Beauty:

Why you don’t need to go un­der the knife to keep your youth­ful looks

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What are the al­ter­na­tives to go­ing un­der the knife?

As we grow older, some peo­ple con­sider the pos­si­bil­ity of plas­tic surgery to help com­bat the signs of age­ing, but for many the idea of go­ing un­der the knife is just a step too far. How­ever, ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ments in the world of aes­thet­ics mean that surgery may not nec­es­sar­ily be the only op­tion. We speak to con­sul­tant plas­tic sur­geon Bi­jan Beigi to find out more...

First of all, what causes us to look older?

As we grow older we lose elas­tic­ity in our skin and vol­ume in the face, which draws the skin down­wards. Age also causes the skin to sag and thin, par­tic­u­larly for mid­dle-aged women. All this con­trib­utes to our age­ing ap­pear­ance.

It is at this time that some peo­ple con­sider a sur­gi­cal face lift but this is no longer the only op­tion is it?

Cor­rect. At Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic we have al­ways spe­cialised in pi­o­neer­ing new and in­no­va­tive tech­niques to achieve nat­u­ral re­sults and one of our most ground-break­ing pro­ce­dures is the 8 Point Face Lift. Some­times re­ferred to as the non-sur­gi­cal facelift or the liq­uid facelift, the pro­ce­dure is a non-sur­gi­cal lift per­formed us­ing a range of fillers in the mid face ar­eas and Bo­tox to tackle wrin­kles.

How does it work?

Der­mal fillers are ap­plied through fine nee­dles, to im­prove cheek struc­ture, na­solabial folds, mouth frown, jaw­lines and the jowl area, com­bat­ting the soft tis­sue loss as­so­ci­ated with age­ing and restor­ing vol­ume. Bo­tox in­jec­tions are then ap­plied to tar­get deep lines and wrin­kles. The over­all re­sult is a nat­u­ral lift to the whole face, with­out the need for in­va­sive surgery.

What are the ad­van­tages of hav­ing an 8 Point Lift over plas­tic surgery?

Tra­di­tional face lift surgery can be ag­gres­sive and has its pit­falls, not least of which is that it re­quires a sig­nif­i­cant re­cov­ery pe­riod while the scars heal and your body re­cov­ers. The 8 Point Lift is far less in­va­sive and in­cred­i­bly, the re­sults are in­stant, with no down-time as­so­ci­ated with the treat­ment.

Fur­ther­more, not only is the 8 Point Lift more cost ef­fec­tive, it does not all have to be done in one ap­point­ment – the var­i­ous el­e­ments of the pro­ce­dure can be car­ried out over a pe­riod of days or weeks.

It sounds too good to be true! Is there any­thing we should watch out for?

As with so many things in life, the qual­ity of the prod­uct you use will im­pact the re­sult so make sure you use a rep­utable sur­geon to carry out the pro­ce­dure. Here at the clinic, ei­ther my­self or my fel­low con­sul­tant sur­geon Rachna Murthy will un­der­take Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic Ex­change Street, Nor­wich, NR2 1AT

ABOVE: You can lift your fa­cial fea­tures with­out surgery

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