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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.
Last Reviewed May 18th 2021
Scars caused by surgery or traumatic injury are usually permanent and can cause a great deal of embarrassment, with some people going to great lengths to cover them up.
Scars are unique to the individual and circumstance in which they are formed – they are technically the body’s natural way of healing from an injury. The good news is we offer a number of treatments here at The Private Clinic which can dramatically improve the appearance of scars.
The type of scar revision treatment you opt for will depend on the size, location and character of your scar. It will also depend on your reasons for having treatment in the first place, such as if the scar is causing you distress because of its appearance or causing you an actual physical problem.
We offer three main treatments:
Steroid treatment: This involves injecting a steroid called triamconolone into the scar. It is usually used in the treatment of keloid scars and after 4 to 6 sessions should produce excellent results. The keloids become flat, while the colour matches that of the surrounding skin.
Laser skin resurfacing: The revolutionary Pixel Laser is particularly effective in the treatment of acne scarring and pitted scars. This laser therapy uses heat to remove the very top layer of your skin, stimulating the growth of healthy new skin.
Surgical scar excision: This technique is used to reposition or reduce the size of the scar. The techniques we use include:
- Excision and direct skin closure involves cutting the scar out and then is drawing and stitching the surrounding skin together to form a new, neater scar.
- Excision and repositioning involves cutting the scar out and changing the direction so that it runs along a natural, relaxed skin tension line.
- Excision and skin grafting involves cutting out the scar and replacing it with a skin graft from a healthy part of the body. Skin grafts can be partial or full thickness.
There is no downtime with Pixel laser or steroid treatment, however you may need to rest up for a day or two after surgical scar excision.
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The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.
Liposuction is suitable for fat removal of many areas of the body including;
- Buttocks crease
- Abdomen/ stomach
- Upper Arms
Liposuction or traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove excess fat through the use of a device called a cannula which is then attached to a liposuction machine. The cannula is inserted into the fat layer the skin where it removes the unwanted fatty deposits creating a smoother, slimmer and more contoured appearance to the areas being treated. We also offer a range of different liposuction techniques at The Private Clinic including: Vaser Liposuction Vaser lipo is a procedure performed under local anaesthetic with sedation. A small probe is used to transmit the ultrasound energy and liquefy fat cells prior to removal through a gentle suction process. Vaser Hi-Def Vaser Hi-Def liposuction is an advanced body sculpting technique that creates a more athletic and sculpted appearance. The procedure involves the removal of both superficial and deep fat that surrounds the muscle groups to enhance the visibility of underlying toning and musculature. Vaser Mid-Def Vaser Mid-Def liposuction is a specific technique that is halfway between Vaser Hi-Def and standard Vaser Lipo. The results are a slight increase in definition and shadowing but with a much softer appearance. Vaser 4D Vaser 4D liposuction is a more advanced form of vaser liposuction that works to improve the overall proportion of your body by removing fat and defining your underlying muscles. Vaser 360 Vaser 360 liposuction is a specific technique used on paitents seeking fat reduction in the lower body. The treatment targets the buttock crease, thighs, upper legs and knees for a full circumferential toned and firmer appearance to the legs. Find out more about our wide range of fat reduction treatments here.
Liposuction is usually carried out under general anaesthetic although other types of anaesthesia could be requested if appropriate. Your cosmetic surgeon will mark the areas on your body where fat is going to be removed and these areas are then injected with a solution containing anaesthetic and medication, to reduce blood loss, bruising and swelling. The fat cells are then broken up using high-frequency vibrations, a weak laser pulse or a high pressure water jet. Each surgeon has different liposuction techniques and preferences but this will be discussed with you at your consultation. Small incisions are then made in the areas being treated and a suction tube attached to a vacuum machine is inserted. The surgeon will move the suction tube back and forth to help loosen fat in the areas being treated and suck it out. The areas are then bandaged up and a drain may be inserted to help with excess fluid in the initial couple of days post-procedure. You will then be fitted into a support garment to help reduce swelling and returned to a recovery room to recover from the anaesthetic. Vaser Liposuction is a great alternative for patients who are worried about the general anaesthetic involved in surgical liposuction. Vaser lipo procedures are performed under local anaesthetic with sedation. The procedure involves using a small probe to transmit ultrasound energy and liquefy fat cells prior to removal through a gentle suction process. The procedure is a lot less invasive meaning the downtime is minimal and the risk of bruising is reduced.
In most instances, surgical liposuction takes place under general anaesthetic. You will be gently put to sleep to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. In some cases liposuction can be carried out under local anaesthetic but this is usually for smaller cases. The type of anaesthesia used can be discussed with your surgeon at your consultation.
Patients who have stubborn areas of fat that cannot be reduced with diet or exercise are the best candidates for surgical liposuction. Liposuction is not a method of weight loss and you should be as close to your ideal weight as possible before the procedure. If you are unsure give us a call to discuss the areas you are interested in treating. To find out if you are suitable for liposuction you will need to come in for a consultation with one of our surgeons who will be able to assess you and go through your medical history.
Outstanding care, patient satisfaction and results mean everything to The Private Clinic Team
Read about our patients’ experiences to see what you can expect from our award-winning procedures.
MicroLipo & Breast Fat Transfer – Fat from inner thighs transferred to breasts “I absolutely love my legs. I never thought they could look this good. The breasts, to me, have improved 100% (I was not after large volume but better shape and fuller nipples after breastfeeding 2 kids).” I...
Fat Transfer to the Buttocks “It’s changed my life in so many ways, i’m like a different person. It just keeps getting better and i only wish i’d done it sooner” Watch a video of Kasia’s procedure > For as long as she can remember, Kasia was unhappy with her...
VASER Lipo – Abdomen, Waist, Hips, Inner & Outer Thighs, Saddle Bags and Chin “It gave me the boost I needed to get back into exercise and I’m happy with how I look in my bikini now. Regrets? No way.” Kyla’s story will be familiar to many. She was a...
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We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced doctors and surgeons in the country working with us, including top Consultant Dermatologists in London. Many cosmetic clinics are unable to treat patients with darker skin due to the specific skills required and the difficulty of achieving the desired results. However our doctors have successfully treated hundreds of patients and have the experience needed to deliver excellent results every time.
We are able to offer medical assessment as well as treatment in our state-of-the-art minor surgery rooms at local clinics across the country.
Mr Philip Lim
BSc, MB ChB, AFRCS (Ed), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Plast)
GMC Number: 4219068