Cosmetic surgery on the face and head is extremely popular with those that wish to hit back at the aging process, but also in instances where correction may need to be made to, for example, prominent noses or ears. Consequently, there are many plastic surgery procedures in line with these demands, many of which are detailed below.
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Facial Surgery Procedures
Blepharoplasty (Eye Bag Removal)
This is an extremely popular cosmetic surgery procedure, where fat and excess muscle and skin are removed from the eyelids in order to counteract eyelid drooping and unsightly bags beneath the eyes. Blepharoplasty is often performed as an isolated procedure but is also a common element with patients who have decided upon a facelift.
Essentially aimed at smoothing out frown lines on the forehead, the Brow Lift surgery procedure can also correct drooping eyebrows and loose facial skin to produce a more youthful appearance. An overnight stay at your cosmetic surgery clinic is usual following the procedure that takes 1-2 hours.
Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal Fat Removal (or Cheek Reduction) is a cosmetic surgery procedure developed to remedy what are popularly known as chipmunk cheeks. The operation takes 1-1.5 hours under an anaesthetic injection of lidocaine, epinephrine and saline. Full rest for at least 7 days following the surgery is essential and full recovery can usually be expected within 3 weeks.
This is a plastic surgery procedure with many different names and is aimed at correcting sagging lower eyelids by tightening the muscle that supports the outer corner of the eyelid. Some people opt for this cosmetic surgery to achieve a cat eye appearance, but it is usually a corrective rather than cosmetic procedure. There are several different ways in which this procedure can be carried out, but in most instances recovery is fast due to the fact that little pain is caused by the operation.
Cheek Implants / Cheek Augmentation
Deficient cheek areas can occur as a result of congenital deficiency, facial trauma and bone resorption due to the aging process, giving the face a gaunt appearance. Cheek Implants can counter this in a cosmetic surgery procedure that normally takes around 1.5 hours under general anaesthetic. Following the operation, an overnight stay at your plastic surgery clinic commences your After Care programme.
Those seeking Chin Augmentation are usually motivated by the desire to cosmetically alter their appearance for the better, by the creation of a strong chin to bring greater balance to facial features. This procedure is safe and permanent, with the implants feeling just like bone after placement.
Chin Reduction / Chin Augmentation
Chin Reduction and Chin Augmentation are very effective procedures in dealing with a receding or prominent chin. Depending on the difficulty of the operation, Chin Reduction should normally take 2-3 hours to complete and you will need an overnight stay in the cosmetic surgery clinic you have chosen.
Along with breast enlargement and liposuction, the Facelift is the most globally popular cosmetic surgery procedure. The main reason for this is that through the smoothing of loose facial skin, the patient can appear much younger once full recovery has been made. Depending on exactly what is required by the patient, the procedure normally takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic and may involve a hospital stay of up to two days.
More Surgery Procedures
Feather Lift Surgery
Alternately known as the APTOS Lift, Feather Lift Surgery is – as the name may imply – a delicate surgical procedure where sagging facial skin is gently lifted to produce a smoother, more youthful appearance. Most any part of the face can be treated with this facial surgery technique, taking 1-2 hours under local anaesthetic and recovery time is much faster than most other cosmetic surgery procedures.
A particularly impressive plastic surgery procedure, Fat Injections (also known as Fat Grafting) are an effective way of wrinkle reduction, with many patients coming to us looking for advice on how to eradicate acne scarring, facial creases (like crow’s feet) and such. Each Fat Injections session lasts around 1.5 hours and several sessions are required (the precise number dependant on the particular treatment you require).
Otoplasty (Prominent Ears)
The majority of patients that have this straightforward treatment are children in need of ear reshaping or attention to protruding ears. This cosmetic surgery procedure takes about two hours and an overnight stay is usually included, but not always necessary as recovery time varies from patient to patient.
S Lift (Short Scar Facelift)
Another recent development in cosmetic facial surgery, the ‘S Lift’ has been an immediate hit due to the fact that scarring is limited with this procedure. Designed as a process to tighten facial skin, the Short Scar Facelift offers a very effective alternative to a full facelift and other procedures.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
One of the most popular of all cosmetic surgery procedures, Rhinoplasty – known in common parlance as the nose job – is an operation to reshape the nose (nostrils included), which can also mean either an increase or reduction in size. The procedure normally takes 1-2 hours and an overnight stay in the cosmetic surgery clinic you have chosen is usual.
In the event that a problem may develop after a Rhinoplasty or nose job operation (as can happen following any difficult surgical procedure), Revision Rhinoplasty (Tertiary Rhinoplasty or Secondary Rhinoplasty) is performed to correct it.
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