Facial Shaping & Contouring

FACELIFT

A facelift will give you smoother skin and a younger appearance. With time the elasticity of the skin is reduced and wrinkles, lines and bags appear. These changes depend on both genetic and external factors such as smoking, alcohol intake, diet, exercise, sun exposure, changes in weight as well as chemicals applied to the skin. Illness and its treatment may also quicken the aging process and result in you feeling uncomfortable about your appearance.

Reasons for a facelift

Many choose to have a facelift to achieve smoother skin and to have a more alert appearance. The aim is to improve the appearance of primarily the lower two-thirds of the face. The most common reason that both men and women seek facelift is a concern about a sagging jaw-line or bands in the neck area. A facelift can also have a rejuvenating effect on the areas below the eyes and the deep lines from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth.

Facelifts are often combined with other procedures in order to achieve the optimum result. Neck lifts, brow lifts and eyelid lifts for example may be performed at the same time as a facelift. As it’s not possible to eliminate every line and wrinkle with a facelift, some patients may also undergo injection treatments or skin rejuvenating treatments like chemical peels or laser treatment to get the best results.

It makes no difference if the reason for getting the procedure is purely aesthetic, due to practical issues, or due to an accident or disease – you have to feel that you are in safe hands.

NOSE LIFT  AND SHAPING

The nose is an amazing structure made up of skin over bone and cartilage. It is central to the overall facial appearance of a person. As with your other features, the nose can change with age.

Nose lift and shaping are two of the most sought after cosmetic procedures and the reasons for this are various. Some patients wish to improve the appearance or change the shape of their nose, while others wish to correct deviations or repair injuries. The consultation process is extremely important for patients considering to their nose. Nose shaping procedures are commonly performed on their own, though they are sometimes combined with other facial procedures, such as chin augmentation.

Based on the expected outcome and face structure, nose contouring can be achieved using Korean Threads, Dermal Fillers or a combination of both.

FOREHEAD LIFT/BROW LIFT

Many patients consider a forehead and eyebrow lift to address the wrinkles in the forehead, drooping eyebrows, heavy eyelids and deep creases between the eyebrows. While it’s not uncommon for the eyebrows to sag as you age, some patients may consider a brow lift for non-age-related reasons. Many younger patients undergo the procedure to improve the “sad” or “angry” look that low-set eyebrows and deep lines can cause.

The quickest results can be obtained by Botulinum Toxin (DysportTM) injections into the specific facial muscles.

Fillers are used to improve the appearance and contour of the face. They can be used to add volume to the face as well as bring about skin lifting. Beyond the face, similar products may also be used to treat the back of the hands to restore volume.

The aim of this procedure is to flatten vertical frown lines between the eyebrows and to reduce the horizontal creases in the forehead. This gives patients a younger, more open-eyed look.

NECK AND CHIN LIFT

The chin and neck define the shape of the face and is an aspect of your appearance that is difficult to disguise if you are unhappy with it. Chin lifts and shaping help those who may find their chins are too long, too short, too square or too prominent. Often this impression is linked to our perception of what is a masculine or a feminine jaw shape.

In addition, as you age, the skin loses elasticity, while the muscles lose tone and stretch, and fatty tissues in the face lose volume. These natural changes cause the skin to sag and this can be very noticeable in the chin, jowl and neck area. In some cases, fatty deposits under their chin can give a 'double chin' effect.

Many patients consider procedures like a neck lift or chin lift to attain a certain desired facial shape and proportion, counter the effects of aging, to add definition to a sagging neckline or to eliminate jowls. The aim is to restore a more youthful profile. Chin augmentation usually involves injecting fillers and combination of non-invasive techniques like ULFIT or EndyMed.

Other jaw-altering procedures include dental corrections and braces  for which we work closely with our expert dental surgeons to achieve optimal overall results.

What kind of results can I expect ?

Different techniques ranging from the face lift, brow lift, Chin lift, neck lift and nose shaping totally transform your results. Though results may vary from person to person, many patients have reported visible improvements almost immediately after first treatment session but it is common to see improvements up to 6 months. For best results, it is recommended to follow the in-between treatment instructions.

How long do results last ?

Patients have seen results last up to 2 years but it is recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle for prolonged results. Certain treatments augment the effects allowing the results to last longer. Our specialists would recommend the best treatments in consultation with the Doctors to support your beauty goals.

Are there any side effects?

If any side effects occur, these are typically mild in nature such as slight soreness in the treatment area, tightness and minor bruising. These effects vary from person to person due to their anatomical variations and skin types, usually fade away in 4-7 days.