Cadogan Clinic is a leading specialist cosmetic surgery clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to the leading specialists in breast augmentation, liposuction, and a comprehensive range of face, breast and body treatments.View all Cosmetic Surgery
Cadogan Clinic is a leading specialist cosmetic surgery clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to the leading specialists in breast augmentation, liposuction, and a comprehensive range of face, breast and body treatments.
Cadogan Clinic offers a range of cosmetic surgery to help make the changes you want to your body under the guidance of the very best surgeons in the UK.
A brachioplasty is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits on the upper arm.
Buttock Lift Surgery and Thigh Lift Surgery are procedures to correct drooping of flat buttocks or excess skin on the thighs.
A Brazilian butt lift, often known just by its initials BBL, is a highly popular cosmetic procedure which involves fat transfer to the buttocks to create a fuller bottom. Fat transfer is also commonly known as a fat graft or lipofilling.
Cellulaze Laser Therapy is the world’s first aesthetic laser treatment that uses minimally invasive means to reduce cellulite by directly targeting its actual structure beneath the surface of the skin.
A hernia is when an internal part of the body, such as the intestine, bowel or muscle, pushes through a weakness in the muscle wall or surrounding tissue.
It is common for women to have concerns about the size, shape or definition of their labia, the inner and outer folds that sit either side of the vagina.
SmartLipo, or Laser Liposuction, is an innovative liposuction technique for the removal of unwanted body fat. It utilises laser technology to break down fat cells.
Liposuction can provide an efficient solution for the removal of unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, leaving a more defined shape.
Mons pubis reduction surgery, also known as monsplasty, is an invasive medical procedure to remove the excess skin and fatty tissue from the fatty pad sitting on top of the pubic bone. This fatty pad is known as the mons pubis.
A 'mummy makeover' is a combination of surgeries involving the breast, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs designed to restore the body to its original contours and appearance prior to childbearing.
Scars are unique to the individual and circumstance in which they are formed – they are technically the body’s natural way of healing from an injury. Scar revision procedures are able to deliver excellent results where scarring is especially noticeable and prominent.
Thigh lift surgery reduces the amount of excess skin on patients’ thighs, giving them redefined, slim and taut thighs.
At Cadogan Clinic we offer a specialized Brazilian Abdominoplasty, which restores the shape and skin of the abdomen area. This procedure is offered for anyone who wishes to remove excess skin on your tummy that is more difficult to lose through traditional weight loss or exercise.
An umbilicoplasty, also known as belly button surgery, is a surgical procedure which aims to change the appearance of your belly button, making it more aesthetically pleasing.
Cadogan Clinic offers a full range of cosmetic breast surgery to help make the changes you want to your breasts under the guidance of the best surgeons in the UK.
Breast enlargement surgery, or breast implants or augmentation, is one of our most regularly performed procedures at the Cadogan Clinic and our surgeons are leading experts in this field.
Implant replacement is a procedure commonly chosen when a person would like to replace an aged implant, or would like to change the size or shape of an original implant. On rare occasions, implants can be removed for health reasons, such as capsular contracture.
Female breast size is determined by several factors, including genetics, body weight and hormonal influences.
A breast reconstruction surgery restores the breast to near normal shape, appearance, symmetry & size following mastectomy, lumpectomy or congenital deformities.
A breast reduction, or mammoplasty, is designed to reduce the volume of the breast in order to leave the breast smaller and, in some cases, also more shapely.
Nipple Reduction surgery - carried out on its own or combined with other procedures - reduces the height and width of the nipple, preserving sensation.
Cadogan Clinic offers a wide range of facial cosmetic surgery procedures to help you make the changes you want, under the guidance of the very best surgeons.
Sometimes sagging upper eyelids can be the result of a drooping forehead and eyebrows. In this situation, treating the eyelids alone won’t provide a pleasing or natural appearance. A brow lift is a common procedure that can help solve this issue.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reduction)
As we age, the skin around our eyes starts to lose its elasticity. It is not uncommon to develop eye bags, as our muscles relax, causing the lower eyelids to sag. In addition, our upper eyelids can also start to droop. This effect is often heightened in smokers or those who have had excessive sun exposure.
Chin liposuction, also known as double chin surgery, is a simple surgical procedure to help get rid of a stubborn double chin.
Chin Augmentation (Chin Implants)
Chin Augmentation – also referred to as chin enlargement – is an effective means to enhance facial definition and build a more exact profile. This is a simple surgical procedure, which uses implants to change the underlying structure of the face, providing a better balance for the facial features. Often, this procedure may be combined with rhinoplasty (surgically refining and correcting the shape of the nose) to help balance the facial proportions.
Some people have wounds that tend to overheal. Initially, they heal normally, and then they continue to heal producing a lump which is still growing, red, uncomfortable and itchy.
As we age, the skin on our face starts to lose its elasticity and begins to sag. Creases can become deeper and the jaw and neckline start to droop. Fat on the face, which makes it look plump and smooths out wrinkles, is absorbed as the years go by, so the face appears more gaunt. The rate at which this ageing process occurs varies from person to person and can be a source of frustration for those who want to look as young as they feel.
Lip lift surgery is ideal for people who are looking to add height and definition to the lip, rather than adding volume. However an upper lip lift will help the lips to appear fuller, without the use of fillers.
Look five years younger in 20 minutes with the Micro-Facelift Procedure. Ideal for patients wishing to reduce the visible signs of ageing.
Focussed on removing excess skin around the face, jaw and neck areas, the mini-facelift is an ideal treatment for people wanting to achieve a more youthful appearance without undergoing a full facelift procedure.
Neck lift and double chin surgery treatments can help to reshape the skin around the neck and jaw, reducing the appearance of sagging skin and other visible signs of ageing. At the Cadogan Clinic, our specialist surgeons offer a full range of treatments, including several they have pioneered themselves.
The operation is most suited to patients who have good bone structure who are not wishing to drastically change the appearance of their nose but are seeking slight improvements such as lifting the tip, correcting deformity or addressing the length of the nose.
Ear Reshaping refers to a range of common cosmetic surgery procedures designed to correct the size and shape of the ear and ear lobe. Many people who dislike the shape or size of their ears develop habits to mask the problem (e.g. wearing their hair long), often being unaware of the quick, safe and effective solutions provided by surgery. Typical procedures include pinnaplasty (to pin back ears), ear reduction (to reduce the size of the ears) as well as the correction of a range of ear deformities either apparent at birth (easily corrected by moulding the ear as it grows) or acquired later in life through trauma, piercing, surgery or cancer.
The nose is the central feature of the face and how it looks can determine how we feel about our overall appearance. Rhinoplasty refers to a group of surgical procedures that change the size, shape and position of the nose to provide an effective solution for the many people who are unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their nose. It is also commonly performed as a medical procedure to correct breathing issues and to help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea, and is consequently one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed across the world.
Fat transfer, also referred to as fat grafting and lipofilling, has become widely accepted as the optimal means of soft-tissue filling in all areas of the body, including the face, breasts, hands and buttocks
The fat transfer procedure (or fat grafting) removes fat from areas where it is unnecessary or unwanted and re-implants it into other areas. Find out more.
Natural breast augmentation (enlargement) is an effective alternative to traditional breast implants. Using fat-transfer techniques, the breasts can be enhanced without the use of foreign implant materials.
Fat transfer (fat transplantation) uses processed fat from your own body to re-contour and restore volume to facial areas that have become sunken with age, thereby rejuvenating your face and restoring a more youthful appearance. This may be achieved using the fat transfer technique.
Cadogan Clinic provides both female and male cosmetic surgery. Almost all of our procedures are suitable for men as well as women.
Abdominoplasty for Men (Tummy Tuck)
After substantial weight loss, many men find their abdominal muscles are weaker and the skin in that area has become looser. An abdominoplasty can tighten the muscles and remove excess skin, leaving a firmer and flatter abdomen.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular types of cosmetic and functional surgeries to correct hooded, sagging, bulging and tired-looking eyes.
The visible signs of facial ageing, such as lines, wrinkles and loose skin, can now be reversed with the help of both non-surgical treatments or (for a more permanent outcome) a surgical facelift.
Male Breast Reduction, or Gynaecomastia Correction, is an extremely common procedure for men who wish to remove any excess, stubborn, unwanted chest fat. This straightforward procedure involves the use of liposuction to remove excess fat, tissue and loose skin to restore the appearance of a smooth, flat chest.
It’s thought that around half of all men will experience some degree of hair loss by the time they reach the age of 50, with some first noticing receding hair in their teens or twenties. Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) is the primary cause. This hereditary condition first sees patients lose hair in the crown area, after which the hairline and temples are affected. Stress, illness and medication can also play a part in male baldness, a condition that can seriously affect self-confidence.
Liposuction is a highly efficient solution in a variety of areas of the body, leaving a more defined shape and more balanced proportions.
The nose is the central feature of the face and how it looks can determine how we feel about our overall appearance, making a rhinoplasty one of the most popular and common procedures in the country.
Ear reshaping surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth, or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
The Cadogan Clinic Surgical Aftercare and Scar Management Programmes have been developed to optimise patient well-being, recovery and scar management.
A Surgical Aftercare programme at the Cadogan Clinic has been developed to optimise patient well-being, recovery and scar management.
Our Scar Management Programme means all patients receive post-operative wound care and advice under the supervision of our Tissue Viability Nurse, Sabina.
Cadogan Clinic is a leading non surgical cosmetic clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to some of the leading injectable, filler and laser specialists, and are experts in the anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation process.View all Non-Surgical
Cadogan Clinic is a leading non surgical cosmetic clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to some of the leading injectable, filler and laser specialists, and are experts in the anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation process.
There are many factors which contribute to ageing skin and when deciding on a treatment solution, these are important to consider.
Injectables work by relaxing the facial muscles that are responsible for wrinkles and is the most performed non-surgical procedure in the world.
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Hyalronic Acid and Sculptra are very popular, quick injectable treatments that can soften facial wrinkles, lines and fill out hollows to recreate the smooth contours of younger skin. Fillers are popular with those seeking a swift, non-surgical solution for ageing skin that has lost volume as the collagen that previously helped to shape and support it has disappeared.
Juvederm Lip Enhancement treatment is a popular non-surgical treatment to boost shape and volume of the lip via the injection of lip filler. As the effects of ageing take hold, lip volume depletes to leave a thinner, flatter appearance. Wrinkles and fine lines may also appear, contributing to a less smooth look, less defined borders and a flattened ‘Cupid’s bow’, creating an overall tired and aged appearance. Lip enhancement can provide a safe and effective non-surgical solution to reverse these symptoms.
A non-surgical face lift can be an alternative to surgery and is usually a combination of the best anti-ageing aesthetic treatments to treat the signs of ageing on the face.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a safe, non-invasive alternative to traditional rhinoplasty. Sometimes called the '15 minute nose job' as a quick treatment of dermal filler is all that is needed to reshape the nose completely.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial ageing for results that can last up to two years. It's used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
Tear trough filler is dermal filler treatment designed to level out the area below the eyes and diffuse dark shadows, restoring volume and minimising darkness.
The Cadogan clinic offer a number of treatments focused on improving not only the look of your skin but also your body shape and contours.
The Dual Yellow Laser is a cutting-edge, multi-function laser technology exclusively available at the Cadogan Clinic to treat a range of skin conditions with unique effectiveness. Typical uses include the repair of broken capillaries, removal of thread veins, repair of sun-damaged skin, treatment of Melasma, open pores, hyper-pigmentation, stretch marks, acne and acne scarring and removal of tags, moles and warts.
The Cadogan Clinic offers a number of cutting-edge techniques to improve the look and feel of burn scar tissue.
Laser Fat Reduction (SculpSure)
For patients who are looking for a non-surgical treatment to reduce unwanted fat, SculpSure™ is an FDA approved laser treatment which works by heating up and destroying fat cells in targeted areas, known as lipolysis.
Morpheus8 has been described as an enhanced form of microneedling. Microneedling itself sees tiny pinpricks being made in the skin.
Scars are the body's natural way of healing from an injury, and are an inevitable part of the healing process. Each scar is unique to the individual and the circumstance in which it is formed. The way they develop is also unpredictable.
A number of treatments have been used to treat stretch marks and include creams derived from vitamin A, many classes of lasers, and other treatments.
Thread veins, or spider veins, are very small veins which can be seen on the skin as thin bluish-red lines, and often appear on the face and legs. Whilst thread veins do not cause any symptoms or pain, their visibility can cause distress and insecurity in those affected. Our cutting-edge dual yellow laser technology is able to provide a highly effective treatment that yields quick and permanent results.
At the Cadogan Clinic, we offer a comprehensive range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments, to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance.
Our new generation of peels allow treatments to be individually tailored to skin type and age rather than the ‘one type fits all’ acid peels previously offered. Our exclusive peel range is a programme of chemical treatments designed to exfoliate your skin and encourage it to refresh itself by creating fresh new skin cells. It is not limited to improving your face; this rejuvenating treatment can be used to refresh the hands and neck as well, to create a more complete age-defying effect.
A Dermamelan peel is a facial treatment designed to improve mainly stubborn hormonal based pigmentation such as; melasma, chloasma and lentigo.
Dermapen™ Micro-Needle Skin Therapy is a multi-function skin therapy that uses multiple thin needles to gently penetrate the skin to leave it looking firmer, smoother and younger. This treatment is most commonly used to combat scarring, enlarged pores, lines and wrinkles, loose and non-elastic skin, eye-bags and sun damage and age spots.
Non-Surgical Eyelid Reduction (Plexr)
Plexr (which stands for Plasma Exeresis) is a patented new technology which works through the non-ablative process of ‘’sublimation’’ to remove excess skin without the need for invasive surgical cutting
LED light therapy is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that repairs, rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin.
Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tighten and tone loose skin on the jowls, neck, under the chin, eyebrows and chest area. This is a swift treatment with no recovery time and will tighten and stimulate the skin from within.
Cadogan Clinic is a leading dermatology clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to some of the leading acne, eczema and rosacea specialists, and are experts in the mole and skin cancer diagnosis and removal process.View all Dermatology
Cadogan Clinic is a leading dermatology clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to some of the leading acne, eczema and rosacea specialists, and are experts in the mole and skin cancer diagnosis and removal process.
Skin is incredibly important to your health and your appearance. The Cadogan Clinic has one of the largest and experienced teams of consultant dermatologists.
The Dual Yellow Laser is a cutting-edge, multi-function laser technology exclusively available at the Cadogan Clinic to treat a range of skin conditions with unique effectiveness.
Acne is a very common condition caused by the inflammation of grease-producing glands in the skin, leaving blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads) and inflamed red papules and pustules, otherwise known as ‘spots’. Acne predominantly occurs during adolescence and is most commonly experienced on the face, back and chest.
Bacterial skin infections are very common and can range in severity from mildly inconvenient to life-threatening.
Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin with symptoms that may include itchiness, redness, skin rash, blisters and scales.
Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that appears as a dry skin rash, often with red and scaly symptoms. An estimated one in every nine people in the UK have been diagnosed with eczema at some point in their lives.
Diagnosing and treating excessive hair growth and hair loss are a key part of a dermatologist’s role.
Diagnosing and treating excessive hair growth and hair loss are a key part of a dermatologist’s role.
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive sweating, usually in areas where there is a high concentration of sweat glands such as the hands, feet, armpits and the groin area. Excessive sweating can even occur when temperatures are cooler or at rest. It is estimated that two to three per cent of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis, with less than 40 per cent of those affected seeking medical advice.
Milia are tiny cysts, measuring just one or two millimetres in size, and are characterised by small, white or yellow dome-shaped bumps.
Babies’ and young children’s skin is very delicate, therefore prone to a variety of skin conditions. Luckily, with the help of an expert dermatologist, many of these can be easily brought under control and treated.
Melanin is the natural pigment that gives your skin its unique colour (skin pigmentation).
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes red patches of inflamed skin with silver-white scales, often on the elbows and knees but also commonly affecting the scalp, face and folds of skin (such as the back of your knees and elbows). It is an autoimmune disease, which is not contagious, and occurs when the body’s immune system mistakes healthy cells for dangerous substances.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that makes your face turn red and may cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne. It typically occurs in people with fair skin between the ages of 30 and 50 and is more common in women than men.
A skin allergy is an allergic reaction to a typically harmless substance that comes into contact with the skin, triggering a response from the body’s immune system.
It is important to take care of your skin - after all, you have a lot of it.
Verrucas are extremely common, with many adults and children experiencing these small, rough growths on their feet at some point in their lives.
Viral skin infections range from harmless to serious. But even at the lower end of this scale, they can still be enough to make life a misery for those who have one.
We are all becoming increasingly aware of the risks posed by sun damage to the skin, as well as the need to protect our skin in day-to-day life.
The literal meaning of the term ‘cryotherapy’ is ‘treatment using low temperature’. Cryotherapy treatment refers to the removal of skin lesions by freezing them, with the most commonly used agent being liquid nitrogen.
A cyst is a pouch-like capsule of membranous tissue that contains fluid, air, or other substances. Cysts can grow almost anywhere in the body or under your skin.
Lipomas are benign and generally harmless tumours of fat that protrude from the skin and occur anywhere in the body where there are fat deposits.
Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, was created in 1938 by the American physician and general surgeon Dr Frederic E Mohs. The procedure is a microscopically-controlled surgery designed to treat common types of skin cancer. Mohs surgery allows for the removal of skin cancer with a very narrow surgical margin, which means there are very few tumour-free cells surrounding the cancer removed along with the affected cells.
The NHS and NICE guidelines recommend having your moles checked by an expert every six months – at a minimum. If you’ve had a mole removed, it’s every three months.
Moles are small clusters of coloured skin cells, which can form anywhere on the human body. Moles are usually harmless and people can live with them without any complications. However, moles can be cancerous, so if a mole looks suspicious it must be removed for immediate examination under a microscope (histology), to eliminate the risk of it developing further.
Skin cancer occurs when the genetic material inside the cells changes, causing an alteration in how cells behave. They increase in size and number, leading to the development of a tumour.
Skin Lumps (Warts, Moles, Skin Tags)
Many people suffer from lumps or bumps on the surface of their skin or inside the skin layers. These skin abnormalities may be classified as skin tags, skin warts or skin moles and can be easily removed by one of our experts for health and aesthetic reasons.
Cadogan Clinic is a leading day case centre of excellence based in the heart of London. Alongside our international team of plastic surgeons and dermatologists, we’re home to some of the leading gynaecologists, ophthalmologists, podiatrists and urologists in the country.View all Departments
Cadogan Clinic is a leading day case centre of excellence based in the heart of London. Alongside our international team of plastic surgeons and dermatologists, we’re home to some of the leading gynaecologists, ophthalmologists, podiatrists and urologists in the country.
We are experts in a wide range of Andrology treatments, in both elective and medical conditions.
Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of the penis. This skin is a continuation of the skin that covers the whole penis.
Erectile dysfunction, which is also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection.
Frenuloplasty surgery is a simple surgical procedure to release an overly-tight foreskin.
Male fertility is a man’s ability to conceive a biological child. Infertility occurs when a couple cannot conceive, despite having regular unprotected sexual intercourse.
Penile implants are surgical devices that are inserted into the penis to enable men who have erectile dysfunction (ED) to have an erection.
Peyronie's Disease is a condition that often affects the curvature and length of the penis, caused by fibrous scar tissues called plaque that form inside of the penis.
Premature ejaculation is a common sexual problem in men where sexual climax occurs ‘too early’.
A vasectomy is a permanent method of birth control preventing the release of sperm when a man ejaculates. During a vasectomy, the vas deferens from each testicle is sealed to prevent sperm from mixing with the semen that is ejaculated from the penis.
Gender dysphoria is a term used to describe how an individual feels a strong sense of disassociation between their gender identity and biological sex.
Female to male (FTM) top surgery is a surgery which is carried out on transgender men to create a flatter, more masculine-looking chest.
MTF top surgery is a breast augmentation procedure which is performed as part of male to female gender reassignment surgery.
Cadogan Clinic provides a wide range of cosmetic gynaecological surgery procedures performed by a multi-disciplinary team of the best surgeons in the UK.
An intrauterine device (IUD), also known as the contraceptive coil, is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that's put into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.
A colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure designed to examine the cervix, the opening to the womb from the vagina.
A hoodectomy, also known as a clitoral hood reduction, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the clitoral hood.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus (womb). Once the uterus has been removed, your periods will stop and you will no longer be able to get pregnant.
A hysteroscopy is a surgical procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus. The procedure can be effectively used to investigate many female health concerns, such as fertility issues or pelvic pain
Oversized or irregularly shaped labia are common. Although there is no accepted definition of what is normal when it comes to the vulva, and labia truly come in all shapes & sizes, however they may be enlarged or significantly asymmetrical.
A laparoscopy is more commonly known as keyhole surgery. Laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure which allows the surgeon to see inside the abdomen and pelvis
Myomectomy, sometimes referred to as fibroidectomy, is a surgery to remove fibroids from the uterus.
An ovarian cystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove large or persistent cysts from the ovaries.
Perineum and Pelvic Floor Repair
Sometimes during a difficult birth, damage can be caused to the area between the vagina and the rectum. When a bad tear has occurred or there has been poor stitching, the area can look disfigured when healed.
Cervical polyp removal is a simple procedure to remove these tissue growths from the cervix or inside the cervical canal (the passage between the vagina and cervix).
Vaginal prolapse surgery is an invasive surgical treatment designed to repair either the front or rear vaginal walls.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a combination of surgical procedures which can effectively improve the appearance, sensation and function of your vagina and surrounding areas, including the labia and perineum.
Vaginal Tightening (Vaginoplasty)
Vaginal surgery can involve both the tightening of the vaginal pelvic floor, as well as rebuilding and reinforcing the perineal muscles on the outside of the vagina. Often referred to as Vaginoplasty, this is a reconstructive operation and rebuilds the pelvic floor in cases where women have experienced severe stretching of the vaginal tissue and muscles, as well as the perineal body at the entrance of the vagina, strengthening the muscles and reducing vaginal laxity.
A vulvectomy is surgery to remove some or part of the vulva, the outer portion of the female genitals.
We are experts in a wide range of hand problems, in both elective and traumatic conditions.
Carpal tunnel release is a surgical treatment which cures carpal tunnel syndrome by cutting the ligament pressing on the median nerve, relieving the pressure on the nerve.
Dupuytren's Contracture Surgery
Dupuytren's Contracture surgery is treatment designed to straighten the fingers which have been bent by this particular medical condition.
Hydrocortisone injections, also known as steroid injections, are used to treat painful and sore joints by injecting the medication directly into the affected joint (intra-articular injection).
Hand cyst removal is treatment to remove a painful or unsightly ganglion cyst which has developed on a joint or tendon on the wrist, hand or finger.
Trigger finger release is a type of surgery designed to free up, or ‘release’ a finger or thumb which has been stuck in a bent position.
Cosmetic foot surgery can help by firstly eliminating the sources of chronic pain or deformity and secondly, reshaping the feet for aesthetic appeal, often resulting in smaller, slimmer feet with a reduced shoe size.
Bunion surgery is one of the most common foot operations performed in the UK. Bunion removal surgery is carried out in order to correct the deformity of the foot, caused by a bunion.
Cinderella Foot Surgery is a cosmetic procedure that results in a narrower, more aesthetically pleasing, foot shape.
In many cases, corns can be managed using simple self-care methods, such as wearing appropriate footwear and pumicing the affected area.
Lumps and bumps in the foot and ankle are not uncommon and are often diagnosed as a soft tissue mass, corn or bursa. They can cause pain and discomfort and often require removal via surgery,
Toe Shortening & Straightening
Long toes can be shortened and crooked toes can be straightened through surgery. Hammer toe is a common deformity causing toes to bend downward instead of pointing forward and surgery is often required to correct this.
Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (or thrombosis) in a deep vein in the leg and can be a serious condition if left untreated.
Problematic thread veins may be painful and can be very visible. In many cases, people are unaware of the treatment options that are available and assume they have to suffer in silence instead of seeking professional help.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be painful and may even cause swelling of the ankles. They typically form in the legs and are caused by malfunctioning vein valves, which don’t allow the blood to flow backwards. As a result, superficial veins carrying high-pressure blood from the deeper system become affected.
For many people, losing weight can be achieved by eating healthily and taking regular exercise. However, sometimes weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, may be necessary.
Gastric balloon is a weight loss procedure that involves placing a saline-filled balloon into the stomach, filling a large area and making less room for food.
Gastric banding is a popular form of weight loss surgery, suitable for people who are very overweight or clinically obese.
A gastric bypass is an invasive surgery designed to help you lose weight if all other methods, such as dieting and exercising, have failed. It is a major surgery.
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the stomach, therefore reducing the amount of food that can be consumed.
We offer a range of Women’s Health and Wellness services, from fertility, family planning and pregnancy care to a comprehensive range of gynaecology health services
A cervical smear test is a simple test to check the health of your cervix, the opening to the uterus from the vagina.
Different contraceptives work in different ways. Some prevent ovulation while others keep the sperm and egg apart or prevent a fertilised egg from attaching to the uterine lining.
Endometriosis is a female medical condition where tissue similar to that found in the lining of the uterus (womb) is found growing outside of this space
Heavy periods, also known by the medical term menorrhagia, are common, normal and often come without excessive pain or other symptoms.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name for a very common group of viruses. There are more than one hundred different types of HPV and most are not cause for concern.
When the gap between a woman’s menstrual periods keeps changing, this is known as irregular bleeding.
Low Libido / Sexual Difficulties
A low libido is sometimes referred to as having a low sex drive. The loss of libido is something that affects up to one in five men, and even more women
Menopause is when a woman’s periods stop as a result of falling hormone levels. This usually happens somewhere between the ages of 45 and 55, but can occur sooner
Sexual intercourse should not be painful. Pain during sex and pain after sex, known by the medical term dyspareunia, are signals from your body that something is wrong.
Period pain, also often referred to as period cramps, are a normal and common part of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Pelvic pain is the generic term for pain that is felt in the lower part of the abdomen. It may affect a small part or the pain may be spread around the whole pelvic area.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, commonly known by its initials PCOS, is a condition that affects the functions of a woman’s ovaries.
Premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), is when a woman’s ovaries stop working as they should before the age of 40.
Premenstrual Syndrome, commonly referred to by the initials PMS, is a term used to describe the symptoms a woman may experience in the lead up to her period
A miscarriage, when a pregnancy is lost within the first 23 weeks, is a devastating experience. Recurrent miscarriage is the term used to describe three or more miscarriages in a row.
Vaginal atrophy is a condition that causes the vaginal walls to become inflamed, thinner and drier.
Vaginal and genital skin conditions affect the delicate skin around the vagina.
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Hand cyst removal is treatment to remove a painful or unsightly ganglion cyst which has developed on a joint or tendon on the wrist, hand or finger.
There are two ways that ganglion hand cyst can be removed. Sometimes a needle and syringe are used to drain the fluid out of the cyst in an non-invasive process known as aspiration. Alternatively, hand cyst excision may be recommended. This type of hand cyst removal can be done either through open surgery or arthroscopy, a type of keyhole surgery.
The treatment depends on the location, shape and size of the ganglion hand cyst and whether the growth is causing any pain, discomfort, numbness, weakness or affecting the movement of the joint.
Ganglion cysts at the back of the wrist, a ganglion cyst at the base of the finger and a finger ganglion cyst can be removed via aspiration or surgery. A ganglion cyst on the front of the wrist is often located close to the artery, so aspiration is considered to be a safer method of removal in this case.
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Ganglion cysts are benign lumps which form on the joints or tendons on the wrists and hands.
They are most commonly found on the back of the wrist, front of the wrist and the base of the finger in young adults. Hand ganglions on the finger and more common in middle-aged or older people. Ganglions on the front of the wrist are also often seen in older people who suffer from arthritis. Around 80 percent of all ganglions are found in the wrist.
Ganglion hand cysts are round or oval shaped and are filled with a clear, jelly-like substance called synovial fluid, which acts to lubricate and cushion the joints and tendons. Ganglion hand cysts range in size from a pea to a golf ball, but as a rule of thumb they usually measure less than 2.5cm. A ganglion hand cyst may feel soft and spongy or firm if you press them. The size of a cyst can fluctuate, often getting bigger when the joint is used in repetitive motions. They can even go away and come back. It is possible to have more than one ganglion hand cyst connected by deeper tissue.
Ganglion hand cysts are rarely painful unless they are pressing on a nerve, ligament or tendon.
Some ganglion hand cysts are so small, you cannot see them, but they may still cause you pain. These are known as occult ganglions.
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No one really knows what causes a ganglion hand cyst. They seem to occur when the synovial fluid that surrounds and cushions a joint or tendon leaks out and, having nowhere else to go, it collects in a sac.
This leakage of fluid may be caused by an injury or trauma to the wrist or hand, irritation to the nearby joints or tendons or by repetitive stress. But these are just theories and the truth is that no one really knows why ganglionic cysts develop.
However, people who suffer with arthritis in the finger joints closest to the fingernails are at higher risk of developing ganglion cysts near those joints. If you have previously sustained a joint or tendon injury, then this also makes you more likely to develop a ganglion hand cyst.
Your age and sex also play a part in whether you are at an increased risk of developing ganglion hand cysts. Ganglion cysts are three times more common in women than in men, and 70 percent of ganglion hand cysts occur in people between the ages of 20 and 40.
It is rare for ganglion cysts to develop in children aged under 10.
The most obvious sign of a ganglion hand cyst is a noticeable lump on the joint or tendon on the wrist or hand. Underneath the skin the ganglion cyst looks like a balloon on a stalk and it may move around beneath the skin if you press it. This lump on the hand or wrist may appear suddenly or develop slowly over a period of time.
Although ganglion hand cysts are generally painless, they can cause pain or an unpleasant sensation if their presence interferes with tendons, ligaments or nerves in the hand or wrist.
A ganglion hand cyst which is pressing on a ligament or tendon may result in a dull ache or pain near the lump. When the cyst is pressing on a tendon, you may feel a weakness in the affected finger. If the cyst is pressing on a nerve, this can result in a tingling or burning sensation, which you may find painful.
In some cases, the presence of a ganglion hand cyst can interfere and limit movement in the affected joint. As a result, you may find it difficult to work or carry out day-to-day tasks effectively.
A ganglion hand cyst can be removed in one of two ways, by draining (aspiration) or cutting (surgery). There are pros and cons to both of these methods.
A needle and syringe are used to remove as much of the fluid from inside the cyst as possible. This causes the cyst to shrink and successfully relieves the pressure on nerves, tendons and ligaments, alleviating any pain and discomfort. It is non-invasive, quick and painless and you will be able to return to your day-to-day activity and work immediately afterwards.
However aspiration only drains the cyst, it does not remove it, so some ganglion hand cysts may return after aspiration, particularly a ganglion cyst at the back of the wrist. In this case, surgery may be necessary to minimise the chance of a cyst returning.
Surgery is a more invasive, but far more effective, method of hand cyst removal.
There are two different surgical options - open surgery or arthroscopy, a type of keyhole surgery.
In open surgery, the surgeon will make an incision measuring around 5cm long over the site of the affected joint or tendon before removing the cyst and the stalk that attaches it to the joint or tendon. In keyhole surgery, a smaller cut is required and a tiny camera called an arthroscope is used to look inside the joint. Using this tiny camera to guide them, the surgeon can then pass instruments through the cut to remove the cyst
Both techniques can be performed under either local or general anaesthetic.
Ganglion hand cyst excision is a highly effective method of removing a cyst. A cyst that is surgically removed is far less likely to return than a cyst that is drained.
However surgery is not considered to be the best option for a ganglion cyst on the front of the wrist as there is a greater risk of complications. Potential problems after surgery include persistent pain, a loss of movement in the wrist and the trapping or nerve branches in the scar. There is also a higher chance of this particular type of ganglion coming back again after surgery (as high as 30 to 40 percent). Draining is the preferred method of removal in this instance.
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Are ganglion hand cysts painful?
The good news is that most ganglion hand cysts are not painful. However they can be painful if they are pressing on a nerve, tendon or ligament. If your ganglion hand cyst is pressing on a nerve, you may experience a tingling or burning feeling. If the cyst is pressing against a tendon or joint, then you are more likely to experience pain or a dull ache.
This pain may be coupled with reduced mobility, depending on the location of the ganglion cyst. Hand cyst removal is the only way to permanently relieve a painful ganglion cyst.
Here at the Cadogan Clinic, there is no waiting list for hand cyst removal and you will be able to get your cyst removed as a day case at our award-winning London clinic. Book a consultation with one of our expert surgeons and find out how quickly we can relieve you of painful ganglion hand cysts.
When should I worry about a ganglion cyst?
Most ganglion hand cysts are painless and do not cause any problems. They are noncancerous and, if left long enough, over half of ganglion cysts eventually disappear of their own accord.
However, if a cyst is pressing on a tendon, ligament or nerve, this can cause pain or discomfort. A ganglion cyst may limit the movement in the affected joint. This may impact on your quality of life and your work.
If your ganglion hasn't reduced in size after six months, or it is causing you pain or is causing significant functional difficulty, then you should seek treatment.
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Can you self treat a ganglion cyst?
There is little you can do to self-treat a ganglion hand cyst at home. Avoiding repetitive movements may ease the discomfort and over-the-counter painkillers should be enough to help relieve any pain associated with your hand ganglion.
Some people with ganglion hand cysts swear by warm compresses to help increase blood circulation and promote fluid drainage. However the use of warm compresses will not prevent ganglion cyst growth.
We strongly advise against the old home remedy of cyst treatment which involves hitting the cyst with a heavy book as this may cause damage to the surrounding bones and tissues. Never try to drain a cyst yourself. The fluid in the cyst is very thick, sticky and difficult to remove. There is also a high risk of infection if you try to aspirate the cyst at home.
How long is recovery from ganglion cyst surgery?
Ganglion hand cyst removal surgery is carried out as a day case, meaning you will be allowed to leave the clinic on the same day as your procedure.
In the days following surgery, you should aim to rest the affected wrist or hand and limit movement to help aid the healing process. You should be OK to perform light, non-repetitive, actions such as writing or carrying light objects. You may need two to four weeks off work, depending on the type of work you do.
You can expect a full recovery somewhere between two and six weeks after surgery, although some post-surgical swelling can persist for two to three months. This swelling can be treated with ice packs while over-the-counter medications can help with pain relief.
What happens if ganglion cysts are left untreated?
More than 50 percent of ganglion cysts disappear on their own without treatment. If the cyst is not causing pain, discomfort or affecting joint movement, some people prefer to leave the ganglion hand cyst to go on its own, rather than undergo any treatment.
However, it may take years for a ganglion cyst to go of its own accord and some cysts do not go away on their own. It is impossible to tell whether a cyst will eventually disappear on its own.
Due to their fluctuating size, if left untreated, a ganglion hand cyst may begin to press down on a nerve, tendon or ligament, causing pain and discomfort. This may affect your movement, impacting on your ability to partake in your hobbies or to do your job. This can have a negative impact on your mental and emotional wellbeing, causing you to feel anxious and depressed.
Is it painful to remove a ganglion cyst?
Ganglion cyst surgery is not painful. A local anaesthetic is injected into the hand, so you will not be able to feel any pain during the procedure itself. Aspiration is also a quick and painless method.
Any pain or discomfort you may feel during your post-surgery recovery should be easily controlled by taking over-the-counter painkillers.
As part of your ganglion hand cyst surgery at the Cadogan Clinic, you will receive comprehensive post-operative aftercare courtesy of our specialist team and 24/7 on-call nurse assistance during the recovery period.
If you have any concerns ahead of your ganglion hand cyst surgery, please speak to your surgeon who will be able to put your mind at rest.
What is the recovery time for hand cyst treatment?
The recovery time for hand cyst removal varies depending on the location of the cyst and the type of treatment you have had to remove it. Draining and surgery are carried out as day cases, so you will be able to leave the clinic on the same day as your treatment.
Recovery time for surgical ganglion hand lump removal can range from two to six weeks.
With regards to time off work, this also depends on the type of job you do. The average required time off work is two weeks, although some people find they need to take as many as four weeks off.
It is very important that you follow all the aftercare advice issued by your surgeon. Failure to do so may impact on your recovery and the final result.
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