Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure used to modify the size and
shape of the nose in order to give it a more pleasant look and to
adjust it more harmoniously to the face. You may want to change its
shape if you feel that it is too large or uneven, or you may want to
restore its shape after an injury.
Two methods for performing a rhinoplasty. In the "closed"
method, the surgeon performs the rhinoplasty within the nose.
Working through the nostrils, without the need of making any
exterior incisions, the surgeon reaches the cartilage and bone
located under the skin, he may rasp or trim them with special
instruments to give the nose the desired shape and size. The nose
heals more quickly and does not disturb the nasal tissues as much.
The "open" procedure involves placing a small surgical
incision outside between the two nostrils across the columella (the
tissue that divides the nostrils) to access the bone. This gives the
surgeon better visibility of the internal structures of the nose,
and is used in more complex cases, where deeper modifications are
needed. The shape and width of the nostrils may also be modified.
This is done by means of two incisions at the base of the nose
wings, these incisions become imperceptible soon after the surgery.
Rhinoplasty is performed under a general anaesthetic and you'll
usually need to stay in hospital overnight.
(Upper / Lower Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular surgical procedures.
Eyelid surgery is a procedure to remove loose skin, surplus fatty
tissue. Relaxed muscles in the eyelids are also removed to tighten
the skin and leave a flatter, more youthful appearance.
Blepharoplasty can lift drooping upper lids and reduce the puffy
bags that form below your eyes.
In cases where lower eyelid fat only is removed, the surgeon may
choose instead to place the incision within the interior of the
lower eyelid resulting in no visible scar.
As you age the skin around your eyes loses its elasticity. You may
develop loose folds of skin on the upper eyelids and deepening
creases on the lower lids. As well as loose skin, the muscles in
this area slacken so that any fat bulges forward, giving the
appearance of bagginess.
During the blepharoplasty operation your Surgeon will make cuts
around the natural lines of your eyelids and remove the excess skin
Eyelid surgery is usually performed under a general anesthetic and
you will normally need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.
& Neck Lift (Rhytidectomy)
The basic or traditional facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy
involves the skilful removal of excess facial skin from the neck,
chin and cheek areas and can reduce some of the more visible signs
of ageing. A rhytidectomy smoothes the loose skin on your face and
neck and tightens underlying tissue. As a result, your face will
appear firmer and fresher.
There are several different techniques used to perform a
rhytidectomy. In a full rhytidectomy your surgeon will make a
surgical cut right around your hairline, past the front of your ear
and sometimes under your chin. Your skin is then carefully separated
from the underlying muscles of your face, removing excess skin and
fat and tightening the muscles.
If you are in your late 30s or early 40s, a "mini" lift
works well. A small incision is made in front of the ear, and a
small area of skin is lifted. The so-called "weekend face lift"
removes excess chin fat with liposuction and tightens the loose skin
with a laser. The laser is used inside the neck on loose tissue of
jowls. This technique does not remedy face wrinkles, or deep lines
above the jaw line. Rather, the heat from the laser constricts the
fat cells and tightens the surrounding tissue. Operation usually
takes 1 1/2 hours or less under local anesthesia.
A rhytidectomy is sometimes performed on the brow area, lower face,
or neck only. The cuts needed for these operations are less
extensive than for a full facelift. Sometimes your Surgeon will
perform a rhytidectomy by keyhole surgery (endoscopes) that are
inserted through tiny cuts. Another type of facelift surgery is
minimal access cranial suspension (MACS). Key hole surgery and MACS
have the advantages of smaller scars and usually a shorter recovery
An endoscopic face lift reduces sagging in the lower face and helps
remove signs of ageing. The operation lasts for 3 to 4 hours and
often general anaesthesia is used. The incisions are smaller and
heal faster with less chance of scarring.
facelift only affects a specific area on the face, usually the
region from the eyes to your chin. Because of this, many patients
choose to have more than one procedure done to their face at a time.
Having multiple procedures ensures a more natural and balanced look.
But having more than one cosmetic surgery procedure at a time
prolongs your recovery period.
It is also common to have nose jobs, collagen or Botox injections
to increase fullness and reduce wrinkles. Liposuction and laser
treatments can help smooth out wrinkles, resurface skin, or remove
(Ear Pinning Surgery)
Otoplasty is a procedure used to modify the size and shape of the
ears. In most cases is carried out to set prominent ears back closer
to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. Protruding ears are
often a family characteristic; in some cases one ear is more
prominent than the other and many people feel self-conscious about
them During ear pinning your surgeon makes a cut behind your ear,
close to the groove between your ear and your head. Adjustments are
then made to the cartilage so that your ear lies closer to your
head. If the lobe of your ear is especially large you may choose to
have a small procedure to reduce its size. Ear pinning is most often
performed during childhood (after the age of five), but can also be
performed on adolescents and adults.
The operation will be carried out using a local or general
anaesthetic and you may be in hospital for one to two days. Your
consultant will advise what is appropriate for you. It is a
relatively uncomplicated procedure, with little pain and quick
Lip augmentation is the procedure which uses synthetic or
biological products or surgical restructuring to enhance the lips in
many ways. Augmentation can be achieved by many procedures, some
better than others. For people with very thin lips, the goal may be
to have a more normal appearance. For others, very thick and sexy
lips are the goal, while some desire a defined edge to the lip or a
return to their less aged lip.