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Changes in the Perioral Region

Keeping with our facelift theme for our vlogging series, we look at whether the perioral region changes after facelift surgery. Although a facelift can make visible changes to the face, the perioral region, which is the area around the mouth and lips, is rarely altered during the procedure. During a facelift, there are ligaments released around the mandible that allows the changes in the face. However, there is a limit to how much the lines caused by these ligaments can be altered which makes a facelift procedure ineffective for this particular area.

There is a case study provided showing a patient who chose to have a lower facelift procedure. There are photos showing examples of where her face shows visible signs of her skin being affected from sun damage. After the facelift procedure, although the patient had a lower face lift procedure performed, there were only improvements in the perioral region and jaw line. There wasn’t a complete change in the perioral region, however. For those looking for rejuvenation around the mouth and lip area, non-surgical treatments are better advised which can help to improve how the lines look around the chin and lips. Alternative treatments for improving lip and mouth lines are provided in more detail further in the video.

If you’d like more information on face lift surgery then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our face lift surgery case study page to see more examples of results from our performed treatments.

When is Rhinoplasty Right for You?

Choosing nose reshaping surgery with Mr Gary Ross

Nose reshaping procedures are highly sought after, but how can you be sure rhinoplasty surgery is right for you? There are many things to consider before undergoing surgery to alter the change or size of the nose.

Mr Ross has put together some questions that you should ask yourself before committing to this cosmetic procedure. You can contact us for more information about nose reshaping surgery via email

Why Do You Want To Undergo Rhinoplasty Surgery?

It’s an obvious question perhaps, but ask yourself why you want to undergo surgery. A patient should only have a cosmetic procedure for their own motivations, not to please anyone else.

Your plastic surgeon will want to hear your motivations for undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. Be prepared to speak about your motivations for surgery. You may be told this isn’t the right procedure for you, so be prepared for that.

Do You Know Your Rhinoplasty Surgery Options?

There are non-invasive alternatives to rhinoplasty surgery, although these are not permanent. It is good to know all your options though, before making a decision.

There are also several techniques that can be used, depending on what you wish to achieve aesthetically.

Have You Considered Recovery Time?

There is considerable recovery time needed after rhinoplasty surgery. While the results are visible once the bandages are removed this may not be the full result.

Swelling and bruising are to be expected. This can last 6-12 months in some cases.

Do You Know Its Limitations?

Nose reshaping surgery can be life-changing, but there are limitations to the surgery. Your surgeon will let you know limitations as well as the best outcome you can expect.

Who Can You Trust To Undertake Rhinoplasty Surgery?

It’s important you choose a plastic surgeon that has experience in providing excellent results. Like facelift surgery and neck lift surgery, there are surgeons that specialise in facial surgery.

Do your research and make sure you’re comfortable with your chosen plastic surgeon.

Are You Able To Cope If You Dislike The Result?

Sometimes patients don’t feel the result is as they hoped. You need to be prepared to cope with the aesthetic appearance of your nose/face in the event you’re not totally happy with the end result.

Don’t Forget Rhinoplasty Surgery Is Permanent

Rhinoplasty surgery does change the overall appearance of the face, and the results are permanent.

Get More Information

Would you like more information about rhinoplasty surgery or nose reshaping procedures? We offer several forms of surgery to change the shape or size of the nose.

If you wish to discuss your needs in more detail please book a consultation. There is also in-depth procedure information on the rhinoplasty treatment page, where you can also find case studies.

What To Expect After A Facelift

Surgery Recovery Time

Continuing with our facelift theme in our vlog series, our next video discusses what to expect after a facelift surgery and how long does it take to heal. As mentioned in the video, the recovery period for patients who have facelift surgery can be variable and the amount of swelling and bruising that the patient gains can be dependent on their individual circumstances. However, generally patients tend to feel tightness in and around the neck area for around the first 24-48 hours after the procedure and this is common of what to expect after a facelift surgery.

The video provides an example of a patient who went through facelift surgery and it shows a timeline of their facelift surgery recovery period, up to a 10 year period, where there are noticeable changes in the patients’ face after initially witnessing visible bruising and swelling. The different photos that are shown of the recovery period provides a guide on what to expect after facelift surgery and how they can affect the face visually over time. Factors that can determine how a patient recovers from facelift surgery is dependent on their personal ageing process but also changes in weight which can disrupt the overall recovery process.

If you’d like more information on face lift surgery then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our face lift surgery case study page to see more examples of results from our performed treatments.

What Is A Mid-Face Lift & Effect Of Mid-Face Lift Surgery

The next video in our vlog series focuses on facelifts. In particular, it discusses what is a mid-face lift and what are the effects of a mid-face lift surgery when it’s performed. The mid-face contains skin, tissues and muscle which is located underneath the lorbal rim which extends right down to the lip and inner triangle. There are several ways in which the mid-face can be manipulated, whether it’s making incisions through the mouth or the lower eyelid. However, the most common way to do this is through the lower eyelid. There’s further detail provided about how this method is conducted and the way surgeons access this area in order to perform mid facelift surgery.

There are case studies shown of 3 patients who chose to have a mid facelift surgery. The case studies have mid facelift before and after photos to show the results of the procedure. Commentary is provided on what each of the patients had performed on their mid-face and where the visible changes are and the effects that it had. In one case study, it shows how a patient had ageing changes on their face and how they combined a mid-face lift surgery with neck and facelift procedures to overcome these ageing issues.

If you’d like more information on face lift surgery then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our face lift surgery case study page to see more examples of results from our performed treatments.

Gary Ross Awarded Certificate of Excellence

Gary Ross Awarded Certificate of Excellence

Mr Ross given I Want Great Care award

Mr Gary Ross has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from I Want Great Care.

The annual award is given to practitioners and clinicians who receive outstanding patient feedback regularly.

Awarded by the world’s largest independent patient experience website, I Want Great Care ensure plastic surgeons like Mr Ross are awarded for their hard work and patient satisfaction.

Mr Ross said: “I’m delighted my patients are pleased with their surgery results. We strive for excellence and this certificate is testament to the overall care patients experience here”

How to Avoid Infection After Cosmetic Surgery

Avoiding Infection After Surgery With These Simple Steps

Undergoing any kind of surgery comes with risk attached. The risks associated with cosmetic surgery are no different. To avoid infection after surgery there is some simple advice to follow.

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, knowing the risks and complications is just as important as knowing what the surgery involves. It’s part of the decision-making process and should be considered thoroughly prior to undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Whether you’ve undergone a facelift or fat removal, Mr Ross gives every patient some simple instructions and tips to follow to avoid infection after surgery.

Below you will find some easy to follow suggestions.

Stop Smoking

You will be advised before undergoing any form of cosmetic surgery to stop smoking. This is even more important when it comes to avoiding infection after surgery.

The habit is not only bad for your overall health but it also slows down recovery and can affect wound healing. Smoking should be avoided before and after your cosmetic procedure if you want to remain in good health.

Wash Your Hands

This should go without saying, but the most important thing to do regularly is to wash your hands. To avoid infection after surgery you need to keep your hands sanitised.

Of course, this means after using the toilet, but it’s a good idea to wash your hands regularly throughout the day. This can include before and after preparing food.

Take Your Medication as Prescribed

You may have been given some antibiotics or medication after leaving the hospital. It’s important to take these to avoid infection after surgery.

Taking your medication will help to keep any infection at bay, and helps the body heal and recover safely.

Keep Your Wound Clean and Dry

You’ll be given specific instructions on how to care for your wound post surgery. This will differ depending on the procedure you underwent. A rhinoplasty will have different recovery advice compared to a mummy makeover, for example.

Having said that, in most cases it’s advised patients keep their wounds clean and dry for the first week. This is designed to help you avoid unwanted infections.

Wash your Hands Before and After Doing any Wound Care

You’ll be given instructions on how to look after your wound effectively before leaving the hospital. Keeping your hands clean before completing any of your wound care is important.

Equally, make sure you wash your hands after cleaning any wounds is also vital. You can read more about effective wound care in this blog post.

Use an Antibacterial Hand Cleanser

It’s good practice to keep antibacterial hand sanitiser on your person when you leave the house in the weeks after a procedure. It’s a reliable way to avoid infection after surgery.

Get more information

If you would like more information please contact the team here. We will endeavour to provide you with the best advice when undergoing cosmetic surgery.

How to Avoid Infection After Cosmetic Surgery

Avoiding Infection After Surgery With These Simple Steps

Undergoing any kind of surgery comes with risk attached. The risks associated with cosmetic surgery are no different. To avoid infection after surgery there is some simple advice to follow.

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, knowing the risks and complications is just as important as knowing what the surgery involves. It’s part of the decision-making process and should be considered thoroughly prior to undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Whether you’ve undergone a facelift or fat removal, Mr Ross gives every patient some simple instructions and tips to follow to avoid infection after surgery.

Below you will find some easy to follow suggestions.

Stop Smoking

You will be advised before undergoing any form of cosmetic surgery to stop smoking. This is even more important when it comes to avoiding infection after surgery.

The habit is not only bad for your overall health but it also slows down recovery and can affect wound healing. Smoking should be avoided before and after your cosmetic procedure if you want to remain in good health.

Wash Your Hands

This should go without saying, but the most important thing to do regularly is to wash your hands. To avoid infection after surgery you need to keep your hands sanitised.

Of course, this means after using the toilet, but it’s a good idea to wash your hands regularly throughout the day. This can include before and after preparing food.

Take Your Medication as Prescribed

You may have been given some antibiotics or medication after leaving the hospital. It’s important to take these to avoid infection after surgery.

Taking your medication will help to keep any infection at bay, and helps the body heal and recover safely.

Keep Your Wound Clean and Dry

You’ll be given specific instructions on how to care for your wound post surgery. This will differ depending on the procedure you underwent. A rhinoplasty will have different recovery advice compared to a mummy makeover, for example.

Having said that, in most cases it’s advised patients keep their wounds clean and dry for the first week. This is designed to help you avoid unwanted infections.

Wash your Hands Before and After Doing any Wound Care

You’ll be given instructions on how to look after your wound effectively before leaving the hospital. Keeping your hands clean before completing any of your wound care is important.

Equally, make sure you wash your hands after cleaning any wounds is also vital. You can read more about effective wound care in this blog post.

Use an Antibacterial Hand Cleanser

It’s good practice to keep antibacterial hand sanitiser on your person when you leave the house in the weeks after a procedure. It’s a reliable way to avoid infection after surgery.

Get more information

If you would like more information please contact the team here. We will endeavour to provide you with the best advice when undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Michelle’s Kardashian makeover

Michelle Keegan turns to Kim Kardashian for inspiration as she debuts a glamorous new look at the TV Choice Awards.

A team of surgeons have speculated that Michelle may have gone the extra mile to look like Kim.

Manchester-based plastic surgeon Gary Ross explains, “The size and shape of Michelle’s lips is different, which would indicate she may have undergone lip fillers. Her top lip is noticeably fuller. Her nose also appears narrower and the tip more refined. This could be  result of nose reshaping surgery”.

5 facial rejuvenation procedures for anti ageing

Choosing facial rejuvenation procedures as part of an anti ageing makeover

There are multiple facial rejuvenation procedures designed to help patients seeking anti ageing benefits. Procedures can be undertaken as stand alone surgical treatments or in combination with others.

Facial rejuvenation surgery is designed to make areas of the face appear more youthful. This can include the upper face and eye area, mid face and cheeks, or lower face and neck.

There are five main facial rejuvenation procedures available, although obviously this is not a limited list. This blog simply explores the benefits of the most commonly requested forms of anti ageing surgery for the face.

Lower blepharoplasty

A lower blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the appearance of eye bags. It differs from an upper blepharoplasty in that it only alters the skin below the eye.

It’s a popular procedure with both male and female patients, and is usually undertaken in patients over the age of 50. You can find out more about lower blepharoplasty via the treatment pages.

Upper blepharoplasty

If the concern is the skin above the eyes, an upper blepharoplasty may be the solution. Hooded eyes can be a concern as they tend to make someone appear older than their years. In some cases they can also impede vision.

Often combined with a lower blepharoplasty, an eye lift is popular because it’s capable of making a clear change to the way the eyes appear. Check the upper blepharoplasty treatment page for further information about the procedure itself.

Brow lift

Brow lift surgery is designed to change the appearance of the upper eyes; it’s often combined with and upper blepharoplasty. A brow lift may be undertaken if the eyebrows are drooping or causing a ‘sad’ expression.

It’s more common in male patients, and often for those who are over 50. There is detailed treatment information on the brow lift page.

Facelift

The most popular of all facial rejuvenation procedures, the facelift is an umbrella term for surgery to lift the face. There are numerous forms of face lift surgery available; which is right for you is determined through a consultation.

A mini facelift is more common in younger patients, whereas a full facelift is usually more suitable for older patients. You can find out more about all types of face lifting surgery and facial rejuvenation procedures like this in the treatment page section.

Neck lift

Often completed alongside facelift surgery, the neck lift is designed specifically for below the jawline. It’s a procedure common with patients over 45 to lift the skin of the neck and smooth the area to look more youthful.

Find in depth information about neck lift surgery on the treatment pages, or email us for more specific guidance.

More information

Get in touch if you would like more information about blepharoplasty procedures, facelift, neck lift surgery and brow lift surgery. Contact us via email or phone if you wish to book a consultation regarding anti ageing facial rejuvenation procedures.

What Does A Facelift Involve and The History of Facelifts

Discussing what a facelift involves and the history of facelifts is the discussion of the next video in our vlog series. Facelifts have become a popular procedure for many patients but many may not be entirely sure what the procedure entails. In this video, there is further information provided around plastic surgery for your face shortly after providing a brief overview of how the procedure became an option and how it has developed over time. Initially, facelift procedures were only concerned with parts of the face, however, as further research had gone on there were new discoveries which helped transform how facelift procedures could be conducted.

An important factor involved with facelift surgery is the manipulation of the SMAS layer which was discovered a few years after the introduction of facelift surgery. The SMAS layer is crucial in anatomy structure and it effectively changed the types of facelifts that were available. How the SMAS layer is manipulated can affect the eventual results of a surgical facelift procedure and the video provides further details about this through several diagrams and examples. This, combined with the platysma muscle found in the neck created one large anatomical structure which helped to change what was involved in a facelift procedure, making different types of facelifts available over time.

If you’d like more information on face lift surgery then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our face lift surgery case study page to see more examples of results from our performed treatments.