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Frequently Asked Questions

At Transform, we understand that there are lots of questions that come to mind before deciding to proceed with any medical procedure. Whilst you’ll have the opportunity to ask your surgeon or patient advisors as part of your consultation, we can outline a few of our most frequently asked questions below. Please remember, if there is anything else you'd like to know, don’t hesitate in contacting us using our contact form.

General

Ear correction surgery usually takes around two hours under local anaesthetic.


Because the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, most patients are able to leave the hospital on the same day.


Ear correction surgery is suitable for most people, but we’ll take a full medical history and complete a pre-op screening before we go ahead with your surgery.


Before you leave hospital, we’ll advise you on what to do to ensure you recover quickly from otoplasty. You may need to take a week off work for the initial healing period, and it’ll be around six weeks before you’ll be able to resume activities like contact sports and swimming.


Most otoplasty incisions are made behind the ears, so you won’t be able to see any scars.


The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable and feel no pain. Any discomfort after surgery will usually subside in a few days.


As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached, but we’ll fully explain these to you so you can feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead.


Yes, we offer a choice of two finance options. You can pay a deposit of just £500 and choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spreading the cost over two to five years.


Yes, we offer a choice of two finance options. You can pay a deposit of just £500 and choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spreading the cost over two to five years.


Transform, as a brand has been established for over 40 years and is one of the leading providers of cosmetic surgery in the UK. We’re the UK’s longest established and most trusted cosmetic surgery provider. Our surgeons perform tens of thousands of procedures each year, more than any other cosmetic surgery provider.


You can choose to have your surgery at one of our privately-owned and dedicated cosmetic surgery hospitals. The Pines, The Riverside and The Dolan are purpose built hospitals that only treat cosmetic surgery patients. In Scotland and Northern Ireland we work in partnership with private hospitals that meet our exemplary standards of clinical excellence, cleanliness and patient care.


Aftercare is as important as the surgery which is why all Transform cosmetic surgery patients enjoy a comprehensive 3-year aftercare programme. This includes all your pre and post operative care, a 24/7 patient helpline number and, should you experience any clinical complications as a direct result of your cosmetic surgery procedure with Transform during this time period, we will provide any further surgical treatment, nursing and hospital care free of charge. The full Terms & Conditions of our re-admission policy are explained in the Patient Guide you’ll receive before you book your procedure. If you need further information, please refer to your patient guide or ask your patient advisor.


The short answer is not necessarily. There is no specialist register for cosmetic surgery, so a surgeon on the plastic surgery register is not necessarily a good cosmetic surgeon. Plastic surgery can include different specialisms, such as reconstructive surgery or treating burns victims. So some surgeons on the specialist register for plastic surgery actually have no experience of aesthetic surgery.


They should be registered with the General Medical Council. This proves they are fully qualified to carry out cosmetic surgery. We publish a list of our surgeons and their qualifications. Also, our clinical committee reviews our surgeons’ expertise every three months.


Our dedicated cosmetic surgery hospitals place cleanliness as a top priority. We are proud of our zero incidents of MRSA bacteraemia, MSSA bacteraemia, E coli and 'C' Difficile which are reported to Public Health England (PHE) which are made on a monthly basis. We publish all results and findings of internal and external reviews of our clinical services so you can see for yourself how we’re performing. Our associate hospitals in Scotland and Northern Ireland meet the stringent clinical and hygiene standards set out by the government for all private hospitals in the UK.


You may need a combination of treatments to achieve the best result. At Transform we offer a free consultation so that we can understand exactly what you want to get out of surgical or non-surgical procedure.


Breast enlargement FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


We use CE marked and FDA approved Natrelle™ silicone breast implants. They’re manufactured by Allergan, the world's largest producer of implants, and are rigorously tested to ensure quality, safety and the best possible results.


Breast enlargement surgery usually takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic.


You may be able to return home the same day, but many of our patients require or prefer an overnight stay in one of our hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


Although breast enlargement is a very commonly performed surgery, it’s important to remember that any surgery carries some potential risks – in this case, these are bleeding, infection, and implant rippling. We’ll discuss all potential risks with you prior to surgery and answer any question you have.


The Allergan breast implants we use at Transform have an exceptional safety record and have been implanted in over one million women worldwide. All of our patients have access to a three-year aftercare programme as standard with the option to extend to up to 10 years for extra peace of mind. If you have any other questions or concerns at all, then our surgeons will be happy to talk to you more about breast implant safety.


Breast implants are not designed to last forever, but they don’t have a specific lifespan. Most surgeons say it’s wise to have your implants replaced between 10 to 20 years after the original procedure. Even if you’ve not experienced any problems with them, we recommend getting your implants checked over by a surgeon around 10 years after your surgery to make sure everything’s still okay. The Natrelle™ implants we use have a manufacturer lifetime guarantee with supplier Allergan. This means in the unlikely event that you experience any complications with them, the cost of replacing the implants will be covered.


‘Over’ or ‘above the muscle’ procedures involve placing the breast implant in front of your breast muscle, which means it’s more superficial and sits just below the breast tissue. This might be the best option for you if you have some breast tissue already or if you’re restoring fullness to deflated breasts. ‘Under’ or ‘behind the muscle’ refers to an implant that sits behind the breast muscle. This is suitable for women with very small breasts who have very little breast fat. This method reduces the likelihood of your breast implants showing and gives a more natural looking result but it’s more difficult to place larger implants this way. Your surgeon will discuss with you the results you want to achieve from breast surgery and will advise the best implant placement for your body.


After discussing the look you want to achieve, your surgeon will make his/her recommendations on which size of implant to go for and explain their choice to you. Although your surgeon will be able to give you an estimation of your new breast size based on the implant size and the current size of your breasts, we can’t guarantee exactly what size your breasts will be after surgery. Your surgeon will discuss with you the results you want to achieve from breast surgery and will advise the best implant size for your body.


You can expect minor scarring from your breast enlargement surgery, but these will fade significantly over time and become much less noticeable. We’ll make sure you understand where any scarring will occur before you book in for surgery. Your surgeon will explain to you where the incisions will be made to place your implants; one method leaves a scar under the breast hidden in the crease, or your surgeon might use an approach where the incisions are made around the areola or through the armpit.


Yes – in fact, if your breasts have lost volume, your surgeon might also recommend having an uplift in order to achieve the look you want.


Pregnancy affects breasts with implants in the same way that it affects breasts without them. So if you gain a lot of weight during pregnancy, the skin of the breast can stretch, which can lead to sagging afterwards.


The Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR) captures the details of all breast implant procedures completed in England by both the NHS and private providers. Transform can add details of your implants to the register after your surgery at no additional cost. To request details with regards to your breast implants, call 0161 312 0301. We currently hold information on all breast implants used by Transform since 2004.


Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is an extremely rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer involving the cells of the immune system. ALCL can affect between 1 and 3 in a million (or 0.0003%) women who have breast implants. It is important to emphasise the extremely low probability of ALCL occurring in women with breast implants. Instances of Breast Implant Associated ALCL generally occur several years after the breast implant surgery; on average, 8 years following the procedure. The majority of cases are easily treated by removing both the implant and the surrounding capsule, known as a total capsulectomy. Breast enlargement patients will be made fully aware of the condition as part of the consent process before having their procedure.


Breast reduction FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Breast reduction surgery usually takes between two and four hours under general anaesthetic.


You’ll usually need to stay in one of our hospitals for two nights. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


Large breasts can often sag due to their weight and nipples can point downwards as a result. Breast reduction surgery reduces the size and weight of the breasts and as a result breasts are smaller and more lifted. Following breast reduction surgery, your breasts should appear in proportion to your body, whilst also appearing lifted and firmer. The ultimate goal of any cosmetic surgeon is to create natural looking breasts, and you can discuss the visual aspects with your surgeon prior to the procedure.


Changes should be visible shortly after the breast reduction procedure, but post-op swelling may prevent you from seeing the end result for some time. Although the swelling will slowly decrease over the weeks after your surgery, it can take up to six months for the full results to be seen. Regular follow-up appointments will help you to monitor the progress of your breast reduction and ensure that the incisions are healing well.


You should expect some degree of scarring, but the extent of this will depend on where the incisions were made and the type of procedure. The position of any scars generally ensures that they are hidden when you are wearing clothes and after twelve months the scarring should fade significantly. Some of the scars will be concealed along the crease of the breast, but parts of the scar will remain visible.


Breastfeeding may still be an attainable goal following breast reduction surgery and all efforts will be made to preserve milk-producing tissue during the procedure. However, there is a level of risk that breastfeeding following a breast reduction may not be achievable. Such risks and concerns will be discussed in depth by your surgeon at your initial consultation.


The size and shape of your breasts should remain consistent, but this cannot be guaranteed if you gain or lose a significant amount of weight in the future. Excessive weight gain or weight loss may result in fluctuations in the shape and size of your breasts. This will be covered in your consultation, but if you have any specific weight goals in mind or concerns surrounding pregnancy, you should discuss this prior to the procedure with your surgeon.


If you have one breast larger than the other, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction procedure. While it is common to have one breast that is slightly larger than the other, if there’s a significant difference in size, it may be possible to create a more even appearance by having a breast reduction and reducing the size of the larger breast.


Back, neck and shoulder pain caused by large or oversized breasts can affect people of all ages. The minimum age for breast reduction surgery at Transform is 18. A key consideration when opting to have breast reduction surgery is whether you plan to have children in the future because a breast reduction may impact your ability to breast feed successfully. For this reason we don’t typically recommend a breast reduction is undertaken prior to having children.


During the breast reduction procedure, a nipple graft may take place depending on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed from the breast. Once the breast is reformed in the desired size and shape, the nipple is positioned in the optimum location and grafted back into place.


In some cases, symptoms can occur after breast reduction surgery including loss of nipple sensitivity. Potential side effects and recovery steps will be discussed at length during your pre-surgery consultations.


Women who have a breast reduction surgery are generally satisfied with the appearance of their breasts and enjoy the increased comfort levels that come with smaller breasts and no further surgical procedures are required. Unlike other breast procedures such as breast enlargement where implants need to be replaced, a breast reduction shouldn't require follow-up procedures to maintain the appearance. Unless you become pregnant or gain a significant amount of weight after a breast reduction, the shape and size of your breasts should remain the same.


Breast uplift FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Breast uplift surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


You’ll usually need to stay in one of our hospitals for one or two nights. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


You may see changes shortly after the breast uplift procedure but post-op swelling may prevent you from seeing the final result. Over time the swelling will slowly decrease and in six to twelve months you will be able to see the final results.


Immediately after surgery, your breasts may feel swollen and sore and there may be some bruising. We’ll be on hand to provide pain relief to help with any discomfort. The recovery process is gradual and it may take a few months for your breasts to settle into their new shape and for the scars to start fading.


As with any breast procedure that involves incisions, there is a risk of loss of sensitivity when you undergo breast lift surgery, but this can vary from patient to patient. Breast uplift surgery involves the remodelling of the breast tissue and therefore you could experience a change in sensitivity to the nipple area as a result.


A breast uplift should leave minimal scarring that is permanent and these scars should fade over time. After the surgery, you will find the scars are red, but they should fade to a light pink over the course of 12 months. Efforts will always be made by your surgeon to keep scarring to a minimum.


Breast uplift surgery is designed to give you long-lasting results. However, over time, the force of gravity and the natural ageing process will prevent the clock being turned back permanently and cause your breasts to lose fullness over the years. As with any surgical procedure, it is important to have realistic expectations and you can discuss this with your surgeon before the breast uplift surgery.


Yes, a breast uplift is often combined with a breast enlargement or breast reduction, depending on your desired results. For a breast enlargement with an uplift, an implant is placed inside the breast tissue to create the appearance of fuller breasts. In the case of a reduction, breast tissue is removed before the skin is removed and tightened to complete the breast uplift.


If your breasts have completed the development stage, you should be able to have a breast uplift. Breast uplift procedures are most common in women who suffer a loss of elasticity and volume after childbirth, but if you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you can consider breast uplift surgery at any age. Your surgeon will make the final decision with regard to eligibility for surgery. We do not operate on anyone under the age of 18.


There is a risk that breastfeeding following a breast uplift may not be achievable. Such risks and concerns will be discussed in depth by your surgeon at your initial consultation.


Nipple correction FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Nipple correction surgery usually takes around one hour under local anaesthetic.


Many nipple correction procedures can be carried out on an outpatient basis, which means you should be able to leave the Transform hospital where your surgery has taken place on the same day.


Nose surgery FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Nose surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


Recovery varies from patient to patient. Any incisions will be closed with dissolvable stitches, which will disappear on their own after a week or so. It’ll be at least two weeks before the bruising fades and several months before your nose settles into its new shape following surgery. Before you leave hospital we’ll advise you on what to do – and not do – to ensure you recover quickly. You’ll also have several post-op appointments to ensure you’re healing well and are pleased with the results.


You may need to stay overnight in one of our hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


As it takes up to two weeks for the bruising and swelling to go down after your op, many of our patients choose to book between a week and a fortnight off work.


Nose surgery is suitable for most people, but we’ll take a full medical history and complete a pre-op screening to make sure you’re physically fit enough before we go ahead with your surgery.


Yes, it can. Your Transform surgeon will talk to you about your symptoms and examine you so that they can advise on how they can help.


Most rhinoplasty incisions are made inside the nostrils, so you won’t be able to see any scars. However, for some procedures your surgeon may make an incision in the skin between your nostrils, which is called ‘open rhinoplasty’. You may also require small incisions to be made at either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars. Your surgeon will fully explain the type of surgery you’ll be having and outline any expected scarring so you’ll know what to expect.


As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached, but we’ll fully explain these to you so you can feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead.


Vaginal tightening FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


During vaginal tightening surgery, your surgeon will shorten the stretched tissues at the back of your vagina and pelvic floor muscles, as well as removing of any excess skin.


The procedure takes around an hour to perform and your surgeon will advise whether you’ll need a general or local anaesthetic. If you have a general anaesthetic, you should expect to spend a night in one of our hospitals before recovering at home.


You should expect the internal and external surrounding area of your vagina to be quite swollen and sore after surgery. However, we will give you pain relief while in hospital and will also advise you on managing the discomfort when you return home. An ice pack, wrapped in cloth so that it is not too cold, may also give you some relief.


We advise taking a week off work following surgery, and you should expect to notice the results of your vaginal tightening after around 2-3 weeks. Should you have any concerns during your recovery, you will have access to our 24/7 nursing team, so you will always have someone to hand.


We advise that you abstain from sexual intercourse for 4-8 weeks, depending on your recovery. This will be discussed with your during your post-operative appointments with your surgeon.


Labia reduction FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


After a labiaplasty, you will have a dressing put on in the operating theatre. You will feel some discomfort following your procedure; however we will provide pain relief in hospital and also advise on managing any discomfort when you return home. It is very important that you follow our aftercare advice.


We advise you to take a full week off work following labia reduction surgery.


Your surgeon will make every effort to keep scarring as minimal as possible, and try to hide incisions within the natural folds of your skin.


To allow for a full recovery of the area, we advise to abstain from sexual intercourse for 6 weeks. Your nurse and surgeon will of course assess how the site is healing during your aftercare appointments.


Tummy tuck FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


A tummy tuck is generally performed using one of two methods – a standard tummy tuck or a modified tummy tuck. Your surgeon will discuss with you the best method to help you achieve your desired goals. During tummy tuck surgery, a curved shape incision is made along the base of your abdomen, and excess skin and fat is removed. The remaining skin is pulled back into place and incisions are closed with stitches. During the procedure, your surgeon will also make a second incision to re-position your belly button to suit your new-found tummy.


Tummy tuck surgery takes around three hours and is performed under general anaesthetic. You will need to stay in one of our Transform hospitals for at least two nights after surgery.


You’ll need to stay in one of our hospitals for at least two nights following your tummy tuck procedure.


Your tummy will feel sore after surgery, and you should expect to see some bruising and swelling for a few weeks following your procedure. We will provide you with pain relief during your hospital stay and also advise on managing any discomfort when you return home.


It can take up to six weeks to make a full recovery from your tummy tuck, but this does vary between individuals. After surgery, you will be fitted with a tight-fitting support garment to help with the healing process – it is important that you wear this and follow the aftercare advice given to you. When the garment is removed you should be able to see your results, though it may take a few more months for your tummy to settle completely and for final results to be seen.


Recovery time varies from person to person. We usually advise you to take between 2-3 weeks off work, depending on the physical requirements of your job.


There will be some visible scarring following surgery which is usually across the lower abdomen – most people find that this can be hidden by underwear. Overtime, scarring will fade, however it can take up to a year after surgery before you can see the final appearance of your scar.


Liposuction FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.


You may be able to return home the same day, but many of our patients require or prefer an overnight stay in one of our hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


The recovery time after liposuction is usually quite quick and you should be able to go back to work after a few days. We generally advise that you take a week off to ensure the best recovery.


This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.


Liposuction can treat any area of the body, but popular areas include hips, thighs, stomach, chin, knees and bottom.


This will need to be worn post-surgery for between one and eight weeks, depending on the advice of your surgeon.


The results after liposuction are not immediate, but you will begin to see improvement after four weeks and then you will see a constant improvement up to three months.


All types of surgery carry a level of risk. For liposuction these can include bruising, loose skin, infection, bleeding after surgery and irregularities of the skin. Your patient advisor will go through all the details and provide you with a detailed guide.


Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound to target fat cells, which makes it easier to remove without strain or damage to the skin.


Different people have different thresholds of pain, but usually liposuction isn’t particularly painful. In rare cases where some pain is experienced, it can be controlled for a number of days.


The scars are small (just a few millimetres in length) and generally fade within a few months.


If you gain weight after liposuction, the area treated can also gain some of this weight. However, if you keep a healthy lifestyle and diet, you can continue to have the same results post-treatment.


Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound to target the fat cells, which is an easier way for the surgeon to remove fat without bleeding or invasive surgery.


Vaser liposuction will reduce the amount of fat in stubborn areas and deliver a better reduction of the skin.


If you have some localised areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise in order to lose the fat, vaser liposuction may be suitable.


Wrinkle treatments FAQs

Yes, we have some great winter offers on! Call us on 0330 0539115 for more information about our special Botox® packages.


As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


The treatment generally takes under 30 minutes, and you can usually get back to everyday life straight away.


Botox® blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles so they relax and can’t contract. This causes lines and wrinkles to soften.


At Transform, all Botox® treatments are carried out by either a practitioner or fully qualified nurse.


You’ll need to avoid tilting your head forwards for a few hours and shouldn’t exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. You can take ordinary painkillers to relieve any temporary discomfort you might have around the site of the injections.


It takes a little while for your muscles to relax completely, so the results are not immediate. You’ll see the difference between five days to two weeks after your treatment.


This will vary from person to person, but it’s usually between three and four months. We usually recommend having a top-up treatment every four months.


Over exposure to the sun, smoking, city living, squinting at monitors and, of course, the ageing process all take their toll on your skin. As you get older, your face starts to develop fine lines and wrinkles as collagen and elastin fibres break down, causing skin to lose its strength and smoothness.


Dermal fillers FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


The treatment generally takes around 30 to 45 minutes, and you can usually get back to everyday life straight away.


At Transform, dermal filler treatments are only ever administered by our fully qualified, highly trained practitioners and nurses.


We apply a special numbing cream to the area that’s going to be treated, which means that although treatment might be uncomfortable, it shouldn’t be painful.


There might be a small amount of swelling or bruising around the site of the injections but this usually subsides within 30 minutes and disappears entirely within 48 hours.


Other than a follow up appointment one to two weeks later, there’s no aftercare required. Any temporary discomfort you may feel after the procedure can be treated with painkillers.


The effects of Juvederm® and Restylane® last for between 6 and 24 months. Sculptra® can last for more than two years and Radiesse® lasts up to a year or more in many patients.


Over time, your skin slowly loses the collagen that helps to shape and support it. Sun exposure, smoking, air pollution and everyday stresses can speed up the ageing process, causing lines, wrinkles and sagging to develop more quickly. Dermal fillers replace the collagen that’s been lost to help you look fresher again.


Lip fillers FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


You’ll be at our clinic for around an hour, with the consultation and procedure taking around 30 minutes. The topical numbing cream takes around half an hour to take effect.


At Transform, lip filler treatments are only ever administered by our fully qualified, highly trained practitioners and nurses.


The lip filler solution we use is made from hyaluronic acid, a sugar that’s found naturally in our bodies. It’s manufactured by Juvederm® and is fully FDA-approved. Because hyaluronic acid is something that is naturally produced in the body, the body accepts it and then slowly breaks it down over a period of months.


Most of our clients find the treatment a little uncomfortable but not painful. We’ll offer you a topical numbing cream to help reduce any discomfort, and the Juvederm® range of lip fillers that we use incorporates an anaesthetic called lidocaine that numbs the area further.


It’s up to you how much of a change you want to achieve. Some of our clients are just looking to make a subtle change, while others want much fuller lips. We’ll talk to you about the look you want and let you know our recommendations.


You might experience some slight swelling or bruising, but this usually clears up within 48 hours. There’s no recovery time needed after receiving lip augmentation treatment – you can leave the clinic as soon as you’re ready and return to day-to-day activities straight away.


Your lip fillers will last for up to six months, depending on how much is injected and your lifestyle.


Skincare FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Epionce® is a physician-strength skin care line created by clinical dermatologist, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt. Epionce® is rooted in hard science and integrates over 20 years of clinical skin research. Epionce® provides the foundation to address your unique skin care needs. From improving the visible appearance of skin ageing to problem skin, Epionce® has a regimen to solve your specific skin concerns.


Epionce® has set the bar for the highest clinical study standards in the physician-strength skin care market. All Epionce® studies are performed by nationally recognised independent research organisations and adhere to the highest standards for clinical studies using the finished, market-ready product. Epionce® clinical studies are only performed on human volunteers, and do not utilise animal testing. The data from the studies are then peer reviewed and published at medical conferences and in scientific journals. Epionce® products have been clinically tested against leading products to provide a visible improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and discoloration, rough and uneven texture, dry and scaly skin, blemished and problem skin, clarity and radiance.


Microdermbrasion FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


The treatment takes around 45 minutes in one of our state-of-the-art clinics.


Microdermabrasion is a form of exfoliation that polishes the top most layer of your skin and then ‘vacuums’ away the dead skin cells. Unique diamond chip wands carefully polish your skin to help reveal a more natural radiance. This helps to reduce fine lines and rejuvenate the complexion quickly and without discomfort. In addition to smoothing and improving the complexion of your skin, it can give it a more luminous glow and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.


We use the advanced DiamondTome system of dermabrasion. This helps reduce fine lines and rejuvenates the complexion quickly and without discomfort. It promotes lymphatic processes which eliminate toxins and bring nourishment to the skin. A moisturiser and sun block are then applied as healthy new skin cells are exposed to the elements and will need initial protection. Treatment is carried out by our experienced and fully qualified practitioners in a modern, regulated, well equipped clinical environment.


Typically treatments are once or twice a week for 6 treatments and one per month thereafter. Your fully trained practitioner will discuss your suitability to treatment and create a personal treatment plan to help you achieve the best results.


We normally allow 1-2 weeks between treatments.


After your course of microdermabrasion treatments, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles should be smoothed.  In addition to smoothing and improving the complexion of your skin, it can give it a more luminous glow and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Your skin tone should also appear brighter*. *Non surgical treatment results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, Transform cannot guarantee specific results


Microdermabrasion can also be used to enhance the results of other skin rejuvenation treatments. Combined with Botox® or dermal fillers, it can help the effects of other treatments last longer. Microdermabrasion also compliments IPL laser skin rejuvenation and facial peels.


Facial peels FAQs

Yes, we have some great winter offers on! Call us on 0330 0539115 to ask about our Obaji Blue Radiance Peels.


As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Treatment times vary due to the specific facial peel, however treatment usually takes around 30 minutes in one of our state-of-the-art clinics.


The acids within the peel used work by bringing the pH of the skin to an optimum acidity level. This action chemically loosens the "glue" that binds the dead and damaged cells causing exfoliation and allow the promotion of new cell growth.


We provide a range of medical formulation chemical peel treatments of varying strengths. Each is safe and designed to penetrate and exfoliate to a particular depth. These range from light peels such as Epionce® refresh, Obagi Blue Radiance and glycolic right through to deep phenol peels that can help to reduce facial wrinkles or treat sun damaged skin.


If you have congested, dull or tired skin you are the ideal patient for a facial peel. Anyone with small wrinkles, rough skin, skin ageing, rosacea, acne or acne scars, liver spots, keratosis, coarse wrinkles or sun damage should also consider having a facial peel.


Each chemical peel has a different strength of active ingredients and therefore the treatment itself varies. Generally though, a chemical peel involves the preparation of the area to be treated and the careful application of the chemical peel. It will be removed after a specific time and depending on the type of peel, a cream may then be applied.


Chemical peel treatment removes the layers of dead skin to reveal fresher looking, brighter and rejuvenated skin. Milder ‘superficial’ skin peels, such as the glycolic peel, can be used as an extension of your beauty regime and repeated at certain intervals.


Some chemical peels are single skin peel treatments and involve no downtime. Others require a course of treatments, some of which have little or no down time, others with a maximum of 7 to 10 day recovery period. You should always use sunblock post treatment as your skin can be quite sensitive. After any chemical peel you are free to leave the clinic as soon as you feel comfortable to do so.


Facial peels can be used as regular skin treatment to help keep skin looking smoother and fresher. Our fully qualified practitioners will assess your skin and provide recommendations for ongoing or regular treatments. Entry level peels such as Glycolic, Epionce Lite Refresh, Obagi Blue Peel radiance peels are recommended once every two weeks and are most effective when a course of peels is completed (usually 3-6 peels) Epionce corrective facial peels, once every four weeks to maintain a glowing complexion treatments. Easy TCA peels are recommended once a week or once every two weeks  - with a total of four peels in a course. Your practitioner will determine the right treatment plan for you at your appointment.


Hair removal FAQs

Yes, we have some great winter offers on! Call us on 0330 0539115 to ask about 50% off laser hair removal.


As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatment is an alternative long-term hair removal method that you might consider if you have light-coloured skin. IPL technology can also be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including thread veins, sun spots and rosacea.


IPL hair removal works in a similar way to laser hair removal – it uses light to heat up and destroy hair follicles, and it takes between six and eight sessions to get the area completely free of hair. But there’s one important difference – IPL hair removal is more intense and goes deeper into the skin, which means it’s usually only suitable for those with light skin types.


Thanks to our advanced technology lasers, we should be able to perform laser hair removal on anyone, including those with darker skin tones, as long as you have a suitable medical history and don’t have a reaction to the patch test.


Most people require six to eight sessions to get the results they want, but your practitioner will be able to advise exactly how many are right for you. Sessions are normally scheduled between four and six weeks apart, and you’ll notice that less and less hair grows back each time.


At Transform, all our practitioners are CTC-registered and receive ongoing training in the very latest laser hair removal techniques. We also use the very highest quality equipment to ensure your treatment is effective.


You’ll notice that your hair grows back finer with each laser hair removal session, reducing by approximately 10-15% with each treatment until it disappears entirely. We recommend a top-up treatment once a year to maintain the smooth results.


Yes, shaving is fine. In fact, we’ll ask you to shave between treatments as it makes it easier to perform the treatment, but you shouldn’t wax or pluck as this removes the hair from the follicle so there’s nothing for the lasers to target.


Winter is the best time to have laser hair removal treatment because it’s easier to avoid direct sunlight, which can damage sensitised skin. However, you can have laser hair treatment or top-ups at any time of year, as long as you don’t have a tan. As it takes several months to fully complete a course of treatment, it’s important to plan ahead, so if you want hair-free skin in time for your summer holiday, you probably need to book your first session for January or February.


You’ll need to keep the treated area out of the sun for approximately two weeks before and after your laser hair removal course, depending on your skin type. Your practitioner will advise you on what precautions you need to take and for how long. For darker skins, you may need to avoid sunlight for six weeks before and after your treatment to avoid marks appearing on your skin.


No, your skin needs to be totally free of tanning products. This is because the lasers can’t tell the difference between natural melanin in the skin or stimulated melanin from the tanning products, so they’ll heat up both structures to the same temperature. This can damage the skin and cause blisters, darkening or pigmentation.


You’ll need to wait for approximately six weeks so that the hair has time to grown back in the follicle.


For your first consultation and patch test, you should leave hair unshaven so that the practitioner can properly assess the hair and take accurate ‘before’ photos. After that, we advise that you shave before each treatment session.


To treat your skin type, our practitioners will use a longer wavelength, which will destroy the hair in its follicle. This disrupts the cycle of hair regrowth, without damaging your skin, resulting in effective hair removal.


We always perform a patch test on all patients to ensure the treatment will be suitable. Our experienced practitioners will test a small area of your skin using the laser. Your laser settings will then be recorded before waiting 2 to 14 days to assess the outcome of the patch test (the darker your skin, usually the longer we need to wait).


Hair transplant FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


The hair transplant procedure can take from a few hours to a whole day, depending on the size of the hair graft needed to treat the area of hair loss. As all patients have different circumstances with varied health profiles, your surgeon will discuss which approach will work best for you.


Generally, this is a day care procedure so you can usually go home on the same day.


It is always possible that your hair may not grow as much as you want it to grow, usually in small areas. In this case, we can offer a second procedure but usually the results are positive.


The number of grafts depends on the area of the hair loss, which can range from a few hundred to a few thousand. It also depends on the donor hair and how much is available to graft from.


Hair is usually taken from the back of the head to the side above your ear, but it does depend on what the hair looks like and the amount of donor hair.


Local anaesthetic is used for hair transplant surgery. We also recommend a mild painkiller post-surgery to limit further post-op pain during the recovery period.


The FUT or ‘strip procedure’ is considered the most reliable and traditional procedure. We take a buck of your hair before closing the wound with stitches. The strip is dissected by a group of highly skilled technicians into smaller grafts. These smaller units or grafts are then transplanted into the area of hair loss.


The FUE procedure involves collecting follicles from the back of the head using a specialised punch and then expertly transplanting into the area of hair loss. The method of how the follicles are extracted from the donor site is what differentiates the FUE treatment from the FUT procedure.


We can never put the same number of hair grafts back that you had before, but our aim is to provide a natural look and increased density of hair follicles.


The recommendation for how to look after your hair differs for every person, but we advise that you avoid touching your hair or washing it for 48 hours after your surgery.


We advise patients to take one week off work post-surgery to help protect the hair follicles and get a better recovery.


How obvious it will be after the procedure depends on what your hair was like before. We advise those with longer hair to maintain a longer hair length so that they can hide their donor hair and recipient sites for longer during recovery.


Results can take about a year. Hair follicles should grow within 4 months, a hairline should be clearly visible at 6 months and by 12 months you should see significant hair density.


With FUT, we expect the scar to appear as a fine line or with a minor stretch mark. It can vary from 1 millimetre to a few millimetres wide.


The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic. You can expect to experience tiredness and some discomfort following surgery.


Skin rejuvenation FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


What they both do: Use light that heats up the hair follicle and destroys it. Take approximately 6-8 treatments to achieve complete hair reduction. Provide longer lasting results for patients looking to remove hair versus other traditional options such as plucking, waxing or shaving. The difference between the two is quite simple: IPL (or Intense Pulse Light treatment) goes to more depth and intensity to destroy the hair follicle. However, because of this additional intensity, it means that it may only be suitable for those with a lighter skin type. Laser hair removal on the other hand can work with darker skin. IPL technology can also be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including thread veins, sun spots and rosacea


IPL technology is a type of laser that generates intense bursts of red or blue light. These heat the dermal tissue without harming or removing the outer epidermal layers of the skin. The body’s natural processes then work to break down and remove these marks. The appearance of any skin imperfection can then be visibly reduced.


A cooling gel is first applied to the area to be treated and you’ll be asked to wear protective eyewear. A state-of-the-art Lumenis One or Quantum IPL machine is then gently applied. This delivers precise pulses of light that may help eliminate the pigment or imperfection without damaging surrounding tissue.


The treatment is pain-free but you may experience a slight tingling sensation and have some redness after for an hour or so. Each treatment takes around 20 minutes and you will be able to leave the clinic immediately after your session.


We recommend a top-up treatment once or twice a year to maintain your desired results. Around 6 treatments at 3-6 week intervals is usually required.


IPL can be effective in itself but a combination of treatments could enhance results further. Other treatments which may give firmer, younger-looking skin include microdermabrasion and facial peels. Deep lines or wrinkles might also benefit from line and wrinkle smoothing or dermal fillers treatment.


Thread vein removal FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Thread veins can appear blue, red purple and are generally larger and more visible than usual. They can occur anywhere, but are usually found on the face and legs. You might spot them as unconnected lines or they can appear in a web-like pattern. They initially appear small but can often grow.


Thread veins are damaged and can no longer return blood to the heart and lungs. It’s also possible for micro-tears to release small amounts of blood and cause staining. The damaged veins can cause neighbouring veins to malfunction and stretch, which is why thread veins often get worse over time. Facial thread veins can be caused by Rosacea, sun exposure, repeated sneezing and frequent coughing. These may also exacerbate existing thread veins.


Women are generally at a greater risk of getting thread veins, but men do get them as well. You are more likely to suffer from thread veins if they already run in your family. Female hormones can increase the risk by softening of the walls and valves of a vein, and the extra blood volume created by pregnancy can also add to the likelihood of getting them. Additional risk factors include injuries or trauma, and some evidence points to prolonged periods of sitting or standing as increasing the risk of thread veins.


You can reduce the risk of thread veins by maintaining a healthy weight and diet, as well as by avoiding excessive alcohol and smoking. Make sure you avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear SPF cream at all times – this applies to everyone, even while in the UK. You should also avoid very hot or very cold water when you’re in the bath or shower, and you can improve the blood flow in your legs through the use of compression garments.


Chest reduction FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Gynaecomastia surgery is used to flatten and enhance the shape of the chest. We have three classifications of chest reduction surgery – your surgeon will have discussed with you which type you require prior to surgery. Gynaecomastia surgery involves using liposuction to remove excess fat, and depending on your requirements, excess skin and glandular tissue may also be removed in order to achieve expected results. Following your procedure, you may be required to stay overnight at a Transform hospital.


You’ll usually need to stay in one of our hospitals for one night. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


You can expect to feel some discomfort for several days following your surgery, however we will provide pain relief in hospital and also advise on managing any discomfort when you return home.   If you have any concerns during your recovery, you will have access to our 24/7 patient helpline, so there will always be someone available to help.


The results will be immediately visible after your surgery, and if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can expect the results to last.


We advise you to take a full week off work following gynaecomastia surgery.


We advise to wait at least six weeks following your surgery before going to the gym, and recommend beginning with simple exercises, especially if your exercise involves heavy lifting.


Your surgeon will make every effort to keep scarring to a minimum. Incisions are usually kept within the natural contours of your chest, so any scarring will be as discreet as possible and will fade over time.


CoolSculpting FAQs

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Cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, works by super cooling unwanted fat cells in order to kill them off. The dead cells are then gradually eliminated through the body’s natural processes, which is why it takes around 12 to 16 weeks to see the full results. As CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment, you’ll be fully conscious throughout.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that’s best suited to large fatty deposits in areas like your stomach, hips and thighs. You would probably need between a couple of days and a week off work to recover after the surgery, and would most likely have to wear a compression garment for several weeks. CoolSculpting is a more targeted, non-invasive treatment that works best on small fatty deposits such as those on the chin, arms, inner thighs and back. There are no needles involved, and you won’t have to take time out afterwards.


The amount of time needed will depend on your individual requirements, although a session usually lasts between one and two hours.


As it’s a toning-related (rather than a weight loss) treatment, CoolSculpting is ideally suited to anyone who has isolated fatty bulges that they’re not able to shift through exercise or dieting. At your free consultation, we’ll ask you a few questions about your areas of concern, your medical history and why you want to go ahead with the procedure, so we can be sure that it’s suitable for you.


This will depend on the area you’re having treated and the results you’re looking to achieve. Sometimes just one session is sufficient, but on other occasions, you might need a series of appointments. After discussing your needs, your patient advisor will explain how many sessions you’ll need and then work with you to create an individual treatment plan tailored to your personal circumstances.


This procedure can be performed on most fat-prone body areas, including the chin, neck, stomach, thighs, abdomen, hips, flanks, back, arms and buttocks. It can’t be used on the face, calves, feet, ankles or hands.


As it’s completely non-invasive, you can get back to doing your normal, everyday activities straight away.


The fat cells eliminated are permanently killed off and can’t come back. It’s important to remember, though, that new fat cells can grow in their place, so you’ll need to try and keep your weight consistent if you want the results to last.


The results are long-lasting, but if you put on any weight after your procedure, it’s possible that fat could again gather in the area that you’ve had treated. That’s why it’s best to stick to a healthy lifestyle and diet.


Vaser liposuction FAQs

Vaser lipo uses ultrasound to target the fat cells, which is an easier way for the surgeon to remove fat without bleeding or invasive surgery.


As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Vaser liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.


Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound to target fat cells, which makes it easier to remove without strain or damage to the skin.


Vaser liposuction will reduce the amount of fat in stubborn areas and deliver a better reduction of the skin.


If you have some localised areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise in order to lose the fat, vaser liposuction may be suitable.


This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.


Vaser liposuction can treat any area of the body, but popular areas include hips, thighs, stomach, chin, knees and bottom.


All types of surgery carry a level of risk. For liposuction these can include bruising, loose skin, infection, bleeding after surgery and irregularities of the skin. Your patient advisor will go through all the details and provide you with a guide.


You may be able to return home the same day if you have a local anaesthetic. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


The recovery time after vaser liposuction is usually quite quick and you should be able to go back to work after a few days.


Different people have different thresholds of pain, but usually liposuction isn’t particularly painful. In rare cases where some pain is experienced, it can be controlled for a number of days.


This will need to be worn post-surgery for between two and six weeks, depending on the advice of your surgeon.


The scars are small (just a few millimetres in length) and generally fade within a few months.


If you gain weight after liposuction, the area treated can also gain some of this weight. However, if you keep a healthy lifestyle and diet, you can continue to have the same results post-treatment.


Male nose surgery FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Nose surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.


You may need to stay overnight in one of our hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


Nose surgery is suitable for most people, but we’ll take a full medical history and complete a pre-op screening to make sure you’re physically fit enough before we go ahead with your surgery.


Yes, it can. Your Transform surgeon will talk to you about your symptoms and examine you so that they can advise on how they can help.


Recovery varies from patient to patient. Any incisions will be closed with dissolvable stitches, which will disappear on their own after a week or so. It’ll be at least two weeks before the bruising fades and several months before your nose settles into its new shape following surgery. Before you leave hospital, we’ll advise you on what to do – and not to do – to ensure you recover quickly. You’ll also have several post-op appointments to ensure you’re healing well and are pleased with the results.


As it takes up to two weeks for the bruising and swelling to go down after your op, many of our patients choose to book between a week and a fortnight off work.


Most rhinoplasty incisions are made inside the nostrils, so you won’t be able to see any scars. However, for some procedures your surgeon may make an incision in the skin between your nostrils, which is called ‘open rhinoplasty’. You may also require small incisions to be made at either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars. Your surgeon will fully explain the type of surgery you’ll be having and outline any expected scarring so you’ll know what to expect.


As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached, but we’ll fully explain these to you so you can feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead.


Male eye bag removal FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Cosmetic surgery to correct heavy, saggy or tired-looking eyelids is called upper blepharoplasty. The procedure removes excess skin and fat in the eyelids to provide tauter skin and help achieve a fresher looking eye area. Cosmetic surgery to correct bags under the eyes is called lower blepharoplasty. The procedure removes excess skin and fat in the area beneath the eyes, to help provide tauter skin. The procedures can be carried out under both local and general anaesthetic, and some patients choose to have both procedures at the same time.


As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached, but we’ll fully explain these to you so you can feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead.


If you have your procedure under local anaesthetic, you will be able to leave hospital the same day. General Anaesthetic will require an overnight stay at one of our hospitals. You may feel some discomfort to begin with as the areas will feel tight, however we will provide you with pain relief during your hospital stay, and also give advice on how to manage your recovery at home. You can expect some swelling and bruising in the first couple of weeks.


You can usually leave the Transform hospital the same day if you have either an upper or lower blepharoplasty. If you have both procedures, an overnight stay will probably be required.


No, although we do recommend wearing dark sunglasses for the first week after Blepharoplasty surgery.


Losing skin elasticity and muscle tone around the eyes is common as we get older, so it is important to understand that the ageing process will not stop even after Blepharoplasty. During your medical consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you the results you can expect to achieve.


Weight loss surgery FAQs

If you have a BMI over 30, you may be eligible for one of the weight loss procedures. Your surgeon will advise you about the best method to achieve your goals.


Gastric band surgery involves placing a fully adjustable silicone ring around the stomach to restrict the amount of food you can eat to create a feeling of fullness. Using the latest single incision technique, most patients can benefit from a ‘no scar’ cosmetic result. This may be suitable if you have a BMI of 30 or over.


Gastric bypass involves dividing both the stomach and the bowel. The smaller stomach pouch restricts the amount of food you can eat, and is designed to make you feel full after smaller meals. It also aims to drop appetite hormone levels to reduce your appetite. This may be suitable if you have a BMI of 40 or over.


Gastric sleeve surgery involves removing a portion of the stomach to leave a thin sleeve, designed to restrict the amount you can eat. Gastric sleeve surgery is relatively new, but offers a good alternative to other weight loss procedures, as it requires no adjustments (unlike a band) and is not irreversible (unlike a bypass). As with a bypass, the gastric sleeve aims to reduce the Ghrelin hormone (known as the hunger hormone) levels to help reduce your appetite. This may be suitable if you have a BMI of 35 or over.


Transform’s specialist partner in weight loss surgery is The Hospital Group. They have a carefully selected team of GMC-registered surgeons working to the highest professional standards of surgical and medical care. Each year they perform thousands of weight loss surgical procedures.


For the gastric band you'll need to stay for 1 night. For gastric bypass and sleeve procedures, you’ll need to stay in the hospital for 2-4 nights following your procedure.


You’ll have further post-op appointments with dietitians and nurses so we can check that you’re healing well and happy with the results. Weight loss surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. You can rest assured knowing that we have the lowest rate of further revision treatment in the UK and we provide a three-year aftercare warranty.


The gastric band is designed to stay with you for life to assist you in getting to your target weight. However it can be removed if you wanted to reverse the procedure. The gastric bypass and sleeve is a permanent procedure and cannot be reversed.


Yes, we offer a choice of two finance options. You can pay a deposit of just £500 and choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spreading the cost over two to five years.


As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Female eye bag removal FAQ

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


You can usually leave the Transform hospital the same day if you have either an upper or lower blepharoplasty. If you have both procedures, an overnight stay will probably be required.


As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached, but we’ll fully explain these to you so you can feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead.


Cosmetic surgery to correct heavy, saggy or tired-looking eyelids is called upper blepharoplasty. This procedure removes excess skin and fat in the eyelids to provide tauter skin and help achieve a fresher looking eye area. Cosmetic surgery to correct bags under the eyes is called lower blepharoplasty. This procedure removes excess skin and fat in the area beneath the eyes, to help provide tauter skin. The procedures can be carried out under both local and general anaesthetic, and some patients choose to have both procedures at the same time.


If you have your procedure under local anaesthetic, you’ll be able to leave hospital the same day. General anaesthetic will require an overnight stay at one of our hospitals. You may feel some discomfort to begin with as the areas will feel tight, however we will provide you with pain relief during your hospital stay and also give advice on how to manage your recovery at home. You can expect some swelling and bruising in the first couple of weeks.


Losing skin elasticity and muscle tone around the eyes is common as we get older, so it is important to understand that the ageing process will not stop even after Blepharoplasty. During your medical consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you the results you can expect to achieve.


We suggest you to wait a few weeks until the area has fully healed before wearing eye makeup. Your surgeon and nurse will be able to advise you on how the area is healing during your aftercare appointments.


No, although we do recommend wearing dark sunglasses for the first week after blepharoplasty surgery.


Rhinoplasty FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient care coordinator will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


Rhinoplasty is suitable for most people, but we’ll take a full medical history and complete a pre-operative screening to ensure you’re physically fit enough before we go ahead with your surgery. We wouldn’t want cost to act as a barrier for you,


It certainly can. Your Transform surgeon will talk to you about your symptoms and examine you so that they can advise on how they can help.


Recovery varies from patient to patient. Any incisions will be closed with dissolvable stitches, which will disappear on their own after a week or so. It’ll be at least two weeks before the bruising fades and several months before your nose settles into its new shape following surgery. Before you leave hospital we’ll advise you on what to do – and not do – to ensure you recover quickly. You’ll also have several post-op appointments to ensure you’re healing well and are pleased with the results.


As it takes up to two weeks for the bruising and swelling to go down after your op, many of our patients choose to book between a week and a fortnight off work.


Most rhinoplasty incisions are made inside the nostrils, so you won’t be able to see any scars. However, for some procedures your surgeon may make an incision in the skin between your nostrils, which is called ‘open rhinoplasty’. You may also require small incisions to be made at either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars. Your surgeon will fully explain the type of surgery you’ll be having and outline any expected scarring so you’ll know what to expect.


As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached, but we’ll fully explain these to you so you can feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead.


Mole and cyst removal FAQ

The procedure generally takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on how many moles, cysts, skin tags or lesions need to be removed.


We offer treatment for: • Moles – brown or black growths on the skin. • Cysts – sacs filled with fluid or semi-fluid material. • Skin tags – small protruding pieces of skin that can grow in the groin area, armpits, neck and eyelids. • Skin lesions – surface growths or patches of the skin that don’t resemble the skin around it. • Lentigines – small dark spots on the skin that can be a genetic condition caused by excessive radiation or sun exposure.


This procedure is commonly performed by our resident Dermatologist who will remove the mole, cyst, skin tag or lesion and send it for analysis to ensure there are no abnormal cells. Our experienced doctors will then complete the procedure by inserting small stitches.


A local anaesthetic is used to keep any pain to a minimum, this is applied 5-10 minutes before the procedure begins.


You’ll be able to leave the clinic as soon as your treatment has been completed, and you should be fine to go about your normal day-to-day activities. You’ll need to keep the wound dry for two days and you’ll be advised to return to the clinic to have your stitches removed 7-10 days post treatment.


The techniques we use are designed to minimise any scarring, however after removing a mole, cyst, skin tag or lesion, a small scar may remain, which should fade in time. Rarely, some people with very dark or light skin may find they have a larger scar than usual.


The risks associated with mole and cyst removal are very minimal. Transform hospitals and clinics have an exceptionally high standard of hygiene, which means there is a low risk of infection.


Yes, we offer a choice of two finance options. You can pay a deposit of just £500 and choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spreading the cost over two to five years.


Varicose vein removal FAQ

The procedure takes around 45-60 minutes, but this depends on which of the three different treatment techniques is used–Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Radiofrequency VNUS Closure, or Vein Avulsion. Vein Avulsion treatment can take longer than the other two.


• Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) uses laser light to seal the vein from the inside. • Radiofrequency VNUS Closure is similar to EVLA but uses heat instead of a laser to seal the vein from the inside. • Vein Avulsion removes the vein by making a small incision into the skin and removing the vein using a surgical hook.


During your consultation, a review of your past and present medical history is discussed. The Consultant or nurse will choose the pre-operative tests considered to be appropriate, most of which are typically routine blood tests. If necessary, the medical team may request further tests, before treatment commences.


One of our highly qualified consultant vascular surgeons will carry out the varicose vein removal procedure.


The procedure generally involves a local anaesthetic to minimise any pain.


Slight discomfort is normal. We should point out that pain thresholds vary from patient to patient. It is common to experience bruising and swelling in the early post operative period, this is entirely normal and will settle down naturally.


Following varicose vein removal treatment, most patients can walk and be discharged on the same day as their treatment and are able to continue normal activities. A follow up appointment with the Nurse and Surgeon/Consultant is advised.


Varicose vein removal achieves permanent results.


We at Transform, work to ensure that we minimise the risks involved. Removing veins is a safe procedure.


Yes, we offer a choice of two finance options. You can pay a deposit of just £500 and choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spreading the cost over two to five years.


Dermarollers FAQ

Dermaroller can help to repair damaged skin by stimulating the body’s natural production of elastin and collagen. This micro-needling treatment, reaches the inner surface of your skin, the dermis. Therefore; it helps to encourage the skin to regenerate, working towards a much smoother, brighter and healthier looking skin.


At Transform, all cosmetic procedures are performed only by qualified Nurse practitioners. We have a carefully selected team of professional practitioners who work to the highest standards of cosmetic treatment and patient care.


The procedure usually takes around 30-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated.


Micro-needling therapy is suitable for all skin types, but cannot be used if acne is present on the skin.


The micro-needling treatment is a method used for skin tightening; improving the skins texture and reducing stretch marks and visible scars.


Skin needling is minimally invasive, side effects are unlikely and healing is rapid. The instrument used is 100% sterile and single-use to ensure the highest standards of hygiene.


Your Practitioner will use an anaesthetic cream to numb the area for up to 30 minutes prior to the treatment to the surface of your skin to make the treatment more comfortable.


Immediately after the procedure, the treated skin will appear very red and may feel like sunburn after your treatment. This will settle down after a few hours, but it could take up to 24 hours. You can expect to return to normal daily activities in a couple of days.


It may take up to six weeks before you see signs of improvement, but the natural healing process will continue over the following months. The longevity of results can vary and, if follow up treatments are needed to maintain results, we recommend 3 treatments 6 weeks apart, dependant on the individuals needs.


Microdermabrasion is always recommended prior to treatment to rid and reduce a build of unwanted dead skin cells before having a Dermaroller procedure. Dermaroller works well in combination with other cosmetic treatments such as Juvederm or Botox anti-wrinkle treatment. Your practitioner can recommend the best combination of treatments for you to achieve the best results.


Yes, we offer a choice of two finance options. You can pay a deposit of just £500 and choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spreading the cost over two to five years.