal recession of the hairline.

If you have just noticed your hairline has gone back slightly or if it is starting to look thinner then you will most likely be in this stage

A trichologist will be able to check your pattern of hair loss and recommend appropriate treatments which will most likely be topical medication or non-surgical therapy. Take note, if you know that you have a strong family history of hair loss and you take no actions now, it is possible that you will continue proceed to next stages of the Norwood scale. Prevention is always better, so they say…

Noorwood Scale 2 Hair Loss
At this stage you will have noticed triangular and normally symmetrical areas of hairline recession at the frontal (front of the head) and temporal (on your temples) sections of your hairline.

This is when you start to notice that your facial framing ratio has started to changed. A trichologist will be able to advice you on therapies of controlling future hair loss. The history of hair loss that runs in the family will determine your likelihood of significant future hair loss. A consultation with a hair transplant doctor may be useful to see if you are suitable for a hair transplant procedure but only if you feel strongly about restoring your temples or hairline at this stage. Don’t be surprised if some doctors say that it is too early for a hair transplant and may not achieve the best results.

Noorwood Scale 3 Hair Loss
If you are at Norwood scale 3 you will see very clearly that your temples have receded deeper. It is likely that your hairline and temples have receded past an imaginary line between your ear canal and over your scalp.

You may find that you are not able to style your hair how you used to and hopefully no one has mentioned it to you in an insensitive way. If you are happy with the way it is and wish to keep your hair as it is, a trichologist is your friend. If you are looking to restore the temples or have your hairline filled in then a visit to the hair transplant doctor should be able to help you with your restoration project! If you have a particular hairline that you are looking for, you can bring a photo too, but the doctor may advice a different one base on your shape of forehead, availability of donor hairs and naturalness of the design, (yes, keeping it natural is equally important!!) I like to say that if you are in doubt ask your mum, mums know best!

Part 2 of the Male Pattern Hair Loss Norwood Scale covering stages 4-7 coming soon!

The Private Clinic
Our specialist hair transplant surgeons – Dr. Raghu Reddy and Dr. Kouremada Zioga in London Harley Street and Dr. Mark Tam in Leeds and Bristol, Dr. Michael Mouzakis in Birmingham, and Dr. Vikas Kunnure in Manchester offer the most advanced, minimally invasive Hair Transplant techniques available today – leaving no visible scarring or linear scar at the back of the head. You can wear your hair however you want after your procedure and get back to your daily life as quickly as possible with minimal fuss and discomfort.

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Meet our new nurse practitioners

We have two new faces at our Leeds and Manchester clinics and we can’t wait to introduce you!

Set within a city deep in history and culture, The Private Clinic of Manchester is located just a 10 minute walk (if that!) from Deansgate Train Station. Walking through the doors, you will be greeted by our friendly team who are there to assist and advise you on our range of treatments available.

However, if you just head north east from Manchester you will come to Leeds, reported as being one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK, it was the perfect location for another clinic in the northern region.

Joining us in both the Manchester and Leeds clinics are Jane Parry and Dawn Lisa who are both Aesthetic Nurse Injectors and we are so happy to have them on board.

Jane Parry
Jane Parry is a Nurse Practitioner with over ten years’ experience in providing advanced facial aesthetics.

Dawn Lisa
Dawn Lisa is an Aesthetics Nurse Practitioner with a passion for advanced facial aesthetics, specialising in anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

So what are our new nurse practitioners able to offer you?

Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Wrinkle injections are an effective way of rejuvenating the skin and reducing the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. The treatment works by relaxing the facial muscles to reduce expression lines leaving you with a more youthful, glowing appearance.

Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers are used to restore volume back into areas that lack shape and definition. This can be in a number of different areas including;

  • Cheeks
  • Naso-labial folds (nose-to-mouth lines)
  • Marionette lines (lines from the corner of your mouth to your chin)
  • Corners of the mouth that can sometimes make you look unhappy
  • Smoker’s lines (the vertical lines above the lip that appear when you pout)
  • The lip itself (either the body of the lip for fullness or the border for definition)
  • The nose (to reshape and straighten)
  • Tear troughs (the lines under your eyes that make you look tired)

The most popular use for Dermal Fillers is to create plumper looking lips. Volume is often lost from the lips due to ageing but for some you may just have natural thin lips. Dermal filler can be injected into the lips to restore volume but it can also be injected around the edges to define the lip border enhancing the shape of the lips.

Here are some before and after photos of Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers;

To book a consultation with our new members of staff call 0370 218 6135 and let us know who you would like to see and where.

The Private Clinic
The Private Clinic, tried and tested, fully approved medical products, produced by worldwide, renowned manufacturers. All of our injectable treatments are carried out by cosmetic doctors or nurse prescribers, who have undergone extensive additional training to qualify in prescribing and performing Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers.

By coming to us for your injectable treatments, you can look forward to excellent results, knowing that you’re in the safest hands out there.

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Vaser Liposuction Results

Many of us these days are leading busy lives and we are looking for treatments and procedures that deliver good results, fast. Although Vaser Lipo is by no means a quick fix, the downtime associated with it is minimal compared to a surgical procedure.

Many of our liposuction patients will see the results of their procedure straight away but the best results will not been seen until 5 or 6 weeks later. Once you have got through the unbearable wait we hope that you will be feeling over the moon with your new body shape.

The best way to show the results of our Vaser Liposuction procedure is to share some of our reviews and photos

TrustPilot Reviews

“2 months post treatment, and I can honestly say I am happy that I had the treatment done at the Private Clinic Leeds. The initial consultation was with Clare, I found it to be very informative and helpful. We discussed what was needed and how it would work. I was very pleased with all the information and help I was given at the consultation that I booked a surgery date a few days later. I also saw Dr.Vlok briefly at the consultation, he as well was very thorough and informative.

I then came to see Dr Vlok again, he was very positive and dealt with my queries and concerns very efficiently. He also showed me some photos of others who had the vaser liposuction treatment.

As for the procedure, the pain was minimal and the results were excellent. If you are thinking of having this procedure done, I cannot recommend Dr Vlok and his team enough. You will not be disappointed.”

“So here I am 2 weeks after Abdominal Vaser Lipo and can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I have made. Yes I’m still in the swollen recovery stage and looking a little lumpy but the difference is amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend going for it .

My consultation in Harley Street with Dr Wolf was swift but not rushed with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Following that I was taken through to the lovely Lisha who gave me the cost of the procedure and then went on to explain how things would proceed. I made my decision immediately but didn’t have to, I just knew it was what I wanted , even though I was extremely nervous! I paid my deposit and from then on things moved quickly with emails, prescriptions and clear instructions for both pre and post op.

My procedure took place in Knightsbridge with 4 professionals in attendance who all made me feel at ease. I can’t say what the actual lipo felt like as my sedation was amazing and I was out for the count and didn’t feel a thing! Seeing my ‘cocktail’ of liquified fat was actually quite emotional and I had a few tears of pure joy.. probably just the sedation affecting me but I was extremely happy that things had gone so well.

Over the last 2 weeks I have had the recommended MLD to help with the swelling and lumps that happen due to the invasive procedure and continued wearing the compression garment but other than the obvious sensitivity to my skin I feel pretty good. My scars are next to nothing and I’m looking forward to seeing the full results which can take 4-6 months but I am already wearing clothes more confidently and that’s what it’s all about. This decision has given me much more than a flat belly for sure.”

For more reviews please see our TrustPilot page here

Before & After Photos


For more photos please see our image gallery here

The Private Clinic
The Private Clinic is a training centre for Advanced VASER Lipo. We perform over 1000 VASER procedures every year. Our Doctors and medical teams are of the most experienced in the country.

Dr Dennis Wolf  – London
Dr Grant Hamlet –  London, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds
Dr Vlok – Birmingham and Leeds
Dr Ravi Jain – London
Dr Puneet Gupta – London
Dr Paul Cronin – Manchester

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How Do I Know if I Need Labiaplasty?

Despite rising in popularity over the past couple of years, the labiaplasty surgical procedure is not a new development with the first examples of the procedure appearing in medical journals in 1984.

When it comes to asking ‘how do I know if I need a labiaplasty?’ the answer is quite simple; no one needs a labiaplasty. But this is in the same sense as no one needs any type of aesthetic surgery but the question should instead be ‘why would I want a labiaplasty?’ that you will start getting some real answers.

So why would you want or consider a labiaplasty?

Asymmetry is one of the biggest reasons for women to consider labiaplasty. Many women find themselves struggling to accept that the appearance of their vagina is not the same as others they have seen in the media. They may also find themselves avoiding wearing swimsuits and tight clothing through fear of it being noticeable to everyone.

This leads us onto discomfort which is another big reason with many women finding that wearing certain types of clothing  or physical activities such as riding a bike and exercise uncomfortable because of the shape of their outer vagina. They may also experience pain and chafing on a regular basis which can have a big impact on their life both physically and psychologically too.

With the popularity of tighter clothing and the trends surrounding the trimming, waxing or shaving of pubic hair there is a sudden increase in inquiries surrounding the labiaplasty procedure.

When it comes to choosing a surgeon to undertake this procedure it is so important that you choose someone experienced who is able to avoid some of the common problems that are linked to inexperienced surgeons.

We are proud to have on board some of the UK’s most reputable and high respected Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive surgeons who have extensive experience in these procedures. We invite you to attend a no-obligation consultation with one of our labiaplasty surgeons who will offer you honest advice and answer all of your questions.

Here at The Private Clinic your consultation will be handled with sensitivity, compassion, and discretion. We can advise you on what the procedure involves and discuss your concerns as well as go through your realistic outcomes of the surgery before giving you some time to decide if the surgery is the right choice for you or not.

Miss Linda Fiumara in London
Mr Davood Fallahdar in London
Mr Navid Jallali in London
Miss Sujatha Tadiparthi in London
Mr Deemesh Oudit in Manchester

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How does the N-Lite work for Acne?

In a previous blog we spoke with Aesthetic Therapist from The Private Clinic; Victoria Phelps to answer your top questions about the N-Lite Machine.

Here we bring you part 2 of the Q&A which goes into more information about treating acne especially.

How does the N-Lite work for acne?

The N-Lite laser treatment works in 3 ways: killing the bacteria, stimulating new collagen and reducing inflammation.

For Acne treatments the light of the laser kills the acne bacteria that cause the infection that can result in lesions and spots appearing on the skin. We treat the whole face to ensure the bacteria is killed over the whole area reducing the risk of infection spreading and further breakouts from occurring. The treatment also results in the stimulation of dermal collagen production which is a result of the body’s natural wound healing response; this can help to reduce the appearance of mild acne scarring. We are able to reduce the inflammation of the skin and prevent formation of new breakouts by stimulating the cytokine molecule.

How many treatments are usually recommended for a successful result?

It does depend on the patient’s skin to be able to determine how many treatments they will need to be able to address their concerns. For aggressive acne a course of 5 treatments is recommended although they may need more or a combination of the N-lite treatment and another skin treatment. After the patients initial course of treatment it is best advised to have single treatments every 3 months for maintenance.

What can I expect after my treatment?

After your first treatment you can experience breakouts a few weeks after, this is because the laser can draw out the acne making it appear worse as the immune system has had a shock. After a few days the body’s natural wound healing response will start to clear up the acne, patients will start to see the old breakouts will start to heal and calm down. Some swelling may be present and sometimes patients can have mild bruising on the skin due to blood capillaries lying close to the surface of the skin, but these may subside within a few hours.

Through the rest of the course of treatment results will be gradual over this time; full benefit of the treatment is normally seen within 3 months after the last treatment of the course.

What can I do after treatment to aid my results?

After treatment we will suggest to refrain from using any products with active ingredients (for example, salicylic, glycolic, retinol) in them for at least 48 hours after treatment to allow your skin to settle and recover. After 48 hours you are able to use your home care products, although you would still be advised to wait a few more days before using retinols, salicylic or glycolic products. Swimming, direct sunlight or sunbeds and fake tan should all be avoided for 2-3 days.

The practitioner will recommend continuing using sun protection. Depending on your concerns addressed in the consultation for maximum results we do offer Advanced Nutrition food supplements that can help the skin from the inside out, these supplements are best to take 2 weeks before your first treatment and after your course of treatment.  For Acne we recommend Skin Accumax to help control and reduce acne and breakouts and for those concerned with general aging well and loss of collagen we recommend the Skin complete or collagen supplements, aiding in the support of production of healthy skin cells.

A product that everyone should be using in their skin care regime is the Blemish and Age Defense from Skin Ceuticals which contains glycolic, salicylic and Dioic acid. This product helps to create a path way in the skin to allow other products to deliver deeper in the skin. You will see the breakouts and oil production of the skin reduce and your skin will generally look a lot healthier.

For acne or breakout prone skin cutting out dairy from the diet can also help to reduce acne, as it could be an indication of intolerance to the lactose. Cutting out refined sugar can help as our bodies are unable to break these sugars down properly, this can result in the body purging through the skin resulting in breakouts and can result in premature aging of the skin. Beer can be another culprit as it is fermented and sits in our digestive systems which can then be linked to acne of the of the face. Looking after the body on the inside as well as the outside will help to reduce any concerns of the skin, whether it be taking antioxidants or seeing the GP as it could also be an indication of a hormonal imbalance.

The Private Clinic

We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced skin specialists and Consultant Dermatologists working with us. Our nurses and practitioners have performed more N-Lite treatments to date than any other clinic in the country.

Available at Birmingham, London Harley Street, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol & Glasgow

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Youth Maintenance or Anti-Wrinkle Treatments

How your skin ages will depend on factors such as lifestyle, diet and your genetics. Giveaway signs to ageing skin range from thinning of the skin to loss of elasticity. Although a good skincare regime will help to stop many of the signs of ageing, sometimes it is just unavoidable but luckily for you here at The Private Clinic we specialise in skin and can offer a variety of treatments to help retain your youthful appearance.

Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections are one of our most popular and effective anti-ageing treatments. They work by relaxing the muscles in the face which reduces the contraction of the muscles that cause wrinkles. Your skin will have a smoother finish giving you a youthful appearance.

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Dermal Fillers are another popular anti-ageing treatment choice. Instead of focusing on lines and wrinkles however, this treatment works by restoring volume lost in the face. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and becomes less supple which means areas like our lips, cheeks and around the mouth start to look sunken and hollow.

Chemical Skin Peels

Chemical Skin Peels are ideal for treating a number of concerns including many common ageing issues such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and generally tired looking skin. Different peels will be used depending on your skin concerns but the treatment is generally the same with your skin being cleansed first before the peel solution is applied. The solution is then left on the skin for a few minutes before being removed.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing is actually one of the most innovative ways to rejuvenate your skin. Skin with brown spots and an uneven tone can cause us to look older and with many lines and wrinkles starting to appear as early as the mid-twenties, surgery and other anti-ageing treatments are often just not suitable. Pearl Laser Resurfacing is most suited for fine lines and wrinkles whereas the Pearl Fusion laser is a deeper treatment for damaged skin.  The treatment involves the skin being exposed to pulses of light in a specific pattern and the laser sends heat to deep layers of the skin.

If you are concerned with the appearance of your skin we recommend coming in for a free skin consultation first where you will be able to discuss your skin concerns with a practitioner and discuss in detail the variety of treatments available and which one would be best suited for you.

We have clinics in; London Harley Street, London City, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Princes Risborough, Northampton and Glasgow

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Female Hair Loss and Treatment Options

When it comes to issues with the female hair, the instinct is usually to speak to your hairdresser. But did you know that that often the source too many hair problems, especially hair loss can normally be down to the lifestyle you lead rather than the type of shampoo and conditioner you are using.

This is why we highly recommend seeing one of our trichologist from our specialist team here at The Private Clinic.

We have spoken to Jane Mayhead, Senior Trichology Consultant at The Private Clinic to get her views on a few common questions.

How does hair loss for women differ from hair loss in men?
Women’s hair loss tends to be far more complicated and varied in its types and causes than what is seen in men. In most cases the cause of male hair loss is down to ‘Male Pattern Baldness’. Of course women can also suffer with the equivalent problem, which is termed ‘Female Pattern Hair Loss’ but the difference between them is the type of ‘pattern’ it takes and it does not generally occur until after the menopause. In women overall a variety of other influences can be present and therefore need to be excluded.

As many as 1 in 3 women can suffer a type of hair loss or fall at some point in their life. This does not always indicate baldness or a severe loss of hair and can in most cases be considered recoverable. This type of hair fall tends to manifest as an increase in hair fall and a decrease in all over density rather than areas of thinning or baldness.

What treatments other than FUE Hair Transplants are offered for women with thinning hair or hair loss?

Treatment for women’s hair loss must start with determining the presence of underlying factors first. So much can influence healthy hair growth patterns that this must be where treatment begins.

Once underlying factors have been established the next area of treatment is nutritional. It has long been said that “A healthy balanced diet is essential for good hair growth”. The situation can often be made worse by a poor diet whatever the main underlying issue is. Supplements can be helpful but there are so many, with such differing ingredients it is so difficult to decide on the best for you without proper guidance.

Other treatments for women can include clinical treatments and topical lotions. These options need to be applied with guidance for the individuals need and for the best results.

Why would seeing a trichologist benefit me?
Advice on hair loss, its causes and treatments are in abundance however, what might work for one may not work well for another. This is where a Trichologist can be of great benefit. They will be able to help you with establishing your type of hair loss, any underlying factors and how to deal with the problem in the most effective way.

The Private Clinic
Jane graduated from the Institute of Trichologists in 1993 and has since worked at some of the UK’s most respected hair clinics and makes up part of our skilled team of trichologists here at The Private Clinic;

Jane Mayhead based at our London Harley Street Clinic
Trisha Buller, Deborah Chester and Lisa Gilbey at our City and Harley Street clinics in London
Nicola Hemsley based in Bristol
Ingrid Wilson based in Manchester
Jacqueline Davidson based in Glasgow
Denise Knight in Leeds

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The facts on Eyelid Lift Surgery

You may be surprised to know that there has been a 12% rise in the number of blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) operations in the last year as many are seeking bag-free eyes.

Everyone has heard of the facelift but many are still unaware of the blepharoplasty procedure and the amazing results it can deliver with little downtime.

Is a blepharoplasty the right procedure for me?

The most common reason for people to choose eyelid surgery is for cosmetic reasons. We are finding ourselves more conscious of our appearance with social media becoming a wide source of sharing pictures many find ourselves comparing ourselves to others close to us.

But drooping skin around the eye area in some cases may be impacting on your life causing vision loss and eye fatigue.

What are my options?

There are three types of blepharoplasty procedures;

Upper Blepharoplasty – This is when skin and sometimes fat is removed from the upper eyelid. It is often a quick procedure that can be performed under a local anaesthetic. The downtime is minimal with patients being able to return home shortly after the procedure.

Lower Blepharoplasty – This is when fat is removed or sometimes repositioned in order to reduce the appearance of bags or wrinkles underneath the eye area.  This procedure is a little more complex than the upper blepharoplasty and will need to be performed under a general anaesthetic

Combined Blepharoplasty – This is when both of the above procedures are carried out at the same time. This is usually only needed for more severe cases but the best method for you will be discussed at your consultation.

Is it safe?

Here at The Private Clinic we would not be offering any treatment, procedure or product that is not safe. It is natural for anyone to feel concerned about the risks of surgery especially one being carried out on your delicate eye area. The key to achieving the best out of your surgery procedure is to pick the best surgeon suited for the job. Research is key and you will never regret doing above and beyond to ensure you are well informed.  Ask all the questions you need to ask your surgeon about the procedure but also about them as a surgeon, they should be happy to answer anything. Ask to see before and after photos and make sure you are well aware of not only what happens during the operation but what you will need to due to ensure a swift and easy recovery post procedure too.

Are the results permanent?

Generally the results of surgery are permanent although you have to be aware that the ageing of your face will still continue over time. Many patients return in the future for anti-ageing treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to help maintain a more youthful appearance.

Here at The Private Clinic your eyelid surgery will be tailored to you depending on the nature and severity of your excess eyelid skin. We all have different needs and wants which is why it is best to come for a consultation to discuss these with a patient advisor or surgeon.

The Private Clinic

Our Plastic Surgery team consists of some of the Country’s most reputable Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons who have years of experience and expertise. We are proud to have:

Mr Davood Fallahdar in London
Mr Nick Percival in London
Mr Navid Jallali in London
Mr Miles Berry in London
Miss Sujatha Tadiparthi in London
Mr Shivram Singh in Birmingham
Mr Deemesh Oudit in Manchester
Mr. Vasu Karri in Leeds
Mr Adrian Richards in London, Northampton and Buckinghamshire
Mr Alistair Lowrie in Glasgow

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Am I good candidate for Vaser Liposuction?

The idea of vaser liposuction may appeal too many who are looking to improve on their body appearance, but it is important to know that there are guidelines for not only vaser liposuction but all surgical procedures to ensure that you are going to get the best results.

So what makes a good vaser liposuction patient?

Vaser liposuction is ideal for anyone who is following a healthy diet and takes part in regular exercise but they may be struggling to shift the fat from specific areas. This is known as exercise resistant adipose tissue and is often confined to isolated areas on the body.

Ideally you should be within 30% of your ideal weight, it is not safe for large amounts of fat to be removed in one treatment so if you are any more than 30% away from your target weight then it is best to try and lose this first or consider other treatment options.

Skin Condition

Your skin should be in good condition, if you have good elasticity within your skin then it is less likely to sag and it will help you get to how you wish your body to look after the procedure.

Muscle tone
Although not essential, it is often advised that patients have good muscle tone, or are working on improving their muscle tone prior to the procedure as this will give you an even better result post procedure.

The best surgical patients are non-smokers. This is down to the nicotine which acts as a vasoconstrictor and clamps down on your blood vessels meaning your blood flow is decreased which means your healing time is not only significantly increased but your risk of picking up an infection or other complications is also higher. If you do smoke, we would recommend you try and quit before surgery, or at least just for the months before and after surgery.

Good health

It is always recommended that you are in good general health before your procedure and you should let your surgeon know otherwise as it may be best to post-pone the procedure until you are feeling better. Checks will be carried out by your surgeon and their team to ensure that any prior health conditions or illnesses will not prevent you from healing effectively.

Another huge aspect of being a good candidate for vaser liposuction is your expectation of surgery. It is crucial that you have a realistic approach to how your results are going to look. Your surgeon will work with you to ensure that you know just what to expect during the procedure itself, during the recovery time and for your final results too.

Before deciding on any type of procedure or surgery you should attend an initial consultation with your chosen surgeon, patient adviser or practitioner. They will be the best people to speak with in order to get all the information and advice you need, and you can ask them anything about the procedure and their techniques and discuss your expectations and concerns.

The Private Clinic

The Private Clinic is a training centre for Advanced VASER Lipo. We perform over 1000 VASER procedures every year. Our Doctors and medical teams are of the most experienced in the country. Click here to find out more about our team.

Dr Dennis Wolf is one of the first Doctors in the UK to perfect the use of VASER Lipo as a minimally invasive procedure for Breast Reduction. He has performed over 2200 VASER Lipo procedures for The Private Clinic. Dr Dennis Wolf is available at our London Harley Street, Birmingham and Fitzroy Square clinics

Dr Grant Hamlet was one of the first UK doctors trained in VASER Hi-Def. He specialises in VASER Liposculpting, Fat Transfer & defined and chiselled body contours, namely VASER high definition and VASER 4D. Dr Hamlet is available at our London, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds clinics.

Dr Vlok focuses on body sculpture and definition using VASER 4D, VASER Hi-Def and VASER Mid-Def. Dr Vlok is based at our Birmingham clinic.

Dr Ravi Jain offers VASER liposuction and VASER Hi-Def at our London Harley Street clinic.

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Rhinoplasty FAQs

When it comes to preparing for a rhinoplasty we thoroughly recommend doing your research and knowing all you can about the procedure so you are well informed. To help you we share some frequently asked questions about rhinoplasties.

What is a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is more commonly known as a nose-job. It is a surgical procedure often performed to improve its function and/or alter the shape.

What are the three different types of rhinoplasty?

There are actually 3 different types of nose reshaping procedures and which one you are suitable for will depend on the reasons you are choosing surgery.

A standard rhinoplasty is a full nose correction which includes alterations to the bridge, tip the nostrils. This is the option you would tend to go for if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose.

A septo-rhinoplasty is similar to a standard rhinoplasty except changes are made to the cartilage partition in the nose and is a common procedure for those suffering with a deviated septum and other breathing difficulties.

A rhino-tip is just a correction of the tip and nostrils and is ideal if these are the only areas you wish to alter.

Your surgeon will best advice on which type of surgery is best for you in your initial consultation.

What makes me a good candidate for a rhinoplasty?

To be considered for nose correction surgery you must be in good health and over the age of 18. We prefer patients to be non-smokers or at least have plans to stop smoking before the operation and during the recovery time. We also ask that patients stop taking any blood thinning medications before surgery. The patient must also be realistic about their results and understand and adhere to the procedure and aftercare advice.

What does the surgery involve?

A rhinoplasty procedure requires you going under general anaesthetic and can take up to two hours but this can vary on a case by case basis. It is recommended that you stay overnight in hospital after your procedure however if you have a rhino-tip correction performed under local anaesthetic then you will be able to go home after surgery.

What is the difference between an open and closed rhinoplasty?

This refers to the technique used by the surgeon.

An open rhinoplasty involves the incision being made at the base of the tissue between your nostrils. This technique allows the surgeon better access to the structure of the nose and is commonly used when more cartilage work is required.

A closed rhinoplasty involves the stitches being made inside the nose which means any scarring is hidden and, working via the nostrils, the surgeon is able to remove or reshape the cartilage to create a new shape.

Each surgeon has their own preferences over which technique they would like to use and this is best discussed with them in a consultation.

How long does the swelling last?

Swelling can vary from case to case but generally it should subside within two weeks following surgery, with it still continuing to reduce over the next 4 months. There still may be residual swelling remaining which can take up to a year to fade.

We hope this has informed you in certain aspects of the procedure. We would highly recommend you attend consultations with a variety of surgeons and go armed with a list of questions, not only about the procedure but about the surgeon themselves, to ensure you pick the best person for the job. Get the opinion of as many medical professionals as you can so you will know that your expectations are realistic as to what can be performed.

The Private Clinic

We believe the only way to achieve the very best results is to work with the very best staff. We have a respected team of some of the UK’s leading surgeons, including:

Mr Davood Fallahdar in London
Mr Nick Percival in London
Mr Navid Jallali in London
Mr Miles Berry in London
Mr Deemesh Oudit in Manchester
Mr Alastair Lowrie in Glasgow

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