What type of surgery is available on the NHS?

Aurora Surgeon Adrian Richards shares his insights about Cosmetic Surgery on the NHS…

In the old days when I was a trainee plastic surgeon, procedures such as breast enlargement and surgery for inverted nipples and even tummy tucks and rhinoplasty (nose surgery) were permissible on the NHS.

However, in the last few years the government has become much stricter on the treatments which are available on the NHS in the UK. Generally, treatments such as breast enlargement, nose surgery and tummy tuck surgery are now not permissible on the NHS.

However, this does vary slightly between different regions as the regulatory or authorities tend to have different criteria for surgery in different regions. The best way of finding out whether the surgery you are thinking about is permissible in your region is to make an appointment with your GP.

They will be able to make the  necessary enquiries to assess whether the type of surgery is permissible in your area. If  it is not available we will be more than happy to schedule a consultation at Aurora Clinics to discuss the best way forward for you.

Many treatments are not that expensive and I think it would be best if you arrange a consultation with one of our surgeons to discuss the best way forward for you by ringing us on 01324 578290.

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