BODY TREATMENTS

Time, weight change and childbirth can have effects on our body’s shape and contour, which may be improved by surgery.


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ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)

How long will the operation take?
Between 2-3 hours

Will I need a general anaesthetic?
Yes, you will be asleep for the surgery

How many nights will I have to be in hospital? 
You will be in hospital for 1-2 nights after the surgery

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work? 
You will receive painkillers in hospital and after discharge to control the pain. Most people take 2 – 3 weeks off work, but you may need longer if you have a job which requires heavy lifting.

What should I avoid after the operation?
Avoid exercise until 4 weeks post op. Start gently and gradually increase activity. Avoid exercises directly focused on abdominal muscles (like crunches/ situps) for 12 weeks.

What are the risks of the operation? 
Any operation carries some risks. Bruising, swelling, temporary fluid collection, numbness, asymmetry are common. Infection, bad scarring, extra skin at the ends of the scar, irregularity, permanent numbness are uncommon.

When will I need appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns. Routinely at 1 week, 3 months to assess final result. Scar continue to improve over 18 months.

How much will it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »

For more information: www.baaps.org.uk/procedures/abdominal-reduction

 


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LIPOSUCTION

How long will the operation take?
Between 1-2 hours

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you are asleep for the operation 

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
You will be in hospital for the day, or sometimes overnight.

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work? 
You will receive painkillers in hospital and after discharge to control the pain. Most people take 1-2 weeks off work, but you may need longer.

What should I avoid after the operation?
Gentle exercise from 2 weeks after the operation, then full activity from 4 weeks after the operation. Start gently and gradually increase activity.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks. Bruising, swelling are usual and last from 3 – 10 days. Temporary numbness and skin irregularity are common. Permanent numbness, infection, bad scarring, irregularity are uncommon.

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns. Routinely at 1 week, 3 months to assess final result.

How much will it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »

For more information:www.baaps/procedures/liposuction

 


UPPER ARM REDUCTION

How long will the operation take?
Between 1-2 hours

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you are asleep for the operation

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
You will be in hospital for the day, or sometimes overnight.

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work?
You will receive painkillers in hospital and after discharge to control the pain. Most people take 1-2 weeks off work, but you may need longer.

What should I avoid after the operation?
Gentle exercise for 2 weeks post op, jogging after 4 weeks, full activity after 6 weeks. Start gently and gradually increase activity.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks. Bruising, swelling are usual and last from 3 – 10 days. Temporary numbness and temporary skin irregularity are common. Permanent numbness, infection, bad scarring, delayed healing and irregularity are uncommon.

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns. Routinely at 1 week, 3 months to assess final result.

How much does it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »

 


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THIGH REDUCTION

How long will the operation take?
Between 1-2 hours

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you are asleep for the operation

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
You will be in hospital for one night after the operation.

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work?
You will receive painkillers in hospital and after discharge to control the pain. Most people take 2-3 weeks off work, but you may need longer.

What should I avoid after the operation?
You can walk straight after the surgery and do gentle exercise after 4 weeks. You should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for 6 weeks after surgery.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks. Bruising, swelling are usual and last from 3 – 10 days. Temporary numbness and skin irregularity are common. Permanent numbness, infection, bad scarring, irregularity and fluid collections are uncommon. The scars can stretch slightly after the surgery.

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns. Routinely at 1 week, 3 months to assess final result.

How much does it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »

 


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LOWER BODY LIFT

How long will the operation take?
Between 3-4 hours

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you are asleep for the operation

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
Most people stay in hospital for 2 or 3 nights after the operation

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work?
You will receive painkillers in hospital and after discharge to control the pain. Most people take 3-4 weeks off work, but you may need more or less time, depending on the type of work you do.

What should I avoid after the operation?
You can walk straight after the surgery and do gentle exercise after 4 weeks. You should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for 6 - 12 weeks after surgery.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks. Bruising, swelling are usual and last from 3 – 10 days. Temporary numbness and skin irregularity are common. Permanent numbness, infection, bad scarring, irregularity, asymmetry and persistent fluid collections are uncommon.

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns. Routinely at 1 week, 3 months to assess final result.

How much does it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »

 


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LABIAL RESHAPING

How long will the operation take?
Less than 1 hour

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you will be asleep for the surgery and local anaesthetic is used whilst you are asleep, so you are comfortable when you wake up.

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
You will be able to go home the same day as the operation.

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work?
You will receive painkillers in hospital and after discharge to control the pain. Most people take a few days off work, but you may need longer.

What should I avoid after the operation?
You can walk straight after the surgery and do gentle exercise after 2 weeks. You should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for 4 weeks after surgery.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks. Bruising, swelling and very mild bleeding (like a light period) are usual and last from 3 – 7 days. Temporary numbness and skin irregularity are common. Permanent numbness, infection, bad scarring and asymmetry are uncommon.

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns. Routinely at 1 week, 3 months to assess final result.

How much does it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »