Mummy makeover for confidence

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, the choice can be bewildering. But Imperial Private Healthcare may make your decision a little easier.

As part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Imperial Private Healthcare offers world-class consultants providing private medical care within some of London’s most trusted NHS hospitals.

With more than 400 highly skilled consultants and cutting-edge facilities, it has gained a worldwide reputation for all types of medical care, including cosmetic surgery.

A comprehensive array of cosmetic surgery procedures are now available at two of its internationally renowned centres of excellence – the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, London, and The Thames View within Charing Cross Hospital.

A major benefit is that all Imperial Private Healthcare consultants also work within the NHS trust. This means they are tightly regulated and have to meet the strict framework of care expected of NHS staff, but patients also benefit from the convenience, choice and comfortable, modern facilities they’d expect from private healthcare. This combination means patients really can enjoy the best of both worlds.

The Lindo Wing has been caring for mothers and babies for more than 60 years, and is famous around the world as the maternity unit of choice for thousands of families, including a host of celebrity and royal patients.

This wealth of experience makes Imperial Private Healthcare a natural choice for women looking for “mummy makeover” treatments to help regain their body confidence. Pregnancy and childbirth can change women’s bodies, as well as their lives, and many struggle to regain their figures afterwards. Fortunately there are surgical procedures that can help.

Patients really can enjoy the best of both worlds

Consultant surgeon Shehan Hettiaratchy, chief of service for plastic and reconstructive surgery, explains: “We offer liposuction, tummy tucks, breast lifts, breast augmentation and more. The service is distinctive because we take a holistic, integrated approach to patient care. For example, we can refer women to a personal fitness trainer and nutritionist to ensure they are in the best possible shape before surgery.”

As well as mummy makeovers, Imperial Private Healthcare offers a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for men and women, from face lifts and rhinoplasty to complex, highly specialised limb and breast reconstruction.

“All our surgeons are fully qualified and experienced,” says Mr Hettiaratchy. “They hold an NHS consultant post, are on the General Medical Council’s specialist register, and are elected members of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, our governing body. This means the standard of treatment is universally high.

“You will have a dedicated surgeon from your first consultation, but because the consultants work in teams of four, they can all discuss your options together, meaning you can get the opinion of four top surgeons for the price of one. Also, you will have full hospital facilities at hand and, as all our surgeons are UK based, they will be there should you require any further treatment during your stay and throughout your recovery.”

Naturally, all patients enjoy private facilities with en-suite rooms and 24-hour care.

There is more good news too. Imperial Private Healthcare reinvests all its profits into its private and NHS facilities, meaning all its patients benefit.

To find out more about the advantages of cosmetic surgery with Imperial Private Healthcare, please contact Imperial Private Healthcare on +44 (0) 20 3311 7700 or e-mail