Facial cosmetic surgery has gained immense popularity in recent years as more individuals seek to enhance their facial features and achieve a more youthful appearance. With advancements in medical science and increasing social acceptance, these procedures have become more accessible and offer a wide range of options to address various concerns.
According to recent data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) audit, plastic-surgery is on the rise, with three of the top ten most popular being facial procedures: rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and face-lift. The latest facial procedure to jump in popularity is Buccal fat removal.
In this article, we will explore some of the most popular facial cosmetic surgery procedures, their benefits, considerations, and the transformative effects they can have on an individual's appearance and self-confidence.
Facelift: Turning Back the Clock
The facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is one of the most well-known and sought-after facial cosmetic surgery procedures in the world. As we age, our face loses volume and muscle tone, our skin loses elasticity and fat pads shift downwards. The results of gravity can see the lower half of the face become loose and saggy around the chin and jowls; eyelids begin to droop, and nasolabial and marionette lines deepen.
The Concept™ Facelift is a revolutionary surgical technique to lift and tighten the skin and muscles of the face and neck. Developed exclusively by Bella Vou, this procedure offers a unique approach to facial rejuvenation. It achieves a natural and sculpted look whilst effectively lifting and tightening the skin and facial muscles of the face and neck. By eliminating wrinkles, jowls, and sagging skin, this procedure helps restore a refreshed and youthful aesthetic.
Most will be pleased to learn that the Concept™ Facelift is less invasive than traditional facelifts. It is performed under local anaesthetic, offering a quicker recovery, reduced bruising, and less downtime, so that you can get on with your life.
Brow Lift: Elevating the Forehead
As we age, the skin loses elasticity. The skin on the forehead can become loose and wrinkly, the brows may sag, and the eyes can look tired. Brow Lift Surgery is a cosmetic procedure that lifts the area above the eyebrow, elevating the brows, smoothing forehead wrinkles, and opening up the eyes.
Severely sagging brows and lids can look unattractive and can also impede vision. Brow Lift surgery at Bella Vou removes or repositions overhanging skin to restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
Blepharoplasty: Illuminating the Eyes
Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty is an operation to remove sagging skin and bags from around the eyes and correct any puffiness to give a brighter, rejuvenated, and open-eyed appearance.
The highly-skilled cosmetic surgeons at Bella Vou provide Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty for the upper and lower lids. Blepharoplasty can treat loose skin and bags on the lower eyelids, excess skin and sagging of the upper eyelids, and the loss of the natural upper eyelid crease.
Eyelid surgery can lift, freshen, and smooth the skin around the eyes for a fresher, more youthful appearance.
Rhinoplasty: Shaping the Centrepiece
Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is a transformative procedure that reshapes the nose to improve facial harmony and address cosmetic or functional concerns. It can alter the size, shape, and proportions of the nose, addressing issues such as a prominent hump, a drooping or bulbous tip, or asymmetry. Rhinoplasty can have a profound impact on an individual's facial aesthetics and self-confidence, creating a harmonious balance among facial features.
Depending on which areas of the nose you’re looking to address, you may be suitable for a Non-surgical Nose Correction. This procedure would not be permanent but could be a good option to ‘test drive’ alterations to your nose before committing to surgery.
Lip Lift: Enhancing Facial Harmony
A Lip Lift is an operation that permanently improves the shape of the lips without increasing the volume. The procedure typically reveals more of the red part (the vermillion) of the upper lip, enhancing the definition of the cupid’s bow and reducing the distance between the nose and the lip to create a more attractive contour.
Different techniques are used in order to achieve various results, however the most common procedures are: Bullhorn Lip Lift, Valentine Lip Lift and a Gullwing Lip Lift. Click here to find out more about each technique.
Buccal Fat Removal: Sculpting Facial Contours
Buccal Fat Removal is so named as it removes the buccal fat pad which is a naturally occurring pad of fat located in the cheek hollow area. The size of the buccal fat pad varies with each individual patient, and it can even vary between the left and right cheeks.
The goal of buccal fat removal is to slim down the cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows. Although a face that is naturally soft and filled out is considered youthful, some people find that their face feels too full, round or even chubby.
Chin Reshaping Surgery: Defining Facial Balance
Chin Reshaping Surgery can take the form of a chin enhancement or reduction with the primary aim of achieving facial balance between the chin, cheeks, nose and forehead, resulting in a natural aesthetic appearance.
Genioplasty or Mentoplasty are the technical names for surgeries designed to reshape the chin. If your chin is too prominent, a Chin Reduction can create a harmonious balance between it and the rest of your facial features while if you feel your chin is too small, a Chin Enhancement or Augmentation could improve the proportion of your chin in relation to the rest of your features.
Chin reduction or enhancement should not be considered in isolation as frequently the best results could require a combination of chin surgery with rhinoplasty, cheek surgery or a brow lift to fully harmonise the facial proportions.
Facial cosmetic surgery procedures offer individuals the opportunity to enhance their natural beauty, address specific concerns, and boost their self-confidence. The popularity of these procedures continues to grow, driven by advancements in medical science, increased accessibility, and a desire for self-improvement. From facelifts that turn back the clock to rhinoplasty that refines the centrepiece of the face, these procedures can have transformative effects on an individual's appearance. However, it is essential to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to understand the potential risks, benefits, and expected outcomes associated with each procedure. With proper guidance and realistic expectations, facial cosmetic surgery can help individuals achieve their desired aesthetic goals and embrace a renewed sense of self.
Before considering any facial cosmetic surgery, it is crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who specialises in facial procedures. They will evaluate your unique facial characteristics, discuss your goals, and provide expert guidance on the most suitable options for you.
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Last Updated: July 11, 2023
Published On: July 10, 2023