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The Berkshire Cosmetic Suite

Our highly trained healthcare professionals consistently achieve excellent results

We understand that having cosmetic surgery is a big decision. At Spire Dunedin Hospital in Reading, we are here to support you. We will ensure you get the right information and advice before making any decision, and you can rest assured that you will be cared for by experts focused on achieving the best results for you.

Having cosmetic surgery at Spire Dunedin Hospital, you will benefit from the highest levels of care in a fully operating private hospital. We have the highest standards of cleanliness and infection control to keep you safe. All of our consultants are GMC registered and experts in their field. Once you have chosen your surgeon they will be with you throughout the process, offering you continuity and peace of mind.

The highest level of care in a fully operating private hospital

Over the years we have built up a wealth of experience in cosmetic treatments and we offer a full range of the very latest products and services. Our dedicated and highly trained healthcare professionals consistently achieve excellent results and are immensely proud of our high clinical standards of care – from your first enquiry throughout your treatment and aftercare.

In safe hands

We have 25 years’ experience and a reputation for clinical quality. All our consultants are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC) and many are also members of the UK’s leading cosmetic and plastic surgery associations: the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

Your choice of surgeon

The surgeon you choose will be with you every step of the way – from giving advice at your first consultation through to offering ongoing support after your surgery.

Throughout your treatment, you can relax in the safety and comfort of a private hospital, with expert medical care 24-hours a day.

All inclusive prices, no hidden extras

After your private consultation, we’ll provide you with a fixed price for your procedure based on your specific requirements.

Cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, cosmetic treatment, Reading, Berkshire

Free cosmetic surgery mini-consultations

If you'd like to know more about us or about any of our cosmetic treatments, we'd be pleased to see you at one of our local open events. 

These are often hosted by our expert cosmetic surgeons, giving you the perfect insight into the newest techniques and procedures as well as the opportunity to ask our qualified and knowledgeable team questions. 

Naturally, you'll want to feel properly equipped with all the facts before you make any decisions about cosmetic surgery. 

So why not take the opportunity to talk directly to one of our cosmetic surgeons at the next free open event?
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Non-surgical and skin treatments

The following treatments are available at Spire Dunedin Hospital under the care of one of our cosmetic surgeons or non-surgical doctors.

Anti-wrinkle injections

Wrinkles are caused by everyday factors like sun damage, smoking and facial expressions including laughing or frowning. As you get older the elasticity of your skin reduces too, and wrinkles naturally form - injectable procedures can help to reduce wrinkles for younger looking skin.

The injections help to smooth out the wrinkles without the need for surgery, and can often be an alternative to a brow lift or a facelift.

There are a number of different injectable treatments that can reduce wrinkles, either used on their own or in combination with other techniques; your cosmetic surgeon will be able to advise you on what treatment would be most suitable for the outcome you are looking to achieve.

Wrinkle relaxing injections usually take around 15 minutes, depending on the amount and extent of wrinkles being treated; there is no recovery time so you are able to leave hospital the same day. The injections can take a week or two to take effect.

Dermal fillers

This procedure can be used to create fuller lips or fill out lines around the mouth, nose and cheeks to create a subtle, smoother appearance.

A skin-friendly gel is injected into deep wrinkles to lift and smooth out the skin. Whereas wrinkle treatments affect the muscles that cause lines, dermal fillers work by filling the wrinkles or creases to add volume to the skin.

This treatment usually takes around 30 minutes, though a larger area may take longer. The treatment may cause mild bruising or swelling that can last up to 24 hours.

Thread veins

Thread veins are very fine veins that are often visible on the cheeks, nose and legs; they are common and come in a variety of colours.

If it is something that you are unhappy with them thread vein treatment is a suitable answer to the problem. 

There are a number of different types of thread vein treatment and your cosmetic surgeon will be able to advise you on which is the best one depending on what your desired outcome is. These treatments can be very effective, but as it takes time for the veins to break down, it may be a few weeks before the results are fully apparent. A course of treatment may be recommended to achieve the best results.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is the easiest, most cost-effective way of improving your smile and is achieved by lightening the natural colour of your teeth. Teeth whitening can be a highly effective way to enhance your appearance, which is why it is so widely used by both men and women of all ages.

We provide at home tray whitening as it is in your control how white you go and has longer lasting results. Firstly we need to be sure that whitening is for you. It is not a good idea to whiten your teeth if you have existing dental problems as the active whitening ingredient can aggravate any cavity or gum problem.

Our highly experienced Dental Surgeon, Jo Howden takes impressions of your upper and lower teeth and creates custom-made trays for you, which will be used to contain the gel – a carefully controlled concentration of carbamide peroxide. Peroxide-based products have been used in association with teeth for over 30 years and have been shown to be totally safe when delivered correctly. At your appointment our Dental Surgeon will demonstrate and trial the gel in the trays with you, to ensure you are comfortable with how to proceed and what to expect. You will then take the trays home and wear them for consecutive nights – preferably overnight for 2-4 weeks – until the bleaching process is complete.

You might get some sensitivity for a short time during the treatment, but this is normal and will fade away. Following your appointment, we will provide you with sensitive toothpaste to use throughout the process and a fluoride mouthwash to help prevent this sensitivity.

How long the whitening lasts depends on your lifestyle. It can last for up to three years, with the trays, top-ups are easy – just two to three will boost the whitened teeth.

Surgical treatments

Our surgeons offer a full range of procedures to the body, face and breasts. All our consultants are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC) and many are also members of the UK’s leading cosmetic and plastic surgery associations.

Arm reduction and uplift

This procedure reduces the amount of loose skin on the arms, often women refer to it as "bingo wings" or "bat wings", and the aim of this surgery is to give women back their confidence to wear short sleeved clothing again.

The procedure is designed for those with loose or sagging skin on their upper arms, the surgery is known as arm reduction, brachioplasty or arm lift surgery - the aim is to give you slimmer, more shapely and youthful looking upper arms.

The procedure involves removal of excess skin and fat from the upper arm through incisions made on the inner and under surface of the arm, sometimes from the armpit, and can be as low as the elbow.  The remaining skin is then stretched, and stitched back together, the result being smoother, and slimmer upper arms.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic so you will be put to sleep during the surgery, and often an overnight stay, or two, is required in hospital.

Browlift

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is aimed to flatten your stomach, giving you a slimmer, more shapely figure.

The procedure should not be used as a weight loss tool, but should be used once your target weight has been reached.

For the surgery to be completed incisions are made across the lower abdomen and around the belly button. Excess fat and skin is then removed, or stretched, or torn muscles pulled together and stitched in place. The remaining skin is then pulled tight, and a new hole is made for your belly button.

You will be left with a scar along the top of your bikini line, and around your tummy button, although many women are able to hide this with underwear.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic so you will be put to sleep during the surgery, and often an overnight stay, or two, is required in hospital.

Breast augmentation

For many women enhancing the size and/or shape of their breasts can be something they have always dreamed of. Breast enlargement, also known as breast augmentation, uses breast implants to help women achieve larger, fuller and firmer breasts - depending on the desired outcome. This surgery is an option for many women who are unhappy for any number of reasons, or if their breasts have changed over time, after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss.

Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and firmness, your cosmetic surgeon will be able to advise you on which implant would achieve the result that you are looking for.

The implants are inserted behind your natural breasts through a discrete incision in the crease under the breast, around your nipples or near your armpit.

The surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. It will also require you spending a night or two in hospital. You will also need to wear a special supportive bra for a few weeks following the surgery.

Breast implant removal

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is aimed to flatten your stomach, giving you a slimmer, more shapely figure.

The procedure should not be used as a weight loss tool, but should be used once your target weight has been reached.

For the surgery to be completed incisions are made across the lower abdomen and around the belly button. Excess fat and skin is then removed, or stretched, or torn muscles pulled together and stitched in place. The remaining skin is then pulled tight, and a new hole is made for your belly button.

You will be left with a scar along the top of your bikini line, and around your tummy button, although many women are able to hide this with underwear.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic so you will be put to sleep during the surgery, and often an overnight stay, or two, is required in hospital.

Breast reduction

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is aimed to flatten your stomach, giving you a slimmer, more shapely figure.

The procedure should not be used as a weight loss tool, but should be used once your target weight has been reached.

For the surgery to be completed incisions are made across the lower abdomen and around the belly button. Excess fat and skin is then removed, or stretched, or torn muscles pulled together and stitched in place. The remaining skin is then pulled tight, and a new hole is made for your belly button.

You will be left with a scar along the top of your bikini line, and around your tummy button, although many women are able to hide this with underwear.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic so you will be put to sleep during the surgery, and often an overnight stay, or two, is required in hospital.

Breast uplift

If your breasts have changed shape through age, weight loss, pregnancy or due to natural ageing, then a breast uplift can be the answer, it can improve the size, shape and firmness of your breasts.

Often a breast uplift, also known as a mastopexy, is performed at the same time as a breast enlargement or reduction to help achieve the shape and size you would like your breasts to be.

Breast uplift surgery raises and reshapes your breasts, this is done by the removal of excess skin from underneath your breast, and around the areola (the dark skin around your nipple). The skin is then tightened and your nipple is repositioned to give your breasts a more youthful and firm appearance.

The operation lasts between one to two hours and is completed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. It will also require you spending a night or two in hospital. You will also need to wear a special supportive bra for a few weeks following the surgery.

Cheek and chin implants

Cheek implants

A permanent way to improve your 'bone structure' is to have cheek implants, these will help if you feel your cheeks are too flat or that they are out of proportion to the rest of your face. The implants will make your cheekbones feel fuller and higher.

The procedure can be done with no visible scarring, often the implant can be put into your cheek through an incision in the mouth where your cheek joins your upper gum, although sometimes the implant may be inserted through a cut in the lower eyelid. The implant aims to build on your existing cheek with an implant placed over the top of your cheekbone.

The surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic which means you are awake for the procedure but the whole area is numb and you should feel nothing. This means that you are able to have the surgery as a day case and can leave the same day.

Chin implants

To improve your jawline, or if you feel that you have a receding chin line, or it is out of proportion to the rest of your face then a chin implant could be the ideal solution.

Receding chins are built out by inserting an implant over the chin bone. The implant is usually inserted through an incision made inside your mouth between your lower lip and gum. This technique means there will be no visible scarring. Sometimes the implant may be inserted through a cut in the natural crease of your chin.

The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic which means you are asleep for the procedure and will require you spending a night or two in hospital afterwards.

Ear pinning

Some people may feel that their ears stick out too much, are too large, or they are unhappy about their shape. Ear pinning, also known as pinnaplasty, can solve this problem by re-shaping your ears and making them a less prominent feature.

During the surgery, the cosmetic surgeon makes cuts behind your ears, and then the cartilage can be folded, removed or re-shaped, depending on the desired effect afterward. The ear is then held in the new position with stitches.

The surgery lasts between one to two hours and is performed under local anaesthetic, so you are awake during the procedure, with the area being numb. This means you are able to have the surgery as a day-case and return home the same day. The surgery is also available with general anaesthetic where you will be asleep for the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will be able to advise you on the best option for you.

Eyelid surgery

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is aimed to flatten your stomach, giving you a slimmer, more shapely figure.

The procedure should not be used as a weight loss tool, but should be used once your target weight has been reached.

For the surgery to be completed incisions are made across the lower abdomen and around the belly button. Excess fat and skin is then removed, or stretched, or torn muscles pulled together and stitched in place. The remaining skin is then pulled tight, and a new hole is made for your belly button.

You will be left with a scar along the top of your bikini line, and around your tummy button, although many women are able to hide this with underwear.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic so you will be put to sleep during the surgery, and often an overnight stay, or two, is required in hospital.

Inverted nipple correction

Most women have naturally protuding nipples, but for some women one or both of their nipples can be inverted, the best procedure to correct this is inverted nipple correction surgery.

Inverted nipples often occur during puberty and are related to short milk ducts, if this is the case then there is unlikley to be a medical problem. However, if the problem has occured more recently you should see your GP straight away as there may be an underlying medical reason for the change.

The surgery for nipple correction is relatively simple. The surgeon will cut around the nipple and then restitch it so that the nipple protudes. Scarring is usually minimal, though breastfeeding cannot be guaranteed after the procedure because the milk ducts will usually have been cut during surgery and will no longer be intact.

The operation lasts between one to two hours and is completed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. It will also require you spending a night or two in hospital. You will also need to wear a special supportive bra for a few weeks following the surgery.

Labial reduction surgery

The labia minora are the inner lips of the vagina, and come in all sizes and shapes, as each woman is different. Some women may feel uncomfortable by the size or shape of their labia which is when labial reduction surgery is considered beneficial.

The labia may feel uncomfortable during sexual intercourse, or other activities such as walking and cycling, or it could simply be the appearance that makes women uncomfortable and unhappy.

The surgery is performed ensuring that any cuts that are made are carefully placed to prevent painful scarring along the rim of the labia, and they are closed with dissolving stitches.

The operation takes between one and two hours and is performed under local anaesthetic. This means you will be awake throughout the surgery, although the area will be completely numb and you should feel nothing. You can request general anaesthetic, where you are asleep if that would make you feel more comfortable. With local anaesthetic the procedure can be done as a day case, meaning you are not required to stay overnight in the hospital.

Nose re-shaping/Rhinoplasty

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is aimed to flatten your stomach, giving you a slimmer, more shapely figure.

The procedure should not be used as a weight loss tool, but should be used once your target weight has been reached.

For the surgery to be completed incisions are made across the lower abdomen and around the belly button. Excess fat and skin is then removed, or stretched, or torn muscles pulled together and stitched in place. The remaining skin is then pulled tight, and a new hole is made for your belly button.

You will be left with a scar along the top of your bikini line, and around your tummy button, although many women are able to hide this with underwear.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic so you will be put to sleep during the surgery, and often an overnight stay, or two, is required in hospital.

Removal of mole, cyst or lipoma

If you have a skin lesion such as a mole, cyst or lipoma and would like it removed, it is usually a very simple procedure. You may want to take this step now because you have noticed changes in shape or colour, or it may be unsightly, painful or restricting your movement. The procedure can be carried out by one of our experienced cosmetic surgeons. It would be carried out under local anaesthetic, take about 20 to 30 minutes and you would be able to drive home following the procedure.

Scar revision

Many people have scars, for a number of reasons, and scar revision surgery is often the answer to improve its appearance. The surgery is carried out by our experienced cosmetic surgeons. It is carried out under local anaesthetic and takes about 30 minutes to an hour. The surgery is carried out as a day case and you would not be required to stay overnight in hospital.

Thigh and buttock uplift

If you are looking for a smoother and more trim looking figure, a thigh and buttock uplift could be the answer. It is designed to decrease the amount of loose or baggy skin around your thighs and bottom.

Also known as a lower body lift this surgery can help with stubborn areas of sagging skin that you may have been unable to shift through diet or exercise. This surgery is not considered a weight loss surgery though and it is advisable to have it once you have reached your target weight.

The procedure involves excess fat and skin being removed through incisions in the thighs and buttocks, the procedure will be completed under general anaesthetic and will require you to stay in hospital for a night or two.

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is aimed to flatten your stomach, giving you a slimmer, more shapely figure.

The procedure should not be used as a weight loss tool, but should be used once your target weight has been reached.

For the surgery to be completed incisions are made across the lower abdomen and around the belly button. Excess fat and skin is then removed, or stretched, or torn muscles pulled together and stitched in place. The remaining skin is then pulled tight, and a new hole is made for your belly button.

You will be left with a scar along the top of your bikini line, and around your tummy button, although many women are able to hide this with underwear.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic so you will be put to sleep during the surgery, and often an overnight stay, or two, is required in hospital.

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