The pandemic blindsided all of us. We were launching our day surgery services with a full range of intravenous sedation ( Twilight Anaesthesia and TIVA) when we went into the first lockdown.
We used the downtime to consolidate our protocols, stocks and staff recruitment. When the lockdown was lifted in June 2020, we were more than ready. And so were our patients who had been waiting patiently.
While day surgery for cosmetic surgery is the norm in countries like the USA, most cosmetic surgeries are carried out under general anaesthesia in the UK, almost invariably involving overnight hospital stay. With Twilight Anaesthesia and TIVA, our patients typically wake up fully within minutes after their treatment and then go on to spend 1-2 hours in Recovery before heading home.
Unsurprisingly, day surgery is proving very popular with our patients. We expect day surgery to become the default option for cosmetic surgery for most UK centres before long. It certainly has become ours.
We have since beginning of June 2020, carried out 900 plus surgeries here at Kat & Co. This equates to nearly 70 surgeries a month performed at our Day Surgery Centre in Edgbaston’s Medical Quarter.
The success of our Day Surgery service would not have been possible without our superb team of surgeons, nurses and staff who work tirelessly at every step of the patient journey, from booking to discharge. We want to thank them all for their hard work and dedication.
We have listed below the most popular surgeries performed here at Kat & Co during the past year. All these procedures took place at our Day Surgery Centre in Birmingham and were performed as day cases under Local Anaesthesia, Twilight Anaesthesia or TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia).
Breast ( breast enlargement, breast reduction, breast lift etc) – 376
Face (facelift, necklift, eyelid reduction, rhinoplasty, pinnaplasty etc) – 200
Vaser Liposuction ( plus renuvion skin tightening and fat transfer ) – 145
Abdominoplasty (lock and glue lipoabdominoplasty) – 89
Other – 87 (Labiaplasty, Mole Removal, Hand surgery and other minor surgeries)
If you are interested in any of the surgeries listed above, click links to find out more.