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Your nose is a very prominent feature of the face, and as a result, it can often be an area that people dislike. Undergoing a surgical procedure such as a rhinoplasty is one option, however, many people are not ready to commit to surgery. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose a permanent option. Instead, you can have a non-surgical rhinoplasty. 

What is a non-surgical rhinoplasty?

A non-surgical rhinoplasty is a non-invasive procedure that is becoming increasingly popular. It involves fillers being injected into the nose to alter its appearance. 


Who can have a non-surgical rhinoplasty? 

This is a great procedure for both women and men who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose but do not want to commit to a permanent solution, such as a surgical rhinoplasty. 

A non-surgical rhinoplasty is suitable for people who have a nose which has a bump, is uneven or has a droopy appearance. You can even apply filler to the tip of the nose to make it appear thinner and more refined. 


Who isn’t this procedure for?

If you are looking to reduce the size of your nose, you will not be able to achieve this with a non-surgical rhinoplasty. 

Prior to having a non-surgical rhinoplasty, you will have to attend a consultation with a surgeon, who will be able to assess your nose and determine whether or not you are an appropriate candidate. 

What if I don’t like how it looks?

Every care will be taken to ensure you leave happy with the appearance of your nose. However, you may find you do not actually like the results of your non-surgical rhinoplasty, or you preferred the appearance of your natural nose. Fortunately, this procedure is not permanent. The fillers used will eventually dissolve, so within a few months, your nose will return to its natural appearance. However, if you do not want to wait for the fillers to disappear, you can have them dissolved.


How is the non-surgical procedure done?

As this is a non-surgical procedure, you will be awake throughout the duration of the procedure. 

The skin on and around the nose will be cleaned, and you will be given a local anaesthetic which will numb the area. The fillers will then be slowly injected. The surgeon will be massaging the area so the filler sits in the right position. You will be awake the whole time so you will be able to see this process take place. You will not feel any pain; you will only feel a pinch on the skin when the local anaesthetic is injected. 

The whole process will take no longer than 30 minutes. You will be able to leave immediately after the procedure. 


What happens after the procedure?

There is no recovery period for this procedure, and if need be you can return to work the same day as the procedure. You may notice some swelling or redness around the nose following the procedure.

You will need to take some precautions with your nose in order to avoid any damage. It is recommended that you:

– Avoid wearing glasses or sunglasses for long periods of time

– Do not bump or knock the nose

– Avoid blowing the nose 

Doing this will ensure the filler stays in the correct position and the appearance of the nose does not change.

You can expect the results of the non-surgical rhinoplasty to last for 9 to 12 months – the exact timeframe will vary from person to person. Factors which will influence how long the filler lasts includes what type of filler that was used, metabolic rate and physical activity.

Are there any risks? 

As with every cosmetic procedure, there are risks involved in a non-surgical rhinoplasty. In rare instances, the filler may be injected into the wrong area of the nose, or too much filler will be used. This can cause blood supply in the nose to be cut off. 

This risk is extremely rare but highlights the importance of always going to a surgeon who is qualified to perform non-surgical rhinoplasty. As this is a non-surgical procedure, people who are not surgeons may offer this as a service. If you are considering getting a non-surgical rhinoplasty, it is important to check the qualifications of your surgeon prior to your appointment.

Are you interested in a non-surgical rhinoplasty? This is a procedure London Lipo Institute currently offers. Contact us today to find out more or to book a consultation. 

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 Do you want your skin to appear tighter and smoother? Are you sick of wrinkles and flabby skin? You don’t have to look older than your years – you can reduce the clock with a face lift.

What is a face lift?

As we naturally age, our skin begins to lose elasticity. Wrinkles around the lips and eyes start to form and begin to make us look older. Some people feel the ageing on their face does not match their true age, or how old they feel. Others may have undergone drastic weight loss, which can alter the appearance of your face or leave you with excess skin. Fortunately, a face lift can be a solution to help turn back the clock and rejuvenate your face.

A face lift works to tighten any loose skin on the face that is below the eyes. A face lift will be able to be done without the results looking obvious. Instead, you will have a natural looking face, but with fewer wrinkles and loose skin.

If you would like the skin above the eyes tightened, you may be interested in undergoing a browlift.

Am I a good candidate for a face lift?

You will be an appropriate candidate for a face lift if you:

  • Want your face to appear more youthful

  • Have wrinkles or sagging skin on the face which you are wanting to remove and tighten

  • Still have some skin elasticity in the face

  • Want to feel better about your appearance

  • Have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve

There is no upper age limit to who can have this procedure. However, those who are older will naturally have less skin elasticity, and therefore the results may differ from patients who are in their 40s to 60s.

How is a face lift performed?

Before undergoing a face lift procedure, you will meet with the surgeon to have a consultation. This will allow the surgeon to determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a face lift.

On the day of the procedure, you will be given a general anaesthetic. You will be asleep for the whole duration of the procedure, so you will be unable to hear or feel anything.

There are various different methods for a face lift. You and your surgeon will decide on the best method for you during your consultation.

Generally, the surgeon will make incisions around the hairline in front of your ears. If you are wishing to improve the jawline because of sagging jowls, the surgeon may also make an incision beneath the chin. Surplus facial skin will then be removed, as well as any excess fat. The skin is then pull back and upward and then stitched into the new position. In cases where it is needed, the facial fat and tissue will be redistributed or added to the face.


What is the recovery period like?

After the surgery, a bandage will be wrapped around the face to cover the incisions and help with bruising. You will have to avoid getting these bandages wet for the first two days in order to minimise the risk of any infection occurring.

You will be able to return home the same day as the procedure, once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off. You will not be able to drive yourself home and will need someone to drive you from the centre or have a chaperone. You will have to avoid driving for several days following the procedure – your surgeon will be able to tell you the specific amount of days, which can vary from person to person.

After surgery, it is normal to experience bruising, swelling and have some mild pain and discomfort. Bruising and swelling should fade after about two weeks.

You have to avoid any strenuous physical activity for at least two weeks.

You will have to make sure you get plenty of rest during the recovery period. Ensure you do not sleep on your face or your sides, but sleep with your head propped up for several days. This will help to reduce the swelling.


Are you interested in a face lift? Contact London Lipo Institute today to find out more information or to book a consultation. 

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As we age, we start to get more drooping lines on our face, particularly around the eyebrows and on the forehead. These can not only be considered aesthetically unappealing but can make us feel older than we actually are. A browlift is a suitable remedy to this problem. 

 

What is a browlift?
 

 

A browlift involves lifting the eyebrow and tightening the muscles in the upper eyelid. This gives you a less puffy, droopy appearance around your eyes. This is a particularly popular procedure for those who have hooded eyes or a heavy brow.

There are numerous benefits to having a browlift, including:

– Achieving a more youthful appearance with raised brows

– Improves heavy brows

– Reduces hooded eyelids

– Minimises wrinkles around the brows and on the forehead

– Correct asymmetry of the eyebrows

– Elevate the brows to the correct position

 

Can I have other procedures alongside a browlift?

 

There are many other cosmetic procedures that you can have while you have a browlift. These procedures complement each other and work to give you a full facial rejuvenation. Popular procedures to have with a brow lift include:

 

– Blepharoplasty: otherwise known as eyelid surgery, a blepharoplasty removes excess skin from the upper and lower eyelid. You can have either an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both at the same time. 

– Facelift: a facelift will alter the appearance of your cheeks, jowls and neck. This helps to tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles and reposition facial fat, making you appear refreshed and more youthful. 

In some instances, it may be better for you to have one of those procedures rather than a browlift. During a consultation with a surgeon, you will be able to discuss your wants and needs, and the surgeon will be able to recommend if a browlift is the right surgery for you. 

 

How is the browlift procedure performed?

 

There are numerous browlift techniques. The appearance of the brow will be the factor that decides which method is used during the browlift surgery. The browlift methods include:

 

– Traditional browlift: this involves an incision being made above the hairline. The forehead, brow and hairline are then moved upward. 

– Minimally invasive browlift: this is best for men who have very noticeable forehead creases. The incision is made in the forehead crease and the eyebrows are then lifted. This is popular for those who wish to correct brow asymmetry. 

– Endoscopic browlift: this involves three small incisions above the hairline, and the face is then moved upward. As there is a high risk of complication such as nerve damage for this method, London Lipo Institute does not currently perform this procedure. 

– Male browlift: as the name suggests, this browlift method is generally a preferred one for men. An incision is made at the length of the eyebrow. The skin is then pulled to become tighter and firmer. Unlike the other methods, the male browlift pulls the skin down, rather than back. This makes the procedure popular with those who are starting to go bald, as the hairline will be moved forward rather than back.

 

Frequently asked questions about browlifts

 

Who is a good candidate for a browlift?

To be eligible for a browlift, you will need to:

– Be physically and mentally healthy

– Be a non-smoker, or be able to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery and during the recovery period

– Have a healthy BMI (this is considered to be 18.5 – 24.9)

– Have low, heavy eyebrows

 

Why is the endoscopic browlift not a suitable method for everyone?

There is not one singular method for a browlift, and the method used will vary for each individual. Factors such as an elevated hairline can often be a reason people chose not to undergo this method. During a consultation, the surgeon will analyse your brows and forehead and suggest which is the best method for you. 

 

Will the results look natural?

People can often be hesitant to undergo a brow lift because it may leave your face looking frozen and surprised. However, this is not the case at London Lipo Institute. Our experienced, qualified surgeons will leave your face looking natural and youthful. 

 

Can I have my hairline moved forward?

Yes, you can. Using the male browline method, the hairline can be moved forward, rather than backwards. 

 
Are there any risks with a browlift? 

Every surgical procedure involves risks, albeit rare risks. Complications might include irritation of the nerve that provides sensation to the forehead, bleeding, and asymmetry between the two sides. Further surgery may be necessary if any complications do arise. It is also normal to experience some numbness on the forehead after the surgery, however, this will subside and feeling will return.

 
Can I have anti-ageing injectables instead of a browlift? 

Anti-ageing injectables will work to paralyse muscles and raise the eyebrows. However, you will need to continue to have the injectables to sustain the look. You will only need to have browlift surgery once. 

 

Do I need to cut or shave my hair?

While incisions are made behind the hairline, you will not need to cut or shave your hair. 

 

What anaesthetic is used during a browlift?

A browlift is performed under general anaesthetic, meaning you will be asleep and unable to feel or hear anything throughout the procedure. 

 
How long does the browlift take?

It will take about one to two hours.

 

What will the recovery period be like?

It is normal to experience some pain and discomfort following the browlift procedure. You will be able to take pain medication to manage any symptoms. You will experience some swelling and bruising, which will dissipate after one to two weeks. You will have to avoid any vigorous physical activity for two weeks following the surgery, as well as avoid any exposure to the sun.

 

Will I have scars?

This will depend on which method you have. Some browlift methods include incisions within the hairline, which will not be visible. The utmost effort will be made to ensure the incisions are in the correct position (such as within wrinkle lines) and therefore they will not be as visible. Over time, the scars will fade and become less noticeable.

 

Interested in a browlift? This is a procedure London Lipo Institute currently offers. Contact us today for more details.

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London Lipo Institute offers the full range of treatment options across the entire spectrum of facial rejuvenation procedures. 

Facial rejuvenation can be achieved with: 

– Facial surgery 

– Facial injectables 

All our facial rejuvenation procedures are performed by fully qualified specialist facial plastic surgeons. 

 

What is a facial plastic surgeon?

 

To become a facial plastic surgeon, after graduating from medical school, a doctor must first complete his/her specialist training in one of four specialities to become a specialist surgeon. This will lead to a certificate of completion of training in one of the four specialities listed below. 

These are: 

– Plastic surgery 

– Ear, Nose and Throat surgery 

– Oral and Maxillofacial surgery 

– Ophthalmic surgery 

To become a facial plastic surgeon, they must then complete a specialist 18-month international fellowship in facial plastic surgery. This encompasses both AESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE surgery at the world’s leading centres for facial plastic surgery. As well as the U.K, Belgium, The USA, Sweden and Australia are highly respected centres for facial plastic surgery. The entire training process takes over 10 years from completion of medical school. 

 

Why choose a facial plastic surgeon?

 

Our facial plastic surgeons are able to perform the full range of facial rejuvenation procedures, from full facelifts and nose-reshaping surgery all the way to advising on facial skin care. A facial plastic surgeon ONLY performs procedures in the face and neck region. We would recommend avoiding practitioners who are qualified to perform only facial injectable treatments to carry out your facial rejuvenation needs. This includes nurses, GPs, cosmetic/aesthetic doctors and dentists. 

 

Why should I avoid facial injectables performed by nurses, GPs, cosmetic/aesthetic doctors and dentists?

 

The key unifying theme that links all the above professionals is their attendance at a 2-day training course on facial injectables. The courses are usually named ‘2-day weekend Botox and Dermal filler course’. We would recommend you type in this phrase on a search engine to see what you find. A facial plastic surgeon has had 18 months of continuous educational exposure across the entire breadth of facial rejuvenation procedures – both surgical and injectable treatments. This is on top of their specialist training in one of the 4 surgical specialities listed above. More than 30% of facial procedures we perform are for correcting facial complications from injectables performed by one of the aforementioned practitioner types. 

 

What is the difference between a general plastic surgeon and a facial plastic surgeon?

 

A general plastic surgeon will perform surgery across the full breadth of cosmetic surgery – this includes breast, body and face surgery. A facial plastic surgeon ONLY performs surgery on the face and neck region. The margin for error in breast and body surgery is measured in centimetres. The margin for error in facial rejuvenation procedures is measured in MILLIMETRES. Being a full-time dedicated facial specialist means treatment outcomes are superior because of higher case volumes. For example, a general plastic surgeon may perform perhaps 2-3 rhinoplasties (nose-reshaping surgery) per month mixed in with breast enlargements, tummy tucks and female genital surgery. A facial plastic surgeon will usually perform around 15-16 rhinoplasty procedures each month. 

 

Why choose London Lipo Institute for your facial rejuvenation needs?

 

All aspects of your facial rejuvenation care, whether facial surgery or facial injectables, and from initial consultation all the way through to the aftercare consultation – will be delivered by a facial plastic surgeon. All facial plastic surgeons have extensive experience in revision surgery for your peace of mind. Competence in revision surgery requires extensive reconstructive expertise which can only be learnt through a specialist facial plastic surgery fellowship. 

 

What happens at my facial rejuvenation consultation?

 

All aspects of your needs and preferences will be discussed. The issue of what can be done and what cannot be done will be fully covered. The full range of surgical and injectable options specific to you as an individual will be covered in depth. The single most important aspect of a successful outcome is meticulous patient selection. Please remember that any facial rejuvenation procedure proposed – whether surgical or injectable – is an INVASIVE medical procedure with potential risks and complications. We always perform thorough psychological profiling to assess your suitability for any proposed facial intervention. IN APPROXIMATELY 30% OF ALL CASES ASSESSED, WE WILL NOT PROCEED TO PERFORM A FACIAL INTERVENTION – SURGICAL OR INJECTABLE. A famous surgical pearl of wisdom…”A good surgeon knows how to operate, a better surgeon knows when to operate but the best surgeon knows when not to operate.” 

 

Make sure your facial rejuvenation specialist is a fully trained facial plastic surgeon. 

 

Facial Surgery

 

– Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat, usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. 

– Facelift and necklift surgery (rhytidectomy)

A facelift can improve the most visible signs of ageing by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. 

– Nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose (“nose job”), is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty can alter the size or shape of your nose, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.

– Browlift surgery

With age, the forehead becomes slack and this often causes the eyebrows to drop. This gives the eyes a more aged appearance and causes skin excess in the upper eyelids. The process can be reversed by surgery. 

– Ear correction surgery

If you are considering ear correction surgery, there may be some questions you’d like answered. Ear surgery, pinnaplasty or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. 

– Chin procedures

We are able to perform chin augmentation surgery using implants to correct receded chins and also chin reduction surgery to reduce the prominence of large chins. 

– Cheek implants

A cheek implant is a very effective technique to restore cheek volume. We also offer cheek augmentation using your own transferred fat. 

– Lip procedures

The most common procedure for the lips is lip augmentation. We also offer lip reduction surgery and surgery to lift the upper lip to both increase shape and profile. 

– Neck liposuction

Liposuction of the neck is a procedure that must be performed with care and precision to create an aesthetically pleasing contour. 

– Facial injectables

Anti-wrinkle injections (Botulinum toxin) Filler Injections Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections Fat transfer injections. 

 

Facial skin care

 

The importance of facial skin care will be emphasised at your facial rejuvenation consultation. Our facial plastic surgeons are able to advise on a comprehensive programme for your facial skin care. Facial skin care is optimised by following a healthy lifestyle. The importance maintaining good health cannot be underestimated. A healthy body has many benefits in helping to maintain. Implementing healthy lifestyle choices is a key factor for optimising facial skin care. Sensible lifestyle choices include regular exercise, a healthy diet, adequate rest, stress management techniques, and avoidance of factors that can have a negative effect on health.

 

Key ingredients for maintaining good health

– Well-balanced diet: a well-balanced diet includes regular meals and a good balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats from a variety of food sources. 

– Sufficient hydration: water is essential for keeping the skin hydrated and an adequate intake is essential for flushing out waste products from the body. 

– Regular exercise, adequate sleep and rest. 

 

The importance of avoiding smoking

Smoking is detrimental to general health, including the body’s ability to cope with stress and the quality of the skin. Chemical agents in the smoke trigger constriction of blood vessels in the body, reducing the amount of oxygen that is available to the skin. Over time this results in promoting ageing of the skin with the formation of lines, wrinkles and loss of facial volume. In addition, the contraction of the lips while smoking results in the promotion of lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Wrinkles also develop around the eyes due to smokers closing their eyes to avoid the smoke and a loss of facial volume. Smoking also results in the generation of carbon monoxide in the blood, this induces the formation of free radicals that are harmful to soft tissues and cells promoting toxicity and facial ageing. Cigarette smoke contains nicotine that promotes constriction of blood vessels in the body, reducing blood flow and oxygen transport to the skin. All these effects mean smoking can seriously impair your healing from facial surgery. 

The steps to achieving good facial skin care: 

– Cleansing 

– Toning 

– Moisturising 

– Protecting

 

Interested in facial rejuvenation surgery? Contact London Lipo Institute today. 

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Having a deviated septum can cause many issues. Some of these issues may involve sleeping general breathing and more. The septum is the piece of bone positioned in the centre of your nose which separates your nostrils.


What can cause a deviated septum?

Many different things can cause the septum to be deformed. Some people naturally have a deviated septum, it is not uncommon. A deviated septum can occur during birth. This is due to how the birth took place. Also, injury to the face or nose may cause a deviated septum or a broken nose.


How is it performed?

This can be performed under both local and general anaesthetic. For a septoplasty, it is usually fully open so it easier to see where the septum deviates. The surgeon will next then remove the part of the septum which is causing the issue and reattach it in the correct position. After the bone is secure the nose will be closed back up. Undergoing a rhinoplasty will relieve the breathing.


How is it different from a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure which alters the size and shape of someone’s nose. This surgery is more for changing the appearance of someone’s nose. However, a septoplasty is more for functionality. Having a deviated septum hinders your breathing and sleeping abilities. With a rhinoplasty, it can be performed both open and closed, whereas a septoplasty is only performed open.

If you need to need to undergo a septoplasty we advise you to speak to multiple different clinics and surgeons to get the best advice.

 

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A Rhytidectomy is also known as a facelift. A facelift is a procedure which removes or reduces the appearance of saggy skin and fat on the face. This surgical procedure improves the signs of ageing around the neck and face. It will help to remove any deep creases or wrinkles on the face. Other procedures such as a brow lift or blepharoplasty are also used in conjunction with this surgery to give a more youthful look. 


How is this procedure performed?

First, your surgeon will give you either local or general anaesthetic. A local anaesthetic is used to only numb the area needed, this means the patient will be awake during the procedure but the patient will not feel a thing. A general anaesthetic is used to ensure the patient fully unconscious during the procedure. For women, the surgeon will then create an incision in the temple area just in front of the ear. This incision will continue will continue to the back of your ears down until your earlobes near the hairline. For men, the surgeon will create the incisions to follow the natural beard lines to create a natural look. The skin will be lifted carefully so the surgeon will be able to remove any connective tissue and muscle. Fat may also be removed at this point as well as the excess saggy skin. Once the excess skin is removed the surgeon will close the wound with sutures. This surgery can take from two to four hours to complete.


Rhytidectomy

 

After a facelift procedure nearly all of the patient experience minimal pain. The surgeon should prescribe medications such as antibiotics and pain medication. Swelling and bruising within moderation is unavoidable as the skin and muscle are being disrupted. However, using a cold or hot compress the swelling should reduce. The patient should return to the surgeon within two days to get the dressings either removed or replaced and to also check the healing process. The patient should avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks to ensure the wound is healing properly. Shaving the area should also be avoided. Scarring should be undetectable due to the area it is placed however if it is noticeable it will fade over a short period of time.

 

What it cannot do

This procedure is used to reverse the signs of ageing but it cannot stop natural ageing. After you have undergone a Rhytidectomy your skin will start to age again within time. This is because ageing is completely natural and there is no way of fully preventing it. Fillers and anti-wrinkle injections can be used to slow down the ageing process however they do not stop them and they are only temporary. A facelift is only really effective if it is done surgically.

 

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Gluteal augmentation is a way to change the size and shape of your buttocks surgically. Fat transfers and buttock implants are the most popular methods of changing the size and shape of your buttocks. These methods are intended to give a natural curve to the buttocks either through an implant or fat transfer.


Reasons why someone may undergo gluteal augmentation

  • Weight loss – When a large amount of weight is lost there will normally we a large amount of skin left. This skin may be very loose and saggy causing discomfort. This normally happens in previously fatty areas such as the buttocks, breasts, stomach, thighs and stomach.

  • Increase in size – People may just want to increase the size of their buttocks. Within certain cultures, it is considered very beautiful to have a larger behind so some people may be doing it for this reason.

  • Flatness – A person may be born with a naturally slimmer figure which may cause a flatter behind. People may not have an issue with this, however, some women may feel like their figure may need to be curvier so they opt for surgery.


Implants

Buttock implants should mainly be used in the case of insufficient fat deposits for a Brazilian Butt Lift. The implant is made out of soft silicone to give a natural feel. The implant is placed under the muscle to prevent movement and an unnatural look. Using buttock implants gives a more feminine contoured look to your buttocks to enhance your profile. This procedure is usually carried out under general anaesthesia; once the patient is asleep two medium sized incisions are made between each buttock cheek in the midline. This incision goes through the gluteus muscle to create a pocket large enough for the implant. Once the implant is inserted the incision is then closed and then repeated on the other buttock.

However, we do not use implants as they carry a large risk of infection and ruptures. 


Fat Transfer 

Fat transfer to the buttocks is done using liposuction transferring fat from one area of the body to the buttocks. A fat transfer gives an all-natural enlargement to the buttocks.  The procedure starts with the fat harvesting. At our clinic, we use the tumescent anaesthetic technique. The patient is injected with numbing fluids in the areas where the fat will be removed (local anaesthesia) Liposuction is then used to remove the fat. Once all of the fat is collected it is that purified and filtered so it is ready for injection. The healthy fat is then put into a syringe which is then injected into certain areas of the buttocks to enlarge it. 

For information on our Training Courses, please call us on 01923 801601 or email info@londonlipoinstitute.com – Alternatively, fill out our contact form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Lip fillers are an effective and temporary way of enlarging your lips. Which means every 4-6 months you have to return clinic for a top up to keep your lips looking full. PermaLip, also known as SurgiSil, are implants which are a permanent way of keeping your lips full.


What is it?

PermlaLip or SurgiSil is a lip Implant which is created to look smooth and natural. The Lip implants are made out of soft but solid silicone which is FDA approved. The implants are contoured to the natural shape of lips to create a natural yet enhanced look. These implants can’t rupture or deflate and can be removed at any time.

Benefits of Lip implants

 

  • Permalip implants are not injectable

  • They are naturally contoured to fit the face

  • The implants have a smooth surface which reduces the chance of tissue re-growth (capsular contracture)

  • The implants are permanent however they can be removed easily

  • They vary in sizes and shapes

  • They cannot rupture or deflate

 

How lip implants are implanted

 

The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. After the mouth is numb two little incisions are made in the corners of each side of the mouth. A tunnel is then created using a small cannula, creating this cannula will make it easier and quicker for the implant to pass through. The surgeon uses a special tool to pass through the implant. Once the implant is in the surgeon will massage the lips to put the implant in the correct place. The Incisions are then stitched shut and the process is repeated on the second lip. This process can all be finished within half an hour! With any procedure, there will be swelling and soreness but using a cold compress will combat these symptoms. When moving your lips for the first days you must be careful of the Incisions to avoid infection. You will be able to return to normal activities the following day.

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Blepharoplasty London is also known as eyelid surgery, it is performed to remove any excess skin located in the upper and lower eyelids to remove hooded eyelids or ‘eye bags’.Upper and lower eyelid surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic. General anaesthetic is used if both eyelids are being operated on. Blepharoplasty London on the upper eyelid is performed by the surgeon making an incision on the crease of the skin fold located on the eyelid and allows the surgeon to remove unwanted skin. The surgeon then closes the incision made on the eyelid and will ensure that any scars in the fold of the eyelid is hidden. Surgery on the lower eyelid is done to remove fat or bags by an incision being made below the bottom eyelashes or on the inside of the eyelid. Excess skin may be removed but only a small amount and the muscle which closes the eye is not harmed. Once the surgery is completed suture strips are applied to the eyelids to provide them with support, they are removed after 3-5 days.
Blepharoplasty London

Why is Blepharoplasty performed? Blepharoplasty London is performed for many different reasons. For surgery on the upper eyelids it is often chosen because of excess skin and fat which can cause the eyelid to look heavy making the eyes looking aged and can even restrict vision. For patients from Asian countries sometimes they wish to have double eyelid surgery to create an upper eyelid crease wish can be known as ‘Westernization of the eyelid’. This surgery is performed by cutting a fold into the eyelid creating a double fold to widen their eyes, which is seen as creating a westernized look. Lower eyelid Blepharoplasty is performed to remove any excess skin which reduces wrinkles and can also improve the shape of the lower eyelid by the removal of skin and fat. The eyelid is sometimes required to be tightened to remove sagging or droopiness of the skin. Fat can be added to the eyelid also if the patient feels they have a hollowed appearance caused by the eyelids.

How does excess skin become sagged or drooped? There are many factors that can cause eyelids to appear aged or sagging. The skin can lose its elasticity and the muscles in the eyelid slack with age, this results in the loose skin being created when folds in the upper eyelid forms which causes deep creases to be created in the lower eyelids. The muscle beneath the skin is then loosened and allows the fat that aids the eyes in the sockets to come forward which results in the eyes appearing ‘baggy’. In some cases eye ‘bags’ can be hereditary and are caused during early adulthood. Eye bags seem more common in the morning due to potential long-term stress and lack of sleep. Fluid which is normally distributed in the body in the day however during the night can appear where there is loose skin for example the eyelids. Ageing can cause the drooping of the eyelids, which causes excess skin to be formed in the upper eyelids, sometimes there is a high quantity of excess skin which causes problems such as restricted vision.

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The IGuide Neck lift is a new procedure alternatively to the traditional neck lift and involves mini pin pricks to be created around the jaw area which is then weaved through by surgical thread , and continuously moved back and forth from each jaw bone to tighten the skin making it more smooth, tighter and resulting in a more defined neck and jaw line. This procedure is done under local anaesthesia and usually takes one hour in total.


The IGuide neck lift and traditional neck lift

In the traditional neck lift, it involves making an incision behind the ear as well as in front of the ear so that the fatty tissues are then lifted off from the underlying muscle and the connective tissue is then moved as necessary in order to reduce the loose skin present. If the patient wishes to have more tightened skin then the underlying muscle and the fascia are tightened using sutures (row of stitches). The skin is then moved back and upwards and any excess skin is removed. The incisions/wound is then closed to make sure the bleeding has stopped and covered with a bandage. The IGuide neck lift procedure is recommended over the traditional neck lift procedure because the IGuide procedure is; less painful, quicker recovery, reduced swelling and is a shorter procedure. Another reason to choose the IGuide neck lift is the fact there will be no incisions or scarring behind the ear. Both of the neck lift procedures last the same amount of time in terms of the effects of the procedure. The risks of the procedures are similar which are; swelling, infection, bleeding, numbness and scarring. However, the traditional neck lift is more liable for the risks to occur as the incision has to be done behind the ear. Another potential risk is the row of stitching (sutures) may be visible however it’s very unlikely. But this can be corrected by the surgeon using local anaesthesia if necessary. The IGuide neck lift is actually considerably cheaper than traditional neck lift surgery which is another reason to opt for this procedure. IGuide neck lift

Recovery time

The recovery time can be very quick, normally it takes up to several days and most patients are back to work after 3-5 days. The only effect that may prevent the patient from attending work would be due to the swelling and bruising. Vigorous activity such as sport should be avoided until the neck has fully recovered but normal activities can be done after 1-2 days.

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