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5 Options to Fight Facial Ageing - Surgical

29 Jan

Welcome to the first blog post of 2018.   

Late last year we discussed the 5 reasons our face ages and the 6 non surgical options available to fight facial ageing. There comes a time however when its time to consider surgical options to look the best you can for your age. Skin care, diet and exercise and injectables can only go so far. In this blog post we will consider 5 different surgical options for facial rejuvenation. 

Eyelids, Fat Transfer,  Lower Face/neck lift, Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) and Chin Implant.  


1. Eyelids

The eye area is the first area to show your age on your face.   From your 30's onward you may experience heavy droopy eyelids, excess skin, headaches and reduced vision including difficulty reading and driving at night.  Lower eyelid bags and dark circles may give you a tired less youthful appearance.     

Upper and lower eyelid surgery aims to remove excess skin and fat and may assist in improved vision and a refreshed appearance.   


2. Fat Transfer

Loss of fat/volume in the mid cheek area may result in loose skin over the mid cheek and a tired look. If you've already tried dermal fillers you will understand the results fat transfer may achieve. 

Just like dermial filler fat transfer aims to restore lost volume and a more youthful mid cheek area.   Fat transfer uses your own fat and does not dissolve after 12-18 months.


3. Lower Face/neck lift

We are all familiar with the turkey neck look and heavy jowls associated with the ageing process.

A face/necklift gives your face and skin a younger and smoother appearance by removing excess skin and repositioning fatty tissue to restore youthful features. Facial muscles may also be surgically augmented to improve tone.    This procedure can be performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery.


4. Otoplasty

Many adults feel uncomfortable about prominent protruding ears.   

Ear pinning (otoplasty) removes excess skin and cartilage to improve the contour of the ears.


5. Chin Implant

When there is a lack of chin projection or an imbalance in your facial height and/or lip area a chin implant may improve facial balance and appearance.

Is surgery the right option for me?

A consultation to discuss your goals and concerns is the right place to start.  During a consultation we can discuss further the surgical and non surgical options to consider for you personally.


Would you like to discuss further how to look the best for your age? 

Please fill out the contact form and one of my staff will be in contact.  Not ready to chat?  Find out more here.      


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*It is important to consider any surgical procedure carefully as all surgery carries risks.


Topics: Face Anti-Ageing
Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Written by Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Dr. Naveen Somia is a Sydney Plastic Surgeon who listens to his patients, understands their problems and works alongside them to help achieve their aesthetic goals by applying his skills and years of experience in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. A published author on Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Naveen’s blog is aimed at helping you make the right choices and stay safe in your quest to look your personal best.