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Cosmetic surgery

Private cosmetic procedures in Harrow. 

Cosmetic surgery is an umbrella term that describes medical procedures to change your appearance for cosmetic rather than medical purposes. Unlike plastic surgery, which repairs and reconstructs damaged tissue and skin, cosmetic surgery is performed to achieve your desired appearance. This form of surgery is typically carried out by General Surgeons, Cosmetic Surgeon, and Plastic Surgeons.

The procedures and techniques of cosmetic surgery enhance your appearance, improving proportion, symmetry, aesthetic appeal, and – most importantly – your confidence. It is a common misconception that the desire to have cosmetic surgery derives from vanity. This is simply not true. If you are unhappy with the look and feel of a part of your body, it can have a devastating impact on your self-confidence. This can feed into how you function in daily life, affecting your relationships, career, and mental health. 

At The Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow, we have a network of skilled Cosmetic Surgeons committed to delivering the results you desire. We help people in Harrow, Wembley, Northolt and further afield get the outcome that’s right for them. 

Cosmetic surgery can transform your appearance, helping you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin. There are several forms of cosmetic surgery, including cosmetic teeth surgery (teeth whitening or dental implants) and cosmetic eye surgery. 

There are many reasons why you might want cosmetic surgery, including:  

Unwanted signs of ageing: Ageing is a natural process. As you age, the fat in your skin can lose volume and move downwards. This can cause deep folds around your nose, mouth and neck. If you are unhappy with the changes that ageing brings, you might desire a facelift procedure to tighten and lift your skin and soft tissues.  

Unwanted skin on your stomach: Excess skin on your stomach can be caused by pregnancy or significant weight loss. An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, can remove excess skin from your stomach.   

The desire to have larger breasts: If you feel unhappy about the shape or size of your breasts, breast enlargement surgery will enlarge your breasts, making them look and feel firmer and fuller.  

The desire to have smaller breasts: You might be unhappy because your breasts are large. If so, breast reduction surgery decreases the size of your breasts by removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from your breasts.  

Dissatisfaction about the appearance of your nose: Breathing issues, or feeling dissatisfied about the appearance of your nose, are two reasons why you might want to change the shape of your nose. This procedure is known as rhinoplasty (nose surgery, or a nose job). An open rhinoplasty is more invasive nose operation. This is used for people in need of more extensive nose contouring and reduction. 

At The Clementine Hospital in Harrow, we offer a range of cosmetic procedures to suit your requirements. These include:

Breast augmentation

Also known as breast enlargement surgery, breast augmentation surgery is performed to increase the size of your breasts. It involves placing breast implants under your breast tissue or chest muscles. This procedure can also correct uneven breasts.

Breast reduction surgery

Breast reduction surgery can improve the shape and size of your breasts, making them smaller, lighter and more lifted. You might want breast reduction surgery to improve the appearance of your breasts. In some cases, the heaviness and strain of your breasts might cause back pain and discomfort, which can be resolved with breast reduction surgery.

Cosmetic surgery for men

Male cosmetic surgery is very common. Some men have one or more breasts that are unusually large. Known as gynaecomastia, this occurs when excess breast tissue develops in the chest. While it is not harmful, it can lead to feelings of embarrassment and distress. Breast reduction surgery for men is typically performed by removing excess fatty tissue with a scalpel (surgical knife) or by using liposuction to suck it out. Sometimes, both techniques will be used.

Facelift surgery

This form of facial cosmetic surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, lifts and pulls back the skin on your face, making your face look tighter and smoother, and as a result – younger. There are many kinds of facelifts, depending on which area of your face is being lifted. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will ensure you receive the type of facelift you desire.

Tummy tuck surgery

Also called an abdominoplasty, this surgery typically involves removing excess skin, fat and stretch marks from your tummy, improving the aesthetic appeal of the area. It is often performed to remove skin that cannot be eliminated through exercise, such as excess skin caused by pregnancy.

Other cosmetic procedures we offer at The Clementine Hospital in Harrow

These are just some of the cosmetic procedures we offer at. Whichever procedure you choose, you will have it in a safe and private hospital environment, maintained by a multidisciplinary team of caring and compassionate healthcare professionals.

Other procedures we offer include:

  • Cosmetic chin surgery (genioplasty)
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Neck lift / cosmetic neck surgery
  • Scar revision
  • Liposuction
  • Nose surgery / nose job (rhinoplasty)

It is often performed to remove skin that cannot be eliminated through exercise, such as excess skin caused by pregnancy.

At The Clementine Churchill Hospital, you can usually see a Cosmetic Surgeon for your initial consultation within 48 hours of booking your appointment with us.  

At your initial consultation, your Surgeon will take a detailed examination of your medical history to ensure you are healthy for surgery. They will also want to know about existing medical conditions you suffer from, as well as any medication you take. 

You will usually undergo a physical examination during this consultation. For example, if you desire breast augmentation surgery, your Consultant will carefully examine your breasts beforehand. Do not be afraid to questions during your first consultation. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to:   

  • Find out what will happen during the procedure  
  • Understand more about your recovery and aftercare period  
  • Understand how long you can expect the results to last  
  • Understand which surgical techniques are available and which will work best for you  
  • Understand how to prepare for your procedure and the next steps in your journey following your consultation

During your consultation, your Surgeon will ask what you want from surgery to ensure they achieve your desired outcome.   

The process of your procedure will depend on the procedure you have. We explain the processes for three common cosmetic procedures below.

Breast augmentation: the process explained

During this procedure, you will be placed under general anaesthetic. Your Surgeon will begin by making a cut in the skin next to or below your breast(s).

They will insert a breast implant through this incision in each breast.

There are two types of breast implants, each made from a different material: silicone or saline. You should discuss the benefits of each type of breast implant with your Surgeon to determine which implant will work best for you.

After your surgeon has positioned the implant(s), either between your breast tissue and chest muscles or behind your chest muscle, they will stitch the incision(s) to close your skin and cover it with dressing.

The operation typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

Facelift surgery: the process explained

Facelift surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic, but can sometimes be performed under local anaesthetic and sedation. There are three main types of facelifts performed surgically:

SMAS facelift: This surgery targets the lower two thirds of your face. During this procedure, your Surgeon will make incision(s) at your temple(s) above your hairline, that will travel down behind your ears. The skin and muscles beneath these incisions (including your facial and neck tissue and muscles) will be lifted and excess skin will be removed. You will have a head dressing after the procedure.

MACS facelift: During this surgery, your Surgeon will make an incision(s) from your temple(s) down in front of your ears, travelling just behind your earlobes. The skin and muscles beneath these incisions will also be lifted and excess skin will be removed.

Mid-facelift: A mid facelift targets the area below your lower eyelids and over your cheekbones. Your surgeon will make small cuts along your hairline and inside your mouth (in the groove above your upper teeth) or in your lower eyelid. They will use specialist surgical instruments and stitches to lift your cheeks and remove excess skin.

Most facelifts take two to three hours to perform.

Tummy tuck surgery: the process explained

There are 2 types of abdominoplasty surgery: partial and full abdominoplasty. Both are usually performed under a general anaesthetic.

During partial abdominoplasty, your Surgeon will make a large incision across your lower tummy, separate the skin from the abdominal wall below your belly button, remove any excess fat and skin, and then pull together your remaining skin before stitching it back in place.

During full abdominoplasty surgery, your Surgeon will make a large incision across your lower tummy, from hip to hip, just above your pubic area. They will then cut under the skin above your umbilicus (belly button), pulling it downwards and tightening it. They will also remove any excess fat and skin before stitching the incisions.

Your recovery journey will depend on which procedure you undergo. It can also depend on other factors such as your age, fitness level and general health.

Some cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation surgery, are day-case procedures, meaning you can return home on the same day. Other procedures, such as a tummy tuck, often require you to stay in hospital for two to three days following surgery.  

Breast augmentation recovery

After breast augmentation surgery, you might be able to leave hospital on the same day as your surgery. You will be offered pain relief for any discomfort after surgery and will be encouraged to continue to do this safely at home.

It can take a few weeks to fully recover from surgery, so you should take at least two weeks off work to rest and recover. You can drive again after one week, but you should avoid strenuous activity for at least four weeks.  

Facelift surgery recovery

Most people need to stay in hospital overnight following facelift surgery. You might experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort after surgery. This is normal, so don’t worry. If you have had a neck lift during the procedure, you might also feel tightness around your neck. When in hospital, you will be offered pain relief to relieve these symptoms.   

It takes around two to four weeks to fully recover from a facelift. You will need to take this time off work to rest and recover.  

Tummy tuck surgery recovery

Most people need to stay in hospital overnight following facelift surgery. It usually takes around six weeks to fully recover from the surgery and see its effects. You should avoid strenuous activity during this time, and take at least two weeks off work to rest and recover.  

Your healthcare team at The Clementine Hospital in Harrow will explain your recovery in detail before you have surgery to ensure you understand what to expect.  

  • Rhinoplasty:starting from £4,644*
  • Breast augmentation: ranging from £13,580 to £16,408*
  • Male breast reduction: starting from £2,144*
  • Breast reduction: starting from £3,409*
  • Tummy tuck: starting from £3,602*

You don't have to worry about your cosmetic surgery financing. Paying for surgery with us is an easy process. We offer many flexible easy payment options. These help you to spread the cost of your payment across a timeline that suits your needs. Our payment options include:

  • Monthly installments: Our flexible payments option from Chrysalis Finance means you can pay a series of monthly repayments over a period that suits your schedule.
  • Private medical insurance: If you are using private medical insurance for treatment, you need to speak to your insurance provider to obtain authorisation about any excess on your claim. 

*The prices that are shown above are an estimate for self-pay customers. The final cost of your knee treatment will always be confirmed in writing after your consultation. Further terms and conditions apply.  

To find out more about the process of paying for your treatment, you can speak to a trusted member of our advisory team on 0208 8723872.

It is important to remember that complications from cosmetic surgery are rare and that complications can occur during any surgery, not just cosmetic surgery. 

Potential complications during cosmetic surgery include:  

  • Infection  
  • Nerve damage  
  • Scarring  
  • Pain and discomfort  
  • Blood clots  

Please discuss the likelihood of these occurring with your Cosmetic Surgeon. They will be able to alleviate any concerns you might have. 

At The Clementine Hospital, we offer our private procedures to people living in Harrow, Wembley, Northolt and further afield.

With us, you can benefit from:  

  • Expert care from a compassionate team  
  • Stringent checks and processes to ensure your safety at all times  
  • Free, easy-to-access parking around the clock  
  • Catering services that adapt to all your dietary requirements  
  • En-suite hospital rooms with Wi-Fi, TV and direct-dial telephone  
  • Sophisticated onsite diagnostic equipment, including MRI and CT scanning   
  • Exceptional ratings, with 96.9% of patients likely to recommend us to their friends and family  
  • The ability to choose the hospital most convenient for you  

Transform your appearance and regain your confidence today.  

Get started by booking an appointment online or phoning a member of our advisory team on 0208 8723872

Specialists offering Cosmetic surgery

Mr Musa Barkeji

Consultant Surgeon

MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS(General Surgery)

The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more Syon Clinic

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Mr Awwad Awwad

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

MB, BCh(Hons), MSc, FRCS

The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more Syon Clinic

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Dr Sohail Mansoor

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon

MBBS, DTM, DRCP Derm, MSc Derm, CSER Derm FRCP (London), DABAAM (USA)

The Cavell Hospital 4 more The Chiltern Hospital The Clementine Churchill Hospital Hendon Hospital The Kings Oak Hospital

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Mr Alistair Slesser

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS(Eng), MSc, MD(Res), FRCS(Gen.Surg)

Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Shailesh Vadodaria

Consultant, Aesthetic & Re-Constructive Plastic Surgeon

M.B,B.S; M.S; M.Ch; FRCS

The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Manolis Heliotis

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

BDS(Rand), MBChB(Stell), MSc, FDSRCS, FRCS(OMFS)

The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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