Face
  • Fillers / Fat Injection
  • Full / Partial / Mini Face Lift
  • Suture Lift / Thread Lift
  • V Lift / Botox Lift

Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.

As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.

The facial skin also stretches, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.

What dermal fillers can do

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of depressed scars
  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
  • Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids

Dermal fillers can be helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.

Some patients may want to consider fat injections, which use fat harvested from the patient’s own body which can then be re-injected to enhance facial fullness, fill creases or build up shallow contours.

Fat injection requires a more extensive procedure than “off-the-shelf” soft tissue fillers.

A “donor area” must be determined (such as the abdomen or buttocks) and liposuction is used to extract the fat. The suctioned fat can then be transferred to the face, as a graft.

The grafted fat then has to redevelop a blood supply in order to survive. About 30%-50% of the fat injected will survive, and the surviving fat will last forever

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:

  • Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging
  • Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth
  • Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
  • Jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck”

The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress. Other procedures that might be performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes. Fat transfer or fillers may be suggested to replace the lost fatty volume. Skin treatments such as IPL, peels or laser may be offered to improve the quality and texture of the skin.

Reshaping of nose by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing width of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip can be performed. It may also relieve some breathing problems. Simple augmentation and tip plasties are usually done under local anesthesia as office procedures. With rib cartilage graft, hospitalization under general anaesthesia is usually required. 3 to 7 days off work may be required. For reduction rhinoplasty for hump reduction, general anaesthesia and hospital admission is usually required. More strenuous activities can be done after 2 to 3 weeks. Avoid hitting nose or having sunburn for 8 weeks.

Reshaping of nose by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing width of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip can be performed. It may also relieve some breathing problems. Simple augmentation and tip plasties are usually done under local anesthesia as office procedures. With rib cartilage graft, hospitalization under general anaesthesia is usually required. 3 to 7 days off work may be required. For reduction rhinoplasty for hump reduction, general anaesthesia and hospital admission is usually required. More strenuous activities can be done after 2 to 3 weeks. Avoid hitting nose or having sunburn for 8 weeks.