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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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 hysterectomy is carried out to treat a range of health conditions that affect the female reproductive system. This may include fibroids, prolapse of the uterus, pelvic pain, gynaecological cancers and heavy, painful periods that are impacting on a woman’s quality of life.
Depending on the reasons for surgery, you may also have your cervix, ovaries and/or fallopian tubes removed as part of this procedure.
Although many women have a hysterectomy for various reasons, it is a major operation and comes with a long recovery time attached. It can take six to eight weeks to make a full recovery from a hysterectomy.
If your ovaries are removed as part of your hysterectomy, you will go through menopause immediately after the operation, regardless of your age. This is known as a surgical menopause.
A hysterectomy is usually only considered if all other treatment options have not worked, for example surgery to cut away endometrial tissue in the case of endometriosis.
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There are four different types of hysterectomy. Your surgeon will help decide which one is right for you depending on the nature of your condition.
This surgery involves the complete removal of the uterus (womb) and the cervix, which is the neck of the womb. This is the most commonly performed type of hysterectomy. By removing the cervix as part of this procedure, this means that there is no risk of cervical cancer developing in the future.
In this procedure, the main body of the uterus is removed, but the cervix is left in place. This means that there is still a risk of cervical cancer and cervical screening tests (smear tests) will still need to be carried out.
Some women prefer a subtotal hysterectomy over a total hysterectomy as they want to be able to maintain their reproductive system as much as possible. Subtotal hysterectomy is a procedure that is not performed very often as surgeons tend to favour a total hysterectomy.
Total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy refers to the removal of both (bilateral) fallopian tubes (salpingo) and ovaries (oophorectomy). The uterus and cervix are also removed. Because the ovaries are removed, this will trigger menopause.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) only recommends this particular type of hysterectomy if the ovaries are likely to cause problems if left in situ. A surgeon may recommend this type of hysterectomy if you have a family history of ovarian cancer, for example.
This involves the removal of the uterus and all surrounding tissues, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, part of the vagina, lymph glands and fatty tissue. Because the ovaries are removed as part of this procedure, this will trigger a surgical menopause.
This is a much more extensive type of hysterectomy and is usually carried out to remove and treat cancer. A radical hysterectomy is recommended if other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, have not worked.
There are three surgical methods which may be used when performing a hysterectomy. This includes a laparoscopic hysterectomy (keyhole surgery), a vaginal hysterectomy (uterus and cervix removed via the vagina) and an abdominal hysterectomy, where a horizontal cut is made along the bikini line to remove the uterus and any additional tissues via the abdomen.
The surgeon will decide on the best surgical method according to the type of hysterectomy which is being performed and your medical history.
A hysterectomy can bring relief from a number of gynaecological conditions. These include:
Fibroids are benign (noncancerous) growths made up of muscle and fibrous tissue that develop in or around the uterus. They range from the size of a pea up to the size of a melon. Some women may not even be aware that they have fibroids, but around one in three will experience fibroids symptoms such as heavy or painful periods, abdominal or lower back pain and pain during sex.
In endometriosis, tissue similar to that found in the uterus starts growing where it shouldn’t be, for example on the ovaries or fallopian tubes. This can be incredibly painful and lead to heavy and irregular periods. A hysterectomy will usually only be considered as a treatment if other less-invasive treatments have not worked.
After childbirth, the tissues and ligaments supporting the uterus may become weak, causing it to drop down from its normal position and bulge into the vagina. Women with a prolapsed uterus, who are post-menopausal or who do not plan on having any more children, may be suitable for a hysterectomy. This can help to relieve the pressure on the vaginal walls, cutting the chance of a prolapse recurring.
A hysterectomy is carried as a cancer treatment only when all other treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have not worked. A hysterectomy may be carried out to treat cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer of the uterus or cancer of the fallopian tubes.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a bacterial infection that affects the female reproductive system. It can be successfully treated with antibiotics if caught early, but as it progresses it can damage the uterus and fallopian tubes, resulting in long-term pain.
Sometimes heavy periods are caused by fibroids, but in many cases it isn’t clear why a woman suffers from heavy periods. As well as losing lots of blood, a woman experiencing regular heavy periods may suffer from stomach cramps and pain, affecting her quality of life.
In this condition, tissue that normally lines the uterus starts to grow within the muscular wall of the uterus, causing a great deal of pelvic pain and period pain.
There are three different ways that a hysterectomy can be performed.
Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is by far the preferred method to carry out a hysterectomy. Laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure which allows the surgeon to see inside the abdomen and pelvis without having to make large cuts through the skin. Instead only a small incision is needed, just big enough to allow a small tube with a light and camera (a laparoscope) into the body. Surgical instruments will be inserted through other small incisions made in the abdomen or vagina to remove your uterus, cervix and any other parts of the reproductive system. A laparoscopy is usually carried out under a general anaesthetic. It is the least invasive of the three hysterectomy procedures.
A vaginal hysterectomy, where the uterus and cervix are removed through a cut made at the top of the vagina, can be carried out under a general, local or spinal anaesthetic.
Once the incision has been made special surgical instruments are put into the vagina to gently detach the uterus from the ligaments that hold it in place. After the uterus and cervix have been removed, dissolvable stitches are used to close the incision.
A vaginal hysterectomy is a less invasive procedure than an abdominal hysterectomy and the recovery time is usually quicker.
An abdominal hysterectomy is usually recommended if your uterus has been enlarged by fibroids of pelvic tumours, making it physically impossible to remove the uterus through the vagina.
The surgeon will make a horizontal incision along the bikini line to remove the uterus. If there are particularly large fibroids present, then a vertical incision, stretching from the belly button to the bikini line, may be used instead.
An abdominal hysterectomy takes around one hour to perform under a general anaesthetic. It is the most invasive surgical option.
You should aim to exercise, eat healthily and lose weight if you are overweight as good health before surgery will help speed up recovery and reduce the risk of complications.
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What side effects should I expect following hysterectomy?
There are some side effects that you might experience following your hysterectomy. You may experience some, all, or none of the following:
Vaginal discharge: It is common to experience some vaginal discharge and bleeding during your hysterectomy recovery. This may last for up to six weeks.
If the discharge has a strong smell, or if you start to bleed more heavily or pass clots, you should see your doctor.
Urinary tract infections: You may find that you develop urinary tract infection (UTIs) after surgery.
Constipation: It is common for women to experience constipation following a hysterectomy. Upping your fibre intake will help to combat this, but you may need laxatives at first to help you avoid straining.
Menopausal symptoms: If you have had your ovaries removed during the procedure, you will be in surgical menopause. This means you may experience typical menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes and feeling weepy and anxious. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be prescribed to ease these symptoms.
Emotional difficulties: A hysterectomy is a major operation and you may find it triggers emotional difficulties. It is common to experience grief and a sense of loss, particularly if there was no other alternative to a hysterectomy (in cancer treatment, for example). You may find it helps to seek out a support group or counselling if needed. If you are experiencing feelings of depression which won’t go away, speak to your doctor.
Is a hysterectomy painful?
The hysterectomy itself will be carried out under an anaesthetic, meaning you will not be able to feel any pain while the surgery is taking place. The type of anaesthetics which may be used are a general anaesthetic (you will be asleep during the procedure), local anaesthetic (you will be awake but the treatment area will be numb) or a spinal anaesthetic (be numb from the waist down). The type of anaesthetic used depends on which type of hysterectomy you are having and your own personal circumstances.
You may experience some pain once the anaesthetic has worn off, but you will be given painkillers to help with this. Once you have been discharged, over-the-counter painkillers will help with any pain or discomfort.
What is the recovery time following a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy recovery time depends on the type of surgery that you have had. It is quicker to recover from a vaginal or laparoscopy hysterectomy than an abdominal hysterectomy. It generally takes between six and eight weeks to fully recover from a hysterectomy. You should be driving again by two weeks and be able to resume your exercise routine in four to six weeks, depending on how your body feels. You should expect to take between three and six weeks off work to recovery, depending on what kind of work you do.
You should avoid all heavy lifting during your recovery.
Can I get a hysterectomy on the NHS?
Yes it is possible to get a hysterectomy on the NHS. However the NHS has been, and continues to be, hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. High levels of staff sickness have had an impact on waiting times across the board. These waiting times vary from hospital to hospital, but you may be waiting for up to a year if your case isn’t urgent. Any new waves of Covid-19 infections may result in this wait getting even longer. Because of this, many people choose to go to a private clinic for their hysterectomy. At the Cadogan Clinic, there is no waiting list, so you can have the procedure promptly.
How much does a private hysterectomy cost?
A private hysterectomy in the UK costs in the region of £6,000. This varies from clinic to clinic and depends on what is included in the treatment package.
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What are the risks associated with hysterectomy?
As with any other type of surgery, there is a small risk of complications attached to having a hysterectomy. These include: bleeding, infection, damage to the bladder, ureter or bowel, infection, blood clots and ovary failure. If you have had your ovaries removed during surgery then you will go into menopause after surgery.
Just like any other type of surgery, there is also a risk of complications caused by the general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will discuss the risks and complications with you ahead of your hysterectomy.
Is a hysterectomy serious surgery?
Yes, a hysterectomy is serious surgery. It can take several weeks to recover from. You should make sure you rest and avoid heavy lifting during your recovery.
A hysterectomy means that you will not be able to get pregnant and if your ovaries are removed as part of the surgery, you will go into menopause immediately afterwards. Having a hysterectomy can also have a huge emotional impact too. But on the plus side, a hysterectomy can relieve you of pain and heavy periods and improve your quality of life.
Will my body shape change after hysterectomy?
You may notice a change in your body shape after your hysterectomy. When the ligaments holding the uterus in place are cut, this can cause skeletal changes which may result in a shortened, thickened midsection, protruding belly, and loss of the curve in the lower back. Some women may find they suddenly have rolls of fat, even without gaining weight. However everyone is different and a hysterectomy can affect different women in different ways.
How soon can I have sex following hysterectomy?
You should avoid having sex until your scars have healed and you have stopped producing vaginal discharge. This should take between four and six weeks. You should not have sex unless you feel comfortable and ready to do so. You should also avoid using internal sex toys during this period.
If you find sex uncomfortable, stop and try again later. If the discomfort continues, speak to your doctor. If you have entered menopause after having your ovaries removed, then you may experience some vaginal dryness. You can try some lubricant or your GP may prescribe you some HRT to help with this.
What scarring can I expect following hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy scarring depends on which procedure you have had. Abdominal hysterectomy results in a visible scar, but this is usually along the bikini line, so it is easily covered by clothing.
A vaginal hysterectomy leaves no visible scarring. A minimally-invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy involves a small incision in the belly button and two or three other small incisions in the abdomen. These incisions will leave a few small scars around the size of a penny. These will soon fade and you will barely notice they are there.
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