Breast implant surgery - also called breast augmentation or enlargement - is the most common type of cosmetic surgery carried out in the UK.
Breast implants can be used either for recunstructive (to reconstruct the breast mound after a mastectomy) or cosmetic (to enhance the size and shape of the breast) purposes.
Breast lift surgery or "Mastopexy" is a surgical cosmetic procedure designed to lift or change the shape of a person’s breasts. It may also involve moving and changing the shape of the nipple. It is performed by removing excess breast tissue and skin.
Female breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is an operation to reduce the weight and volume of the breasts. During the procedure, fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed from the breasts, which are then reshaped and the nipples repositioned.
Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure to reduce the size of enlarged breasts of men (a condition known as gynaecomastia) either as a result of obesity or hormone imbalance.
Fibrocell is a new skin treatment designed to smooth wrinkles and nose-to-mouth lines. The treatment uses person’s body’s own cells to rejuvenate skin, ultimately creating new collagen.
Results of Fibrocell will not appear instantly. It may take from three to six months to see the final results. However, because these results are created by person’s own body they can last much longer than traditional fillers.
Cheek augmentation surgery (Cheek implant surgery) is a cosmetic procedure that involves placing implants in the cheeks in order to improve facial contour and balance out facial features.
Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, is a procedure that involves creating a more proportionate face and a stronger chin line with the help of chin implants.
Jaw augmentation is a procedure that involves strengthening the jawline and creating a more balanced facial silhouette by augmenting the mandibular body, angle, and ramus.
Ear reshaping surgery, also known as otoplasty or pinnaplasty, is used to improve the appearance of the ears and make them as symmetrical as possible.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is used to remove excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids to get rid of hooded eyelids or eye bags.
Eyebrow replacement/transplantation, a minimally-invasive surgical procedure, involves using hair from patient’s own donor area and transplanting each individual hair into eyebrow area for the chosen shape.
A rhytidectomy, or facelift, is a procedure used to reduce flabby or sagging skin around the face and neck.
There are many different kinds of facelift, but generally incisions are made above the hair line at the temples, extending down in front, and under the ear and into the hairline. The skin is then pulled backwards and upwards before being stitched into its new position.
The mini facelift, which is also know as a short scar facelift or an S lift, is a cosmetic procedure that tightens the skin and soft tissues in a person’s face.
A forehead / brow lift is a face lift performed on the area above the eye. The procedure is used to help reverse the wrinkles and creases across the forehead that may have developed over the years. It may also be suitable for a person concerned about a low brow or deep frown.
Neck lift surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue, leaving the skin around the area of the neck and jaw smoother and more defined. During surgery loose or sagging skin is removed or tightened.
This is a new and lightly invasive method using special soluble thread-like polylactic acid, which gives an alternative to the traditional facelift, requiring no incisions and leaving no scars.
A rhinoplasty, or nose job, is a procedure used to reshape the nose. There are a number of different types of nose reshaping operation.
A nose reshaping operation normally involves separating the soft tissue that lies on top of the nose from the bone and cartilage underneath. Depending on the operation, the surgeon might break the nose bone and reposition it, or reshape the cartilage.
Septoplasty is an operation performed to straighten the bent, buckled or deviated nasal septum (the partition wall between two nostrils).
Septoplasty is not a cosmetic procedure (does not alter the shape of a nose). However, it can be performed along with rhinoplasty (a cosmetic procedure aimed to improve shape of a crooked nose). The combined surgery is called septorhinoplasty.
Jowls liposuction is a kind of facial liposuction, a surgical procedure that uses suction technology to remove fat from jowls.
The procedure is usually performed on or below the jaw line where double chins and drooping jowls occur.
Arm reduction and lift (Brachioplasty) is a form of body contouring (shaping). It is normally performed on persons with large amounts of loose or sagging skin on the upper arms.
A calf implant, or calf augmentation, is cosmetic surgery to change the shape of the calf, especially if it is perceived as being out of proportion with the rest of the leg or the upper body as a whole.
A thigh lift or thighplasty is designed to remove large amounts of skin and fat from the hips and thighs.
Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery used to remove unwanted body fat. The operation is also known as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy.
Liposuction is carried out on areas of the body where deposits of fat tend to collect, such as the buttocks, hips, thighs and tummy. The procedure is generally used to improve appearance rather than treat health conditions.
Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, lipofilling, lipotransfer or fat injection is the cosmetic procedure of extracting a person’s own body fat from areas like hips, abdomen and thighs and re-implanting it to locations that have lost fat as a result of ageing and requires plumping.
An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a procedure used to alter the shape of the abdomen (tummy area) by removing fat and excess loose skin. There are two types of tummy tuck, called "partial" and "full".
Buttock lift surgery is a surgical procedure, which is designed to firm and tighten the skin around buttocks, by lifting the extra or loose skin and pinning it tight to give a person a sleeker posterior.
A buttock implant is basically a piece of specially manufactured shaped silicon that is surgically placed into person’s buttocks to alter their appearance. The purpose of an implant is to provide a fuller shape.
Vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation / vaginal tightening is a surgical procedure where the inner vagina walls and muscles are reshaped and tightened to produce a more toned and tight vagina.
Labiaplasty or labia/lip reduction is a surgical procedure where the inner vaginal lips are reduced in size and reshaped.
Hymenoplasty or hymen repair / re-virgination is a surgical procedure where a torn hymen is repaired or rebuilt to imply the virginal state of a woman.