Plastic Surgery is a branch of medicine that strives to restore form and function and benefits many patients following injury, after medical treatment for cancer and for age-related changes. Cosmetic Surgery is a part of Plastic Surgery that strives to restore form and function with an emphasis on form and appearance. Plastic surgeons use the skills they have developed in reconstructive surgery to help with cosmetic problems.
All our plastic and cosmetic surgery is performed by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Chris Dunkin who has more than 10 years experience delivering high quality, high value, clinical solutions to women and men of all ages. All your care is provided by Chris Dunkin and his team at The Nuffield Health York Hospital, York’s premier private hospital. So you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none.
Painkillers will be prescribed for you on discharge form the Nuffield. Please contact the hospital if you feel you need more painkillers as you may need a review by one of our nursing staff.
Most of the dressings we use are showerproof. Just pat them dry afterwards with a clean towel or leave to air dry. Sometimes we use ointment instead of a dressing, particularly near the hairline. In this case simply wash your wound daily with soap and water (normal warm tap water or in the shower) and reapply the ointment 2-3 times per day. Don’t forget to cover your pillow with a towel to keep your bed linen clean.
We use sutures that dissolve and those that need removing depending on your procedure. Mr Dunkin and his team will tell you which you have and make arrangements for you to come back to the Nuffield Dressing Clinic to have these removed by the nurses, if necessary. As a guide:
|Breasts||none – all dissolving|
|Tummy||none – all dissolving|
|Hands/ arms||10-14 days|
Signs that suggest wound healing problems include increasing swelling and redness around the wound or discharge. If you are concerned then don’t hesitate to telephone the Nuffield and arrange to come and see the nursing staff.
The team at the Nuffield will provide all your post-operative care. If you live a long way form the hospital and it is easier for you to see your GP Practice Nurse then this can be arranged after some procedures. Mr Dunkin will see you regularly in the Dressing Clinic and in Out-patients.
A full cosmetic consultation with a Perfecta Consultant Plastic Surgeon costs just £120.
This lasts 30 minutes and includes:
We offer regular free mini-consultations at both Nuffield Health and Clifton Park Hospitals for people considering plastic
and cosmetic surgery. These give you the opportunity to meet us for five minutes or so and also to have a look at
the hospital. We can tell you about the options open to you and offer information to help you decide if this is the right
choice for you.
These mini-consultations are free and without obligation.
Following your consultation we can give you a guaranteed price tailored to your treatment that includes all hospital costs, consultants fee, anaesthetists fee and follow-up care. This price is normally guaranteed for 60 days. Once you have made your decision to go ahead, you will be contacted by the hospital directly and this allows Mr Dunkin and his team to concentrate on providing you with the best possible clinical care.
The price you pay includes all the cost of your care until you have healed. If you have a problem that requires return to the operating theatre, for example to treat a haematoma (collection of blood) or a wound infection, then this is also included. We want you to get the best possible result after treatment. If we are not happy with any part of the result and we think that we can improve it, then there is no extra charge. For example, it is quite common to get a lump at the end of a tummy tuck scar (‘dog ear’). If these are prominent then they can be corrected under local anaesthetic (awake) at no extra cost.
You will be seen as many times as necessary until you are healed and happy with the outcome. For most patients this means one or two dressing clinic appointments and one or two out-patient visits. We are happy to see you as often as you wish. There is no extra fee for follow-up care.