FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

INITIAL CONSULTATION

You will need to contact one of the following hospitals to arrange for your consultation:
  • Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull: 0121 704 5530
  • Spire Little Aston Hospital, Sutton Coldfield: 0121 580 7151
  • The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston: 0121 446 1636
The initial consultation charge is £150 for uninsured patients. There is no additional charge if Mrs Kat feels the need for a second consultation before proceeding with surgery.
This is paid directly to Mrs Kat after the consultation on receipt of an invoice. Please note that the hospital may take credit card details from you but the consultation fee will not be taken from this. At the Priory Hospital and Spire Parkway, you will be asked for a deposit of £60 on booking the appointment. The balance will be payable on receipt of an invoice from Mrs Kat's office.

You will have a meeting with a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Cosmetic Nurse Advisor to go through the surgery and discuss practical matters such as choosing implant sizes and costs. At the end of the session, you will be given:

  • Information leaflets pertaining to the treatment
  • Pre- and post-operative care information
  • Informed Consent Form which details the possible risks and complications and terms and conditions of treatment.
  • Provisional cost

Mrs Kat will also be writing to you with a summary of the consultation and details regarding the surgery.

Should you decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to ring the team secretary at CC Kat Aesthetics on 0845 373 1818 to identify a suitable date. A holding deposit of £250 is required to secure the chosen operating date. This deposit is non-refundable in the event of cancellation or postponement.

A Surgery Agreement form will be sent out to you by Mrs Kat's secretary. This form documents the terms and conditions of the surgery and your acceptance and also confirms that you have read and understood the consultation letter, the information leaflets and the Informed Consent Form.

In order to confirm the surgery arrangements, you will need to return the following within 7 days:

  • Signed Surgery Agreement
  • Signed and initialled Informed Consent Form
  • Payment of deposit balance as indicated in the Surgery Agreement
  • Failure to do this will risk you losing the slot for your surgery.

If your surgery is at the hospital, the hospital will send you a separate information pack closer to the surgery date along with a pre-assessment appointment, if needed. The hospital will also collect the remaining fees at least one week prior to surgery.

Your admission time for surgery is only confirmed 24 hours prior to surgery date. Please ring us on 0845 373 1818 the day before surgery to find out your surgery time and fasting instructions. (Disregard the admission time given by the hospital in their information pack as it is not specific to you.)


POST SURGERY

On the day of discharge from hospital/clinic, you will be given an appointment for a change of dressings at the hospital/clinic (usually 1 week post surgery).

At the dressings appointment, you will be given a folder containing details of your 3-month follow up appointment with Mrs Kat and pre surgery photographs. Please ring us as soon as possible if this appointment is not convenient.

BOOKING YOUR SURGERY

Please contact the secretaries who will discuss a date for surgery with you and arrange your admission to the relevant hospital.
A Surgery Agreement form will be send out to you. This form documents the terms and conditions of the surgery and your acceptance and also confirms that you have read and understood the consultation letter, the information leaflets and the Informed Consent Form. In order to confirm the surgery arrangements, you will need to return the following within 7 days:
  • Signed Surgery Agreement
  • Signed and initiated Informed Consent Form
  • Payment of the deposit balance as indicated in the Surgery Agreement.
  • Failure to do this will risk you losing the slot for your surgery
If your surgery is at the hospital, the hospital will send you a hospital surgery pack closer to the treatment date along with the pre-assessment appointment if needed. The hospital will also collect the remaining fees about a week prior to surgery. Your admission time for surgery is only confirmed 24 hours prior to surgery date. Please ring us on 08453731818 the day before surgery to find out your surgery time and fasting instructions. (Ignore the admission time given by the hospital in their information pack as it is not specific to you.)

PRE-SURGERY

You need to avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen, Neurofen and other similar painkillers 1 week before surgery. Paracetamol is the safest painkiller to take, if necessary, before surgery. You will also be asked to cut back on smoking and preferably stop smoking completely 4 weeks before surgery. This will help to minimise delayed wound healing and any post-operative complications from the general anaesthetic. It is also preferable to stop the contraceptive pill and HRT four weeks before surgery.
Some cosmetic procedures require an assessment and if this is necessary the hospital will make these arrangements for you.
This depends upon the time of your surgery. You will be given this information the day before your admission by contacting the secretaries on 0845 373 1818.
Mrs Kat will see you and go through the details of your surgery again before you go to theatre. The anaesthetist will also visit you before surgery.

POST-SURGERY

You will need to contact the hospital where your surgery was performed or the secretaries on 0845 373 1818.
After surgery - if you have had a general anaesthetic - you will not be able to drive right away because you may still be affected by the anaesthetic. Generally, you should be able to resume driving again after one week -10 days, depending upon the type of surgery you have had.
You should be prepared to take one or two weeks off work.
During the first six weeks, care needs to be taken to avoid stretching the scars and only moderate activity is advisable.
Generally, you will be able to fly after 2 weeks following your cosmetic surgery.

FINANCE

Should you decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to ring the team secretary at CC Kat Aesthetics on 08453731818 to identify a suitable date. A holding deposit of £250 is required to secure the chosen operating date. This deposit is non-refundable in the event of cancellation or postponement.

A Surgery Agreement form will be send out to you by Mrs Kat's secretary. This form documents the terms and conditions of the surgery and your acceptance and also confirms that you have read and understood the consultation letter, the information leaflets and the Informed Consent Form.

In order to confirm the surgery arrangements, you will need to return the following within 7 days:

  • Signed Surgery Agreement
  • Signed and initiated Informed Consent Form
  • Payment of the deposit balance as indicated in the Surgery Agreement.
  • Failure to do this will risk you losing the slot for your surgery

If your surgery is at the hospital, the hospital will send you a separate hospital surgery pack closer to the treatment date along with the pre-assessment appointment if needed. The hospital will also collect the remaining fees at least 1 week prior to surgery. This can be in the form of a cheque, credit card or cash.

Yes it is. Information regarding this can be obtained directly from the following:

  • Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull: 0121 704 5530
  • Spire Little Aston Hospital, Sutton Coldfield: 0121 580 7119
  • The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston: 0121 446 1656

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) is first to announce the implementation of a scheme for patients to be protected through insurance. The only aesthetic surgical society to conduct a yearly audit of the procedures performed by its members, BAAPS was able to work with the world’s leading specialist insurance market, Lloyd’s of London, to create a policy that will safeguard all patients of surgeons who are part of the Association.

The ‘Aesthetic Surgery Commitment’ or ‘ASC’ policy (www.asurgerycommitment.com) covers corrective treatment of all the most common complications of surgery. No procedure is risk-free and ASC covers all common complications, so people undergoing surgery with BAAPS members can enjoy peace of mind that they will be looked after, in the unlikely event of any problems.

The surgical procedures covered are :

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Brachioplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Calf Augmentation
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Chin Augmentation/reduction
  • Facelift
  • Fat Grafting
  • Gluteoplasty
  • Buttock Implants
  • Gynecomastia
  • Liposuction
  • Labiaplasty
  • Mammoplasty/Mastopexy
  • Male Pectoral Implants
  • Otoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Thighlift

The complications covered are listed here. The policy automatically activates on the twenty-ninth day after the op and remains live for two years, as during that initial period hospitals would cover any complications.

Pricing starts at £50 for procedures up to the value of £2,000 and cover on a sliding scale is available for surgery worth up to £12,000. Higher cover can be quoted for.

INFORMED CONSENT FORMS