Berkshire Independent Hospital offers many body surgeries to help you achieve the body you want. Our cosmetic surgeons perform cosmetic body surgeries for men and women of all ages and shapes and for many different reasons including confidence and self-esteem. We offer liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, arm lifts, labiaplasty, scar revision and many other body sculpting procedures.
You’ll have access to appointment times convenient to you where your cosmetic surgeon will ensure you’re fully informed to consider your treatment options and to identify the treatment most suitable for your personal requirements. We feel it’s important for you to have time to reflect on your decision and so we offer this before you agree to surgery.
Liposuction is used to reshape and slim down areas of your body by removing excess fat cells. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for the body and is particularly beneficial in areas where stubborn pockets of fat build-up such as the thighs, stomach, buttocks, hips, upper arms and the male chest.
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how many areas of the body are being treated.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that reshapes your stomach and abdomen area to give a slimmer and shapelier figure. It removes excess fat and skin and in some cases, tightens your abdominal muscles.
After losing excess weight or when you’ve had a baby, you can be left with saggy and loose skin around your stomach. A tummy tuck is ideal for removing this excess skin, tightening stretched abdominal muscles and, reducing tummy bulges that are resistant to diet or exercise.
There are a number of different tummy tuck procedures including standard, mini or extended and your consultant will talk you through the different options. Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and normally takes up to three hours.
An arm lift, also called a brachioplasty, is a procedure usually performed under general anaesthetic to tighten your underarm skin. Your cosmetic surgeon will remove the excess skin from your underarm and they may also use liposuction to remove surplus fat and streamline the shape of the arms.
In both men and women, aging and weight gain can lead to sagging skin under the arms. People often wear longer sleeved tops to cover up this loose skin, sometimes referred to as bingo or bat wings, and an arm lift gives them the confidence to wear short sleeves again.
A labiaplasty is surgery to reduce the size of the inner lips either side of the vaginal opening, called labia minora. This procedure is carefully performed usually as a day case under local anaesthetic.
Women choose a labiaplasty if they’re not happy with the appearance of their labia in terms of size or shape. For others, the labia may cause discomfort, for example during sexual intercourse, or other activities such as walking and cycling.
Scar revision surgery is designed to smooth out and flatten scarred skin to reduce the appearance of scarring. It’s normally carried out under local anaesthetic as a day case procedure. Sometimes other treatments such as laser therapy and micro dermabrasion may reduce the look of the scar. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss the best treatment option for you which will often depend on the type and severity of scarring.
Scarring can be caused by many things including: burns, injury, surgery, acne or chickenpox. A visible scar can make you feel self-conscious and impact on your confidence.