Everyone’s face and body is inherently different. This is great for uniqueness and character, however some people struggle with the appearance of certain features such as a double chin, stubborn fat deposits, or breast size. These features may always have been present, or they may have developed with time due to the ageing process.
It is possible to make minor changes to your appearance to diminish the features that you are unsatisfied with or to reduce the signs of ageing. This may involve such techniques as lipo-sculpting to remove unwanted fat areas, fat grafting to replace larger areas of lost volume, blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to correct drooping and hooding eyelids, and threadlifts to give structure and support to ageing skin.
With age or genetics, the area surrounding your eye can begin to droop or hood due to excessive amount of skin, underlying fat and/or muscle in the area. This excessive tissue can affect your range of vision as it can sit low enough to obstruct the pupil, cause discomfit, as well as decrease confidence in your appearance.
Lipo-sculpting is a form of liposuction that aims to remove targeted areas of fat in the face and body. This procedure is suited to areas of stubborn fat deposits, such as under the chin, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, where diet and exercise have no effect on the shape and appearance of the area.
Fat grafting is an alternative treatment for filling larger areas of the face and body. Fat tissue is taken from your own body, which gives the added benefit of improved contouring in the area of tissue donation. The removed fat tissue is processed then reinserted back into the desired area. A significant benefit of fat grafting is that it gives a permanent result.
Gynaecomastia, or ‘man boobs’, is a benign condition in men where the breast tissue is larger than normal. It can be present as protruding nipples to prominent breasts. It is caused by an imbalance in oestrogen, which is the hormone responsible for breast tissue growth.
A thread lift, or non-surgical face lift, is a rejuvenation technique that lifts and supports sagging skin and improves skin tone texture and elasticity. As we age, our skin loses elasticity due to breaking down of collagen and elastin fibres, and in the face volume is lost due to movement of the supporting fat pads.