Signs of aging in the forehead include presence of horizontal forehead creases, sagging of brows, hooding of upper eyelid and frown lines. These signs make the patient appears old, tired and even angry. Brow lift is a surgical procedure specially designed to address these problem and rejuvenate the forehead and brow. To provide more comprehensive results of facial rejuvenation, brow lift can be combined with other surgical procedure such as facelift and upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
Liposuction is a procedure designed to remove localized fat in the body by using a hollow cannula connected to a powerful vacuum device. Liposuction commonly performed on abdomen, back, hip, thigh, buttock, arm, chin, calf and enlarged male breasts. Liposuction is one of the commonest cosmetic surgical procedures performed worldwide. To ensure patient
A pair of very large and heavy breasts can make the patient uncomfortable, self-conscious and suffers physical disabilities such as backache, neck and shoulder pain. Moisture may be trapped under the breasts causing skin irritation and infection. The condition also affects the patient
Breast augmentation is performed to enhance the size and the shape of the breast. Breast augmentation can be performed by the use of breast implant (explained in this section) or by the use of patient
An aesthetically attractive arm is lean and firm, displaying the curvature and contour of the underlying muscle. When the skin of the arms becomes loose, the saggy skin hangs down from the side of the arms and gives rise to a
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure to remove and tighten excessive abdominal skin and the underlying abdominal fascia amusculature. Tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction to remove excess abdominal fat at the same time. The skin of the lower abdomen that contains stretch marks and unsighty scars from previous surgery can be removed as well. The result is a well-contoured abdomen with an attractive and slimmer waistline. The scar from tummy tuck is located low in the abdomen where it is well hidden by the underwear.
Conditions like pregnancy, weight loss, gravity pull, menopause and aging process can cause the breast to lose the youthful shape and become smaller and saggy. The nipple descends to a down-and-out position and the areola (the dark skin around the nipple) is stretched. This condition is called breast ptosis. Breast lift (mastopexy) is a surgical procedure to correct breast ptosis.
Gynaecomastia means breast enlargement in men. Common causes of gynaecomastia are:
Facelift is a powerful treatment modality when it comes to rejuvenation of advanced face aging and is able to provide long lasting results for facial rejuvenation. Facelift not only can lift and tighten the loose and sagging skin, but also elevate the sagging underlying soft tissue to a normal and more youthful position.
Conventional rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping surgery that addresses both functional and aesthetic concerns of the nose. Common nasal functional problems include breathing problem due to structural abnormality of the nose. Aesthetic issues usually associated with undesirable shape and size of the nose. Rhinoplasty varies in complexity from simple procedures such as a dorsal hump reduction to complex procedures such as reshaping of the entire nose or secondary rhinoplasty (second time rhinoplasty). The exact techniques required for each patient varies, depends on the objective of the operation and condition of the original nose. The use of silicone implant is uncommon, unlike those in Asian rhinoplasty. However the use of cartilage grafts is not uncommon in conventional rhinoplasty.
The aim of buttock lift is to create round and firm buttocks in patients with flat or saggy buttocks. The terms buttock lift and buttock augmentation often are used interchangeably. Fat transfer and gluteal implant (buttock implant) are two common methods used in buttock lift/ augmentation. These procedures not only change the shape and profile of the buttocks, but it also indirectly results in a more curvy and attractive outline of the waist and hips.
Eyelash transplantation is technique to create longer, thicker and denser eyelashes. In eyelash transplantation using follicular unnit extraction (FUE) technique, each hair follicular unit (FU) is harvested one by one from the scalp in the back of the head using a special harvester. The FU is trimmed and implanted into margin of the eyelid. New hairs will grow from the implanted FUs to produce new eyelashes with desired length, thickness and density.
Cheek dimples are considered as an attractive feature that enhances facial beauty. Natural dimples may occur in both males and females, either unilaterally or bilaterally. For those who dont have, dimple can be surgically created.
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure used to increase the size and thickness of the lips through surgery or injections. Two of the common methods used are filler injection and fat graft placement.
Hair loss in the brow can cause thinning and shortening of the brow. Brow hair transplantation using follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique is an excellent technique to replace hair in the brow. In brow hair transplantation using FUE technique, each hair follicular unit (FU) is harvested one by one from the scalp in the back of the head using a special harvester. The FU is trimmed and implanted into the desired area in the brow. New hair will grow from the implanted FU to produce a new brow with desired shape and length. Eyebrow transplant results are virtually indistinguishable from a natural brow with the transplanted hairs blending right in with the existing brow.
Dermal fillers represent a wide spectrum of medical products that are injected into the skin to enhance the volume of the skin and soft tissue beneath the skin. Dermal fillers have become an important non-surgical treatment for facial rejuvenation especially for those in the early stages of facial aging. Currently there are a wide variety of dermal fillers that are being used. Some common examples are:
Botulinum toxin A (BTA) is a substance found in the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The main function of BTA is blockade of signal transmission at the nerve endings. In clinical practices, BTA can be used to weaken a particular muscle or muscle group, reduce autonomic nervous activity in a particular glands and also block a specific group of afferent nervous system that transmit pain sensation. In cosmetic practice, BTAs are injected into discrete facial muscles where they act locally to reduce muscle contractions that produce skin creases. The main result is disappearance of facial wrinkles. BTA can also be used to elevate saggy brow and provide lifting to saggy facial skin (Nefertiti Lift).
Ultra-V Lift is a recent technology in non-surgical facial tightening and lifting. Tiny threads made of PDO (polydioxanone) are inserted into the skin at multiple sites to stimulate the formation of new collagen to achieve the goals of skin tightening and facial lifting. Ultra-V Lift is suitable to treat minor to moderate degree of facial and neck skin laxity in which surgery is not yet indicated or in cases where patients decline surgical intervention.
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For hair loss that is at the early stage, medical treatment such topical minoxidil or oral finasteride can be effective. However such medical treatments have to be continued indefinitely because once they are stopped, hair loss will resume. For hair loss that is more severe and extensive, or in cases that are unresponsive to medical treatment, hair transplant remains the only treatment proven to be effective to restore the hair loss.