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Why choose Mr Oudit

Mr. Deemesh Oudit MBBS, FRCSEd(Plast)
Consultant Plastic Surgeon | Senior Hon Lecturer University of Manchester
Member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Mr. Oudit is one of the most prominent plastic surgeons in Manchester. He is highly reputable and distinguished in the northwest region. He is a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University.

He maintains an NHS practice at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, an internationally renowned Institution. He has been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon for over 9 years and possesses significant prior experience in plastic surgery. At the Christie Hospital, he has developed a reputation for being one of the foremost onco-plastic surgeons in the UK and has spearheaded the development of a lymphoedema surgery service – one of the few in the UK.

We are all different in our unique ways and our needs are unique. Mr. Oudit is committed to providing exceptional clinical care to every patient based on your individual needs. Patients’ safety remain his utmost priority. Each patient is carefully assessed for the suitability of their desired procedure and clinically optimised for the best possible result that is achievable.

Mr. Oudit has significant experience in cosmetic surgery and performs a broad range of procedures. He has accumulated a considerable number of extremely satisfied patients over the years. 

He has contributed to almost 50 publications in the international literature, written 3 books on plastic surgery for trainee-plastic surgeons and medical students. He has also co-developed an App for trainee plastic surgeons for designing and performing flaps.

Mr. Oudit’s patients enjoy the following benefits.

Experience

You will benefit from the wealth of experience that Mr. Oudit has accumulated over the years. He is highly reputable in the field of Plastic Surgery (list of publications)

Excellent standard of professional care

He is committed to providing the highest standard of professional care based on the particular needs of the patients. All reasonable steps are undertaken to achieve the most favourable possible clinical outcomes and patient experience. 

Multi-disciplinary Team Approach

Mr. Oudit will provide the best possible care with the help of a caring cosmetic coordinator who will follow you through your journey with us.

Complete Aesthetic Options

At My Cosmetic Clinic, Mr. Oudit will equally consider and discuss with you any other non-surgical aesthetic treatment option which may be available to enhance your surgical result leading the best possible outcome for yourself.

Range of Surgical Hospitals Available

Mr. Oudit practices from several of CQC-Accredited Hospitals in Greater Manchester and would be able to provide you with an option for the ideal Hospital for you to undergo your treatment. 

PLACES OF PRACTICE

SURGICAL

FACE

FACELIFT

FACELIFT WITH FRACTIONAL RESURFACING

MACS LIFT

BLEPHAROPLASTY

PROMINENT EAR CORRECTION

BREAST

BREAST ENLARGEMENT (AUGMENTATION)

BREAST REDUCTION

BREAST UPLIFT (MASTOPEXY)

IMPLANT EXCHANGE

NIPPLE CORRECTION

MALE BREAST REDUCTION (GYNAECOMASTIA CORRECTION)

BODY AND LIPOSUCTION

VASER LIPOSUCTION

TUMMY-TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)

MINI TUMMY-TUCK

MOMMY MAKE-OVER

ARM LIFT

THIGH LIFT 

LABIAPLASTY

SURGERY FOR LYMPHOEDEMA

PAL-LIPOSUCTION FOR LYMPHOEDEMA 

MICROSURGICAL TECHNIQUES

Facelift

As we get older, our skin and deeper tissue on the face gradually lose their elasticity. This may result in wrinkles, droopy skin around the jawline and banding on the front of the neck. A facelift procedure aims to improve your appearance by tightening the underlying tissue of your face (preserving volume) and the skin. 

The results of a facelift maybe enhanced by combination with non-surgical treatments like radiofrequency (Safyre®) or fractional CO2 laser treatment. 

Mr. Oudit is very experienced in both the surgical as well the non-surgical techniques for facial rejuvenation.

Depending on the needs of the individual, facelift surgery maybe done in combination with necklift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) or cheek enhancement with autologous fat transfer. 

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM A FACELIFT SURGERY?

We are all different and our skin behave differently. Some individuals are more self-conscious of their aging skin and would benefit from this procedure sooner than others. Generally, if you intend having it done then it would be advisable to do so whilst you are able to enjoy the benefits of it. Although there are no age limits for this procedure, most patients are typically between 40-75 years of age. 

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR FACELIFT
Patients who are actively smoking or who have medical conditions like uncontrolled hypertension are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery and hypertensive patients would need to have had their hypertension treated prior to surgery. Patients on blood thinning medications like aspirin will need to stop this medication for 7-10 prior to their surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.

COST
A consultation is required to assess you with regards to your suitability for this procedure and whether it needs to be combined with any other procedures for optimal results. A fee would be then be discussed with you depending on what is required. This quote would include all applicable fees.

FACELIFT SURGERY PROCEDURE

You will have at least 2 consultations before your surgery. During your initial consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. Standardised photographs will be taken with your consent. 

The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic which will be carried out by an experienced anaesthetist. Your operation will be performed in a safe and caring manner respecting your privacy and dignity at all times. At the end of the operation, you will have a facial garment applied.

The day after your operation, the facial garment will be removed and the wounds inspected.
You are advised to lie with your head elevated on 2 pillows for at least 2 weeks.

KEY INFORMATION
• OPERATING TIME: 2 hrs
• ANAESTHETIC: General Anaesthetic
• HOSPITAL STAY: 1 night
• TIME OFF WORK: 2 – 4 weeks
• TIME BEFORE EXERCISING: 6 weeks

NECKLIFT

As we get older, our skin and deeper tissue on the face gradually lose their elasticity. This results in wrinkles, droopy skin around the jawline and banding on the front of the neck. A necklift procedure aims to improve your appearance by tightening the skin and underlying tissue of your neck.

The results of a necklift maybe enhanced by combination with non-surgical treatments like radiofrequency (Safyre®) or fractional CO2 laser treatment. 

Non-surgical treatments on their own are likely to result in dissatisfaction or short-lasting improvements only. 

Mr. Oudit is very experienced in both the surgical as well the non-surgical techniques for treating the aging face.

Depending on the needs of the individual, necklift surgery maybe performed in combination with facelift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) or cheek enhancement with autologous fat transfer. 

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM A NECKLIFT
We are all different and our skin behave differently. Some individuals are more self-conscious of their aging skin and would benefit from this procedure sooner than others. Generally, if you intend having it done then it would be advisable to do so whilst you are able to enjoy the benefits of it. Although there are no age limits for this procedure, most patients are usually between 40-75 years of age. 

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR NECKLIFT
Patients who are actively smoking or who have medical conditions like uncontrolled hypertension are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery and hypertensive patients would need to have had their hypertension treated prior to surgery. Patients on blood thinning medications like aspirin will need to stop this medication for 7-10 prior to their surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.
COST
A consultation is required to assess you with regards to your suitability for this procedure and whether it needs to be combined with any other procedures for optimal results. A fee would be then be discussed with you depending on what is required. This quote would include all applicable fees.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY

You will have at least 2 consultations before your surgery. During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. Standardised photographs will be taken with your consent. 

The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic which will be carried out by an experienced anaesthetist. Your operation will be done in a safe and caring manner respecting your privacy and dignity at all times. At the end of the operation, you will have a facial garment applied.

The day after your operation, the facial garment will be removed and the wounds inspected.
You are advised to lie with your head elevated on 2 pillow height for at least 2 weeks.

KEY INFORMATION
• OPERATING TIME: 120 – 150 mins
• ANAESTHETIC: General Anaesthetic
• HOSPITAL STAY: 1 night
• TIME OFF WORK: 2 – 4 weeks
• TIME BEFORE EXERCISING: 6 weeks

MASTOPEXY (BREAST UPLIFT)

It is innate tendency for breasts to lose their shape with time. Factors such as pregnancy, breast feeding, and loss of weight may speed up this change as the fibrous bands which typically support the breast become lax and the skin loses its elasticity with time. Therefore, the breast envelope becomes larger while the volume of the breast tissues does not increase or may decrease.
Mastopexy (breast uplift) is a surgical procedure to tighten the skin envelope around the breast and elevate the level of the nipple to produce a rejuvenated shape.
Breast uplift maybe combined with breast reduction or augmentation. A consultation would be needed for assessment, and a suitable recommendation would be discussed.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM MASTOPEXY
Women who would like to alter the shape of their breasts for a more rejuvenated look. 

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR MASTOPEXY
Women who smoke and are unable to stop for at least 6 weeks prior to surgery and women who have unrealistic expectations are unsuitable for this procedure.

COST
A consultation is required to assess your suitability for this procedure and whether it needs to be combined with any other procedures for optimal results. A fee would be then be discussed with you depending on what is required. This quote would include all applicable fees.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY

During your initial consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. A series of breast and chest measurements will be made and noted. Standardized photographs will be obtained with your consent.
If you take aspirin or NSAIDS (e.g. Ibuprofen) then you should stop these at least 1 week prior to your surgery. These drugs act to thin the blood and predispose you to a more considerable risk of bleeding during and after the operation. If you are a smoker, you should stop at least 6 weeks prior to your surgery.

Your operation will be performed under a general anaesthetic (that is, you will put to sleep by an experienced consultant anaesthetist). Most patients are able to go home on the same day. Your operation will be performed in a safe and caring manner respecting your dignity. Your operation will involve removing the excess skin using various plastic surgical techniques with the elevation and re-positioning of the nipple.

Following your procedure, you are required to wear a sports bra for 6 weeks. You will be assessed in the Outpatient’s clinic one week after your surgery. The dressings will be removed, and wounds inspected. You will then be seen the following week to ensure the wounds are healed and all is well. 

KEY INFORMATION
• Operating Time: 90-120 mins
• Anaesthetic: General Anaesthesia (GA)
• Hospital Stay: Day case or 1 night
• Time off work: 2 weeks
• Exercise: After 6 weeks
• Driving: 3 – 4 weeks
• Special Advice: Sports bra to be worn for 6 weeks post-surgery. 

BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYE-LID LIFT)

The presence of redundant skin and fat is more obvious as one gets older. The skin loses its elasticity and appears redundant. The muscles of the eyelids additionally become slack resulting in accentuation of the fat pads within the eyelids.

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to rejuvenate to eyelids by removal of excess skin +/- fat pad reduction.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID REDUCTION)
Patients who have excessive skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids or excessive pockets of fat would benefit from blepharoplasty.

WHO WOULD NOT BENEFIT FROM BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID REDUCTION)
Patients who smoke and are unable to stop for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery, patients with significant medical problems or patients who are on blood-thinning medications such as aspirin and are unable to stop these. Patients with unrealistic expectations are unadvised to undergo this procedure.

COST
A consultation is required to assess you with regards to your suitability for this procedure and whether it needs to be combined with any other procedures for optimal results. A fee would be then be discussed with you depending on what is required. This quote would include all applicable fees.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY
During your initial consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. Standard photographs will be obtained with your consent.
If you take blood-thinning medications like aspirin then you should stop these prior to your surgery. These drugs predispose you to a more considerable risk of bleeding during and after the operation. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking 2 – 4 weeks prior to your operation to help reduce the risk of wound healing problems.
Following your surgery, it is not unusual for you experience swelling, bruising and sensitivity to light following this operation. It does get progressively better. You are advised to lie with your head elevated on at least 2 pillow height after the 1- 2 weeks and to refrain from strenuous exercises for up to 6 weeks.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• WILL MY OPERATION BE DONE WHILE I AM AWAKE?
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is generally done under local anaesthetic (with the patient awake). However, if lower eyelids are done simultaneously, then it is best for the patient to undergo a general anaesthetic (be put to sleep) for the greater and safety to the patient.
• WILL THIS OPERATION REMOVE THE CROW’S FEET FROM THE SIDE OF EYE?
This operation is designed to remove the excess skin and fat of the eyelid within the boundaries of the socket of the eye. It does not address the crow’s feet at the side of the eye and other techniques such as botulinum toxin injections are more helpful in addressing this. This could be done before or after your surgery.
• CAN BOTH MY UPPER AND LOWER EYELIDS BE TREATED AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes, this is typically preferred, if needed. These procedures may also be combined with a browlift procedure at the same time to correct the ‘droopy’ eyebrow if this is the case.
• WHEN CAN I WEAR MAKE-UP AFTER BLEPHAROPLASTY?
You can wear make-up shortly after the sutures have been removed in 5 – 7 days.
• WHEN CAN I WEAR MY CONTACT LENSES?
You can wear your contact lenses when it is comfortable for you (usually between 3 to 7 days).
KEY INFORMATION
• Operating Time: 60 mins-120 mins (180 mins for both upper and lower eyelids)
• Anaesthetic: Local or General Anaesthesia
• Hospital Stay: Day case
• Time off work: 2 weeks
• Exercise: After 6 weeks

BRACHIOPLASTY (ARM-LIFT)

Arm lift or brachioplasty is an operation which aims to rejuvenate the arm through a combination of liposuction and skin excision. This will result a scar on the inner aspect of the arm.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM AN ARM LIFT
Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their arms and who would like to consider a more rejuvenated look. 

WHO ARE UNASUITABLE FOR AN ARM LIFT
Patients with significant medical problems, those who are unable to stop smoking and who have unrealistic expectations or a body image disorder. 

COST
A consultation is required to assess you with regards to your suitability for this procedure and whether it needs to be combined with any other procedures for optimal results. A fee would be then be discussed with you depending on what is required. This quote would include all applicable fees.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY
During your initial consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. Standard photographs will be obtained with your consent.
If you take blood-thinning medications like aspirin then you should stop these prior to your surgery. These drugs predispose you to a more considerable risk of bleeding during and after the operation. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking 2 – 4 weeks prior to your operation to help reduce the risk of wound healing problems.
Following your surgery, a drain (rubber tube) is typically left in place temporarily. You will be expected to wear a compression garment for 4-6 weeks. This will be provided to you. You will be advised to massage the scar after about 4 weeks. You should avoid any strenuous exercises for 4-6 weeks. Although the wound will usually heal within a week, it can take about months for the tissues and scars to settle down to appreciate the end result.
KEY INFORMATION
• Operating Time: 120-150 mins
• Anaesthetic: General Anaesthesia (GA)
• Hospital Stay: Day case or 1 Night
• Time off work: 2 – 3 weeks
• Exercise: After 4-6 weeks

BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL

As we get older the breasts change, as the rest of the body does. Women who have had implants may no longer be happy with them and would seek to have them replaced with or without breast uplift or opt to have them removed completely. Women who choose to have them removed completely may opt for a breast uplift at the same time or after 3-6 months.
Following removal of breast implants, women need to be aware that the breasts would lose volume as well as shape. Some women may be happy with this while others would consider other follow-up procedures such breast uplift or implant replacement with or without breast uplift.
A consultation would be valuable to assess your needs so that you could that you could be advised accordingly.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM IMPLANT REMOVAL SURGERY
Women who have had implants over a number of years (> 10 years) and who are no longer happy with them.

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR IMPLANT REMOVAL SURGERY
Patients who are actively smoking or who have significant medical conditions such as uncontrolled hypertension are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery and hypertensive patients would need to have had their hypertension treated prior to surgery. Patients on blood thinning medications such as aspirin will need to stop this medication for 7-10 prior to their surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY

You will be offered at least 2 consultations before your surgery. During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. A series of breast and chest measurements will be made and noted. Standard photographs will be taken with your consent. If you are a smoker, you should stop at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery.

THE OPERATION
The operation will be performed under a general anaesthetic (that is, you will put to sleep by an experienced consultant anaesthetist) in a safe and caring manner respecting your dignity at all times. Most patients are able to go home on the same day.
Following your surgery, you will need to wear a sports bra for 6 weeks.

KEY INFORMATION
Operating Time: 60 mins
Anaesthetic: General Anesthesia (GA)
Hospital Stay: Day case
Time off work: 1 – 2 weeks
Exercise: 6 weeks after surgery
Driving: 2 – 3 weeks
Special Advice: Sports bra should be worn for 6 weeks post-op

BREAST ENLARGEMENT

Breast enlargement is a surgical operation whereby the breast is made larger to create an enhanced cosmetic outcome. This is usually achieved by inserting a prosthetic implant or through autologous fat transfer in selected patients. By far, breast implants are the treatment option of choice.
This is usually done through a short incision through the skin at the base of the breast. The resulting scar is then hidden under the mound of the breast.
The breast implants are either placed under the breast or under the muscle of the chest. The appropriate plane for implant displacement depends on the size and volume of the breast preoperatively. This will be discussed with you at your consultation.
Breast implants are like inflated gel-filled balloons. They consist of a thick, robust outer shell which is filled with a silicone gel. Silicone is present in many everyday items. Although many studies have been done to ascertain whether silicone causes diseases, there is no evidence to suggest that silicone in breast implants is associated with either breast cancer or autoimmune diseases.
Breast implants vary in volume and shape. Implants of the right size are individually selected for each patient. You will actively participate in choosing the right size implant for yourself.
Breast implants are not permanent devices and you will need an operation in the future to either remove or to replace it. The implants which we use (Nagor® ) come with a lifetime guarantee against advanced capsular contracture or rupture. We do not use PIP implants.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM BREAST ENLARGEMENT SURGERY
Women who would like to have larger breasts to improve their appearance or in some women who have lost the shape of their breasts and would like a more rejuvenated look. Women with asymmetrical breasts, a breast implant may be used to augment the smaller breast.
Some women who undergo breast enlargement would also need an uplift procedure. This is usually done at the same time but could be done later on.

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR BREAST ENLARGEMENT
Patients who are actively smoking or who have significant medical conditions are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SMOOTH AND TEXTURED IMPLANTS?
Ans. The surface of implants may be smooth or rough (textured). Studies have shown that textured implants are associated with a lower risk of capsular formation (or tightening).
Q. AM I LIKELY TO HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF BREAST CANCER IF I HAVE BREAST IMPLANTS?
Ans. No. Breast implants are not associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. However, breast implants may interfere with mammographic screening and the detection of breast cancer.  It is important to inform the radiographer at the time of having a mammogram so that special views are done.
Q. IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO BREAST FEED IN THE FUTURE IF I HAVE HAD BREAST IMPLANTS?
Ans. Breast augmentation does not usually interfere with breastfeeding
Q. IF I WERE TO BREAST FEED IN THE FUTURE, CAN THE SILICONE FROM THE IMPLANTS TRAVEL IN THE BREAST MILK?
Ans. There is no evidence that any silicone is found in breast milk in patients with breast implants.

BREAST ENLARGEMENT SURGERY PROCEDURE

You will be offered 2 consultations before your surgery. During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. A series of breast and chest measurements will be made and noted. Standardised photographs will be taken with your consent. You will play an active role in the selection of the right implant for yourself at the time of your consultation.
This will be performed under a general anaesthetic (that is, you will put to sleep by an experienced consultant anaesthetist). Most patients are able to go home on the same day.
Your operation will be done in a safe and caring manner respecting your dignity at all times. Following your surgery, you will need to wear a sports bra for 6 weeks.

KEY INFORMATION
OPERATING TIME: 60 mins
ANAESTHETIC: General Anaesthetic
Hospital Stay: Day-case
Time off work: 1 – 2 weeks
Exercise: 6 weeks
Driving: 2 – 3 weeks
Special Advice: Sports bra should be worn for 6 weeks

BREAST REDUCTION

The size of breasts maybe influenced by several factors. The breasts may be too heavy and therefore produce unnecessary stress. In some patients, the weight of the breasts maybe so much that it leaves marks on the shoulders under the bra straps. Patients may also complain of back, neck and shoulder pains. There are many other causes for back, neck and shoulder pains so breast reduction surgery may not lead to a resolution of this. Patients also experience rashes in the breast folds, interference with their daily activities, loss of self-confidence or inability to wear some fashionable clothing.

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure which can be done to reduce the size, volume and shape of the breasts. This is achieved by excising skin and breast tissues in a controlled manner so as to preserve the blood supply to the breasts. There are several techniques which have been described and used to achieve this. No single technique is suitable for every patient. The choice of technique depends on the size, volume and shape of the breasts and individually considered factors. The technique which is likely to produce the best result for you will be chosen.
The breasts are reduced in proportion to the size of your chest. The final result will be a size that is proportional to your chest size with optimal breast projection. There is room to make them smaller or larger if you so desire.
Generally, you will be left with a scar which extends around the areolar with an inverted T-shaped scar.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM BREAST REDUCTION
Women who may benefit from breast reduction can present with:
Large pendulous breasts disproportionate to their body size
Large breasts which get in the way of work or physical activities
Back, neck or shoulder pains caused by the weight of the large breasts
Indentations of the skin of the shoulders from the bra straps
Skin rash at the inferior folds of the breasts

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR BREAST ENLARGEMENT
Patients who are actively smoking or who have significant medical conditions are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY
During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. A series of breast and chest measurements will be made and noted. Standard photographs will be taken with your consent. Your operation will be done in a safe and caring manner respecting your dignity and under general anaesthetic (that is, you will put to sleep by an experienced consultant anaesthetist). Most patients are able to go home on the following day. Your operation will involve removing the excess skin and breast tissues in a controlled manner with the elevation and re-positioning of the nipple. At the end of the operation, a rubber tube (drain) maybe or may not be left temporarily in each breast. This is usually removed the next day prior to discharge. Following your surgery, you will need to wear a sports bra for 6 weeks.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where will my scars be?
Generally, you will be left with a scar which extends around the areolar with an inverted T-shaped scar below.
Would I be able to breast feed after this operation?
There is a risk of being unable to breast feed after this procedure.
KEY INFORMATION
Operating Time: 120-150 mins
Anaesthetic: General Anaesthesia (GA)
Hospital Stay: 1 night
Time off work: 2 weeks
Exercise: After 6 weeks
Driving: 3 – 4 weeks
Special Advice: Sports bra to be worn for 6 weeks post-surgery

GYNAECOMASTIA

Gynaecomastia is a clinical condition which represents abnormally enlarged breast in men. It is caused by excess glandular and fatty tissues within the breast. It may be associated with some drug use or hormonal imbalance but in the majority of cases there is no known cause. It is common in teenage boys but usually tends to resolve by early adulthood.
In case where this resolution does not happen, it could lead to embarrassment resulting in low self-esteem.
For individuals who have tried a regime of exercise and diet and have had no success then a surgical operation maybe considered.
In some cases, when the enlargement is mainly due to excess fatty tissues, liposuction is useful. In other cases where the enlargement is mainly due to breast tissue then surgery may be useful to remove the excess disc of tissue through an incision around the areolar (the coloured disc of skin around the nipple). More commonly a combination of surgery and liposuction are indicated.
In extreme cases, there is also an excess of skin which need to be addressed with surgery. In these extreme cases the procedure may leave a scar on the breast/chest.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM GYNAECOMASTIA REDUCTION
Men who have excessively large breasts despite dieting and exercise or a significant degree of saggy skin on the chest wall after massive weight loss would be suitable for this procedure.

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR BREAST ENLARGEMENT
Patients who are actively smoking or who have significant medical conditions are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY

During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. A series of breast and chest measurements will be made and noted. Standardized photographs will be taken with your consent.
The operation would be performed under general anaesthetic (that is, you will put to sleep by an experienced consultant anaesthetist). Most patients are able to go home on the same day. Your operation will be done in a safe and caring manner respecting your dignity.
Your operation will involve liposuction and/or removing the excess skin and breast tissues in a controlled manner with the elevation and re-positioning of the nipple.
At the end of the operation, a rubber tube maybe or may not be temporarily left in each breast. This is usually removed the next day prior to discharge. You will be fitted with tight elastic garment over the chest wall to help prevent swelling and bruising.

KEY INFORMATION
Operating Time: 90 – 120 mins
Anaesthetic: General Anaesthesia (GA)
Hospital Stay: Day-case
Time off work: 2 weeks
Exercise: After 6 weeks
Driving: 3 – 4 weeks
Special Instructions: You will be advised to wear a tight-fitting chest garment for 6 weeks

LABIAPLASTY

Labiaplasty or labial reduction is a procedure to reduce the protuberant excess skin from the inner lips of the female genitalia.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM LABIAPLASTY
Women who think that inner lips of the genitalia are ‘too large’ and aesthetically unpleasing, are noticeable through swim-wear, uncomfortable during sporting activities such as bicycle riding or they get in the way during intimacy.

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR LABIAPLASTY
Patients who are actively smoking or who have significant medical conditions are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.

The details of the procedure will be discussed with patient at the time of the consultation.

KEY INFORMATION
Operating Time: 60 mins
Anaesthetic: General Anaesthesia (GA)
Hospital Stay: Day case
Time off work: 3 days
Exercise: After 4 weeks

ABDOMINOPLASTY  (‘TUMMY TUCK’)
Abdominoplasty is a procedure to reduce the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and also tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall.
The degree of excess skin and fat differ in amount and distribution amongst individuals. The choice of technique varies based on each individual patient and is decided after a thorough assessment at the time of your consultation.
The standard abdominoplasty involves creating a transverse scar on the lower abdomen/pubis. The skin and fat are lifted off from the muscles, the muscles are tightened and the excess tissues are trimmed. The umbilicus is relocated at a new point on your ‘new tummy’.
This technique addresses the excess tissues in the front of the abdomen but may not treat any excess fat on the flanks. This can be further addressed with liposuction.

WHO WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY
Your weight must be stable prior to undergoing an abdominoplasty. The following groups of patients are likely to benefit from abdominoplasty:
Women following pregnancy which leads to stretched marks on the skin and weakening and separation of the muscles of the tummy
Men and women after significant weight loss
Individuals with large excess skin/fat on the lower abdomen
Individuals who wish to achieve a trimmer, flatter looking tummy

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY
Patients who are actively smoking or who have significant medical conditions are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY

During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. A physical examination would be carried out it assess your condition. Standardised photographs will be taken with your consent.

This will be performed under general anaesthetic (that is, you will put to sleep by an experienced consultant anaesthetist). Most patients are able to go home on the following day. Your operation will be done in a safe and caring manner respecting your dignity at all times. The wounds are closed in multiple layers. You will temporarily have 2 drains emerging from the wound to aid in draining the extra fluid from the wound and would be fitted with a compression garment to be worn for 4-6 weeks.

KEY INFORMATION
Operating Time: 120-150 mins
Anaesthetic: General Anaesthesia (GA)
Hospital Stay: 1- 2 night
Time off work: 2 – 3 weeks
Exercise: After 6 weeks
Driving: 4 weeks
Special Advice: You are advised to wear an abdominal support garment for 6 weeks

MINI-ABDOMINOPLASTY

Mini Abdominoplasty is a procedure to reduce the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen.
The degree of excess skin and fat differs in amount and distribution amongst individuals. The choice of technique varies based on each individual patient.
The mini-abdominoplasty involves removing the excess skin and fat from under the area under the umbilicus without having to relocate the umbilicus.

WHO WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR MINI-ABDOMINOPLASTY
Your weight must be stable prior to undergoing an abdominoplasty. The following groups of patients are likely to benefit from a mini-abdominoplasty:
Women following pregnancy which leads to stretched marks on the skin and weakening and separation of the muscles of the tummy
Men and women after significant weight loss
Individuals with large excess skin/fat on the lower abdomen
Individuals who wish to achieve a trimmer, flatter looking tummy

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR MINI-ABDOMINOPLASTY
Patients who are actively smoking or who have significant medical conditions are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY

During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. A series of breast and chest measurements will be made and noted. Standardised photographs will be taken with your consent.

This will be performed under general anaesthetic (that is, you will put to sleep by an experienced consultant anaesthetist). Most patients are able to go home on the following day. Your operation will be done in a safe and caring manner respecting your dignity at all times. The wounds are closed in multiple layers. You will have 2 drains emerging from the wound to aid in draining the extra fluid from the wound. You will be fitted with a compression garment to be worn for 4-6 weeks.

KEY INFORMATION
Operating Time: 90 -120 mins
Anaesthetic: General Anaesthesia (GA)
Hospital Stay: 1 night
Time off work: 2 – 3 weeks
Exercise: After 6 weeks
Driving: 4 weeks
Special Advice: You are advised to wear an abdominal support garment for 6 weeks

FLEUR DE LIS ABDOMINOPLASTY  (‘TUMMY TUCK’)
A ‘Fleur De Lis’ Abdominoplasty is a procedure to reduce the excess skin and fat to rejuvenate the abdomen in women with excess tissue over upper and lower abdomen and also tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall. It allows for ‘tightening’ in both horizontal and vertical planes.
The degree of excess skin and fat differ in amount and distribution amongst individuals. The choice of technique varies based on each individual patient and is decided after a thorough assessment at the time of your consultation.
The fleur de lis abdominoplasty involves creating both a transverse scar on the lower abdomen/pubis and a midline vertical scar. The skin and fat are lifted off from the muscles, the muscles are tightened and the excess tissues are trimmed. The umbilicus is relocated at a new point on your ‘new tummy’.
This technique addresses the excess tissues in the front of the abdomen but may not treat any excess fat on the flanks. This can be further addressed with liposuction.

WHO WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY
Your weight must be stable prior to undergoing an abdominoplasty. The following groups of patients are likely to benefit from abdominoplasty:
Women following pregnancy which leads to stretched marks on the skin and weakening and separation of the muscles of the tummy
Men and women after significant weight loss
Individuals with large excess skin/fat on the lower abdomen
Individuals who wish to achieve a trimmer, flatter looking tummy

UNSUITABLE PATIENTS FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY
Patients who are actively smoking or who have significant medical conditions are generally unsuitable for this procedure. Patients who smoke should have ceased for 4-6 weeks prior to surgery.
This, like any other cosmetic procedures, should not be considered in patients who have unrealistic expectations or body image disorders.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY
During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. A series of breast and chest measurements will be made and noted. Standardised photographs will be taken with your consent.

This will be performed under general anaesthetic (that is, you will put to sleep by an experienced consultant anaesthetist). Most patients are able to go home on the following day. Your operation will be done in a safe and caring manner respecting your dignity at all times. The wounds are closed in multiple layers. You will have 2 drains emerging from the wound to aid in draining the extra fluid from the wound. You will be fitted with a compression garment to be worn for 4-6 weeks.

KEY INFORMATION
Operating Time:150 – 180 mins
Anaesthetic: General Anaesthesia (GA)
Hospital Stay: 1- 2 night
Time off work: 2 – 3 weeks
Exercise: After 6 weeks
Driving: 4 weeks
Special Advice: You are advised to wear an abdominal support garment for 6 weeks

PROMINENT EAR CORRECTION

This is a surgical procedure to ‘pin back’ prominent ears to achieve a more satisfying or aesthetically pleasing appearance.

WHO WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR PROMINENT EAR CORRECTION
Patients who are self-conscious of their prominent ears with realistic expectations. If there is a degree of asymmetry then it is unlikely to correct this completely.

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY
During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. Standard photographs will be taken with your consent. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking 2 – 4 weeks prior to your operation to help reduce the risk of wound healing problems.
It is a good idea to wash your hair before the procedure, as a large head bandage must be worn after the surgery and you will not be able to wash your hair for around a week.

KEY INFORMATION
Operating Time: 60 – 90mins
Anaesthetic: Local Anaesthetic
Hospital Stay: Day case
Time off work: 1 week
Exercise: After 6 weeks