Charles Nduka strives to achieve a natural result using modern techniques. He considers the consultation as the most important part of any procedure so that together he and the patient can agree on the best treatment. His philosophy can be summarised as:
All consultations and procedures are only performed in accredited hospitals to provide an appropriate, professional and hygienic environment.
Charles Nduka frequently sees patients whose condition is treatable for free by the NHS (e.g. skin reduction following massive weight loss). If he feels that your treatment may merit free treatment he will inform you of this and with your permission write to your GP to see whether he or she will support your treatment on the NHS.
Your safety is paramount. Charles Nduka will explore options to reduce risk or anxiety, such as surgery under local anaesthesia, or the use of minimally invasive techniques.
Charles Nduka will not perform surgery on patients who desire results that he feels will look unnatural. Surgery should enhance what you have and create a natural age-appropriate final result.
Complete professional discretion and privacy are an utmost priority. For your peace of mind, all consultations take place in private hospital out-patient clinics away from the town/city centre.
Health and beauty should be looked at together. In many cases, surgery is only part of the overall treatment. Important factors in your overall wellbeing include your nutrition and lifestyle, as well as your psychological attitude. At your consultation Mr Nduka will advise on whether other non-surgical treatments are suitable to improve the overall result of surgery. If necessary he may refer you to the most appropriate practitioner for advice at no extra cost.
Over the last few years a number of minimally invasive techniques have been demonstrated to achieve the same results as older techniques, but without extensive scars or general anaesthesia. Charles Nduka’s fellowship in Brazil gave him invaluable experience of modern techniques in aesthetic surgery.
In some instances there will be more than one technique that is appropriate to create the desired result. In general, a combination of several smaller procedures can be combined to create a better, more harmonious result. One part of the face rarely ages in isolation, and the target for surgery may not always be obvious. For example patients complaining about heavy upper eyelids may opt for upper eyelid tuck to look more refreshed. Following surgery it may then become apparent that the real problem was drooping of the forehead and brows which had increased the upper eyelid skin excess. In this case, a rejuvenation lacking in harmony could have been avoided by performing an endoscopic brow lift instead. Not only would the upper eyelid excess been addressed, there is the added benefit of reducing frown lines, smoothing the forehead, and making the eyes look more youthful. An isolated rejuvenation (for example the eyelids) may highlight a lack of harmony in the lower face. Proper evaluation by a surgeon able to address all of these issues is important to avoid unplanned additional procedures at a later date.