Mr Floyd, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Spire Bushey Hospital, appeared on the Channel 4 health programme, Embarrassing Bodies, on 2 April. he conducted a tummy tuck surgery on a local young woman suffering from muscle separation in the stomach. As its name suggests, Embarrassing Bodies is a programme centred on helping patients with health issues that they find embarrassing or that they have found no help with treating previously.
Helen Formoy, 35, from Amersham met Embarrassing Bodies resident GP, Dr Jessen to discuss the problems with her stomach she had been experiencing. Following Dr Jessen’s advice, Helen visited Mr Floyd at Spire Bushey Hospital in Watford, Hertfordshire, where he performed abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery.
“During her pregnancies Helen developed dramatic muscle separation that left her looking six months pregnant” says Mr Floyd. “This problem can only be corrected with surgery. During an abdominoplasty an incision is made across the lower abdomen in the bikini line. The abdominal skin is lifted up to allow repair of the separated abdominal muscles. This flattens off the 'pot-belly' appearance. The excess skin is then removed to achieve a smooth contour. A night in hospital and ten days off work for recovery is usual.”
Embarrassing Bodies has on average 3.5 million viewers per episode and its website is one of Channel 4’s top three online properties alongside Big Brother and Hollyoaks and has won a BAFTA for interactivity in 2009.
Mr Floyd and Helen will be featured on Embarrassing Bodies, Channel 4 at 9pm on Monday 2 April 2012.