Why Facial Plastic Surgery?
Facial plastic surgery procedures are the optimal tool at the hands of a plastic surgeon, working to truly transform the physical characteristics of the patient. However, we do not use this tool heedlessly since surgical options usually bare risks.
These days, defying the natural ageing of facial features and its associated transformations, is possible with a variety of non-surgical treatments available at the Rae Clinic. However, when it comes to advanced manifestations of ageing, deformity or structural changes in the soft tissue of the facial envelope, the use of non-surgical or minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, cannot always achieve the desired, long-lasting result. In these circumstances, facial plastic surgery procedures are possibly the best option.
At the Rae Clinic, we offer consultations with our Aesthetic Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ali Ghanem, MD PhD FRCS Plast., on the comprehensive range of facial plastic surgery procedures. Together with Dr.Ghanem you will be able to make an informed decision on whether a surgical option would best meet your needs and achieve the optimal desired results.
ResultsCan last between 2-10 years, depending on the procedure
Downtime1-2 weeks The healing process will continue over the following several weeks
PainAll surgical procedures are performed either under general anesthesia, sedation or local anesthetic infiltration
RepeatUsually unnecessary but can be done after 3-5 years
What is Facial Plastic Surgery for?
Facial plastic surgery procedures will be performed at a CQC-registered Hospital where Mr. Ghanem holds practicing privileges. It includes:
- FaceTite™ and NeckTite™ procedures
- Face, neck and brow lifts
- Upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Rhinoplasty, also known as a ‘nose job’
- Ear correction surgery using Earfold® or traditional pinnaplasty operations
- Chin augmentation using implants
- Facial contouring implants of malar, submalar, temporal and mandibular augmentation
- Techniques to remove fat and tighten facial tissue using micro-liposuction and micro-lipografting.
The Regenerative Factor
Dr. Ghanem is a leading authority in using regenerative medicine and surgery techniques in combination with facial plastic surgical procedures. nnThe use of growth factors such as platelet rich fibrin (PRF) therapy or nanofat transfer can have a considerable impact on your natural post-surgery healing process, additionally assisting the natural regeneration and formation of new skin cells.n
Our Facial Procedures
The FaceTiteTM and NeckTiteTM devices combine liposuction and radio-frequency tightening. At the Rae Clinic we use these devices to remove excess fat in the facial area. Meanwhile, it is also works to tighten and remodel the overlying skin without the need for invasive surgical interference.
Upon insertion the radio-frequency probe works to immediately tightens the skin structures. This holistic approach to face and neck tightening provides a scar-less face and neck lift solution and is ideal for patients without excessive amounts of loose or sagging skin.
Our face lift procedure is designed to remove excess skin while at the same time work to tighten the underlying layers of muscle and facial tissue. Accordingly, this allows for reduction in fine lines, wrinkles and skin sagging of the ageing face. Face lift procedures are considered to be the most common facial plastic surgery procedures.
With age the skin around the neck loses its flexibility, resulting in a wrinkled appearance, often referred to as ‘turkey neck’. A neck lift removes any excess skin and/or fat, while also tightening lax muscles resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
At the Rae Clinic we preform brow lift procedures on heavy or drooping brows. These usually impact the function and appearance of the eye area and result, unwillingly, in a sad or angry expression.
Blepharoplasty surgery can improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by removing excess skin from the upper eyelids. Moreover, excess skin in the eyelid that results in hooding might impede the patient’s vision. Lower eye bags where fat has herniated around the eyes, can also be removed.
Nose surgery or rhinoplasty works to correct functional and aesthetic nasal concerns. Significantly, all procedures on the nose are performed without compromising the ability to breathe. At the same time we are still able to maintain the aesthetic goals of the procedure, namely, reshaping prominent or naturally misshaped noses, correcting humps and/or defects caused by injury or disease.
A recessed or small chin can be augmented using surgically placed chin implants that will complement the patient’s prominent facial features and shape.
Ear correction with Earfold® or traditional pinnaplasty
Protruding ears (ears that stick out) can sometimes be a source of embarrassment . Ear pinning surgery has been available for many year. However, Earfold® offers a less invasive solution that uses a smart implant to hold the ear cartilage in the revised, desired shape.