Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery Cost?

The price of plastic/cosmetic surgery at Essex Plastic Surgery depends on the procedure you undergo. We will charge a normal consultation fee like other specialists and during this appointment we will discuss any further cost for the surgery you wish to have.

What Aftercare Do You Get At Essex Plastic Surgery?

At Essex Plastic Surgery, we will support you from the moment you enquire about cosmetic/plastic surgery right up until after your recovery period. The surgery you undergo will determine the length of recovery and the limitations of movement and activity you will have for a few weeks/months. For most operations, including abdominoplasty surgery and breast enlargement, you will require at least the first two weeks after the surgery to rest, as well as wearing a support garment for 6 weeks. A typical follow up plan is appointments 1 week, 2 weeks, 6 weeks and 6 months post-surgery, to ensure that everything is healing correctly and offer any advice or assistance if required. Of course, if you need to be seen more frequently than this, this can be arranged and Mr Sierakowski can always be contacted via his friendly secretary Lauren.

What’s Included In My Consultation?

When you enquire about any plastic or cosmetic surgery, we will book you in for an initial consultation with Mr Sierakowski. During the consultation, you will discuss why you want to undergo surgery and the results you wish to achieve. From here, Mr Sierakowski will suggest the best cosmetic/plastic surgery options for you and explain the procedure, including the benefits and any risks. Before you undergo the procedure, you will have time to go away and think about if you want to go ahead with the surgery or not. You will then have appointments with Mr Sierakowski to go through the finer details, ask any questions you may have and prepare for the procedure.

Will I Need To Stay In Hospital After Surgery?

Most local anaesthetic surgery is performed as a day case, so you can go home the same day. Some larger cosmetic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation surgery, can also be performed as a day case. Other procedures, such as abdominoplasty or breast reduction surgery, typically require one or two nights stay in hospital. However, this will depend on the procedure and is different for every individual.

How Can I Find Out More Information?

You can find out more information about our procedures on our website, or alternatively you can contact us to book a consultation with Mr Sierakowski, to see if you would like to undergo surgery.

Which Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeries Do You Offer?

At Essex Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of different cosmetic/plastic surgeries for the face/skin, hands, body and breasts. Please find a list of our procedures, below:

Can I Change My Mind About Surgery?

The surgery is your choice, so you don’t have to go through with it if you don’t want to. We will support any decision you make and provide you with all the information you need to know about the surgery, so you can make an informed decision that you are happy with.

Who Will Perform The Cosmetic/ Plastic Surgery? What Are Their Qualifications?

Mr Sierakowski specialises in cosmetic surgery, hand surgery and reconstructive surgery. Since he graduated from King’s College London in 2003, Mr Sierakowski has gained valuable experience in renowned Plastic Surgery Units in London, as well as St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns at Broomfield Hospital. As well as having met the rigorous standards required to be awarded the new Royal College of Surgeons Certification in Cosmetic Surgery, Mr Sierakowski is also one of the few plastic surgeons to have been awarded both European and British Diplomas in Hand Surgery. From your initial consultation to your final check-up appointment, Mr Sierakowski, a full member of BAAPS, provides a supportive environment for all his patients.

Are There Any Risks Of Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery?

As with any surgery, there are risks when it comes to plastic/cosmetic surgery. During your consultations, Mr Sierakowski will explain the procedure and the potential risks in depth. This allows you to have a complete understanding, so you can make your decision whether to go ahead with the procedure or not.

It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort after any surgery. Complications such as bleeding, infection and wound healing issues can also occur after any operation. Certain procedures carry specific risks, which Mr Sierakowski will explain. For example, liposuction can be associated with nerve injury and abdominoplasty can be associated with seroma formation. Mr Sierakowski will explain everything to you before you have the surgery and will continue to support you after the surgery to ensure everything is healing correctly and monitor any changes.

Will I Be Put Under General Anaesthetic For The Surgery?

The type of cosmetic/plastic surgery you are having will determine whether you are put under general anaesthetic, or if the specific area can be numbed with local anaesthetic. For example, mole removal surgery and split ear lobe repair, can be performed under local anaesthetic. Larger procedures, such as breast enlargement and abdominoplasty surgery are performed under general anaesthetic. Before you undergo the procedure, you will be asked if you are allergic to anaesthetic, or any other medications, as we always put your safety and wellbeing first.

Which Hospitals Does Mr Sierakowski Perform Surgery at?

Mr Sierakowski is an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon at the St Andrews’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns at Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford. His private practice in Essex is based at several locations. These include:

  • Spire Wellesley Hospital, Southend
  • BMI Southend Hospital
  • Phoenix Hospital, Great Baddow, Chelmsford
  • Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford
  • SK:N Clinic, Chelmsford

Am I A Good Candidate For Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery?

If you are going to undergo cosmetic/plastic surgery, you should be a healthy weight, a non-smoker and have reasonable expectations of what the surgery can achieve. Certain health problems, such as heart disease, clotting abnormalities, diabetes and obesity can put you at higher risk of complications. Mr Sierakowski will discuss with you whether he thinks cosmetic/plastic surgery is safe for you.

Is There A Difference Between Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is carried out to change the appearance of a healthy person in order to achieve a more desirable look. Plastic surgery, on the other hand, is normally performed to restore the form and function of tissues damaged by trauma or disease.

If you would like more information about Mr Sierakowski or the procedures available, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, today.

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