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Articles and Features: November 2011

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • How to recover from a breast operation The importance of post-surgical bras after cosmetic surgeryThe recovery period after breast surgery is as important as the surgery itself. In this article, The Hospital Group outlines the recovery process and provides advice on how to achieve a swift return...
  • The Top Five Remedies for Obesity The Hospital GroupLosing weight can be incredibly difficult, but absolutely vital when one is obese. In this article, The Hospital Group suggest five remedies that might help.
  • Giving the green light to treatment for enlarged prostates Giving the green light to treatment for enlarged prostatesOver the age of 40, all men have some enlargement of their prostate, but only one in ten will ever develop an obstruction which needs treatment. Size is irrelevant, as the smallest prostates may...
  • Cheek implants: are they right for me? Cosmetic Surgery of the faceCheek implants may be right for you if you have poorly defined cheekbones that leave you looking gaunt or if you feel your face is starting to sag unacceptably. Cheek implants are also used to repair...
  • Shoulder replacement surgery: a guide Shoulder painShoulder replacement surgery is the third most common joint replacement after hip and knee replacements. Like a hip replacement, shoulder replacement surgery can involve the reconstruction or...
  • Stress incontinence: what treatments are available? Woman having consultation with a doctorStress incontinence, also known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI), affects around one in five women over 40. Men can also suffer from stress incontinence but not nearly so many are troubled by it...
  • Birthmarks: can they be treated? Consultation with a doctorA birthmark, or naevus, is a pigmented area of the skin that is present at birth and often gets larger and darker during a child's early years. Birthmarks can occur anywhere on the body, although...
  • Piles: what treatment is available? doctorPiles, known medically as haemorrhoids, occur when the blood vessels of the anus are put under pressure, causing them to become swollen and stretched. Internal piles occur completely inside the anus,...