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Episode Guide

Episode 12 - Under The Knife

In this episode, Under the Knife, the doctors catch up with some memorable cases of people who came to the clinic looking for post-op help.

For many ailments, surgery is the only answer. But as our doctors know all too well, sometimes surgery goes wrong. Dr Christian catches up with one of the first generation of women to have a boob job back in the 70s. Having followed the dramatic reconstruction of her breasts he returns to see the final ‘cherry on the cake’, with the making of her new nipples.

Dr Pixie catches up with a man reeling from the results of surgery on his bottom, while Dr Dawn meets a woman who was left with terrible tummy scars. And the team are on hand to advise some bold BMX bikers how best to keep your semen in tip top health.

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The Embarrassing Bodies team would like to thank:

Mr Patrick Mallucci – Consultant Plastic Surgeon
The Cadogan Clinic
www.cadoganclinic.com

BMI Weymouth Hospital
www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/weymouth

Tracey Giles International (Permenant Makeup)
www.traciegiles.co.uk

Triona
Mr S Varma
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr S Ubhi, Consultant General Surgeon
www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/leicester

Mark
Mr Zaki Almallah, Consultant Urologist
www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/priory

John
www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/park

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Videos

  1. Dr Jessen examines a patient with peyronie
  2. A patient comes to see Dr Harper about treatment for the scarring caused by her teenage acne.
  3. Dr Jessen treats a breasts cancer survivor who wants to receive an implant to replace her breast that had to be removed during treatment.
  4. A patient comes to see Dr Harper with enormous 36JJ Breasts that are in need of a reduction.

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I am 35 old lady suffering with this I mine bust and now have small hope thats weeping blood and yellow stuff I had meds to try and help I am waiting to see general surgery to help me the pain is bad its taken over my life right now I feel for pplthat susuffer with this like I am hope have operation very soon





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Hi there I am a 44 yr old male and I have been left with tremendous pain following 2 x Pilonidal Sinus excisions - the pain is severe even large doses of OxyNorm, Fentanyl, Gabapenti & Fentanyl do little more than numb the pain. I have been unable to work for the past year, I have lost all my investment properties and will soon lose my family home because I cannot work due to the way I have been left. The doctors advise my only option is Pain Management for the foreseeable future thus the high cocktail of medication. The wound has never healed properly and keeps getting infected every couple of months - which requires usually a 2 week course of antibiotics. CAN YOU HELP PLEASE??? Thank you in anticipation. Noel





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First off antibiotics are of no help for this disorder. Since it's recurring you'll need surgery. A colon rectal doctor who does a Basscom Cleft Lip closure procedure is what you need to look for. They'll clear out any infection and close it in a way that will prevent it from happening again. Check out pilonidal.org for some info on the procedure. I had three recurrences and an open wound for three years before finding a doctor that could do the above procedure. Like most it's prevented recurrence and closed the wound up with in two months.

I am a bit late coming to this thread. I hope I can over some HOPE !! I had my first pilonidal sinus when I was 20. It was excised and then stapled shut. It was good for 6 months before it was reinfected. It was ruining my education and career plans. Something had to be done. I had a radical excision from my coccyx to my anus and about 3 inches wide. This time it was packed. As soon as it was unpacked after about 4 days I started salt water baths. Not much fun. No lather but you sit in a warm bath with about 2lbs of salt dissolved in the water for 30 minutes. EVERY morning for NINE months. After the bath the wound was packed. First by a nurse every day and as it got smaller I did it myself. Same routine every day until the wound healed. From a wad of packing the size of a fist, nine months later the packing was the size of a pinto bean. The doctor was delighted. He said it was the best example of persistence he had ever seen with this condition. That was 40 years ago. Since then I have showered every day with particular attention to the cleft. I am now 65 and there has been no reoccurence


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