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Private surgery to repair or reconstruct damaged tissue and skin

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If you are looking for a plastic surgeon near you, our experts are here help. Our network of experienced consultant plastic surgeons offer the latest techniques, bespoke treatment plans and exceptional levels of care.

With more than 50 locations across the UK, you're never far from your local Circle Hospital. When you choose to go private with us, you're choosing consultant-led treatment in a peaceful environment, designed with the patient in mind. Our multidisciplinary teams value compassion as highly as they value clinical excellence.

We usually have appointments available within 48 hours, and once you and your consultant have decided on the right treatment plan for you, things will move as quickly as you want them to. You could be having your surgery in as little as two weeks.

Call or book online today to find out how our plastic surgeons can help you.

Plastic surgery is used to repair or reconstruct damaged tissue and skin. It aims to restore the function and the appearance of the damaged or deformed area.

Plastic surgery can be used to treat issues that you are born with, for example a cleft palate or webbed fingers. It can be used to treat scars and burns or other significant injuries. And you might also have plastic surgery if you have had to have surgery to remove a tumour or cancerous tissue.

Plastic surgery is different from cosmetic surgery, which is concerned with achieving a desired appearance. Plastic surgery is primarily concerned with restoring and preserving function, though improved appearance is often an added benefit.

Many of our consultants are both plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons, though some will specialise in only one of the two. We also work with surgeons who offer plastic surgery for just one area of the body, for example oculoplastic surgeons specialise in eye surgery.

If you have plastic surgery with Circle Health Group you will be treated by our multidisciplinary team and, where appropriate, consultants from different specialties will work together to ensure you get the best treatment based on your individual needs.

You can access plastic surgery treatment with us using private medical insurance or by paying for your own treatment.

Plastic surgery won't always be covered by health insurance, so you should speak to your provider first.

If you want to pay for your own treatment, you can either pay in full or take advantage of our flexible payment options, which allow you to spread the cost over a period of up to five years.

Our self-pay customers benefit from fixed-price packages, meaning you'll know exactly what you're going to pay before you book your surgery. Your initial consultation and early diagnostic tests won't be included, but the cost of your surgery and hospital fees are, and so is your aftercare programme. There are no hidden costs down the line.

The most common reasons why you might want to have plastic surgery include:

Correcting birth defects and abnormalities

Many conditions that are present at birth and cause abnormalities can be treated with plastic surgery. Common examples include cleft lips and palates, deformities to the hands or limbs (including extra fingers or toes), and significant birth marks. These issues can range from the mild to the severe, and while they are often treated in early childhood, you might also decide as an adult that you want to have corrective surgery.


Most burns are minor and will not need major treatment, but burns that affect a large area of the body can be very serious. Plastic surgery can improve the appearance of burns, but more importantly it can relieve some of the problems caused by burns, including pain and tightness as well as reduced movement.


Scars are part of your body's natural healing process and occur following an injury or wound. Plastic surgery for scars through scar reconstruction and correction can help improve the appearance of your scar.

Damage following an injury

Severe injuries from an accident or sport can cause damaged tissue or a loss of healthy tissue. Reconstructive surgery after trauma can help restore healthy tissue. It can vary from nose plastic surgery to reconstruction of larger sections of your body.

Reconstruction following surgery for cancer

If you need surgery to remove cancerous tissues, you might be left with a deformity, unevenness or scarring that you want to have repaired with surgery.

The most common techniques used by plastic surgeons include:

Skin grafts

A skin graft is an area of healthy skin that's moved from one part of your body to another, replacing lost or damaged skin. Often the graft will be taken from an area that heals well, such as your thigh or buttocks.

Skin flap surgery

This is where your surgeon takes healthy skin, along with its blood vessels, and transfers it to another area without fully detaching it from your body at any point.

Tissue expansion

This is when areas of healthy tissue are stretched to encourage your body to grow extra skin that can then be used to reconstruct a damaged area.

Fat transfer

If you have uneven or missing areas of fat, a fat transfer can correct them by moving fat from another area of the body to 'fill in' the uneven area.

Our plastic surgeons perform a wide variety of procedures to treat many different injuries and conditions. Some of the procedures we perform most frequently include:

Reconstructive breast surgery

A mastectomy (breast removal) can be used to treat breast cancer in both men and women. If you're undergoing a mastectomy to treat breast cancer, your surgeon might talk with you about breast reconstruction surgery. This can restore the natural shape and appearance of your breasts.

Carpal tunnel release surgery

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the nerve in your wrist becomes compressed. This puts pressure on your nerve, and can lead to numbness and pain in your hands and fingers. Carpal tunnel release surgery can help resolve your symptoms.

Reconstruction after trauma

Our talented surgeons offer a variety of techniques and approaches to correct tissue and bone damage as a result of accident or injury. This can include anything from skin grafts and skin flaps to fat transfer, as well as cartilage and bone grafts.

Reconstruction and correction of scars

Scar reconstruction or correction can reduce the visibility of your scar. Healthy tissue through nearby flaps of skin or skin grafts can be then used to fill the space produced by the release of your scar.

The first step will usually be an initial consultation with a surgeon. They will help you to identify the best course of treatment for your personal circumstances.

To start your treatment journey with Circle Health Group, book a consultation with one of our talented plastic surgeons. You can do this using our easy online booking portal, or you can call and speak to someone directly.

When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and consultant suit your needs
  • Personalised, consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams
  • Private ensuite rooms as standards and delicious healthy meals
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly.

Content reviewed by Circle in-house team in February 2023. Next review due February 2026.

  1. Plastic surgery, NHS
  2. Congenital anomalies, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  3. Burns, British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

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