Cosmetic Surgery

Breast and Cosmetic Surgery in Essex

Mr Mat Griffiths specialises in all aspects of breast surgery such as augmentations, uplifts or reductions as well as other forms cosmetic surgery including abdominoplasty and liposuction.

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Spire Hartswood

BRENTWOOD

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Baddow Hospital

CHELMSFORD

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The Oaks

COLCHESTER

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TYPES OF COSMETIC SURGERY
Breast Augmentation
Breast Reduction
Breast Uplift
Abdominoplasty
Labiaplasty
Liposuction

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation surgery is an ever popular operation, producing excellent results in satisfied patients and with a very acceptable recovery period.

Benefits:

  • Increasing breast size
  • Producing a fuller shape
  • Dealing with breast droopiness
  • Improving breast symmetry
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem

Duration:

  • 60 – 90 minutes

Recovery:

  • Can shower wounds from day 1
  • Supportive surgical post-op bra day and night 2 weeks
  • Full exercise 6 weeks

Return To Work:

  • 1 – 3 weeks typically (depend on occupation and size of reduction)

Driving:

  • 2 Weeks

Risks:
Infection, bleeding, more asymmetry, nipple sensation, capsular contraction

Smoking:
Needs to be stopped at least 6 weeks before surgery to reduce your risk of complications

See before and after photos of Breast Augmentation surgery ››

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“This is an ever popular operation producing excellent results”

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure performed under general anaesthetic to reduce the size of large breasts.

Benefits:

  • Reducing breast size and producing a better shape
  • Reducing back and neck issues
  • Dealing with breast droopiness
  • Improving breast symmetry
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem

Duration:

  • 120 – 150 minutes

Recovery:

  • Can shower wounds from day 1
  • Surgical bra day and night 2 weeks
  • Full exercise 6 weeks

Return To Work:

  • 1 – 3 weeks typically (depend on occupation and size of reduction)

Driving:

  • 2 Weeks

Risks:
Infection, bleeding, asymmetry, nipple sensation or loss, wound healing, scars (skin and breast tissue)

Smoking:
Needs to be stopped at least 6 weeks before surgery to reduce your risk of complications

Click here to see Before and After Photos of Breast Reduction Surgery ››

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Breast Uplift

For those who wish to have their breasts moved or restored to a higher position then this is the operation of choice. If breast volume needs to be increased as well then an implant may be required (Augmentation Mastopexy).

Benefits:

  • Uplifting the breast and producing a better shape
  • Dealing with breast droopiness
  • Improving breast symmetry
  • Finalising breast reconstruction results
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem

Duration:

  • 120 – 150 minutes

Recovery:

  • Can shower wounds from day 1
  • Supportive sports bra day and night 2 weeks
  • Full exercise 6 weeks

Return To Work:

  • 1 – 3 weeks typically (depending on occupation and size of operation)

Driving:

  • 2 Weeks

Risks:
Infection, bleeding, asymmetry, nipple sensation or loss, wound healing, scars (skin and breast tissue)

Smoking:
Needs to be stopped at least 6 weeks before surgery to reduce your risk of complications

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“For those who wish to have their breasts moved or restored to a higher position...”

Abdominoplasty

After pregnancy or losing weight then some may find that they are left with excess tummy tissue and skin that no amount of exercise can get rid of. In this situation, a well-planned abdominoplasty can remove the unwanted skin, fat and stretch marks and restore the desired silhouette.

Benefits:

  • Remove stretched abdominal skin and fat
  • Minimise stretch marks
  • Tighten the abdominal muscles

Duration:

  • 90 – 180 minutes

Recovery:

  • Can shower wounds from day 1
  • Mobilise bed to chair/toilet for first couple of days
  • Light duties 2 weeks
  • No heavy lifting 6 weeks
  • Full exercise 3 months

Return To Work:

  • 2 – 6 weeks typically (depending on occupation)

Driving:

  • 2 – 4 Weeks

Risks:
Infection, bleeding, seroma (tissue fluid) formation, delayed wound healing. Deep vein thrombosis.

Smoking:
Needs to be stopped at least 6 weeks before surgery to reduce your risk of complications

Contra-indications/Cautions

  • History of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • High anaesthetic risk patients
  • Some multiply scarred abdomens
  • Bleeding disorders or medications
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“After pregnancy or losing weight some women find they are left with excess tummy tissue and skin...”

Labiaplasty

Following childbirth, a number of women find that the outer labia (labia majora) have become larger or more uneven.  This often leads to discomfort when carrying out everyday activities, cause pain during intercourse and may affect personal hygiene. Similarly, other women may not be satisfied with the size or appearance of their labia and wish to have them reduced for personal reasons.

Benefits:

  • Reduce enlarged labia
  • Improve symmetry
  • Reduce clitoral hooding

Duration:

  • 90 minutes

Recovery:

  • Can shower wounds from day 1
  • Swelling/bruising 1 week

Return To Work:

  • Back to work 3-7 days depending on job. Cycling etc. 6 weeks

Driving:

  • 2 – 4 Weeks

Risks:
Infection, bleeding, uneven scarring, hypersensitivity, asymmetry

Smoking:
Needs to be stopped at least 6 weeks before surgery to reduce your risk of complications

Contra-indications/Cautions

  • Recent pregnancy
  • Bleeding disorders
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“Well planned labiaplasty can transform a woman’s self-image as well as day to day comfort.”

Liposuction

Mostly used as an extra procedure alongside abdominoplasty or breast reduction, liposuction can remove large amounts of fatty tissue through minimal scars, providing the overlying skin is elastic enough to contract on its own.

Benefits:

  • Removal of fatty tissue through 3mm incisions
  • Fine tuning of areas beyond the incisions made by other procedures
  • Removal of benign fatty lumps

Duration:

  • 60 – 90 minutes

Recovery:

  • Can shower wounds from day 1
  • Supportive surgical garments 2 -6 weeks
  • Full exercise 6 weeks

Return To Work:

  • 1-2 weeks typically (depend on occupation)

Driving:

  • 1-2 weeks depending on areas treated

Risks:
Bruising mainly. Low risk of infection or bleeding as incisions are small. Minor contour deformities. Very rarely damage to internal organs has been reported.

Smoking:
Needs to be stopped at least 6 weeks before surgery to reduce your risk of complications

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“Liposuction can remove large amounts of fatty tissue through minimal scars...”
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Breast Surgery Photos

See for yourself the results that can be achieved with breast augmentation or reduction surgery in our photo gallery of patient pre- and post-operation photos.

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Abdominoplasty Surgery Photos

Abdominoplasty surgery can remove the unwanted skin, fat and stretch marks and restore the desired silhouette. See the results in these pre and post op photos.

Breast Surgery: what to expect

Carrie Piper came to see Mat after thinking about breast enlargement surgery for many years. Follow Carrie’s journey in this video.

If you are thinking about breast surgery and would like to learn more please get in touch.

Latest News & Advice

Read the latest news, insights and advice on plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures and breast reconstruction…

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Would you like to know more?

If you want find out more about Mat or a surgical procedure, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist you further.

“Excellent care from arriving on day to the surgery team and nurses, my surgeon fantastic…. Mr Mathew Griffiths, his skills are excellent, and aftercare brilliant, thank you.”

LYNNE LEADER