Frequently Asked Questions

Treatment FAQ


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.

How much does breast augmentation cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that every patient is different, and so your treatment will be tailored specifically to you. Because of this, our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations are particularly important. Following our consultation process, your surgeon assistant will provide a detailed pricing overview so that you know how much your procedure will cost, and you’ll also be given plenty of information regarding our flexible credit options. We’re happy to talk you through getting your boob job on finance, which means you can spread the cost over monthly repayments. Please take a look at our finance page to find out more about the available options.

It’s important to remember that, although cost is of course an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as high levels of care and patient safety, and your surgeon’s expertise and experience.
What type of breast implants do you offer?
Transform offers two brands of breast surgery implants – Motiva and Mentor. Both of these companies are worldwide leaders in breast aesthetics and implant manufacturing for breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures.

Mentor is part of the global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson group, and has over 30 years’ experience in creating high-quality breast implants. Mentor offers two types of breast implants which are approved by the FDA and available in a wide variety of sizes. This includes their MemoryGel implants, which are round in shape, and MemoryShape implants, which are teardrop in shape. You can find out more on our Mentor breast implants page.

Motiva breast implants are created by Establishment Labs, renowned worldwide for its commitment to customer care and quality. Motiva implants are made using 100% silicone gel and are available in over 500 different shapes, so you can choose the implant that’s right for you. You can find out more on our Motiva breast implants page.

During your consultation, you can discuss the different breast enlargement surgery options with your surgeon, including the size and types of breast implants that will best suit you and your body.
Are breast implants safe?
Breast implants have an exceptional safety record and have been used in over a million procedures worldwide. Rest assured that we only use the safest breast implants in the cosmetic surgery industry, and all our surgeons are General Medical Council registered with high levels of experience and skill. When you come to us for your breast enlargement, you’ll have access to a two-year aftercare programme as standard, with the option to extend by up to three years for extra peace of mind. If you have any other questions or concerns about the safety of breast augmentation surgery, then our surgeons will be happy to talk to you more about this.
How long with my breast implants last?
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, we recommend getting your implants checked over by a surgeon around 10 years after your surgery to make sure everything’s still okay.
Can I have a breast uplift with my breast enlargement surgery?
Yes, many women choose to combine the two procedures and have a breast lift at the same time as their enlargement. Surgeons may recommend this if your breasts have lost volume and you want to lift them, while also increasing the size.
How old do you have to be to have breast implants?
In the UK, the youngest age for breast implants to be considered is 18 years old. The breast augmentation age limit is to ensure that breasts have fully grown and developed naturally before any surgery is undertaken.
Can I get my boob job on finance?
Yes, you can. We have various breast enlargement finance options which you can discuss with your advisor during your consultation. These include a 0% interest-free credit plan which involves a minimum deposit of £500 and then 12 monthly repayments for the remaining balance. There are also breast augmentation financing options that allow you to spread the cost over 12, 24 or 36 months at 16.9% APR. Please note that all finance is subject to individual status, terms and conditions apply, and you must meet the eligibility criteria. Our finance options are provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd who are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. If you’d like to read more about breast implant financing, please take a look at our cosmetic surgery finance page for more details.
How long does breast enlargement surgery take?
Breast enlargement surgery usually takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic. Your breast surgery time will depend on the type of procedure you’re having. Prior to this, you will probably spend a couple of hours before the procedure meeting with your surgeon and being prepared for theatre. After the procedure, you are likely to be in recovery for a few more hours until you wake up from the anaesthetic.
How long will I have to stay in hospital following my breast augmentation?
You may be able to return home on the same day that you have your surgery, but many of our patients require or prefer an overnight stay in one of our dedicated hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your breast augmentation surgery, so you know what to expect on the day.
What are the main risks of breast enlargement surgery?
Although breast enlargement is a very commonly performed surgery, it’s important to remember that any surgery carries some potential risks. The risks of breast enlargement surgery include bleeding, infection, and implant rippling. We’ll discuss all potential risks with you prior to surgery and answer any questions you have.
What’s the difference between ‘above the muscle’ and ‘behind the muscle’ implants?
‘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 type of breast implant placement 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; however, it can be more difficult to place larger implants this way. Your surgeon will discuss the different types of breast enhancement surgery with you and get to understand the results you want to achieve. They will then recommend the best type of breast implant placement for your body.
How do I know what size breast implants to choose?
After discussing the look that you want to achieve, your surgeon will make their recommendations on which size of implant to go for and explain their choice to you. Although your surgeon will be able to estimate your new breast size based on the implant size and the current size of your breasts, we can’t guarantee exactly what cup size your breasts will be after surgery.
Will I have breast augmentation scars following surgery?
You can expect minor scars after breast implant surgery, but these will fade significantly over time and become much less noticeable. Where your scars are will depend on the method your surgeon uses: one method leaves a scar under the breast hidden in the crease, while others can involve making incisions around the nipple or through the armpit. We’ll make sure you understand where any breast augmentation scars will occur before you book in for surgery.
Can I have a breast uplift with my breast enlargement?
Yes, many women choose to combine the two procedures and have a breast lift at the same time as their enlargement. Surgeons may recommend this if your breasts have lost volume and you want to lift them while also increasing the size.
How will getting pregnant affect my breast implants?
Pregnancy affects breasts with implants in the same way that it affects breasts without them. This means that if you gain a lot of weight during pregnancy, the skin of the breast can stretch, and sagging may occur afterwards. You can read our post on breastfeeding after a boob job for information on how breast implants affect nursing.
How do I get registered on the breast implant registry?
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. This is so they can be traced in the event of a product recall or other safety concern relating to a specific type of implant. 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, please email [email protected] We currently hold information on all breast implants used by Transform since 2004.
What is ALCL?
Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is an extremely rare type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL), a cancer involving the cells of the immune system. ALCL can affect 1 in 24,000 women who have breast implants. It is important to emphasise the extremely low probability of ALCL occurring in women with boob implants. Instances of Breast Implant Associated ALCL (BIA-ALCL) generally occur several years after the breast implant surgery; on average, eight 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 this condition as part of the consent process before having their procedure.
How much does labia reduction cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that every patient’s procedure is different. We will tailor your treatment specifically around you as an individual and, because of this, our free, no-obligation consultations are particularly important. Following our consultation process, your surgeon assistant will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure you choose. 

For your peace of mind, we offer a choice of two finance options. After paying a deposit of just £500, you can either choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spread the cost over two to five years.

It’s important to remember that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as high levels of care and patient safety and your surgeon’s experience.
How long does labia reduction take?
Labia reduction surgery takes about 1 hour. Following surgery, you should be able to return home the same day.
How long will it take me to recover after labia reduction?
We advise you to take 4 days off work following labia reduction surgery. You should be able to see and feel the results of your labia reduction after two to three weeks. These procedures are a partnership between the patient and the doctor, and so our Consultant Gynaecologists recommend that patients engage with the aftercare programme they are given to achieve the best outcomes after surgery.
When can I resume sexual activities after labia reduction?
To allow for a full recovery of the area, we’d advise you to abstain from sexual intercourse for about 6 weeks. Your nurse and surgeon will, of course, assess how the site is healing during your aftercare appointments.
What are the risks of labia reduction?
All the risks can be discussed in your surgical consultation. As a guide, labiaplasty can occasionally result in bleeding, infection, scarring of tissue and reduced sensitivity of the genitals.
Will I have any scarring after 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.
How much does weight loss surgery cost?
The cost of gastric band surgery can vary, so we advise booking in for your free consultation with your surgeon assistant to talk about costs and finance options. We offer flexible payment plans that are tailored to your individual needs and help you to spread the cost of gastric band surgery if required.
What is gastric band surgery?
Gastric band surgery is a surgical procedure during which a silicone band is fitted around the top part of the stomach to help reduce hunger and appetite, and therefore your food intake, which eventually leads to long term weight loss. The procedure is for people who are classed as obese.
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is designed to make the stomach smaller and bypass part of the intestine, which results in alterations in levels of gut hormones and significantly reduces appetite. You may want to consider a gastric bypass when diet and exercise has proved unsuccessful and you’re still overweight. A gastric bypass is non-reversable.
What is gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery removes a portion of the stomach permanently, creating a sleeve or tube-like shape. The stomach is made smaller, meaning your portion sizes will be reduced and you’ll have a lower calorie intake to aid weight loss. A gastric sleeve is non-reversible.
What is the recovery process of weight loss surgery?
You’ll usually need to stay in hospital for one night following your gastric band surgery, and it may take around 1-2 weeks to return to your regular activities. Any pain you might have after the operation will be treated with pain relief medication. and it’ll be important to take it easy in the first few weeks.
How long does the male chest reduction surgery take?
The surgery will take around 2 hours, and you’ll be under general anaesthetic throughout.
Will I have any scarring following male chest reduction surgery?
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.
How long is the recovery time?
Full recovery will take around 6 weeks, so we advise you to take at least one week off work and to avoid any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting until after you’ve recovered.
How long do the results last?
The results can be long-lasting if you maintain a healthy diet and do regular exercise to minimise any further weight gain.
When can I return to the gym?
We advise that you should wait at least six weeks following your surgery before going to the gym, and we recommend beginning with simple exercises, especially if your exercise involves heavy lifting.
How much does a chest reduction procedure cost?
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 does male breast reduction surgery involve?
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.
How long will I have to stay in 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.
How will I feel after 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.
How soon after surgery can I expect to see results?
The results will be immediately visible after your surgery, and if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can expect the results to last.
When can I return to work?
We advise you to take a full week off work following gynaecomastia surgery.
How much does nose surgery cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that every patient is different, and so your treatment will be tailored specifically to you. Because of this, our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations are particularly important. Following our consultation process, your surgeon assistant will provide a detailed pricing overview so that you know how much your rhinoplasty will cost, as well as giving you plenty of information regarding our flexible credit options. We are happy to talk you through getting your nose job on finance, which means you can spread the cost over monthly repayments. Please take a look at our finance page to find out more about our rhinoplasty finance options.

It’s important to remember that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as high levels of care and patient safety, and surgeon expertise and experience.
How much time will I need to take off work?
As it takes up to two weeks for the bruising and swelling to go down after your nose surgery, many of our customers choose to book between a week and a fortnight off work. However, this will depend on the physical demands of your job and your surgeon assistant can discuss this in more detail.
How long does nose surgery take?
We are often asked how long a rhinoplasty surgery takes, but there is no simple answer; it will vary according to the procedure you choose to have. Typically, though, rhinoplasty surgery takes around two hours under general anaesthetic. You will probably require an overnight stay in hospital following the procedure, and so you should allow for a full 24 hours for the whole process.
How long will it take to recover after nose surgery?
Rhinoplasty recovery times vary from person to person. Any incisions will be closed with dissolvable stitches, which will disappear on their own after a week or so. It will 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 will let you know what to do and what not to do after rhinoplasty to make sure you recover quickly. You will also have several post-operative appointments so we can check your nose job recovery is going well and you are pleased with the results.
Will there be any scarring after nose surgery?
Most rhinoplasty incisions are made inside the nostrils, so you will not be able to see any scars. However, for some types of nose jobs your surgeon may make an incision in the skin between your nostrils, which is called ‘open rhinoplasty’. You might also need small incisions on either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars. Your surgeon will fully explain the type of nose surgery you will be having and outline any expected scarring, so you will know what to expect.
Am I suitable for nose 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.
Can nose surgery help with breathing difficulties?
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.
Are there any risks?
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.
How much do lip fillers cost?
The cost of your lip fillers will depend on how much filler is being used during the treatment. This can be discussed with your medical aesthetic practitioner at your free consultation.
How long do lip fillers take?
The treatment can be carried out within 30-45 minutes.
Do lip fillers hurt?
Lip fillers can feel slightly uncomfortable during the treatment and there may be some swelling/bruising in the area afterwards. The swelling should subside after 2 days, with the bruising taking a little longer. Over the counter painkillers can be taken to reduce any mild discomfort.
Are there any after effects or side effects?
The side effects of lip fillers are minimal, but may include swelling, bruising and redness. These should subside within 2 days.
How long do lip fillers last?
Lip fillers can last between 6-12 months. We recommend having lip fillers topped up to maintain volume - you can discuss how frequently you will need you top ups at your free consultation.
What are lip fillers?
Lip fillers, also known as lip filler injections or lip augmentation, are non-surgical cosmetic procedures designed to add volume to the lips. The process involves injecting a solution into the lips using a very fine needle. Although not permanent, lip filler is an effective way to add fulness to the lips over an extended period, with results usually lasting between 6-12 months. Exactly how long lip fillers last can vary, depending on the types of lip fillers used and your lifestyle.
Who will perform the lip filler treatment?
Lip filler injections are only ever administered by our fully qualified, highly trained aesthetic nurses and doctors. All our practitioners are registered with the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners, which means they have the right qualifications and skills to perform your treatment. Our expert team is committed to providing the highest standard of care to patients – so you can book your lip line fillers with confidence, knowing you’re in the best hands.
Will my lips look noticeably different?
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.
How do lip fillers work?
So, how do lip fillers work, exactly? Essentially, filler solution is injected beneath the skin, which plumps up the lips and helps to improve definition. The types of lip fillers we use at Transform are made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring acid that our skin cells produce to keep skin moisturised and healthy. Sometimes our environment, the products we use, and the natural ageing process mean our levels of hyaluronic acid can decrease. This may lead to dry, dull skin, and lines and wrinkles. This is where lip filler injections come in, filling the skin with hyaluronic acid to boost hydration, add volume and improve definition.
What different types of lip fillers do Transform use?
Here at Transform, we’re dedicated to offering the highest-quality lip filler injections to our patients. All our products are FDA-approved and are carefully designed by premium brands to make sure you achieve your desired look. The types of lip fillers we use in our UK clinics are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring acid produced by our skin cells. They are non-animal and suitable for all different skin types. Please note that these are not permanent lip fillers and the solution will be absorbed naturally by your body over time. For this reason, you may wish to have a lip filler course to maintain your desired level of volume (the frequency can be discussed at your consultation).
How much lip filler do I need?
It’s up to you to decide how much of a change you want. Some of our clients simply decide on a subtle change, while others want much fuller lips. We’ll talk to you about the look you desire, and let you know our recommendations.
Are lip fillers permanent?
Here at Transform, we offer non-permanent lip fillers that give exceptionally good results. Although they are not permanent, our lip fillers are long-lasting and will usually maintain their volume for between 6 and 12 months – but exactly how long lip fillers last will vary between patients. Because they are not permanent, lip fillers will typically need topping up. You can discuss the frequency of top up treatments at your treatment consultation.
How often can you get lip fillers?
Our non-permanent lip fillers offer great long-lasting results, so you shouldn’t need to get them topped up regularly. Typically, our patients will need to get their lip line fillers redone every three to six months to maintain the same level of fulness and definition.
Are lip fillers safe?
Rest assured that your lip filler course will be carried out by a qualified and experienced practitioner registered with the JCCP. However, as with any form of cosmetic surgery or procedure, there are some lip filler risks, like bruising, swelling and infection. During your consultation, your patient advisor will talk you through all the potential lip filler risks and side effects. They’ll also give you lip filler aftercare tips to ensure the potential risks are minimised.
How long does swelling last after lip filler?
After the insertion of lip filler, swelling is common, and you may find that your lips feel quite tender for several days. In terms of the lip filler swelling stages, your lips are likely to be most swollen the morning after the procedure. This will gradually ease, and all swelling will usually disappear after 48 hours. Your practitioner will talk you through all potential side effects and how to manage them, including how to reduce swelling after lip fillers.
Is there a lip filler aftercare routine to follow?
You may experience some swelling and bruising after lip fillers, but you should be able to leave the clinic straight after your treatment and go about your usual daily activities. However, there are some lip filler aftercare tips to follow to aid the healing process. We recommend you don’t do any exercise for 24 hours after your treatment and avoid putting makeup on or around your lips. Your patient advisor can give you more information on lip filler aftercare during your consultation, and you’ll have access to our 24/7 helpline if you need any advice once you get home.
Can I wear lipstick after lip fillers?
We recommend you avoid wearing any make up on or around your lips for at least 24 hours after your treatment to aid the lip filler healing process.
Can you smoke after lip fillers?
If you’re wondering whether you can smoke after lip fillers, the general advice is to avoid smoking straight after your treatment. This is because it may increase the risk of infection and may also dry out the skin. However, smoking should not impact the overall outcome of your lip line fillers.
Can you drink alcohol after lip fillers?
We advise patients to avoid drinking alcohol after lip fillers. This is because alcohol is known to thin the blood and can also enlarge blood vessels – which may make the bruising and swelling after lip fillers worse. We also recommend avoiding alcohol for the days leading up to your appointment to minimise these side effects.
How much does a facial peel cost?
The cost of our facial peels will be dependent on which type of peel your skin needs. This can be discussed with our medical aesthetic practitioners at your free consultation.
How long does a facial peel take?
A facial peel treatment will take around 30 minutes.
How do facial peels work?
Facial peels work by using a chemical solution that deeply exfoliates the skin, removing the top layers of dead skin cells to make way for cell renewal.
What skin conditions can facial peels help with?
Facial peels can address pigmentation, acne, scarring, sun damage, and wrinkles.
What results can I expect from a skin peel?
You can expect to see healthy, glowing skin that feels smoother.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical face peel is a non-surgical procedure designed to give you fresher and healthier looking skin. The peel contains an acid base, which safely and effectively removes dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. Your expert aesthetician will apply the face peel, and you’ll notice a warm sensation as the treatment starts to work on your skin. Depending on the type of chemical peel you have, a soothing cream may be applied – and you’ll notice your skin peeling around two to three days after your treatment.
Do you have any offers on chemical skin peels?
Yes, we have some great offers on our chemical peels! As our deals change regularly, we recommend you give us a call us on 0330 053 9115, email us at [email protected] or book a free consultation so we can chat through our current offers. During your consultation with your patient advisor, you’ll be given a bespoke treatment plan including the chemical peel cost in our UK clinics. They’ll explain in detail the various offers and finance options we have available, which now include 12 months interest-free credit on treatments that cost £250 or more, with no initial deposit. Please note that our finance is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, which is a credit intermediary regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. All finance is subject to individual status and terms and conditions apply.
What types of chemical peels do you offer?
We understand that everyone’s skin is different, and so we offer a range of different chemical peel types. The benefits vary depending on which one you choose. Typically, we offer mild, medium and deep chemical peels which contain different strengths of active ingredients to achieve different results. For instance, mild chemical face peels, such as the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel, don’t penetrate below the top layer of the skin (the epidermis). Medium strength face peels, such as Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), penetrate to the surface of the middle layer of the skin (the dermis). Deep chemical peels, such as the Phenol peel, penetrate deeper into the dermis and are commonly used to reduce sun damage or wrinkles. During your initial consultation, your professional practitioner will chat to you about the results you’d like to achieve and the different types of chemical peels available – and advise you on which would be best for your skin’s colour, texture and needs.  
How often can I do a chemical peel?
How often you can have a chemical peel depends on the type of treatment you’re having. Many patients choose to have our mild face peels carried out regularly - for instance, once every two weeks - as part of their overall beauty regime. This helps to keep skin looking and feeling radiant, smooth and blemish-free. Medium-strength face peels such as our Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) peel can be done once every month or two to maintain results. When you speak to your friendly patient advisor, they’ll let you know how often you can do a chemical peel depending on your desired results and skin type.
What does a chemical peel do?
Essentially, both face and body chemical peels do the same thing – exfoliate the skin. Each of our skin peeling treatments is medically formulated with an acid base to remove dead skin cells safely and effectively from the top layers of the skin. Once applied, the chemical peel brings the pH of your skin to a specific level of acidity, which loosens dead and damaged skin cells and encourages cell renewal. This results in bright and radiant looking skin. You can get chemical peels for scars, to reduce lines and wrinkles, reverse sun damage and more.
Are there any chemical peel side effects?
As with most medical aesthetic treatments, you may experience some minor chemical peel side effects. Most commonly, this may be temporary dry skin, peeling or flaking, and some redness. These are completely normal after a skin peel, and they’ll gradually ease until they disappear completely after a few days. Of course, the chemical peel side effects will vary depending on the strength of the treatment you’ve had and how sensitive your skin is, but your JCCP-registered practitioner will explain this to you before your treatment so you know what to expect. They’ll also give you chemical peel aftercare advice, such as the best products to use to minimise potential side effects.
How long is the chemical peel recovery time?
Following a chemical peel recovery times can vary, depending on the type of peel you’ve had and how sensitive your skin is. For instance, if you have a mild face peel, you should be able to carry on with the rest of your day as normal following your treatment, whereas if you have a deep chemical peel, the recovery time may be between 7 and 10 days. Rest assured that your expert aesthetician will be able to advise on the likely recovery time for your procedure and answer any questions you may have. Please be aware that you’ll have particularly sensitive skin after a chemical peel, so it’s important to wear high-strength sun block following treatment.
Is there a chemical peel aftercare regime to follow to maintain the results?
We understand that your chemical face peel may just be the first step in your skin transformation journey, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our expert aestheticians will give you all the chemical peel aftercare tips you need to help you maintain your beautiful radiant glow following your skin peel. They’ll let you know which products to use, how best to look after your skin, and advise you about any ongoing treatments you may need. For instance, certain face peels such as our Glycolic and Obagi Blue Peel are usually most effective when treatment is carried out every two weeks as part of a chemical peel course. We’ll create a bespoke treatment plan for you during your consultation once we know exactly what results you’d like to achieve. It’s important to know that you’re likely to have sensitive skin after a chemical peel, so you’ll need to apply strong sunscreen as part of your chemical peel aftercare routine.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of your laser hair removal treatment will depend on the amount of hair being removed, and the size and number of the areas being treated. Your surgeon assistant can give you a detailed breakdown of the cost involved and show you our flexible finance plans.
What is IPL hair removal and how does it differ from laser hair removal?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology is not a laser treatment, as it uses a broad spectrum of light to heat and destroy the hair follicle at the root, preventing it from regrowing. Laser hair removal uses a powerful laser that emits precisely controlled pulses of energy, which heat and destroy the follicles in the skin.
Can you treat my skin type?
Laser hair removal is most effective on hair that is a darker pigment than the skin. Your medical aesthetic practitioner will advise you at your consultation as to whether you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
Most people require six to eight sessions of laser hair removal to get the results they want, and annual top up treatments may be required to maintain the results. Typically, with laser hair removal the interval between treatments is between 4-6 weeks, as it’s best at removing hair which is in the active growth stage and not all hair is in that phase at the same time. You’ll notice that the regrowth becomes more sparse each time.
Are there different types of hair removal?
Yes, there are. Here at Transform, we offer two different types of hair removal – laser hair removal and IPL technology. They work in a similar way, using pulses of light to heat up and destroy hair follicles. Typically, both types of laser hair removal take between six and eight sessions to get the area completely free of hair. But there’s one important difference – laser hair removal is more intense as it has a denser light which focuses all the energy. The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is anyone with hair that’s darker than their skin, whereas IPL technology is usually only suitable for those with naturally dark-blond, brown and black hair. If you’re unsure whether IPL or laser hair removal will be right for you, get in touch with our experts today who’ll be happy to help you find your most suitable method.
How many sessions of laser hair removal will I need?
Most people require six to eight sessions of laser hair removal to get the results they want, but your practitioner will be able to advise exactly how many are right for you. Typically, with laser hair removal the interval between treatments is between four and six weeks, as it’s best at removing hair which is in the active growth stage and not all hair in in that phase at the same time. You’ll notice that less and less hair grows back after each treatment.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes, laser hair removal is a safe treatment, but may sometimes cause side effects such as redness, bruising, pain and swelling, although this is quite rare. Here at Transform, all our practitioners are CTC-registered and receive ongoing training in the very latest techniques. Using our experience and expertise, we have helped thousands of people through their hair removal journeys, so you can book your treatment with complete confidence and know that you’re in capable hands. We also use the highest quality equipment such as Lightsheer, Quantum, Soprano, Lumenis One and Harmony machines in our Care Quality Commission-registered clinics to ensure your treatment is effective.
Will the hair grow back after my treatment?
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.
Can I shave between my hair removal treatments?
Yes, shaving is fine. In fact, we’ll ask you to shave between each laser hair removal session 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.
When should I plan my laser hair removal course?
Winter is the best time to have laser treatment for hair removal because it’s easier to avoid direct sunlight, which can damage sensitised skin. However, you can have laser or IPL treatment at any time of year, as long as you don’t have a tan. Because it takes several months to fully complete a laser hair removal course, it’s important to plan ahead. For instance, if you want hair-free skin in time for your summer holiday, you probably need to book your first session for January or February.
Do I need to avoid sunlight after having laser hair removal?
Yes, 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 any precautions you’ll need to take and for how long. For darker skin types, you may need to avoid sunlight for six weeks before and after your treatment to avoid marks appearing on your skin.
Can I have hair removal treatment if I use fake tan?
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.
How long do I have to wait after waxing or plucking before I can have treatment?
You’ll need to wait for approximately six weeks so that the hair has time to grow back in the follicle.
Do I need to prepare before having hair removal treatment?
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.
How do IPL and laser hair removal work?
Understandably, many patients are keen to understand how IPL and laser hair removal work. While both lasers and IPL use light to heat hair follicles and prevent hair regrowth, the technology used for each is not the same, because different light sources are used.

Laser hair removal treatment involves using a powerful laser that emits precisely controlled pulses of energy, which heat and destroy the root of the hair in the skin. By damaging the hair at its source, future hair growth is stopped or delayed safely without affecting the surrounding tissue.

IPL technology, in contrast, is not a laser treatment because it uses a broad spectrum of light rather than the single spectrum light used in laser hair removal.
How long does laser hair removal take?
How long your laser hair removal, or your IPL treatment, takes will depend on the size of the area you’re having treated and the amount of hair you have. As a guide, sessions can last anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours. For example, laser hair removal of the underarms may take 30 minutes or less, whereas treatment of the upper and lower leg may take up to 90 minutes.
Are there any laser hair removal side effects?
If you’re thinking about having this treatment, it’s important to get a good understanding of the potential laser and IPL hair removal side effects. Please know that both IPL and laser treatments are safe and will be carried out by CTC-registered practitioners with the relevant knowledge and expertise. However, there are some potential laser hair removal risks which may include tender or painful skin, bruising, blistering, swelling, scarring or burns. The IPL and laser hair removal side effects are rare, and your advisor will discuss all risks with you during your consultation. We’re here to help you along your hair removal journey, so please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
How effective is laser hair removal?
IPL and laser hair removal are very effective, but results will vary depending on your complexion and hair. 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.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Technically, laser and IPL aren’t permanent hair removal techniques, but they will have long-lasting results. Laser hair removal works by heating and destroying the hair follicle to reduce future hair growth. While this is not a guaranteed permanent hair removal method, most patients will find that the hair will grow back finer with each session until it stops growing. Typically, we advise patients to have a laser hair removal treatment once per year after their initial course to maintain the result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Many of our patients ask us if laser hair removal is painful. The treatment shouldn’t hurt, but as the practitioner glides the laser device across the surface of your skin, you’ll experience a pulsing sensation. Some patients say this feels like stinging, a hot pinprick or an elastic band flicking the skin.
Is there a laser hair removal aftercare programme to follow?
After laser hair removal sessions, you should be able to leave the clinic and go about your normal daily life. However, it’s important to avoid any strenuous activities or applying products that may irritate the treated area. Your skin will be much more sensitive to sunlight after laser hair removal so you should stay out of the sun for several weeks and apply regular SPF protection. Your patient advisor can provide more information on laser hair removal aftercare during your consultation. Rest assured that we’re committed to providing the highest standard of aftercare for all our patients, which is why we have a 24/7 helpline that you can contact if you need any assistance or advice post treatment.
How much does a facial peel cost?
The cost of our facial peels vary depending on the type of skin peel your practitioner recommends, and this can all can be discussed at your free consultation.
How long does a facial peel take?
A facial peel treatment will take around 30 minutes.
How do facial peels work?
Facial peels work by using a chemical solution that deeply exfoliates the skin, removing the top layers of dead skin cells to make way for cell renewal.
What skin conditions can facial peels help with?
Facial peels can address pigmentation, acne, scarring, sun damage, and wrinkles.
What results can I expect from a skin peel?
You can expect to see healthy, glowing skin that feels smoother.
Which chemical peel is right for me?
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.
What is involved in a chemical peel treatment?
Each peel has a different strength of active ingredients and therefore the treatment itself varies. Generally, the treatment 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 then a cream may then be applied.
How long will I need to recover?
Some chemical peels are single skin peel treatments and involve no down time. 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 can leave the clinic as soon as you feel comfortable to do so.
What’s the difference between SculpSure and Coolsculpting?
Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure achieve the same goal - fat removal - but the manner in which this is achieved is different:

CoolSculpting uses freezing to remove the fat cells, while Sculpsure uses heat to remove them.

Coolsculpting is a longer treatment, with most areas of the body taking 35-45 mins to complete, whereas SculpSure takes around 25 mins for most areas of the body.

Coolsculpting numbs the skin and is not painful. It’s better for those wishing to remove more fat. SculpSure uses heat without hurting the skin.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by cooling areas of fat to -11 degrees Celsius using advanced technology. This kills the fat cells in the localised area without damaging surrounding tissue. Your body then naturally removes the treated fat cells from the body.
Who is suitable for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is suitable for anyone who has exhausted other options of diet and exercise,, but still has stubborn pockets of fat that they can’t get rid of. Your medical aesthetic practitioner will take details of your medical history to determine if the treatment is right for you.
How many CoolSculpting treatments will I need?
The number of CoolSculpting treatments you’ll need will depend on the area being treated and the size of the fatty build-up that you’d like to reduce. For example, chin fat may take less time than the stomach, because it’s a smaller surface area and the fat will be less dense. We’ll be able to give you more detailed advice once you have been assessed at your free consultation.
What is the recovery time for CoolSculpting?
There is no recovery time required, and you’ll be able to continue with your day to day activities after the treatment.
How long does a CoolSculpting treatment take?
Treating one area of the body with CoolSculpting takes from 35-45 minutes. If you want to treat several areas in the same session, it can last anywhere between one and three hours.
Are there any areas of my body that are not suitable for CoolSculpting?
This procedure can be safely 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.
Are the results of a CoolSculpting treatment permanent?
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.
What happens if I gain weight after my CoolSculpting treatment?
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.
How much does weight loss surgery cost?
The cost of gastric band surgery can vary, so we advise booking in for your free consultation with your surgeon assistant to talk about costs and finance options. We offer flexible payment plans that are tailored to your individual needs and help you to spread the cost of gastric band surgery if required.
What is gastric band surgery?
Gastric band surgery is a surgical procedure during which a silicone band is fitted around the top part of the stomach to help reduce hunger and appetite, and therefore your food intake, which eventually leads to long term weight loss. The procedure is for people who are classed as obese.
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is designed to make the stomach smaller and bypass part of the intestine, which results in alterations in levels of gut hormones and significantly reduces appetite. You may want to consider a gastric bypass when diet and exercise has proved unsuccessful and you’re still overweight. A gastric bypass is non-reversable.
What is gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery removes a portion of the stomach permanently, creating a sleeve or tube-like shape. The stomach is made smaller, meaning your portion sizes will be reduced and you’ll have a lower calorie intake to aid weight loss. A gastric sleeve is non-reversible.
What is the recovery process of weight loss surgery?
You’ll usually need to stay in hospital for one night following your gastric band surgery, and it may take around 1-2 weeks to return to your regular activities. Any pain you might have after the operation will be treated with pain relief medication. and it’ll be important to take it easy in the first few weeks.
How much does a breast reduction cost?

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that everyone’s procedure is different, so our treatment plans are tailored specifically around your unique needs. Because of this, the cost of a breast reduction can vary. Your free consultation with our surgeon assistant means you can talk though the payment plans we have available. As well as being able to pay for your procedure outright, you can choose to spread the tummy tuck cost over several years via our flexible finance plans, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
How long does a breast reduction take?

Breast reduction surgery will take around two to four hours, and you’ll be put under general anaesthetic for this procedure. You’ll need to stay in hospital for at least two nights, where you’ll receive high quality care from our nursing team.
How long will I have to stay in hospital after my breast reduction?

You’ll need to stay in hospital for two nights where you’ll be cared for by our nurses. Your surgeon will check that you are fit before you return home.
Will a breast reduction lift my breasts?

Large breasts can often sag due to their weight, causing nipples to point downwards as a result. Breast reduction surgery reduces the size and weight of the breasts, resulting in breasts that are smaller and appear firmer and more lifted. Following breast reduction surgery, your breasts should appear more in proportion to your body. You can discuss the visual aspects of treatment with your surgeon during the free consultation.
When will I be able to see the results from my breast reduction surgery?

Changes should be visible shortly after the breast reduction procedure, but post-operative 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. Once the swelling has settled, you’ll be able to see the final results.
Will breast reduction surgery leave visible scars?
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.
Will I still be able to breastfeed following a breast reduction?
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.
How will my breast reduction be impacted by future weight loss or gain?
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.
Will reduction surgery correct my uneven breasts?
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 is 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.
Are there age restrictions for breast reduction surgery?
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 that a breast reduction is undertaken prior to having children.
What is a nipple graft?
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.
Will my breasts lose sensitivity following a reduction?
In some cases, women find that they do experience a loss of nipple sensitivity after a breast reduction. This, and other potential side effects, will be discussed at length during your pre-surgery consultations.
Will I need to have any further surgery following a breast reduction?
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.
How much does ear reshaping cost?
Every patient’s procedure is different and is tailored specifically to their individual needs. As a result, ear surgery costs can vary, but your surgeon assistant will be able to provide you with the cost of your procedure when we see you at your free consultation.

It’s important to bear in mind that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as level of care, patient safety and your surgeon’s experience.
What does an ear reshaping involve?
Ear correction or reshaping usually involves making a small cut behind the ear to expose the ear cartilage. The surgeon will remove small pieces of cartilage if necessary. They’ll then stitch the back of your ear, reshaping and repositioning where needed.
How long does an ear correction surgery take?
Ear correction usually takes around two hours under local anaesthetic. Providing you feel fit and well, you should be able to return home within a few hours of surgery.
When can I return to work?
You can discuss this with your own surgeon, but we usually recommend about a week off work to fully recover. This will, of course, depend on your own individual circumstances and your type of employment.
What are the risks of ear correction?
Any risks associated with ear correction surgery will be discussed during your surgical consultation. As a guide, ear reshaping surgery can sometimes result in stiff, puffy and numb ears temporarily, bruising, and scarring which will fade in time and will be hidden behind your ears.
How much does pelvic floor surgery cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each person is an individual and so their procedure is tailored specifically to them. Because of this, our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations are particularly important. Following our consultation process, your surgeon assistant will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure you choose. 

For your peace of mind, we offer a choice of two finance options. After paying a deposit of just £500, you can either choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spread the cost over two to five years.

Although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision, it’s important to remember that it should be considered alongside other elements such as high levels of care and patient safety, and the experience of your surgeon.
How long does pelvic floor surgery take?
The procedure takes around an hour to perform is performed under a general anaesthetic. You might also need to spend a night in hospital before recovering at home.
How long will it take me to recover after pelvic floor surgery?
We’d advise you to take four days off work following the surgery. You should be able to see and feel the results of your pelvic floor repair after two to three weeks. These procedures are a partnership between the patient and the doctor, and our Consultant Gynaecologist recommend that patients engage with the aftercare programme they are given to achieve the best outcomes after their procedure.
When can I resume sexual activities after pelvic floor surgery?
To allow for a full recovery of the area, we’d advise you to abstain from sexual intercourse for 4-8 weeks, depending on your own individual recovery. Your nurse and doctor will, of course, assess how the site is healing during your aftercare appointments.
What are the risks of pelvic floor surgery?
All the risks can be discussed in your surgical consultation. As a guide, this procedure can occasionally result in bleeding, infection and scarring, though these are rare.
How much does weight loss surgery cost?
The cost of gastric sleeve surgery can vary, so we advise booking an appointment for your free consultation with our surgeon assistant to talk about the cost of your procedure and available finance options. We offer flexible payment plans that are tailored to your individual needs and help you to spread the cost of gastric sleeve surgery, or alternatively you can pay for your surgery in full in advance of your procedure.
What is gastric band surgery?
Gastric band surgery is a surgical procedure where a silicone band is fitted around the top part of the stomach to help reduce hunger and appetite and therefore reduce your food intake. This eventually leads to long term weight loss. This procedure best for people suffering with obesity who have exhausted all other methods of weight loss.
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is designed to make the stomach smaller and bypass part of the intestine, which results in alterations in levels of gut hormones, significantly reducing appetite. You may want to consider a gastric bypass when diet and exercise has proved unsuccessful and you’re still overweight. A gastric bypass is non-reversible.
What is gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery removes a portion of the stomach permanently, creating a sleeve or tube-like shape. The stomach is usually made smaller, meaning your portion sizes will be reduced and you’ll have a lower calorie intake to aid weight loss. A gastric sleeve is non-reversible.
What is the recovery process after weight loss surgery?
You’ll usually need to stay in hospital for 2-3 nights following your weight loss surgery, and your surgeon will let you know when you can resume regular activities. Full recovery is expected to take up to 6 weeks, so strenuous activities are to be avoided during this time. Any pain you might have after the operation will be treated with pain relief medication and it will be important to take it easy in the first few weeks.
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that everyone’s procedure is different, so our treatment plans are tailored specifically around your unique needs. Because of this, the cost of a tummy tuck can vary, depending whether you choose a partial or full abdominoplasty. Your free consultation with our surgeon assistant means you can talk though the payment plans we have available. As well as being able to pay for your procedure outright, you can choose to spread the abdominoplasty tuck cost over several years via our flexible finance plans, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
How long does a tummy tuck take?
The abdominoplasty procedure will take around three hours, and you’ll be put under general anaesthetic. You’ll need to stay in one of our specialist hospitals for at least two nights where our nurses will take care of you.
How long will it take me to recover after a tummy tuck?
The recovery time after a tummy tuck is initially six weeks, so we advise that you take up to six weeks off work. After your surgery you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours. We advise that you don’t drive for two weeks and check with your insurance provider that you’re covered after surgery. You will need to avoid strenuous activities for up to 12 weeks to make sure there is no strain on the scar.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
You will stay in hospital for at least two nights. Our surgeons and nurses will take care of you during your stay and we’ll ensure you feel well enough before returning home.
How long after the tummy tuck will I start to see results?
You should expect to see the results of the procedure around six weeks after surgery. You’ll initially have swelling and bruising from the procedure and will need to wear a compression garment for the six-week period after surgery to help your newly toned stomach recover.
What are the risks of a tummy tuck?
All types of surgery carry a level of risk. For an abdominoplasty these can include bruising, 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.
What does tummy tuck surgery involve?
Whether you decide to go for 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 the surgery, a curved 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.
How will I feel after surgery?
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.
When can I return to work after my tummy tuck?
Recovery time varies from person to person. We usually advise you to take between 2-3 weeks off work, depending on how physically demanding your job is.
Will I have any scarring after my tummy tuck?
There will be some visible scarring following surgery which is usually across the lower abdomen, but most people find that this can be hidden by underwear. Overtime, scarring will fade, although it can take up to a year after surgery before you can see the final appearance of your scar.
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Every person’s procedure will vary and is tailored specifically to their individual needs. As a result, eyelid surgery costs can vary, but your surgeon assistant will be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment when we see you at your free consultation.

It’s important to bear in mind that, although cost is of course an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as standards of care, patient safety and the surgeon’s experience.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
You can usually leave the hospital the same day if you have either an upper or lower blepharoplasty. If you have both procedures, an overnight stay will likely be required.
What are the risks?
As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached such as bruising and infection, but we’ll fully explain these to you during your consultation so you can feel as confident and relaxed as possible before going ahead.
What is the recovery process?
You may feel some discomfort and irritation to begin with as the area will feel tight and swollen within the first 3 days following your procedure. 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, but this will go down in time.
How long will the results last?
Losing skin elasticity and muscle tone around the eyes is common as we age, so it is important to be realistic that the ageing process will continue even after the eyelid surgery or eye lift. During your medical consultation, your surgeon will discuss the results you can expect to achieve.
What happens during blepharoplasty surgery?
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.nCosmetic 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.
Will I need to wear anything over my eyes after surgery?
No, although we do recommend wearing dark sunglasses for the first week after Blepharoplasty surgery.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
The cost of your dermal fillers will depend on how much filler is being used during the treatment and the area/s being treated. This can be discussed with your medical aesthetic practitioner at your free consultation.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers can last between 6 months to 2 years.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
Dermal fillers can feel slightly uncomfortable during the treatment, and there may be some swelling/bruising in the area afterwards, but this should subside within 48 hours. Over the counter painkillers can be taken to reduce any discomfort.
Are there any after effects or side effects?
Side effects of dermal fillers are minimal, but may include swelling, bruising and redness, which should subside within a couple of days.
How long does it take?
The treatment generally takes around 30 to 45 minutes, and you can usually get back to everyday life straight away.
Is the treatment painful?
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.
How does the HydraFacial treatment work?
HydraFacial treatments involve six steps: detox, cleansing, brightening, extraction, hydration, and rejuvenation. The HydraFacial Skin Health for Life treatment uses antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid to boost hydration and protect skin from environmental damage. The DermaBuilder serum is used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Britenol Vortex-Booster is clinically proven to minimise the appearance of brown spots. It's worth noting that a GylSal peel procedure can be also be used as part of the HydraFacial Acne and Acne Scarring treatment.
How much does a HydraFacial cost?
We know that each skin type has different needs and requires special attention. This is why the HydraFacial treatment will be tailored specifically around you. This means that the cost of your HydraFacial treatment can vary depending on the concerns which you wish to treat and the number of treatments you require. Together with your aesthetics specialist, we will create a bespoke treatment plan. Following our consultation process you will have a detailed HydraFacial cost overview, as well as plenty of information regarding our flexible payment options, so don't hesitate to get in touch.
Can HydraFacial be combined with other treatments?
If purchased with a HydraFacial package we will apply a 30% discount to microneedling package prices. The combination of adding HydraFacial can enhance the results of microneedling by between 25-35% in just 1 treatment and any additional HydraFacials following the microneedling course will continue to enhance and maintain the results of your treatment! Your Aesthetician can create your HydraFacial and microneedling treatment plan with you based on the look you are hoping to achieve.
What does a HydraFacial treatment involve?
A typical HydraFacial treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes. First, your skin is exfoliated a process that removes any dead skin cells. At the same time, your skin receives botanical cleansers to start to soften impurities and start the hydration process. Next, a solution that softens any blockages in your pores is given before any blackheads and serum deposits are extracted using antibacterial honey extract. Vitamins and antioxidants are then put into the skin, giving your skin the nourishment, it needs and plumping up wrinkles to reduce their appearance. Finally, red and infrared light is used to calm any redness created on your skin giving you the ultimate in clean, smooth, soft and clear skin.
How quickly can I see results with HydraFacial?
HydraFacial starts to deliver results immediately. In fact, you might start to notice a difference after your very first treatment. For best results, HydraFacial is recommended as a monthly treatment as part of your usual skincare routine.
What is the typical recovery period for HydraFacial treatments?
There is no recovery period needed for HydraFacial treatments. You are free to continue with your day as soon as your treatment has finished.
What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is a skin rejuvenation facial that leaves your skin glowing. The facial includes exfoliation, softening of any blockages in your pores and a red and infrared light treatment, leaving you with the ultimate clean, smooth skin.
What are the benefits of a HydraFacial?
HydraFacial treatments are effective for every skin type and offer immediately visible results, no discomfort or downtime and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helping to improve other skin impurities such as blackheads, congestion, brown spots and so on.
What is the difference between a HydraFacial treatment or Microdermabrasion?
HydraFacial and Microdermabrasion are both skin resurfacing treatments that remove dead skin cells and impurities from your skin. Microdermabrasion is quite abrasive on the skin using a rough tip to resurface the skin, it can cause a rough pulling effect on the skin which can cause redness or inflammation post-treatment. HydraFacial, however, is very gentle on the skin and uses vortex technology which uses a liquid to lift off dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from your skin. HydraFacial is often referred to as a total rejuvenation treatment as it combines various procedures in one session, including cleansing, exfoliation, serum infusion, lympathic massage and LED light therapy to create an overall effective yet gentle effect on your skin, whereas Microdermabrasion is just one procedure.
How long does varicose vein removal take?
The procedure can be completed in around 45-60 minutes. This depends on which of the three different techniques is used – Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Radiofrequency VNUS Closure, or Vein Avulsion. Vein Avulsion treatment may take the longest as this is a surgical procedure.
Which surgical and non-surgical options are available?
You may opt for surgical or non-surgical treatment for varicose vein removal. Your options will be discussed in your consultation, where we’ll also talk about which one will give you the best results. Our non-surgical options include Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) which uses laser light to seal the varicose vein from the inside, and Radiofrequency VNUS Closure, which is similar to EVLA but uses heat instead of a laser to seal the vein from the inside. Our surgical option is called Vein Avulsion, where a small incision is made into the skin and the varicose veins are removed using a surgical hook.
Is the treatment painful?
Varicose vein removal usually requires a local anaesthetic, so you’ll be comfortable throughout the procedure.
How long will the results last?
The results are permanent, meaning you won’t need further treatment.
Is varicose vein removal safe?
Removing varicose veins is a safe and well-practiced procedure performed by our highly qualified surgeons and medical aesthetic practitioners.
Is this procedure suitable for everybody?
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 your treatment commences.
Who will perform the treatment?
One of our highly qualified consultant vascular surgeons will carry out the varicose vein removal procedure.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Slight discomfort is normal after varicose vein surgery. 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.
Is any aftercare required?
Following varicose vein removal treatment, most patients can walk and be discharged on the same day and are able to continue normal activities. A follow up appointment with the Nurse and Surgeon/Consultant is advised.
Is varicose vein removal safe?
We at Transform, work to ensure that we minimise the risks involved. Removing veins is a safe procedure.
What is the difference between varicose vein removal and thread vein removal?
At Transform we offer a range of difference vein removal treatments.

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins frequently found in the legs or feet. They can often cause extreme discomfort due to their enlarged twisted shape. Our varicose vein removal treatments permanently remove problematic varicose veins through surgical or non-surgical procedures, the results of which are permanent.

Thread veins, or spider veins, are smaller in size and appear as small purple or blue thin veins usually found on the face, legs or arms. Removal treatments don't involve invasive surgery and there are a number of options available to help reduce thread vein visibility.
Will my vein treatment cost need to be paid upfront?
Varicose vein treatment cost will be discussed in your consultation and your consultant will talk to you in depth about our finance options.

With Transform, you will have the option of paying a deposit of just £500 and can choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spreading the cost over two to five years.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
The cost of your dermal fillers will depend on how much filler is being used during the treatment and the area/s being treated. This can be discussed with your medical aesthetic practitioner at your initial consultation.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers can last between 6 months to 2 years.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
Dermal fillers can feel slightly uncomfortable during the treatment, and there may be some swelling/bruising at the injection site afterwards, but this should subside within 48 hours. Over the counter painkillers can be taken to reduce any discomfort.
Are there any after effects or side effects?
Side effects of dermal fillers are minimal, but may include swelling, bruising and redness, which should subside within a couple of days.
How long does it take?
The treatment generally takes around 30 to 45 minutes, and you can usually carry on with your day as normal afterwards.
What causes deep lines and wrinkles, hollows and sunken cheeks?
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.
Who will perform the dermal filler treatment?
At Transform, dermal filler treatments are only ever administered by our fully qualified, highly trained practitioners and nurses.
Is there any aftercare required?
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.
What is a HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial is an advanced technology facial that deeply cleanses and rehydrates the skin.
What does a HydraFacial treatment involve?
The treatment involves six steps: detox, cleanse, brightening, extraction, hydration, and rejuvenation.
How quickly can I see the results with a HydraFacial?
You will see the glowing results instantly.
What is the typical recovery period for HydraFacial treatments?
There is no recovery period for HyrdraFacial treatments.
What are the benefits of a HydraFacial?
You’ll see instant results and go home with very clean, hydrated skin. This is a versatile, anti-aging and brightening treatment which can be used to address issues like acne and pigmentation.
What is the difference between a HydraFacial treatment or Microdermabrasion
HydraFacial and Microdermabrasion are both skin resurfacing treatments that remove dead skin cells and impurities from your skin. Microdermabrasion is quite abrasive on the skin using a rough tip to resurface the skin, it can cause a rough pulling effect on the skin which can cause redness or inflammation post-treatment. HydraFacial, however, is very gentle on the skin and uses vortex technology which uses a liquid to lift off dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from your skin. HydraFacial is often referred to as a total rejuvenation treatment as it combines various procedures in one session, including cleansing, exfoliation, serum infusion, lympathic massage and LED light therapy to create an overall effective yet gentle effect on your skin, whereas Microdermabrasion is just one procedure.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of your laser hair removal treatment will depend on the amount of hair being removed, and the size and number of the areas being treated. Your medical aesthetics practitioner can give you a detailed breakdown of the cost involved and show you our flexible finance plans.
What is IPL hair removal and how does it differ from laser hair removal?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology is not a laser treatment, as it uses a broad spectrum of light to heat and destroy the hair follicle at the root, preventing it from regrowing. Laser hair removal uses a powerful laser that emits precisely controlled pulses of energy, which heat and destroy the follicles in the skin.
Can you treat my skin type?
Laser hair removal is most effective on hair that is a darker pigment than the skin. Your medical aesthetic practitioner will advise you at your consultation as to whether you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
Most people require six to eight sessions of laser hair removal to get the results they want, and annual top up treatments may be required to maintain the results. Typically, with laser hair removal the interval between treatments is between 4-6 weeks, as it’s best at removing hair which is in the active growth stage and not all hair is in that phase at the same time. You’ll notice that the regrowth becomes more sparse each time.
Will the hair grow back after my treatment?
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.
When should I plan laser hair removal treatments?
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 summer, you probably need to book your first session for January or February.
Do I need to avoid sunlight after my treatment?
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.
Do I need to prepare before having laser hair removal?
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.
How much does weight loss surgery cost?
The cost of gastric sleeve surgery can vary, so we advise booking an appointment for your free consultation with our surgeon assistant to talk about the cost of your procedure and available finance options. We offer flexible payment plans that are tailored to your individual needs and help you to spread the cost of gastric sleeve surgery, or alternatively you can pay for your surgery in full in advance of your procedure.
What is gastric band surgery?
Gastric band surgery is a surgical procedure where a silicone band is fitted around the top part of the stomach to help reduce hunger and appetite and therefore reduce your food intake. This eventually leads to long term weight loss. This procedure best for people suffering with obesity who have exhausted all other methods of weight loss.
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is designed to make the stomach smaller and bypass part of the intestine, which results in alterations in levels of gut hormones, significantly reducing appetite. You may want to consider a gastric bypass when diet and exercise has proved unsuccessful and you’re still overweight. A gastric bypass is non-reversible.
What is gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery removes a portion of the stomach permanently, creating a sleeve or tube-like shape. The stomach is usually made smaller, meaning your portion sizes will be reduced and you’ll have a lower calorie intake to aid weight loss. A gastric sleeve is non-reversible.
What is the recovery process after weight loss surgery?
You’ll usually need to stay in hospital for 2-3 nights following your weight loss surgery, and your surgeon will let you know when you can resume regular activities. Full recovery is expected to take up to 6 weeks, so strenuous activities are to be avoided during this time. Any pain you might have after the operation will be treated with pain relief medication and it will be important to take it easy in the first few weeks.
How much does an arm lift cost?
Every patient’s procedure is different and is tailored specifically to their individual needs. As a result, arm lift costs can vary, but your surgeon assistant will be able to provide you with the cost of your procedure during your free consultation.

It’s important to bear in mind that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other factors such as level of care, patient safety and surgeon experience.
What does an arm lift involve?
Incisions are made along the inside of the arms and the excess skin is carefully removed from beneath, before the skin is stitched into its new shape. If required, liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat and/or help streamline the shape of the arms.
How long does an arm lift surgery take?
Arm lift surgery takes around two hours and is performed under general anaesthetic, so you’ll need to stay in hospital overnight after your surgery.
When can I return to work?
Recovery time varies from person to person. We usually advise you to take two weeks off work and avoid lifting or driving for four weeks after your arm lift procedure.
Will I have scarring?
There will be some visible scarring following surgery, but this will be minimised by keeping the incision lines within natural contours on the underside of the arms. Over time, any scars will fade.
Are there any risks?
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 before going ahead.
Can I spread the cost of treatment?
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.
How much does a breast uplift cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that everyone’s procedure is different, so our treatment plans are tailored specifically around your unique needs. Because of this, the cost of a breast uplift can vary. Your free consultation with your surgeon assistant means you can talk though the payment plans we have available. As well as being able to pay for your procedure outright, you can choose to spread the breast uplift cost over several years via our flexible finance plans, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
How long does a breast uplift take?
Breast uplift surgery will take around two to four hours, and you’ll be put under general anaesthetic. You’ll need to stay in hospital for around two nights, where you’ll be under our high-quality care from our nursing team.
How long will I have to stay in hospital following my breast uplift?
You’ll probably need to stay in hospital for two nights. Your surgeon will check that you are recovering well before you return home.
When will I be able to see the results from my breast uplift?
Following breast uplift surgery, your breasts will initially be swollen, but the results will be visible straight away. Your breasts should appear in proportion to your body, whilst also appearing lifted and firmer. It may take a few months for your new breasts to settle into their new shape and for any swelling to subside. You can discuss the visual aspects with your surgeon during the free consultation.
What is the recovery time for a breast uplift?
You will be in our hospital for around two nights following the procedure, then we advise you take two weeks off work. At that point, you should be fit to do light activities and return to work, but strenuous exercise and heavy lifting must be avoided for six weeks. We recommend that you don’t drive until you feel comfortable wearing a seatbelt, and it’s best to check with your insurance policy provider to make sure you’re covered. You will be required to wear a support bra without any wiring to support your breasts while they heal - this is an important part of the healing process, and needs to be worn for six weeks.
Will my breasts lose sensitivity following an uplift?
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.
Will a breast uplift leave visible scarring?
A breast uplift should leave minimal scarring, 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.
Will I need any further surgery to retain the shape of my breasts?
Breast uplift surgery is designed to give you long-lasting results. However, over time, the force of gravity and the natural ageing process can cause your breasts to lose their fullness again. 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.
Can I combine a breast uplift with another breast procedure?
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.
Are there any age restrictions for breast uplift surgery?
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 over 18. Your surgeon will make the final decision with regard to eligibility for surgery.
Will I be able to breastfeed following a breast uplift?
As with most breast surgeries, there is a risk that breastfeeding could be affected due to gland or nerve damage during the procedure. Such risks and concerns will be discussed in depth by your surgeon at your initial consultation, and they will always strive to keep any damage to a minimum.
How much does a facelift cost?
Every patient’s procedure is different and is tailored specifically to their individual needs. As a result, facelift costs can vary, but your surgeon assistant will be able to provide you with the cost of your procedure when we see you at your free consultation.

It’s important to bear in mind that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as level of care, patient safety and surgeon experience.
How long does facelift surgery take?
Facelift surgery takes around two hours and is performed under general anaesthetic.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
You’ll need to stay in hospital for 1-2 nights and should be able to go home to continue to recover the next day. The surgeon will assess you before you leave to ensure you are ready to be discharged.
When can I return to work after a facelift?
Recovery time varies from person to person. Your surgeon will help you decide how long you need to book off from work.
What are the risks?
Any risks associated with facelift surgery will be discussed during your surgical consultation. As a guide, facelift surgery can sometimes result in a stiff, puffy and numb face for a few weeks or months, temporary bruising, and scarring which will fade and be hidden by your hairline.
What areas can be treated by liposuction?
Although Liposuction can be performed on many parts of the body, some areas are not suitable for treatment due to the risk of complications occurring, or the development of contour irregularities. Areas which can be treated include:

Stomach
Hips
Inner and outer thighs
Buttocks
Knees
Neck
Jowls
Upper arms
Male breasts
Calves and ankles
Back
How long do the results of liposuction last?
The fat cells which are removed during the liposuction procedure are removed permanently. However, if you gain weight after surgery, this will create new fat cells which will usually be found in different areas of your body. To keep your new shape after surgery you should follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
How much does liposuction cost?
Every patient’s individual procedure is different and is tailored specifically to your needs. As a result, liposuction costs can vary, but your surgeon assistant will be able to provide you with this during your free consultation.

It’s important to bear in mind that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision as to whether you proceed with surgery, it should be considered alongside factors such as level of care, patient safety and surgeon experience.
Can liposuction help me lose weight?
While it is an extremely effective procedure which can provide a shapelier figure and make your body look more in proportion, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure in itself and is not a treatment for obesity. The amount of fat which is extracted from the body during the treatment doesn’t result in significant weight loss. What it will do, however, is shape problem areas which have remained resistant to lifestyle changes such as taking regular exercise and eating a healthy balanced diet.
How long does liposuction surgery take?
Liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
After your liposuction surgery, you may be able to return home the same day, or you may prefer an overnight stay in one of our hospitals. You can discuss this, amongst other details, before your procedure.
How long will I need off work after liposuction 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.
What is the maximum amount of fat that can be removed during liposuction?
This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. If you need more fat than this removed, our consultants are likely to recommend multiple surgeries, or refer you to our sister company The Hospital Group for a weight loss consultation.
How long will I need to wear a pressure garment for?
This will need to be worn post-surgery for between one and eight weeks, depending on the advice of your surgeon.
How long after liposuction will I see results?
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.
What are the risks and complications of liposuction?
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.
What's the difference between vaser and surgical liposuction?
Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound to target fat cells, whereas traditional liposuction involves surgery and making incisions in the skin.
What level of pain can I expect after the procedure?
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.
What will the scarring be like?
The scars are small (just a few millimetres in length) and generally fade within a few months.
What happens if I gain weight after liposuction surgery?
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.
How much does weight loss surgery cost?
The cost of gastric bypass surgery can vary, so we advise booking an appointment for your free consultation with our surgeon assistant to talk about cost and finance. We offer flexible payment plans that are tailored to your individual needs and help you to spread the cost of gastric bypass surgery.
What is gastric band surgery?
Gastric band surgery is a surgical procedure where a silicone band is fitted around the top part of the stomach to help reduce hunger and appetite, therefore reducing your food intake and eventually leading to long term weight loss. The procedure is best for those people who are suffering with obesity and have exhausted all other methods of weight loss.
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is designed to make the stomach smaller and bypass part of the intestine, so you absorb fewer calories. You may want to consider a gastric bypass when diet and exercise has proved unsuccessful and you’re still overweight. A gastric bypass is non-reversible.
What is gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery permanently removes a portion of the stomach, creating a sleeve or tube-like shape. The stomach is usually made smaller, meaning your portion sizes will be reduced and you’ll have a lower calorie intake to aid weight loss. A gastric sleeve is non-reversible.
What is the recovery process of weight loss surgery?
You’ll usually need to stay in hospital for 2 – 4 nights following your weight loss surgery, and your surgeon will let you know when you can return to work and regular activities. Any pain you might have after the operation will be treated with pain relief medication, and it’ll be important to take it easy in the first few weeks.
What areas can be treated by liposuction?
Although Liposuction can be performed on many parts of the body, some areas are not suitable for treatment due to the risk of complications occurring, or the development of contour irregularities. Areas which can be treated include:

Stomach
Hips
Inner and outer thighs
Buttocks
Knees
Neck
Jowls
Upper arms
Male breasts
Calves and ankles
Back
How long do the results of liposuction last?
The fat cells which are removed during the liposuction procedure are removed permanently. However, if you gain weight after surgery, this will create new fat cells which will usually be found in different areas of your body. To keep your new shape after surgery you should follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
How much does liposuction cost?
Every patient’s individual procedure is different and is tailored specifically to your needs. As a result, liposuction costs can vary, but your Patient Advisor will be able to provide you with this during your free consultation.

It’s important to bear in mind that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision as to whether you proceed with surgery, it should be considered alongside factors such as level of care, patient safety and surgeon experience.
Can liposuction help me lose weight?
While it's an extremely effective procedure which can provide a shapelier figure and make your body look more in proportion, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure in itself and is not a treatment for obesity. The amount of fat which is extracted from the body during the treatment doesn’t result in significant weight loss. What it will do, however, is shape problem areas which have remained resistant to lifestyle changes such as taking regular exercise and eating a healthy balanced diet.
What will the scarring be like?
The scars are small (just a few millimetres in length) and generally fade within a few months.
How long does liposuction surgery take?
Liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
After your liposuction surgery, you may be able to return home the same day, or you may prefer an overnight stay in one of our hospitals. You can discuss this, amongst other details, before your procedure.
How long will I need off work after liposuction 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.
What is the maximum amount of fat that can be removed during liposuction?
This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. If you need more fat than this removed, our consultants are likely to recommend multiple surgeries, or refer you to our sister company The Hospital Group for a weight loss consultation.
What areas can be treated with liposuction?
Liposuction can treat any area of the body, but popular areas include hips, thighs, stomach, chin, knees and the buttocks.
How long will I need to wear a pressure garment for?
This will need to be worn post-surgery for between one and eight weeks, depending on the advice of your surgeon.
What are the risks and complications of liposuction?
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.
What's the difference between vaser and surgical liposuction?
Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound to target fat cells, whereas traditional liposuction involves surgery and making incisions in the skin.
What level of pain can I expect after the procedure?
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.
What happens if I gain weight after liposuction surgery?
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.
How much does ear reshaping cost?
Every patient’s procedure is different and is tailored specifically to their individual needs. As a result, ear surgery costs can vary, but your surgeon assistant will be able to provide you with the cost of your procedure when we see you at your free consultation.

It’s important to bear in mind that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as level of care, patient safety and your surgeon’s experience.
What does an ear reshaping involve?
Ear correction or reshaping usually involves making a small cut behind the ear to expose the ear cartilage. The surgeon will remove small pieces of cartilage if necessary. They’ll then stitch the back of your ear, reshaping and repositioning where needed.
How long does an ear correction surgery take?
Ear correction usually takes around two hours under local anaesthetic. Providing you feel fit and well, you should be able to return home within a few hours of surgery.
When can I return to work?
You can discuss this with your own surgeon, but we usually recommend about a week off work to fully recover. This will, of course, depend on your own individual circumstances and your type of employment.
What are the risks of ear correction?
Any risks associated with ear correction surgery will be discussed during your surgical consultation. As a guide, ear reshaping surgery can sometimes result in stiff, puffy and numb ears temporarily, bruising, and scarring which will fade in time and will be hidden behind your ears.
How much do anti-wrinkle treatments cost?
The cost of your anti-wrinkle injections will depend on the number of areas being treated. This can be discussed with your medical aesthetic practitioner at your free consultation.
How do anti-wrinkle treatments work?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily paralysing the muscle to reduce movement. This stops the skin from creasing in the areas treated, making frown lines and crow’s feet less noticeable.
Are there any after effects or side effects?
You may feel a slight bruising around the injection site, or have a mild headache after the treatment, but this should subside within 24 hours.
When will I be able to see the results of the treatment?
The results will be visible in around 5-14 days.
How long will the results last for?
The results usually last up to 4 months.
What causes wrinkles?
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.
How does a PDO thread lift work?
PDO thread lifts work by inserting biodegradable threads underneath the skin, which are then tightened to restructure and lift sagging skin.
How much does a PDO thread cost?
The cost of your PDO thread procedure will depend on the areas you are having treated, and you can discuss this with your surgeon assistant at your initial consultation.
How long will the results last for?
The results of PDO thread treatment can last for up to 2 years. You may need further treatment to prolong the results.
How long does it take?
The treatment takes around 15-30 minutes to complete.
Are there any side effects?
While side effects are minimal, they sometimes include temporary mild irritation, bruising, tenderness, slight puckering at insertion points, and swelling.
What areas are suitable for a thread face lift?
PDO thread face lifts can be used to treat sagging skin in the forehead, eyebrow area, eye bags, jowls, cheeks, neck and mouth area.
Who are thread face lifts suitable for?
PDO thread face lifts are suitable for both men and women who are experiencing sagging, loose or excess skin. If you are looking for a minimally invasive, relatively comfortable treatment that can help restore your natural facial structure and tighten the skin then this could be a great solution.
What are the advantages of a thread lift?
The thread-lifting treatment offers a surgery-free alternative to the traditional facelift, only requiring local anesthetic and with very little downtime. The results are also visible immediately after the treatment and continue to improve in the following weeks.
What happens to the threads in a thread face lift?
Threads used in a PDO thread lift are typically made from polydioxanone a biodegradable material used for medical stitches which dissolves naturally within the body. The threads are generally fully dissolved 9 months following your treatment.
Can I go back to my normal routine following the thread face lift treatment?
We would advise you to wash your face carefully and avoid face cream and make up for the first 48 hours. Also avoid hot drinks and hard foods for the first 1-3 weeks. To achieve optimal results sleep in an upright position to reduce swelling for the first 3-7 days, avoid strenuous exercise and do not consume alcohol or expose yourself to heat including sun beds or saunas for 7 days.
How much will the procedure cost?
The cost of your scar revision procedure will vary depending on the size of the scar. Our medical aesthetics practitioner will talk you through the likely costs involved and guide you through our flexible payment plans.
How does surgical scar revision work?
Surgical scar reduction is carried out by making incisions on either side of the scar to remodel the surrounding skin. Depending on the location of the scar, it can be made into a skin fold so that it’s less noticeable. While there will still be some visible scarring, it should look much neater and less obvious.
What are my non-surgical scar revision options?
Non-surgical scar revision/reduction options include cool laser, TCA peels, microneedling, fillers and steroid injections. A combination of these are sometimes used, and you can learn more about them in your discussion with your medical aesthetics practitioner.
Are the results permanent?
The results of scar reduction are permanent, but you will have scarring from the revision. The goal is to create a neater and tidier scar that’s less conspicuous than it previously was.
Does scar revision hurt?
You won’t be able to feel anything throughout a surgical scar revision procedure as it’s carried out under local anaesthetic, but you will feel some pain and have some swelling for a couple of weeks afterwards while the wound heals.

Non-surgical treatments will also be pain free. Because different types of anaesthetics will be used depending upon which is the best option for you, your medical anaesthetic practitioner will discuss this at your initial consultation.
What is a non-surgical nose job?
A non-surgical nose job is a quick and effective treatment carried out by our medical aesthetic practitioners to subtly smooth out any bumps in the nose, giving you the temporary effect of a nose job, but without the surgery.
What are the benefits of nose fillers over a traditional nose job?
The treatment is far less invasive than undergoing rhinoplasty surgery, allowing you to achieve the look you want without having an operation. The downtime is minimal, meaning that you can return to work the same day, and it’s so quick that you can fit it into your lunch break.
How much does a non-surgical nose job cost?
The cost of the treatment will depend on the amount of filler being used, but this can be discussed with your medical aesthetics practitioner at your free consultation.
How long do the results of non-surgical rhinoplasty last?
The fillers in your nose will last between 18 months and 2 years, as your body will slowly break the filler down over time.
How does a non-surgical nose job compare to other treatments?
It’s minimally invasive, and a popular option for people who want to reshape their nose without undergoing a surgical procedure. The benefits are immediate, and there is minimal swelling and recovery time compared with surgical rhinoplasty.
How much does mole or cyst removal cost?
The cost of your mole or cyst removal treatment will depend on the number of growths that need removed. Our surgeon assistant will give you a detailed breakdown of the cost involved and provide details of our flexible finance options to suit your individual needs.
How long does mole/cyst removal take?
The procedure can take around 30 minutes, depending on the number of moles and/or cysts which are being removed. A topical anaesthetic will be applied 5-10 minutes prior to treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
You won’t feel any pain during the treatment because of the topical anaesthetic which will be applied to the area. It may feel slightly sore afterwards when this has worn off, but any mild pain after the procedure can be treated with over the counter painkillers.
Will mole or cyst removal leave a scar?
Your surgeon will work carefully to minimize scarring during the procedure, and while it is usually minimal, you may have a small, faint scar that will fade in time.
Are there any after effects or side effects?
While it is very rare to experience side effects with mole and cyst removal, there is a risk of infection, bleeding and scarring. Our highly experienced clinicians will talk you through the risks involved before you decide whether you wish to go ahead with the procedure.
Which skin conditions do you treat?
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
Who will perform the treatment?
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 that there are no abnormal cells. Our experienced doctors will then complete the procedure by inserting small stitches.
Is any aftercare required?
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.
How much does weight loss surgery cost?
The cost of gastric bypass surgery can vary, so we advise booking an appointment for your free consultation with our surgeon assistant to talk about cost and finance. We offer flexible payment plans that are tailored to your individual needs and help you to spread the cost of gastric bypass surgery.
What is gastric band surgery?
Gastric band surgery is a surgical procedure where a silicone band is fitted around the top part of the stomach to help reduce hunger and appetite, therefore reducing your food intake and eventually leading to long term weight loss. The procedure is best for those people who are suffering with obesity and have exhausted all other methods of weight loss.
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is designed to make the stomach smaller and bypass part of the intestine, so you absorb fewer calories. You may want to consider a gastric bypass when diet and exercise has proved unsuccessful and you’re still overweight. A gastric bypass is non-reversible.
What is gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery permanently removes a portion of the stomach, creating a sleeve or tube-like shape. The stomach is usually made smaller, meaning your portion sizes will be reduced and you’ll have a lower calorie intake to aid weight loss. A gastric sleeve is non-reversible.
What is the recovery process of weight loss surgery?
You’ll usually need to stay in hospital for 2 – 4 nights following your weight loss surgery, and your surgeon will let you know when you can return to work and regular activities. Any pain you might have after the operation will be treated with pain relief medication, and it’ll be important to take it easy in the first few weeks.
How much does implant removal cost?

The cost of your implant removal surgery can vary, which is why we place a great deal of importance on our free, face-to-face consultations where we can discuss pricing. We will talk you through our flexible payment plans and options.
How long does implant removal take?

The surgery will take 1-3 hours depending on whether you choose to have an uplift and/or re-augmentation at the same time. You’ll be under general anesthetic throughout.
How long will I have to stay in hospital after my implant removal surgery?

Usually, 1 night’s stay in hospital is required after surgery and you’ll be safe to return home the next day.
Will I be able to have a breast uplift at the same time as implant removal surgery?

Yes, if you would like to opt for a breast uplift at the same time as the implant removal, you can discuss this with your surgeon who will advise you further.
When will I be able to see the results?

The results will be immediate after surgery, but it will take a few weeks for the swelling to completely settle and show the final results.
How much does a thigh lift cost?
Thigh lift costs can vary, as every patient’s procedure is different. We tailor treatment specifically to your individual needs, and so thigh lift costs can vary. Your surgeon assistant will be able to provide you with the cost of your procedure during your free consultation.

We also offer a choice of two finance options. After paying a deposit of just £500, you can either choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or spread the cost over two to five years.

It’s important to bear in mind that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as high levels of care and patient safety, and surgeon experience.
What does a thigh lift involve?
Incisions are made along the inner thighs and the excess skin is carefully removed, before the skin is stitched into its new shape. If required, liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat and/or help streamline the shape of the thighs.
How long does a thigh lift surgery take?
Thigh lift surgery takes around two hours and is performed under general anaesthetic, so you’ll need to stay in hospital overnight after your surgery.
When can I return to work?
Recovery time varies from person to person. We usually advise you to take two weeks off work and avoid lifting or driving for four weeks after your thigh lift procedure.
Will I have scarring?
There will be some visible scarring following surgery, but this will be minimised as much as possible. Over time, any scars will fade and become less noticeable.
Are there any risks?
As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached, but we fully explain these to you so you can feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead.
Can i spread the cost of treatment?
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.
Is a hair transplant safe?
Yes, hair transplants are a common procedure and are carried out by our expert surgeons, who have a wealth of experience and knowledge.
How does hair transplant work?
A hair transplant works by taking hair follicles from one part of the head and placing them into the skin of the area that is either bald or thinning. The new follicles will settle in and start to grow hair in the place where it was lost, giving you a restored hairline.
Who is suitable for a hair transplant?
Hair transplants are suitable for men and women of all ages. Your surgeon will determine whether you’re suitable for the treatment by taking details of your medical history.
Is hair transplant surgery painful?
Having a hair transplant isn’t pain-free, but any soreness wears off after a couple of days and then you’ll be able to resume your regular activities.
What is the recovery time for hair transplant?
We advise taking a few days off work until your scalp has started to heal, and we recommend that you don’t participate in strenuous activity or wash your hair for 2 days.
What is a non-surgical nose job?
A non-surgical nose job is a quick and effective treatment carried out by our medical aesthetic practitioners to subtly smooth out any bumps in the nose, giving you the temporary effect of a nose job, but without the surgery.
What are the benefits of nose fillers over a traditional nose job?
The treatment is far less invasive than undergoing rhinoplasty surgery, allowing you to achieve the look you want without having an operation. The downtime is minimal, meaning that you can return to work the same day, and it’s so quick that you can fit it into your lunch break.
How much does a non-surgical nose job cost?
The cost of the treatment will depend on the amount of filler being used, but this can be discussed with your medical aesthetics practitioner at your free consultation.
How long do the results of non-surgical rhinoplasty last?
The fillers in your nose will last between 18 months and 2 years, as your body will slowly break the filler down over time.
How does a non-surgical nose job compare to other treatments?
It’s minimally invasive, and a popular option for people who want to reshape their nose without undergoing a surgical procedure. The benefits are immediate, and there is minimal swelling and recovery time compared with surgical rhinoplasty.
Are microneedling results permanent?
Microneedling isn’t a permanent solution because the skin is always changing, but depending on the skin issues you have, multiple treatments can be performed to achieve the desired result.
Is microneedling painful?
Microneedling isn’t overly painful and the use of a topical anaesthetic will help to manage any discomfort.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling works by making small punctures in the skin using tiny needles. The micro channels heal themselves, and this process produces new collagen and elastin which creates fresh new skin with an even texture and tone.
How many microneedling treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you need will be based on your skin concerns. As a guide, if you have tired and dull skin, one treatment would be effective in restoring brightness. But if you have deep acne scarring, multiple treatments will be required to see results.
Which skin conditions can microneedling treat?
Microneedling is effective in treating fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars, body scars, stretch marks and open pores, and can improve the overall tone and texture of the skin.
What topical solutions are used?
At Transform, we use the c.prof range of products from mesoestetic which has treatments for depigmentation, anti-ageing and scarring.
What skin conditions can microneedling treat?
Our microneedling treatment can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce acne scarring and help treat hyperpigmentation resulting from sun damage.
What happens during a microneedling treatment?
Following your consultation, your aesthetician will cleanse the area to be treated. Using the EDS Dermastamp your aesthetician will start the microneedling technique combined with the soliton chosen depending on what skin condition being treated. Microneedling is then performed again following the same path, but in different directions. Post treatment, your aesthetician will apply a mask to soothe, repair and decongest the skin.
Where can microneedling be used?
The microneedling treatment can be used across all areas of the face including the forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and under eye area.
Are there any side effects?
Following your microneedling treatment, you experience some redness, tenderness to the skin and flaking which can last up to 72 hours, but will subside after this. We recommend using sun protection following your treatment and do not exfoliate as this may irritate the skin.
Can I go back to normal activity following treatment?
After treatment no make-up should be worn for the first 48 hours. For the first 14 days, you should avoid using any hair removal products, waxing, using sunbeds, swimming or self-tan products.
How much do anti-wrinkle treatments cost?
The cost of your anti-wrinkle injections will depend on the number of areas being treated. This can be discussed with your medical aesthetic practitioner at your free consultation.
How do anti-wrinkle treatments work?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily paralysing the muscle to reduce movement. This stops the skin from creasing in the areas treated, making frown lines and crow’s feet less noticeable.
Are there any after effects or side effects?
You may feel a slight bruising around the injection site, or have a mild headache after the treatment, but this should subside within 24 hours.
When will I be able to see the results of the treatment?
The results will be visible in around 5-14 days.
How long will the results last for?
The results usually last up to 4 months.
What causes wrinkles?
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.
How much will the procedure cost?
The cost of your scar revision procedure will vary depending on the size of the scar. Our medical aesthetics practitioner will talk you through the likely costs involved and guide you through our flexible payment plans.
How does surgical scar revision work?
Surgical scar reduction is carried out by making incisions on either side of the scar to remodel the surrounding skin. Depending on the location of the scar, it can be made into a skin fold so that it’s less noticeable. While there will still be some visible scarring, it should look much neater and less obvious.
What are my non-surgical scar revision options?
Non-surgical scar revision/reduction options include cool laser, TCA peels, microneedling, fillers and steroid injections. A combination of these are sometimes used, and you can learn more about them in your discussion with your medical aesthetics practitioner.
Are the results permanent?
The results of scar reduction are permanent, but you will have scarring from the revision. The goal is to create a neater and tidier scar that’s less conspicuous than it previously was.
Does scar revision hurt?
You won’t be able to feel anything throughout a surgical scar revision procedure as it’s carried out under local anaesthetic, but you will feel some pain and have some swelling for a couple of weeks afterwards while the wound heals.

Non-surgical treatments will also be pain free. Because different types of anaesthetics will be used depending upon which is the best option for you, your medical anaesthetic practitioner will discuss this at your initial consultation.
How much does nose surgery cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that every patient is different, and so your treatment will be tailored specifically to you. Because of this, our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations are particularly important. Following our consultation process, your surgeon assistant will provide a detailed pricing overview so that you know how much your rhinoplasty will cost, as well as giving you plenty of information regarding our flexible credit options. We are happy to talk you through getting your nose job on finance, which means you can spread the cost over monthly repayments. Please take a look at our finance page to find out more about our rhinoplasty finance options.

It’s important to remember that although cost is, of course, an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as high levels of care and patient safety, and surgeon expertise and experience.
How much time will I need to take off work?
As it takes up to two weeks for the bruising and swelling to go down after your nose surgery, many of our customers choose to book between a week and a fortnight off work. However, this’ll depend on the physical demands of your job and your surgeon assistant can discuss this in more detail.
How long does nose surgery take?
We’re often asked how long a rhinoplasty surgery takes, but there’s no simple answer; it’ll vary according to the procedure you choose to have. Typically, though, rhinoplasty surgery takes around two hours under general anaesthetic. You will probably require an overnight stay in hospital following the procedure, and so you should allow for a full 24 hours for the whole process.
How long will it take to recover after nose surgery?
Rhinoplasty recovery times vary from person to person. 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 let you know what to do and what not to do after rhinoplasty to make sure you recover quickly. You’ll also have several post-operative appointments so we can check your nose job recovery is going well and you’re pleased with the results.
Will there be any scarring after nose surgery?
Most rhinoplasty incisions are made inside the nostrils, so you won’t be able to see any scars. However, for some types of nose jobs your surgeon may make an incision in the skin between your nostrils, which is called ‘open rhinoplasty’. You might also need small incisions on either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars. Your surgeon will fully explain the type of nose surgery you’ll be having and outline any expected scarring, so you’ll know what to expect.
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a ‘nose job’, is a type of cosmetic surgery that alters the appearance of the nose. Typically, rhinoplasty surgery involves adjusting or reshaping bone, cartilage and tissue to change the shape and/or size of the nose. There are many different types of nose jobs available which you can find out more about below.
What types of nose surgery are there?
There are several different types of nose jobs, each tackling different concerns. Reduction rhinoplasty, also known as nose reduction surgery, makes the nose smaller. Septorhinoplasty alters the external appearance and the internal septum, while rhinotip or nose tip surgery alters the tip of the nose and nostrils. Whether you’re thinking about having a nose job to make your nostrils smaller or considering nose straightening surgery, your surgeon will discuss the right method for you and the results you can realistically expect.
Can nose surgery help with breathing difficulties?
Yes, it can. Your rhinoplasty surgeon will talk to you about your symptoms and examine you so that they can advise on how they can help.
Can you get a nose job on finance?
Absolutely – we are pleased to offer several options for financing rhinoplasty surgery, so you can choose a payment plan that suits you. During your consultation, your advisor will talk you through the nose job price and the various finance options available.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
After your nose surgery, you may need to stay overnight in one of our hospitals. We will discuss our recommendation with you before we book your surgery.
Am I suitable for rhinoplasty?
Nose cosmetic surgery is suitable for most people, but we will take a full medical history and complete a pre-op screening to make sure you are physically fit enough before we go ahead with your surgery.
Are there any rhinoplasty risks?
As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached to rhinoplasty. For instance, bruising and swelling after rhinoplasty are common. Other potential risks include infection, complications from anaesthetic and scarring. Our advisor will fully explain all rhinoplasty risks to you, so you feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead with the procedure.
How much does a nipple correction cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that everyone’s procedure is different, so our treatment plans are tailored specifically around you. Because of this, the cost of a nipple correction can vary. Your free consultation with our surgeon assistant means you can talk though the payment plans we have available. As well as being able to pay for your procedure outright, you can choose to spread the nipple correction cost over several years via our flexible finance plans, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
How long does a nipple correction take?
Nipple correction surgery will take from around 30 minutes up to two hours and you’ll be put under either general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic.
How long will I have to stay in hospital after my nipple correction?
You can usually return home the same day as your surgery.
What is the recovery process?
The recovery process is usually quite quick and you can expect to be back at work after 1-2 days. The initial pain should only last around 24 hours following surgery, and can be treated with over the counter painkillers. You’ll need to avoid any strenuous activity and intense exercise for at least a week or two. You’ll also need to avoid wearing tight tops or bras to prevent the nipples from being compressed. This will allow the nipples to heal correctly and comfortably. After 6 weeks, you should be fully recovered with your nipples sitting in their corrected position.
Will I have scarring?
Scarring is minimal from the procedure and stitches are usually dissolvable.
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that everyone’s procedure is different, so our treatment plans are tailored specifically around your unique needs. Because of this, the cost of a tummy tuck can vary, depending whether you choose a partial or full abdominoplasty. Your free consultation with our surgeon assistant means you can talk though the payment plans we have available. As well as being able to pay for your procedure outright, you can choose to spread the abdominoplasty tuck cost over several years via our flexible finance plans, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
How long does a tummy tuck take?
The abdominoplasty procedure will take around three hours, and you’ll be put under general anaesthetic. You’ll need to stay in one of our specialist hospitals for at least two nights where our nurses will take care of you.
How long will it take me to recover after a tummy tuck?
The recovery time after a tummy tuck is initially six weeks, so we advise that you take up to six weeks off work. After your surgery you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours. We advise that you don’t drive for two weeks and check with your insurance provider that you’re covered after surgery. You will need to avoid strenuous activities for up to 12 weeks to make sure there is no strain on the scar.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
You will stay in hospital for at least two nights. Our surgeons and nurses will take care of you during your stay and we’ll ensure you feel well enough before returning home.
How long after the tummy tuck will I start to see results?
You should expect to see the results of the procedure around six weeks after surgery. You’ll initially have swelling and bruising from the procedure and will need to wear a compression garment for the six-week period after surgery to help your newly toned stomach recover.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is a form of cosmetic surgery which is designed to make the abdomen appear slimmer and firmer. The technical term for tummy tuck is abdominoplasty and it typically involves removing excess or loose skin that can’t be reduced through exercise. Most women seek abdominoplasty post-pregnancy or after weight loss if they feel they have excess loose skin. It’s important to note that tummy tucks are not a weight loss solution and they won’t replace a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Is tummy tuck surgery safe?
If you’re considering undergoing the procedure, it’s important to understand the tummy tuck risks and side effects. While this surgery is commonly performed by our expert surgeons, all types of surgery carry a level of risk. For an abdominoplasty, these can include bruising, infection, bleeding after surgery and irregularities of the skin. Your patient advisor will go through all the risks associated with tummy tuck surgery, providing you with a detailed guide and answering any questions you may have.
Do you offer tummy tuck financing options?
We understand that there’ s a lot to consider when it comes to abdominoplasty surgery, including how to pay for your tummy tuck. The cost of your procedure will be fully explained to you during your consultation, and there is absolutely no obligation to proceed. As well as the option to pay for your procedure outright, we offer a number of tummy tuck financing options, including a 0% interest finance plan which requires a minimum £500 deposit, and then 12 monthly instalments. We also offer loan plans over 12, 24 or 36 months at 16.9% APR. All tummy tuck financing options are subject to individual status and applicants must meet the eligibility criteria – you can find out more on our finance page. Our finance options are provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd who are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
What happens in a tummy tuck procedure?
What happens during your tummy tuck procedure will depend on the type of surgery you’re having. Whether you decide to go for a standard ‘full’ tummy tuck or a modified ‘mini’ tummy tuck, your surgeon will discuss the best method with you to help you achieve your desired goals. During the tummy tuck operation, a curved 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.
How will I feel after surgery?
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’ll provide you with pain relief during your hospital stay and also advise on managing any discomfort and how to reduce swelling after your tummy tuck.
When can I return to work after my abdominoplasty?
Tummy tuck recovery times vary from person to person. We usually advise you to take between two to three weeks off work, depending on how physically demanding your job is. Your surgeon will discuss this with you and advise on when returning to your job after your tummy tuck is appropriate in line with your occupation.
When can I do exercise after a tummy tuck?
You’ll need to refrain from exercising after tummy tuck surgery for at least six weeks to allow your body to heal. We recommend resting as much as you can to aid your tummy tuck recovery and get help around the house to reduce the likelihood of over-exertion.
Will I have any tummy tuck scars following surgery?
There will be some visible tummy tuck scars following surgery which are usually across the lower abdomen. Most people find that this scarring can be hidden by underwear and over time, it will fade. How long tummy tuck scars take to fade varies, but it can take up to a year after surgery before you can see the final appearance of your scar.
How does dermaroller work?
Dermaroller work by penetrating the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate cell renewal. Once the skin has been treated, it will begin to naturally repair itself and new skin cells are created.
How much does dermaroller cost?
The cost of your dermaroller treatment will depend on whether you need a course of treatments or a single treatment. This can be discussed with our surgeon assistants at your initial consultation.
How long do the results of dermaroller last?
The effects of the initial treatment last, on average, between four to six weeks, but the amount of treatments needed and exact timeframe will depend on your skin concerns, age, and how your skin responds to the treatment.
How long does it take?
The topical anaesthetic cream will be applied 30 minutes prior to your treatment to take full effect, then the dermarolling will take around 30 minutes to complete.
Is dermaroller painful?
Topical anaesthetic is used to numb the skin prior to the treatment, but you will still be able to feel the slight prickly feeling of the microneedles across your face. Your skin will feel slightly sensitive following the treatment, but this is completely normal.
Who will perform the treatment?
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.
How long does the Dermaroller treatment take?
The procedure usually takes around 30-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
Is Dermaroller treatment suitable for all skin types?
Micro-needling therapy is suitable for all skin types, but cannot be used if acne is present on the skin.
How can a Dermaroller treatment benefit the overall skin?
The micro-needling treatment is a method used for skin tightening; improving the skins texture and reducing stretch marks and visible scars.
Are there any risks?
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.
Is any aftercare required?
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.
Can Dermaroller be combined with other treatments?
Microdermabrasion is always recommended prior to treatment to rid and reduce a build of unwanted dead skin cells before having a Dermaroller procedure.nDermaroller 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.
Can I spread the cost of treatment?
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.
How much does mole or cyst removal cost?
The cost of your mole or cyst removal treatment will depend on the number of growths that need removed. Our surgeon assistant will give you a detailed breakdown of the cost involved and provide details of our flexible finance options to suit your individual needs.
How long does mole/cyst removal take?
The procedure can take around 30 minutes, depending on the number of moles and/or cysts which are being removed. A topical anaesthetic will be applied 5-10 minutes prior to treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
You won’t feel any pain during the treatment because of the topical anaesthetic which will be applied to the area. It may feel slightly sore afterwards when this has worn off, but any mild pain after the procedure can be treated with over the counter painkillers.
Will mole or cyst removal leave a scar?
While scarring is minimal from the techniques used in the procedure, you may have a small, faint scar that will fade in time.
Are there any after effects or side effects?
While it is very rare to experience side effects with mole and cyst removal, there is a risk of infection, bleeding and scarring. Our highly experienced clinicians will talk you through the risks involved before you decide whether you wish to go ahead with the procedure.
Which skin conditions do you treat?
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.
Who will perform the skin tag, cyst or mole removal procedure?
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 cyst or mole removal procedure by inserting small stitches.
Is any cyst or mole removal aftercare required?
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. During your consultation, your patient advisor will be able to speak with you in detail about mole, ganglion or sebaceous cyst removal aftercare and what you should or shouldn’t do following the procedure. With all cyst and cosmetic mole removals, aftercare is of the utmost importance to us and you’ll be able to contact our 24/7 helpline if you have any questions or concerns.
Can I spread the cost of removing my skin tags, mole or cyst?
Absolutely. We understand that there’s a lot to consider when getting treatment, including how much your mole, skin tag or sebaceous cyst removal will cost. That’s why we offer a range of different payment plans which your advisor can discuss with you during your consultation. In addition to paying outright, we offer a choice of two finance options which allow you to spread the cyst or mole removal cost. Our interest-free plan enables you to pay a minimum deposit of just £500 and then the remaining amount over 12 monthly installments at 0%. We also offer finance plans that allow you to spread the mole, cyst or skin tag removal cost over 12, 24 or 36 months at 16.9% APR. All our finance options are subject to individual status and you must meet the eligibility criteria. To find out more, head to our finance page. Our finance plans are provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd who are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Can you remove moles?
Yes, we offer a wide range of treatments for different skin conditions, including moles. Our professional team know exactly how to remove moles safely and effectively through surgical excision. We have a huge amount of experience in performing private mole removals in our CQC-registered clinics across the UK. We can also help with cysts, skin lesions (surface growths or patches of the skin that don’t resemble the skin around it), as well as lentigines (small dark spots on the skin that can be a genetic condition caused by excessive radiation or sun exposure). If you’re interested in any of these treatments, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
Can you remove a cyst?
Absolutely. Our team of experts can remove a cyst safely by surgical excision. Skin cysts are usually round in shape and can vary in size from a few mm to several cm in width. There are various types of cyst, including epidermoid, pilar and sebaceous cysts and they can appear in many different areas on the body. Here at Transform, we can offer a range of treatments including sebaceous cyst removal, ingrown hair cyst removal, and ganglion cyst removal in our 22 specialist clinics across the UK. Our professional practitioners will examine your cyst before proceeding with removal and will refer you to your GP if they think you need any other form of treatment. Get in touch with our friendly team for more information about private cyst removal surgery.
Can you remove skin tags?
Yes, our practitioners can remove skin tags from areas such as the groin, armpits, neck and eyelids. Skin tags are small protruding pieces of skin that are typically smooth and similar in colour to the rest of your skin. They can vary in size, from small growths of several mm to large growths several cm wide. While they are common, painless and not dangerous, you may benefit from private skin tag removal surgery if you feel concerned or uncomfortable with the growths. We offer skin tag removal across our UK clinics, all of which are registered with the Care Quality Commission and provide the highest standards of care. Get in touch with us today and we can chat about how to remove your skin tags with no obligation whatsoever.
How do you remove a cyst, skin tag or mole?
When you book your treatment with Transform, you can be sure that our team of qualified professionals know exactly how to remove skin tags, moles and cysts safely and efficiently. Before commencing any treatment, your consultant will examine the area carefully to ensure removal will be right for you. We do not offer laser mole removal – instead, your mole, cyst or skin tag removal will take place by surgical excision at one of our UK clinics. Firstly, a local anaesthetic will be applied to the area 5-10 minutes before the procedure begins. Then, the surgeon will carefully cut around the mole, cyst or skin tag with a scalpel to remove it. Once the removal is complete, the wound will be closed with stitches and a dressing applied to cover the area.
Who is SculpSure suitable for?
SculpSure is suitable for men and women who have been dieting and exercising but still can’t shift stubborn pockets of fat. The best results will be achieved by patients whose BMI is lower than 30.
What does a SculpSure treatment involve?
SculpSure is a non-invasive, body sculpting treatment that takes only 25 minutes using a hyperthermic laser which heats the targeted fat tissue to 42-47 degrees Celsius. This process disrupts the structure of the chosen cells and breaks them down. You’ll feel a warm, tingling sensation during the treatment, but “Contact Cooling” technology will keep you feeling comfortable. Over the 6-12 weeks after the procedure, your body will remove the broken down fat cells through its natural process.
How quickly can I see the results of SculpSure?
You’ll start to see the results within 6-12 weeks of treatment. If further treatments are required they can be performed after 6 weeks.
What is the difference between SculpSure and Coolsculpting?
Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure achieve the same goal of removing fat, but the manner in which this is achieved is different:

Sculpsure uses heat to remove fat cells, while Coolsculpting uses freezing to remove them.

SculpSure takes around 25 mins for most areas of the body, while Coolsculpting takes longer, with most areas of the body taking 35-45 mins to complete.

SculpSure uses heat without damaging the skin. Coolsculpting numbs the skin and is not painful.

Coolsculpting is better for those patients who wish to remove more fat cells.
Is SculpSure safe?
Yes, SculpSure is an FDA approved treatment which is carried out by our highly qualified medical aesthetic practitioners.
Can I carry on with my normal life while using SculpSure?
Absolutely. Many people choose to have SculpSure treatments during their lunch hour because no recovery period is needed. You can also do other activities, such as swimming or flying short or long haul, immediately after your treatment.
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Every patient’s procedure is different and is tailored specifically to their individual needs. As a result, eyelid costs can vary, but your surgeon assistant will be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment when we see you at your free consultation.

It’s important to bear in mind that, although cost is of course an important factor in your final decision, it should be considered alongside other elements such as standards of care, patient safety and the surgeon’s experience.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
You can usually leave the 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.
What are the risks?
As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached such as bruising and infection, but we’ll fully explain these to you during your consultation so you can feel as confident and relaxed as possible before going ahead.
What is the recovery process?
You may feel some discomfort and irritation to begin with as the area will feel tight and swollen within the first 3 days following your procedure. 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, but this will go down in time.
How long will the results last?
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 the eyelid or eye lift. During your medical consultation, your surgeon will discuss the results you can expect to achieve.
What happens during the eye bag removal or eye lift surgery?
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, leaving skin tauter.
When will I be able to wear makeup?
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.
Will I need to wear anything over my eyes after surgery?
No, although we do recommend wearing dark sunglasses for the first week after blepharoplasty surgery.
What’s the difference between liposuction and Vaser liposuction?
Traditional liposuction uses a laser pulse or pressurised water jet to break up the fat cells. The surgeon would then insert a suction tube to remove the fat, then stitch up the area. Vaser lipo uses targeted ultrasound technology, making it easier to remove the fat without disrupting surrounding cells or tissue. Vaser lipo means smaller incisions are made to suction the fat cells, and these often don’t require stitches. For surgical Vaser lipo, you will need to take around four to five days off work for non-physical work, whereas non-surgical Vaser lipo is even less invasive and so you need very little recovery time.
What areas can be treated with Vaser lipo?
Vaser lipo can treat any area of the body, but popular areas are the stomach, ‘love handles’, buttocks, thighs, knees and chin. Multiple areas can be treated during one procedure. Your surgeon or surgeon assistant will advise the best course of action for treating multiple parts of the body.
After Vaser liposuction will the fat move to other areas?
The fat cells that have been removed will be permanently gone from the area that has been treated but, ideally, you’ll maintain your weight post-procedure to prevent new fat cells from growing. Having the surgery at your optimum and manageable weight is recommended to prevent weight gain after your treatment.
How much does Vaser liposuction cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that everyone’s procedure is different, so our treatment plans are tailored specifically around your unique needs. Because of this, the Vaser lipo cost can vary, depending on the areas you’re having treated. Your free consultation with our surgeon assistant means you can talk though the payment plans we have available. As well as being able to pay for your procedure outright, you can choose to spread the Vaser lipo cost over several years via our flexible finance plans, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
How safe is Vaser liposuction compared to traditional liposuction?
Vaser liposuction is a safer alternative for fat removal as the method used is significantly less invasive than traditional liposuction. As with all surgery, there are risks involved which we will talk you through during your consultation before you make your decision regarding Vaser lipo.
What is Vaser liposuction?
Vaser lipo is a fat removal procedure that uses ultrasound technology to target unwanted fat cells. It offers an easy way for the surgeon to remove fat without causing bleeding or performing invasive surgery, making it a popular choice among women who aspire to a more sculptured physique. At Transform, we offer two different types of Vaser liposuction – Vaser surgery and non-surgical Vaser lipo. During your consultation, your surgeon will be able to discuss the right option for you depending on the area you’d like treated and the results you’d like to achieve.
What does vaser liposuction involve?
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.
What are the benefits of Vaser liposuction?
Vaser lipo is a highly effective way to reduce the amount of fat in stubborn areas and deliver a better reduction of the skin. One of the main benefits of Vaser liposuction is it requires minimal invasion, so bruising, bleeding and scarring is often reduced compared to traditional liposuction. It’s suitable for both large and small parts of the body, and our surgeons may be able to work on multiple areas during one procedure. Another benefit of our non-invasive Vaser lipo method is that it can be performed using local anaesthetic – meaning recovery time is quicker and you may be discharged from our clinic earlier than you would following general anaesthetic.
Who makes a good candidate for Vaser liposuction?
If you have some localised areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise, Vaser liposuction may be suitable. During your consultation, you can discuss why you’re interested in having Vaser lipo, the results you’d like and your medical history with your surgeon. They’ll then let you know if they think this is the right procedure for you and whether Vaser surgery or the non-invasive method would be most suitable.
How long does Vaser liposuction take?
Vaser liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.
What are the benefits of vaser liposuction?
Vaser liposuction will reduce the amount of fat in stubborn areas and deliver a better reduction of the skin.
What is the maximum amount of fat that can be removed during Vaser lipo?
This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.
What are the risks and complications of Vaser liposuction?
If you’re thinking about having Vaser, it’s important to have a full understanding of the risks and complications that may arise. While our expert surgeons have a huge amount of expertise and experience with these procedures, all types of surgery carry a level of risk. For Vaser liposuction these include bruising, loose skin, infection, bleeding after surgery, and irregularities of the skin. Your surgeon assistant will go through all the details and answer any questions you have, as well as providing you with a guide.
Will I have to stay in hospital following Vaser liposuction?
This will depend on the type of Vaser liposuction you choose to have. For instance, if you have non-invasive Vaser lipo and a local anaesthetic, you may be able to return home the same day. On the other hand, if you have a long surgery under general anaesthetic, you may need to stay overnight in one of our purpose-built hospitals − but rest assured, they have the highest quality facilities and are all CQC registered. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.
How long will I need off work after Vaser fat removal surgery?
The amount of time it takes you to recover following Vaser fat removal surgery will depend on several factors, such as the type of anaesthetic you had and the area you had treated. Usually, the recovery time after Vaser liposuction is quite quick and you should be able to go back to work after a few days.
What level of pain can I expect during and after the procedure?
You will either be given a local or general anaesthetic for your Vaser liposuction, so you won’t feel any pain throughout the procedure. It’s likely you’ll be a bit sore during your recovery, but any pain can be controlled, and we’ll discuss aftercare with you during your consultation. Of course, different people have different thresholds of pain, but usually Vaser liposuction recovery isn’t particularly painful.
Will I need to wear a pressure garment and for how long?
Yes, you will need to wear a pressure garment post-surgery for between two and six weeks, depending on the advice of your surgeon. This is an essential part of the healing process following your Vaser lipo, and your nurse will talk you through how to wear it and other aftercare tips before you head home.
What will the Vaser lipo scars be like?
Typically, Vaser lipo scars are small (just a few millimetres in length) and generally fade within a few months.
What happens if I gain wait after Vaser surgery?
If you gain weight after Vaser liposuction, the area treated can also gain some of this weight. However, if you keep to a healthy lifestyle and diet, you can continue to have the same results post-treatment. It’s important to note that Vaser lipo is not intended as a quick fix for weight loss and should be undertaken when you’re at your optimal weight.
Does Vaser lipo tighten skin?
Many of our patients ask “does Vaser lipo tighten skin?” and while it does help to firm looseness, it cannot effectively remove large areas of excess skin. If this is a concern for you, you can discuss this with your surgeon assistant or surgeon who’ll be happy to recommend the right course of treatment.
How much will the procedure cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual’s procedure is different, and so we tailor it specifically around you. Because of this, thread vein removal costs vary, and we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process, your medical aesthetics practitioner will provide a detailed pricing overview.
What are thread veins?
Thread veins can appear blue, red or purple, and are generally larger and more visible than normal veins. 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. While they initially may appear to be small, often they can grow larger and become more noticeable.
What causes thread veins?
Thread veins are veins which are damaged and can no longer return blood to the heart and lungs. It’s also possible for micro-tears in the vein 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 or exacerbated by rosacea, sun exposure, repeated sneezing and frequent coughing.
Who is most likely to have thread veins?
Women are generally at a greater risk of getting thread veins, but men do have them as well. You are more likely to suffer from them 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.
How can I prevent them in the first place?
You can reduce the risk of developing thread veins by maintaining a healthy weight and diet, as well as avoiding excessive alcohol and smoking. Make sure you avoid prolonged sun exposure, too, and wear SPF cream at all times, 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.
How much does a microdermabrasion procedure cost?
The cost of your microdermabrasion will depend on whether you’re having a single treatment or course of treatments. This can be discussed with your medical aesthetic practitioner at your free consultation.
How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion polishes away lifeless skin cells by using unique diamond chip wands paired with vacuum suction to remove cells from the skin. Buffing away the top layer of the skin will make way for new skin cells to grow, resulting in radiant skin.
How long do the results of microdermabrasion last?
Microdermabrasion results will be longer lasting with a course of treatment, but this depends on your skin condition and how many you need.
How many sessions of microdermabrasion will I need?
This depends on the condition of your skin. You can discuss this with your medical aesthetic practitioner at your free consultation.
How long will I need to recover?
There is no recovery time needed after the microdermabrasion treatment. We do recommend that you keep your skin hydrated, use SPF, and avoid heat treatments such as saunas or steam rooms for 2 days. You can apply makeup a day after treatment.
How long does microdermbrasion treatment take?
The treatment takes around 30 minutes in one of our state-of-the-art clinics.
What does it involve?
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.
What results can I expect?
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
What other treatments can I use?
Microdermabrasion can also be used to enhance the results of other skin rejuvenation treatments. Combined with anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers, it can help the effects of other treatments last longer. Microdermabrasion also compliments IPL laser skin rejuvenation and facial peels.
Are self-administered weight loss products safe?
Yes, the product is an FDA approved treatment and so has been proven to be safe.
How does the self-administered weight loss products work?
It works by mimicking an intestinal hormone that tells your brain that your stomach is full. This leads to eating less, a decreased appetite and weight loss.
Who is suitable for self-administered weight loss products?
The treatment is suitable for most men and women between the age of 18-75 who have exhausted all options of diet and exercise, but still have a BMI over 30 or a BMI over 27 with weight related health conditions such as diabetes. Your specialist dietician or clinic nurse will take details of your medical history to determine if the treatment is right for you.
How many treatments will I need?
The duration of your course of treatment will vary, depending on how much weight you’d like to lose, your BMI and whether you’re experiencing any side effects from the treatment.
What is the recovery time?
There is no recovery time required. You’ll be able to continue with your day to day activities throughout the duration of your course of treatment.
What’s the difference between SculpSure and Coolsculpting?
Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure achieve the same goal - fat removal - but the manner in which this is achieved is different:

CoolSculpting uses freezing to remove the fat cells, while Sculpsure uses heat to remove them.

Coolsculpting is a longer treatment, with most areas of the body taking 35-45 mins to complete, whereas SculpSure takes around 25 mins for most areas of the body.

Coolsculpting numbs the skin and is not painful. It’s better for those wishing to remove more fat. SculpSure uses heat without hurting the skin.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by cooling areas of fat to -11 degrees Celsius using advanced technology. This kills the fat cells in the localised area without damaging surrounding tissue. Your body then naturally removes the treated fat cells from the body.
Who is suitable for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is suitable for anyone who has exhausted other options of diet and exercise,, but still has stubborn pockets of fat that they can’t get rid of. Your medical aesthetic practitioner will take details of your medical history to determine if the treatment is right for you.
How many CoolSculpting treatments will I need?
The number of CoolSculpting treatments you’ll need will depend on the area being treated and the size of the fatty build-up that you’d like to reduce. For example, chin fat may take less time than the stomach, because it’s a smaller surface area and the fat will be less dense. We’ll be able to give you more detailed advice once you have been assessed at your free consultation.
What is the recovery time for CoolSculpting?
There is no recovery time required, and you’ll be able to continue with your day to day activities after the treatment.
What is fat freezing?
This is a treatment which involves using a specialist machine to cool areas of fat to -11 degrees Celsius. This safely kills fat cells in the targeted area, which are then naturally processed by your body. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical weight-loss method that involves no needles or anaesthetic – so you can carry on with your day-to-day life straight after treatment.
Does fat freezing work?
Many people wonder does fat freezing really work on stubborn areas? And the answer is yes - this cold freeze fat loss method is an effective way to get rid of fat that won’t shift through normal diet and exercise. The average weight loss for CoolSculpting varies from patient to patient, but the process can provide as much as a 27% reduction of fat.
Is fat freezing treatment safe?
Around the world, more than seven million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed and 52 peer-reviewed papers have assessed its ability to deliver effective and safe treatment. The applicator contains a sensor that automatically shuts down the system if it detects that your skin has dropped below -11 degrees Celsius, ensuring each fat freezing treatment is safe. As with any procedure, there are always potential CoolSculpting risks, however these will be explained in full during your consultation.
What’s the difference between surgical lipo and fat freeze treatment?
Many patients ask us what the difference between lipo and fat freeze treatments are. Essentially, liposuction is a surgical procedure that’s carried out under general anaesthetic, and requires patients to miss up to a week of work to recover from their surgery. Liposuction patients also need to wear compression garments, sometimes for several weeks. Unlike lipo, fat freeze treatments are non-invasive and involve no needles or anaesthesia, and most patients don’t need to take any time off work.
If I have CoolSculpting, how long will it take?
If you choose to have CoolSculpting, how long it takes to complete will depend on the size of the treatment area. To give you a rough idea, fat freezing one area of the body takes an average of 35-45 minutes, though this may be more or less depending on the area being treated. If you want to treat several parts of your body in the same session, such as CoolSculpting your arms, stomach and back, this can take anywhere between one and three hours. As you can’t treat the same area more than once in a session, you may require more than one visit.
Who is suitable for CoolSculpting?
You may be suitable for CoolSculpting in our UK clinics if you have small, stubborn pockets of fat that seem resistant to exercise. However, at your free consultation we’ll ask more questions about your areas of concern, medical history, and why you want the fat freezing treatment, to make sure that it’s the most suitable procedure for you.
How many fat freezing treatments will I need?
The number of fat freezing treatments you need will depend on the area you’re treating and the size of the fatty build-up that you’re trying to reduce. For example, chin fat freezing may take less time than CoolSculpting the stomach, because it’s a smaller surface area. We’ll be able to give you more detailed advice and guidance once you have been assessed at your free consultation.
Are CoolSculpting results permanent?
CoolSculpting and weight loss go hand in hand, as the fat cells destroyed by the machine will not come back. Over a period of three weeks to six months, they are naturally processed and absorbed by your body’s lymphatic system. If you maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly, the results of your fat freezing sessions will be maximised. However, if you follow a poor diet and move less, there is no reason why fat could not build up in the same areas again (this is in extreme cases).
Which areas of my body does CoolSculpting work for?
CoolSculpting can target fat in many areas of the body. Whether you’d like to freeze belly fat, love handles or stubborn areas on your back, or whether you’re interested in CoolSculpting your face, neck, thighs or another area, our experts are here to help you. During your consultation, you can chat through any areas you’d like to target, and your patient advisor will create a bespoke treatment plan in line with your needs.
Can you drive after CoolSculpting?
Yes, you can drive after CoolSculpting treatment. There is no recovery period needed following fat freezing, meaning you can go about your normal day to day activities once your procedure has finishehttp://transforminglives.bbpdev.com/admin/pages/edit/show/96d.
Are there any CoolSculpting risks?
As with all types of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatments, there are some CoolSculpting risks to be aware of. After the treatment, you may have some slight bruising, tingling or numbing in the treated area, and you may also notice some redness of the skin. These CoolSculpting side effects will ease off fairly quickly – usually within two or three days.
Who is SculpSure suitable for?
SculpSure is suitable for anyone who has been dieting and exercising but still can’t shift stubborn pockets of fat. The best results will be achieved by patients whose BMI is lower than 30.
What does a SculpSure treatment involve?
SculpSure is a non-invasive, body sculpting treatment that takes only 25 minutes using a hyperthermic laser which heats the targeted fat tissue to 42-47 degrees Celsius. This process disrupts the structure of the chosen cells and breaks them down. You’ll feel a warm, tingling sensation during the treatment, but “Contact Cooling” technology will keep you feeling comfortable. Over the 6-12 weeks after the procedure, your body will remove the broken down fat cells through its natural process.
How quickly can I see the results of SculpSure?
You’ll notice the results within 6-12 weeks of treatment. If further treatments are required to get your desired results they can be performed after 6 weeks.
What is the difference between SculpSure and Coolsculpting?
Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure achieve the same goal of removing fat, but the manner in which this is achieved is different:

Sculpsure uses heat to remove fat cells, while Coolsculpting uses freezing to remove them.

SculpSure takes around 25 mins for most areas of the body, while Coolsculpting takes longer, with most areas of the body taking 35-45 mins to complete.

SculpSure uses heat without damaging the skin. Coolsculpting numbs the skin and is not painful.

Coolsculpting is better for those patients who wish to remove more fat cells.
Is SculpSure safe?
Yes, SculpSure is an FDA approved treatment which is carried out by our highly qualified medical aesthetic practitioners.

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