Plastic Surgery

The Hermitage Medical Clinic has a wide range of services within the Plastic Surgery field, including reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Our Consultant Plastic Surgeons include:

Mr. Nadeem Ajmal F.R.C.S.I. F.R.C.S.G. F.R.C.S.I . (Plast) F.E.S.S.H
Mr. Eamon Beausang M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O. M.D. F.R.C.S.I. (Plast)
Mr. David O’Donovan MD F.R.C.S.I. F.R.C.S. (Plast)

All our surgeons are on the Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons of the Irish Medical Council and are members of the Irish & British Associations of Plastic Surgeons.

Hermitage Medical Clinic is able to provide an excellent and fully comprehensive service with a high degree of quality nursing care support for all Plastic surgical patients.

Plastic surgery is a branch of surgery that deals with reconstruction following congenital, acquired and traumatic problems. Our Plastic Surgeons can offer treatment for birth deformities, primary and reconstructive surgery for cancer, burn care, reconstruction following injury, hand surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery is a subspecialty of plastic surgery which is specifically concerned with maintaining, restoring or enhancing normal appearance.

Cosmetic & Aesthetic Surgery Procedures
For all procedures it is advisable that you first discuss the procedure with your General Practitioner (GP), who may then refer you to the Consultant Plastic Surgeon of your choice. Sharing your expectations with your GP and surgeon is the best way to increase the possibility of achieving your desired outcomes.

Some of the more popular Cosmetic procedures that we do are listed below. For further details please click on a specific Procedure. A comprehensive list of surgical and non-surgical procedures carried out at the Hermitage Medical Clinic are available by contacting the Consultants.

Breast Surgery

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction

Face

  • Brow / Forehead Lift
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Face / Neck Lift
  • Ostoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)

Body

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Breast Augmentation
Overview
Breast enlargement /augmentation involves surgically inserting an implant behind the natural breast tissue to increase the size of your breasts.
It is also a procedure that can be performed to reconstruct the breasts following mastectomy, to replace an existing implant due to medical or cosmetic reasons, and correction of a congenital deformity. It can also be performed to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.

Breast Reduction
Overview
Women who undergo breast reduction surgery are frequently seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Breast reduction usually can solve these problems as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) removes excess fat and skin from the breasts to reduce their size.
Women have breast reduction surgery for a variety of reasons such as large size of breasts, neck, shoulder and back problems that may be perceived to be caused by the weight of large breasts and a number of physical and psychological problems. For these women breast reduction surgery can significantly improve the quality of their life.

Brow / Forehead Lift
The brow or forehead lift is a rejuvenating surgical procedure aimed at restoring a more youthful appearance primarily to the forehead. This operation does not involve the eyelids or remainder of the face. Patients seeking brow lifts usually have sagging brows and forehead skin which can cause the patients’ eyes to look tired and upper lids to look heavy. They also show deeper horizontal wrinkles in the forehead.
The brow-lift is primarily designed to restore a more youthful position of the brow giving it a beautiful arched look. The operation involves the tightening or partial removal of the select facial muscles responsible for the drop in brow position.
The brow is repositioned at a higher level which opens the eyes and reduces upper eyelid overcrowding. This has the effect of giving a more youthful, less tired appearance. The browlift is sometimes considered with upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Overview
The ageing process causes the skin around the eyes to lose elasticity and the muscles in the area to slacken: this combined effect allows any fat present to bulge forward and cause bagginess.
Loose folds develop on the upper eyelids, and creases deepen on the lower lids. An eyelid reduction or tightening removes excess skin and fat from around the eyes to create a more wide-awake, younger look. This surgery can be carried out on the upper, lower, or both eyelids.

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
A facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery used to give a more youthful appearance. A facelift involves the tightening of facial and neck skin tissues, re-orientation of muscles, and repositioning of fat, with re-draping of the skin. A facelift is sometimes performed in conjunction with other facial aesthetic procedures, such as a brow lift, forehead lift, or eyelid surgery. Also, a facelift is a basis for other non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers. A facelift is a delicate procedure that tries to recreate the beauty and harmony of young facial contours.

Otoplasty (Prominent Ear Correction)
Otoplasty is a procedure used to reduce large or protruding ears by setting the ears back closer to the head as well as molding, shaping and/or removing cartilage. The operation can be conducted on patients once the ears have reached, or nearly reached, their full size which typically is around 5-6 years of age.
Ear surgery can dramatically change a person’s appearance simply by making protruding ears look more normal. Often the problem is caused by an undeveloped middle fold of the ear. There may be other deformities as well, making it necessary to perform several procedures on the ear at the same time. Otoplasty can reshape the ears, reduce their size, make them more symmetrical, and/or position them closer to the head.

Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Overview
Nose surgery involves shaping the nose. The benefits of nose surgery include improved appearance and proportion of your nose, enhanced facial harmony and improved self esteem.
When used for medical reasons rhinoplasty can facilitate improved breathing by correcting anatomical abnormalities in the structure of the nose: these abnormalities can be due to hereditary reasons or caused by trauma.

Nose surgery can change the following characteristics of the nose:

  • proportional size, in relation to the other facial structures
  • width, at the bridge
  • profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
  • nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • asymmetry and deviation
  • obstruction of the nasal passages

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck operation, is designed to remove excess skin from the abdomen and at the same time if required, tighten the abdominal muscles. This operation is indicated in cases where there is laxity of the abdomen resulting in bulging due to abnormal stretching of the abdominal muscles and skin. Marked weight change or multiple pregnancies are the most common reasons a person requests this procedure. A benefit of this procedure is that the entire abdominal muscle wall can be tightened, usually with permanent sutures, to give you a firmer result and flatter tummy.

Financial Information
Medical Insurance
In general, cosmetic surgery is not covered by health insurance. However your medical insurance may cover the cost in full for certain procedures, if there is medical need for the surgery.

Your insurer will usually specify certain criteria are met, for example, in breast reduction surgery.

Self Payer.
Cosmetic or aesthetic surgery in general is not covered by medical insurance. The costs very depending on the procedure performed and comprise of the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital charge. Please be aware that the hospital charge is payable in full on admission. Your surgeon will be able to inform you of the costs of the procedure that you are planning. Please contact the Patient Accounts Dept also at (01) 6459250 for an estimate of your treatment cost prior to admission