HMT Sancta Maria Hospital Consultant Leads The Way in Innovative Cosmetic Procedures

A Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon here at HMT Sancta Maria Hospital is offering innovative body contouring surgery that delivers dramatic results.

Professor Iain Whitaker is a multi award winning Cambridge Educated plastic surgeon who is one of a small number of cosmetic surgeons in the UK routinely performing a combined tummy tuck and breast augmentation procedure using novel techniques. The procedure, which is often referred to as a ‘mummy makeover’ has been popular with women who have either who have had children or lost weight.

Professor Whitaker explains: “Many women who have gone through pregnancies, birth, breastfeeding and subsequent weight loss find that their bodies are unable to return to their pre-pregnancy look. Loose skin, stretchmarks and relaxed muscles can be uncomfortable, with physical affects and in combination with the psychological effects, some women can be extremely difficult to overcome and can impact on their mental health. 

“I offer a combined procedure which includes multi area liposuction, a tummy tuck, muscle repair and ‘short scar’ breast augmentation in the same surgery. There are many benefits to this including only one anaesthetic, one set of time off and quicker recovery time, as well as the psychological benefit of the entire body transformation taking place in one go. With my results, dependent on my surgical experience and innovative techniques, in combination with the state of the art facilities and excellent after-care that my patients receive at Sancta Maria, I am attracting patients from all over the UK and internationally to go through this combined surgery.”

Professor Whitaker’s novel liposuction technique is soon to be published in the world’s largest plastic surgery journal in collaboration with Harvard Medical School later this year. As well as offering this procedure, Professor Whitaker is on the cutting-edge of new and innovative approaches in breast enhancement surgery, offering ‘short scar’ breast augmentations, and is one of the first few plastic surgeons in the UK to be selected to offer the JOY experience by Motiva. This exclusive breast augmentation package offers the pinnacle of patient experience and breast implant design including an extended 10 year warranty and financial support via the Women’s Choice Program if circumstances change.  

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One of Professor Whitaker’s recent patients, Lisa, had a very positive experience from having this combined procedure. She says “Mr Whitaker has been incredibly professional and approachable while I’ve been under his care. He has guided me through what I needed to do for myself and what he could realistically achieve for me and I’ve been thrilled with the results.

“The care at Sancta Maria has been amazing. It’s the best experience I’ve had in a private hospital and the aftercare package has been exceptional.”

Professor Whitaker continues: “I have decided to base my practice, Cosmetic Surgery Wales, at HMT Sancta Maria Hospital’s brand new state-of-the-art facility in SA1. As a Mumbles-resident myself, the hospital is close to home and allows me to provide the best possible aftercare to my patients. The hospital benefits from new facilities, comfortable en-suite patient bedrooms and a great team including exceptional theatre and ward staff. The senior management team at the hospital are forward thinking and I am working with them to continue to bring innovative and world-leading treatments to patients at Sancta Maria.”

Hospital director, Geoff Bailey, comments: “We are delighted that Iain is able to offer such a sought-after and life-changing procedure here at Sancta. From initial consultation through to aftercare, Iain is with his patients every step of the way. Iain is one of a team of cosmetic surgeons at Sancta Maria where we offer a wide range of procedures from breast enlargements and reductions, tummy tucks and liposuction through to facelifts, rhinoplasty and eyelid lifts. For anyone interested in learning more about a cosmetic procedure, please contact the hospital either via the enquiry form on our website or by calling 01792 479 040.”