Plastic surgery patient leaflets

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Axillary lymph node clearance

Description:
This leaflet explains more about an axillary lymph node clearance, including the benefits, risks and alternatives, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Drain - Going home with a drain

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about going home with a drain. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as explaining how to look after your drain and measure the drainage within a 24 hour period.

Ganglion cyst - Surgical removal

Description:
This leaflet will help answer some of the questions you may have about ganglion cysts and possible surgical removal of the cyst. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives to the procedure.

Groin lymph node clearance

Description:
This leaflet explains more about a groin lymph node clearance, including the benefits, risks and alternatives, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Leech therapy

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having leech therapy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Plastic surgery - individual funding request

Description:
This leaflet will give you information about individual funding requests, including what you can expect from the process.

Plastic surgery - revision surgery for breast cancer

Description:
This leaflet explains what revision surgery is, and what options are available to you after your first reconstruction surgery.
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