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If you’re not sure on which facial procedure suits you please browse the conditions below for more information. If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation please click here.


Pre- and Post-Care Advice

Achieving optimal results from cosmetic procedures not only depends on the expertise of the plastic surgeon but also on the care taken before and after the procedure. Proper care can dramatically influence the success of a treatment, reduce potential risks, and aid in quicker recovery.

Pre-Care Instructions

  • Consultation and Assessment: Before any procedure, a thorough consultation is essential. During this phase, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna will assess your medical history, discuss your aesthetic goals, and outline the risks and benefits of the proposed treatment. It’s a time for patients to ask questions and express any concerns.
  • Medications and Supplements: You may be advised to avoid certain medications and supplements that could exacerbate bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E, for a specific period before and after the surgery.
  • Skin Preparation: Depending on the procedure, you might be instructed to use particular skincare products or to avoid such products altogether. For example, treatments like chemical peels or laser resurfacing require preconditioning of the skin to ensure better results and reduced risks.
  • Lifestyle Adjustments: Lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption can affect recovery. Patients are generally advised to stop smoking and reduce alcohol intake several weeks before and after surgery to promote better healing.

Post-Care Instructions

  • Immediate Aftercare: Post-operative care may include managing swelling with cold compresses, keeping the head elevated to reduce swelling, and taking prescribed pain relievers.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Regular follow-up appointments are important to monitor the healing process and to ensure that you are recovering as expected. These visits also allow Anca to catch and manage early signs of complications if they arise.
  • Wound Care: Proper wound care is essential to prevent infection and to ensure scars heal with the best possible aesthetic result. Instructions on how to care for wounds, when to change dressings, and signs of infection are typically provided.
  • Long-Term Care: Long-term care instructions might include advice on sun protection, especially after procedures that make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, such as laser treatments.


FAQs about Face Conditions

What are the recovery times for cosmetic facial procedures?

  • Recovery times can vary widely depending on the procedure. Non-invasive treatments may have no downtime, while surgical procedures like facelifts may require weeks of recovery before returning to normal activities.

Are there any risks associated with cosmetic facial procedures?

  • As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks. These can range from minor issues like bruising and swelling to more serious complications such as infection or unsatisfactory results. Selecting a qualified and experienced surgeon minimises these risks.

How long do the results of different facial treatments last?

  • The longevity of results depends on the type of treatment. Injectables might last from six months to two years, while surgical interventions can have more lasting effects, potentially up to a decade or longer.

Can I combine different procedures for a more impressive result?

  • Many patients opt to combine procedures, such as having eyelid surgery at the same time as a facelift, for a more dramatic improvement. Anca can advise on the safety and effectiveness of combining procedures based on your specific conditions and aesthetic goals.

How do I know which procedure is right for me?

  • The best way to determine the most appropriate procedure is through a consultation with a plastic surgeon like Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna. Anca can recommend options that align with your aesthetic goals and the practical aspects of recovery and cost.

What should I expect during the initial consultation?

  • During your initial consultation, Anca will evaluate your facial structure, skin quality, and discuss your aesthetic goals. This conversation helps to tailor a treatment plan that suits your needs and expectations. She will also explain the procedure, recovery, and potential risks.

Is anaesthesia required for all facial cosmetic procedures?

  • The type of anaesthesia used depends on the procedure. Minor treatments might use local anaesthesia, while more extensive surgeries often require sedation or general anaesthesia. Anca will provide guidance based on the procedure’s complexity and your comfort.

How can I maintain the results of my facial treatment?

  • Maintaining the results involves a combination of good skincare, healthy lifestyle choices, and regular follow-up appointments. Using medical-grade skincare products, avoiding smoking, and protecting your skin from sun exposure are crucial steps.

What is the best age to have a cosmetic facial procedure?

  • There is no ideal age for cosmetic procedures as needs vary by individual. However, starting treatments when signs of ageing begin to appear can be more effective for some procedures. Anca can advise on the best timing based on your skin condition and aesthetic goals.

How do I prepare for the day of the procedure?

  • Preparation for the procedure day typically includes fasting for a certain period if sedation or general anaesthesia is involved. It’s also recommended to arrange for someone to drive you home post-procedure.

What are the signs of complications I should watch for after my procedure?

  • Post-operative complications can vary but generally include excessive swelling, redness, pain that worsens over time, or signs of infection such as fever. Contact your medical team immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

Ms Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Anca performs a wide range of Hand Surgery & Skin Surgery and Aesthetic Breast, Body and Face Surgery,

Anca Breahna - Female Plastic Surgeon in Chester UK

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in the region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care. It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has mainly been undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK and has worked Internationally to further extend her qualifications and training.

The team at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery looks forward to meeting you and will treat you with respect, consideration, and empathy.

Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Get a Medical Referral before your consultation at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

  • A Referral from your Doctor is not essential, however it is recommended to have one

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is usually available on-site
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans
  • Request more information about the procedure – call us or email us

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

  • You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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