Facial Cosmetic Surgery Procedures:
Eyes – Blepharoplasty
This operation is used to alleviate the loose or baggy skin around the eyes. It can be performed on just either upper or lower eyelids, or both. Surgery usually involves removal of excess skin and sometimes adjustment to the fat. The scars are very discrete and often invisible, and return a more youthful and less tired look to ones eyes. Sometimes the operation needs to be performed with a brow lift or injection of fillers or fat to achieve desired outcome.
Nose – Rhinoplasty
The nose is the centre piece of the face and a rhinoplasty is the operation to reshape it. Often clients have specific concerns about the shape of their nose, though common concerns are related to a nose with a hump, or position/shape of the tip, or its length and width. Reshaping of the nose can be difficult and challenging, but with careful planning can achieve the desired outcome.
EAPFS site on Rhinoplasty
Forehead – Brow Lift
Drooping of the forehead with time can lead to a tired appearance and with excess eyelid skin can lead to obscuring of vision. A brow lift can give the forehead a more fresh appearance to the face and in combination with blepharoplasty may alleviate obscured vision and tired looking eyes.
EAFPS site on Forehead lift
Face – Face Lift +/- neck lift
With time, gravity and loss of elastic facial tissue, the lower face can become sagging. Particular around the jawline with formation of jowls and sagging around the mouth. A face lift operation is complex and long with risks, but in suitable patients is successful in eliminating sagging facial skin. In combination with other procedures to improve bone contour and facial tissue volume, the outcome can be dramatically rejuvenating.
EAFPS site on Facelift
Chin and jawline – Genioplasty and facial recontouring
The prominence or absence of ones chin shape is important to the profile of the face. A genioplasty can reduce a prominent chin and with its limits can help to enhance the chin when absent. In a deficient chin implants can also be used. Concerns of the facial contour such as the angle or square of ones jawline can also be reduced or enhanced as desired, and may be with surgery alone or implants.
EAFPS site on chin/facial contouring
Buccal Fat reduction (bichectomy)
In younger patients they may find the buccal (cheek) fat pads are more prominent, giving a rounder wider facial appearance. This is normal fat that may have not shrunken down in adulthood, and is deep to the cheek. A buccal fat pad excision, or bichectomy is a very safe procedure that can help contour the lower and mid face, by reducing the width of the lower face and making the cheek bones more contoured. The procedure can be undertaken under local anaesthetic awake in a short visit.
Ears – Otoplasty
Prominent or ‘sticky out’ ears is a common concern of the ears. An otoplasty can correct this with several techniques, though commonly done with a procedure that pins them back. Other procedures are used to correct other problems of shape.
EAFPS site on otoplasty