With professional support, the physical and psychological benefit of cosmetic surgery can be profound. The key is a personal solution, built on individual, or combined techniques.
A consultation with a specialist is the best place to start. They will help you to make successful choices and envisage the outcome.
We all still share developmental traits, through influences such as sun exposure, or the passing of the years. Proven cosmetic procedures which help in many cases are described below:
Apex Mini Facelift
If you find yourself pulling your skin back towards your ears when looking in a mirror, we understand why. A natural reflex, if your skin and underlying tissues have lost firmness, or your face started to become jowelled.
Whilst traditional facelifts can bring results, our specialist Mr Coombes has developed a unique solution. A less invasive procedure, carried out under local anaesthetic and able to reverse the signs of ageing.
You can go home straight after your procedure, swelling, or bruising are quite minimal. Visible scarring is also avoided, through small incisions melding with your natural facial contours and hairline.
There is often no need to undergo intense surgery, under general anaesthetic, to turn back the years in a meaningful way.
Lifting the eyelids has been in vogue for a long time, although our understanding of anatomical eyelid features and ability to change them has advanced notably in recent years.
Modern procedures can correct drooping eyelids and stretched skin in a safe, effective way. An asset, when our eyes and the area around them are such an integral part of our facial appearance.
Upper eyelid lifts are again carried out under local anaesthetic, with minimal downtime, or unwanted symptoms. A short procedure, with real benefits.
A more alert, youthful appearance is mentioned by patients and those who know them. In some cases, blepharoplasty can also improve your vision, by ensuring a less obstructed field of view.
Upper Lip Lift
Reshaping the upper lip is a valuable way to create a balance in facial features. Apart from correcting thin lips, achieving the optimum distance between your upper lip and nose gives an aesthetically pleasing shape.
The ideal distance between the base of your nose and upper lip is about one third of the distance between your lower lip and the base of your chin. The anatomical equivalent of the golden ratio.
Our faces can lengthen with ageing and lip lifts have been performed as part of wider face lifts. To bring a more youthful look, perhaps a better smile.
The latest techniques allow this to be achieved separately, under local anaesthesia. Recovery is fast, scarring is minimal and discreet, the outcome of a quite small change is still significant.
A temporal (or lateral) brow lift is designed to correct the area of the brow which tends to descend as we age. An aspect able to have a greater effect on our expression than most facial changes.
Heavy, or sagging brow features make us look tired, concerned, or angry, when that is not the case. This may make us less approachable.
Good cosmetic brow surgery helps to eliminate mistaken perception, bringing a refreshed appearance and confidence to match. You are no longer seen to be frowning and you aren’t worried about looking worried.
A temporal browlift is again a quite quick procedure, under local anaesthetic. There is normally little discomfort and healing times are short.
Our Cosmetic Ethos
Harley Street Maxillofacial Clinic is a specialist centre, with good day surgery facilities. Using them for cosmetic surgery, alongside medical surgery, puts them to equally valuable use.
Risk is minimised, safety heightened and we focus on time management for shorter procedures. Your cosmetic surgery is planned and performed by a leading medical consultant, for long term improvement, rather than a quick fix.
We believe the benefits of cosmetic facial surgery are significant and contribute to a healthier life. Self esteem matters and our cosmetic patients tell us they tend to look after themselves better after surgery.
A good lifestyle and diet make more sense, as does skin care, or being more active. Healthy bodies and minds depend on how we feel, if our team can help, please get in touch.