There comes a time when we may start to look older than we feel, and often the visible signs of ageing are more apparent on our face
Let’s face it!!! This is often the first part of the body to show the visible signs of ageing. Facial plastic surgery procedures can help you to look as young as you feel.
Ageing often manifests in the face as wrinkles, hollowing and sagging. All of these effects of ageing can be reversed and improved by a variety of facial plastic surgeries and other procedures.
Common surgeries include; face-lift (meloplasty), eye reduction (blepharoplasty), nose job (rhinoplasty), prominent ear correction (otoplasty), neck lift (cervicoplasty) or brow-lift.
Undertaking facial surgery can be complex and certainly not a decision to be taken lightly. Understanding the limitations, formulating an understanding of the procedure and having realistic expectations, is key to a successful treatment. The is one of the cornerstones to our informed consent process, that requires several consultations and discussions to ascertain.
Benefits of facial plastic surgery
Face-lift surgery is designed to address the many structural changes that cause facial ageing. In particular, the stretch of supporting ligaments that lead to jowls and excess facial wrinkling and the bony resorption of the cheeks, that leads to hollowing under the eyes.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), is useful to address droopy upper eyelid skin that can cause visual obstruction or very heavy tired lids. This often involves the removal of the excess eyelid skin (often with a strip of muscle) and some of the peri-orbital fat. The face often looks fresher, with brow lines and headaches are often improved as the brow is no longer straining to elevate the excess eyelid skin.
Lower blepharoplasty can improve loose skin and re-draping of the peri-orbital fat can remove the hollowing or ‘bags’ under the eyes.
Rhinoplasty, or ‘nose job’, can address both functional and aesthetic nasal concerns. Post-traumatic nasal deviation can be fixed and breathing improved with straightening of the septum (septoplasty). In addition, other aesthetic concerns such as dorsal humps, over or under rotation of the nasal tip, as well as refinement of the nasal tip can be performed.
Otoplasty (correction of prominent ears)
Correcting prominent ears is a surgery usually performed after the age of five years or so, as to not restrict ear growth. Adults can also undergo this surgery, but the cartilage is often somewhat stiffer and needs more work to be corrected.
This surgery not only reduces the ear prominence but gives the ear a better definition and shape. Other aspects such a deep conchal bowl and abnormal crural cartilages can also be addressed.
Facial plastic surgery from Dr Weymouth and the Camberwell Plastic Surgery team
If you are considering facial plastic surgery, it is important to take into consideration the qualifications of the person performing the surgery. Dr Weymouth is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over a decade of experience. He works with a skilled and experienced team at Camberwell Plastic Surgery to ensure you receive the best possible results.
Get the right results for you
Everyone’s idea of the best possible results differs and different people will be looking for different outcomes. As there is no one ideal approach, when you sit down with Dr Weymouth he will seek to understand what your desired outcome from surgery is. This will enable him to advise you on the optimal course of action, and the best approach to surgery to suit your needs.
A rhinoplasty involves reshaping and repairing the nose to help improve its overall appearance as well as improve breathing.
A neck lift can help to remove loose skin around the neck as well as remove a double chin. This gives the neck a more defined look.
From undergoing an eyelid reduction, you should notice an improvement in the area around the eyes as well as improved vision. Vision can be blocked as a result from drooping eyelids.