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Aesthetic plastic surgery

Cosmetic or reconstructive surgery

If you need cosmetic or reconstructive procedures, HCA UK provides aesthetic plastic surgery.

About

Aesthetic plastic surgery (or cosmetic surgery or reconstructive surgery) involves procedures that can improve the appearance or restore the function of a certain part of your body.

Cosmetic surgery is focused on improving the aesthetic appeal and reconstructive surgery is carried out after a serious injury, birth defect or illness.

Need to know

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    Your consultant will take the time to understand your motivations for aesthetic plastic surgery. They will talk to you about what to expect during the procedure, which will use minimally invasive surgical techniques to achieve natural results with minimal scarring. Most aesthetic plastic surgery procedures are major operations, and so will be carried out under general anaesthetic. Examples of cosmetic surgery include breast enlargement, breast lift, breast reduction, ear pinning, facelift, liposuction and nose reshaping. Reconstructive surgery includes craniofacial surgery, dupuytren’s fasciectomy and trigger finger release.
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    Aesthetic plastic surgery is generally very safe. However, as with any surgery, there are some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you and answer any questions you might have. After aesthetic plastic surgery, the areas will be closed with stitches or staples. We will let you know in advance how long to avoid eating and drinking before your surgery.
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    After the procedure, you will be taken to the recovery unit, where our dedicated team will look after you. You will probably be sore and bruised, and you will be given pain relief medication if needed. Some aesthetic plastic surgery are performed as day cases. You may be able to go home after one day, or you may need to stay in hospital overnight. Your consultant or specialist nurse will let you know when you can leave the hospital. You will be advised on how to manage your recovery and when you can get back to your usual daily routines.
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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7811 4000
    Enquiries 020 3131 4978

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • The Christie Clinic Facility

    The Christie Private Care

    Wilmslow Road

    Manchester

    M20 4BX

    Enquiries 0161 918 7296
    Reception 0161 918 7538

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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