The Hair Transplant Guide

The popularity of hair transplants has steadily increased since more celebrities have talked openly about theirs making it more socially acceptable amongst men. Previously having any type of hair restoration procedure was very secretive but as the procedure and techniques have advanced more men are opting for minimally invasive hair transplant procedures with no worries about sporting a shorter cut for a few months.

So what are the options, we have put together a quick hair transplant guide to help you make a more informed decision ahead of your consultation;

The cause

The most common cause for hair loss is male pattern baldness with around one in three men experiencing varying degrees of male pattern baldness by the time they reach 30. Male Pattern Baldness is when a form of testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) starts to attack the hair follicles. This attack of the hair follicles results in the follicles becoming smaller and only being able to produce hair that is thinner and shorter. Your begin to notice this more when the thicker and fuller hair follicles fall out leaving only these weaker hair follicles which results in the appearance of thinning and baldness.

Male pattern baldness is dependent on your genes as some people are genetically coded to resist DHT which makes them less susceptible to male pattern baldness. The follicles on the back and sides are usually coded to fend off Dihydrotestosterone which is why hair loss usually occurs in a specific pattern.

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The solution

Hair Transplant procedures are the most common solution when it comes to ‘fixing’ hair loss and thinning. There are two types of hair transplant procedures; Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) which both work in a similar way but have different methods and techniques.

At The Private Clinic we favour the minimally-invasive, no linear scar, no stitch technique which is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Our experienced doctors perform a modified FUE method under local anaesthetic which uses a small punch incision around the hair follicles to extract the follicular units from the donor area ready to be harvested into grafts. The grafts are then implanted into the areas being treated which are performed under a high powered microscope using specially designed instruments, allowing the Hair Transplant doctor to work with the upmost precision for natural-looking results.

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Follicular Unit Transplantation follows a different approach where instead a strip of hair is excised from the back of the head which would then need to be closed with stitches. The strip is then cut into individual grafts before being implanted into incision sites made in the areas being treated. The recovery time associated with a FUT Hair Transplant is a little longer than compared to other techniques due to the healing of the linear scar at the back of the head.

We have been perfecting our FUE Hair Transplant technique over the past 10 years. We find many of our patients are put off by the risk of being left with a long linear scar at the back of the hair following a FUT transplant and for this reason more and more patients come to us for a FUE Hair Transplant.

Hair Transplant FAQs

Does Hair Transplant surgery hurt?

An FUE Hair transplant takes place under local anaesthetic so you should not feel pain throughout the procedure. You may experience some discomfort during the healing process but this can easily be managed with pain relief.

Will a hair transplant leave a scar?

FUE Hair Transplant can leave minimal scarring that can appear as very small circular white dots. This would only really be noticeable if you were to shave your hair very short after the procedure. The scars are very small circular scars that may appear as white dots. FUT surgery is more likely to leave a scar on the donor site, although it can probably be hidden under longer hair.

How long does a Hair Transplant procedure take?

Hair Transplant procedures can be lengthy procedures due to the delicate process requiring a substantial amount of time to ensure that the best results are achieved. On average, FUE Hair Transplant procedures at The Private Clinic can be performed over the course of a day so usually between 6-8 hours. In larger cases the procedure may need to be spread out across two days and performing the procedure this way would not impact the effectiveness of the procedure.

When will I see the results of my hair transplant?

You will be able to see the outline of your new hairline immediately after the procedure but there is a lengthy healing process that you will need to go through first before you can start seeing the final results. The first results will start to become visible around 3-4 months but final results can take up to a year to be fully visible.

How many hair transplant procedures will I need?

In the first instance, only one hair transplant is often required to give patients the results that they wanted. Long term it is worth considering that you may need additional hair transplants in the future to maintain your results and give good overall coverage.

Are hair transplants permanent?

The results from a hair transplant are not guaranteed to last forever as male pattern baldness will still continue to occur in the future. However, hair transplant are extremely long lasting and one of the most successful treatments for hair loss. It is normal for your hair to shed after a few weeks after having your FUE hair transplant and after this time your new hair will grow and you will start to see results after 3-6 months.

Can women have hair transplants?

It is possible for a woman to have a hair transplant however many are not suitable candidates as their hair loss is often widespread and finding a suitable donor site can be difficult. We recommend that female patients see a trichologist first to assess the condition of their hair and try and work out a possible cause for hair loss.

To read more FAQs on Hair Transplant procedures click here.

Choosing a suitable hair restoration clinic?

There are many hair restoration clinics around across the UK. Personal recommendation is often the most common way that patients walk through our doors. If you are seeking a hair restoration clinic then we advise doing a lot of research beforehand about not only the clinics themselves but the surgeons that they work with too. Our surgeons at The Private Clinic are members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and all have extensive experience in treating Male Pattern Baldness.

Although cost is always going to be an important factor when deciding if to go ahead with surgery, but it is important to not let it be the deciding factor. Many patients seek hair transplant procedures abroad as they are often cheaper than UK clinics however there is a huge risk such as not knowing who the surgeon is, not knowing the surgeons qualifications, not seeing the clinic beforehand, not being checked by the surgeon ahead of the procedure and just generally not having the after support there that a UK clinic would be able to provide. Hair transplant procedures abroad start of cheap but often end up costing more than if you were to stay in the UK due to complications post procedure.

We have hair restoration clinics in London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester and hair transplant consultation clinics in Buckinghamshire, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne and Liverpool.

FUE Hair Transplant before and after photos

FUE hair-transplant results before after photos

Why Choose The Private Clinic for Hair Transplant surgery?

  • See our Before and After photos here
  • See our Hair Transplant videos here
  • Read our patient stories here
  • You will be treated by highly experienced Doctors. Our Hair Transplant surgeons are specialised in FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and treat hundreds of patients every year.
  • FUE is a minimally invasive treatment (meaning there is no cutting of a strip), and carried out under local anaesthetic – many patients either watch TV, or even fall asleep during the procedure.
  • You won’t require any stitches after your treatment. This means that the recovery time is also reduced when compared to the Strip surgery (FUT).
  • We use the finest instruments, resulting in as minimal trauma to your scalp as possible.
  • Thanks to our advanced skills and techniques, our team ensure that the donor area looks intact after the hair transplant procedure and you can keep your hair really short if you prefer without any obvious scarring.
  • Following treatment, there will be no linear scarring across the back of your head as seen with the strip method (FUT) – you’ll be free to wear your hair long or short.
  • We choose the best follicular unit (a group of hairs); this ensures that only the strongest, healthiest grafts are used for your hair transplant procedure. See our Hair Transplant videos here.
  • Your results will look natural, with denser packing – the hair is implanted in the direction that matches your hair growth, and because we select healthy follicular units, the treated area will look densely filled.
  • Our surgeons are the only surgeons in the UK offering the Unshaven Hair Transplant (U-FUE) (the long-hair hair transplant), to those who prefer not to shave beforehand. At your consultation, we will be able to advise you on whether an unshaven procedure is suitable for you.
  • Scars resulting from injuries or previous surgeries can also be corrected. This could be a previous bad hair transplant or we can cover linear scars caused from FUT hair transplants.
  • The Private Clinic has a network of UK clinics and has been established for 35 years with a strong reputation for quality care; see our Trust Pilot 5 star rating here.

For more information or to book a consultation with our expert Hair Transplant surgeons click here or please call us on 0333 920 2471

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Mr Adrian Richards earns respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award

Consultant plastic surgeon at The Private Clinic, Mr Adrian Richards is one of 1,000 board-certified doctors to be inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame, an honour recognising the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf.

RealSelf is a community-driven website that allows people who are seeking cosmetic procedures to anonymously interact with other people who are also interested in aesthetic procedures or have previously had cosmetic surgery themselves.  The site is a great way for potential patients to engage in conversations with both patients and surgeons in a helpful and safe environment.

Patients on RealSelf are able to learn more about cosmetic procedures,  share their stories, share before and after pictures, leave reviews, and even ask physicians questions.

Many patients who come to see us in our clinics mention that they have researched procedures of RealSelf so we feel it is a really useful and valuable resource for patients to look into. Of course, full consultations are not able to take place over RealSelf and we do advise that patients who are experiencing any worries or issues to contact the clinic they were treated at first before seeking advice from others who do not know their medical history and surgical background.

For eight years, the annual RealSelf 100 and 500 awards recognises doctors and surgeons with outstanding records of high patient ratings who have given back to the RealSelf community by providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments ranging from surgical procedures to minimally invasive technologies to cosmetic dentistry. For the first time ever, RealSelf celebrates the Hall of Fame, a culmination of eight years of recognitions made through the RealSelf 100 and 500 awards program.

For a surgeon to be included in the RealSelf Hall of Fame, they must have received a RealSelf 100 or RealSelf 500 award in the past. The program honours the top-rated and most engaged board-certified aesthetic doctors on RealSelf. Doctors are ranked in three categories: earning patient reviews, answering consumer questions, and sharing before and after treatment photos. In order to be recognized in any given year, doctors must maintain the distinction of Top Doctor or Top Contributor and uphold an average rating above four stars.

“I am very honoured to be recognised in this way and so proud to be included in RealSelf’s Hall of Fame. RealSelf is a great tool for patients considering many types of treatments and it is a website that I regard highly.” – Mr Adrian Richards

Mr Adrian Richards is available for consultations in Buckinghamshire, London Harley Street and Northampton. He specialises in breast surgery including breast enlargement, breast uplift, breast asymmetry correction, tuberous breast correction, breast reduction and implant removal and or replacement procedures.

Click here to see more on Mr Adrian Richard’s RealSelf profile.

Why choose The Private Clinic for Breast Implant Surgery?

  • We provide a 10 year warranty with £1000 towards your surgical costs.
  • Highly skilled expert Cosmetic surgeons, see our before and after results here.
  • Dedicated post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team, including a 24 hour help line.
  • We offer you a three-year aftercare breast cover.
  • The Private Clinic covers a lifetime guarantee on your implant.
  • We have state of the art hospital facilities.
  • Giving you the best results and patient care is our priority.

To find out more about breast surgery at The Private Clinic, please call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book an appointment.

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Why choose The Private Clinic?

As a multi-award winning cosmetic surgery provider, here at The Private Clinic we pride ourselves on offering over 35 years of experience in medical cosmetic treatments. Our team of surgeons and practitioners are world-class specialists in Hair Transplants & Restoration, Body Contouring & Liposuctions, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics/Rejuvenation & Dermatology for Men and Women.

We are recognised for our expertise in;

Liposuction & Body Contouring (VASER Liposuction & MicroLipo)

We have a range of body contouring and post-weight loss surgery options such as vaser liposuction, surgical liposuction or micro lipo. We have performed over 7,000 Liposuction treatments to date which is more than any other clinic in Europe.

Hair Transplants & Restoration

We have been perfecting our FUE Hair Transplant technique over the past 10 years. Our highly experienced doctors treat hundreds of patients every year whose advanced skills and techniques ensure you receive only the most natural looking results.

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Our team of expert plastic surgeons offer a range of plastic surgery treatments from breast enlargements to facelifts. They are constantly developing their skills to offer only the latest techniques and treatments such as b-lite implants and the one stitch facelift.

Dermatology & Aesthetic Skin treatments

Our skin clinics across the UK offer a range of dermatology and aesthetic skin treatments to suit all types of skin conditions. Our specialist skin practitioners an expert nurses and doctors are highly skilled in recommending the best treatment to suit you with natural looking results.

Varicose Vein Removal

We have over 30 years’ experience in offering the most advanced, minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins including the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Gold Standard for treatment of Varicose Veins EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation).  Our top consultant vascular surgeons have carried out over 7,000 treatments.

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Available exclusively in the UK at The Private Clinic is our minimally invasive bunion surgery. Orthopedic Consultant Surgeon, Dr Bianchi has 15 years’ experience performing 1,200 procedures each year. The keyhole surgical procedure use no metal fixtures meaning patients are able to walk and get back to everyday life much quicker than traditional surgeon available on the NHS.

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Why choose The Private Clinic?

Our mission at The Private Clinic is to provide;

Medical Expertise – We only offer our patients specialist experts who are among the best in their respective fields.

Outstanding Care – It is our priority to ensure that your experience at The Private Clinic is a positive one. We take a conservative approach and ensure that our patients are treated with confidentially and respect.

Patient Satisfaction – We want all patients that visit us to leave feeling happy with their experience and treatments. It is our aim to provide patients with natural results that meet patients’ expectations.

Excellent Customer Service – We thrive to provide our patients with excellent service throughout their entire treatment journey with us. All patients are treated in a professional, friendly and emphatic way and we make sure that we are always available when they need us.

Honest Advice – Deciding on a surgical procedure shouldn’t be a decision to take lightly. It is our aim to ensure that our patients are well informed about the procedures they are considering, given realistic expectations and honest advice.

It is within our values to be driven by passion, innovation and ideas. We want to bring the best to everyone we see and be the best in everything we do. As a Leader within the cosmetic treatment market we ensure that we remain at the forefront of our by offering only the best products and services.

Awards

We are the proud to be recipients of a number of prestigious awards and accreditations within the aesthetic and cosmetic surgery sector. We were awarded Aesthetic Awards Best Clinic Group in 2017 and were Highly Commended in 2018. We also picked up MyFaceMyBody – Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice 2018. These awards are set out to recognise and reward those who have shown excellence in their customer service and treatment plans.

Our 9.3 score on TrustPilot with a 5 star rating is one of the highest patient satisfactions results in the sector. And we are so pleased that 93% of our patients would recommend us to their friends and family and that is proven with over 15,000 new patients walking through the doors of our clinics located nationwide every year.

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New Years Resolutions

2019 has never looked so good, so why not make your new years resolution with us here at The Private Clinic with our range of treatment options such as rejuvenating skin treatments, cosmetic surgery, hair transplants, varicose vein removal and minimally invasive bunion surgery to help make 2019 your best year.

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We have clinics across the UK in London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Northampton. To make an appointment to discuss our range of treatments please call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book a consultation online.

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How to remove and minimise the appearance of wrinkles?

Fine lines and wrinkles are the main signs of ageing that you may want to erase or delay their appearance. There are many non-surgical treatments available to tackle this issue and that will help achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

In this blog post, we will be addressing the most efficient non-surgical treatments to improve the appearance of the skin, remove and delay the signs of ageing.

Wrinkle Injections

Wrinkle injections are a non-invasive procedure which consists in injecting small doses of a high- quality toxin called Botulinum, which is FDA approved for medical and cosmetic use. This procedure is used to relax the muscle which causes the creation of wrinkles and fine lines giving a smooth and rejuvenated appearance.

before and after anti wrinkle injections

Before and after wrinkle injections targeting crows feet.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

Wrinkle injections not only are used to treat existing wrinkles but also are able to prevent the formation of new ones.

Wrinkles injection can be applied in various areas such as:

  • Around the eyebrows resulting in a simulation of an eyebrow lift.
  • Forehead to remove the wrinkles on the forehead areas as well as frown lines.
  • Crows Feet, around the eye area.
  • In between the eyes (glabellar lines).
  • Bunny Feet, formed around your nose usually du to scrunching the nose upwards. Upper Lip Lines
  • Gummy smile to reduce the visibility of the gums when smiling.
  • Around the mouth / Marionette Lines / Smile Lines
  • Neck Lines.
  • Jaw / Square Jaw
  • Chin

To see more before and after images of anti wrinkle, injection results click on our website.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler is a non-invasive treatment which consists of the injection of Hyaluronic acid a naturally occurring substance in the body able to retain moisture and plump the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.

Dermal filler can also be applied to several areas of the skin to add volume to the lips, cheeks, chin, and nose to mouth lines and is also able to perform an “8 Point Lift” which replicates the results of the surgical facelift.

You can see before and after images of dermal filler results on our website.

Thermage

Thermage is a non-invasive treatment able to contour and tighten the skin at once. It consists of a laser treatment which uses heat to stimulate the natural production of collagen of the body creating the effect that can be similar to a non-surgical facelift.

Thermage is a procedure that can be performed on the face, body, neck and décolletage smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. The results are natural and can be seen over the period of 6 months of the treatment.

before and after thermage treatment

Before and after Thermage.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

Laser Skin Tightening

Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive laser procedure able to improve the skin texture and firmness by stimulating the production of collagen. This procedure uses infrared light to tighten and reduce the signs of ageing providing by inducing the formation of new collagen leaving nearly instant results. The most noticeable results can be seen 4 weeks after the treatment and will continue to improve over the following 6 months.

Profhilo

Profhilo is an injectable treatment to remodel the skin. This treatment consists in the injection of Prophilo (100% Hyaluronic Acid) which enables the production of the body’s own collagen for a tighter more youthful looking skin improving its elasticity, hydration and overall brightness. Prophilo overall is able to improve the quality of the skin and enables the reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Regenlite

Regenlite is a laser treatment which induces the production of collagen by the body. This procedure targets the microvessels present under the skin mimicking an injury, this way the body reacts by producing new collagen enabling the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks over time.

This treatment is non-invasive and the downtime required is minimal being able to return to work shortly after the procedure. The results from the Regenlite treatment can be seen over the following 3 months from the treatment.

To book an appointment or a free consultation at any of our clinics please contact us on 0333 920 2471 or book online via our website.

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Winter Skin Rejuvenation

Winter is one of the most important times of the year to look after your skin. The cold weather, the sun and the extreme changes in temperature due to the heating can negatively impact your skin, dehydrating it, making it appear dull and flat. Winter is also a time of festivities and family and friends reunions so looking your best is on the list.

In this blog, post you will be able to find some treatments to help you and your skin look your best this winter.

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At The Private Clinic, we provide customised treatments to help our patients achieve their desired results based on their skincare needs and their skin concerns.

  1. Brightening the face following winter blues.

To brighten up your skin during the winter months we have some treatments available that help bring the glow back into your skin as well as improve the quality of your skin.

Medical Microdermabrasion

Medical Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment which consists of vacuuming with a jet of micro crystals the top layer of the skin. This treatment is suitable for all types of skin including sensitive skin. The result is a glowing, fresher and more youthful looking skin as it helps reduce fine lines, ageing spots, acne scars and is ideal for sun-damaged skin.

Chemical Peel. 

Chemical Peels are intensive exfoliating treatments using chemical products in order to resurface the skin and remove all the skin dead cells, resulting in much more even, smoother and brighter skin.

This treatment is ideal to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and acne scars.

Obagi Blue Peel

The Obagi Blue Peel is used to brighten and tighten the skin targeting fine lines and wrinkles and can also help clear acne. This type of chemical peel involves minimal downtime and is performed in a series of treatments spaced 6 weeks apart.

 LED Phototherapy.

The LED phototherapy treatment is a heat-free procedure consisting of a LED mask which produces coloured wavelengths (each colour targets different concerns) causing the stimulation of the skin cells to repair the skin.

The LED treatment can treat different skin concerns from lines and wrinkles to problematic acne skin. To target each issue the lights on the LED mask change:

  • Red light therapy treatment is ideal for patients whose main concerns are fine lines and wrinkles and pigmentation wanting to improve the quality of their skin. This treatment enables the production of elastin and collagen which help improve the skin laxity, texture and increase circulation reducing inflammation and smooth the skin.
  • Blue light therapy this procedure is recommended to patients who suffer from problematic or acne prone skin as the blue light has anti-bacterial properties and also help to stabilise oil production.
  • Infrared Light therapy this treatment is able to penetrate deeper into the skin so it’s ideal to treat scars or sun-damaged skin.
  1. Antiaging treatments and fillers to refresh and rejuvenate the face.

Dermal Fillers

 Dermal Fillers are non-invasive treatments which consist of injecting hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our body able to add volume to different areas of the face.

Dermal fillers do not require any downtime and can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, contour the face and add volume and shape the lips.

Other concerns that can be treated with dermal fillers to improve one’s appearance are:

  • The areas under the eyes (Tear Trough)
  • Lips to improve the volume and shape.
  • Cheeks to help create a more contoured look and fuller cheeks.
  • Nose to mouth lines (Naso-labial folds)
  • Chin to achieve a more defined chin or improve the symmetry of the face.
  • Nose (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty / non-surgical nose job)
  • Hands
  • Mouth to Chin lines (Marionette lines)
  • Lip Lines
  • 8 point lift is able to create similar effects to the ones achieved by a surgical facelift.

Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

Wrinkle relaxing injections are a procedure which relaxes the muscle reducing fine lines and wrinkles and is able to prevent the creation of new ones. The downtime involved with this procedure is minimal. The areas that can be treated with the wrinkle relaxing injections are:

  • Glabella lines/ lines between eyebrows
  • Chin lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crows feet, lines around eyes
  • Neck

To see before and after images of the results after wrinkle injection visit our website.

Laser Skin Resurfacing  

Laser skin resurfacing is an innovative procedure to rejuvenate damaged skin, tackle

discolouration and reduce the signs of ageing.

This type of treatment is ideal to target early signs of ageing in a more gentle and non-invasive way. There are two types of laser:

  • Pixel Laser for Skin Resurfacing: This innovative laser treatment helps reduce pigmentation and the appearance of scars and is suitable for all skin types. This type of treatments is also able to target certain areas of the skin working in small sections, therefore courses of several treatments are recommended.
  • Pearl Laser: This treatment is done in one session and can target signs of ageing, sun damage and wrinkles without any downtime.

Also, this treatment is available in different forms, this way your practitioner can better tailor the treatment your individual skin needs:

  • Pearl Fusion
  • Pearl Laser Resurfacing
  • Pearl Fractional Laser Resurfacing

To see before and after images of the result of this treatments visit our website.

  1. Remove pigmentation: winter being the best time to do this.

If one of your main concerns is pigmentation, winter is the best time to tackle this issue and achieve a smoother and more event skin tone.

IPL

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive skin procedure that utilises IPL technology able to improve the overall look of the skin. This treatment is ideal to customise the treatment to suit the different skin types, skin tones and different skin conditions.

before and after ipl treatment

IPL targeting Pigmentation – Results after 6 treatments
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

To see more before and after images of the IPL treatment visit our IPL page.

The IPL device emits an intense pulse light able to penetrate deep into the skin stimulating the cells to produce new collagen. The IPL procedure requires a series of 3-6 treatments spaced one month from each, once the treatments are over you will be able to see the results.

Obagi Nu-Derm System

Obagi Nu-Derm System: This is a prescribed skin care system and is specialised in reducing hyperpigmentation, redness, age spots and rough skin. The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a prescribed skin care system that is specially formulated to correct age spots, rough skin, skin laxity, redness and hyperpigmentation. The products in this system work together and work overtime first removing the first layers of the skin, enabling a new and healthier layer to appear.

PRP 

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) also known as Vampire Facelift or Dracula Therapy is a treatment to rejuvenate the skin utilising your own blood healing properties.

These treatments consist of extracting your blood (as you would for a blood test) to then be placed in a centrifuge for the platelets and plasma to separate and be injected into the areas to be treated. The PRP injections encourage the body’s production of collagen to restore and rejuvenate the skin.

  1. Improving the skin in winter following acne issues.

N-Lite Acne Laser Treatment

The N-Lite acne laser treatment is specialised in targeting acne prone skin. This treatment can be performed on the face, back, neck and chest focusing on the bacteria responsible for causing the infection and is also able to stimulate the production of collagen and reduce inflammation. The N-Lite treatment is suitable for all skin types.

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Before and after N-Lite treatment.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

To see before and after images of the results of the N-Lite treatment visit our website.

 Dermaroller

 The dermaroller treatment is ideal to improve the appearance of severe acne scars, skin tone and skin texture.

The dermaroller is a medical roller which is formed of hundreds of micro-skin needles. The dermaroller causes micro punctures in the surface of the skin when passed across the treated areas, stimulating the regeneration and repair of the skin leaving a brighter, smoother and healthier looking skin.

Awards

The Private Clinic is proud to be awarded numerous prestigious awards this 2018.

The Private Clinic won the Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice Award 2018 at the My Face My Body Awards and also received the 2018 Highly Commended award at the Aesthetic Awards.

 

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The Private Clinic Locations

The Private Clinic has clinics located across the UK offering treatments to improve your skin so that will look its best.

The locations are:

To book any consultations at any of our clinics please call us on 0333 920 2471 or book online via our website.

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Do I need to treat my varicose veins?

Varicose veins usually develop when the small valves inside the veins stop working properly. They appear as lumpy or bulging veins usually on the legs and they may be dark purple or blue in colour. Varicose veins affect many people in the UK but many people choose to ignore their veins rather than seeking treatment. Varicose veins are not only an unsightly nuisance but they are also potential health hazards putting you at risk of blood clots, ulcers and swelling as well as venous disease.

The Consequences of Untreated Varicose Veins

Many patients who don’t treat their varicose veins will just experience continued symptoms of pain, fatigue and swelling of the legs or ankles. But some patients can go on to develop advanced medical problems including hyperpigmentation, lipodermatosclerosis, venous leg ulcers, spontaneous bleeding, superficial thrombophlebitis, and a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis

While not all varicose veins are dangerous, they should be evaluated and monitored by a vein specialist to ensure that treatment is advised when symptoms for any of the below issues are apparent.

Skin Discolouration / Pigmentation

Varicose veins that have had a period of time to progress untreated can lead to pigmentation appearing as brownish or blue skin discoloration.

Blood Clots / Superficial Thrombophlebitis

Varicose veins can cause blood in the veins to pool leading to stagnant blood flow which then clots in the insufficient vein. These blood clots can then travel to other parts of the body blocking blood flow which can then result in serious medical issues. Superficial thrombophlebitis is also caused by blood clots within the veins which can result in redness with painful hard lumps sitting beneath the skin.

Ulcers

Varicose veins can cause venous ulcers or open sores which can be painful, cause your leg to swell and are often difficult to heal. Open sores on the legs can result in infection so we recommend getting both these and your varicose veins treated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of this.

Spontaneous Bleeding

Untreated varicose veins have an increased risk of sudden bleeding. This is because over time they can become bigger and there is a high amount of pressure which can cause the veins to spontaneously burst and bleed heavily. The high pressure involved in varicose veins can cause the bleed to be very dramatic and in some cases a stitch or other medical treatment to ensure that the patient does not continue to loose what could be a large amount of blood.  It does not take much to cause spontaneous bleeding, simply brushing against the edge of a piece of furniture or even scrubbing your skin too hard in the bath or shower can cause a varicose vein to burst.

Lipodermatosclerosis

This skin condition occurs most commonly on the lower leg affecting people who have a venous insufficiency. Lipodermatosclerosis is when there is an inflammation in the layer of fatty tissue beneath the skin. It can cause your skin to become red, painful and swollen with hardening of the skin.

Deep Vein Thrombosis / Pulmonary Embolism

If you have varicose veins then you are unfortunately at a greater risk of developing DVT (deep vein thrombosis). DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is when a blood clot forms in a deep leg vein, it can cause pain and swelling and can lead to more severe conditions such as a pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism occurs when a section of the blood clot breaks off and works its way into the bloodstream and blocks one of the blood vessels in the lungs. Together, DVT and pulmonary embolism are known as venous thromboembolism (VTE).

When you have a consultation for Varicose Veins at The Private Clinic, our expert consultant vascular surgeons will perform a free ultrasound scan of your legs to look for underlying issues like the ones mentioned above.

Our specialised team at our Varicose Vein clinics are here to reduce the risks and side effects from having varicose veins by offering a range of varicose vein treatments such as Phlebectomy, Foam Sclerotherapy, VenaSeal and the Gold Standard treatment for varicose veins EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation).

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Why choose The Private Varicose Vein Clinic:

  • The least invasive method for varicose veins and thread veins removal treatment for your legs, body and face.
  • Our Consultant vascular surgeons are pioneers in EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) and have treated thousands of patients.
  • No lengthy downtime or recovery required.
  • The NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Gold Standard for treatment of Varicose Veins findings shows that the success rate after five years for EVLA is 95.4%.
  • A consultation with one of our Consultant Vascular Surgeons costs £150, including a free ultrasound scan of your legs (usually priced between £350 and £450 at most clinics and private hospitals).
  • We focus on the underlying cause of your veins and you will only see a Consultant Vascular surgeon for varicose veins.
  • We have treated thousands of patients who have regained their confidence whilst avoiding health issues.
  • Treatment takes one hour; you can go home shortly after being treated.
  • Owing to our success, we have been featured on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies and TLC’s My Naked Secret
  • We have carried out over 7,000 procedures in treating Veins.

If you are suffering from varicose veins and would like to speak to someone about the treatments we have available please call our Varicose vein clinic number 0333 920 2471 or click here to make an appointment in one of our Varicose Vein clinics located in:

  • Harley street, London
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Leeds
  • Bristol
  • Bournemouth
  • Chelmsford
  • Bexhill

Consultations also take place in our Northampton and Glasgow Clinics.

If you are suffering from varicose veins and would like to speak to someone about the treatments we have available please call 0333 920 2471 or click here to make an appointment.

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How much is Vaser Liposuction?

Thousands of men and women opt for vaser liposuction each year, making it one of our most popular treatments at The Private Clinic with our surgeons performing 1,300 liposuction and body contouring procedures a year and overall have performed more vaser liposuction procedures than any other clinic in the UK.

Vaser Liposuction is a great way to tone, contour and re-shape your body. It works by breaking down and removing the unwanted fat cells. The cost of vaser liposuction can be a big decision making factor so we have put together this blog to help you understand the costs involved with vaser liposuction.

Vaser Liposuction cost in the UK

In the UK, vaser liposuction costs will vary depending where you go and the amount of body areas that are treated, it can start anywhere from £2,000 increasing well over £6,000. The cost of liposuction will usually be unique to you and given to you after a full consultation with a surgeon who will be able to give you a treatment plan. At The Private Clinic our vaser liposuction prices start from £2,940 for one area of liposuction, £4,095 for 2 areas, and £5,145 for 3 areas. Vaser Mid-Def starts from £6,900 and Vaser Hi-Def starts from £9,450.

What does the price of Vaser Liposuction include?

When you are given your vaser liposuction cost it is always worth asking the question of; “Are there any additional fees to pay?”  At The Private Clinic, our vaser liposuction prices typically include;

  • Your surgeon’s fees which include highly experienced Vaser liposuction doctors who have been treating patients for many years.
  • Any hospital fees.
  • Sedation/Local Anaesthetic/General Anaesthetic Fees
  • Pain relief and other associated medication.
  • Surgical Garment to wear after your procedure.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care.
  • All of your post-operative care and appointments.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way

We offer free consultation with our Vaser Liposuction surgeons to allow you to find out all of the costs involved before deciding to go ahead with your procedure.

Can I get Vaser Liposuction on Finance?

Many patients prefer to spread the cost of vaser liposuction out over a period of time. At The Private Clinic we offer a selection of flexible payment plants with 0% Finance Available for a Term of 12 months which means you won’t need to pay any interest if you spread the cost of your vaser lipo procedure over one year.

So if your quote for vaser liposuction is £5,145 and you pay a £500 deposit then your amount of credit will be £4,645 and you will have 12 monthly instalments of £387.08 to pay which would be interest free for 12 months.

To find out more about our finance options click here.

Vaser Liposuction at The Private Clinic

We have performed over 7,000 vaser liposuction procedures at The Private Clinic and pride ourselves on being able to offer our patients the top pioneers in vaser lipo who have decades of experience as well as a range of different vaser lipo techniques to suit all requests.

What areas can I have Vaser Liposuction on?

Vaser Liposuction can be performed on the chin, neck, upper arms, breasts, male chest, abdomen, flanks, outer thighs, inner thighs, knees, upper back, lower back, buttocks and buttocks crease.

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To find out more about the areas of vaser liposuction we treat click here.

What types of Vaser Liposuction do you offer?

We offer patients standard vaser liposuction which uses high-frequency ultrasonic wave’s break up and liquefy the targeted fat without damaging the surrounding area which results in a faster recovery compared to traditional liposuction.

We also offer Vaser Mid-Def ,Vaser Hi-Def and Vaser 4D which are all specialised techniques that are suitable for patients who wish to achieve a more defined and athletic look. The treatments aim to produce clear definition to muscles that can be seen through the skin. Vaser Mid-Def offers patient a slight definition with some shadowing, but a softer finish compared to Vaser Hi-Def. Vaser Hi-Def is an advanced body sculpting technique that can reveal strong-looking pectorals, defined upper arms, demarcated abdominal flanks, an athletic six pack or a strong, defined upper and lower back.

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We also offer and Vaser 360 which is a complete 360 solution for fat around the legs.

To find out more about Vaser Liposuction visit our FAQ section here.

Vaser Liposuction Before and After photos

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To see more vaser liposuction before and photos visit our gallery here.

Why Choose The Private Clinic?

The Private Clinic prides itself on ensuring you have the best quality and most comprehensive care:

  • Huge experience, we have performed more than 7,000 procedures.
  • Free consultation with your specialist surgeon.
  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind*.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way
  • Highly experienced surgeons and doctors who have years of experience in vaser liposuction.
  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • Competitively priced for our expertise and experience.
  • With over 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic medical Excellence, you are in safe hands.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

To find out more about Vaser Liposuction or to make an appointment please call 0333 920 2471 or click here.

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Top 10 Bunion FAQs

 According to the largest study in the UK of people affected by bunions it has been estimated that 30% of the UK suffer from bunions of varying degrees and even some favourite celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Amal Clooney and even royalty Meghan Markle have been photographed wearing shoes with some protruding bunions.

Getting bunion correction surgery has traditionally required a long recovery time with a lot of that spent off your feet which is why many busy, working people do not have the ability to go ahead with it. Bunions are not only a cosmetic issue but can however cause pain and discomfort and here at The Private Clinic we are able to offer patients a minimally invasive bunion correction procedure with a quick recovery time and the ability to walk immediately after the procedure. We see many patients in our bunion clinic in Harley Street all armed with plenty of questions about bunions themselves and our exclusive new procedure. We have answered 10 of the most popular ones below;

Top 10 Bunion Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a bunion?

A bunion is a deformity in the foot that causes what appears to be a boney lump protruding from the side of your foot next to your big toe. This lump is not essentially a growth but the big toe joint protruding out from the side of your foot. Bunions come in different forms from very mild to more severe cases where the big toe instead faces into the foot and often causes hammer toe which is another deformity that causes your toe to bend or curl downward.

  1. What causes bunions?

Bunions are usually caused by an inherited faulty mechanic structure of the foot. This means that if someone in your family has bunions then it is likely that you may develop one too. It is not the bunion itself that is inherited; more so the foot type that can make you more prone to developing them. Another cause of bunions can come from wearing ill-fitting and uncomfortable footwear but this is usually in partnership with the anatomy of your foot rather than being the sole cause.

  1. Do I have to treat my bunion?

Bunions come in different sizes and if your bunion is relatively small and not causing you any pain or discomfort then you may not feel the need to have surgery. It is worth noting that many bunions do increase in size over time but the time in which this develops varies between individuals. As bunions become larger they can start to interfere with daily activities like your balance, walking, wearing shoes and taking part in sporting activities so we would always recommend seeking medical advice when you first start to notice the signs of one.

  1. How do you treat bunions?

There are many different ways to treat a bunion. Non-surgical bunion ‘treatment’ options often do not help to treat the bunion but help to alleviating the symptoms of a bunion such as bunion pads which can reduce the pressure felt on a bunion when wearing shoes. The only way to treat a bunion is to have a surgical procedure called a bunionectomy. There are lots of different bunionectomy techniques but here at The Private Clinic we are able to offer our patients our exclusive minimally invasive bunion removal surgery. Our bunion removal procedure was originally developed by Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon, Dr Bianchi and is inspired by keyhole surgery techniques. It is a quick mini-invasive surgical procedure that doesn’t involve any fixative devices such as screws, plates or wires and patients are able to walk on the foot the same day.

  1. Can I get bunion treatment on the NHS?

It is possible to get bunion removal surgery on the NHS however many hospitals will only operate for extreme bunion cases. Bunionectomy surgery on the NHS often requires being on a waiting list that can take a considerable amount of time to firstly be referred from your GP to finally being deemed suitable and in-need of the surgical procedure. NHS bunion surgery is also very invasive and often uses fixative devices such as screws, plates or wires which results in an increased amount of downtime. Patients can expect anywhere from 2-6 weeks where you will need to be off your feet meaning a large amount of time off work.

  1. Is bunion surgery painful?

Minimally invasive bunion correction surgery at The Private Clinic is performed under a local anaesthetic which will continue to last for some time post procedure. Most patients do not feel any significant amounts of pain post-procedure and any pain felt can be easily managed by painkillers such as paracetamol.

  1. Will I be able to walk after bunion surgery?

Our revolutionary new bunion correction surgery available exclusively in the UK at The Private Clinic allows patients to be able to walk almost immediately after their procedure. We encourage our patients to place their foot flat on the ground and regularly walk around to encourage the bones to heal to the correct physiological readjustments. Patients leaving our hospital after having minimally invasive bunion surgery do not require the need for crutches. However, you must always take care not to tire or overload your foot. You will still need to rest it, by sitting with the foot raised.

  1. How long is the recovery after bunion surgery?

You will be able to see the final results from bunion correction surgery immediately however swelling may occur in the meantime. You can expect the foot to be fully healed within 3-6 months but as mentioned above, you will be able to return to your usual activities relatively quickly post-procedure meaning  minimum downtime.

  1. Will my bunions return after surgery?

Our geometric method of bunion correction surgery means it is far less likely for your bunion to reappear when compared to traditional surgical methods that use soft tissue. However, bunion reoccurrence is not impossible and your surgeon will discuss this along with all the risks and complications associated with bunionectomy surgery at your consultation.

  1. When can I wear normal shoes / high heels again?

When you leave the hospital following bunion correction surgery at The Private Clinic, you will be wearing a specialised orthopaedic shoe which will be provided to you. At your follow-up appointment your surgeon will be able to let you know when you can stop wearing this and go back to your usual shoes. We would recommend that you wear comfortable and well fitted shoes to allow your foot to continue to heal properly. High heeled and wedged shoes can be worn 2 months after surgery.

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Why choose The Private Clinic for Bunion Removal Surgery?

  • Exclusive to The Private Clinic in the UK, there is no other operation like this one.
  • Bunion Removal Surgery is performed under local anaesthesia using keyhole techniques.
  • This is the only natural operation with no metal fixtures such as wires or screws being used.
  • There is a 98% success rate following the bunion operation
  • Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon, Mr Bianchi is an expert in his field and has been carrying out bunion operations for 15 years
  • Dr Bianchi carries out on average 1,200 bunion operations a year
  • You will be able to bear weight on your foot shortly after surgery when advised to by your surgeon
  • No need for an overnight stay
  • Minimal post-operative pain and aftercare.
  • Treatment carried out in our state of the art London Fitzroy hospital
  • 24 hour patient helpline direct to your nursing team and surgeon, which means should you have any concern we are here to help.
  • Dedicated post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team. We are here to give you the best experience.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound confidence.
  • View our gallery of before and after results.

To find out more about our minimally invasive bunion correction procedure or to book an appointment at our Harley Street Bunion Clinic please call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book bunion correction procedure consultation.

What are B-Lite Implants?

In the 1880s the methods of enhancing the chest including using ivory, glass balls and sponges made from various synthetic substances. It was not until 1963 that the first silicone-gel-filled implant was introduced and surprisingly, only small changes to the structure of this have been changed since then.

The biggest development for breast implants most recently has been the introduction of b-lite implants. B-Lite implants are not necessarily a new development in the breast implant world, but they are gaining in popularity with more information and studies becoming available on them and we find especially in our clinics, more patients are requesting them.

As the size of implants requested has increased over the years, larger and heavier implants with gravitational effects have increased tissue elasticity resulting in sagging, traction rippling and pain in the back, neck or shoulders. Due to this, surgeons came together to develop a new lighter implant to allow patients reduce the effects that larger implants can have on the breasts over time and to help maintain the final results for longer.

What are B-Lite Implants?

B-Lite implants are filled with a microsphere enhanced silicone gel which results in them being 30% lighter when compared to traditional silicone gel implants. B-Lite implants still use the same high quality silicone shell as previous implants which give them a soft and natural appearance.

Traditional Silicone Implant Size (CC) Traditional Silicone Implant Weight B-Lite Implant Weight
260cc 260g 195g
395cc 395g 296g

Are they safe?

B-Lite implants only use the highest quality silicone gel. The microsphere added into the gel has previously been used in orthopaedic and neurosurgery with no side effects. If there should be a rupture to the implant, the contents of the implant are less likely to leak into the surrounding tissue. In the rare event of a rupture occurring, b lite implants also have a lifetime rupture guarantee meaning they will be able to be replaced free of charge. All the materials used in B-Lite are well known and biocompatible and are a result of nearly ten years research, development and testing.

Is the surgical technique for b-lite implants different?

The surgical procedure for b-lite implants is the same as any other breast enlargement procedure. It will be performed under general anaesthetic, the surgeon will make an incision within the inframammary fold. The only difference is that in some cases the incision line may be slightly longer but only by 0.5mm – 1.mm. You surgeon will go through scar care with you post-surgery to ensure that it heals well.

Will b-lite implants feel different?

If you have never had implants before, you will not necessarily notice the difference but b-lite implants will feel a lot lighter than traditional implants.  B-Lite breast implants have the potential to reduce weight related side effects such back and neck pain.

Who are b lite implants suitable for?

B lite implants can be an option for anyone considering breast enlargement but we would recommend them most to most patients who are having larger implants, a combined uplift procedure, those that are more active in their lifestyle, those with decreased skin laxity and patients who may have slightly thicker skin or a history of developing stretchmarks.

Other implants available at The Private Clinic

Here at The Private Clinic we offer our patients Mentor, Nagor and B-lite implants. All implants have different advantages and disadvantages and the best one to suit you will be discussed with your surgeon.

Mentor Implants

Mentor is an American global medical device company who are a worldwide leader in breast aesthetics and the leading manufacturer of implants with over 40 years’ experience in making implants. The implants we use are made from silicone gel which is a cohesive substance that acts as a solid rather than its original liquid form which enables it to maintain its shape.

Mentor implants come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and projections to match your proportions and give you your desired result.

Nagor Implants

Nagor are the only British manufacturer of both silicone and saline breast implants. Selling implants since 1979 they provide each implant with a lifetime patient guarantee. We favour using silicone gel nagor implants which are manufactured with high-performance silicone elastomer layers which help to increase the integrity of the outer shell and maintain the shape of the implant.

Choosing what size, shape or profile of implant can be difficult. Our surgeons will help you to make a decision but to help you feel well informed click here to read our guide or view our video below.

Why Choose The Private Clinic for Breast Implants?

  • Free consultation with your specialist surgeon.
  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • Three years cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind.
  • Lifetime guarantee on implants for rupture and capsular contracture.
  • The Private Clinic offers a unique 10 year warranty of £1000 towards surgical costs in case of rupture for 10 years from the date of your operation.
  • Comprehensive Breast Enlargement Patient Guide.
  • Highly experienced Cosmetic Breast Surgeons who have decades of experience.
  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team as required.

If you are interested in B-Lite implants and would like to find out more, call 0333 920 2471 to book a consultation with breast surgery specialist Mr Maisam Fazel in Buckinghamshire, Bristol or Birmingham.

If you are interested in breast implants and would like to talk through all of the options available to you, please click here to book a b lite breast implants consultation.

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10 Facts about tummy tucks

After losing a lot of weight, after a pregnancy or due to genetics, the skin around the abdominal area can become loose and drop due to the loss of elasticity. As a result, this can cause confidence issues but can be resolved by undergoing a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.

A tummy tuck also is known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that consists of removing the excess skin from the abdominal area of the body to then flatten and tighten it.

In this blog post, we will be covering 10 facts about tummy tuck as well as the different types of tummy tucks available.

  1. There are different types of tummy tucks.

There are different types of tummy tucks that can be performed depending on the amount of excess skin and fat that needs to be removed from the treatment area:

  • Full Abdominoplasty– This is the traditional tummy tuck ideal for patients who need a lot of skin and fat to be removed. This procedure not only removes the excess skin and fat but also can repair the torn muscles on the affected area.
  • Extended Abdominoplasty– This technique is recommended for patients who want to remove excess fat and skin from their lower back, flanks or upper hip areas. This technique can also repair the torn muscles if required.
  • Mini Abdominoplasty– This type of tummy tuck is indicated for patients who have a small amount of excess skin on the area between the belly button and the pubic region and the skin has a crinkly appearance. This procedure tightens the area and repairs the torn muscles when necessary.
  • Brazilian Tummy Tuck– This type of tummy tuck is for those patients whose primary concern is their excess skin rather than the fat. This procedure combines, tummy tuck and liposuction to remove the excess fat around the waist, flanks and abdomen to achieve a more contoured look. The benefit of including the liposuction is that the healing process and the complications are reduced compared to a full abdominoplasty.
  1. The scar will fade away.

Many patients are concerned about the scar after their tummy tuck.

The scar resulting from a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty fades away over time, usually takes around a year to fade. The first few months the redness will be apparent however this will reduced as the days go by. Your surgeon will also recommend you some creams to further reduce the visibility and redness of the scar.

You can see some images of one of our patient at The Private Clinic, Stella who underwent a tummy tuck and achieved fabulous results.

 

life after tummy tuck procedure

Stella, tummy tuck patient.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

 

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Stella, before and after her tummy tuck procedure.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

  1. The recovery from an Abdominoplasty procedure will take a few weeks.

The downtime required after a tummy tuck procedure is around three weeks.

After the surgery, you will be required to stay overnight at the hospital to ensure there are no complications.

Once you have been discharged from the hospital, to maintain the abdominal area straight, you will be required to wear for two weeks an abdominal support garment and will be advised to take painkillers to mitigate any pain.

  1. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure.

Tummy tucks are a procedure to remove the excess skin after losing a lot of weight, after pregnancy or due to ageing to achieve a flatter and firmer abdomen.

Before you undergo an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, at The Private Clinic, we recommend you achieving your ideal weight as any changes in weight can affect the results and will require additional surgery to rectify the results. If you are thinking about getting pregnant after a tummy tuck you need to be aware that the skin might stretch again and you will require a revision surgery to recover the lost results.

  1. Men undergo tummy tucks too.

Tummy tucks are a popular procedure among women due to pregnancies, however many men undergo this procedure too to remove the excess skin after losing a large amount of weight and repair the torn muscles.

  1. Tummy Tucks can be performed under local or general anaesthetic.

The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure is typically done under general anaesthetic. However, the procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic with sedation depending on the procedure and the patient. You can consult this with your surgeon.

  1. The C-Tuck.

The “C tuck” is a procedure where a tummy tuck is undergone after a C-section.

The “C-tuck” is a procedure that is not recommended to any patients as it’s preferred that the patient rests and heals before undergoing any other surgical procedure.

The muscles after a pregnancy are stretched and in order to achieve the best results from a tummy tuck, the muscles must be contracted back down. This is the reason why it is recommended waiting around a year before undergoing a tummy tuck and be at the best possible health condition before the procedure.

  1. Recovery from a tummy tuck procedure.

The recovery from a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty requires around 3 weeks.

You can expect the following aftercare after undergoing a tummy tuck procedure:

  • Wear an abdominal support garment for 2 weeks.
  • Take antibiotics and pain medication for 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • Swelling around the treated area. We recommend using a cold compress to reduce the swelling. Always consult your doctor before this to ensure there is no problem to do so.

Always follow your doctor’s recommendations for aftercare and ensure you attend the follow-up consultations.

  1. A tummy tuck can remove love handles.

Standard tummy tucks do not target the love handles; however, an extended tummy tuck can remove the fat around that area. If you are looking into just removing the fat and you do not have excess skin, VaserLipo or liposuction would be a better option.

  1. Choosing The Private Clinic.

At The Private Clinic, our highly specialised reconstructive surgeon’s experts in tummy tucks or abdominoplasty are able to provide fantastic results and achieve your desired goals.

At The Private Clinic, we aim to always provide the very best service from informative consultations to high-quality aftercare, providing first-class treatment with every step of the way.

Our acclaimed plastic surgeon’s experts in abdominoplasty are:

In our London clinic consults: Mr Miles Berry, Mr. Navid Jallali & Mr Massimiliano Marcellino.

In our Birmingham clinic:  Mr William Van Niekerk and Mr Kenneth Kok.

In BirminghamBuckinghamshire and Northampton clinic’s: Mr Maisam Fazel.

In our Manchester clinic:  Ms Lyndsey Highton & Mr Adel Fattah.

At our Northampton clinic, you will be able to find: Mr Vaingankar.

In the Bristol clinic consults: Mr Sheikh Ahmad.

At the Buckinghamshire clinic consults: Mr Prashant Govilkar.

In our Essex clinic, we have available our surgeon: Mr Mobin Syed.

To see before and after images of our tummy tuck patients and to book a tummy tuck consultation at any of our clinics please visit our website.

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