FACIAL SURGERY

 

Our face is our most memorable feature! If you are contemplating facial surgery, it is vital that you feel confident in the surgeons and in the procedures that you are considering.

 

Here at “MY,” our expert team of surgeons aim to answer your questions and help you make choices that you feel happy with and confident about.  Each person has their own needs and requirements and we are here to help you along your individual cosmetic surgery journey.

 

Please read through the content of our ‘Facial Surgery Procedures’ below to give you a clearer idea of what these procedures entail.

UPPER EYELID REDUCTION

FROM £2,600.00

 

 

Are you struggling with wrinkling and droopy eyes? “MY” can help! Our expert team of surgeons have helped many people to regain fresh looking eyes!  It can also be such a relief when excess skin no longer interferes with your upward vision! Our surgeons can help you find the best solution for you!

 

 

Q. What does this surgery involve?

A. This procedure can be carried out either under local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic, if it is carried out as part of another procedure.  Most people are able to have this done as a day procedure.

 

 

Q. What is the usual postoperative care?

A. There is bruising and swelling of the upper eyelids following surgery which normally resolves in a fortnight.  The sutures will be removed a few days following the operation and your surgeon will see you a week after the operation for a review. Most people can return to work within a week or two of the operation.

 

 

Q. How long would I need to be in hospital?

A. Most people spend one night in hospital after this operation.

 

Q. What are the possible complications of this procedure?

A. As with any operation, there are some possible complications although these are rare.  There could be bleeding, haematoma (blood clot underneath the skin), infection, visible scar or asymmetry.  Occasionally, patients require a small secondary revision procedure, but this is uncommon (less than 5% of patients).

 

LOWER EYELID REDUCTION

FROM £2,800.00

 

 

If you are searching for a way back to fresh looking eyes this procedure could be for you! Many people require this procedure because they notice excess skin and wrinkling of the lower eyelids and protruding eye bags and our highly qualified team of surgeons are experienced in making these problems a thing of the past!

 

 

Q. What does this surgery involve? 

A. This condition can be corrected by an operation which is usually carried out under general anaesthetic.

 

 

Q. What is the usual postoperative care? 

A. This procedure can be done as a day case or it may involve a one-night stay in hospital if it is carried out alongside a face lift. Following the operation, the lower eyelids will be bruised and swollen. This normally settles within one to two weeks following surgery. Most patients are discharged either the same day or the following morning from the hospital. An appointment would made for removal of sutures three to seven days following the operation and a review appointment would be arranged with the surgeon a week after the operation. Most people are able to return to work within a fortnight of their operation. Instructions are given with regard to application of moisturising cream and massage to help the swelling and the bruising to settle.

 

 

Q. What are the possible complications of this procedure? 

A. Like any other operation lower blepharoplasty can have complications such as; bleeding, haematoma (blood clot underneath the skin), infection, visible scar and asymmetry. Complications that are particular to lower eyelid surgery include ectropion (outward turning of the eyelid) and epiphora (watering of the eye). These are rare occurrences. A small percentage (less than 5%) of patients may require a secondary revision procedure.

FACELIFT

FROM £5,670.00

 

 

A face lift can provide you with the youthful appearance you have been looking for! Here at “MY” our team are interested in you and your individual needs! If you require to improve sagging skin on the face and/or neck, reduce deep creases in the cheeks, jowls, wrinkles and bands in the neck that occur due to ageing, we can help! 

 

 

Q. Are there any reasons for a patient to not have a facelift? 

A. Patients who are actively smoking or on blood thinning medication such as aspirin and warfarin are at a high risk of complications such as bleeding or wound infections and delayed wound healing. It is advisable to not consume nicotine in any form for six weeks before a facelift and to stop medication is such as aspirin or warfarin (if this is not for an essential or life-threatening condition) for the appropriate time before surgery. 

 

Q. What does a facelift involve? 

A. A facelift or neck lift is carried out under general anaesthesia and involves one or two nights in hospitalFollowing the operation, there is a large padded bandage around the neck and face along with a tube drain underneath the skin. The drain is normally removed the day after surgery as well as the dressing around the face and neck. Patients are usually able to shower before being discharged from hospital with fresh dressings and an elasticated support for the neck and cheeks. An outpatient appointment is arranged for a few days after surgery, for removal of sutures. Bruising and swelling following surgery normally resolves within ten to fourteen days after the operation.

 

Q. How much time do I need off work? 

A. Most patients are able to return to work and to social activities within two to three weeks of their operation.

 

Q. How long does the effect of a facelift last? 

A. The effects of a facelift can last up to five to ten years following surgery. A facelift does not stop the process of ageing but can make the effect of the ageing process less obvious.

 

Q. What are the possible complications of this procedure? 

A. A small percentage of patients undergoing a facelift can have complications just like any other surgical procedure which include bleeding, haematoma (blood clot under the skin), infection, delayed healing of the wound, asymmetry and scars which are visible in the early post-operative stage, but which normally fade over a period of months. There can also be a loss of function or injury to the branches of the facial nerve which is responsible for movements of the muscles of expression in the face. Very occasionally patients may need a small revision procedure. Depending upon the nature and extent of the procedure that you need, your surgeon would discuss the potential complications with you in detail during your consultation.

MINI FACELIFT

FROM £11,375.00

 

 

Here at “MY” our team are interested in you and your individual needs! If you would like to improve sagging skin on the face and/or neck, reduce deep creases in the cheeks, jowls, wrinkles and bands in the neck that occur due to ageing, we can help! You may not need a full facelift and therefore a mini facelift may be best for you.  Our surgeons can help you find the bespoke solution to suit your individual needs, that will get you the appearance you are looking for!

 

Q. Are there any reasons for patients to not have a mini facelift? 

A. Patients who are actively smoking or on blood thinning medication such as aspirin and warfarin are at a high risk of complications such as bleeding or wound infections and delayed wound healing. It is advisable to not consume nicotine in any form for six weeks before a facelift and to stop medication is such as aspirin or warfarin (if this is not for an essential or life-threatening condition) for the appropriate time before surgery. 

 

Q. What does a mini facelift involve? 

A. A mini facelift is usually carried out under general anaesthesia and can be done as a day case or may involve one night in hospitalFollowing the operation there is a small tube drain beneath the skin. A large padded bandage is placed around the neck and face. The drain is removed and the dressing around the face and neck is changed before discharge. Patients are usually able to shower and wash their hair from the day after the operation. Fresh dressings and an elasticated support for the neck and cheeks is provided at the time of discharge. An outpatient appointment is arranged a week after surgery for removal of sutures. Bruising and swelling following surgery normally resolves within seven to ten days after the operation.

 

Q. How much time do I need off work? 

A. Most patients are able to return to work and to social activities within one to two weeks of the operation. 

 

Q. How long does the effect of a mini facelift last? 

A. The effects of a mini facelift can last up to five to ten years following surgery. This procedure does not stop the process of ageing but can make the effect of the ageing process less obvious.

 

 

Q. What are the possible complications of this procedure? 

A. A mini facelift is a much less extensive procedure than a facelift and therefore has fewer complications. A small percentage of patients undergoing this procedure can have complications just like any other operation which include bleeding, haematoma (blood clot under the skin), infection, delayed healing of the wound, asymmetry and scars which are visible in the early postoperative period but which normally fade in the first few months after surgery.

 

BROWLIFT

FROM £4,150.00

 

 

Many people would rather frown lines and folding eyelids be something they could change! Our top surgeons can help to lift the eyebrows and improve that look for you with this simple surgery!

 

 

Q. Is there any reason for a patient not to have a browlift? 

A. People who are on blood thinning medications like aspirin or warfarin should not have this procedure unless this medication can be safely stopped for the appropriate period before and after surgery.

 

 

Q. What does the surgery involve? 

A. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia and usually involves a one-night stay in hospital. It can be carried out endoscopically, which heals well and is not very visible after a few weeks, or it can be carried out as an open procedure within the hairline in a hidden part of the scalp. Quite often a head bandage which resembles a turban is applied for the first couple of days after surgery. Patients are discharged home the following day and are able to wash and shampoo their hair as normal. Sutures are removed a week after surgery.

 

Q. What is the usual postoperative care? 

A. Most patients experience bruising and swelling of the forehead and may have a black eye, which normally resolves in about a week. The eyebrows may appear excessively elevated for a few days after surgery, but they descend to a more natural position within a period of a couple of weeks.

 

Q. How much time do I need off work? 

A. Most patients are able to return to work a couple of weeks after the procedure.

 

Q. What are the potential complications for this procedure? 

A. Like any other surgical procedure a brow lift may have complications such as bleeding, haematoma (blood clot under the skin), infection, visible scars and asymmetry. There can be a small amount of hair loss on either side of the scar but this hair normally grows back after six to 12 months. The scars can be visible, especially in men as the hair line recedes. Very rarely the nerve that supplies the forehead muscle which lifts the eyebrow may be stretched or damaged in this procedure and can result in an inability to raise the eyebrows.

NOSE RESHAPING

FROM £4,000.00

 

 

Here at “MY” we are highly experienced in helping people to achieve their desired result using rhinoplasty. The nose being a prominent feature of the face, it naturally affects many people’s self-esteem and we believe you deserve to look and feel great! People often require this surgery due to a desire to change the shape, size or projection of their nose and we can help!  Due to injury, some people suffer with snoring or difficulty breathing and this surgery can resolve these problems and enable you to sleep and breath well again!

  

Q. What does the procedure for a rhinoplasty involve? 

A. The procedure is usually done under general anaesthetic and requires a one or two-night stay in hospital. The nose is reshaped through incisions which are for the most part on the inside of the nose and are therefore invisible. The surgeon reshapes the cartilage and bone. The incisions inside the nose are closed with dissolving sutures. A nasal pack is put into the nostrils and a plaster is applied to the outside of the nose.

 

Q. What is the usual postoperative care? 

A. Most patients have swelling and bruising of the eyelids following surgery which usually resolves within a fortnight. The nasal pack is normally removed within 24 to 48 hours following surgery and patients are discharged home with instructions regarding care of the plaster and cleaning of the nostrils. If there are any external sutures they are removed around the fifth postoperative day. The plaster is removed seven to ten days following surgery and a follow-up appointment is arranged approximately four weeks later.

 

Q. How much time do I need off work? 

A. Most patients able to return to work two weeks following the operation.

 

 

Q.What are the possible complications of this procedure? 

A. Like any other operation rhinoplasty can result in complications such as bleeding, haematoma (blood clot under the skin), infection and a scar inside the nose. Your surgeon will discuss specific complications that can arise from rhinoplasty following your examination. Approximately 5% of patients who undergo rhinoplasty require a small secondary revision procedure for minor irregularities of bone or cartilage. This is usually undertaken a year after the first procedure if required.

PROMINENT EAR CORRECTION

FROM £2,145.00

 

Our highly qualified and experienced surgeons can help you regain the confidence in your appearance that you need, by reshaping your ears to the extent that you feel comfortable! We know how much children and adults can be affected by this issue and we are here to find the solution for you! People mostly require ear correction to alter ear protrusion from their head, or if their ear lacks the usual fold close to the outer rim. This can be altered using this surgery and put you on the road to confidence once again!

 

Q. When can surgery for prominent ears be undertaken? 

A. The ear does not reach its adult size until approximately six to seven years of age. Except in unusual circumstances, it is advisable to wait until this age to carry out the procedure.

 

Q. What does surgery for prominent ears involve? 

A. Surgery can be carried out either under general anaesthetic or under local anaesthetic with sedation. A small ellipse of skin is removed and the ear cartilage can be scored, to cause it to bend or a small piece of cartilage can be removed to set the ear back. Dissolving sutures are used to close the skin behind the ear. A dressing with cotton wool and a head bandage is applied.

 

Q. What is the usual postoperative care following prominent ear correction? 

A. The head bandage stays on for approximately one week after the operation. An outpatient appointment is made for the bandage to be removed after a week. When the bandage is taken off the ears will appear bruised and swollen but this tends to settle in approximately a fortnight. Patients can shower and wash their hair normally once the head bandage has been removed. A soft elasticated headband must be worn at night in order not to catch the ears on the pillow while asleep. Contact sport is not allowed for four weeks following the operation.

 

Q. What are the potential complications of this procedure? 

A. Just like any other operation, surgery for prominent ear correction can have complications such as bleeding, haematoma (blood clot on the skin), infection and the scar behind the ear which can be red, raised, lumpy and tender. Your plastic surgeon will discuss any other complications specific to this operation with you after examining you.

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