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Plastic & cosmetic surgery

Surgery to restore function and improve appearance

Ageing, weight loss, injury and life events like pregnancy and childbirth can all alter your appearance.

If you are unhappy with these physical changes, there are a few different things you may try. Diet and exercise can often help, but there is a limit to what can be achieved with these options. Alternatively, you may try to cover up the problem with clothing and make-up, but these also have their limits.

Over time, if you continue to be unhappy with unwanted physical changes you may find that your self-esteem and confidence is affected, sometimes significantly.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgery procedures can help restore, improve and enhance appearance. Depending on the focus of their work, a doctor who specialises in this field may be known as either a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, a Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon or a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon.

Cosmetic surgery uses surgical and non-surgical treatments to improve or enhance a particular aspect of your natural appearance. Common examples include breast augmentation (enlargement) and a tummy tuck.

The reconstructive branch of Plastic Surgery is carried out to improve the appearance and/or function in tissue that has been damaged by a congenital defect, trauma, disease or burns. A common example is removal of skin cancer.

At The Highfield Hospital, our highly experienced Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons would be delighted to meet with you to discuss the options available to you for your particular requirements.

It is important to know that surgery is not always the most appropriate choice for everybody, but, when you meet with one of our consultants, they will be able to give you a realistic view of what can be achieved through surgery and the results you could see, so that you have the information to make an informed choice.

Our consultants provide a range of treatments, including:

  • Breast reduction – reduces the size of the breasts so that they are more proportional to your frame
  • Breast uplift (mastopexy) – improves the appearance of empty, sagging or droopy breasts
  • Breast enlargement (augmentation)
  • Breast asymmetry – improves the uneven appearance of the breasts by a reduction of the larger breast or an augmentation and uplift of the smaller one
  • Nipple and areola reconstruction
  • Revision breast surgery
  • Male breast surgery for Gynecomastia (‘Man boobs’)
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) - removes excess abdominal skin, corrects abdominal muscle separation (rectus divarication) and improves the shape and contour of the tummy
  • Lower body lift (belt lipectomy) - improves the appearance of the tummy
  • Arm lift (brachioplasty) – removes excess fat and skin on the upper part of your arm to improve appearance
  • Thigh lift - removes excess fat and skin to improve the shape and contour of the thigh
  • Body contouring
  • Labiaplasty
  • Liposuction – removes excess fat from those parts of the body with are resistant to exercise (hips, thighs, flanks, and tummy)
  • Facelift
  • Eyelid surgery – restores a more youthful appearance to the eyes
  • Correction of prominent ears (pinnaplasty or otoplasty)
  • Soft tissue surgery, including skin flaps and tissue expansion
  • Scar revision – to improve the appearance of a scar from a previous injury, surgery, piercing or disease
  • Removal of skin cancers
  • Split ear lobe repair
  • Removal of mole, skin tag, cyst, wart or lipoma

As well as these surgical options, we can also provide non-surgical and non-invasive treatments like:

  • Wrinkle reduction treatments
  • Dermal fillers
  • Fat transfer

If you are considering surgery, a consultation is your opportunity to explore different options available that could help you to achieve the physical change(s) you are interested in.

Many people self-refer while others are referred to us by their GP or a consultant in another speciality, like Dermatology.

In a comfortable, relaxed and unhurried environment, you will be able to talk openly with your consultant about your concerns and what you are hoping to achieve with surgery.

They will be able to explain treatment options to you, discussing how they are done and what the recovery will be like. It can sometimes be difficult to picture what surgery can achieve, so you may be able to see pre- and post-op photos of people who have previously had a similar procedure.

It is important to be realistic about what can and cannot be achieved with surgery, and your consultant will be able to help clarify this during your consultation.

Before deciding to go ahead with any surgery, it is important you have plenty of time to consider all the options available to you. For this reason, we can arrange a second appointment for you. At this second appointment, your consultant will talk with you again about the procedure, explaining the results you should realistically see as well as any risks of potential complications you need to be aware of.

For your peace of mind, you will always see the same consultant when you visit, and they will be the person who carries out your surgery. You will never be seen by a junior doctor. This ensures excellent continuity of care at every stage of your treatment and makes it very easy to contact the right person with any questions or concerns.

Most people who visit us for Plastic or Cosmetic surgery will not require any imaging or diagnostic scans before surgery. If they are needed however, we can arrange quick and easy access to on-site X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound for you.

When you choose to have your Plastic or Cosmetic surgery at The Highfield Hospital, you will benefit from:

  • Fast access to a leading expert – We can provide you with fast access to one of the top surgeons in the region for expert advice, guidance and treatment.
  • Flexible appointments – Appointments are available throughout the week, making it very easy to book a time that is convenient for you. We can also provide remote consultations by telephone or video call if required (and where clinically appropriate).
  • Recommended by patients – In an independent survey, 99.1% of our patients said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend us to a friend or family member.
  • An experienced team – Your consultant has quick, easy access to on-site specialists in other fields, like dieticians, psychologists, dermatologists, radiologists, physiotherapists and anaesthetists. Simple access to any member of our multidisciplinary team ensures you will always see the most appropriate specialist for your needs at every stage.
  • Location - Situated conveniently on the outskirts of Rochdale Town Centre, the hospital is easy to travel to by public or personal transport. Our 93-space car park is free for patients and visitors.

Whether you are looking for minor skin surgery or a larger procedure such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck or labiaplasty, our experienced surgeons would be delighted to meet with you and give you their expert opinion on the surgical procedures that would be most appropriate for you and your desired outcomes.

For peace of mind and known expert care, why not contact us today to book your Plastic and Cosmetic surgery appointment online? We look forward to welcoming you to The Highfield Hospital and helping you to get clarity about the best way forward as soon as possible.

Specialists offering Plastic & cosmetic surgery

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Mr Robert Winterton

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

MBBS, BMedSci, MPhil, FRCS

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Farhan Qureshi

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon

MB. ChB. (Hons.), FRCOphth

The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Khurram Siddique

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon


The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Mohammed Absar

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon

MBBS MS FRCS (Edin) FRCS (Gen Surgery)

The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Mohammed Miah

Consultant ENT Surgeon


The Highfield Hospital

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