At You New we offer a range of facial surgery procedures including:
- Facelift (Rhytidectomy);
- Eyelid Tuck (Blepharoplasty);
- Face Augmentation – with Autologous Fat Transplantation;
- Mechanical Peeling/Resurfacing (Dermabrasion);
- Liposuction of face, neck & submental region (double chin);
- Lip Augmentation – with Autologous Fat Transplantation or filler.
Most of our facial surgery procedures can be carried out at the clinic as day cases, under local anaesthetic. A very diluted local anaesthetic is used which dramatically reduces pain after surgery. Patients rest at the clinic for few hours and can then go home. Below is a description of our plastic surgery techniques for the face.
A facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for the face that can completely transform your looks. You can immediately correct age marks wrinkles and jawlings with a facelift, giving your face a younger appearance.
An eyelid tuck is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. The principle of this procedure is to remove the redundant fat (eyebags) and excess eyelid tissue . If there is no excess eyelid tissue to be removed, the eyebags can be removed from the inside of the eyelid (Trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty).
Face augmentation uses Fat Transplantation (transfer), one of the most predictable and safe procedures in cosmetic surgery. The principle of this procedure is to remove some fat cells from unwanted areas such as hips and buttocks. This fat can be transplanted either in small amounts as a filler to abolish facial wrinkles and frown lines or used to augment (enlarge) the lips and cheek bones (cheek augmentation surgery).
Dermabrasion is one of the oldest and most time tested procedures in cosmetic surgery. It involves removing part of the superficial layer of the skin (epidermis) to allow the deeper layer (dermis) to form a replacement. This procedure is used to reduce or smooth out wound scars, acne scars and fine wrinkles. It can also be used to prepare the skin for the lightning of certain dark or pigmented areas.
Fat can collect under the skin of the floor of the mouth to form a double chin. Liposuction can remove fat accumulation in the lower part of the face, under chin area and upper neck. During the procedure tumescent fluid is injected to numb the area, through a small opening behind the ear. Then through the same opening, liposuction is carried out.
At the end of the procedure, a layer of soft adhesive foam and a pressure bandage is applied. This is removed after 48 hours. The bandage has to be worn most of the time (23 hours a day) for the first week, then gradually reduced over a 4-6 weeks period. The skin will shrink giving the lower part of the face a youthful appearance.
Lip Augmentation or Reduction
As previously mentioned fat transplantation has become an established technique for augmenting some part of the body. Fat is harvested from unwanted areas, such as the tummy, inner thighs or buttocks.
After numping the lips, fat is injected through the corner of the mouth under local anaesthetic. Some degree of swelling should be expected for the first few days. Fat gives longer lasting results than artificial fillers such as hyaluronic acid that usually last just 6 months. Both techniques are available at You New.
Although many people seek lip augmentation, lip reduction is also a surgical option.
Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation. PRP therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume.
Your blood is essentially made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, the plasma and the platelets. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. PRP harnesses the beneficial functions of the patients own platelets and therefore there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment.