Procedure Guides

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
An abdominoplasty is an operation performed to improve the shape of the abdomen
Arthritis of the hand and thumb
Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of a joint through wear and tear
Benign skin conditions
A large part of many plastic surgeons' work involves removing small, benign skin blemishes
Body contouring
When people undergo significant weight loss they will often be left with excess skin and fat. Body reshaping aims to correct this excess
Botulinum toxins and fillers
Non-surgical fillers

Breast augmentation
Breast augmentation, or enlargement surgery is pone of the most commonly performed cosmetic operations in the UK

Breast reduction
Breast reduction surgery is intended to reduce the size and lift up the breast

Breast reconstruction
Plastic surgeons are frequently involved in the primary reconstruction of the breast following a mastectomy. Our comprehensive guide will help you to make an informed decision about your choices


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A condition caused by mechanical interference with the medial nerve in the wrist

Cleft lip and palate
One in every 600-700 children in the UK is born with one or both of these conditions
Congenital breast and chest conditions
Plastic surgeons are involved with the management of conditions that result in problems with breast development and the development of the muscles of the chest, ribs and breastbone

Congenital chest wall conditions
The chest wall consists of the muscles, ribs and breastbone. Any of these structures can develop in unusual ways, resulting in problems with chest shape.

Craniofacial abnormalities
Craniofacial surgery is used to correct a range of congenital and acquired abnormalities of the skull, face and jaws

Dupuytren's Contracture
Affecting the layer below the skin on the palm of the hand, known as the fascia, Dupuytren's Contracture affects the ability to grip

Ear surgery
The absence, loss of deformation of an ear can cause psychological distress, leading to emotional, educational and occupational difficulties.

Face and brow lift
Rejuvenation procedures performed to restore a patient's face and neck to a more youthful-looking, but natural version of themselves

Facial palsy
The term facial palsy refers to a paralysis of part of the face caused by a dysfunction of the facial nerve

Female genital tract surgery
A range of specialist procedures designed to repair damage and restore function and appearance in the vaginal region

Ganglions and swellings
Ganglions are the most common type of swelling in the hand- They contain a thick, clear liquid called synovial fluid

Hair transplant surgery

Hairs being moved from one part of the body and implanted in another part

Hand trauma
Major injuries that have been sustained to the hand
Head and neck cancer
The development of surgical techniques in the last twenty years has led to major advances in the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer

A condition in which the urethra (the tube through which urine is passed) opens somewhere on the undersurface of the penis

A procedure that can slim and reshape parts of the body
Open fractures of the lower limb
Injuries to the lower limb are often sustained in motor vehicle and sporting accidents

Pressure sores
Pressure sores affect people who are immobilised through sickness or disability 

Pre-tibial lacerations and haematomas

Nose reshaping

Cancer of the body's connective tissues, such as bone, muscle, cartilage and fat

Skin cancer
The incidence of skin cancer is rapidly increasing in the UK. Most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun

Any serious, body-altering injury sustained through accident or impact

Vascular anomalies
These cover a broad spectrum of congenital and acquired skin lesions, ranging from simple discolourations through to large malformations
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