Liposuction and smart/ laser liposuction
Prices: from £400 (chin) – £1,140 (abdomen or thighs)
Liposuction removes those areas of fat that can stubbornly resist dieting and exercise in women such as the hips, stomach and thighs. In men, it is often the stomach, love handles and sometimes the chest. It is also possible to treat a double chin.
With improved liposculpture techniques, it is possible to carve out an improved body shape by removing fat in specific areas. Our liposculpture treatment removes sub-cutaneous fat via power-assisted liposuction.
The areas to be treated are injected with a fluid which contains a mixture of saline, adrenaline (to minimize bleeding) and xylocaine (local anaesthetic). When the fluid is injected it helps to breakdown the fat cells which are then removed with the help of a fine aspirating tube. There are practically no scars. Small 4mm incisions are made in natural creases. This procedure is carried out using intravenous sedation, which means you will be asleep.
Liposuction is not to be used as an alternative to dieting. It can only remove the fat which is just under the skin. However, if you have struggled to lose weight for a long time it can definitely help with your appearance.
Immediately after surgery you will be fitted with drains and a special compression garment, which you will wear for one month night and day, changing dressings as directed. The aim is to compress the body’s tissue, to avoid fluid or blood collection in the empty spaces. The correct use of the compression garment determines the final result of the liposculpture. Post procedure, you will stay overnight in our modern clinic. The local anaesthetic will continue to take effect for several hours after. As the local anaesthetic wears off, you will feel some pain and stiffness, which you can control with painkillers, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol.
The day following surgery you may have some difficulty in getting up and walking. Sometimes after liposculpture to the abdomen, you might feel like you’ve done too many sit-ups the day before! These symptoms will subside after a few days.
If you have a sedentary job, you may return to work 1-2 days later.
You may practice sport as soon as you feel able following surgery. Physical exercise improves blood circulation and helps recovery. Bruising will disappear 2-3 weeks following surgery. You may have a bath 2-3 days post-surgery.
After 2-3 weeks, when the swelling and bruising have subsided, you will be able to see the result of your liposculpture.
You will have an aftercare appointment with your surgeon the following morning and each of the following days in order to check your recovery and for you to ask any questions.
Before having any laser treatment we offer a consultation with our fully qualified surgeon and dermatologist, Adam Kalecinski, who is a member of Polish Society of Dermatology. During the consultation Adam will discuss your needs and examine your skin. We offer various treatments at the clinic including all those on the list below. Adam will recommend the treatment that is best for your circumstances.
CO2 Laser Treatment (£750 face and £859 face and neck).
A carbon dioxide (CO2) skin resurfacing laser through advanced technology, precisely removes the outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the softer, smoother, and younger looking underlying skin. The CO2 laser is used to reduce the depth of deeper facial lines and wrinkles. It is a skin resurfacing treatment, meaning that (rather than using chemicals or a sanding device) a laser is used to remove the outer layer of your skin. This has the advantage that the laser also stimulates deeper to the important collagen layer of the skin, so that the collagen starts to renew itself more quickly.
Benefits of CO2 Laser Skin Treatment.
As well as removing lines, the CO2 laser can also reduce the appearance of scars and many other skin imperfections and increase collagen production. It can help with uneven skin colouration. Benefits are not limited to the effective correction of moderate to deep lines and wrinkles. Laser treatment tightens the skin and can be used on the upper eye area to rejuvenate the eye lids, and treats uneven pigmentation, photo-damage, acne scars, smallpox and varicella scars, precancerous spots, and a host of other skin imperfections and benign lesions.
‘Fraxel re:store®’ treatment – is used by doctors to treat wrinkled, sun-damaged and aging skin as well as ache scars and stretch marks for mild to severe skin damage (£450). This is the original and most popular Fraxel treatment.
Fraxel repair is also used for ablative removal procedures such as treatment of wrinkles furrows and fine lines.
Price: £1,600 (endoscopic) or £1,400 (normal or via eyes)
Sometimes called a forehead lift, a brow lift removes frown lines to produce a smoother forehead and a more youthful appearance.
The procedure may sometimes be performed using an endoscope (surgical video device) and other specialized instruments to make small incisions along the hairline. This allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be repositioned, altered or removed, thus correcting the source of visible creases and furrows in the forehead. Correction of a low or sagging brow may be made with or without the use of an endoscope through incisions at the temples and in the scalp.
The brow lift can also be done by making incisions either side of the forehead near the temples and pulling the underlining muscles upwards.
A third technique which is sometimes used by our surgeon is a brow lift via the upper eyelids. This is normally done at the same time as upper eye lid surgery. The surgeon carefully works through the incision and from here, can reach the muscles on the forehead. This is a particularly useful procedure when patients feel that as they have aged they have been left with a ‘cross expression’ due to the wrinkling between their eyebrows.
A brow lift is designed to correct or improve wrinkling as well as loss of tone and sagging of the eyebrows which often happens to people as they age.
You will be able to leave the clinic after your procedure. Any pain is minimal although you will be given pain killers like ibuprofen and paracetamol to lessen any discomfort in the first 24 hours following surgery. Dissolvable stitches are used.
You will have an aftercare appointment with your surgeon the following morning and everyday thereafter in order to check your recovery and for you to ask any questions and for the next few mornings after surgery.
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Eye surgery for lid/bag removal (blepharoplasty)
Price: £850 (upper or lower) - £1400 (both)
This procedure gives a more youthful look to your eyes, removing some of the wrinkles and the eye bags. Upper eye surgery helps remove the hooded look to your eyes and lower eye surgery removes bags.
For the upper eyelids, the incision is made in the natural crease line that occurs just above the eyelashes. The incision might extend into the crow's feet or laughter lines at the outer corners of your eyes. Working along the incisions your surgeon will separate the skin from the subcutaneous layers and remove excess fat and trim sagging muscle and skin. The incisions will then be closed with very fine sutures.
For the lower eyelids the incision starts underneath the eyelashes and extends 1cm or so outwards into the crow's feet area. The skin is then lifted upwards and outwards, gently tensioning the area. Any overlapping skin is removed. Again the incisions are closed with very fine sutures.
You need to stay 6 nights if you would like the surgeon to remove your stitches but if you know a nurse or GP who will take them out back in the UK, you will only need to stay 2 nights.
You will be able to leave the clinic after your procedure. Your surgeon will probably lubricate your eyes with ointment and may apply a bandage. Some bruising and swelling will be experienced during the first and second weeks, however the majority of the swelling usually subsides after the first 10 days. Your eyelids may feel dry at first, but eye drops can help with this. Thin scars will remain as a result of the surgery but are barely visible to the naked eye.
You will have an aftercare appointment with your surgeon the following morning and the following days in order to check your recovery and for you to ask any questions.
Recovery varies from patient to patient and it is advisable to take it easy for the first week after surgery. Most people are ready to go out and return to work after a week to 10 days. You should keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days and avoid more strenuous activities for about three weeks.
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