Surgical Procedures

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Abdominoplasty (apronectomy, panniculectomy) is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of fat and excess loose skin around the tummy area (abdomen) and tightening of the abdominal muscles.

Oct 2018

Dec 2020

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin or fat from the eyelids to improve hooded or droopy eyelids or eye bags.

Oct 2018

Nov 2020

Brow lift is a surgical procedure that involves the lifting of a drooping brow.

Oct 2018

Oct 2020

Congenital pigmented lesions (birth marks) are coloured marks that are visible on the skin that usually present at birth or develop soon afterwards.

Oct 2018

May 2021

A skin cyst is a fluid filled lump that sits underneath the skin. Epidermoid cysts are normally found on the face, neck, chest, shoulders or around the genitals. Pilar (sebaceous) cysts form around hair follicles and tend to be found on the scalp.

Oct 2018

Mar 2021

Laser treatment can be used to treat Telangiectasias (spider veins), rare genodermatosis (group of genetic skin disorders), transfer hair bearing skin during surgery, pilonidal sinus (small hole in the skin at the top of the buttocks where they divide) and tattoo removal. The laser works by emitting powerful light that gets absorbed by the area being targeted, including spider veins, tattooed skin and hair follicles.

Oct 2018

Apr 2021

Lipomas are soft, fatty non-cancerous lumps that develop under your skin. Lipomata are slow-growing, non-cancerous, fatty tissue (tumours) underneath the skin.

Oct 2018

Feb 2021

Pinnaplasty is a surgical procedure involving the correction of protruding ears or ears that are out of proportion with other facial features.

Oct 2018

Aug 2020

Benign skin lesions is a term used for a range of lumps and bumps on the skin including moles and skin tags that are not are not suspicious of cancer. The removal of benign skin lesions can involve part/complete surgical removal, freezing (cryotherapy) and scraping (curettage).

Apr 2019

Mar 2022

A scar is a mark left on the skin after a wound or injury has healed. Scars are harmless but occasionally they can be uncomfortable, restrictive or disfiguring and consequently require treatment to shrink or improve the appearance.

Oct 2018

Mar 2019

Septo-rhinoplasty or rhinoplasty is a surgical operation that involves the reshaping of the nose. Re-shaping of the nose can be for cosmetic reasons as well as medical reasons, such as nose injury repair or nasal airways related breathing difficulties.

Oct 2018

Sept 2020

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