Face and Skin
There are a number of procedures to used to
change the appearance of your skin and face. Some are presented below along with
a brief outline of the procedure. Follow the link in the item title or within
the text for more detailed information sheets.
Moles & Skin Lesions
Moles: A kind of skin cancer
called malignant melanoma often shows itself by a change in the normal look or
feel of a skin mole. Of course most changes do not mean that a cancer has
developed. But if it has it is important to deal with it right away. Malignant
melanoma is curable when found early and treated quickly.
If you think you might have a
malignant melanoma - Show it to your Doctor. Don't delay.
Between 1 and 2 % of the
UK population consider their ears to be too prominent. In many cases the shape
and lie of the ears is inherited. The most prominent ears often lack a normal
fold and sometimes one ear is more prominent than the other.
When an ear is noted to be too prominent within the first few weeks of life it
is possible to reshape using a small splint to the rim. The older the child
the the more stiff is the cartilage and a longer period of splint application
is required. By the age of 6 months the cartilage is too hard to be remoulded
The skin loses its elasticity and our
muscles slacken with age. For the eyelids this results in an accumulation of
loose skin which collects as folds in the upper lids and forms deepening
creases in the lower lids. At the same time there is a slackening of the
muscle beneath the skin allowing the fat, which cushions the eyes in their
sockets, to protrude forward giving the appearance of 'bagginess'. In some
families an inherited tendency can cause bags to form before any skin changes.
Bagginess can often appear
worse in the morning, particularly with prolonged stress and lack of sleep.
Drooping of the eyelids is also an effect of the ageing process and aggravates
the accumulation of the skin in the upper eyelids.
An eyelid reduction, or
Blepharoplasty, removes the surplus skin and
protruding fat to produce a more alert appearance and reduces the morning
Surgery to reshape the nose is a very
common cosmetic surgery procedure and it can be to increase or reduce the size
of the nose. The shape of the nose as well as the angle between the nose and
the upper lip. Sometimes breathing difficulties can be corrected at the same
The nose is the central
feature of the face and many people are self-conscious of a shape they regard
to be too big, small or have some feature they dislike. The characteristics of
the nose are inherited and develop during adolescent years. It continues until
the age of 16, when the nose stops growing. It is, therefore unwise to operate
before this age.
An operation called a
reduces the size of the framework of the nose over which the skin is draped.
The skin itself is not touched.
Lines & Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles on the
face arise from contraction of the underlying muscles every time you smile,
laugh or frown. These lines can be softened with injections of botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin is not a new drug. It has been used over 10 years to treat
muscular problems including eye deviation, eyelid spasm and facial spasms.
acts by blocking the impulses from the nerves to the muscles of expression. It relaxes the muscles so it treats facial lines
caused primarily by the action of the muscles on the skin. The ideal area
to treat are those wrinkles caused by muscles that have no significant
function. Examples include the deep crease between the eyebrows, crow’s'
feet wrinkles and forehead lines. Recent research has shown some benefit in
treating lines around the mouth and on the neck.
cannot improve wrinkles due to ageing and sun-damaged skin
since they are not related to facial muscle contractions. It will not
improve sagging skin either.
- Such as Juvederm and Restylane
Only temporary fillers are used, or
Fillers may be used to increase or restore volume, to smooth out wrinkles, or
to lift depressions such as scars.
Fillers or fat may be used to sculpt a face which has lost volume as in "THE
LIQUID FACELIFT". Miss Sassoon has over ten years' experience in using
Miss Sassoon favours the following hyaluronic acid fillers:
Juvederm Ultra and Voluma
Restylane and Restylane Perlane
Miss Sassoon is very experienced in the use of fat for volume enhancement, and
was a member of the National Group which set the guidelines for Safe Fat
Please note that often a combination of fillers and paralyzing agent (ie
botulinum toxin) may be indicated.
Face Lift -
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- Telephone / Appointments
- Pauline Osborne (+44) 01603 279805
- (+44) 01603 279805
- Postal address
Hill House Consulting Rooms BUPA Hospital, Old Watton Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TD
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