The success of cosmetic surgery depends on many factors, such as surgeon’s skill and experience, patient’s age and health, skin condition, severity of skin laxity, and of course, expectations. Here is some information below, you can always call the office to speak to a member of staff if you have any questions.
Face lifting is a general term, which refers to the tightening of facial skin and deeper tissues. It seeks to improve some lines and wrinkles by removing stretched and lax skin in addition to repositioning other structures such as the cheek fat pad and jowl.
It does this through incisions running from the temple hair-bearing area, in front of the ear, behind and back into the hairline. There is a wealth of terms that may be confusing so a thorough consultation is important.
Necklift is a general term for neck reshaping and tightening of lax tissues. By tightening and reshaping tissues deep to the skin. General approach to the neck is through an incision next to the chin and facelift incisions.
Necklift can be carried out in combination with a facelift or on it’s own.
Rhinoplasty means changing nose shape or size, what can be achieved can be demonstrated with computer imaging during the consultation.
Modern rhinoplasty may be carried out either through incisions made inside the nostrils –
‘closed rhinoplasty’ – or with a small additional scar between the nostrils – ‘open rhinoplasty’.
The latter has become much more common because it allows a much clearer view, thus making the operation more accurate and predictable, especially in difficult noses or those requiring secondary surgery.
Eyelids - upper
Upper Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty
Upper Blepharoplasty is the name for an operation that reshapes the upper eyelids by removing excess skin and in some cases excess fat. It also recreates the natural fold of the upper eyelid that may have been obscured behind redundant skin.
It is important to understand that blepharoplasty cannot remove all lines, especially fine ones and radial brow wrinkles. In some cases, laser or chemical resurfacing in combination with surgery can yield better results than with either alone.
Eyelids - lower
Lower Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty
Lower Blepharoplasty is an operation that refreshes eyelids by removing redundant skin from the lower eyelid. It may also be used to address ‘eyebags’ and recreate the youthful concave contour.
It is important to understand that blepharoplasty cannot remove all lines, especially fine surface ones and ‘crow's feet’ that extend outside of the eyelid and onto the cheek.
On occasion, laser or chemical resurfacing may be combined with surgery to yield better results than with either alone.
It is known that fat provides an essential support to skin and ageing process leads to some loss of facial fat. As fat disappears the skin creases and wrinkles excessively.
Surgeons have always been seeking the ideal material to insert into skin, fat has been at the forefront of their interest as it is completely natural and there is usually plenty in supply for small volumes/areas.
Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is very successful in replacing lost fat and filling out deep folds and crevices. It can also be used to reshape certain areas of the body to improve contour.
With age the brow may descend and those who use their forehead muscles excessively lose their youthful looks by acquiring deep forehead furrows and frown lines in the glabella region If the only lines on the face they tend to give the appearance of premature ageing. Both low brows and forehead lines can be addressed with a brow lift.
Eyebrow position and orientation express a wide range of emotions such as surprise, concentration, anger and sorrow.
Most brow lifts are not carried out through keyhole surgery which avoids visible scarring.
Chin and Cheek Augmentation
Facial balance contributes to what is known as facial beauty. There are many different proportions and balances in the face and one of them is the size of the chin which balances the nose.
Chin and cheek augmentation is often used to shape the face, this can involved using implants or bone reshaping. Using implants is a simpler, with a faster recovery. The decision of implants or bone reshaping is decided at the time of consultation.
The ideal size of the chin is that when a vertical line drawn between the lower lip and chin meet. Slightly receding, or weak chin, is more feminine than a protruding, or strong chin. Moreover, there is a fine balance between the nose and chin. A weak chin makes a nose look large and strong chin makes it look small. The same applies the other way round; a large nose makes a chin look small and a small nose makes the chin look strong.
Ear Correction (Otoplasty)
Some people's ears stick out more than normal. This condition is sometimes referred to as "bat ears". Ears that stick out do not cause any physical problems, but they can make people feel self-conscious and can lead to children being teased. Prominent ears can be corrected with an operation.
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