Body Surgery | Mount Stuart Hospital

Cosmetic Body Surgery

Mount Stuart Hospital offers many body contouring surgeries to tailor your body’s shape and achieve your aesthetic goals. We treat men and women of all shapes, sizes and ages who want cosmetic body surgeries to look and feel better and increase their confidence and esteem.

Our highly skilled cosmetic surgeons perform liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, arm lifts, labiaplasty, scar revision, thigh lifts and other body sculpting procedures, either alone or in combination.

We offer convenient appointment times to discuss in detail the cosmetic body surgery options best suited to your unique body and to ask questions you might have about your treatment.

Liposuction

Liposuction removes unwanted fat from specific parts of your body. It’s particularly helpful in some areas where stubborn pockets of fat build-up and won’t respond to diet and exercise, such as the thighs, buttocks, hips, stomach, upper arms and the male chest.

Liposuction sculpts and contours your body and is one of our most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for the body.

Small areas of your body can be treated under local anaesthetic but larger areas will require a general anaesthetic. Small incisions are made in your skin where you would like the liposuction and a cannula is inserted to remove the fatty deposits from under the skin. It usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the area size and how many parts of the body are being treated.

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat and tightens stretched abdominal muscles and stomach bulges to give a flatter and shapelier appearance.

This operation is suitable if you have saggy and loose skin around your stomach, often after losing excess body weight or childbirth, and diet and exercise is not having any further impact. It is not to be used instead of losing weight and toning up naturally.

Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss the most appropriate tummy tuck procedure with you. Options include mini, standard or extended tummy tuck and the decision often depends on the amount of excess skin you have. A tummy tuck may also be performed together with liposuction.

Abdominoplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and normally takes up to three hours.

Arm lift

An arm lift is medically known as a brachioplasty. It aims to tighten your underarm skin. The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and your cosmetic surgeon will remove excess skin from your underarm. They may also combine an arm lift with liposuction to remove any additional fat and sculpt the shape of your arms.

Sagging skin under the arms is common in both men and women as we age or gain weight. This loose skin is also called bingo wings or bat wings. Having an arm lift will give you the confidence to wear short sleeved tops again without feeling self-conscious.

Labiaplasty

A labiaplasty is a procedure to reduce the size and change the shape of the inner lips (labia minora) either side of your vaginal opening. It’s a skilful day case procedure performed under local anaesthetic.

Women may choose to have a labiaplasty for aesthetic and physical reasons. It may be that they aren’t content with the appearance of their labia minora and they want a size, shape or symmetry change. Other ladies may experience discomfort due to their labia minora, when undergoing some activities such as walking, cycling or sexual intercourse.

Scar revision

Scar revision surgery aims to flatten, smooth out and reduce the appearance of scarred skin. You may have scarring from an injury, a burn, previous surgery, acne or chickenpox. If your scars are noticeably visible you may feel self-conscious about them.

Scar revision is normally a day case procedure performed under local anaesthetic. It may be combined with other treatments to reduce the look of the scar such as laser therapy and micro dermabrasion. Your cosmetic surgeon will recommend the best course of treatment based on the severity and type of scarring.

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