Face surgery creates a more visually attractive facial look and restores a fresher and younger appearance for both men and women. It continues to be one of our most popular cosmetic surgeries.
Here at Mount Stuart Hospital we commonly perform: facelifts, eye bag and eyelid surgeries, brow lifts, nose reshaping and ear corrections. Non-surgical cosmetic treatments for the face are popular too and include: muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers, facial peels, Dermaroller, acne treatment, laser resurfacing and laser treatment for blemishes and birthmarks.
It may be that you’re unhappy with a facial feature such as protruding ears or an irregular nose shape, or your skin is ageing and looks slack, sunken, lined and wrinkled because you’re getting older or prematurely from lifestyle factors such as too much sun exposure, smoking, stress and significant weight loss. Whatever the reason Mount Stuart Hospital will be able to help craft the face you desire and increase your self-confidence.
A facelift, sometimes called a rhytidectomy, aims to remove and tighten saggy facial skin, to rejuvenate your face so that it looks smoother and more youthful. Often it’ll be combined with other procedures, such as eye lid surgery, to achieve the best results.
If you’ve lost a substantial amount of weight, had too much sun exposure, smoked or even just aged naturally, you may feel self-conscious about the aging that shows in your face.
Your cosmetic surgeon will perform a facelift under general anaesthetic. They’ll make small incisions in your hair line and to your earlobe. They will then carefully remove the saggy skin and skilfully suture your remaining skin into place. The procedure normally takes between three and four hours.
A blepharoplasty involves eye bag removal or eyelid surgery. It removes excess loose and baggy skin and repositions fat from the upper or lower parts of the eyelid and also smoothes lined and slack skin around your eyes to make them look younger and fresher. It can also enhance your sight if you have sagging upper eyelids that hinder your vision.
You can have an upper or lower blepharoplasty or both. An upper blepharoplasty will remove loose or hanging skin on your upper eyelid area. A lower blepharoplasty will remove eye bags. Blepharoplasty is a day case procedure that is performed under general anaesthetic in one or two hours.
An eyebrow lift or hitch will create an arch in your eyebrow and open up your eye area for a younger, more feminine look. It will remove frown lines and wrinkles on your forehead and between your eyes. It is often performed with an upper blepharoplasty.
There are several ways eyebrow lift surgery can be performed. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss with you the best option for your needs.
Rhinoplasty is also called nose reshaping or a nose job. Many people aren’t happy with the size or shape of their nose either from birth or following an injury and rhinoplasty can resolve this and improve confidence.
Your surgeon can make your nose smaller, called a reduction rhinoplasty by modifying or removing bone and cartilage and reshaping the nose. They can also make your nose larger in an augmentation rhinoplasty. This is performed by reshaping the bone and cartilage in your nose and sometimes a graft of extra bone or cartilage is used.
A rhinoplasty will normally be performed under general anaesthetic and takes up to three hours.
An otoplasty, also known as an ear correction, will modify protruding or irregular shaped ears to make your ears look better and increase your self-confidence. Living with ears that stick out, are too large or, have become misshapen due to activities such as rugby can cause emotional distress and impact on your self-esteem.
Otoplasty is a simple day case procedure that takes between one and two hours. You’ll be given a general anaesthetic and your cosmetic surgeon will surgically move your ears into a more natural looking position closer to your head and if necessary remove or adjust the shape of the cartilage in your ears. They’ll do this through one small incision behind your ear so that any scarring is hidden.
Split earlobe repair
You can split your earlobe when an earring gets caught, from wearing some earrings over time or whilst playing contact sports. Wearing heavy earring often can stretch the pierced hole and result in damage to the ear lobe.
Earlobe repair surgery is a simple procedure that’s performed under local anaesthetic in an outpatient setting and normally takes just half an hour.