Corrective surgery addresses the impact that time has had on the body since a patient’s original plastic surgery. It’s important to remember that the ageing process continues, even after cosmetic treatments on the body.

Body corrective surgery is also something a patient may be considering if they are unhappy or dissatisfied with their previous surgery performed by a different surgeon.

On this page, we look at:

  • What is body corrective surgery?
  • The Impact of ageing on cosmetic surgery
  • The unpredictable nature of surgery

What is corrective body surgery?

Corrective body surgery is any surgical procedure for the body that becomes necessary at some stage in the future following an initial treatment. This form of surgery is different from a planned follow-up. Corrective surgery can be something wholly unplanned: the result of the unpredictable nature of treatment or surgeon error.

This process of correcting and improving upon previous cosmetic surgery is an area of expertise for the surgeons at North Bristol Private Hospital. 

The skill of the corrective surgeons at North Bristol Private Hospital lies in being able to carry out all procedures while also acting with empathy and understanding towards anyone seeking secondary surgical procedures and body corrective surgery.

The impact of ageing on cosmetic surgery

A patient’s initial surgery might have been performed to the highest of standards, but the passing of time, and the unpredictable nature of ageing, can lead to the results changing as the years go by. 

Areas that were lifted might sag once again, or the shape of breasts might change in following implants or a reduction. Your original surgeon should have made these possibilities clear, outlining that over the decades it might become desirable to have secondary surgery. 

In our experience, if the initial surgery was motivated by a desire to lessen the impact of ageing, it is not uncommon for further ageing to require further treatment.

The unpredictable nature of surgery

Human tissue is unpredictable. Different people can react in different ways. Some patients might show signs of ageing more quickly than one would typically expect. Others might suffer from poor scar formation.

The reasons for secondary surgery are varied, but a good surgeon can remedy the impact of time, unpredictable initial recovery or poor initial treatment by another practitioner.

Frequently asked questions

At a detailed consultation our surgeons will assess the suitability of secondary surgery and talk you through any procedures and their likely results.

It can be very upsetting for a patient to have to seek a remedy for a flawed initial procedure. It is easy to say that this should not happen, that any qualified cosmetic surgeon should always deliver excellent results, but sadly this is not the case.

When this happens, the manner of the secondary surgeon is of vital importance. The job of this surgeon in this case is two-fold. To help the patient receive the results they wanted in the first place, but also to wipe away the impact of that initial bad experience. They will do this through empathy, calmness and kindness, and the highest standards of pre- and aftercare that North Bristol Private Hospital is known for.

The most common procedures are breast surgeries but other procedures are entirely possible and can be discussed at a consultation. 

For the surgeon tasked with performing a secondary body surgery procedure it can be more challenging than working with a patient who has never had surgery. The initial removal of skin may mean there is less to work with. The skill, experience and proven track record of the surgeon is essential, so too is their ability to relay information to the patient.

Only a surgeon capable in all modern techniques and with complete knowledge can be sure to achieve the highest levels of results. 

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How much does Body Corrective Surgery cost?

The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.

The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.

Initial Consultation


This fee will be invoiced separately.

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Our aim is to provide the best surgical treatments available.

We understand the price of surgical treatments can be a crucial deciding factor for many patients however there is no one price fits all, and we provide prices commensurate with the level of surgical excellence being provided. We offer options of ways to pay including 0% finance.

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