Treatments provided by Frank Plovier

A meticulous and skilled plastic surgeon, Dr Plovier listens carefully to his patients' wishes and concerns, tailoring procedures to safely meet the  needs of each individual.  

Treatments, operations and tests

A brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm . upper arm skin can become loose and flabby.
There are many ways to perform breast enlargements. The method must be tailored to the individual patient needs. The principal is to create a pocket under the breast tissue and place a breast implant into that pocket. The breast enlargement operation is done under either local anesthetic (you are awake) or general anesthetic (you are asleep).
Reduction mammaplasty is a breast reduction operation which removes the excess fat and skin from the breasts, which are reshaped and the nipples re positioned to form newer smaller breasts. This breast reduction surgery should result in more attractive breasts and reduce many of the problems outlined above. In breast reduction surgery there are several different surgical designs to reshape the breasts and are illustrated opposite. All of them will involve a scar around the areola of the breast. Each method will use different scars and will have advantages and disadvantages and your surgeon may select with your approval the best breast reduction technique in your particular case. Breast reduction surgery / mammaplasty may be used to correct asymmetry of the breast, where one breast is very much larger than the other and where it is considered to be the least normal of the two.
In both breast augmentation and reduction the aim is the change the size of the breast, whereas mastopexy (breast uplift) changes the shape alone. As nothing can be done to restore the breasts former elasticity, the only solution is to remove sections of slack and redundant skin. This procedure may remove a few stretch marks but most remain, although some may be less noticeable. The results of this operation are usually excellent and you can expect less drooping of your breasts with the nipples in a higher position.
A forehead lift, also known as a browlift or browplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to elevate a drooping eyebrow that may obstruct vision and/or to remove the deep “worry” lines that run across the forehead. Patients commonly request rejuvenation surgery on the forehead because the area is large enough to comprise the major focal and expression point of the upper face, the eyes notwithstanding. Correction of a wrinkled forehead usually leads to a more youthful look. Patients requesting the procedure commonly range in age from 40 to 60.
In the past few years, gluteal augmentation has been one of the faster-growing aesthetic-surgery procedures. The public wants to learn more about this procedure, but few well-trained surgeons have experience with it and can meet the demands of the patient population. Only recently has peer-reviewed information been available to surgeons interested in the procedure.One of the problems with gel implants is their potential to rupture, which can lead to complications such as secondary infection, silicone migration, granulomas, and eventually, additional surgery to remove the gel.
Chin augmentation using surgical implants can alter the underlying structure of the face, providing better balance to the facial features. This operation is often, but not always, performed at the time of rhinoplasty to help balance the facial proportions. Chin augmentation may be achieved by manipulation of the jaw bone (mandible) and augmentation utilizing this technique usually provides a more dramatic correction than with the use of prosthetic implants.Chin implants are to build a better profile.
Blepharoplasty is surgical modification of the eyelid. Excess tissue such as skin and fat are removed or repositioned, and surrounding muscles and tendons may be reinforced. It can be both a functional and cosmetic surgery. Blepharoplasty is usually performed through external incisions made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids. Incisions may be made from the inside surface of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty); this allows removal of lower eyelid fat without an externally-visible scar, but does not allow excess skin to be removed
Skin slackens with age, resulting in wrinkles and folds of loose skin, often such folds can collect around the eyes. An eyelid reduction removes the surplus skin and produces a younger, more alert and healthy appearance.
Skin slackens with age, resulting in wrinkles and folds of loose skin, often such folds can collect around the eyes. An eyelid reduction removes the surplus skin and produces a younger, more alert and healthy appearance.
Skin slackens with age, resulting in wrinkles and folds of loose skin, often such folds can collect around the eyes. An eyelid reduction removes the surplus skin and produces a younger, more alert and healthy appearance.
The facelift is an extremely popular tried and tested procedure which 'winds the clock back' by reversing the effects of gravity - refreshing the face, improving the contour of the neck, removing the heavy, tired look and revitalising the face. In both men and women the incision used in face lift surgery is the same; starting high in the temple area (hidden by the hair at this point) the incision travels down in front of the ear, round the earlobe and up behind the ear before curving gently back into the hair at the neck; occasionally it is necessary to add an incision under the chin. Using these incisions the skin and deep tissues are remodelled and re-draped and the incisions are then closed. The surgeon usually then applies a head bandage in order to pressurise (gently) the incisions during the post operative night.
Labiaplasty is plastic surgery of either the labia majora or the labia minora or both — the external folds of skin surrounding the structures of the vulva - in order to reduce the size of elongated labia. Moreover, a labiaplasty that creates labia where there were none, usually is a subordinate procedure within a vaginoplasty, plastic surgery of the vagina. The medical and sociologic reasons for labial reduction include the correction of labial damage occurred during childbirth.
The most stubborn areas of unwanted fat usually include the chin, arms, hips, tummy, thighs and buttocks. Liposuction can permanently solve this annoying problem simply by removing the offending fatty deposits. It’s important to say that liposuction is designed to sculpt the body, not help you lose weight and unfortunately it does not get rid of cellulite either. Small areas of liposuction can be carried out under local anaesthesia. For bigger areas the procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic.
An inverted nipple is a nipple that, instead of pointing outward, is retracted into the breast. In some cases, the nipple will be temporarily protruded if stimulated, but in others, the inversion remains regardless of stimulus. Plastic surgery is one method of protracting inverted nipples. If a woman elects to have this surgery performed on her inverted nipples, it can permanently destroy her capacity to breastfeed. Another method of protracting inverted nipples is to have the nipple pierced. The success of both of these methods, from a cosmetic standpoint, is mixed.
The nose reshaping operation is carried out under general anaesthesia by a rhinoplasty surgeon and is carried out inside the nostrils so that there are no external scars; unless you decide to have the size or the nostrils reduced, in which case small scars around the sides of the nostrils, placed in the natural crease lines between nose and cheek, will be present. Rhinoplasty is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures amongst men and women and the vast majority of patients undergoing rhinoplasty surgery gain a feeling of increased self confidence with improvement in their body image.
A Thighplasty procedure, also known as a Thigh Lift procedure or a Thigh Contouring procedure, is intended to lift and reshape thigh skin that is unattractively saggy and dimpled. Many candidates for a Thighplasty procedure have excess skin as a result of weight loss, or simply because of the natural effects of aging. A Thighplasty procedure removes excess fat and skin from the inner and outer thighs to create a tighter, firmer, more toned thigh appearance. A Thighplasty procedure is a major cosmetic surgery procedure. All Thighplasty procedures are performed under a general anaesthetic.
Abdominoplasty, probably better known as tummy tuck cosmetic surgery, is the operation to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen or tummy. The majority of patients opting for this procedure will be women who, following the birth of their child(ren), dislike the effects childbirth has had on their body shape and appearance. Abdominoplasty / tummy tuck cosmetic surgery is a major operation carried out under general anaesthesia and requires a two or three night stay in hospital following surgery.