Facial plastic surgery is performed by surgeons from several surgical specialties. A particular strength of the subspecialty facial plastic surgery is that experts from different areas combine their skill and artistry to bring the best possible care, knowledge and treatment to the patient.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is offered for two reasons: First, it is performed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose. The goal is to generate a cosmetic result that is in harmony with the remainder of the face. Second, it is performed to alleviate a blockage of the nasal airway and to create an air passage that allows for comfortable and unhindered breathing.
Blepharoplasty is the name of the surgery to improve the appearance and/or function of the eyelids. The aesthetic appearance of the eyes and the vision can be affected in time by aging, environmental (sun, pollution) and genetic factors. Laxity of eyelid skin, muscles and excess fat tissue around the eyes lead to the settlement of wrinkles and eye bags on the eyelids, giving a tired look for the patient.
Face Lift surgery has changed dramatically over the past two decades. Modern face lift techniques no longer apply significant tension to the lifted skin. The naturally appearing, predictable and long lasting results of sub-SMAS and deep plane face lift operations yield to natural outcomes.
The gradual development of facial wrinkles is inevitable and generally represents the early sign of ageing. The most common areas of wrinkling include the forehead, the brows and the outer corner of the eyes (crow's feet). This is mainly related to muscle activity which can be effectively dampened by the use of botulinum toxin, which is a naturally occurring bacterial toxin. This type of treatment to paralyse muscles selectively and reduce wrinkles is commonly known as 'Botox' treatment.
Otoplasty is the name of the operation to correct protruding ears. Otoplasty is distinguished from other procedures that correct different problems of the ear: Ear lobes may be reshaped, ear piercings may be created or removed, and a whole new ear can be built for patients with one ear underdeveloped or missing from birth or trauma.
Facial palsy is a severe condition with psychlogical, social and functional consequences. Management of facial palsy relies on medical and surgical procedures. Each case requires a specific and unique approach.