Beginner’s guide to cosmetic surgery: Face surgery
From nose surgery to eye bag removal surgery, there are many different surgical procedures that can be performed on the facial area.
There are many different reasons why you might choose to have face surgery. You might consider having a cosmetic procedure to improve a feature you’re unhappy with, or it could be that you simply want to look younger when the ageing process has made you feel less comfortable with your appearance.
You might have also tried a range of non-surgical treatments first before considering face surgery. Perhaps you have had a liquid ‘nose job’ to correct a deviated septum or dermal fillers to combat the signs of ageing around the eyes but are now looking for a more permanent solution.
Whatever the motive behind considering your procedure, here is our easy guide to the different types of face surgeries that we offer here at The Hospital Group:
What kinds of surgery can I have on my face?
There are many different cosmetic surgery procedures specifically for the face, we offer the following face surgery procedures at our hospitals:
Rhinoplasty, or a ‘nose job’, is a very popular cosmetic procedure. Reshaping of the nose can alter the balance and proportions of the whole face, changing the way you look and the way you feel about your appearance.
If you’re unhappy that your nose has a hump, is too long or wide, or perhaps contributes to breathing problems, rhinoplasty could help. It can also be combined with septoplasty, a procedure that straightens the nasal septum.
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is designed to improve the appearance of ears that protrude, that are overly large or that have become misshapen. If you feel as though your ears ‘stick out’ too far, we understand that this can affect your confidence and you may even try to keep your ears covered.
Otoplasty can help by removing or reshaping the cartilage to ‘pin back’ the ears or change their shape or size to suit your facial proportions.
If you’re unhappy that you have heavy eyelids with excess skin and deep wrinkles, you may benefit from eyelid surgery. Drooping skin and deep wrinkles on the eyelids can create a tired and aged appearance. Eyelid surgery, or upper blepharoplasty, is designed to remove the excess skin from above the eye for a tighter and more youthful look.
If you have loose skin and wrinkles on the forehead, this is likely a result of the natural ageing process. A brow lift, sometimes called a forehead lift, specifically targets wrinkles and sagging skin on the forehead to help achieve a more youthful appearance.
If you have loose facial or neck skin, we understand that this can cause an ageing effect on the face. Facelift surgery, or SMAS, is a commonly requested cosmetic procedure that can help to tighten skin on your face and jawline to rejuvenate your appearance and create a more youthful look.
What are the benefits of face surgery?
Both non-surgical treatments and face surgery have their advantages and disadvantages with many of our customers having tried something less invasive first. Face surgery is longer-lasting and can give a much more permanent solution that doesn’t need regular monthly top-ups unlike its non-surgical alternatives, and although it’s a larger financial commitment, it can prove more cost-effective over time.
When we look good, we feel good which can improve our self-confidence and the way we feel about ourselves especially if there is something that you have been wanting to change for years.Feeling more confident about the way you look can make you feel more like yourself and can improve your sense of self and well-being.
For peace of mind, we offer ongoing support at every step of your journey, from the very first consultation to three years after your cosmetic procedure has been carried out.
Choosing to have surgery with The Hospital Group means you can benefit from a comprehensive aftercare package, which includes post-surgery appointments with your surgeon and nurse, access to our 24-hour support helpline, as well as re-admission surgery if clinical complications occur and the surgeon agrees further surgery is needed.
How is face surgery done?
This would depend on the surgery type and the area of the face, as each procedure is different and will involve different advanced surgical techniques, procedure time and a varying length of recovery period.
All of the risks involved with the type of face surgery you have in mind along with the method of surgery will be fully explained to you in a completely free consultation with an expert cosmetic surgeon so you understand exactly what is involved as well as what to expect from surgery.
At The Hospital Group, we’re here to look after you.
As UK market leaders in cosmetic and weight loss surgery, we offer advice you can trust, treatment based on your individual needs, and support throughout your journey with us.
In fact, all of our face surgery comes with 3 years of comprehensive aftercare as standard, at no extra cost and never with any hidden extras.