|Harley Medical Group |
- Harley medical group provide a complete range of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures in clinics across the UK. Treatments offered include breast augmentation (boob jobs), rhinoplasty (nose jobs), laser hair removal, botox, liposuction and more.
Cosmetic or "Plastic" surgery has become more common in recent years and is no longer only for the rich and famous. If there is a part of your body that you have always disliked, such as a prominent nose, cosmetic surgery can boost your confidence and give you the profile you have always desired. However, it is important to remember that all surgery involves risks and recovery time, which should be explained to you at your initial consultation.
Will I need a GP referral?
No, not usually before the initial consultation. However, if you decide to have surgery, the surgeon may contact your GP to get details of your medical history.
How do I choose a surgeon?
What happens at the initial consultation?
The surgeon should be able to give you a realistic expectation of what the surgery is likely to achieve. He should also ascertain your reasons for requesting surgery and ensure that they are valid. He may show you before and after photos of procedures like yours that he has already performed, although some surgeons prefer not to do this as they feel this breaks doctor / patient confidentiality.
The surgeon should explain to you fully any risks or complications associated with the surgery, any side effects that you are likely to experience, eg scarring, and how long it will take you to recover.
Ensure that your initial consultation is with the surgeon who will be performing the surgery, and not a salesman, as this is unethical. Also, if you approach a surgeon requesting a breast enlargement , beware the surgeon who also suggests having an additional procedure, such as a nose job, at the same time. It is unethical for a surgeon to suggest surgeries to you in areas you had not considered.
Never rush into a decision and get a second opinion if there is anything that you are not happy with.
Make sure you are informed of the total cost of the procedure(s). If the result is not as expected and further corrective surgery is needed, will there be an additional cost?
Coming to a decision - a check list
|Cosmetic Surgery Advice |
- Advice on plastic and cosmetic surgery from the body that represents aesthetic plastic surgeons in the UK, with details on surgical procedures including breast augmentation, reduction, and lifting; facial plastic surgery including eye bag removal and rhinoplasty (nose job), liposuction and many more treatments.