There are many reasons why someone would want to undergo facial plastic surgery. You may want to look more youthful, or perhaps change the shape of your nose or pin back your ears.

Facial Plastic Surgery

There are many reasons why someone would want to undergo facial plastic surgery. You may want to look more youthful, or perhaps change the shape of your nose or pin back your ears.

Whatever your reasoning, you’re in capable hands with Dr Nerina Wilkinson and her team as not only are we experts in our field, but we also have compassion towards our patients and exercise the utmost discretion.

What’s New In Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

The face and neck are the parts of the body most exposed to the elements and are therefore most affected by the ageing process. Until recently, the conventional facelift was the only treatment of choice to improve the signs of ageing. However, many people have been put off the typical Hollywood, tight, “wind tunnel” look. Patients find that today’s options are more varied. Recent studies in facial cosmetic surgery indicate that more patients are requesting cosmetic surgery to remain competitive in the workplace. Due to the economic downturn, however, patients are more educated in the options available to them in cosmetic surgery and more are making use of less invasive procedures to delay the requirement for surgical procedures.

Dr Nerina Wilkinson’s patients are requesting more natural results with shorter recovery times to return back to their work and lifestyles sooner. The most common non-surgical procedures for both men and women remains Muscle Relaxing Injections. However, the use of the “liquid face lift” to rejuvenate the face is fast becoming very popular. The procedure is designed to bring back youthful features through the volumetric replacement of soft tissues lost with the process of ageing.

The procedure is performed in the practice where a natural gel, Juvederm, is injected in specific regions of the face to restore the 3D structure of the area. Dr Wilkinson uses a Natural-Lift™ technique to painlessly support the deeper facial soft tissues and lift the face. Patients can expect minimal downtime and the “rested” or “lifted” look can last 12 – 24 months.

For patients who require more extensive volume replacement to achieve a more youthful appearance, we suggest that they consider a Stemcell4DLift™. Unlike a normal facelift, in which the flaccid skin is excised to create an artificial firmness, a Stemcell4DLift™ is performed solely by injection and is completely scarless and incision-free. The procedure involves harvesting fat from a part of the body with abundant fat deposits, this is then purified and precisely injected back into the part of your face that needs filling and contouring. By replacing the fat that has been lost due to ageing you get an uplifting effect. The procedure is performed under local aneasthetic in the day clinic.

The amount of fat reinjected is always 30 – 40 % more than needed, as a percentage of the fat will be absorbed into the body. Patients are therefore more swollen and bruised than they would be if they underwent the simpler liquid facelift. The advantage is that the results are more permanent and the stem cells in the fat have regenerative potential.

However, for patients with more than just volume loss, who also show signs of sagging of the lower face, simple volumising techniques will not be sufficient. These patients will require some form of skin tightening. Thread Lifts are indicated in these patients with minimal skin laxity requiring facial remodelling/lifting without scars. The ideal patient for this treatment is a younger patient who does not want or need an extensive lift. It is also useful in patients trying to buy time while waiting to embark on more aggressive procedures later in life.

Thread Lifts can also be an alternative for heavy smokers too, as it is one of the few procedures for which heavy smoking is not contraindicated.

It is important to remember that when patients are older and show more loose skin around the neck and jowls, the less invasive procedures will not achieve adequate rejuvenating results. Surgical skin excision procedures are indicated in these patients. Today however, Plastic Surgeons all over the world understand the importance of minimally invasive procedures and that patients are demanding less visible scars. The “MACS” (minimal access cranial suspension) Lift or “S- Lift” is a procedure Dr Wilkinson uses commonly in her practice when patients require more extensive lifting and refreshing of the lower 2/3 of the face and neck.

The classic face lift is the more extensive invasive technique for facial lifting. This remains an excellent choice for older patients with more sagging skin of the face and neck. A new trend is that younger patients, 35 – 45 years of age, are seeking facelifts. This too has been one of the rapidly increasing requests at Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates. Patients today definitely want to bypass the typical stages of ageing i.e. jowls and loose necks. The availability of a variety of facelifting techniques has revolutionised the anti-aging practices of most modern Plastic Surgeons.

What To Expect From Facial Plastic Surgery?

Depending on the type of facial cosmetic surgery you undergo, you can expect to see various different results. But, the one commonality between all of them is that patients report a massive boost in self-confidence; and part of living a happy life is being confident and able to love yourself.

Are There Any Risks Involved In Cosmetic Facial Surgery?

Undergoing any surgery can incur certain risks. However, choosing an internationally trained surgeon with access to cutting edge technology can garner less risk. However, it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with your chosen plastic surgery procedure, even though the chances of a mishap are rare.

Dr Nerina Wilkinson takes it upon herself to discuss any potential complications with all her patients during their consultations so that they are fully aware of the risks and can therefore make informed decisions.

Who Is The Best Candidate For Facial Plastic Surgery?

As we mature, signs of ageing start to show and mark the appearance of our faces, and often, this can affect how we see ourselves. We are promoters of self-love and doing what you can to ensure you are happy with the way you look. One of the ways you can achieve this is through facial plastic surgery.

Anyone who’s unhappy with their facial features is an optimal candidate for a cosmetic facial surgical procedure. However, it works to your advantage if you’re in good health, as this serves you during your recovery.

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