Frequently Asked Questions

At The Hospital Group, we understand that there are lots of questions that come to mind before deciding to proceed with any medical procedure. Whilst you’ll have the opportunity to ask your surgeon or patient advisors as part of your consultation, we can outline a few of our most frequently asked questions below. Please remember, if there is anything else you'd like to know, don’t hesitate in contacting us using our contact form.

Lip surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the lip surgery options available and which procedure is the most suitable for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from lip size and shape to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure.

Lip lift surgery
This involves making an incision in the curvature of the lower part of the nose. Excess skin and muscle is then removed from the tissue above the upper lip just beneath the nose. The procedure takes around 1 hour, and is performed under local or general anaesthetic.

Lip reduction surgery
This involves making incisions inside the lips which are used to remove underlying tissues and skin. The incisions are then closed up using dissolvable stitches leaving no visible scars. Typically, lip reduction surgery procedures are performed while the patient is under IV sedation and usually take between 20 and 40 minutes per lip, depending on the extent and cause of the problem. In general it takes a few weeks for the swelling to settle down. In some cases it might take between 6 to 8 weeks to see the final results.

Gummy smile correction
There are 3 techniques that can be performed when having a gummy smile correction, depending on what you are trying to achieve.


1. Lowering upper lip or repositioning of the upper lip – This lip reposition procedure consists of two incisions, one at the mucogengival junction and another in the vestibule. Those incisions are connected laterally, the mucosa is removed and the lip is lowered to the new position. This procedure would lower the upper lip and improve the gummy smile giving a fuller appearance to the upper lip. This technique would be performed to solely reposition the upper lip or in combination with gengivoplasty

2. Gingivoplasty – This crown lengthening procedure consists of removing excess gingiva from the upper part to the teeth. This procedure alone can lengthen the teeth by 1 mm and can improve very mild cases of gummy smile.

3. Maxillary reduction surgery/orthognatic surgery - This procedure is usually chosen for severe cases only and will take place under general anaesthetic. Maybe it has not been possible to correct your teeth and how they bite together with orthodontics alone. This is because the bones of your face and jaws are out of balance with one another. Surgery will change the relationship of your upper jaw to the lower jaw and will correct these problems. An incision is made in the gum above the teeth in the upper jaw. There are no incisions made on the face. A cut is made through the gum above your upper teeth to gain access to the jawbone. The upper jaw is then cut to allow it to be broken in a controlled manner. It is then moved into its new position and held in place with small metal plates and screws. The gum is stitched back into place with dissolvable stitches. These can take a fortnight or even longer to fall out.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. Lip surgery can often be performed as a day case, which means you’ll be able to leave hospital on the same day. However, in some cases, depending on the patient, an overnight stay in hospital may be recommended after the procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: • Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them • Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated • Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed • Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost • Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time


Tummy tuck details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether tummy tuck surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from muscle placation and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Tummy tuck surgery involves making incisions around the abdominal area. Surplus skin and fat deposits are removed and if necessary muscles will also be tightened to leave a flatter stomach profile. Tummy tuck surgery usually takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For tummy tuck surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, you’ll be fitted with an abdominal binder (compression garment), which you’ll need to wear for the first six weeks of healing. We also recommend that you take a couple of weeks off normal activities to recover.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Tummy tuck FAQs

When you’re deciding whether to have surgery, it’s reassuring to have all the facts. You’ll be able to ask any questions at your consultation, but here are some that our patients most frequently ask.


Tummy tuck surgery is suitable for patients who want to eliminate excess skin as a result of pregnancy or weight loss, along with muscle tightening in the stomach area. The surgery is not in itself a means of losing weight – diet and exercise are the best way to remove unwanted fat. If diet and exercise has not enabled you to reach your target weight, and you have a BMI over 30, bariatric surgery may be a suitable procedure for you. Your surgeon will advise you which form of surgery is most suitable for you.


Tummy tuck surgery usually takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, patients usually need to stay in hospital for two nights.


Yes. An incision is generally made from one hip to the other along the bikini line, which could later be covered by underwear. The scar can stretch from one side of the lower abdomen to the other depending on the size of the stomach. All scars take time to soften and fade, and this can take up to a year.


You’ll need to wear an appropriate post-surgical compression garment to aid healing. The specialist 3-panel abdominal binder can be purchased at Dolan Park Hospital, where your surgery will take place, or at selected clinics. The three panels of the binder apply the correct pressure to the abdominal area, which stops fluid building up, prevents swelling and reduces bleeding. The binder is fastened with Velcro to allow easy adjustment. Abdominoplasty patients need to wear this binder for six weeks. You will be discharged in one of these post-surgery, however due to the length of time the garment needs to be worn patients often feel that it is better to replace the garment.


Male nose surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the rhinoplasty options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from nose size and shape to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Rhinoplasty involves making incisions in your nose. These are usually made inside the nose, so you won’t be able to see any scars, but for some procedures an incision in the skin between your nostrils may be made, or at either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For nose surgery you normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, your nose is likely to be bruised and swollen and you may also have bruising around the eyes. You may have dressings inside each nostril at first, and you will also have a splint over your nose to help support it, which you’ll need to keep in place for 7-10 days. It will be at least two weeks before the bruising begins to fade and several months before your nose settles into its new shape. Many patients decide to take time off work during this period.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time


Male nose surgery FAQs

When you’re deciding whether to have surgery, it’s reassuring to have all the facts. You’ll be able to ask any questions at your consultation, but here are some that our patients most frequently ask.


‘Nose job’ surgery normally takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


You’ll normally need to stay in hospital overnight after nose surgery.


At your consultation, you can discuss what you want to change about your nose with the surgeon. You can agree what size and shape nose you would like to achieve. There are many considerations to be taken into account and these will be discussed during your consultation with your surgeon.


Most surgery involves performing rhinoplasty from within the nose, making their incision inside the nostrils so scarring is undetectable. Occasionally an open procedure (operating on the outside of the nose) is more suitable, especially in complicated cases. This may leave very fine scars.


After your rhinoplasty surgery is completed, you will have a plaster cast that is applied in the operating theatre. It is important that this plaster cast is not removed for a period of at least 7-10 days.


Male chest reduction more details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the chest reduction options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from chest size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Male chest reduction surgery uses liposuction to remove excess fat. It may also involve removing glandular tissue and loose skin. We have three classifications of chest reduction surgery, all of which are performed by the experienced cosmetic surgeons we work with, under general anaesthetic: Grade 1 involves small to moderate gland removal. Grade 2 involves a moderate to large combination of gland and skin removal. Grade 3 involves a larger combination of skin, glandular and fat removal.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For male chest reduction surgery you will normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following surgery, you may feel sore or uncomfortable for several days and in some cases pain may persist for some weeks after surgery. There is likely to be swelling and bruising for a number of weeks and we recommend taking a few days off work in the early stages of healing.


At THG, we offer a free package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time.


Male chest reduction FAQs

Male chest reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for one night.


Surgery to correct ‘man boobs’ is called reduction mammoplasty and reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the shape of the chest. The procedure involves liposuction to remove excess fat and, depending on your requirements, excess skin may also be removed.


The surgeon will seek to conceal any incision lines within natural contours, although some scarring may be visible. Scarring can take around a year to fade. However, the improvement in your profile will be immediate.


Tummy tuck surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether tummy tuck surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from recovery and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Tummy tuck surgery involves making incisions around the abdominal area. Surplus skin and fat deposits are removed and if necessary muscles will also be tightened, to leave a flatter stomach profile. Tummy tuck surgery usually takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For tummy tuck surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, you’ll be fitted with an abdominal binder (compression garment), which you’ll need to wear for the first six weeks of healing. We also recommend that you take a couple of weeks off normal activities to recover.


At THG, we offer a free package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.


Tummy tuck surgery FAQs

Tummy tuck surgery is suitable for men and women who want to eliminate excess skin as a result of weight loss, whilst tightening the stomach area. The surgery is not in itself a means of losing weight – diet and exercise are the best way to remove unwanted fat. If diet and exercise has not enabled you to reach your target weight, and you have a BMI over 30, bariatric surgery may be a suitable procedure for you. Your surgeon will advise you which form of surgery is most suitable for you.


Tummy tuck surgery usually takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, you’ll need to stay in hospital for two nights.


Following the procedure, you’ll need to stay in hospital for two nights.


Yes. An incision is generally made from one hip to the other along the bikini line, which could later be covered by underwear. The scar can stretch from one side of the lower abdomen to the other depending on the size of the stomach. All scars take time to soften and fade, and this can take up to a year.


You’ll need to wear an appropriate post-surgical compression garment to aid healing. The specialist 3-panel abdominal binder can be purchased at Dolan Park Hospital, where your surgery will take place, or at selected clinics. The three panels of the binder apply the correct pressure to the abdominal area, which stops fluid building up, prevents swelling and reduces bleeding. The binder is fastened with Velcro to allow easy adjustment. Tummy tuck patients need to wear this binder for six weeks. You will be discharged in one of these post surgery, however due to the length of time the garment needs to be worn patients often feel that is better to replace the garment.


Face and neck lift surgery after weight loss details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the facial treatment options available and whether PDO thread lift is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the treatment, from the areas that can be treated to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our treatment facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your treatment if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic treatment is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic treatment expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your treatment, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible.


At THG, we offer a free package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time.


PDO thread lift surgery FAQs

PDO thread lift treatment is most suitable for men and women who have sagging on their cheeks, jawline and neck. It is a minimally invasive procedure, so it is often a good option for patients who are not ready for traditional facelift surgery.


The PDO thread lift treatment usually takes less than one hour under local anaesthetic, but this is dependent on the number of threads required.


No, you’ll be able to leave our clinic as soon as the treatment is complete.


From a small entry point close to the ear, fine threads are inserted along the contours of the face in the areas that you have discussed with your surgeon. The threads create a subtle lifting effect and enhance collagen production. The results are long lasting, but the threads will dissolve naturally over time.


There is no scarring and recovery times are much less than traditional facelift surgery.


Face and neck lift surgery after weight loss details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the facial surgery options available and whether face and neck lift surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from bespoke combinations with eye or brow surgery to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Face and neck lift surgery involves making incisions, which normally begin above the hairline at the temples, follow the natural line in front of the ear, curve behind the earlobe and along the lower scalp. Facial and neck tissue and muscle are then separated, fat may be trimmed or suctioned and underlying muscle may be tightened. The excess skin is pulled up and back, trimmed and sutured into position.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For face and neck lift surgery you may need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one or two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, the initial bruising should last 7-10 days, so it’s advisable to have some time at home before returning to work or normal activities.


At THG, we offer a free package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time.


Face and neck lift surgery after weight loss FAQs

Face and neck lift surgery is most suitable for patients who have jowls, loose neck skin and a general saggy appearance to the skin on the face and neck. If you also have wrinkles, non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment can be combined with a facelift to help improve the overall result.


Face and neck lift surgery usually takes around 4 hours under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, you’ll need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.


Yes, if that’s what you need. Your surgeon will advise on the best treatment for your requirements. As well as the face and neck lift, we offer eyelid surgery, eye bag removal or brow lift.


Most of the scars will be hidden within your hair and the normal creases of your skin. During a facelift, incisions are made in the natural crease lines in front of the ear, behind the earlobes and along the lower scalp. If you have eye surgery, an incision is made close to the natural crease of the eyelid. In both procedures, post-operative scarring will fade over time.


Breast uplift surgery after weight loss details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the breast uplift options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from breast size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Breast uplift surgery involves making several incisions in your breasts to remove and tighten the skin. The incisions are usually made around the areola and run vertically down the breast and along the crease of the breast. To get the results you’re looking for, you may have chosen to combine the breast uplift with a breast enlargement, which involves placing implants in front of or behind the pectoral (chest) muscle. Your nipples will then be re-positioned and the areola area around the nipple may be reduced in size to suit your new breast shape. Breast uplift surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For breast uplift surgery you may need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one or two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we’ll advise you on the type of bra you need to wear. We also recommend that you take a week off work to give your body plenty of time to heal. Although your breasts may feel swollen at first, they’ll settle into their new shape in a few months when you’ll be able to see the final results.


At THG, we offer a free package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time · Natrelle breast implants – 3 years’ revision surgery for capsular contracture (Baker Grade 4-5) · Motiva breast implants – 5 years’ revision surgery for capsular contracture (Baker Grade 4-5).


Breast uplift surgery after weight loss FAQs

Women with small, sagging breasts usually benefit the most from breast uplift surgery. If the breasts are too large, gravity may make the breasts sag again. If you are planning more children in the future, you may want to postpone surgery as pregnancy may stretch the breasts again. Your surgeon will advise you which form of breast surgery is most suitable for you, but only you can decide whether to go ahead. Although no surgeon can give a guarantee, cosmetic surgery should not be scheduled unless there is a good chance you will be pleased with the result.


Breast uplift surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, you’ll need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.


The scar for a standard breast uplift is usually placed around the nipple, from the nipple to the natural crease under the breast and then along the crease of the breast. Various methods may leave different scars. All scars take time to soften and fade. The scar is usually red and raised for the first month or two after your operation and you will not see the final appearance of your scar until up to a year after surgery.


When too much volume has been lost to achieve a full breast shape an implant maybe necessary. In some cases a breast enlargement is performed at the same time as a breast uplift to increase the overall size of the bust.


After discussing the look you want to achieve, your surgeon will make his/her recommendations on which size of implant to go for and explain their choice to you.


At The Hospital Group, we use breast implants from the world’s leading supplier. We offer Motiva implants, and your surgeon can advise you on the best option for you. We also offer Mentor implants, which offer other benefits, which you can discuss with your surgeon when you book a consultation.


Motiva Implants® include a microchip embedded in the silicone gel. When scanned by a handheld reader, a unique electronic serial number (ESN) gives healthcare providers and patients access to verify the implants without invasive surgery. The company have released a safety notice in regards to the maximum magnetic field a patient can go under when scanned under an MRI. The notice is in relation to a specific MRI scanner, 7 Tesla scan. The 7 Tesla MRI scanner availability is very limited, and mostly used in investigation centres for head and extremities and not the upper chest area. In summary, it is highly unlikely, if not impossible for a patient with Motiva implants to undergo a scan over 3 Tesla. On behalf of Motiva, we would like to inform our patients that have had Motiva implants that it is safe to undergo a scan with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. There is no significant risk to patients. You can find out more information you can visit Motiva’s Q&A section: http://www.motivaimagine.com/support/breast/screening/


Breast enlargement surgery after weight loss details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the breast enlargement options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from implant size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Breast enlargement involves making incisions in your breasts, either in the crease under your breast, around the nipple or towards your armpit. This allows for your breast implants to be carefully positioned either in front of or behind the pectoral (chest) muscle. Breast enlargement surgery usually takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For breast enlargement surgery you may need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we’ll advise you on the type of bra you need to wear. We also recommend that you take a week off work to give your body plenty of time to heal. Although your breasts may feel slightly swollen at first, they’ll settle in six to eight weeks when you’ll be able to see the final results.


At THG, we offer a free package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time · Natrelle breast implants – 3 years’ revision surgery for capsular contracture (Baker Grade 4-5) · Motiva breast implants – 5 years’ revision surgery for capsular contracture (Baker Grade 4-5).


Breast enlargement surgery after weight loss FAQs

At The Hospital Group, we use breast implants from the world’s leading supplier. We offer Motiva implants, and your surgeon can advise you on the best option for you. Motiva breast implants: · Motiva lifetime guarantee · 5 years capsular contracture cover · Unique Q inside safety technology – next generation of breast implants · BluSeal – patented barrier layer indicator · TrueMonobloc – high performance shell · Choice of two controlled surfaces – velvet or silk. Natrelle breast implants: · Allergan lifetime guarantee · Unique BIOCELL™ texture – studies show lower incidence of capsular contracture · Constructed with 6 layers of cohesive silicone gel · Includes a 360° intrashiel barrier layer to minimise silicone diffusion · We also offer Mentor implants, which offer other benefits, which you can discuss with your surgeon when you book a consultation. Over 500 implant choices.


Breast enlargement surgery usually takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic.


You may be able to return home the same day, but many of our patients require or prefer an overnight stay in one of our hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


Breast implants are not designed to last forever, but they don’t have a specific lifespan. Most surgeons say it’s wise to have your implants replaced between 10 to 20 years after the original procedure. Even if you’ve not experienced any problems with them, we recommend getting your implants checked over by a surgeon around 10 years after your surgery to make sure everything’s still okay.


‘Over’ or ‘above the muscle’ procedures involve placing the breast implant in front of your breast muscle, which means it’s more superficial and sits just below the breast tissue. This might be the best option for you if you have some breast tissue already or if you’re restoring fullness to deflated breasts. ‘Under’ or ‘behind the muscle’ refers to an implant that sits behind the breast muscle. This is suitable for women with very small breasts who have very little breast fat. This method reduces the likelihood of your breast implants showing and gives a more natural looking result but it’s more difficult to place larger implants this way. Your surgeon will discuss with you the results you want to achieve from breast surgery and will advise the best implant placement for your body.


After discussing the look you want to achieve, your surgeon will make his/her recommendations on which size of implant to go for and explain their choice to you. Although your surgeon will be able to give you an estimation of your new breast size based on the implant size and the current size of your breasts, we can’t guarantee exactly what size your breasts will be after surgery.


You can expect minor scarring from your breast enlargement surgery, but these will fade significantly over time and become much less noticeable. Your surgeon will explain to you where the incisions will be made to place your implants; one method leaves a scar under the breast hidden in the crease, or your surgeon might use an approach where the incisions are made around the areola or through the armpit.


Yes – in fact, if your breasts have lost volume, your surgeon might also recommend having a breast uplift in order to achieve the look you want.


Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is an extremely rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer involving the cells of the immune system. ALCL can affect 1 in 24,000 women who have breast implants. It is important to emphasise the extremely low probability of ALCL occurring in women with breast implants. The majority of cases are easily treated by removing both the implant and the surrounding capsule.


Motiva Implants® include a microchip embedded in the silicone gel. When scanned by a handheld reader, a unique electronic serial number (ESN) gives healthcare providers and patients access to verify the implants without invasive surgery. The company have released a safety notice in regards to the maximum magnetic field a patient can go under when scanned under an MRI. The notice is in relation to a specific MRI scanner, 7 Tesla scan. The 7 Tesla MRI scanner availability is very limited, and mostly used in investigation centres for head and extremities and not the upper chest area. In summary, it is highly unlikely, if not impossible for a patient with Motiva implants to undergo a scan over 3 Tesla. On behalf of Motiva, we would like to inform our patients that have had Motiva implants that it is safe to undergo a scan with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. There is no significant risk to patients. You can find out more information you can visit Motiva’s Q&A section: http://www.motivaimagine.com/support/breast/screening/


Vaser® liposuction FAQs

Vaser® liposuction may be suitable if you have some localised areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise and you want to achieve fat loss and body contouring.


Vaser® liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.


You may be able to return home the same day if you have a local anaesthetic. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.


The recovery time is usually quite quick and you should be able to go back to work after a few days.


Vaser® liposuction can treat any area of the body, but popular areas include hips, thighs, stomach, chin, knees and bottom.


If you gain weight after liposuction, the area treated can also gain some of this weight. However, if you keep a healthy lifestyle and diet, you can continue to have the same results post-treatment.


Vaser® liposuction details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether Vaser® liposuction is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from fat removal and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Vaser® liposuction uses advanced ultrasound technology to effectively break down fat cells without affecting other cells that vibrate at different frequencies. The liquefied fat cells are then removed from the body using a gentle suction process. This can usually be performed under local anaesthetic. The procedure is minimally invasive, which means that only small incisions are made in order to suck out the liquefied fat cells. These incisions are typically too small to require stitches. The procedure usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the number of areas that you want to treat.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For Vaser® liposuction you may be able to leave the hospital on the same day as your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. You may be advised to wear a compression garment during the day for between two and six weeks following the procedure. Usually, you can return to non-physical work after a few days. The improved overall appearance of the treated areas will become apparent in the months following the procedure.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Liposuction FAQs

Our liposculpture procedure is generally suitable for patients who have stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet or exercise, and who want to achieve fat loss and body contouring. Fat removal areas may include the tummy, buttocks, chin, arms and knees. A number of areas can be treated in the same session. A consultation with a surgeon can help you identify the results you could expect.


Liposuction can take between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the areas being treated.


You will normally need to stay in hospital for one night if you have a general anaesthetic. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.


Stubborn fat deposits that can’t be removed by diet or exercise usually occur in areas such as the stomach, thighs, buttocks, sides, back, chest or chin. Liposuction is a fat removal procedure designed to reduce areas of excessive fat in areas that can be resistant to fat loss. It isn’t a weight loss procedure, but enables you to target specific problem areas.


After liposuction, a scar of about a quarter of an inch will be left, placed wherever possible in a body fold or crease. Scars generally fade and reduce in visibility.


Lip surgery FAQs

Lip lift surgery is most suitable for patients who have a thin upper lip and/or a long distance between the nose and upper lip. The procedure can improve the upper lip shape and facial proportions.


Lip reduction surgery is most suitable for patients who have naturally large or asymmetrical lips, or who have excessive lip volume due to lip augmentation with permanent fillers.


Gummy smile correction surgery is most suitable for patients whose upper lip elevates too far above their teeth when they smile, exposing an excessive area of the upper gums.


Lip surgery normally takes around 1 hour under local or general anaesthetic.


Lip surgery can often be performed as a day case. In some cases, depending on the patient, an overnight stay in hospital may be recommended after the procedure.


Male eye bag removal details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the eye area reshaping options available and whether eye bag surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from eye shaping to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Lower blepharoplasty involves making an incision across the natural crease of the lower eyelid close to the lashes. Excess fat and skin tissue is removed to lift and tighten the eye area. The incision is closed hiding the scar beneath the lashes. Eye bag surgery is performed under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For eye bag surgery performed under general anaesthetic, you normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, your eyes will be swollen and bruised and you may have a dressing of sterile tape over your stitches. Your vision may be blurred to start with and we recommend taking two weeks off work to make a full recovery.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time


Male eye bag removal FAQs

When you’re deciding whether to have surgery, it’s reassuring to have all the facts. You’ll be able to ask any questions at your consultation, but here are some that our patients most frequently ask.


The procedure removes excess skin and fat in the area beneath the eyes to provide tauter skin and aims to achieve a more youthful-looking eye area.


During your consultation, your surgeon will explain that the skin will continue to age. It is important to understand that the ageing process will not stop after eye bag surgery.


In the case of eye bag removal, an incision is made close to the lower lashes to minimise the appearance of scarring. During a facelift, incisions are made in the natural crease lines. In both procedures, post-operative scarring should fade over time.


This depends on your individual requirements. One of the experienced surgeons we work with can advise you which procedures would be most suitable to achieve the results you are looking for.


Male liposuction details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether liposuction is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from fat removal and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Liposuction involves inserting of a small tube-like syringe (called a cannula) through a small incision in the skin. The excess fatty deposits are then drawn through the tube to help achieve a smoother, more defined profile. The procedure is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. The procedure usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the number of areas that you want to treat.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For liposuction you will normally need to stay in hospital for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. You may be advised to wear a compression garment during the day for between two and six weeks following the procedure. The improved overall appearance of the treated areas will become apparent in the months following the procedure.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Male liposuction FAQs

Our liposculpture procedure generally suits patients who have stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet or exercise, and who want to achieve fat loss and body contouring. Fat removal areas may include the chest, tummy, buttocks, chin, arms and knees. A number of areas can be treated in the same session. A consultation with a surgeon can help you identify the results you could expect.


Liposuction can take between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the areas being treated.


You will normally need to stay in hospital for one night if you have a general anaesthetic. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.


Stubborn fat deposits that can’t be removed by diet or exercise usually occur in areas such as the stomach, thighs, buttocks, sides, back, chest or chin. Liposuction is a fat removal procedure designed to reduce areas of excessive fat in areas that can be resistant to fat loss. It isn’t a weight loss procedure, but enables you to target specific problem areas.


After liposuction, a scar of about a quarter of an inch will be left, placed wherever possible in a body fold or crease. Scars generally fade and reduce in visibility.


Male tummy tuck details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether tummy tuck surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from muscle placation and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Tummy tuck surgery involves making incisions around the abdominal area. Surplus skin and fat deposits are removed and if necessary muscles will also be tightened to leave a flatter stomach profile. Tummy tuck surgery usually takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For tummy tuck surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, you’ll be fitted with an abdominal binder (compression garment), which you’ll need to wear for the first six weeks of healing. We also recommend that you take a couple of weeks off normal activities to recover.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Male tummy tuck FAQs

Tummy tuck surgery is suitable for patients who want to eliminate excess skin and fatty tissue as a result of weight loss or ageing, along with muscle tightening in the stomach area. The surgery is not in itself a means of losing weight – diet and exercise are the best way to remove unwanted fat. If diet and exercise has not enabled you to reach your target weight, and you have a BMI over 30, bariatric surgery may be a suitable procedure for you. Your surgeon will advise you which form of surgery is most suitable for you.


Tummy tuck surgery usually takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for two nights.


Yes. An incision is generally made from one hip to the other across the lower abdomen, which could later be covered by underwear. The scar can stretch from one side of the lower abdomen to the other depending on the size of the stomach. All scars take time to soften and fade, and this can take up to a year.


You’ll need to wear an appropriate post-surgical compression garment to aid healing. The specialist 3-panel abdominal binder can be purchased at Dolan Park Hospital, where your surgery will take place, or at selected clinics. The three panels of the binder apply the correct pressure to the abdominal area, which stops fluid building up, prevents swelling and reduces bleeding. The binder is fastened with Velcro to allow easy adjustment. Abdominoplasty patients need to wear this binder for six weeks. You will be discharged in one of these post surgery, however due to the length of time the garment needs to be worn patients often feel that is better to replace the garment.


Labiaplasty surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the surgical options available and whether labiaplasty is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from recovery and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Labiaplasty surgery involves carefully reducing and/or reshaping the labia minora and is designed to give a neater appearance. The labia are not completely removed, as they are necessary to protect the delicate internal area. Labiaplasty surgery usually takes around one hour under general anaesthetic. We understand that this is a very sensitive issue for many patients, and you can be assured that you will be treated with the utmost respect, confidentiality and care throughout your labiaplasty procedure.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For labiaplasty surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. You will experience swelling and discomfort after the procedure, but this usually subsides in 1-2 weeks. We will provide pain relief in hospital and also advise on managing any discomfort when you return home. You’ll have a review after 7 and 14 days, and then you’ll see your surgeon again after a month so we can ensure that you are recovering well. Scarring is usually minimal following a labiaplasty and should be hidden as much as possible within the natural folds.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Labiaplasty surgery FAQs

Labiaplasty surgery usually takes around one hour under general anaesthetic.


Labiaplasty surgery usually takes around one hour under general anaesthetic.


After a labiaplasty, you will have a dressing put on in the operating theatre. You will then have a post-op review with a nurse at your local clinic approximately 7 days after your procedure.


You will feel some discomfort following this procedure. However, we will provide pain relief in hospital and also advise on managing any discomfort when you return home. You’ll have a review after 7 and 14 days, and then you’ll see your cosmetic surgeon again after a month so we can ensure that you are recovering well.


We advise that you take one week off work following labia reduction surgery.


Recovery can vary, but you should expect to abstain from intercourse for 3-4 weeks after surgery to allow the area to fully heal.


Scarring should be minimal following a labiaplasty and should be hidden as much as possible within the natural folds.


Vaginal tightening details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the surgical options available and whether vaginal tightening is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from recovery and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Vaginal tightening surgery involves shortening the stretched muscles at the back of your vagina with dissolvable stitches and removing any excess skin. This tightens the vaginal muscles and surrounding soft tissues, making the diameter of your vagina smaller. Vaginal tightening surgery usually takes around one hour under general anaesthetic. When the muscles and ligaments in the vagina become weaker, it can leave the bladder, bowel and womb unsupported, and they can begin to push through the vaginal wall. This can lead to problems with the ability to pass urine and stools. Surgery can make the vagina feel tighter and more comfortable, and any problems with passing urine may be resolved.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For vaginal tightening surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. You’ll be given pain relief while in hospital and advice on managing the pain and discomfort when you return home. The early recovery stage will pass, but if you have any concerns, you will have 24/7 contact details for our nursing team. You should be able to return to work about one week after surgery and expect to be fully recovered in four weeks. You will need to abstain from sexual intercourse for 4-8 weeks, depending on your recovery.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Vaginal tightening FAQs

Vaginal tightening surgery usually takes around one hour under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, you’ll need to stay in hospital for one night.


Vaginal tightening surgery tightens the stretched tissues and pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. The surgeon will also remove any excess skin to reduce the overall size of the vagina.


You should expect your vagina and the internal and external surrounding area to be quite swollen and sore after surgery. It is a sensitive area, so walking and sitting may be uncomfortable at first. You’ll be given pain relief while in hospital and advice on managing the pain and discomfort when you return home. An ice pack wrapped in cloth may also give you some relief. The early recovery stage will pass, but if you have any concerns, you will have 24/7 contact details for our nursing team.


You should be able to return to work about one week after surgery and expect to be fully recovered in four weeks. You will need to abstain from sexual intercourse for 4-8 weeks, depending on your recovery.


Body contouring details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether body lift surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from the combination of procedures and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Body lift procedures are performed under general anaesthetic. Body lift surgery involves a combination of surgical techniques to reshape and contour the body. This may include: Upper body lift: This concentrates on the back, abdomen and breasts. Back fat rolls are removed and the waist is made narrower. Excess skin under the breasts can also be removed and tightened. This procedure can include a breast uplift for women, or a male breast reduction for men. Lower body lift: This begins with a belt-like incision above the buttocks and outer thighs, followed by performing a tummy tuck. This type of surgery is also known as a belt lipectomy, excess skin is removed from the tummy and then restitched and tightened. Liposuction is often used to eliminate any unwanted fatty tissue. Thigh lift: This involves removing excess skin and fat from the inner and outer thighs. Liposuction is often used to eliminate unwanted fatty tissue. Arm lift: This procedure trims away excess skin to leave a slimmer and more toned contour. Liposuction can also be used to eliminate unwanted fatty tissue. Breast uplift: This may be used on patients who have lost volume in their breasts. The nipple can be moved and the breast reshaped and lifted to produce a lifted and firmer result. Breast implants can be used if the patient is also unhappy with breast size. Buttock lift: This removes excess skin and fatty tissue and tightens the remaining skin to help give a smoother and firmer appearance.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For body lift surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for at least one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Body contouring FAQs

The consultation with your surgeon is an opportunity to have an open discussion about what aspects of your body you are unhappy with, how the condition may have arisen and the results you may be likely to achieve. The surgeon will recommend the best course of treatment.


You can discuss this with your cosmetic surgeon, who may recommend that the procedures are carried out in stages, to lessen the strain put on the body during the recovery process.


Yes, we see patients who have lost weight through any type of weight loss method.


Buttock lift details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether buttock lift surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from fat transfer and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Buttock lift surgery involves a combination of surgical techniques to reshape and lift the bottom. Excess skin is cut away, and liposuction may be used to remove excess fat. The remaining skin is then lifted by an incision at the top of the buttocks, which can help to achieve a firmer contour. Generally this operation leaves a scar along the upper buttock, but this can go down the sides if a further incision is required. If you only have a small area of excess skin at the bottom of your buttocks, the scar can usually be hidden by the buttock crease. The butt lift procedure is performed under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For buttock lift surgery you’ll normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Buttock lift FAQs

The consultation with your surgeon is an opportunity to have an open discussion about what aspects of your buttocks you are unhappy with, how the condition may have arisen and the results you may be likely to achieve. The surgeon will recommend the best course of treatment. If you wish to have excess fat removed rather than excess skin, liposuction may be a more suitable procedure.


We advise that you rest for at least a week after your buttock lift procedure, and be extra careful when sitting. You will be in some pain and discomfort and will have swelling and bruising around the treated area for approximately 4 weeks.


In the case of a buttock lift, scarring is usually around the top and the sides of the buttocks. However these may be hidden by underwear and swimwear. Scarring can take around a year to fade.


You shouldn’t participate in any exercise until approximately 4-6 weeks after your operation.


Liposuction details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether liposuction is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from fat removal and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Liposuction involves inserting of a small tube-like syringe (called a cannula) through a small incision in the skin. The excess fatty deposits are then drawn through the tube to help achieve a smoother, more defined profile. The procedure is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. The procedure usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the number of areas that you want to treat.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For liposuction you will normally need to stay in hospital for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. You may be advised to wear a compression garment during the day for between two and six weeks following the procedure. The improved overall appearance of the treated areas will become apparent in the months following the procedure.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Gastric band banding surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss the weight loss options available and whether gastric band surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from aftercare and dietary changes to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead.Bariatric surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your weight loss procedure, aftercare and dietary guidelines. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s weight loss management expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your whole experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Gastric band surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic. Gastric banding involves placing a fully adjustable silicone ring around the top of the stomach to stimulate specific nerve endings in the stomach wall. Once the band has been adjusted sufficiently, this helps to create a feeling of satisfaction on smaller portions of food. A port is placed under the skin, which is easily accessible for adjustments of the band. Using a keyhole technique means that for most patients there will be very little scarring.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For gastric band surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for at least one night following your procedure. However, sometimes the procedure can be performed as a day case. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


When you have a gastric band, the surgery is only the start of your journey. At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare for 2 or 4 years, depending on the package you have purchased: · Unlimited band assessments with our highly trained nurses and dietitians, and adjustments when clinically indicated · Surgical cover for 2 or 4 years including post-op surgery for port adjustment, port replacement, port reconnection, correction for band slippage or erosion, and X-rays · Access to a dedicated weight loss support team who can help with booking appointments, emotional support, practical ideas and solutions · 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.


Gastric band banding surgery FAQs

You’ll need to stay in hospital for at least one night after your procedure.


We recommend that you take a week of work to aid your recovery.


Gastric bands are designed to help you lose weight gradually. The amount you lose will depend on committing to a healthy lifestyle and following your specialist dietitian’s advice to get the best results for you.


This varies from person to person. The first adjustment (if indicated) takes place a minimum of 5 weeks following surgery. Sometimes, simply having the band in place but without being tightened is enough to provide sufficient benefit. However, it usually takes about 4 to 6 months to reach a level where you are comfortably and consistently losing weight. After the first adjustment, band adjustments must be a minimum of three weeks apart, if indicated. We advise patients to take their lead from our specialist dietitians when deciding whether an adjustment is indicated. This helps you recognise how your own eating patterns and food choices help to activate the fluid in your band and how you can work with it.


The gastric band is designed to stay with you for life to assist you in achieving your target weight. However, it can be removed if you wanted to reverse the procedure.


Nipple correction FAQs

Nipple correction surgery usually takes around one hour under local anaesthetic.


Many nipple correction procedures can be carried out on an outpatient basis, which means you should be able to leave hospital on the same day as your surgery.


Yes, nipple correction can be performed in conjunction with other breast surgery such as enlargement or uplift.


Yes, there is a separate procedure for male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia, which can create a sleek, trim physique by removing the excess fat and skin from the chest area. Read more about our gynaecomastia procedure.


Breast uplift detail

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the breast uplift options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from breast size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Breast uplift surgery involves making several incisions in your breasts to remove and tighten the skin. The incisions are usually made around the areola and run vertically down the breast and along the crease of the breast. A section of loose skin is removed from beneath the breast. Your nipples will then be re-positioned and the areola area around the nipple may be reduced in size to suit your new breast shape. Breast uplift surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For breast uplift surgery you may need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one or two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we’ll advise you on the type of bra you need to wear. We also recommend that you take a week off work to give your body plenty of time to heal. Although your breasts may feel swollen at first, they’ll settle into their new shape in a few months when you’ll be able to see the final results.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time


Breast uplift FAQs

Patients with small, sagging breasts usually benefit the most from breast uplift surgery. If your breasts are too large, gravity may make them sag again. If you are planning more children in the future, you may want to postpone surgery as pregnancy may stretch your breasts again. Your surgeon will advise you which form of breast surgery is most suitable for you, but only you can decide whether to go ahead. Although no surgeon can give a guarantee, cosmetic surgery should not be scheduled unless there is a good chance you will be pleased with the result.


Patients with small, sagging breasts usually benefit the most from breast uplift surgery. If your breasts are too large, gravity may make them sag again. If you are planning more children in the future, you may want to postpone surgery as pregnancy may stretch your breasts again. Your surgeon will advise you which form of breast surgery is most suitable for you, but only you can decide whether to go ahead. Although no surgeon can give a guarantee, cosmetic surgery should not be scheduled unless there is a good chance you will be pleased with the result.


Breast uplift surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.


The scar for a breast lift is usually placed around the nipple, from the nipple to the natural crease under the breast and then along the crease of the breast. Various methods may leave different scars. All scars take time to soften and fade. The scar is usually red and raised for the first month or two after your operation and you will not see the final appearance of your scar until up to a year after surgery.


When too much volume has been lost to achieve a full breast shape an implant may be necessary. In some cases a breast enlargement is performed at the same time as a breast uplift to increase the overall size of the bust.


Motiva Implants® include a microchip embedded in the silicone gel. When scanned by a handheld reader, a unique electronic serial number (ESN) gives healthcare providers and patients access to verify the implants without invasive surgery. The company have released a safety notice in regards to the maximum magnetic field a patient can go under when scanned under an MRI. The notice is in relation to a specific MRI scanner, 7 Tesla scan. The 7 Tesla MRI scanner availability is very limited, and mostly used in investigation centres for head and extremities and not the upper chest area. In summary, it is highly unlikely, if not impossible for a patient with Motiva implants to undergo a scan over 3 Tesla. On behalf of Motiva, we would like to inform our patients that have had Motiva implants that it is safe to undergo a scan with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. There is no significant risk to patients. You can find out more information you can visit Motiva’s Q&A section: http://www.motivaimagine.com/support/breast/screening/


Breast reduction details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the breast reduction options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from breast size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Breast reduction surgery involves making incisions in the breasts. Your surgeon will carefully and skilfully remove excess skin and breast tissue. They will also take care to reshape the breasts and reposition the nipples to create a higher bustline. Breast reduction surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For breast reduction surgery you will normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we’ll advise you on the type of bra you need to wear. We also recommend that you take 1-2 weeks off work to give your body plenty of time to heal. Although your breasts may feel swollen at first, they’ll settle into their new shape in a few months when you’ll be able to see the final results.


At THG, we offer a free package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time.


Breast reduction FAQs

A breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief to help reduce the patient’s physical discomfort or any embarrassment caused by very large or sagging breasts.


Breast reduction surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for two nights.


Each patient’s breast reduction surgery is different. Your surgeon will examine you and discuss the achievable reduction in size.


All cosmetic surgery is associated with bruising, so you should expect this for 7-10 days after your breast reduction. Some patients remain bruised for longer and in rare cases for up to a month or more. You may start to see the results quickly but you will not see the final benefits of your surgery for many months.


Yes, there is a separate procedure for male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia, which can create a sleek, trim physique by removing the excess fat and skin from the chest area. Read more about our gynaecomastia procedure.


Breast enlargement and uplift details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the breast enlargement and uplift options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from implant size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Breast enlargement and uplift surgery involves making several incisions in your breasts to remove and tighten the skin. The incisions are usually made around the areola and run vertically down the breast and along the crease of the breast. Your breast implants to be carefully positioned either in front of or behind the pectoral (chest) muscle. A section of loose skin is removed from beneath the breast. Your nipples will then be re-positioned and the areola area around the nipple may be reduced in size to suit your new breast shape. Breast enlargement and uplift surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For breast enlargement and uplift surgery you’ll normally need hospital where your surgery has taken place for one or two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we’ll advise you on the type of bra you need to wear. We also recommend that you take a week off work to give your body plenty of time to heal. Although your breasts may feel slightly swollen at first, they’ll settle into their new shape in a few months, when you’ll be able to see the final results.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time · Motiva breast implants – manaufacturers warranty for capsulsar contracture is 5 years.


Breast enlargement and uplift FAQs

At The Hospital Group, we use breast implants from the world’s leading supplier. We offer Motiva, Mentor and Natrelle implants, and your surgeon can advise you on the best option for you. Motiva breast implants: · 5 years capsular contracture cover · Unique Q inside safety technology – next generation of breast implants · BluSeal – patented barrier layer indicator · TrueMonobloc – high performance shell · Choice of two controlled surfaces – velvet or silk. Natrelle breast implants: · Unique BIOCELL™ texture – studies show lower incidence of capsular contracture · Constructed with 6 layers of cohesive silicone gel · Includes a 360° INTRASHIEL™ barrier layer to minimise silicone diffusion · Over 500 implant choices. We also offer Mentor implants, which offer other benefits, which you can discuss with your surgeon when you book a consultation.


Breast enlargement and uplift surgery normally takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.


Breast implants are not designed to last forever, but they don’t have a specific lifespan. Most surgeons say it’s wise to have your implants replaced between 10 to 20 years after the original procedure. Even if you haven’t experienced any problems with them, we recommend getting your implants checked over by a surgeon around 10 years after your surgery to make sure everything’s still okay.


‘Over’ or ‘above the muscle’ procedures involve placing the breast implant in front of your breast muscle, which means it’s more superficial and sits just below the breast tissue. This might be the best option for you if you have some breast tissue already or if you’re restoring fullness to deflated breasts. ‘Under’ or ‘behind the muscle’ refers to an implant that sits behind the breast muscle. This is suitable for patients with very small breasts who have very little breast fat. This method reduces the likelihood of your breast implants showing and gives a more natural looking result but it’s more difficult to place larger implants this way. Your surgeon will discuss with you the results you want to achieve from breast surgery and will advise the best implant placement for your body.


After discussing the look you want to achieve, your surgeon will make his/her recommendations on which size of implant to go for and explain their choice to you. Although your surgeon will be able to give you an estimation of your new breast size based on the implant size and the current size of your breasts, we can’t guarantee exactly what size your breasts will be after surgery.


The scar is usually placed around the nipple, from the nipple to the natural crease under the breast and then along the crease of the breast. Various methods may leave different scars. All scars take time to soften and fade. The scar is usually red and raised for the first month or two after your operation and you will not see the final appearance of your scar until up to a year after surgery.


Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is an extremely rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer involving the cells of the immune system. ALCL can affect 1 in 24,000 patients who have breast implants. It is important to emphasise the extremely low probability of ALCL occurring in patients with breast implants. The majority of cases are easily treated by removing both the implant and the surrounding capsule.


Motiva Implants® include a microchip embedded in the silicone gel. When scanned by a handheld reader, a unique electronic serial number (ESN) gives healthcare providers and patients access to verify the implants without invasive surgery. The company have released a safety notice in regards to the maximum magnetic field a patient can go under when scanned under an MRI. The notice is in relation to a specific MRI scanner, 7 Tesla scan. The 7 Tesla MRI scanner availability is very limited, and mostly used in investigation centres for head and extremities and not the upper chest area. In summary, it is highly unlikely, if not impossible for a patient with Motiva implants to undergo a scan over 3 Tesla. On behalf of Motiva, we would like to inform our patients that have had Motiva implants that it is safe to undergo a scan with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. There is no significant risk to patients. You can find out more information you can visit Motiva’s Q&A section: http://www.motivaimagine.com/support/breast/screening/


Breast enlargement details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the breast enlargement options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from implant size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Breast enlargement involves making incisions in your breasts, either in the crease under your breast, around the nipple or towards your armpit. This allows for your breast implants to be carefully positioned either in front of or behind the pectoral (chest) muscle. Breast enlargement surgery usually takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For breast enlargement surgery you may need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we’ll advise you on the type of bra you need to wear. We also recommend that you take a week off work to give your body plenty of time to heal. Although your breasts may feel slightly swollen at first, they’ll settle in six to eight weeks when you’ll be able to see the final results.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time · Motiva breast implants – manaufacturers warranty for capsulsar contracture is 5 years.


Breast enlargement FAQs

At The Hospital Group, we use breast implants from the world’s leading supplier. We offer Motiva and Mentor implants, and your surgeon can advise you on the best option for you. Motiva breast implants: · 5 years capsular contracture cover · Unique Q inside safety technology – next generation of breast implants · BluSeal – patented barrier layer indicator · TrueMonobloc – high performance shell · Choice of two controlled surfaces – velvet or silk. We also offer Mentor implants, which offer other benefits, which you can discuss with your surgeon when you book a consultation.


Breast enlargement surgery normally takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic.


You may be able to return home the same day, but many of our patients require an overnight stay in one of our hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


Breast implants are not designed to last forever, but they don’t have a specific lifespan. Most surgeons say it’s wise to have your implants replaced between 10 to 20 years after the original procedure. Even if you haven’t experienced any problems with them, we recommend getting your implants checked over by a surgeon around 10 years after your surgery to make sure everything’s still okay.


‘Over’ or ‘above the muscle’ procedures involve placing the breast implant in front of your breast muscle, which means it’s more superficial and sits just below the breast tissue. This might be the best option for you if you have some breast tissue already or if you’re restoring fullness to deflated breasts. ‘Under’ or ‘behind the muscle’ refers to an implant that sits behind the breast muscle. This is suitable for patients with very small breasts who have very little breast fat. This method reduces the likelihood of your breast implants showing and gives a more natural looking result but it’s more difficult to place larger implants this way. Your surgeon will discuss with you the results you want to achieve from breast surgery and will advise the best implant placement for your body.


After discussing the look you want to achieve, your surgeon will make his/her recommendations on which size of implant to go for and explain their choice to you. Although your surgeon will be able to give you an estimation of your new breast size based on the implant size and the current size of your breasts, we can’t guarantee exactly what size your breasts will be after surgery.


You can expect minor scarring from your breast enlargement surgery, but these usually fade significantly over time and become much less noticeable. Your surgeon will explain to you where the incisions will be made to place your implants; one method leaves a scar under the breast hidden in the crease, or your surgeon might use an approach where the incisions are made around the areola or through the armpit.


Yes – in fact, if your breasts have lost volume, your surgeon might also recommend having a breast uplift in order to achieve the look you want.


Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is an extremely rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer involving the cells of the immune system. ALCL can affect 1 in 24,000 patients who have breast implants. It is important to emphasise the extremely low probability of ALCL occurring in patients with breast implants. The majority of cases are easily treated by removing both the implant and the surrounding capsule.


Motiva Implants® include a microchip embedded in the silicone gel. When scanned by a handheld reader, a unique electronic serial number (ESN) gives healthcare providers and patients access to verify the implants without invasive surgery. The company have released a safety notice in regards to the maximum magnetic field a patient can go under when scanned under an MRI. The notice is in relation to a specific MRI scanner, 7 Tesla scan. The 7 Tesla MRI scanner availability is very limited, and mostly used in investigation centres for head and extremities and not the upper chest area. In summary, it is highly unlikely, if not impossible for a patient with Motiva implants to undergo a scan over 3 Tesla. On behalf of Motiva, we would like to inform our patients that have had Motiva implants that it is safe to undergo a scan with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. There is no significant risk to patients. You can find out more information you can visit Motiva’s Q&A section: http://www.motivaimagine.com/support/breast/screening/


Gastric balloon details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with your procedure, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss the weight loss options available and whether a gastric balloon is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the procedure, from aftercare and dietary changes to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your procedureif you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead.Bariatric procedures are a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your weight loss procedure, aftercare and dietary guidelines. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s weight loss management expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your procedure, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. The procedure involves inserting a gastric balloon through the mouth and into the stomach, and then inflating it with saline. The balloon takes up space in the stomach, which gives a feeling of fullness and reduces your appetite for food. As it is non-surgical, a general anaesthetic is normally not required.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly.All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. For a gastric balloon procedure, you should be able to return home on the same day.Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon.


When you have a gastric balloon, the procedure is only the start of your journey. At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare for 7or 13 months, depending on the type of balloon your surgeon advises: Access to a dedicated weight loss support team who can help with booking appointments, emotional support, practical ideas and solutions Specialist support from a bariatric surgeon, dietitians and nurses Removal of balloon after 6 or 12 months, then a further month of follow-up by our specialist team 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.


Gastric balloon FAQs

When you’re deciding whether to have surgery, it’s reassuring to have all the facts. You’ll be able to ask any questions at your consultation, but here are some that our patients most frequently ask.


The gastric balloon is more suited to patients who have some weight to lose but who are not obese. Usually,patients most suitable to havea gastric balloon are those with a BMI of 27-30kg/m2. However,the procedure is dependent on a bariatric surgeon’s opinion. All our weight-loss patients have an in-depth consultation to discuss the most suitable procedure for them.


No, the gastric balloon is a non-surgical, day-case procedure, so you should be able to return home without an overnight stay in hospital.


A gastric balloon is designed to help you lose weight over a short-term, 6 or 12-month period. The amount you lose will depend on eating healthily and following the dietitian’s advice to get the best results. The average weight loss of patients after 6 months is 25-50% of excess weight – for most people with a starting BMI of 27-30kg/m2, this is around 15kg (just over 2 stone).


You’ll have regular consultations with our team of dietitians to learn more about managing your weight in the long term, including nutrition, exercise, eating behaviours and psychological issues related to food.


The balloon will stay in place for 6 or 12 months depending on the type of balloon advised by your surgeon. This helps to set new healthy eating patterns and is then deflated and removed after 6 or 12 months.


Gastric sleeve details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss the weight loss options available and whether gastric sleeve surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from aftercare and dietary changes to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead.Bariatric surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your weight loss procedure, aftercare and dietary guidelines. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s weight loss management expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. The gastric sleeve procedure is usually carried out as keyhole surgery. It involves vertical removal of up to 75% of the stomach area to leave a thin sleeve. The stomach continues to function as normal, but the smaller sizerestricts the amount you can eat and makes you feel full after smaller meals. It also aims to drop appetite hormone levels to reduce your appetite. Less stomach acid is produced, which can affect the absorption of some vitamins and minerals and so supplements are required for life. Gastric sleeve surgery is non-reversible.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly.For gastric sleeve surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for 2-3 nights. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


When you have a gastric sleeve, the surgery is only the start of your journey. At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare for 2 years: Access to a dedicated weight loss support team who can help with booking appointments, emotional support, practical ideas and solutions Specialist support from a bariatric surgeon, dietitians and nurses Surgical cover for 6 months 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.


Gastric sleeve FAQs

The gastric sleeve is more invasive than a gastric band, but not such a major operation as a gastric bypass. Itmay therefore suit patients for whom the bypass is inadvisable due to health complications.Usually,patients most suitable to have gastric sleeve surgery are those with a BMI of 40kg/m2 or over, although if your BMI is between 30kg/m2 and 40kg/m2, you may be considered, especially if you have obesity-related conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and even more so if you are from an Asian background (source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline 189, 2014). However, surgery is dependent on a bariatric surgeon’s opinion and your individual circumstances. All our weight-loss surgery patients have an in-depth consultation prior to surgery to discuss the most suitable procedure for them.


You will normally stay in hospital for 2-3 nights after your surgery.


The sleeve is a procedure that reduces the stomach size. It is less invasive than the bypass, which also involves re-routing and re-connecting the intestines.


No. Like the bypass, the sleeve is a non-reversible procedure.


The sleeve works to reduce portion sizes, not specific food types. Compared to the bypass, there are fewer restrictions on the types of food that patients can consume. However, some patients may struggle with certain textures of food such as bread or red meat.


Gastric bypass details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss the weight loss options available and whether gastric bypass surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from aftercare and dietary changes to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead.Bariatric surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your weight loss procedure, aftercare and dietary guidelines. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s weight loss management expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Gastric bypass surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic. There are several varieties of bypass, but all involve dividing the stomach to create a small stomach pouch and then attaching a section of the small intestine to the pouch, therefore bypassing part of the small intestine. The smaller stomach pouch restricts the amount of food you can eat, and is designed to make you feel full after smaller meals. It also aims to drop appetite hormone levels to reduce your appetite. Bypassing part of the small intestine reduces the amount of calories you absorb from food, as well as vitamins and minerals and so supplements are required for life. Gastric bypass surgery is non-reversible.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For gastric bypass surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for 2-4 nights, depending on your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


When you have a gastric bypass, the surgery is only the start of your journey. At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare for 2 years: Access to a dedicated weight loss support team who can help with booking appointments, emotional support, practical ideas and solutions Specialist support from a bariatric surgeon, dietitians and nurses Surgical cover for 6 months 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.


Gastric bypass FAQs

This depends on the patient and the surgeon but usually gastric bypass operations take between 90 minutes and two hours if performed by keyhole surgery (almost always the case). If you are having your gastric band removed at the same time, the operation will usually take longer, but you can discuss this with your surgeon.


This again depends on the patient and the surgeon, but usually you’ll need to stay in hospital for 2-3 nights, although sometimes you may be able to go home after one night.


For the seriously obese, the benefits of the gastric bypass procedure tend to outweigh the risks. The benefits generally include: Improvements in risk factors for heart disease and cancer Up to 85% of patients with hypertension will be off medication (source: National Bariatric Surgery Registry Report 2014) Cholesterol levels will fall 80% ofType 2 diabetics will be off medication after 3 years (source: National Bariatric Surgery Registry Report 2014) Improvements in a range of conditions, including sleep apnoea, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, reflux, fatigue and shortness of breath Patients report less depression, improved self-esteem and confidence, along with an increased sense of wellbeing.


After 2-3 months, most patients are back on a varied diet of solid food. However, some patients may struggle with certain textures of food such as bread or red meat. In addition, a phenomenon known as Dumping Syndrome can occur if too much sugar is consumed – this results in symptoms such as dizziness, sweating, palpitations and bloating. Often patients say that these symptoms help to discourage them from eating too much sugar, which can then enhance weight loss.


As with any surgery, there can be operative and long-term complications and risks associated with gastric bypass, including: Bleeding Complications due to anaesthesia and medications Infections Blood clots on the lung Deep vein thrombosis Wound breakdown Leaks from the staple line Injury to the spleen Marginal ulcers.


Gastric band details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss the weight loss options available and whether gastric band surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from aftercare and dietary changes to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead.Bariatric surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your weight loss procedure, aftercare and dietary guidelines.This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s weight loss management expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Gastric banding involves placing a fully adjustable silicone ring around the top of the stomach to stimulate specific nerve ending in the stomach wall. Once the band has been adjusted sufficiently, this helps to create a feeling of satisfaction on smaller portions of food. A port is placed under the skin, which is easily accessible for adjustments of the band. Using a keyhole technique means that for most patients there will be very little scarring.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly.For gastric band surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for at least one night following your procedure. However, sometimes the procedure can be performed as a day case. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


When you have a gastric band, the surgery is only the start of your journey. At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare for up-to 6 years, depending on the package your have purchased: Unlimited band assessments with our highly trained nurses and dietitians, and adjustments when clinically indicated Surgical cover for up-to 6 years including post-op surgery for port adjustment, port replacement, port reconnection, correction for band slippage or erosion, and X-rays Access to a dedicated weight loss support team who can help with booking appointments, emotional support, practical ideas and solutions 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.


Nipple correction details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the nipple correction options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from nipple lift, nipple reduction and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. There are various methods of surgery depending on whether you need to correct inverted nipples, reduce enlarged nipples or have an areola reduction. To correct inverted nipples, an incision is usually made at the base of the nipple to release the tissue that is causing the nipple to retract. Enlarged nipples can be reduced by removing part of the nipple tissue. The areola can be reduced by removing a circular part of the outer areola and bringing the surrounding skin inwards. Nipple correction surgery usually takes around one hour under local anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For nipple correction surgery you will normally be able to leave hospital on the same day following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we recommend that you take 1-2 days off work to give your body time to heal.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time


Nose surgery FAQs

‘Nose job’ surgery normally takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


You’ll normally need to stay in hospital overnight after nose surgery.


At your consultation, you can discuss what you want to change about your nose with the surgeon. You can agree what size and shape nose you would like to achieve. There are many considerations to be taken into account and these will be discussed during your consultation with your surgeon.


Many plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty from within the nose, making their incision inside the nostrils so scarring is undetectable. Occasionally an open procedure (operating on the outside of the nose) is more suitable, especially in complicated cases. This may leave very fine scars.


After your rhinoplasty surgery is completed, you will have a plaster cast that is applied in the operating theatre. It is important that this plaster cast is not removed for a period of at least 7-10 days.


Nose surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the rhinoplasty options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from nose size and shape to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Rhinoplasty involves making incisions in your nose. These are usually made inside the nose, so you won’t be able to see any scars, but for some procedures an incision in the skin between your nostrils may be made, or at either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For nose surgery you normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, your nose is likely to be bruised and swollen and you may also have bruising around the eyes. You may have dressings inside each nostril at first, and you will also have a splint over your nose to help support it, which you’ll need to keep in place for 7-10 days. It will be at least two weeks before the bruising begins to fade and several months before your nose settles into its new shape. Many patients decide to take time off work during this period.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time


Gastric band removal details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss the weight loss options available and whether gastric band removal or conversion is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from aftercare and dietary changes to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Bariatric surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your weight loss procedure, aftercare and dietary guidelines. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s weight loss management expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. As with fitting a gastric band, removal of the band is keyhole surgical procedure under general anaesthetic. This involves removing the silicone ring from the top of the stomach and removing the port. If you decide to go ahead with conversion surgery, the gastric band will be removed first. Read more about converting to a gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For gastric band removal surgery you’ll normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for at least one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


When you have a gastric band conversion, the surgery is only the start of your journey. At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare for two years: · Access to a dedicated weight loss support team who can help with booking appointments, emotional support, practical ideas and solutions · Specialist support from a bariatric surgeon, dieticians and nurses · Surgical cover for 6 months · 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.


Gastric band conversion FAQs

The gastric band is designed to stay with you for life to assist you in getting to your target weight. However, it can be removed if you want to reverse the procedure.


Occasionally patients experience problems such as heartburn. If this doesn’t respond to medication, it may be advisable to remove the gastric band and convert to a different procedure. If band slippage or erosion has occurred, this may also require the band to be removed.


Some patients decide to convert to a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve to help them to fully achieve their weight loss goals.


The sleeve is a procedure that reduces the stomach size. It is less invasive than the bypass, which involves reducing the stomach size and re-routing and re-connecting the intestines.


Gastric band to gastric sleeve surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss the weight loss options available and whether gastric sleeve surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from aftercare and dietary changes to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Bariatric surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your weight loss procedure, aftercare and dietary guidelines. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s weight loss management expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Gastric sleeve surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and is usually carried out as keyhole surgery. First, your gastric band will be removed before proceeding with the gastric sleeve. The surgery involves vertical removal of up to 75% of the stomach area to leave a thin sleeve. The stomach continues to function as normal, but the smaller size restricts the amount you can eat and makes you feel full after smaller meals. It can also help to drop appetite hormone levels to reduce your appetite. Less stomach acid is produced, which can affect the absorption of some vitamins and minerals and so supplements are required for life. Gastric sleeve surgery is non-reversible.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For gastric sleeve surgery you’ll normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for 2-3 nights. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


When you have a gastric sleeve, the surgery is only the start of your journey. At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare for two years: · Access to a dedicated weight loss support team who can help with booking appointments, emotional support, practical ideas and solutions · Specialist support from a bariatric surgeon, dieticians and nurses · Surgical cover for 6 months · 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.


Gastric band to gastric sleeve surgery FAQs

The gastric sleeve is more invasive than a gastric band, but less invasive than a gastric bypass. Itmay therefore suit patients for whom the bypass is inadvisable due to health complications. Usually, patients most suitable to have gastric sleeve surgery are those with a BMI of 40kg/m2 or over, although if your BMI is between 30kg/m2 and 40kg/m2 you may be considered, especially if you have an obesity-related condition such as Type 2 diabetes and even more so if you are from an Asian background (source: NICE clinical guideline 189, 2014). Conversion surgery is also considered in patients who have achieved significant weight loss in the interests of maintaining this loss. However, surgery is dependent on a bariatric surgeon’s opinion and your individual circumstances. All our weight-loss surgery patients have an in-depth consultation prior to surgery to discuss the most suitable procedure for them.


You’ll normally need to stay in hospital for 2-3 nights after your surgery.


The sleeve is a procedure that reduces the stomach size. It is less invasive than the bypass, which also involves re-routing and re-connecting the intestines.


No. Like the bypass, the sleeve is a non-reversible procedure.


The sleeve works to reduce portion sizes, rather than specific food types. Compared to a gastric bypass, there are fewer restrictions on the types of food that patients can consume. However, some patients may struggle with certain textures of food such as bread or red meat.


Gastric band to gastric bypass surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss the weight loss options available and whether gastric bypass surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from aftercare and dietary changes to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead.Bariatric surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your weight loss procedure, aftercare and dietary guidelines. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s weight loss management expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Gastric bypass surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic. First, your gastric band will be removed before proceeding with the gastric bypass. There are several varieties of bypass, but all involve dividing the stomach to create a small stomach pouch and then attaching a section of the small intestine to the pouch, therefore bypassing part of the small intestine. The smaller stomach pouch restricts the amount of food you can eat, and is designed to make you feel full after smaller meals. It also aims to drop appetite hormone levels to reduce your appetite. Bypassing part of the small intestine reduces the amount of calories you absorb from food, as well as vitamins and minerals and so supplements are required for life. Gastric bypass surgery is non-reversible.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For gastric bypass surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for around 2-4 nights depending on your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed on the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort.


When you have a gastric bypass, the surgery is only the start of your journey. At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare for 2 years: · Access to a dedicated weight loss support team who can help with booking appointments, emotional support, practical ideas and solutions · Specialist support from a bariatric surgeon, dietitians and nurses · Surgical cover for 6 months · 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.


Gastric band to gastric bypass surgery FAQs

Usually, patients most suitable to have a gastric bypass are those with a BMI of 40kg/m2 or over. You may be considered if your BMI is between 30kg/m2 and 40kg/m2, especially if you have an obesity-related condition such as Type 2 diabetes and even more so if you are from an Asian background (source: NICE clinical guideline 189, 2014). Conversion surgery is also considered in patients who have achieved significant weight loss in the interests of maintaining this loss. However, surgery is dependent on a bariatric surgeon’s opinion and your individual circumstances. All our weight-loss surgery patients have an in-depth consultation prior to surgery to discuss the most suitable procedure for them.


This depends on the patient and the surgeon but usually gastric bypass operations take between 90 minutes and two hours if performed by keyhole surgery (almost always the case). If you are having your gastric band removed at the same time, the operation will usually take longer, but you can discuss this with your surgeon.


This again depends on the patient and the surgeon, but usually you’ll need to stay in hospital for 2-3 nights, although sometimes you may be able to go home after one night.


For the seriously obese, the benefits of the gastric bypass procedure tend to outweigh the risks. The benefits generally include: · Improvements in risk factors for heart disease and cancer · Up to 85% of patients with hypertension will come off medication (source: National Bariatric Surgery Registry Report 2014) · Cholesterol levels will fall · 80% of Type 2 diabetics will come off medication after 3 years (source: National Bariatric Surgery Registry Report 2014) · Improvements in a range of conditions, including sleep apnoea, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, reflux, fatigue and shortness of breath · Many patients report less depression, improved self-esteem and confidence, along with an increased sense of wellbeing.


After 2-3 months, most patients are back on a varied diet of solid food. However, some patients may struggle with certain textures of food such as bread or red meat. In addition, a phenomenon known as Dumping Syndrome can occur if too much sugar is consumed – this results in symptoms such as dizziness, sweating, palpitations and bloating. Often patients say that these symptoms help to discourage them from eating too much sugar, which can then enhance weight loss.


As with any surgery, there can be operative and long-term complications and risks associated with gastric bypass, including: · Bleeding · Complications due to anaesthesia and medications · Infections · Blood clots on the lung · Deep vein thrombosis · Wound breakdown · Leaks from the staple line · Injury to the spleen · Marginal ulcers


Facelift surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the facelift options available and whether surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from the various types of facelift to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your procedure, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Facelift surgery involves making incisions, which normally begin above the hairline at the temples, follow the natural line in front of the ear, curve behind the earlobe and along the lower scalp. Facial tissue and muscle are then separated, fat may be trimmed or suctioned and underlying muscle may be tightened. The excess skin is pulled up and back, trimmed and sutured into position. A full facelift procedure usually takes around 4 hours under general anaesthetic. The one-stitch lift procedure is performed as a day case under local anaesthetic. It takes around 30 minutes and involves minimal recovery time. Silhouette Lift is a non-invasive procedure used to lift and reposition sagging mid-face tissue. It is performed as a day case under local anaesthetic, taking around one hour. It is best suited to correcting signs of ageing in the nasolabial folds, the expression lines and the jawline. Silhouette Soft is a non-invasive procedure used to counteract the effects of facial volume loss. It can redefine the facial features in a 30-minute treatment without any incisions and with minimal downtime.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For facelift surgery performed under general anaesthetic, you normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one or two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following facelift surgery, the initial bruising should last 7-10 days, so it’s advisable to have some time at home before returning to work or normal activities.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Facelift surgery FAQs

Facelift surgery is most suitable for patients who have jowls, loose neck skin and a general saggy appearance to the skin on the face and neck. If you also have wrinkles, non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment can be combined with a facelift to help improve the overall result.


This depends on the type of facelift surgery. A full facelift procedure usually takes around 4 hours under general anaesthetic.


Following the procedure, you’ll need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.


Yes, if that’s what you need. Your surgeon will advise on the best treatment for your requirements. As well as the facelift, we offer eyelid surgery, eye bag removal and brow lift treatments.


Most of the scars will be hidden within your hair and the normal creases of your skin. During a facelift, incisions are made in the natural crease lines in front of the ear, behind the earlobes and along the lower scalp. If you have eye surgery, an incision is made close to the natural crease of the eyelid. In both procedures, post-operative scarring will fade over time.


Brow lift details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the facelift options available and whether brow lift surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from the various types of facelift to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Brow lift surgery involves making incisions slightly behind the natural hairline and running from ear to ear across the head. The forehead skin is lifted, the eyebrows are raised and any loose skin is removed and tightened to help give a smoother appearance. The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For brow lift surgery performed under general anaesthetic, you normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one or two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, the initial bruising should last 7-10 days, so it’s advisable to have some time at home before returning to work or normal activities.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time


Brow lift FAQs

Brow lift surgery is most suitable for patients who have a general saggy appearance to the skin on the forehead and upper face.


Yes, if that’s what you need. Your surgeon will advise on the best treatment for your requirements. As well as the brow lift, we offer eyelid surgery, eye bag removal or facelift.


During a brow lift, incisions are made close to the natural hairline to minimise the appearance of scarring. Post-operative scarring will fade over time.


During your consultation, your surgeon will explain that the skin will continue to age. It is important to understand that the ageing process will not stop following brow lift surgery.


Eye bag removal details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the eye area reshaping options available and whether eye bag surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from eye shaping to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Lower blepharoplasty involves making an incision across the natural crease of the lower eyelid close to the lashes. Excess fat and skin tissue is removed to lift and tighten the eye area. The incision is closed hiding the scar beneath the lashes. Eye bag surgery is performed under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For eye bag surgery performed under general anaesthetic, you normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, your eyes will be swollen and bruised and you may have a dressing of sterile tape over your stitches. Your vision may be blurred to start with and we recommend taking two weeks off work to make a full recovery


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time


Eye bag removal FAQs

Eye bag removal surgery is suitable for patients who have excess, loose, baggy skin beneath the eyes.


The procedure removes excess skin and fat in the area beneath the eyes to provide tauter skin and aims to achieve a more youthful-looking eye area.


During your consultation, your surgeon will explain that the skin will continue to age. It is important to understand that the ageing process will not stop after eye bag surgery.


In the case of eye bag surgery, an incision is made close to the lower lashes to minimise the appearance of scarring. During a facelift, incisions are made in the natural crease lines. In both procedures, post-operative scarring should fade over time.


This depends on your individual requirements. One of the experienced surgeons we work with can advise you which procedures would be most suitable to achieve the results you are looking for.


Eyelid surgery details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the eye area reshaping options available and whether eyelid surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from eye shaping to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Upper blepharoplasty involves making a curved incision across the natural crease of the eyelid skin. The incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eye. Excess fat and skin tissue is removed to lift and open up the eye area. Eyelid surgery is performed under general anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For eyelid surgery performed under general anaesthetic, you normally need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, your eyes will be swollen and bruised and you may have a dressing of sterile tape over your stitches. Your vision may be blurred to start with and we recommend taking two weeks off work to make a full recovery.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time


Eyelid surgery FAQs

Eyelid surgery is most suitable for patients who have wrinkles and/or drooping layers of skin on their eyelids.


The procedure removes excess skin and fat in the eyelids to provide tauter skin, and aims to achieve a fresher-looking eye area.


During your consultation, your surgeon will explain that the skin will continue to age. It is important to understand that the ageing process will not stop following eyelid surgery.


In the case of eyelid surgery, an incision is made close to the natural crease of the eyelid. During a facelift, incisions are made in the natural crease lines. In both procedures, post-operative scarring should fade over time.


This depends on your individual requirements. One of the experienced surgeons we work with can advise you which procedures would be most suitable to achieve the results you are looking for.


Ear correction details

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the ear correction options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from ear size and shape to aftercare and the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.


At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.


On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Otoplasty usually involves making incisions behind your ears. You’ll know in advance which ear correction method your surgeon will use. For ear pinning, cartilage is removed from behind the ear to reduce the protrusion of the outer ear shell. Ear correction surgery takes around two hours and is performed under local anaesthetic.


We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For ear surgery you can normally leave the hospital on the same day as your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Your ears are likely to be sore, swollen and bruised to begin with and the area will be bandaged. You’ll need to wear this bandage for about a week and many patients take a week off work for the initial healing period. It will be around six weeks before you are able to fully resume activities like sports and swimming.


At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time


Ear correction FAQs

Ear surgery normally takes around two hours and is performed under local anaesthetic.


You’ll normally be able to leave hospital on the same day as your ear surgery.


You’ll be able to discuss the shape you are looking for with your surgeon. There are many considerations that need to be taken into account and these will be discussed during your consultation.


The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable and don’t feel any pain. Any discomfort after surgery will usually subside in a few days.


After an otoplasty is completed, you will have a dressing put on in the operating theatre. It is important that this dressing is not removed for at least 7-10 days.


Many plastic surgeons perform otoplasty by making the incision behind the ear, so in most cases the scar will be hidden.


Pinnaplasty is just another term for ear correction and both involve the same surgical procedure.


Gastric band FAQs

When you’re deciding whether to have surgery, it’s reassuring to have all the facts. You’ll be able to ask any questions at your consultation, but here are some that our patients most frequently ask.


You will normally stay in hospital for one night after your procedure, and your surgeon will advise on your personalised care plan following your surgery.


We recommend that you take a week off work to aid your recovery.


Gastric bands are designed to help you lose weight gradually. The amount you lose will depend on committing to a healthy lifestyle and following your specialist dietitian’s advice to get the best results for you.The average weight loss after 3 years according to the 2014 National Bariatric Surgery Registry Report is 44-55% of excess weight.


This varies from person to person. The first adjustment (if indicated) takes place a minimum of 5 weeks following surgery. Sometimes, simply having the band in place but without being tightened is enough to provide sufficient benefit. However, it usually takes about 4-6 months to reach a level where you are comfortably and consistently losing weight.After the first adjustment, bandadjustments must be a minimum of three weeks apart, if indicated.We advise patients to take their lead from our specialist dietitians when deciding whether an adjustment is indicated. This helps you recognise how your own eating patterns and food choices help to activate the fluid in your band and how you can work with it.


The gastric band is designed to stay with you for life to assist you in achieving your target weight. However, it can be removed if you wanted to reverse the procedure.