Facial implant surgery has emerged as a popular cosmetic procedure that offers individuals the opportunity to enhance or affirm their facial features. Whether it’s to achieve a more feminine appearance, define masculine features or aid in the process of gender transition, facial implant surgery is designed to align your outward appearance with that how you perceive yourself, and indeed how you would like other see you, a life affirming transformation However, it’s crucial to recognise that this procedure is not for everyone and that a consultation with a skilled, accredited specialist surgeon is essential to ensure informed decision-making and safe, natural looking result.
Facial Implant Surgery: Enhancing Features and Affirming Identity
Facial implant surgery encompasses a range of procedures designed to reshape and augment specific areas of the face such as the, jaw, cheeks or chin. While traditionally associated with aesthetic enhancements, facial implant surgery now caters to a diverse range of individuals, including those seeking feminisation, individuals undergoing male-to-female transition, also conversely masculinisation, female-to-male transition and even cisgender men and women desiring more defined or softened facial features.
Facial implants for reconstructive surgery – correcting deformities and trauma
Reconstructive surgery focuses on correcting deformities and trauma such as cases where someone has experienced a fracture but did not receive proper treatment, resulting in residual deformity. It also includes addressing previous traumas that have left asymmetry, which can be approached through 3D planning and the use of custom implants based on a 3D image of the unaffected side. For instance, a person who had an incompletely repaired cheek bone fracture from a past accident may benefit from this approach.
Facial implants to enhance feminine or masculine features
On the other hand, facial implants can also be used to enhance the female face. This typically involves cheek implants to add volume or shape, or implants for a round or square chin. Adjusting the jaw with implants is less common but still a potential option. The goal of these procedures is to achieve desired facial aesthetics and improve overall facial harmony.
For those seeking to enhance female features on the face, facial implants can play a huge role in creating a more traditionally feminine appearance. Procedures such as cheek implants are a simple and quick solution and can be easily performed as a short day case procedure.
Facial implants can also be used to enhance the male face, addressing specific areas for improvement. Implants can be used to enhance the upper jaw and midface, helping to create a more defined and balanced facial structure. Additionally, implants are available to augment or broaden the lower jaw, providing a more masculine appearance.
Strengthening or reshaping the chin is another common application of facial implants, as it can contribute to a stronger jawline and overall facial symmetry. These procedures aim to enhance the masculine features of the face and create a more aesthetically pleasing and harmonious facial profile.
Jaw implants, in particular, are increasingly sought-after by patients who desire a stronger, more defined jawline. By augmenting the jawbone structure, these implants provide a more chiselled and prominent appearance, helping to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing facial profile. Jaw implants can be enhanced, where preproperate, with additional chin implants where a more prominent stronger chin and profile is desired.
The Importance of Consultation
While facial implant surgery can bring about significant transformations and boost self-esteem, it is important to stress that it is not suitable for everyone. A thorough consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon is an essential step before proceeding with the procedure. During the consultation, our surgeon, Mr Andrew Douglas, will evaluate the individual’s specific facial characteristics, discuss their goals, and provide professional advice on the most appropriate surgical options. This personalised approach ensures that the procedure is tailored to the individual’s unique needs and ensures realistic expectations.
At Cosmetic Surgery Partners, we take pride in our team of highly skilled and specialised surgeons. Among them is Mr. Andrew Douglas, a fully trained and UK-accredited specialist consultant facial surgeon. With his extensive expertise in all aspects of facial surgery Mr. Douglas has earned a reputation for his innovative techniques, commitment to patient care, and dedication to achieving optimal results. In this blog, we shine a spotlight on Mr. Andrew Douglas and delve into his exceptional qualifications, surgical expertise, and his pioneering approach to facial implant surgery.
Qualifications and Training
Mr. Andrew Douglas offers a unique blend of qualifications, holding degrees in both medicine and dentistry. His comprehensive training in cleft lip and palate surgery, in addition to his specialist facial surgery training, sets him apart as a leading expert in the field. His commitment to professional development is exemplified by his pursuit of new techniques in facial reconstruction and his involvement in charity work in low-income countries.
Expertise in Facial Surgery
Mr. Douglas is renowned for his proficiency in all aspects of facial surgery, ranging from head and neck and skin cancer to trauma cases and corrective surgeries for facial deformities. What sets him apart is his thorough understanding of dentistry, which enables him to assess, diagnose and treat not only the skin, soft tissues and the bones of the face, but also the effects on the teeth and a patient’s smile. This comprehensive approach ensures that patients receive tailored treatment plans that address their unique needs.
Pioneering Techniques and Innovations
Throughout his career, Mr. Douglas has consistently demonstrated his commitment to surgical innovation and pushing the boundaries of facial surgery. In 2016, he published a ground-breaking technique for facial reconstruction in patients with advanced oral cancer, showcasing his ability to pioneer new approaches in complex cases.
Utilising 3D Digital Imaging and Planning
Mr. Douglas leverages the power of cutting-edge technology in his practice to bring the ultimate in personalised surgery to patients. Experienced in 3D digital imaging and planning, he employs these advanced tools to provide a comprehensive evaluation of each patient’s unique facial structure where complex facial implants and reconstruction are needed. This enables him to develop precise surgical plans and communicate the expected outcomes effectively. By incorporating 3D imaging, Mr. Douglas ensures a meticulous approach, delivering results that align with the patient’s desires and expectations.
Another Significant Advantage: Expedited Consultation and Treatment at Cosmetic Surgery Partners
In addition to the expertise of Mr. Andrew Douglas and the exceptional quality of care at Cosmetic Surgery Partners, another key benefit of choosing our clinic for facial implant surgery is the opportunity for expedited consultations and treatment. While the National Health Service (NHS) plays a crucial role in providing healthcare services, it is no secret that there are often long waiting lists for many non-urgent elective procedures. However, at Cosmetic Surgery Partners, we deliver an efficient and timely experience for our patients.
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