Breast Implant Solution Clinic

Breast Implant Solution Clinic, Spire South Bank Hospital and The Spire Clinic, Cheltenham Spa - with expert consultants Miss Joanna Skillman and Mr Steven Thrush

The Breast Implant Solution Clinic is a specialist consultant-led service for issues arising from breast implants.

Thankfully the majority of women who have breast augmentation or reconstruction are delighted with their results. However, some women feel that some improvement could be made but find it embarrassing to talk about. The Breast Implant Solution Clinic is a specialist service for women who are looking for another option after their initial surgery.

Challenges in improving results after breast implants requires many skills and are best managed by a dedicated, specialist team. 

Our clinic is the first of its kind to offer the expertise of two consultants in a single consultation. You will benefit from the knowledge of an oncoplastic breast surgeon, Mr Steven Thrush, and a plastic surgeon, Miss Joanna Skillman.

This approach has the unique advantage of discussing all the options with you at the time of the consultation, meaning a comprehensive and personal treatment plan can be developed. You can also be sure that you will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and provided with premium quality care.

Miss Skillman and Mr Thrush are highly respected in their fields. Both teach on advanced breast surgery courses at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, have published many articles on breast surgery and have produced national guidelines. Breast surgery is the primary interest of both surgeons who strive for optimum results in all their patients. The clinic is supported by a specialist breast/cosmetic nurse and a breast imaging specialist.

Why two consultants?


Collaborative working has been shown to produce better results.

Mr Steven Thrush, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Breast Implant Solution Clinic, Spire South Bank Hospital, Worcester and The Spire Clinic, Cheltenham Spa Miss Joanna Skillman, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Breast Implant Solution Clinic, Spire South Bank Hospital Worcester and The Spire Clinic, Cheltenham Spa

Mr Steven Thrush
MBBS, FRCS(Gen surg)

Miss Joanna Skillman
BM BCh(Oxon), BA(Hons),
MA(Cantab), MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast)

What treatments are available?


All options for cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, including implants; your own tissue; fat transfer and correcting any undesirable breast or nipple changes after previous breast surgery of any kind.

Do I need a referral letter from my GP?


Not necessarily - you can self refer for a second opinion. It is useful to have a GP letter but not essential. With your consent, we may contact your previous surgeon to clarify details if necessary.

Where can I be treated?


Consultations can take place either at Spire South Bank Hospital in Worcester or The Spire Clinic, Cheltenham Spa. Surgery is performed at Spire South Bank Hospital. This established private hospital offers outstanding facilities and experienced nurses providing excellent care and comfort.

How much does it cost?


An initial 15 minute consultation is free of charge. During this consultation we will assess the problem and see if we can help. It is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have, but it does not replace a full out-patient consultation.

A full consultation is charged at £200 and is necessary to proceed to surgery. This would go into greater detail about the treatment. No charge is made for post-surgery consultations.

Surgical fees depend on the procedure and degree of complexity.

Will this clinic help me?


If you would like to see if the outcome of your previous breast surgery can be improved, then yes.

What are the common causes of implant problems?


  • capsular contracture
  • implant rupture
  • PIP implants
  • implant rotation or migration
  • infection
  • rippling
  • asymmetry
  • pain and hardness
  • “bottoming out”

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Spire South Bank Hospital, Worcester:

Out-patient appointments: 01905 362 220

Self-pay enquiries: 01905 362 252


The Spire Clinic, Cheltenham Spa:

All enquiries: 01242 504 899

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