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The procedures we offer

At South City Hospital, we provide a full range of plastic surgery options.

Our consultants are:
Dr Tahir Shafi
Dr Tahir Sheikh

The most common procedures they perform include:
Rhinoplasty
Commonly referred to as a nose job. This involves changing the appearance of the nose to make it more pleasing to the eye. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia (G/A) and almost always as a daycare (D/C) procedure. The patient goes home the same day with a splint on the nose and returns six to seven days later.

Abdominoplasty
Commonly referred to as a tummy tuck. This involves removing the excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen and is often coupled with some liposuction of the upper abdomen and flanks. The patient is admitted on the day of surgery and usually goes home after a three-night stay.

Liposuction
This involves the removal of the excess fat present below the skin via small incisions. A number of areas of the body can be treated at the same operation. The patient can go home the same day if less than 5 litres of fat are removed. Otherwise the patient has to be admitted for one to two nights. Rhytidectomy Commonly referred to as a facelift. This involves correcting the sagging of the lower face and neck, restoring a more youthful appearance. It is usually performed under GA and the patient stays in hospital overnight.

Blepharoplasty
Commonly referred to as baggy eyelid removal. This involves removing the excess skin and fat of the upper and lower eyelids, giving a less tired and more youthful look. It can be performed under G/A or local anaesthesia (L/A) as a D/C procedure but can also be combined with a facelift.

Brachialplasty
This involves removing the drooping skin and fat of the upper arm to give a more aesthetic look. The patient usually stays in hospital for at least one night, depending on the pre-operative bulk.

Breast Reduction
This involves reducing the size of breasts that have become too large and are causing symptoms like backache/neck ache and rashes. These breasts tend to droop significantly and the procedure entails a lift (mastopexy) as well as a reduction. The patient stays in hospital for two to three nights.

Breast Augmentation
This involves increasing the size of breasts that have shrunk after breast feeding or are naturally small. Synthetic implants are almost always used. The procedure can be a D/C one or the patient may choose to stay overnight.

Breast Reconstruction
This involves reconstruction of the breast(s) using either the body's own tissue (flap) or then a combination of a flap with an implant. One or both breasts can be operated on at the same time. The patient usually stays two to three nights.

Gynaecomastia
This refers to surgery on male breast(s) that have increased disproportionately in size. Either liposuction or a formal removal of the breast tissue is required. The patient can stay overnight or go home the same day.

Removal of benign and malignant skin lesions
These could be simple cysts or moles which are removed under local anesthetic. Skin cancers on the face or other parts of the body may require a procedure under general anesthesia.

Facial Fillers/Botox
A spectrum of fillers and Botox is offered for use on different parts of the face.

Dr Tahir Shafi
Dr Tahir Shafi
FRCS (UK)
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Clinic:
Daily (except Sat & Sun)

Timing:
10am to 6pm 

Landlines:
(+9221) 358 62 301-03
(+9221) 353 740 72-5

Appointments:
(+92) 321 928 5381
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