Facial surgery remains one of the most popular forms of cosmetic
surgery performed in the UK every year.
Whether you are unhappy about the ageing process or whether you
are suffering from premature lines and wrinkles due to excessive
sun exposure, smoking or hereditary factors, facial surgery can
help recreate the natural, youthful and fresh appearance you
From your very first consultation, Vive surgeons will
provide first class information and advice to help you identify the
treatment most suitable for your personal requirements. You will
also be given time to reflect upon your decision before any
agreement to provide surgery takes place.
Face lift surgery
Face lift surgery (rhytidectomy) can be performed singularly or
in combination with other procedures to remove slack facial skin
and any unwanted fatty deposits. The surgeon makes small incisions
within the hair line and extending to the earlobe to allow access
to loose facial muscle. Slack skin is precisely and meticulously
removed and the remaining skin carefully sutured back into place to
create newly defined features and a smoother, overall more youthful
Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) is often performed on customers who
have spent many years feeling self conscious about their profile,
bridge, nasal tap or nostril area. Through the surgical refining of
the nasal bone and cartilage, Consultant Plastic Surgeons are able
to create an improved nose shape more in proportion - and harmony -
with the other dimensions of the face and bone structure.
Eye bag removal
The fragile skin around the eye margin is frequently the first
to be effected by ageing and sun damage. Loose, lined and
puffy-looking skin can result in customers looking tired and jaded
even when rested. Eye bag removal (blepharoplasty) can be performed
on either the upper lid; to remove loose or hanging skin, or on the
lower lid; to remove the fatty deposits that result in ‘eye bags’.
A blepharoplasty procedure will create a noticeably brighter and
more youthful eye area without leaving obvious signs that surgery
has taken place.
It is now widely accepted that ear correction surgery
(otoplasty) can be of significant assistance to those who might
otherwise suffer psychological damage throughout their childhood
and into adult life as a result of protruding or irregular shaped
ears. It involves the surgical refining of the size, shape and / or
position of the ear and has become one of the most commonly
performed cosmetic procedures provided to children.
Many substances have been used to temporarily enlarge the lips.
These substances are primarily injected under the white line around
the lip margin. This is the white hair free line which outlines the
vermilion (red mucosa) of the lip and is distinct from normal lip
skin. This gives a pouting (Paris) lip. The bulk of the lip can be
increased by injections into the muscle but these tend to dissolve
at a fast rate.