Modern facial cosmetic surgery techniques can achieve remarkable results. It can help
you look years younger, smoothing out wrinkles and correcting perceived faults.
Facial implants can give the appearance of a stronger, more attractive bone structure,
while face lifts and brow lifts can undo the damage of age as skin starts to sag.
The results can be impressive but you need to undertake facial cosmetic surgery with
realistic expectations. Your cosmetic surgery clinic may be able to improve the shape
of your nose or fix your sagging eyelids, building your confidence in the process, but
even the best plastic surgeon can’t make you look like J-Lo or Brad Pitt.
Here are a few types of cosmetic surgery that can be done to improve your face:
Face lift / brow lift
Face lifts and brow lifts are among the most common facial cosmetic surgery
procedures. A face lift with a brow lift tightens and smoothes the skin across the face,
especially around the eyes, lessening the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin. A
facial cosmetic surgeon achieves this by cutting around the hairline and pulling the
skin upwards, removing any excess before stitching it into its new position.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery removes excess skin from around the upper eyelids, or bags from the
lower eyelids. It can also reshape the eyes if required. This kind of facial cosmetic
surgery can be done on upper or lower lids individually or both lids can be done
Ear surgery (otoplasty)
Ear surgery still comes under the category of facial cosmetic surgery, even though
your ears are not strictly on your face. Otoplasty pins back protruding ears, and it can
make large ears appear smaller. Occasionally it is done to balance uneven ears. The
cartilage structure of the ears lends itself well to remodelling by cosmetic surgery and
the results are usually excellent, with little scarring.
Cheek implants and chin implants
In Western culture, high cheekbones and a strong jaw are regarded as the ideal of
beauty in both sexes. Weak or unpronounced facial features can be augmented during
facial cosmetic surgery by inserting specially shaped silicone implants. These sit
either along the top of the bone or just below it, to produce a fuller look. Cheek and
chin implants involve relatively simple cosmetic surgery; small incisions are made
behind your eyelid or inside your mouth to reduce the risk of scarring.
Thin lips can be enhanced by facial cosmetic surgery using a range of fillers. The
most popular is collagen, although fat from elsewhere on the body can be used. The
fillers do get absorbed though, so lip enhancement is not permanent. Breast
augmentation lasts several years because of the inert silicon implants used, but lip
augmentation may only last a few weeks or months. Repeated facial cosmetic surgery
treatments are needed to maintain the effect.
Nose jobs (rhinoplasty)
Nose reshaping, often referred to as a nose job, is one of the oldest facial cosmetic
surgery procedures. With the help of a good cosmetic surgeon you can choose the
shape you want for your new nose before your cosmetic surgery. Your facial cosmetic
surgeon will then get to work to achieve this by reshaping the bone and cartilage and
trimming the skin and fatty tissue around it.
Your facial cosmetic surgery options
You can choose to have any of these facial cosmetic surgery procedures done in
isolation to improve a specific part of your face, or you can decide to have several
done at once together as part of your face lift. Your new face will take a few months to
settle before you see the long-term benefits of your facial cosmetic surgery.