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3 Benefits of a Nose Bridge Reduction

Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with the perfect nose shape and size. There can be some part of our nose that we may not be happy with and look for potential options to help “correct” it. The bridge of a nose can often be a common issue for patients where it’s too high, creating a distorted side profile and potentially one you’re unhappy with. 

Nose bridge reduction surgery is one way that can help to resolve this issue. When your nose bridge is protruded, it can often make you appear older than you actually are. Nose bridge reduction will help to reduce the bridge and make the hump on your nose lower. By having such a surgery, there can be great benefits of a nose bridge reduction.

  1. Ideal Side Line

As mentioned earlier, one of the main reasons why a patient may opt for a nose bridge reduction is to reduce the appearance of the bridge. This can help with the appearance of your side profile where the increase in the bridge of the nose can appear significant.

As a result, many patients come away from the surgery feeling satisfied with their results knowing that the bridge of their nose isn’t as apparent on their face. 

  1. Natural looking results

Surgeons that are well experienced in rhinoplasty procedures will be well aware of the different techniques available to them to perform a nose bridge reduction surgery. The anatomy of the nose is extremely complex and surgeons need to have expert knowledge of the nose formation, including the cartilages and bone structure.

Each of the techniques that can be used to change the appearance of your nose bridge can provide natural looking results without significant appearance of scarring and incisions. 

  1. Improve confidence

One of the main reasons why patients opt to have a cosmetic surgery procedure is because they’re unhappy with their current appearance. This can lower self-esteem and make people feel conscious about the way they look. 

The nose is a large facial feature which means it can be very apparent when you feel there’s something not quite right with it. Going through nose bridge reduction surgery can help to change your appearance to needs that you want. Once these are achieved, it can work wonders for your confidence. 

Rhinoplasty surgery at Gary L Ross

If you’re considering rhinoplasty surgery to improve the appearance of your nose, Gary Ross works with a team of surgeons that can help you to achieve the results that you want. The before and after photos of previous patients shows the kinds of results that have been achieved in the past and you can be reassured that you’re in safe hands for your procedure. To learn more about the surgery, book a consultation with us today. 

4 Different Types of Facelifts

Are you seeing common signs of ageing in your facial appearance? Are you developing fine lines and wrinkles? If so, you may be considering a face lift to help resolve your ageing issues. Considering that each individual ages at different rates and stages in their life, there are different types of face lifts available to help cater to your specific needs.

Here are some face lifts that are available options to you as we go into more detail about each procedure and how it can help you to achieve a younger, youthful-looking appearance. 

  1. A mini-facelift

 A mini-facelift is a minimal approach to restoring youthful skin. It targets the lower area of the face specifically and helps to tackle minimal skin sagging and excess skin. This type of procedure would not be ideal if you’re looking to restore excessive sagging skin and heavy jowls, but it can help to create a smoother facial contour.

An ideal patient for this particular procedure would be a younger patient that has minimal signs of ageing and is looking to define the appearance of their face.

  1. Mid-facelift

Another different type of facelift is the mid-facelift that helps to tackle the mid-region of the face. It can help to elevate the appearance of the cheeks and reduce any deep creases. An ideal patient for this particular procedure would be one that doesn’t suffer from excessive skin sagging in the neck region.

Overall, the mid-face lift can help to define the contours of the face, eliminate smile lines and even improve the appearance of your lower eyelids. It can also be combined with other procedures if required.

  1. Neck liposuction

If you have excess fat under the chin, neck liposuction can help to target this area. Generally, neck liposuction is combined with facelift surgery to reduce the fat that appears in the neck area. 

This procedure tends to be appropriate for those that are looking to eliminate their “double-chin” and flatten any prominent jowls that they have. It’s also ideal if the candidate has minimal laxity around the neck skin.

  1. Deep plane facelift

Another different type of facelift that tackles the neck area are deep plane facelifts. Not only this, but it also targets severe skin sagging on the cheek. The procedure involves lifting the muscle tissue to correct the heavy cheeks. 

Deep plane facelifts are renowned for providing natural-looking long lasting relationships. Overall, it can help to provide a rejuvenated appearance to your face. 

Facelifts at Gary Ross

Gary Ross offers a range of face lift surgical procedures that can help to meet your needs and improve your facial ageing. For more details about facelifts and what the procedure entails, please see our face lift page. To book a consultation with us, visit our contact us page where you can fill in your details and we’ll be in touch to arrange your appointment.

3 Possible Benefits From Getting Your Ears Pinned Back

Cosmetic ear surgery is more technically known as Otoplasty surgery and involves reshaping ears for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Whilst some of the procedures can involve adjusting the cartilage around the ears or correcting large and stretched earlobes, you can also consider it for getting your ears ‘pinned’ back.

You may consider getting your ears pinned back if you feel they stick out naturally further away from your head, whether it be one or both ears. The procedure itself will help to reshape or ‘pin back’ the ears to provide a better appearance. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the ears are physically pinned back, but the cartilage is changed to bring the ears closer to the head.

If you’re thinking of getting Otoplasty surgery, it may be benefit you in the following ways:

Disproportionate ears

If one of your ears are shaped or sized differently, you may benefit from Otoplasty surgery. If this is the case, you may only need surgery for one ear. You can discuss this during your consultation with your plastic surgery where you’ll be able to go over before and after photos of previous patients.

Protruding ears making you feel uncomfortable

Have you ever felt conscious about the appearance of your ears and they’re sticking too far away from your head? If so, you could benefit from getting your ears pinned back. Protruding ears can be subject to ridicule but it can help to raise your confidence if they’re pushed back. You should only consider doing this for yourself though and never because of how someone else portrays your appearance.

For children with protruding ears

Children over 5 can be applicable for the procedure. This is because by this age, their cartilage is stable enough for surgical correction. It also means that the ears would be fully grown and shouldn’t need any further surgery in the future.

As long as the child is emotionally ready and they are aware of what the results are, otoplasty can be an option for them. By opting for an Otoplasty procedure for a child, it can be great for their confidence and prevent potential teasing from other children.

Otoplasty at Gary L Ross

If you have any further questions about Otoplasty, you can contact us today to book a consultation where we can answer them. This will help us to determine whether you’re a good candidate for the surgery. Be sure to also visit our case studies page to see before and after pictures from our previous patients.

What You Can Expect From Your Nose Job Consultation

A nose job, more scientifically known as a rhinoplasty procedure, involves adjustments being made to your nose to improve its appearance. This surgery can be chosen to rectify trauma or injury to the nose, but it is most commonly opted for when a patient’s wish to make cosmetic changes to their appearance. 

The procedure can either make the nose larger, smaller or even change its angle and shape. This can be done on the bridge of the nose, rectify any bumps or alter the tip of the nose.

Before you have your surgery, it’s important that you first go through your nose job consultation with us first. If you’re wondering about what you should expect, we’ve provided a breakdown for you so you know exactly what to expect.

What happens during your first nose job consultation?

Before you can go ahead with your surgery, we’ll first schedule a nose job consultation with us. During this time, your surgeon will discuss with you some factors that will determine whether you’ll be an ideal candidate for the surgery. 

The following factors will be discussed with you:

Your medical history

It should be noted that your desire to have the surgery should be your own and this is something that will be discussed with you and your surgeon. Once you discuss this, your surgeon will then begin to discuss your personal medical history including if you take any medication or supplements, nasal obstructions etc.

A physical examination

If after this, there is no reason to believe that you are not an ideal candidate for the surgery we’ll then conduct a physical examination. This may include blood tests if necessary. Your surgeon will also examine your skin, including the inside and outside of your nose. 

This will provide a better idea of whether the desired changes are achievable as your physical structure could impact these results. Essentially, a full examination of your nose will be required during your nose consultation to ensure that your appearance or breathing isn’t hindered in any way. 

Photography

At this stage, if you’re still seen as someone that could be ideal for the surgery, the next step would be to take your photos from different angles. These images are used to manipulate what your appearance looks like through digital technology. They are also used for before-and-after photos, for assessment purposes and for long-term reviews.

Discussing your expectations

The final stage of your nose job consultation will be to discuss your expectations after the examinations have taken place. It’s important that you’re completely honest about your expectations as your surgeon will find it a lot easier to understand what they can and can’t do during the surgery. 

They’ll be able to provide a detailed explanation on how the surgery will be conducted and if there are alternatives required and why. For example, if you’re not a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty, your surgeon may suggest adjustments to your chin which can improve your facial appearance. 

If you clear all these stages, you can then look forward to arranging your surgery appointment. You’ll be provided guidance on how you can best prepare for your surgery and what the steps will be before you head into the surgery room. 

Rhinoplasty at Gary L Ross

Here at Gary L Ross, as with all of our procedures we aim to put your needs at the forefront of what we do. If you’re considering rhinoplasty surgery for your nose, we want you to be as honest as possible with us during your nose job consultation so we can manage your expectations that best suit your needs. Contact us today to book your consultation with us.

What You Need to Consider When Getting a Tummy Tuck

Do you find yourself heading to the gym to try and get the rock hard abs you dream of, but find it frustrating to achieve? There are many physical changes that occur to the body, no more commonly than the stomach. When we think of childbirth, weight fluctuations and the general ageing process, it goes through a lot. Unfortunately, as many people find it can be difficult to achieve your youthful figure around your stomach. 

One way patients opt to go back to the figure that they once knew is through a tummy tuck surgical procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty. It helps to achieve a sculpted waist and smooth the appearance of your stomach. 

As with any surgical procedure, there are considerations to make and the same goes for getting a tummy tuck. Complications and recovery concerns should be outlined and it’s important these are considered to make sure it’s the right procedure for you. Here are some points to consider when getting a tummy tuck:

Significant downtime is required

A tummy tuck procedure is a major procedure, therefore it will require time to heal. This is due to the incision running right across the hip below the stomach so you should expect recovery to take up to at least 2-3 weeks after the surgery. 

Shortly after the surgery, you will feel fatigued and sore as the incisions will be raw. Gradually, as time passes your body will naturally begin to recover and you can ensure a speedier recovery by adhering to the recovery guidelines that are provided to you. You may also need some help at home whilst you recover and avoid strenuous activities for at least 4 weeks.

It requires a stable weight before going ahead

During your consultation when getting a tummy tuck procedure, your surgeon will examine your current physical condition to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure. As part of the procedure, they’ll also examine your weight as they’ll need to be sure you’re at a stable enough weight for the surgery to run smoothly. 

This is important as any fluctuations in weight prior to your surgery can impact the contoured results of your surgery. 

Permanent scars will occur from the procedure

It’s important to be aware that with a tummy tuck surgery being such a major surgery, it will leave scarring. This is because the incision is made from hip to hip above the pubic bone. Of course, over time the scar will fade but it will remain visible for many years. Despite this, experienced surgeons will place the incision in an area that is most concealed for underneath clothing.

Full healing can take up to a year

You should expect the full results of your tummy tuck soon after your surgery. In fact, the first several weeks you will experience bruising, swelling and redness in the early stages of recovery. It won’t be until around 4-6 weeks that you’ll start to see results before around 6 months where the swelling will significantly reduce. Although around 6 months you will start to feel back to your old self it won’t be until around a year when you’re likely to see a full recovery. 

Getting a tummy tuck at Gary Ross

We offer vast experience and knowledge of tummy tuck procedures. Our team at Gary Ross will be able to guide you throughout the process and ensure we try to meet your needs as much as possible. Please refer to our abdominoplasty case studies to gain a better understanding of the type of results you’re likely to achieve and find more details about the procedure on our tummy tuck procedure page. Contact us today to book a consultation. 

Should I Choose a Free Nipple Graft?

Breast Reduction Nipple Graft

We continue our recent vlog series on breast reduction advice this week with a look to nipple grafts. If you’re about to undergo treatment for a reduction or maybe if you’re currently assessing your options and the results you could see, this video has been created to better inform you on what to expect and to tackle the changes that you’ll have to consider.

As you’ll see, breast reduction surgery is different for every person depending on what the size of the initial breast is. For larger breasts sometimes when undergoing surgery it is not possible to achieve a smaller size without needing a nipple graft. Free nipple grafts are offered as part of the treatment to ensure proportion in the changes seen. During this process the nipple is removed and the breast is then reshaped before the replacement or nipple graft is positioned on the resized breast.

The video offers examples of breast reduction nipple graft changes and how the nipple itself is impacted by the procedure. Before undergoing this surgery, it is always best to discuss the pros and cons of nipple grafts during your initial consultation. Your surgeon will be able to outline the risks imposed whilst providing advice on what would be best for your reduction in relation to your size and shape.

If you’d like more information on free nipple grafts or breast reductions as a whole that you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our breast reduction case study page to view the results of our performed treatments.

 

Anti ageing treatments for the eye area

Choosing the best anti ageing treatments for the eyes

Anti ageing treatments for the eye area are a great way to looking more youthful in time for the festive period. As we approach the end of 2018 and look forward to the New Year ahead, you may be considering undergoing cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate the face, and anti ageing eye treatments are a great way to kick start 2019.

There are many non surgical anti-ageing treatments which can prove useful in reducing the appearance of fine lines around the eyes or smoothing wrinkles which may appear above or below the eye area. Some of the most popular forms of non-surgical anti ageing treatments include dermal fillers, muscle relaxing injections and chemical skin peels.

There are also surgical alternatives such as blepharoplasty procedure but these require recovery time.

Considering injectables?

As well as facial rejuvenation surgery, Mr Ross offers anti ageing treatments for the eye area. Depending on what ageing concern you are aiming to treat, you may wish to choose to undergo one or a combination of several anti-ageing treatments designed to improve the skin around the eyes.

A full consultation with a medical professional is vital before undergoing any type of non surgical cosmetic treatment, however these three anti-ageing treatments are usually universally considered appropriate (and useful more often than not) for the treatment of ageing around the eyes.

Muscle relaxing injections

Muscle relaxing injections offer a non-invasive solution to lines and wrinkles forming around the eyes. Rather than smoothing lines and wrinkles, muscle relaxing injections are designed to prevent new ageing lines and wrinkles from forming, improving the youthful appearance of the face.

This is one of the most popular forms of non surgical anti-ageing treatment in the UK today with celebrities and regular clients are like enjoying the versatility of this extremely popular skin rejuvenation treatment.

Dermal fillers

Like muscle relaxing injections dermal filler treatment is administered using an injectable solution, however facial fillers themselves are not designed to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming around the eyes, but smooth and reduce the appearance of existing ones. There are many types of dermal fillers available and which one is most suitable for your needs is determined during a consultation with the cosmetic doctor of your choice.

Chemical skin peels

Chemical peels are a well established form of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation designs to not only smooth the appearance of wrinkles but also revitalise and freshen up the skin in the upper face area. Chemical skin peels are reliable and come in three different strengths depending on the level of skin rejuvenation required: superficial, medium, and deep.

Making a decision

All of these facial rejuvenation treatments are classed as non-surgical and the anti-ageing solutions can be combined together or used as stand alone treatments. It all depends on what ageing signs above or below the eyes a patient wishes to improve.

For more information about any of the treatments listed above, or for anti-ageing surgery to improve of the signs of ageing including skin that has started to sag, or volume loss please contact the clinic and a member of the team will be happy to guide you.

Popular types of facial rejuvenation surgery

The most popular types of facial rejuvenation surgery revealed

For patients considering the facial rejuvenation surgery there are numerous factors that need to be considered. Most importantly you need to ascertain whether or not your chosen anti-ageing surgery procedure is actually the right one for you.

There are many reasons a patient may consider facial rejuvenation surgery, and every patient should be treated as an individual. Mr Ross offers a variety of anti-ageing procedures, each offering a different end result. Some of these procedures are more popular than others, and some very rarely seen to go out of style. Below you will find three of the most popular types of facial rejuvenation procedures and what specific benefits undergoing these procedures may offer.

Facelift surgery

Without doubt, one of the most sought-after forms of anti-ageing surgery in the UK is the facelift. This procedure can be performed in a variety of ways, making it suitable for many different types of patient.

There are three variations of facelift surgery that remained the most popular. These include the full facelift, the midface lift, and the lower facelift. You would need a full consultation in order to determine which variation of facelift surgery is most suitable to your needs.

You can find out more information about facelift surgery via the treatment page.

Eye rejuvenation

Eye rejuvenation procedures can include upper or lower blepharoplasty, brow lift, and eye bag removal. In some cases one or more procedure will be combined in order to give the patient the best result.

An upper eyelid rejuvenation is designed to improve the skin above the eyes whilst the lower eyelid variation is designed to improve the appearance of eye bags and sagging skin below the lash line.

This type of facial rejuvenation surgery is popular with both men and women and is often combined with procedures including facelift surgery, especially in older patients.

Neck lift surgery

For patients that are unhappy with the skin below the jawline a neck lift maybe the best facial rejuvenation procedure. It remains a popular choice for patients over the age of 50.

Unlike facelift surgery, which helps to lift the skin of the face, and neck lift is purely designed to smooth this skin of the neck and improve the appearance of the area below the chin.

Picking your facial rejuvenation surgeon

Mr Ross believes communication is key in the health professional/patient relationship, and when choosing a treatment and a practitioner.

You need to make sure your chosen medical professional understands your goals and needs. Mr Ross does not support the ‘over done’ look, nor the glamour look favoured by certain celebrities, and will turn people away seeking unrealistic and unnatural results.

“The concerning thing is, there is a part of society who want to look overdone, for whatever reason this may be, but the bottom line is that every face is different and needs to be studied before treatment.

“It is an art, not a science and some practitioners themselves need to be told when enough is enough,” Gary says.

For more information contact the clinic and ask to book a consultation.

Procedures to reduce facial ageing for men

Which procedures are men opting for to improve facial ageing?

When it comes to male cosmetic surgery, there has never been more demand. The idea that men do not seek procedures to reduce facial ageing could not be further from the truth, and as we enter 2019 this looks set to rise further.

The stigma of undergoing cosmetic surgery seem to decrease year on year, with it maintaining a steady increase in the UK. Male cosmetic surgery is something we see many enquiries about, and Mr Ross performs facial rejuvenation procedures for men mainly over 45.

Why choose to undergo cosmetic surgery?

There are various forms of anti ageing facial rejuvenation surgery. Mr Ross offers the same options to both men and women, although the procedures of course vary patient to patient.

Facial rejuvenation procedures are designed to lift, tone or smooth areas of the face and neck. The purpose of these surgical procedures is to create a more youthful appearance and boost confidence.

For men, facial rejuvenation surgery to reduce facial ageing is increasingly being sought to get ahead at work or look younger. Although in younger men we are seeing a desire for cosmetic procedures to look better on social media or boost appeal on dating apps.

What procedures help treat facial ageing?

Popular requests for 2018 have included upper blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery. In terms of the body, on the other hand, body contouring surgery including fat transfer has continued to gain popularity.

Blepharoplasty procedures are designed to rejuvenate the eye area. This can be the lower or upper lids, or both. You can find out more information about eye bag removal and eye rejuvenation surgery here.

Brow lift surgery is ideal for men looking to lift the brow line and can give a more youthful appearance to the upper face. It’s often combined with blepharoplasty procedures, as above. You can find out more about a brow lift via the treatment page.

A facelift is another popular procedure to improve an ageing face. It’s a surgical procedure that can lift sagging skin, and there are several variations of the procedure. Check out the facelift page if you’re interested in learning more about this procedure.

Non surgical options

As well as cosmetic procedures like the facelift or brow lift, Mr Ross offers non invasive alternatives. These are popular with men from 30 upwards, and while they cannot rival surgery they can be useful.

Head over to the non surgical pages if you’d like to see the available injectable options for men looking to reduce ageing signs such as wrinkles and fine lines.

Get more information

Please contact us if you would like more information about any of the treatments you have seen in this post. We have lots of information on the treatment pages, but the staff here will be happy to help you should you need any advice.

You can also book a consultation through the team. Please call 0161 401 4064 or email admin@garylross.com

What Are The Different Types of Nose Jobs Available?

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is considered one of the most popular types of nose jobs available to patients. However, did you know that there are more to nose jobs than simply cosmetic changes? Although many patients wish to improve their aesthetic appearance, there are different types of nose jobs available that each provide their own intended outcome. 

It’s worth noting that each individual patient is unique, so the appearance after surgery can be different but let’s look at what’s available and what each rhinoplasty surgery serves.

Different types of nose jobs available

Reduction Rhinoplasty

A reduction rhinoplasty does exactly what you expect, it aims to reduce the size of your nose. There are different ways and parts of the nose that can be reduced, whether it’s the overall nose size or concentrating on specific parts of the nose such as the tip or bridge. During the surgery, the desired results are made by removing cartilage so the desired shape can be achieved.

Post Traumatic Rhinoplasty

The structure of the nose is made up of many different parts and cartilage, therefore when injury occurs there can be many impacts that affect the delicate structure of the nose. This can cause changes to the nose such as broken bones, visible changes or even affect your overall breathing.

Bleeding is also another cause for concern as blood flow will be impacted and blood clots can cause septal hematoma. This is when the blood build up causes a collapse of the cartilage and produces a deformity in the nose.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

In this surgery, your surgeon will aim to build up parts of your nose bone or tissue grafting. This tends to focus more on the nose or bridge areas of the nose. To perform the grafting technique, your surgeon will opt to use cartilage from the other parts of the nose such as the nasal septum.

However, if it’s discovered that you don’t have enough tissue in the area where grafting is available, there are other materials that are available to your rhinoplasty surgeon to perform the augmentation. This includes synthetic implants or autologous implants harvested from the patient’s own nose.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Another different type of nose job available is the revision rhinoplasty. This aims to repair the functionality and appearance of the nose from a previous nose job surgery. Many patients tend to have difficulty with their breathing or appear dissatisfied with their cosmetic appearance from a previous surgery.

Rhinoplasty at Gary Ross

Is there something that you’re not happy with with your nose? Perhaps you’ve gone through a trauma and require a repair to your nose? Gary Ross offers rhinoplasty for patients that are looking to make changes cosmetically or for functionality purposes. There are a range of rhinoplasty case studies available to view that show the results and experiences of previous patients that have had the surgery. If you’re looking for a nose surgery procedure, feel free to contact us today to arrange a consultation.