This is the most neglected aspect of ageing. As we grow older the pads of fat on our face can increase or decrease in size and slip out of position, giving a hang-dog look that gives us a tired appearance. Simply removing the fat gives a hollow/skeletal appearance that ages us even more. Restoring lost volume in critical areas can give a rejuvenated appearance without looking tight or stretched. Lips, cheeks and temples can be enhanced with filler compounds to look younger.
As we get older, our ears and nose elongate and droop, our lower eyelids sag, our midface bones remodel and our chin sharpens and protrudes. Various surgical procedures can address these problems: tip rhinoplasty, tarsal lid tightening, canthoplasty, etc. Newer dental implant procedures and maxillofacial surgery can address intrinsic changes affecting the lower face.
Cosmetic procedures to improve the ageing face are best used in combination. Most patients that we treat opt for non-surgical treatments first to rejuvenate their skin and then may choose surgery later if we feel that it in their best interest. The most commonly requested surgical procedure is eyelid reconstruction, known as blepharoplasty. We have access to experienced oculoplastic, maxillofacial and plastic surgery colleagues who give excellent results.