Changing faces

We talk to Mr Harrison a world famous surgeon and pioneer in the field of Facial-Palsy Reconstruction

Whether it’s a bump in your nose, a bulge on your stomach that just won’t shift, or bags under your eyes, most people have something they wish they could change.

Some choose to rectify these problems by undergoing plastic surgery, however for some people plastic surgery is a necessity rather than a choice. For those born with facial palsy (a paralysis of the facial nerve) surgery can help drastically improve the patients quality of life.

We talk to Mr Harrison a world famous surgeon, the pioneer in the field of Facial-Palsy Reconstruction. We asked about common cosmetic procedures and what they involve.

What Women Want Some of the top treatments being asked for by women over the UK are;

Face and Neck Lifts Along with breast enlargement and liposuction, the Facelift is the most globally popular cosmetic surgery procedure. The main reason for this is that through the smoothing of loose facial skin, the patient can appear much younger once full recovery has been made.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lifts For the upper eyelids the incision is made in the natural crease line above the eyelashes. The incisions might extend into the crow's feet or laughter lines at the outer corners of your eyes to remove excess fat and trim sagging muscle and skin. The incisions will then be closed with very fine stiches. For the lower eyelids the incision starts underneath the eyelashes and outwards into the crow's feet area, the skin is then lifted upwards and outwards, gently tensioning the area and overlapping skin removed. The positive results of your refreshing eyes and reduced tired appearance will leave you looking years younger.

Liposuction Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that aims to eradicate excessive stubborn fat from areas of the body including the chin, chest, back, stomach, waist and thighs. For the Liposuction procedure you will be advised to remain in the clinic for one or two days after the Liposuction has taken place. ‘I had quite an elderly lady the other day and I removed some fat under her chin and she was so happy with her look. It made a tremendous difference to her appearance and profile.’

Rhinoplasty One of the most popular of all cosmetic surgery procedures, Rhinoplasty - known in common parlance as the nose job - is an operation to reshape the nose (nostrils included), which can also mean either an increase or reduction in size. 10 Faces

Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation is essentially the enhancement of the breasts to increase their size, through a cosmetic surgery procedure using implants. The implants are usually shells made of silicone and filled with either a soft silicone gel or saline. It is not necessarily the case that this breast surgery procedure is always for cosmetic reasons, as it can also be upon referral for medical reasons.

Something for the men These days it is not uncommon for a men to as readily undertake cosmetic surgery as women. One of the more common procedures for men is Otoplasty. Otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to change the appearance of a person's ears. Otoplasty can take many forms, such as bringing the ears closer to the head (often called ear pinning), reducing the size of very big ears, or reshaping various bends in the cartilage. Other reconstructive procedures deal with the deformed, or abscent-microtic ears. Otoplasty surgery can involve a combination of moving, reshaping, adding, or removing structural ear elements.

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