We understand that having surgery can often be a time of anxiety and worry, but our experienced and caring medical staff will be there for you, holding your hand, every step of the way.
Brow Lift – this procedure can be performed in several ways. For a coronal brow lift, your surgeon will remove excess skin through a cut across the top of your scalp, hidden within your hair. Your muscles that cause frown lines are shortened and your eyebrows lifted.
Alternatively keyhole surgery can be performed using special surgical instruments inserted through tiny cuts in your hairline. This reduces the muscles that cause frown lines and there is minimal scarring.
Each method can be performed under general or local anaesthetic. Your surgeon will discuss this with you beforehand.
Chin implant surgery – your surgeon will build out on your receding chin 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 means there will be no visible scarring. Sometimes the implant may be inserted through a cut in the natural crease of your chin.
The material used for the implant is usually silicone or another manufactured material. This surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic.
Ear pinning (pinnaplasty) – during this operation, your surgeon makes cuts behind each ear. The cartilage may be re-shaped, folded, or some of it removed. Stitches are then used to hold the ear back in its new position. The operation normally takes one to two hours. It can be performed under general anaesthetic or under local anaesthetic, for which you may also be offered a sedative to help you relax.
Eyelid surgery or eyebag removal (blepharoplasty) – this operation removes excess skin, fat and muscle from around your eyes.
For surgery on the upper eyelids, your surgeon will make cuts into the natural lines and creases in the lid and into the laughter lines at the corner of your eye.
On the lower eyelids, the cut will usually be just below your eyelashes.
This means scars run along the eye’s natural folds, concealing them. It usually takes one or two hours and can be performed as a day-case, but an overnight stay in hospital is sometimes required.
It can be performed under general or local anaesthetic.
Facelift – we offer several different techniques for a facelift (your consultant will discuss these with you beforehand). During a full facelift, your surgeon will make a surgical incision right around your hairline, past the front of your ear and sometimes under your chin. He or she will then carefully remove excess skin and fat, tightening the muscles. This is performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation can take four hours.
Mole, cyst, wart, and skin tag removal – most of these skin lesions will be removed using a scalpel under local anaesthetic. Other techniques include applying chemical treatments or freezing the skin. Sometimes a laser is used to destroy the lesion, while skin tags may be simply snipped off with surgical scissors.
Removing a skin lesion is a quick, straightforward procedure and is most often performed as an out-patient or day-case procedure.
Scar revision or removal – this involves several forms of possible treatment, such as laser therapy and micro dermabrasion. Both remove the top layers of skin so that when it grows back it looks smoother and the appearance of the scar is reduced.
For laser therapy, pulses of light are used to reduce the redness of your scar and the laser can also remove the top layers of the skin to make the scar flatter.
For micro dermabrasion, your surgeon will remove the upper layers of your skin with specialist equipment.
Scar revision usually takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour and is normally performed as a day-case procedure - often under local anaesthetic.
(Please note not all procedures may be available, please enquire at the hospital.)