New Plastic Surgeon joins the team at Benenden Hospital

Mr Christopher Macdonald

Mr Christopher Macdonald, an experienced surgeon in body contouring will be joining the team at our CQC Outstanding rated hospital in December.

Mr Macdonald has many years practice in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he studied degrees at University College London before working in London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the South East. He then worked in internationally renowned Plastic Surgery Centres in the South East, Norwich, and the West Midlands.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and completed esteemed fellowships in skin cancer surgery and aesthetic surgery before undertaking advanced training in Boston and San Diego (USA). He worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the Midlands where he established a successful cosmetic practice before returning to his roots in the South East.

He has a broad surgical expertise and carries out a wide variety of surgery for the breast and body. He most enjoys repairing changes brought on by weight fluctuation, the aging process and pregnancy. He is a member of specialist interest groups for cosmetic surgery safety, microsurgery, and body contouring surgery.

Mr Macdonald will be offering abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and brachioplasty (arm lift) which will be available as part of cosmetic surgery self-pay treatments at Benenden Hospital.

Mr Macdonald said: “I’m very excited to be joining the team here at Benenden Hospital, it has an excellent reputation. It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to offer a new range of operations and treatments to our local patients.

“Both the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and the brachioplasty (arm lift) procedures are common treatments that have been around for years. These procedures cannot replace a healthy diet and exercise regime but they can help bring an end to the misery of excess hanging skin which has been caused when abdominal muscles and skin have become weak and loose as a result of pregnancy, weight loss and/or the natural ageing process.

“Increasingly, both men and women are turning to tummy tuck and arm lift surgery as a way to combine smooth skin with a flat stomach and smoother, tauter upper arms.

“Many patients feel self-conscious about sagging and loose skin around the tummy and the upper arm area. This surgery will help boost patients’ confidence.”

What is abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)?

The aim of an abdominoplasty operation (commonly known as a tummy tuck) is to remove extra skin, scars, stretch marks and fat from the tummy to improve the appearance and shape of the abdomen.

In some cases, it can also tighten the tummy by re-joining the muscles of the abdominal wall if they’ve been pulled apart in the middle (known as the ‘divarification of the recti’). Stretch marks can sometimes be cut away or tightened to make them less obvious.

An abdominoplasty may be further enhanced with additional procedures, such as liposuction targeted to specific areas.

What is brachioplasty (arm lift)?

After losing a significant amount of weight and embarking on a programme of vigorous exercise, some find they still have loose, hanging underarm skin that resembles bat wings. Although you can improve your upper-arm appearance with exercise, this redundant underarm skin remains a problem that does not improve with exercise.

Brachioplasty (arm lift) surgery is an operation that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms that might develop with age or after weight loss.

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Published on 22 November 2021