Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery
We offer a range of comprehensive and complex Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive surgeries, catering to both physical and functional requirements.
Our fully accredited team of surgeons are here for your benefit, offering an in-depth experience in the world of plastic surgery and knowledge on the range of services and surgeries which will be available to you.
Beacon Hospital’s Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Department offers an array of procedures in a safe and secure environment. When choosing a Plastic Surgeon, there are many important indicators to watch out for. Is the Consultant on the Specialist Registrar? Are they full accredited? Is their practice based in Ireland or are they only sporadically in the country to do lists? Where is the procedure being carried out, is it a full service hospital, is there emergency care available, how about an ICU?
At Beacon Hospital, all of our Consultant Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons are educated and experienced to the highest standards. They are all Specialist Registered in Ireland. All procedures are carried out in our state-of-the-art theatres and are supported by the full service hospital.
Our Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeons work as part of a team with our Anaesthetists, Nurses and other medical professionals in ensuring patients are in the safest of hands for their procedures. If overnight stays are required, patients will be seamlessly transferred to one of our wards to begin the initial stages of their recovery.
Patient are closely monitored and given thorough aftercare advice when they are being discharged. Follow up appointments are arranged and emergency contact numbers provided to the patient should they need additional advice post-discharge.
This procedure is one of the more common ones carried out at our hospital. It does not only apply to people who wish for a breast enhancement but it also applies to people who’ve lost a substantial amount of weight, or women who’ve been through pregnancy.
The procedure involves placement of the breast implant behind the breast tissue or behind the pectoralis muscle. The procedure can be carried out in various ways, given the patients preferences for the future like levels of physical activity, desired shape and size.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Women decide to have a breast lift, or mastopexy, carried out after the breasts become droopy (ptotic) due to a number of factors including; age, gravity, pregnancy or breastfeeding, weight loss amongst others.
Patients may become upset at the drop of their breast which can cause the nipple to point downwards. They may also experience a loss in fullness of the breast.
In a mastopexy, the breast will be lifted and the nipple repositioned. Patients often report a greater level of self-confidence post procedure.
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure where the amount of tissue in the patient’s breast is reduced. Once the excess tissue has been removed, the surgeon will reshape the breast and reposition the nipple.
Women decide to have breast reduction surgery, some for self-confidence, others to combat back pain, skin rashes and shoulder grooving which may occur as a result of the weight of larger breasts.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast surgery offers is a specialised area which shouldn’t be left behind. Surgeons performing this surgery ensure that the procedure comprises all the elements to obtain natural and proportioned results.
A Breast Reconstruction procedure involves the surgeon replacing skin, breast tissue and the removed nipple during mastectomy. The ultimate goal of this surgery is to restore symmetry between the two breasts.
Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
As we age, our skin loses the elasticity it once had, resulting in wrinkles, sagging skin and drooping. This commonly affects the upper eyelid, resulting in this surgery being quite popular.
This procedure removes excess skin surrounding the eyes and lids, placing it back in the original position or removing it completely. The cuts will be made in the natural lines of the eyelids. Depending on the desired outcome, different amounts of excess skin and/or fat is removed, the muscle is tightened and any additional injections will take place.
Facial Plastic Surgery
The overall goal of any cosmetic surgery is to provide balance, proportion and a natural appearance. This doesn’t just encompass the cosmetic issues, but functionality issues as well.
People may need to undergo facial plastic surgery for such things as impaired nasal breathing, facial trauma, facial weakness or paralysis and skin cancer requiring surgical repair.
Throughout this surgery, the labia minora (inner labia) and or the labia majora (outer labia) is reshaped. The reasons for performing this surgery vary significantly, from reasons of discomfort in clothing, dislike in the appearance or altering the effects of childbirth or ageing.
Liposuction is a way of improving the contour and proportion of the body, by removing excess fat from a wide variety of areas. This procedure should never be an answer to weight loss, but rather a process of reconstructing the body to give a more toned and shaped feeling.
Age generally is not a concern when it comes to liposuction, however, older patients tend to have less elasticity in their skin than younger ones, meaning that the benefits of liposuction are less apparent.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)
This is a common issue among males, while also triggering some embarrassment or self-consciousness to the individual. The enlarged breast area in males is due to the placement of fatty acids and glandular tissue.
Depending on the patient, the procedure and amount of tissue removed, the scar may be limited to around the nipple or in cases where there is significant amounts of excess skin.
Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
A Rhinoplasty, or nose job, is a commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure on patients wishing to change the appearance of their nose. The procedure can change the shape or width of their nose. Other patients have this procedure carried out to repair damage from previous injuries or deviations in their nose.
Post Weight Loss Surgery:
Many patients who have worked hard to lose large amounts of weight for the benefit of their health. After a substantial weight loss, patients can be left with an abundance of loose skin which can cause them a great deal of distress. Patients may opt to have this excess skin removed.
This may require more than one surgery depending on the areas of the body effected. Careful planning with your surgeon is essential in delivering the patient with the best possible result in the safest possible manner.
Prominent Ears (Osteoplasty)
This is a very common procedure also known as cosmetic ear surgery or osteoplasty, where the surgeon changes the shape, position or size of the patient’s ears, as they request. Often, this procedure is performed in children, at any age after their ears have reached full size, usually after 5.
The procedure is carried out by making an incision in the crease behind the ear, exposing the cartilage. Depending on the desired result, the cartilage will be manipulated and shaped.
This is a specialist condition in which a person’s nose gradually gets larger. The condition known as Roscea, thickens on the nose, causing the nose to appear angry, sore and bulbous. This is known as Rhinophyma and can be treated through surgery.
The process follows a surgical excision, then a dressing will be applied to raw area following the surgery. The following few days, the dressing will gradually lift off, revealing the healthy under skin, which will have formed.
Many people who have undergone a previous surgery, accident or incident where their skin has been indented, experience scarring. Though not always painful, scarring can have an effect on a person’s self-esteem and in some cases, patients wish to have scarring minimised or removed.
A surgical procedure which can be used is known as Scar Revision. This usually encompasses opening all or part of the previous scar and may involve further cuts or moving skin to improve the orientation and appearance of the scar.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
An Abdominoplasty, most often referred to as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgical procedure, used to improve the appearance of the abdomen. Throughout the procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen, leaving the connective tissue (also known as the fascia) to be tightened with sutures as well, leaving the skin to be repositioned to create more of a toned look.
This is a useful procedure for improving the appearance of Caesarean section, or other scarring from other surgeries, particularly when excess skin or bulging of the tissues is causing worry for the patient.