A global pandemic does not seem to have slowed down the demand for cosmetic surgery both here in the UK and around the world and, alongside well-known ops such as boob jobs and tummy tucks, newer cosmetic surgery procedures are emerging.
These treatments often arise as a response to patient-led demand to tackle less conventional concerns. Be assured, though, they may be new, but the techniques and expertise required are the same employed during more common facial rejuvenation or body contouring surgery.
1 Buccal Fat Removal
Concerned about chipmunk cheeks? There is a now a very specialised procedure to treat this specific concern. Buccal fat removal is a relatively simple and quick procedure to remove excessive fullness in the lower face.
The procedure is performed as a day case procedure under local anaesthetic. An incision is made on the inside of your cheek and the buccal fat pad is trimmed down. The incision is then closed with dissolvable sutures.
This is becoming popular with both male and female patients as men want a more chiselled jawline and high cheeks, while women desire a slender, V-shape to the face.
2 Bullhorn Lift
Also known as the Lip Lift, this is a surgical alternative to lip augmentation with dermal fillers, and produces a more natural-looking, less over-filled and also permanent result. During the procedure, Mr Alex Karidis makes a very fine incision that curves around the base of the nostrils, before removing a small amount of tissue under the nose. The lips are then lifted and slightly turned out, appearing more youthful and fuller.
Balance between the facial features is an essential component in how we assess beauty. There is an ideal length between the nose and mouth and a Bullhorn Lift is also an excellent procedure for those that have a too long philtrum, the area between the bottom of the nose and the edge of the lip.
3 Bra Bulge Reduction
While bras might do amazing things for our breasts, they also can do less than attractive things round the back. Excess skin and fat on the upper back can push out underneath the band and straps, creating a bra bulge.
Bra fat can often make women self-conscious, and this is an area that is stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise but there are now options available to eliminate it. Many people think liposuction is used just for removing significant excess fat on the tummy or flanks, but it can also sculpt and define smaller, more delicate areas of the body, like under the chin, along the arm or on the upper back.
CoolSculpting is also excellent at reducing stubborn pockets of fat from unwanted areas and is ideal for treating the ‘pinchable’ fat on the upper back. The applicator is placed on the target area and then sucks in the tissue before it cools it. The fat cells are frozen while the rest of the tissue is undamaged and then over the next few months, the body naturally clears the dead fat cells. The final results are visible at three months, and you can expect a 20 to 25% fat reduction in the treated area.
If you’re interested in finding out more about any of these procedures, call 0207 432 8727 to arrange your consultation today.