Albyn Hospital21-24 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1RW Directions
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Expert cosmetic services from a team of specialists.
Plastic surgery involves two areas; the reconstruction side, which involves skin cancer, burns, trauma, abdominal wall reconstruction, hand injuries and facial reconstruction.
You also have the cosmetic side.
Our cosmetic surgeons ‘wear quite a broad hat’, says our Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgery, offering a wide range of surgeries, including:
The procedures above fall under ‘body contouring’, particularly in patients that have lost a lot of weight after bariatric surgery or their own dieting.
The clinic here at Albyn also covers facial aesthetic, with non-surgical facial aesthetics (for example, facial fillers) being a key treatment.
Surgical procedures include:
It is now regarded best practice, that for all cosmetic surgery, the patient should have two appointments. They will visit us for their first appointment, before having a ‘cooling-off’ period to decide whether treatment is for them. They will then have a second appointment; historically, these appointments are scheduled two months apart.
For our Consultant, the first appointment follows a ‘fact-finding’ approach, to allow him to find out what the patient needs. He will assess the patient and see whether he agrees with what he or she believes the issue is. Then, the patient will be examined, and our Consultant will work out if your request can be met.
This is driven both on what can be offered, and what the patient wishes – and whether the expectation [from the patient] is realistic, or if there are any other issues which need to be factored in before surgery.
Our Consultant normally advises patients to read up a little bit about the procedure they are interested in; they are advised to do this during the cooling-off period. Patient information leaflets – available on our association website – can be viewed during this time too.
The Second Consultation
You will then be booked in for a second appointment, during which our Consultant will go through the whole process again.
At that point, our Consultant will deal with any questions you may have; he will go over what has been discussed at the first appointment and reassess to see if you are still keen to go ahead with treatment.
In some instances, other psychological components may drive the patient’s desire for a particular treatment. This may mean our Consultant will need to seek the opinion of a psychologist and determine whether it is ethically correct to offer the surgery and assess whether the patient is vulnerable in some way.
In terms of diagnostics, there are several things our Consultant may do as part of the consultation process.
For breast reduction surgery, he may check you are within the correct age group and would consider a mammogram. For revision implant surgery, he may need to look at scans or learn more about previous implant surgery.
Those with abdominal wall hernias may require imaging of the abdominal wall, while weight loss patients often need blood tests, to check they are not nutritionally depleted.
Below is an at-a-glance look at some of the reasons you might choose Albyn Hospital for plastic and cosmetic surgery:
Reduced waiting times – Patients who visit Albyn Hospital can benefit from shorter waiting times than they would if, say, they were to pursue treatment on the NHS.