What is PRP Therapy?

There has always been a buzz around PRP Therapy which is also more commonly referred to as the ‘Vampire Facial’. The treatment is a celebrity favourite with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kerry Katona, and Bar Refaeli. Even Rupert Everett has admitted to being a fan of the procedure.

What is it?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and the treatment involves using a concentrated dose of your own blood plasma to stimulate your skin to repair itself.

The treatment was first used back in 1987 during open heart surgery and it has since gone on to be used in a variety of fields of medicine for both humans and animals.

What does the treatment involve?

First, a small sample of your blood is taken – just like having a blood test at your local GP. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma which is the fluid part, from the red and white blood cells.

This concentrated plasma is then injected back into the face, kick-starting the skin’s natural healing and repair mechanism – promoting tissue repair, new blood vessel formation and increased collagen production.

What are the benefits?

The treatment is often used to treat wrinkles, dull skin, dark under-eye circles and even stretch marks. The treatment will give you a rejuvenated, natural glow to the face and is ideal for patients who wish to restore a more youthful appearance without surgery.

The treatment usually takes around 3 sessions to start seeing results, and it is safe to be performed every few weeks to give you maximum benefit. Results peak around a 4-6 weeks after the final treatment, when you should see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and a general improvement in the skin’s texture and tone.

Other uses?

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PRP Therapy has been known to be used to treat the injured tendons of racehorses and has also been used by a number of sporting stars to treat injuries such as footballer John Terry and golfer Tiger Woods.

PRP therapy can also be used on the neck, hands and décolleté areas to reduce the signs of ageing.

If you are suffering from hair loss then you may wish to consider PRP Therapy on the scalp which is thought to help both strengthen hair follicles and thicken existing hair.

The Private Clinic

With our extensive list of specialist treatments, it is important that you understand each one before deciding, which is why if you are considering any of treatments you should book in for a free consultation to first discuss your skin concerns so we are able to create a treatment plan tailored specifically to you.

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

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Top 6 Varicose Vein Myths

Varicose veins affects up to 40% of the adult population making it a common condition. Despite the condition being common however, there is still a lot of confusion and actually many of the ‘facts’ that you may have read about varicose veins are actually myths.

Only the old and overweight suffer from varicose veins

Patients who come to see us about varicose veins are of a variety of ages. It is more common amongst the older generations but varicose veins can affect anyone of any age.

Weight will have no influence on the development of varicose veins; it can make pre-existing veins worse however.

Varicose veins are cosmetic and do not need to be treated

Although varicose veins can be unsightly, for most people varicose veins don’t cause problems. However, if you do notice a bulging varicose vein on the surface of the skin, we would recommend getting it checked out by a specialist as you could have an underlying venous issue.

If leg veins are not treated correctly then you do run a risk of them getting worse which can lead to problems such as blood blots, skin damage and leg ulceration.

Varicose veins can also cause sufferers with painful symptoms such as dull aching, leg fatigue, heaviness, cramping, restlessness, itching, and swelling which can all be reduced with treatment.

Pregnancy causes Varicose Veins

Although pregnancy is often sourced as a cause for varicose veins, you may be interested to know that this is not actually true. Research was carried out in 1990 that proved that the majority of women who developed varicose veins during pregnancy already actually had varicose veins that were hidden. The increase in blood volume and hormones associated with pregnancy made those hidden veins worse causing them to become more prominent.

Removing Varicose Veins Involves Painful Surgery and Weeks off Work

At The Private Clinic we do not use and would not recommend using vein stripping for the treatment of varicose veins. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) suggest that stripping should no longer be used except in exceptional circumstances, and that minimally-invasive options far outperform the older technique.

We offer EVLA, Foam Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy treatments for varicose veins and not only are they performed under local anaesthetic making then relatively pain free but many patients can go back to work the day after EVLA and Foam Sclerotherapy treatments. If you have had a phlebectomy you may wish to wait 2-3 days before returning.

Varicose Veins will just grow back

The old stripping treatment method that is traditionally associated with varicose veins had a 60% chance of veins returning after around 10 years compared to less than 10% of a chance of the veins coming back if using the EVLA method.

It is unlikely for the same vein to appear again after treatment, especially when using the EVLA method as the laser is very comprehensive and sealing the vein. As a result the recurrence rate from EVLA is very small.

Varicose Veins Are Always Visible

Many people only associate bulging veins as being varicose but this is not always the case. Varicose veins can occur deeper in the body where you can’t see them. It is also common for veins to appear as thread veins but actually deeper down there is a lot more going on which is why it is key for anyone who is concerned about their veins to visit a veins specialist who know what to look for.

The Private Clinic

Here at The Private Clinic we offer competitively priced walk-in walk-out varicose vein procedures that are performed by some of the country’s top Consultant Vascular Surgeons. Our surgeons have also performed amongst the highest number of EVLA treatments in the UK, and have helped develop the procedure into the safe and highly recommended method it is today.

Book in for a consultation today at London Harley Street, London City, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Weybridge Veins Clinic, Bexhill Veins Clinic and Bournemouth Veins Clinic.

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Acne Awareness Month

June is Acne Awareness Month and we want you to know about what causes acne and how you can treat it. Acne is actually one of the most common skin conditions in the UK, affecting millions of people. While it traditionally affects teens, adult acne is also just as common and is on the rise. Acne can happen in occasional outbreaks, or it can be a constant and have a severe presence. When left untreated, acne can cause scarring, so it is best to treat acne early rather than trying to wait it out. Often, acne does not go away on its own which is why we have asked the London City clinic to give us their advice on what treatments they recommend for acne prone skin.

What Causes Acne?

Acne can be caused by a variety of factors, these include genetics, bacteria, hormones, lifestyle, and stress levels. Smoking leads to an increased level of acne, and pregnancy can cause breakouts too. Puberty is normally the main culprit, with as many as 80 to 90 percent of teenagers suffering from acne. Eating lots of simple sugars in the diet can also contribute to acne outbreaks.

Acne occurs when pores are clogged by dead skin cells that are trapped by sebum production. Bacteria then gets into the clogged pores, where it then multiplies and causes inflammation. This inflammation leads to acne cysts or nodules. Luckily, there are treatments available that can significantly help to reduce both active acne and acne scars!

Our top acne treatments;

  • N-light laser treatment – The biggest breakthrough for many years in the treatment of acne is the N-Lite laser. This laser was introduced as a collagen building laser, designed for erasing lines and wrinkles and treating the general signs of skin aging. However, it rapidly became apparent to laser users that it was also possible to achieve very good results on pitted acne scarring, as well as lines and wrinkles
  • Dermafrost 12.5% and 25% – This Antibacterial Salicylic Acid peel is designed to treat oily and acne prone skin although it may also be used as an anti-aging treatment too depending on your skin condition. You can expect peeling for 3-5 days after treatment.
  • Jessners Peel – An anti-aging peel designed to aggressively treat fine lines, acne scarring, wrinkles and pigmentation. The results we have achieved in clinic are amazing. Patients can expect 5-7 days of peeling.
  • Mandiclear – This peel combines the strength of a Jessners peel with the lightening properties of a Mandelic acid peel to target pigmentation related to sun damage or acne. This is our favourite peel for pigmentation issues. You can expect 3-5 days of moderate flaking or peeling. This is our only peel that can treat all skin types.
  • Enzyme and oxygen treatment – This is a treatment with soothing and calming properties. It is excellent for use on rosacea, inflamed acne, and sensitive skin. The Cocoa enzymes remove keratin build up and help brighten skin clarity. This calms irritated or inflamed skin while gently exfoliating and leaves skin with a healthy, luminous appearance. The Oxygen Rx treatment has a germicidal action that makes it extremely beneficial for acne and with the combination of an enzyme treatment and oxygen it is able to kill any bacteria that causes the development of acne.
  • Dermaroller – This works by causing a ‘mini-trauma’ to the skin which then activates the skin’s healing process. New collagen and elastin is produced which creates brand new skin cells that will fill out any pitted scars or indentations. At the same time, scar tissue is ‘tricked’ into dividing and is then gradually broken down. After a few treatments scar tissue starts to contract and hyperpigmentation begins to fade. The dermaroller also thickens the skin, which simultaneously makes scars less visible. Over time and continued treatments, most scar tissue is removed and replaced with smooth, healthy skin. Using a dermaroller also creates channels through which products can penetrate into deeper layers of skin and therefore work much more effectively than they would normally. Combining a dermaroller treatment with the right products can dramatically speed up the repair process.

Before and after N-Lite Acne treatment at The Private Clinic

The Private Clinic

We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced nurses and skin therapists working with us. During your free consultation one of our highly experienced practitioners will talk you through the different types of acne treatments available and explain how they could work for you.

Acne Treatments are available at; London Harley Street, London City, Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Northampton

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Where can I get my tribal earlobes repaired?

The act of stretching your earlobe is nothing new or shocking and actually originates thousands of years back with ancient tribes and civilizations using body modifications such as ear stretching as part of their culture, religion, to enhance their beauty and for traditional purposes.

In modern western culture it has become increasingly popular with people of all ages and genders to stretch their earlobes. Despite the popularity of the piercing they do sometimes come with some negative aspects. Many complain that they feel their job options are limited because of the piercing and some patients complain of keloid scarring caused by the stretching of the skin.

In most cases if the ear was not stretched significantly then many can just take the plug out and the stretched ear will gradually shrink back to its normal size. If the stretched ear is too large then there is a point of no return and because of this there has been a growing interest in tribal ear correction surgery.

Tribal Ear Correction surgery is the act of correcting your stretched earlobe. It is a relatively straight forward procedure however the key to getting a good result is to make sure you see a fully qualified plastic surgeon.

Despite the original cause of the problem being self-inflicted the act of correcting it is still a surgical procedure and as such great care needs to be taken to ensure you are in safe hands and you achieve your desired results.

There are two options for fixing stretched earlobes. If you have a hole with a small diameter you may only require a couple of stitches but if the earlobe has been stretched larger than 1.5cm then in order to create the natural ear shape again, excess flesh may need to be removed before they can be reshaped and stitched.

When choosing earlobe repair we cannot overstate the importance of you consulting with a qualified surgeon who has experience in these kinds of repairs. You should find out how many earlobe repair procedures they have performed and if there have been complications. You should also be asking what the aftercare entails and what follow-ups you should be expecting especially if anything was to go wrong.

Everyone has a different ear shape and their ears will stretch differently in the process which means you should only be using a plastic surgeon to restore your ears in order to achieve a natural shape again.

Here at The Private Clinic we have over 30 years in the aesthetics industry and we have come to know that little imperfections can become bothersome over time. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the best specialised Plastic Surgeons to work with us and provide our patients with the best care available.

Earlobe Repair Consultations available at; Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, London, Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, Northampton and Glasgow clinics.

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FUE Hair Transplant FAQS before during after

FUE Hair Transplant FAQS

FUE Hair Transplants have become increasingly popular, they are spoken about a lot more and information about them is much easier to find which is ideal for potential patients to become more informed about the procedure.

We have put together a selection of our most frequently asked questions to help you make a more informed decision.

Before Treatment

Am I suitable for a FUE Hair Transplant?
Before booking in for a FUE Hair Transplant you will need to come in for a consultation with a patient advisor or a hair transplant surgeon. This is where we are able to determine if you are suitable for the procedure or not. The main factors that decide your suitability come down to age, history of hair loss, and the type of hair loss.

How many procedures will I need?
We always advise our patients that they may need more than one FUE Hair Transplant in their lifetime. This just comes down to changes in the future – it is not like a skin treatment where you may need more than one to see a difference. You will get results from a single treatment and you may not need another procedure until 10 years later, if at all.

Will I see instant results?
Although you will see a difference when you leave the clinic the final result can take up to a year. You will have some shedding after 3-6 weeks and then your hair will re-grow for a further 2-4 months. At 6 months you will notice a difference but your final results will take 12 months.

Will everyone be able to tell I have had the procedure?
Many patients undergoing a hair transplant are able to keep their procedure confidential with some strategic planning. We can work with you to create this plan which often includes you getting your hair cut short in the months before your procedure which makes the short hair required post-procedure is of no surprise to friends, family and co-workers. In some cases we may be able to offer you an Unshaven Hair Transplant which does not require you to shave your head, your suitability for this will need to be discussed at your initial consultation.

During Treatment

Will the procedure hurt?
You should not feel pain during the procedure. You will have a local anaesthetic injection at the start which will numb your head. You may have some feelings of pulling or tugging of the scalp but you should not feel pain. It is important however to expect some mild pain or discomfort after the procedure once the anaesthetic wears off but this will only be for a short time and you will be provided with painkillers.

What should I wear?
We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes as you will be sat and or laid down for the majority of the day. It is best that you wear a loose fitting top or loose button shirt. This is so you are easily able to remove it after the procedure without rubbing tight against the donor and newly transplanted hair areas of your head.

Should I bring a book/tablet to keep me entertained?
It is not a short procedure so we do recommend that our patients bring something to keep them entertained. Patients in the past have brought with them tablets that have movies or TV series to watch or some prefer to just listen to music. The majority of our clinics will have a TV screen but patients tend to prefer being able to control what they watch.

How long will the procedure take?
The length of the procedure will depend on how many hairs are required. Procedures generally take between 6-8 hours which will be a day spent in the clinic but sometimes if there are a larger number of hairs that need to be transplanted then we may suggest the treatment taking place over 2 days for the comfort of the patient.

After Treatment

How soon will I see the results?
Once the procedure is finished you will be able to see a visible different to your hairline at least.  You will then need to be patient whilst you go through the recovery stages. Final results can take up to a year but you should be able to start seeing the results from 6 months.

How should I look after my new hair?
It is important to take care the first three days following your procedure. You must not touch the new grafts and this includes with your fingers and with a hat or helmet. You will be provided with a spray on solution that will need to be sprayed onto the area every half hour for the first three days. Your surgeon will run through your full aftercare advice after your procedure.

When will I be able to return to work?
You should be fine to return to work relatively quickly but many patients choose not too as your head will still be red for a few days after the procedure. We recommend a week, just to allow you to recover well and follow the aftercare advice accurately but ultimately it is your own choice and whatever you feel comfortable with.

Will I have scarring?
An FUE Hair Transplant leaves you with little to no scarring compared to the older FUT Strip Hair Transplant. The hair is extracted using a small punch method which will leave some micro small white dotted scars in your donor area but this will only be noticed if you keep this area of your head closely shaven. These scars do fade leaving you with a natural looking result.

The Private Clinic
The Private Clinic’s Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration surgeons have the most extensive experience in treating Male Pattern Baldness with the minimally-invasive, no visible scarring, no stitch technique known as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplantation.

Hair transplant treatments are available at The Private Clinic London Harley Street, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and Northampton. However, we offer hair transplant consultations across our clinics in the UK.

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Why Planning Hairline is of key importance for best Hair Transplant Results

For many patients who are considering a hair transplant the end goal is usually to achieve a full head of hair again – often reminiscent of their youthful self, but is this always the best outcome?

When it comes to restoring hair loss, it is important to not just think about the overall volume of hair but instead to look at what hairline would be appropriate for you.

Why is hairline important?
A good hairline is the key to a natural looking hair transplant. In social situations the point where your hairline meets your forehead will be the most noticeable and it is the section which you are more likely to focus on when it comes to looking in the mirror at yourself. It may not be something that you would traditionally get complimented on like your eye colour, jaw line or teeth for example but it is actually just as important.

Plan your hairline
Here at The Private Clinic we have a team of skilled FUE Hair Transplant surgeons who are able to work with you to determine the best hairline for you. Poor hair transplant results are often caused by surgeons who lack an understanding of how a natural-looking hairline should be created.

Many people make the mistake of wanting their new hair line too low or too high but a hairline should reflect the wearer’s age. A natural hairline will recede by 2cm around the time of puberty whether they are due to suffer from hair loss or not – this is simply just the natural progression of a more mature hairline. A balding man in his 40s for example who is wanting to restore his hairline should avoid going for a low and rounded look as this will result in an unnatural appearance but instead it should reflect the hairline of a 40 year old who is not balding.

When it comes to planning your hairline we should stick to the natural proportions of the face. Traditionally the distance between your hairline and your eyebrow should match the distance between your eyebrows and the bottom of your nose and then the same again from your nose to your chin. So when you look at someone unconsciously you expect to see these three similarly-sized areas on the face. If the hairline is too high or too low then this goes against the rule of thirds resulting in an unnatural looking hair transplant.

Many of our younger patients are obviously upset over losing their hair so soon but this is a permanent hair replacement and so your new hairline will need to suit you for years to come.

In the video above you can see Hair Transplant Surgeon, Dr Michail Mouzakis marking up our patient Doug ready for the implantation of his new hair follicles. Dr Mouzakis discusses how he likes to plan a hair line in order to achieve a natural result.

Another factor to consider is the pattern of the hairline. No natural hairline appears straight so any hairline that reflects the look of it being drawn with a ruler is instantly going to look unnatural. Your hairline will naturally develop a zone of fine hairs as it transitions to the forehead this is known as feathering and is something that our hair transplant surgeons like to recreate so instead of marking out straight lines they will instead use more of a zig zag/dashed pattern and will only insert smaller follicular units in this area.

It is really important to listen to your surgeon’s advice if you want to achieve a natural-looking hair transplant with the best results. It is well worth taking the time to discuss your new hairline in depth with your surgeon and ask to see it marked out before implantation.

The Private Clinic
The Private Clinic’s Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration surgeons have the most extensive experience in treating Male Pattern Baldness with the minimally-invasive, no visible scarring, no stitch technique known as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplantation.

Hair transplant treatments are available at The Private Clinic London Harley Street, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and Northampton. However, we offer hair transplant consultations across our clinics in the UK.

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Recovery after a tummy tuck

Recovery after a tummy tuck is not easy, you will be sore and a lot of tasks that were almost effortless before will feel impossible. It is really important that you and the people around you are fully aware of this and most importantly that your home is kitted out to make your recovery seamless.

Straight after a tummy tuck you will usually require a 1-2 day stay in hospital so our nurses are able to monitor you. When you have been discharged you will leave with an abdominal support garment that will need to be worn for 2 weeks. You will also leave with antibiotics and pain medication to last you for next 2 weeks.

Generally we recommend that you book 2-3 weeks off work. You may feel like you are able to return to work after a week but this will really depend on the type of job you do and your commute.

We have put together some top tips with the help of some of our former abdominoplasty patients to ensure your recovery is as stress free as possible.

  • First of all, if you feel like anything may be wrong – contact your surgeon or his/her team as soon as possible. They should be more than happy to help you, and will get you an appointment to be looked at if they feel it necessary.
  • Make sure you have someone around to look after you. It may seem silly before surgery to be making sure you have someone around to look after you for the first 48 to 72 hours post-surgery but trust us- even the simplest of tasks like fetching a drink can seem like a marathon at this early stage and you will really appreciate the help.
  • Again, don’t feel you need to act strong – if you have been given pain medication, take it. If you are struggling away in pain this will make your body feel stressed, and stress is known to increase your healing time significantly.
  • Use your phone to set reminders of when to take each of your medications as each type may have different timings and you don’t want to miss one out!
  • Your surgeon may suggest using a cold compress on your incision/abdomen. This is a good way to reduce swelling – just make sure your surgeon has said it is okay to do this and that ice or cold compresses are not applied directly to the skin.
  • Don’t be alarmed at how bloated you may look or feel. This is totally normal – keep drinking plenty of fluids as this will not only keep you hydrated but reduce bloating too.
  • Keep a healthy appetite, the worst thing you can do is ‘not eat’. Your body is working so hard to heal itself and despite you not being as active as you would usually, you still need that energy. Even if you are feeling a little nauseous, try snacking on some crackers or plain biscuits.
  • Don’t resist the urge to sleep. If you are struggling to keep your eyes open then this is your body telling you it needs to rest. Napping is a good thing; it allows your body to focus on healing.
  • Avoid Smoking. You may have already cut down or given up smoking in the weeks leading up to your procedure but it is even more important to cut out the cigarettes post procedure as this can really interfere with your healing.
  • No excessive movements. You may have a day where you are feeling great but don’t take advantage of it. Avoid any heavy lifting and bending over until the surgeon gives you the go ahead and just don’t over-do it if you feel like venturing out.
  • Stay moving – Although we have just said ‘don’t overdo it’ at the same time it is important that you keep your blood circulation going by getting up and walking around. It will also make you feel a bit better too instead of being sat on the couch all day every day.
  • Your emotions will be all over the place after surgery so any feelings of sadness are completely normal. Your body has gone through ‘trauma’ as such so you may experience feelings of regret and unattractiveness after seeing your scars (which will be very red in the early stages) and swollenness – but just remember what your end goal is.

Recovering from a tummy tuck does not have to be as bad as you may have heard.  Just keep to your surgeon’s guidance, wear your surgical garments as advice and attend all your post-op appointments when required and you will be in the best care.

The Private Clinic
Working with only the very best surgeons ensures that we can produce the results you want safely. We’re proud to have some of the UK’s most respected Consultant Plastic Surgeons as part of our Tummy Tuck team, in London Harley Street, London City, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Northampton and Glasgow.

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Why choose The Private Clinic for Breast Implants?

When it comes to choosing a clinic to visit for a breast enlargement consultation you may be faced with a lot of options which is why we’ve put together this blog for you to find out what benefits The Private Clinic has to offer.

  • Free Consultations with our Breast Enlargement Surgeons
  • Our team of the most experienced and well respected surgeons in the industry
  • State of the art hospital and day case facilities
  • Lifetime Guarantee of Implant Replacement
  • We are committed to providing you the best possible care
  • Excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction

 “So happy with my results, it was the best thing ever. The Private Clinic were so kind and helpful, make me feel safe…can’t thank them enough” – Nafisa

Patient Journey

When you make an appointment with a surgeon here to discuss breast implants you will visit your selected clinic on the date chosen and on arrival you will have some forms to fill out. You will then meet with your surgeon who will discuss with you what your desired outcome is as well as going over any questions or concerns you may have.  Your surgeon will then take some measurements to be able to advise you on the best implant to give you the results you want. After your consultation you will be introduced to a patient co-ordinator who will be your point of contact for the rest of your surgical journey.

Your patient co-ordinator will give you a selection of information to take away with you and once you are happy and feel ready, will be able to discuss dates for your surgery. If at any point you have any questions or want to see your surgeon again, your patient co-ordinator will be able to organise this for you.

On the day of your surgery you will have already received information on how to prepare including fasting advice. You will arrive at the hospital before your scheduled operation time and meet with the nursing team who will run some post-operative tests on you. You will then be gowned up and your surgeon will come to meet you and make some marking on your chest. Once ready, you will then be taken down to the operating theatre where you will meet your anaesthetist.

You are under general anaesthetic for the entire procedure so you will not feel a thing and once you wake up you will be in recovery with a surgical bra on. Once you have come round and have had something to eat, with the go ahead from your surgeon you will be discharged and free to go home.

Take care in the weeks following surgery to ensure you have a quick and painless recovery. You will have been given aftercare information and provided with medication to take. One week after surgery you will come back into clinic to meet with a member of the nursing team who will take a look at your incision to make sure everything is healing well. If you have any concerns before this point then we have a dedicated team that you will be able to contact 24/7.

6 weeks after your procedure you will come back into clinic to meet with your surgeon again who will see how you are healing. At this stage they may discuss scar care advice with you and they are also able to answer any questions you have.

After this point you are not required to attend another follow-up however, you are able to make an appointment to see your surgeon at any time you feel the need too. Some of our surgeons like to see patients on a yearly basis to make sure everything is okay.

Before and After Photos

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The Private Clinic
We are proud to offer the highest quality breast implants, with procedures performed by some of the UK’s top consultant plastic surgeons. Our team includes some of the most recognised Breast Surgeons in the UK, based in London Harley Street, London City, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire), Northampton and Bristol– all of whom are on the specialist register for Plastic Surgery and are members of British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

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Liposuction clinics near me

Liposuction and body contouring procedures are our areas of excellence and we pride ourselves on offering a range of multi-award-winning liposuction treatments which can all be tailored specifically to the requirements of our patients.

Types of Liposuction we offer

Surgical Liposuction
Surgical liposuction is a surgical procedure where unwanted and excess fat is removed from your body to leave you with a more defined shape. It can be combined with an abdominoplasty which will help to remove any excess skin too for complete body sculpting procedure. Surgical liposucture requires more downtime than vaser liposuction but for the right patient, liposuction can be the best procedure for the kind of results required. For instance, larger patients may not be suitable for VASER Lipo.

Vaser Liposuction

This is the base of all Vaser liposuction procedures. Advanced ultrasound is used to destroy fat prior to its removal which means only the fat is removed and no surrounding tissues are damaged in the process. This means bruising and scaring is minimised and the whole procedure is performed under local anaesthetic.  You will be able to return home the same day as the procedure and return back to your normal activities relatively quickly. Vaser liposuction is most commonly used on difficult-to-tone regions of the body like the back of the arms, flanks, thighs, abdomen, and jaw line, though it can be used on a huge range of areas.

Vaser Mid-Def
Vaser Mid-Def is a step between Vaser and Hi-Def. The procedure will give you a more toned appearance than standard vaser liposuction but with less intensity than you would get with Hi-Def. The procedure is very similar to the other vaser procedure with fat being removed from around the muscle to create shape and definition but the results are often a little more natural and toned down compared to the Hi-Def.

Vaser Hi-Def


Vaser Hi-Def is a more advanced technique used to sculpt and tone areas into an athletic appearance. The process removes both superficial and deep layers of fat around the muscles which creates toned appearance with intense definition. Similar to Vaser it can be used on all areas of the body but the results are best on areas with underlying muscles like the abdomen, chest, waist, back, buttocks, arms, flanks and thighs.

Vaser 4D
Vaser 4D is a step up from Vaser Hi-Def and is a highly targeted body sculpting technique that not only removes pockets of fat, but adds them to areas creating full highlighted muscles. The result is a naturally-athletic appearance that is highly toned and visibly defined. This technique is most commonly used on the torso but it can also be effective of the upper arms, buttocks, back and upper legs but due to the intensity of the results it means patients will need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis to establish if it will achieve the look you desire.

Vaser 360
Vaser 360 is a liposuction technique for the upper legs. It focuses on the entire circumference of one area in one single treatment. This means that the thighs, knees and buttocks can all be treated at the same time.

Micro Lipo
If you have smaller areas of fat then you may be suitable for MicroLipo which instead uses tiny Microcannular tubes varying from 0.9mm to 3mm in width. These don’t destroy the fat initially like vaser does but it due to their small size it is able to extract the fat with extreme precision and minimal damage. Here at The Private Clinic our MicroLipo specialist uses a tumescent technique which involves injecting large volumes of local anaesthetic into the area being treated which separates the fat cells from the surrounding area – again minimising bruising and pain during recovery.


Where we offer liposuction?

We are lucky enough to be able to offer our liposuction procedures at a number of our clinics across the UK.

At our flagship clinic in London Harley Street you will be able to see Dr Puneet Gupta who is specialist in Micro Lipo which is ideal for targeting smaller areas of fat. You can also see Dr Dennis Wolf or Dr Ravi Jain who are part of our team of vaser liposuction specialists. If it is surgical liposuction that you are booking in for then Mr Navid Jallali, Mr Davood Fallahdar, Mr Miles Berry, Miss Sujatha Tadiparthi and Dr Mark Tulley are our team of plastic surgeons who perform this procedure.

Across London at our London City branch in Cheapside you will be able to see Mr Bhagwat Mathurs or Mr William Van Niekerk for a surgical liposuction consultation.

In Birmingham we have Dr Dennis Wolf who specialises in vaser liposuction techniques and Mr Maisam Fazal who is the resident plastic surgeon who can offer both vaser and surgical liposuction.

In Manchester you can book in with Dr Paul Cronin and Dr Jacobus Adriaan Vlok for a range of vaser liposuction procedures. For surgical liposuction you will be able to see Mr Deemesh Oudit.

In Leeds we have Mr Vasu Karri who specialises in Body Contouring and surgical liposuction. We also have Dr Jacobus Adriaan Vlok for vaser liposuction including Vaser 4D.

In Bristol you will be able to see Maisam Fazal for both vaser liposuction and surgical liposuction depending on which would suit you best.

In Buckinghamshire we have Mr Prashant Govilkar who performs surgical liposuction.

The Private Clinic
With over 30 years of cosmetic medical expertise behind us, we understand what makes a successful treatment. We were one of the first pioneers of minimally-invasive procedures, including liposuction, and we’ve expanded and built on our offering to make sure you get the best results. Our expert liposuction teams are there to guide you towards the right treatment for your needs and will only let you go ahead if they believe it’s right for you. It’s your body – we know that, and are there to help you achieve your goals safely, honestly and full of respect.

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Opting for a more natural look to anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers

A natural face is now making a come-back in the world of celebrities, gone are the oversized lips and frozen foreheads and instead stars are embracing their natural lines and wrinkles. This doesn’t necessarily mean they are avoiding the anti-wrinkle injections and fillers, we suspect it is more down to the technique it is given.

Katie Price is a good example of this, once known for her big bust and big lips she is now opting for a more toned down look. Katie stated last year: “That’s it now. I won’t do any more to my body. I’ll still have Botox.”

Speaking to our clinical lead Mel Recchia it has already been noted that there is a steady rise in patients wanting a much more natural result from treatment;

“We now, much more than ever before, look at the face as a whole, we don’t just “chase the line” we don’t just treat the problem, we look at the cause of the problem, i.e. – loss of volume in the mid face and cheek area results in a deepening naso-labial fold, nose to mouth line; so we look at putting volume back into the cheek not just fill the naso-labial fold. This approach overall gives a much more natural appearance to the face.”

At The Private Clinic we only offer tried and tested, fully approved medical products, produced by worldwide, renowned manufacturers, such as Allergan.

Allergan have done many studies on who has injectable treatments and why they have them, their current research has identified 3 different groups of people having treatment.

The Positive Ageing Group

These are women who want to be in control, age well but stay looking natural. They want to look how they feel without changing the way that they look. It is not their aim to look 20 years younger, but instead look as good as they can for the age that they are – a better version of themselves rather than a different version.

The Transformation Group

These are individuals who are actively looking to change something about their face that they are otherwise unhappy with. The most common requests are for dermal filler to be used to slim their jawline or reduce the appearance of a bump in their nose.

The Beautification Group

These are people who are more celebrity-led and traditionally are looking for bigger lips and a smooth forehead. They want to achieve a certain look which is often influenced by the selfie generation and social media.

Many patients are also seeking alternative ways to keep a youthful appearance including skin peels and laser rejuvenation. These treatments are a great way to keep your skin looking great; skin peels work by removing dead cells on the surface of the skin which then results in a smoother, brighter and healthier appearance.chemical-peel-aurora-part-of-the-private-clinic

Depending on what category you fall under will determine the type of treatment needed but also the technique.

With such an extensive list of specialist treatments, it is important that you understand each one and choose the right treatment for you. The most important advice we can give you is that you must consult with a qualified physician or practitioner prior to undergoing any treatment.

We have a team of skin specialist at our clinics across the UK including;

London Harley Street, London City, Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Northampton.

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