10 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Nose Job

A rhinoplasty or nose job is a surgical procedure to reshape and improve the size and form of the nose. It can be undergone for cosmetic and or medical issues.

The nose is a main feature of the face that affects the overall symmetry and balance of one appearance. A rhinoplasty can help improve the symmetry and bring harmony to the face and can help enhance other features of the face. If you are considering a rhinoplasty or nose job here are some important facts you should know before undergoing this procedure.rhinoplasty uk

  1. Before and after pictures.

After your consultation with your plastic surgeon, you can ask if you can see before and after pictures of previous patients in order to see what type of outcome you can expect. Are the results natural? Are the results similar to the outcome you are hoping to achieve?

  1. Ask Questions.

When it comes to any surgical procedure or cosmetic treatment it is important to ask about any concerns you may have so you are fully aware of what the surgery requires the results and risks involved. You can ask about the different rhinoplasty options available (standard rhinoplasty, preservation rhinoplasty, Septo-rhinoplasty or rhino-tip) and how to achieve your desired goals.

At The Private Clinic, our surgeons have years of experience in plastic surgery and will be able to answer in detail any questions you may have and recommend the best procedure for you.

  1. Have realistic expectations.

It is important that you discuss with your surgeon the goals and desired results you would like to achieve with the surgery. Your surgeon will then be able to assess what is possible given your unique case and provide realistic expectations on what can actually be accomplished. It is important that you do not have unrealistic expectations such as achieving other person’s nose or aim for perfection as every individual is different and has different features.

  1. Time Off.

Rhinoplasty is a procedure which requires some downtime. At The Private Clinic, we recommend taking 10-14 days off work to fully recover, if you are undergoing preservation rhinoplasty the downtime will be reduced to 1 week as this procedure less invasive (less swelling and bruising) than a traditional rhinoplasty. During your time off you will be required to take pain killers and any prescribed medication to help with pain and the healing process. Patients are also advised to rest and sleep with their head slightly elevated.

After your rhinoplasty procedure, a cast or splint will be placed over your nose for support while healing. The splint will be removed 7 – 10 days after your procedure, for preservation rhinoplasty the cast will be removed after 1 week.  Once the cast is removed you will be able to return to your day to day activities, however, at this stage patients are still a little swollen and bruised as it takes a few weeks for the nose to settle.

 

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Before and after Preservation Rhinoplasty.
*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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Before and after rhinoplasty.
*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 Final Results.

After a rhinoplasty, it typically takes up to a year for patients to see the final results.

Most of the swelling will go down within the first 4-6 weeks but it will progressively continue to reduce as the months go by, so the final results will be after 12-15 months. For males or patients with thick skin or ethnic noses, the swelling might take longer to go down. With regards to the tip of the nose, patients can expect it to be slightly more swollen than the rest of the nose and might experience some numbness for the initial 6 months which is completely normal.

  1. Will People Notice I have had a Rhinoplasty?

A good rhinoplasty should complement your facial structure and enhance your natural facial features. An ideal nose job will involve minor alterations to achieve a result that will complement and balance the rest of the face. At The Private Clinic, we work with excellent plastic and reconstructive surgeons with years of experience providing natural-looking rhinoplasty results.

  1. Are there any alternatives to surgical rhinoplasty?

For patients with slight bumps in the bridge of the nose, have a crooked line of the nose or want narrow bridges and smaller nose tips non-surgical rhinoplasty is a good alternative. However, non-surgical rhinoplasty is not a permanent solution as the results will last for approximately 6-18 months depending on the patient.

  1. Can I exercise after a rhinoplasty?

After a rhinoplasty, it is very important that you do not exercise for at least 3-4 weeks after the procedure as the effort and increased heart rate (above 100) can lead to bleeding, swelling and bruising. It is also advised to avoid any contact sports and activities that could involve any risks of getting hit for a minimum of 6 weeks.

  1. Wearing glasses after a rhinoplasty.

Patients who wear glasses should take into consideration the fact that wearing glasses is not recommended whilst the nose is healing as it could potentially alter the results. It can take up to 6 weeks before patients can wear glasses again.

  1. Will I have scars after a rhinoplasty procedure?

Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how little the scarring is after a rhinoplasty procedure. The procedure itself can be a little invasive but due to the small area and the natural shape of the nose, only small incisions are required to access the nose.

The majority of rhinoplasty incisions are made inside the nose however depending on the technique used the incisions may vary slightly.

  • Open rhinoplasty involves incisions being made at the base of the columella which is the soft fleshy tissue separating the two nostrils. The scar left is very minimal and usually only visible to anyone looking at your nose from below.
  • A closed rhinoplasty has incisions made within the nostrils. This means that there will be no visible scarring.
  • Preservation rhinoplasty the procedure is completely done from the inside so there are no visible scars.

You will be told what technique your surgeon is going to use prior to your procedure and scar placement will also be discussed during your consultation so you can make a fully informed decision before going ahead with rhinoplasty surgery.

If you are interested in having a rhinoplasty and would like to book a nose job consultation, call us on 0333 920 2471 or visit our website. We have offer rhinoplasty consultations at our clinics in Harley Street LondonManchesterBristolGlasgowNorthamptonBirminghamMilton KeynesLiverpoolNewcastle upon Tyne and Cardiff.

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Why do my feet hurt?

Foot pain is a very common problem amongst and the majority of the time it’s easily rectified with a well-earned rest but in some cases it can be something a little more serious.

For some patients, foot pain isn’t just what happens after a night out or a busy day shopping it can be constant and cause difficulty in choosing shoes to wear and performing sporting activities such as running.

There could be a range of causes for your foot pain and we would recommend that you visit your GP to help you identify what might be wrong. One common cause of foot pain is Bunions or Hammertoe.

Bunions are a bone deformity of the joint which connects your big toe to the foot. It forms over time when your big toe pushes against your next toe which forces the joint of your big toe to grow and stick out from the side of the foot. It is reported that over 15 million people in the UK have bunions and the most common candidates are women over 45.

Usually, you wouldn’t need to see a doctor to tell you that you have a bunion, they are quite easy to self-diagnose as they do cause a change to the shape of your foot. You may notice a swollen and bony bump on the outside edge of your foot and sometimes hard, callused and red skin can be present which is caused by your big toe and second toe overlapping. Some patients experience sore skin over the top of their bunions and often experience pain and swelling particularly after wearing shoes or standing/walking for long periods.

There are a lot of treatments for bunions including non-surgical options such as bunion pads which can help with making shoes more comfortable but for more instant and long lasting results, a bunionectomy procedure is recommended.

A bunionectomy is often not a first choice for many patients, although offered on the NHS, the downtime can be quite extensive taking anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks and often extensive activities such as sport and exercise will have to be avoided for 6 months. It is a bit commitment and with many of us leading busy lifestyles, it is most often not an option to be considered.

Here at The Private Clinic of Harley Street London, we are excited to be able to offer a minimally invasive surgical bunion removal procedure that has been inspired by keyhole surgery techniques. The minimally invasive bunionectomy procedure was originally developed by Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon, Dr Bianchi. The keyhole procedure is able to remove bunions from the foot with a quick mini-invasive surgical procedure that doesn’t involve any fixative devices such as screws, plates or wires. After the treatment patients are able to walk immediately with no crutches and get back to their everyday activities with no downtime and a lot quicker than traditional bunion removal surgery. The scaring post-procedure is also minimal as no z shaped cut is used.

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Why I Decided to Have Bunion Surgery

Karen had suffered from bunions since leaving school, she felt her bunions were starting to have a negative impact on her life affecting her posture, the way she walked, the activities she was able to do and even the shoes she was able to wear. Having previously been offered bunion surgery on the NHS she had refused due to the extensive downtime that would have had a huge impact on both her work and home life having a young family to raise at home.

Karen was keen to find another option and came across the minimally invasive keyhole procedure for bunions offered at The Private Clinic and decided to come in to find out more about it. A few weeks later, she was arriving at The Fitzroy Hospital ready to have her first bunion removal procedure and now 4 weeks on from her second procedure she wondered why she waited so long.

Read Karen’s full patient story here

Or watch her patient testimonial below. Hear how she felt about her recovery and what activities she is now able to do with ease.

Bunion Surgery Before and After photos
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Bunion surgery at The Private Clinic of Harley Street London

Minimally invasive bunion surgery is exclusively available at The Private Clinic of Harley Street, London under the strict supervision of Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon MD, Andrea Bianchi founder of PBS, the team who developed the percutaneous bunion surgery in 1996 and has supervised over 50,000 surgeries since.

  • Exclusive to The Private Clinic in the UK, there is no other operation like this one.
  • Minimally invasive procedure, 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 over 1,000 bunion operations a year
  • Walk immediately after surgery, with no crutches or extensive downtime required.
  • No need for an overnight stay
  • Minimal post-operative pain and aftercare.
  • 2-3mm skin incisions which leaves no scar
  • 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.
  • Featured in Harper’s Bazaar’s Cosmetic Tweakment Trends for 2019.
  • Featured in Marie Claire’s Cosmetic Surgery Trends for 2019.

To book a bunion consultation with our Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Bianchi call us on 0333 920 2471 or visit our bunion surgery page on our website where you will be able to find our patient stories and see more before and after pictures.

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Is it possible to reverse a hair transplant?

Many patients have looked into the possibility of getting a hair transplant abroad instead of choosing the UK. One of the popular destinations to get cheap hair transplants is Turkey; Turkey has definitely become one of the top destinations for hair transplant among Britons.

However, many are unaware of the danger of some of these clinics. It has been reported that some of these clinics operate illegally and many of the nurses and practitioners do not have the required medical qualifications or training to perform the procedure. The dangers of having a hair transplant performed by inexperienced surgeons can lead to several problems including un-natural looking hairline, wrongly implanted hair follicles which might grow in the wrong direction or overall unsatisfactory results.

Unfortunately this is a reality for many, however, there are a few treatments you can undergo to reverse a hair transplant.

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Can I correct a previous hair transplant?

If you are suffering from a poorly executed hair transplant you can certainly undergo a reverse hair transplant. The surgeon will be able to remove the implanted follicles and replace them into other treatment areas. Nonetheless, there are some risks involved such as a less natural-looking hairline. Scars resulting from injuries or previous surgeries can also be corrected.

At The Private Clinic around 30% of patients who come to see us have had a previous hair transplant with disappointing results or required further work. Our expert hair restoration surgeons are able to seamlessly cover the scars left by a previous FUT hair transplant which typically results in a linear scar across the back of the head.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Another non-surgical option for patients who have decided to shave their hair is scalp micropigmentation.  Scalp micropigmentation can help disguise the scars of your previous hair transplant and give the illusion of a denser and fully packed hairline. This is a great alternative for patients who do not want to undergo a surgical hair transplant.

How can I avoid a bad hair transplant?

Doing your research is imperative when it comes down to any cosmetic and surgical procedure in order to ensure your safety and be able to achieve the best results.

  • Research if the clinic counts with registered medical facilities or CQC (Care Quality Commission) registered medical facilities.
  • Are face to face consultations offered? It is very important that you book a consultation with your hair restoration surgeon in order to assess your suitability for the treatment and ensure you will be getting the results you want.
  • Check if the clinic offers FUE hair transplants as well as U-FUE hair transplants (unshaven FUE hair transplants).
  • Read online reviews from trustworthy websites such as Trustpilot, Google reviews and Facebook review in order to find out about past patient experiences.
  • Check the doctor’s certifications. For example, at The Private Clinic, our surgeons are part of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR).
  • See our comprehensive before and after images to find out about the type of results that can be expected for the surgeon.

Why you should choose The Private Clinic?

At The Private Clinic, we work with highly skilled hair restoration surgeon’s experts in FUE and U-FUE hair restoration techniques.

The FUE hair restoration technique we offer requires minimal downtime doesn’t leave a linear scar and they are always performed by our world-class surgeons who achieve outstanding results.

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Before and after FUE hair transplant.
*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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Before and after FUE hair transplant.
*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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Before and after FUE hair transplant.
*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.

At The Private Clinic, we also offer the U-FUE (Unshaven Hair Transplant), a type of FUE hair transplant that doesn’t require the hair to be shaved. This is a great option for patients who are looking for maximum discretion regarding their hair transplant procedure.

We offer a 24-hour helpline for our patients ensuring attentive patient care and aftercare, through the entire process. We provide as many follow-up consultations as needed with our expert hair transplant surgeons.

The Private Clinic has clinics across the UK and offers hair restoration consultation at their clinics in London Harley StreetManchester, Birmingham, Leeds,  Bristol, GlasgowBuckinghamshire and Northampton.

To book a hair transplant consultation with one of our world-class surgeons or patient advisors please get in touch by calling 0333 920 2471 or visit our hair transplant page on our website.

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Preservation Rhinoplasty

The nose is a central part of our face and has a huge impact on a person’s image as it affects the overall facial harmony. A rhinoplasty can help improve the size, the shape and the form of the nose.

Choosing rhinoplasty can be a big decision and in many times can be daunting undergoing a surgical procedure or having a long recovery period. You want to be assured that you will be under the best and safest hands possible and achieve the best possible and natural-looking results.

At The Private Clinic, we now offer the innovative Preservation Rhinoplasty, a type of rhinoplasty that involves minimal downtime, is less invasive than traditional rhinoplasty and doesn’t leave any scars. In this blog post, we will be covering everything about this new technique.

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Traditional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves making small incisions between the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or in the inside of the nose (open rhinoplasty) to then remove or reduce the dorsal hump. With this technique, once the incisions have been made, the skin proceeds to be separated from the cartilage layers and bone of the nose to then be sculptured to the desired shape.

Traditional rhinoplasty requires patients to wear a splint across the nose for a period of 7-10 days and the downtime is usually 2 weeks, along with swelling and bruising.

During the past few years, there have been major advances in the understanding of the nasal anatomy, aesthetics and surgical techniques. Preservation Rhinoplasty is one of this new advancement in nasal surgical procedures.

Preservation Rhinoplasty is a new technique that allows surgeons not to destroy or reconstruct the dorsum of the nose during surgery. The hump of the nose is carefully reduced internally, allowing the nose to become smaller. The goal of this technique is to preserve the nasal ligaments and manipulate the cartilages requiring minimal incisions.

The main benefits of this new procedure are the fact that is a less invasive and less traumatic technique for the patients, as there is less swelling and bruising involved. With this technique, even though there is a lower chance of requiring a revision rhinoplasty, if needed the revision is far simpler since there is less scar tissue when compared to conventional rhinoplasty techniques.

With the Preservation Rhinoplasty patients can achieve more natural results and as a result of the speedy recovery, patients can get back to their daily routine faster. Patients are able to go home within a few hours after the procedure and recover in the comfort of their home.

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Before and after Preservation Rhinoplasty.
*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.

Preservation rhinoplasty enables patients to breathe freely as the risk of post-operative bleeding is severely reduced. This is because of the less invasive nature of the procedure compared to traditional techniques.

Am I suitable for Preservation Rhinoplasty?

According to our expert plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Mr Dario Rochira who performs this procedure at The Private Clinic, 80% of patients are suitable to undergo this procedure.

At The Private Clinic, we recommend booking in for a consultation so our surgeon can assess your suitability for the new procedure or recommend the best technique for your unique case.

Why Should I choose The Private Clinic?

The Private Clinic is one of the few clinics in the UK who offer the innovative preservation rhinoplasty technique, performed by Mr Dario Rochira.

The Private Clinic has been offering the most advanced and effective cosmetic treatments, helping their patients achieve their goals and desired results.

  • We offer as many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as needed.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue*.
  • 24-hour patient helpline with direct access to our nursing team and surgeons.
  • Comprehensive patient information and expert care every step of the way.
  • Outstanding state of the art hospital facilities.
  • Over 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic medical Excellence.
  • 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 nose.

To book a rhinoplasty appointment at any of our clinics across the UK call 0333 920 2471. To learn more about rhinoplasty please visit our rhinoplasty page on our website.

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Liposuction for buttock reshaping

Buttock shape trends have varied in shape, size and style for centuries, women of the 50s embraced their curves and larger bums were desired in comparison to the 60s where a slimmer and flatter shaped behind was preferred.

Celebrities such as Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian have caused the media to celebrate the appearance of larger buttocks and whilst the trends are going to continue to change, as it stands a shapelier and toned behind is now the favoured look.

In recent times, we have become more fitness aware, eating healthier and working out more to help us achieve our desired appearance goals but there are times where no matter how many squats and protein we consume, we may still struggle with certain areas and require a little bit of additional help.

We have a variety of different options at The Private Clinic for buttock reshaping including;

  • Vaser liposuction is known for being able to help with areas of stubborn fat all over the body but many are unaware of its contouring ability, particularly for buttock reshaping.
  • Micro Lipo gets its name from the tiny size of the cannulas used to extract the fat, the smallest of which is just 0.9mm wide and the largest of which is 3mm. Micro-liposuction can be a variation of Vaser Lipo for small and precise areas.

Patients who are bottom-heavy often find it can have a negative impact on their overall appearance of often complain of struggling to find clothes to fit right and instead favour an evener weight distribution across the body. It is not just women of course that seek buttock reshaping treatment, many men have also expressed an interest and vaser liposuction or micro lipo for buttock contouring is an effective treatment for men and women.

What is Buttock reshaping with Vaser Liposuction?

Vaser or micro liposuction is ideal for the buttock, buttocks crease and hips as it is able to target the specific area removing the unwanted fat and sculpting your body to achieve a more defined body shape without the need for fat transfer.

The aim of buttock reshaping with liposuction is not to only remove the fat but to reshape the area too. During the procedure, fat is selectively removed from the outer region of the buttocks which helps to narrow the buttocks. Fat is also removed from the upper portion of the buttocks and lower back which lengthens the natural curve of the back and shortens the overall height of the buttock. Fat can also be removed from the flanks which reduces the square appearance of the buttocks. Each buttock reshaping case will be individual and tailored specifically for each patient. At The Private Clinic, we aim to help you to achieve a result that looks natural and complements your body type.

How is buttock reshaping with vaser liposuction different to a Brazilian butt lift?

Buttock reshaping with vaser or micro liposuction is used to reduce and reshape the size and form of the buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift usually involves removing fat from other areas of the body and then injecting the fat back into the buttock area. This procedure comes with a large number of risks which is why it is not performed here at The Private Clinic.

Is buttock reshaping permanent?

Vaser liposuction and micro lipo are surgical procedures so the results are designed to be permanent. The procedures remove and redistribute fat cells from the areas treated on your body. Generally, you do not tend to grow new fat cells within the body – however, if you were to gain weight, although it may not form in your buttocks like it previously may have – the fat instead will be distrusted more evenly through the body. Overall, we recommend that patients stick to their ideal weight post-surgery as any weight gain may have an impact on the final results of your surgery.

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Vaser Liposuction

Where can I have buttock reshaping with liposuction?

The Private Clinic is the UK’s leading provider of Vaser Liposuction for men and women and the first to launch Vaser liposuction in the UK. It is performed under local anaesthetic with sedation, no overnight hospital stay is required.

We perform over 1,300 liposuction and body contouring procedures a year and has performed more vaser liposuction procedures than any other clinic in the UK. We have advanced in-house Vaser lipo theatres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds but consultations are also available in Glasgow, Northampton, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Newcastle, Liverpool and Doncaster.

Micro lipo is only available at our London Harley Street clinic with Mr Roberto Uccellini and Dr Puneet Gupta.

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Micro Lipo

Why choose The Private Clinic for Vaser Liposuction?

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.
  • See our vaser lipo before and after photo gallery
  • See our micro lipo before and after photo gallery

To find out more about Vaser Liposuction or to make an appointment please call 0333 920 2471 or use our liposuction buttocks online contact form.

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How can I get the best quality hair transplant?

After careful consideration, you have now decided to go ahead with a hair transplant and it’s time to decide which clinic to go for.  Choosing the right clinic for your Hair Transplant procedure can be a difficult decision as there are a few things to consider ensuring you achieve your desired results. In this blog post, we will be giving some top tips on how to find the best hair transplant clinic to achieve the best hair transplant results.

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Choosing the right hair transplant clinic.

When looking for a hair transplant clinic there are a few points to consider. The first thing we recommend doing is to look into what type of hair transplant methods they have.

  • Is the advanced FUE hair transplant technique available? Do they offer the U-FUE, the Unshaven Hair Transplant? What would happen if you are in a premature stage of hair loss? Clinics like The Private Clinic have a trichology department to help treat premature hair loss and address scalp issues or other hair problems.
  • Are face to face consultations offered? In order to best assess your scalp and recommend the best treatment for each patients need it is imperative that a face to face consultation is arranged. All reputable surgeons will require you to attend a face to face consultation pre-procedure. They will not suggest that you just send over a photo.
  • Another important tip is to research the hair transplant aftercare available. It is important to find out how many follow up consultations are provided and the availability of on-call medical staff in case you have some questions or concerns that need answering after your procedure
  • In order to know what type of results can be expected from a hair transplant at a particular clinic or from a particular surgeon, looking at hair transplant before and after photos is imperative. Before and after pictures can give you a general indication of the type of result that can be achieved. Are the results natural? Is the hair densely packed?

 

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Before and after FUE hair transplant.
*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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Before and after FUE hair transplant
*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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Before and after FUE hair transplant.
*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.

  • Another important tip is to look for patient reviews on online websites such as Google reviews, Trustpilot or Facebook. Patient reviews can give a first-hand insight on what to expect from the clinic, the results and customer care and aftercare.
  • Does the clinic have registered medical facilities? Research if the clinic has CQC (Care Quality Commission)registered medical facilities.

How do I know if the hair transplant surgeon is good?

Choosing the right surgeon is very important in order to achieve the best results. You should research the surgeon’s experience, possible affiliation to certain societies (ISHRS, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery).

At The Private Clinic, we count among the world-class hair restoration surgeons some members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR). Our surgeons are highly experienced performing FUE hair transplant procedures and have years of experience treating male and female pattern baldness.

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Before and after FUE hair transplant.
*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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Before and after hair transplant.
*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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Before and after FUE hair transplant.
*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.

Make the most out of your hair transplant consultation.

Whether you are set on having a hair transplant or you are just considering one, we recommend booking a consultation to find out more information about the treatment, what to expect from it and asses your suitability.

A consultation is the best way to start your hair transplant journey and get to know your surgeon so you can feel confident and comfortable with your decision. At a consultation, you can ask about the possible results for your case and see what can be achieved.

Why you should choose The Private Clinic.

At The Private Clinic, we work with highly acclaimed hair restoration surgeons who work across our clinics in the UK.

We offer the FUE hair restoration technique which is the most advanced and effective hair restoration technique available.  This procedure requires minimal downtime and doesn’t leave a linear scar because this procedure extracts the healthy and strong hair follicles from the donor area, located in the back of the head, and then implants them into the treatment areas causing minimal trauma and no linear scarring. The results are outstanding, resulting in a natural-looking and densely packed head of hair. At The Private Clinic, we also offer the U-FUE (Unshaven Hair Transplant), an alternative to FUE hair transplant that doesn’t require the patient to shave their hair, making this procedure very discrete. We find this one popular for busy businessmen be it Directors, Senior Managers, Department heads, Divisional Directors, CEO’s, MD’s who do not want people to know what they are doing.

We offer attentive patient care and aftercare, consultations with our expert hair transplant surgeons, along with detailed pre and post-procedure information to our patients and offer unlimited face-to-face follow up sessions with your surgeon.

We offer hair transplant consultations in our clinics located in London Harley Street, BristolManchester,  BirminghamGlasgow, Buckinghamshire,  Leeds,  and Northampton. At each location, we provide consultation and in house theatre, where the procedure is performed.

To arrange a hair transplant consultation with one of our leading surgeons or patient advisors please get in touch via 0333 920 2471 or visit our hair transplant page on our website.

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How long is the recovery from varicose vein surgery?

In the past, the best way to remove varicose or thread veins is by undergoing vein surgery. The procedure available to treat varicose veins was vein stripping, a surgical procedure that required overnight stay at the hospital, was performed under general anaesthetic and required a long recovery process. Nowadays we count with highly advanced minimally-invasive vein removal treatments which require minimal downtime and are performed under local anaesthetic.

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With most vein removal procedures, patients are able to return to their day to day activities within 24 hours. Depending on the procedure and the severity of your vein problems, your consultant vascular surgeon might suggest avoiding strenuous exercise for a few days.

What are the vein removal treatments available and how long is the recovery time?

There are a variety of minimally invasive varicose vein removal treatments which include:

  • EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation): Is a minimally invasive procedure to treat varicose veins performed under local anaesthetic. EVLA is a vein removal treatment that uses ultrasound technology to locate the affected veins and then destroys them collapsing the wall of the veins using laser heat.  This treatment is highly effective which achieves a 4% success rate and is considered the Gold Standard of treatment for varicose veins by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The Recovery: The EVLA treatment offers a speedier recovery compared to traditional vein stripping and enables patients to return to their daily routine faster. After the procedure, you will be required to wear a compression stocking for a period of two weeks.

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EVLA Varicose Vein 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.

  • Sclerotherapy: This treatment is typically recommended to treat small varicose veins and thread veins or spider veins. Sclerotherapy consists of injecting a solution to coat the walls of the veins causing them to inflame and push the blood out of the treatment area. The walls of the veins become very sticky; this will help the veins to close down and slowly disappear. To treat varicose veins foam Sclerotherapy is used and for thread veins, liquid Sclerotherapy is applied.

The Recovery: After Sclerotherapy patients are most likely to be able to return to their everyday activities immediately. You will be required to wear a compression stocking to promote blood flow for a few days after the procedure. Patients should also avoid sunlight, having hot showers, baths, swimming pools and strenuous exercise for a few days after treatment.

  • Venal Seal: Is a varicose vein removal treatment which uses a medical glue to close the veins. This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, once the treatment area is numb a small catheter is inserted in the leg and with the assistance of ultrasound technology the catheter will start dispensing the adhesive targeting the affected veins.

The Recovery:  After the Vena Seal treatment patients are not required to wear compression stockings and they can return to their daily activities right away.

 

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Before and after EVLA varicose vein removal 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.

  • Phlebectomy: uses a technique to remove varicose veins under local anaesthesia. It consists of performing small incisions to allow a small hook to be inserted so the vein can be hooked and removed. With this technique, there is no need for stitches as the incisions performed are very small.

The Recovery:  After the procedure, the incision will be covered with some dressings and your surgeon will require you to wear the compression stocking for a period of two weeks. Patients will be able to resume to their day to day activities within 24 hours and should avoid strenuous activities for two weeks from the procedure.

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Before and after varicose vein removal 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 treat thread veins  there are two main treatments, Sclerotherapy and the laser treatment Cutera CoolGlide.

  • Cutera Cool Glide: this is a minimally invasive laser treatment which directs intense light to the thread veins to cause the blood within them to coagulate and divert back into other veins deeper down. The veins will gradually disappear as they will get re-absorbed by the body. This treatment is also ideal to treat facial veins under the eyes, cheeks or nose.

The Recovery: after the treatment, you should avoid exercise and sun exposure for at least 24 hours. Any bruising or swelling that may appear will subside within 1-2 days. The veins will gradually fade away.

Why you should choose The Private Clinic for your varicose vein treatment.

At The Private Clinic, we have been offering the most advanced, minimally invasive vein treatments for over 30 years, and work with highly experienced vascular surgeons.

  • OurConsultant vascular surgeons are pioneers in EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) and have treated thousands of patients.
  • We have carried out over 7,000 procedures in treating Veins.
  • No lengthy downtime or recovery required.
  • We offer the least invasive method for varicose veins and thread veins removal treatment for your legs, body and face.
  • We focus on the underlying cause of your veins and you will only see a Consultant Vascular surgeon for varicose veins.
  • The NICE(National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Gold Standard for treatment of Varicose Veins findings show 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 have treated thousands of patients who have regained their confidence whilst avoiding health issues.
  • We focus on the underlying cause of your veins and you will only see a Consultant Vascular surgeon for varicose veins.
  • Treatment takes one hour; you can go home shortly after being treated.
  • We have been featured on Channel 4’s Embarrassing BodiesTLC’s My Naked Secret and featured in Harper’s Bazaar’s Cosmetic Tweakment Trends for 2019.
  • View our before and after photo gallery.

The Private Clinic has varicose vein clinics across the UK including  LondonBristolBirminghamManchesterLeedsGlasgowBournemouthNorthamptonMilton Keynes,  and Bexhill.

To book a veins consultation with our experts call 0333 920 2471 or visit our veins page on our website.

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All the information you need about Hair Transplants

Many of us take our hair for granted, not truly knowing the upset it can cause when you notice your hair thinning out or your hairline receding. There are a variety of products and supplements out there that can help to restore thicker looking locks but if the hair has been lost then often the damage has already been done. In these cases, a hair transplant is usually the treatment of choice for many men. Hair transplant procedures are consistently growing in popularity and we have put together a source of all the information you need to know before making the decision to proceed.

What is a hair transplant?

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure designed to restore hair into areas on the scalp that are thinning or receding. Donor hair is taken from the back of the head and reinserted into the areas that are being treated. There are a few different types of hair transplant procedures, FUE and FUT being the most common techniques.

FUE follicular unit extraction hair transplant

FUT otherwise known as Follicular Unit Transplantation or strip harvesting involves taking a strip of hair from the back of the scalp which is then cut and divided into separate hair follicles which are then inserted back into the scalp into the areas being treated.

FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant procedures require the surgeon to make multiple small entry points using a specialised punch device into the back of the scalp to take hair follicles directly from the donor area. The follicles are then prepared and placed back into the areas being treated.

At The Private Clinic, we have been perfecting our FUE technique over the past 10 years and we are able to achieve the most natural results. Many 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 FUE.

See our website for more information about Hair Transplant procedures at The Private Clinic.

Hair transplant Clinics Locations UK

All hair transplant procedures carried out at The Private Clinic are performed in our own clinics. There is no need to travel to a hospital and the procedure will be carried out at the same clinic where you had your consultation or another one of our clinics nearby. Our clinics have outstanding top of the range facilities and are CQC qualified with only expert hair transplant surgeons performing out of them. Our highly experienced doctors are members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). To see our full list of hair transplant surgeons click here.

Our clinics are located in;

London Harley Street, 98 Harley Street, W1G 7HZ

Consultations and Hair Transplant Theatre Available at our London Harley Street Clinic.

Located close to; Bayswater, Hyde Park, Green Park, Soho, Notting Hill, Kings Road, Kensington, South Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Battersea, Regents Park, St Johns Wood, Primrose Hill, Victoria, West End, Marylebone, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Mayfair, Holland Park, Earls court and Fitzrovia.

Birmingham, 88 Hagley Road, B16 8LU

Consultations and Hair Transplant Theatre Available at our Birmingham Clinic.

Located close to; Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Shrewsbury, Kidderminster, Hampton in Arden, Leamington Spa, Stratford, Edgbaston and Harborne.

Leeds, 45 Park Square, LS1 2NP

Consultations and Hair Transplant Theatre Available at our Leeds Clinic.

Located close to; Farsley, Leeds City Center, Methley, Oulton, Stanningley, Yeadon, Roundhay, Chappel Allerton, Scarcroft, Wetherby, Pudsey, Calderdale, Kirklees, Otley and Harrogate.

Manchester, 25 St John Street, M3 4DT

Consultations and Hair Transplant Theatre Available at our Manchester Clinic.

Located close to; Hale/Hale Barns, Bowdon, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Leigh, Prestbury, Nantwich, Tarporley, Knutsford, Worsley, Altrincham, Cheadle and Deansgate.

Bristol, 92c Whiteladies Road, BS8 2QN

Consultations and Hair Transplant Theatre Available at our Bristol Clinic.

Located close to; Bedminster, Cotham, Kingsdown, Leigh Woods, Totterdown, Redcliffe, Redland, St Pauls Bristol, St Phillips Bristol, Westbury on Trym, Portishead, Henleaze, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Almondsbury, Bath, Clevedon, Downend, Frenchay and Hambrook.

Northampton, 82 Billing Road, NN1 5DF

Consultation only at our Northampton Clinic, Procedure performed at Birmingham clinic.

Located close to: Yardley Hastings, Collingtree Park, Boughton, East Hunsbury, Great Brington, West Hunsbury, Great Houghton, Grange Park, Little Houghton, Abington, Maidwell, Golf Lane, Harrington, Sandy Lane, Chapel Brampton, Wootton, Kelmarsh,, Abington Vale, Grendon , Weston, Kislingbury, Althorpe, Quinton, Ashton, Harlestone, Upper Harlestone, Guilsborough, Roade, Stanwick, Wellingborough and Raunds.

Free Patient Advisor consultations are available in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne and Liverpool.

To book a consultation, please call 0333 920 2471 or use our hair transplant online contact form.

Hair Transplant UK Reviews

“I had an FUE hair transplant a week ago today and I cannot thank the team enough. The whole process was effortless and the team took really good care of me. My procedure was with Dr Tam who explained the procedure in detail and really put me at ease. The procedure it’s self was a surprise as it was completely painless, I was expecting some discomfort but I was wrong. To be honest I could have fallen asleep that’s how relaxed I was. I’ve already had visible growth in my new hairline which myself and Dr Tam spent time designing. I can’t wait to see the full and final results. For anyone looking at having this procedure, I would highly recommend the private clinic. It’s definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made, after years of covering up my hairline I am finally going to get my confidence back. Massive thanks to Dr Tam who has undoubtedly changed my life. Thanks to his team who helped with the procedure although I’m sorry that I cannot remember your names. Also thanks to Louisa and Nabeel who have communicated and supported me through my procedure.”

Elliott, Bristol – TrustPilot

The best thing about having my FUE hair transplant at the private clinic in Harley Street was the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. From the first consultation to the procedure itself they give you the best care possible and genuinely care about their work. They set you at ease immediately which makes everything run smoothly. I would like to thank Henry, Umar, Bev and of course Dr Reddy for the way they treated me. I could have not chosen a better option. Thanks to the team and for anyone in 2 minds about a procedure, go for it … this team is the best.

Greg, London – TrustPilot

After looking at plenty of clinics for a hair transplant I settled on The Private Clinic in Leeds after reading the great reviews. From the initial consultation with Dr Mouzakis, Sorena and Nabeel to the day of my transplant the team have been superb. The surgery was practically painless and I am very happy with my new hairline, all the team were constantly ensuring I was ok and were very professional. The aftercare I have received has been great and I’ve had phone call already to check how I am. I like also like knowing that I can phone at any time if I need any advice.

Sean, Leeds

View more hair transplant reviews here, or watch hair transplant patient testimonials here.

Hair Transplant UK Before and After Photos

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For more FUE Hair Transplant before and after photos see our online gallery.

Hair Transplant Blogs UK

Another great way to find out more information about Hair Transplants is to view our blogs section. We write regular blogs on all the treatments we offer here at The Private Clinic covering hot topics, celebrity news, recovery tips, frequently asked questions, treatment recommendations and more in-depth information about the procedures we offer. Some of our top hair transplant blogs include;

To see more of our Hair Transplant blogs, visit our blog section.

Hair Transplant FAQs

Our most frequently asked hair transplant questions are covered in our FAQs. These are regularly updated to cover all the latest questions and is a great place to browse should you have any queries regarding anything involving or regarding a hair transplant, from what causes hair loss in men to what happens during a hair transplant procedure and how long to avoid exercise to whether you can wear a hat post procedure.

For the answers to these questions and more, see our FAQ section.

Why Choose The Private Clinic for a Hair Transplant Procedure?

  • You will be treated by highly experienced Doctors. Our Hair Transplant surgeons are highly skilled 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 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.
  • We are one of the very few clinics able to offer 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. In fact 30% of all patients that come to us have been somewhere before and need further work to improve on a disappointing result. This could be a previous bad hair transplant or we can cover linear scars caused from FUT hair transplants.
  • We treat Afro-Caribbean hair loss, as well as eyebrows, beard and facial hair. In addition, due to the knowledge and precision of our team, we can utilise body hair in hair transplants if you have a lack of suitable donor hairs on your scalp.

For more information or to book a consultation with our expert Hair Transplant surgeons call us on 0333 920 2471 or use our online hair transplant contact form.

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Haemorrhoids

The root cause of haemorrhoids is an increased pressure around the abdominal area which can be as a result of different factors such as pregnancy, chronic diarrhoea, obesity, low fibre diets, constipation or it can be due to genetics.

In this blog, we will be covering everything about haemorrhoids, from what they are, the causes, symptoms and the treatments available.

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What are haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids are also known as piles are enlarged or swollen blood vessels. The blood vessels affected are located in the lower area of the rectum and anus. Haemorrhoids can cause pain, discomfort or itching.

Although haemorrhoids are not life-threating they can be a source of ongoing pain, so it’s recommended to treat them.

There are different stages or clinical grades to haemorrhoids:

  • 1st Degree – At this stage the patient won’t have any pain, maybe some itchiness as there is no prolapse, only bulging blood vessels.
  • 2nd Degree – Patients at this stage do experience sporadic prolapse and suffer from irritation as well as pain.
  • 3rd Degree – At this stage prolapse does appear with strain and often needs to be pushed inwards. Patients will suffer pain, some bleeding and a high level of discomfort at this point.
  • 4th Degree – This is the most severe stage. Patients at this stage suffer from prolapse which cannot be pushed in; severe pain and bleeding are involved.

What are the different types of haemorrhoids?

There are two types of haemorrhoids, internal and external.

External haemorrhoids develop around the anus and can feel like a lump. These types of haemorrhoids are the ones that cause the most discomfort as they expose the skin overlying them and become very sensitive and can get irritated easily.

Internal haemorrhoids develop in the lower rectum, are usually painless but tend to bleed. Occasionally internal haemorrhoids can protrude out causing further complications as they tend to collect mucus and stool particles leading to irritation, itchiness and pain in the anus (pruritus ani).

What can cause haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids tend to develop when the veins around the anus expand due to excess pressure causing them to swell. The swelling of these veins can be due to several reasons such as pregnancy, prolonged sitting on the toilet, chronical constipation or diarrhoea among others.

Any of these issues contribute to the increase in pressure around the anal canal and induce to push the haemorrhoids against the sphincter muscle causing blood, pain and discomfort.

What are the symptoms of haemorrhoids?

The symptoms of haemorrhoids can vary from person to person, however, the most common signs of haemorrhoids include:

  • Itching and irritation around the anus.
  • Soreness in the anal region.
  • Swelling in the anal region.

How can I treat haemorrhoids?

Depending on the stage of your haemorrhoids you may be able to treat them with over the counter medication or medication prescribed by your GP. However, there are many cases of patients who require haemorrhoid surgical treatment to remove them.

At The Private Clinic, we offer Rafaelo, the revolutionary internal haemorrhoid removal treatment which uses radio frequency technology.

This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic via an anoscope. Radio frequency is used to reduce the blood flow on the treatment area causing the haemorrhoid to shrink and disappear.

This can be a far more effective treatment than the haemorrhoid surgery banding method (rubber band ligation), haemorrhoidectomy or the haemorrhoid stapling.

Rafelo is an ideal procedure for patients with internal haemorrhoid between the stages of 1-3. However, if you have stage 4 haemorrhoids, Rafelo is not the recommended procedure to treat them as it only treats internal haemorrhoids(the haemorrhoids that might need to be pushed inwards).

The downtime involved with Rafaelo is minimal; patients can get back to their day to day activities straight away.

Why should I choose The Private Clinic?

The Private Clinic has over 35 years offering the most advanced and effective treatments achieving outstanding results. We work with highly experienced surgeons, doctors and nurses who are able to provide the best care and aftercare ensuring the patient’s safety and satisfaction every step of the way.

At The Private Clinic, we offer Rafaelo, the haemorrhoid removal treatment which has several benefits including:

  • Minimal chance of recurrence.
  • Highly experienced surgeons who specialise in haemorrhoid removal.
  • Performed under local anaesthetic.
  • The procedure only takes 15 Minutes.
  •  It’s an almost painless procedure.
  • Minimal post-operative pain and aftercare.
  • Symptoms instantly reduced.
  • Patients are able to return to daily activities immediately.
  • No need for overnight stay.
  • We offer a 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.
  • The Private Clinic unique comprehensive Patient Guide on Haemorrhoids.
  • 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 newfound confidence. 

In which clinics is the Rafaelo haemorrhoid removal treatment available?

We offer consultations with our experts in all our clinics across the UK.

The haemorrhoid removal procedure is performed at two locations in Harley Street, London and Birmingham:

The Private Haemorrhoid Clinic Harley Street, London

Our London clinic is our flagship clinic and it’s located in 98, Harley Street London W1G 7HZ. The clinic is in a central location close to Holland Park, Chelsea, Hyde Park, St Johns Wood, Mayfair, West End, Belgravia, Fulham Kensington, Earls Court, South Kensington, Bayswater, Knightsbridge, Green Park, Notting Hill, Soho, Battersea, Victoria, Clapham, Marylebone, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, and Fitzrovia.

The Private Haemorrhoid Clinic Birmingham

Located in the west midlands is our Birmingham clinic, in easy reach from Leamington Spa, Hampton in Arden, Lichfield, Stratford, Sutton Coldfield, Kidderminster, Edgbaston, Solihull,  Shrewsbury,  and Harborne.

To Book a Hemorrhoids Treatment consultation at any of our clinics please call 0333 920 2471 or visit our website for more information about haemorrhoid removal.

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What are the causes of dark circles under the eyes? How can we improve them?

Dark circles are a condition that affects many, both men and women. Dark circles can affect one’s confidence as they can make you look aged and/or tired.

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What are dark circles?

Dark circles contrary to popular belief, are not a result of tiredness or fatigue, in fact, they are caused by the hollowing of the under eye area, which in turn causes dark shadows to cast.

Other reasons why dark circles might appear include:

Hereditary factors: some people are genetically predisposed to having hyper-pigmentation under the eyes. This is particularly common among people with African or Asian skin types.

Health factors: diet, sun exposure, sleeping patterns or smoking can be contributing factors to the development of hyper-pigmentation under the eyes.

Ageing: As we mentioned before, one of the main causes of dark circles is the loss of volume under the eye are which causes a hollowing. As we age our faces tend to lose volume, elasticity, and collagen, creating pronounced hollowed areas around the face. One of the most commonly affected areas is the periorbital area (under eye).

Orbital fat prolapse: Many people suffer from excess fat or tissue around the under eye area. This issue can contribute to the appearance of dark circles, as the excess fat or tissue overhanging the skin causes the casting of shadows.

Allergies: Can be a contributor to the appearance of dark circles under the eyes as congestion or poor circulation to the lower eyelid can cause the veins around that area to enlarge and become darker.

What can we do to improve the appearance of these dark circles?

There are several ways to minimise or remove the appearance of dark circles. If the dark circles are as results of health factors, allergies or skin pigmentation, over the counter remedies, change of diet or creams and makeup can help conceal and improve their appearance.

However, if your dark circles are caused by the hollowing of the skin, loss of volume in the area or are due to orbital fat prolapse, you might need other types of treatments such as:

  • Tear through dermal fillers: consists of an injectable treatment to plump and add volume to the hollowed areas of the face responsible for creating the shadows. The gel injected is hyaluronic acid a component naturally present in our bodies that helps hydrate the skin and can add volume to several areas of the face. The results are younger and fresher looking skin and last from 9 months to one year.
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Before and after tear trough filler.
*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.

  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy), also known as “Vampire Facelift” uses a small amount of blood from the patient. The blood is then centrifuged in order to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells and other particles, thereafter the blood is injected into the patient’s skin. PRP is a treatment ideal to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of dark circle as it encourages the natural production of collagen of the body to plump and adds volume to the skin.
  • Blepharoplasty. If you suffer from under eye bags or hooded eyelids that contribute to the creation of dark circles, blepharoplasty may be the best option for you. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that consists of removing the excess fat or skin around the eye area. This procedure tightens and lifts the skin around the eyes to reveal a younger and smoother looking appearance.

There are three types of Blepharoplasty:

Upper Blepharoplasty: This procedure treats the top eyelid; it’s performed under local anaesthetic and the downtime is minimal. The results are a younger and more refreshed appearance.

Lower Blepharoplasty: This procedure focuses on the lower lids and it’s performed under general anaesthetic.

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Before and after blepharoplasty.
*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.

Why should you choose The Private Clinic?

At The Private Clinic, we work with the best aesthetic doctors, nurses and plastic surgeons in the UK. Our priority is our patient satisfaction and safety and always aim for the best results possible.

  • All our doctors and nurses are highly skilled with years of experience, so you can rest assured you are in the best care possible.
  • We count with state of the art facilities and use the latest technologies available.
  • We offer our patients a 24-hour helpline in case they have any concerns after their procedure they can easily contact a member of our nursing team.
  • The Private Clinic has an outstanding reputation for patient safety, honest advice and excellent care.

We have several clinics across the UK including:

The Private Clinic London located in 98 Harley Street W1G 7HZ between Devonshire Street and Weymouth Street. The clinic is in easy reach from Knightsbridge, Marylebone, Green Park, Bayswater, Regents Park, Hyde Park, Soho, Fulham, West End, Notting hill, Belgravia, Kings Road, Kensington, Primrose Hill, South Kensington, Chelsea, Battersea, St Johns Wood, Mayfair, Victoria, Holland Park, Earls court, and Fitzrovia.

The Private Clinic Bristol is located in 92c Whiteladies Road, BS8 2QN. Our clinic is in close proximity to Bedminster, Cotham, Frampton Cotterell,  Leigh Woods, Totterdown, Westbury on Trym, Redcliffe, Redland, Henleaze, Kingsdown, Frenchay, St Pauls Bristol, St Phillips Bristol, Portishead, Winterbourne, Almondsbury, Bath, Clevedon, Downend, and Hambrook.

The Private Clinic Birmingham is situated on 88 Hagley Road, B16 8LU in easy reach from Hampton in Arden, Lichfield, Kidderminster, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Leamington Spa, Stratford, Edgbaston, Shrewsbury, and Harborne.

The Private Clinic Manchester located in 25 St John Street, M3 4DT very close to Hale/Hale Barns, Bowdon, Nantwich, Macclesfield Alderley Edge, Prestbury,  Wilmslow, Leigh, Tarporley, Cheadle Knutsford, Altrincham, Worsley,  and Deansgate.

The Private Clinic Leeds  at 45 Park Square North, LS1 2NP is in easy access from Leeds city centre, Oulton, Scarcroft, Methley, York, Stanningley, Roundhay, Yeadon, Chappel Allerton, Headingly, South Yorkshire, Wetherby, Calderdale, Kirklees, Otley, Harrogate, Pudsey,  Sheffield and Doncaster.

The Private Clinic Glasgow is situated in  11 Park Circus, GG3 6AX very close from Glasgow city, Hillhead, Knightswood, Hyndland, Kelvindale, Linthouse, Milngavie, Kelvinside, Shawlands, Partick,  Bearsden, Jordanhill, Mount Florida, Strathbungo, Newlands, Park District, and Mansewood.

The Private Clinic Northampton located at 82 Billing Road, NN1 5DF is conveniently close to Boughton, Yardley Hastings, Collingtree Park,  East Hunsbury, Great Brington , West Hunsbury, Great Houghton, Grange Park, Abington Vale, Little Houghton, Abington, Golf Lane, Harrington, Norwich Sandy Lane, Chapel Brampton, Wootton, Leicester, Kelmarsh, Maidwell,  Grendon , Kislingbury, Althorpe, Quinton, Ashton, Harlestone, Weston, Cambridge, Upper Harlestone, Roade, Stanwick, Guilsborough, Raunds, Wellingborough, Peterborough, Northants, and Norfolk.

The Private Clinic Buckinghamshire is located in Stokenchurch Medical Center on Oxford Road. The clinic is very easy to get to from High Wycombe, Henley-on-Thames,  Chinnor, Princes Risborough, Watlington, Thame, Oxford, Headington, Hazelmere, Great Missenden, Amersham, Cowley, Wendover, Aylesbury, Wallingford, Marlow,  Chesham, Watlington, Beaconsfield and Haddenham

To book a consultation at any of our clinics call 0333 920 2471 or visit our dermal filler, PRP, and eye bag surgery page on our website.

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