Myth buster

The con­sul­tant ocu­lo­plas­tic, eye­lid and mid face re­con­struc­tive sur­geon for the NHS, and con­sul­tant sur­geon at the Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic ex­plodes the myths of cos­metic surgery

EDP Norfolk - - Inside - Bi­jan Beigi

Un­der­stand­ing cos­metic treat­ment

There is so much about cos­metic surgery in the me­dia and pub­lic eye that it is some­times dif­fi­cult to dis­tin­guish fact from fic­tion, and this has given rise to many com­mon mis­con­cep­tions. As a re­sult, peo­ple could be for­given for mak­ing the wrong de­ci­sion when it comes to cos­metic surgery, as they are act­ing on in­for­ma­tion that is some­times mis­lead­ing. For ex­am­ple, when con­sid­er­ing fa­cial re­ju­ve­na­tion (which is just an­other word for re­vival or rein­vig­o­ra­tion), it has tra­di­tion­ally been con­sid­ered that cos­metic surgery is the best op­tion, but this is sim­ply not true.

With the sig­nif­i­cant ad­vances in fillers and Bo­tox, it is now pos­si­ble to get re­sults com­pa­ra­ble to plas­tic surgery with­out the sig­nif­i­cant re­cov­ery time and po­ten­tial prob­lems that can fol­low in­va­sive surgery. We can now of­fer the Ne­fer­titi Neck Lift, so called be­cause of the dis­tinc­tive pro­file of the iconic Egyp­tian queen, which works by us­ing Bo­tox along the jaw­line and neck. The Eight Point Face Lift uses der­mal fillers to re­store vol­ume, im­prove cheek struc­ture, mouth frown, jaw­lines and the jowl area while Bo­tox in­jec­tions are used to tar­get deep lines and wrin­kles. In ad­di­tion, many peo­ple believe a plas­tic sur­geon is trained for all cos­metic pro­ce­dures, but this is also a myth. Aes­thetic surgery is a sep­a­rate spe­cial­ity within the field of plas­tic surgery, not least be­cause of the prin­ci­ples in­volved – a cos­metic (aes­thetic) sur­geon is en­tirely fo­cused on en­hanc­ing a pa­tient’s ap­pear­ance, while a plas­tic sur­geon spe­cialises in cor­rect­ing dys­func­tional ar­eas of the body and is re­con­struc­tive in na­ture. It is also im­por­tant to get your ini­tial ad­vice from the right per­son. While it is com­monly be­lieved that a cos­metic ad­viser is the best per­son to get in­for­ma­tion for your cos­metic treat­ment, this is not the case. If you are con­sid­er­ing any form of cos­metic pro­ce­dure, you must get ad­vice from the per­son who is go­ing to per­form the pro­ce­dure, that is a cos­metic sur­geon. Fur­ther­more you need to find one who spe­cialises in the field of surgery you are con­sid­er­ing. Only they have the ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence to guide you in the right di­rec­tion. It is also im­por­tant to be re­al­is­tic about what you are get­ting into. An­other mis­con­cep­tion is that a face lift lasts for life; how can this be the case when you ob­vi­ously still age once you have had a sur­gi­cal face lift? More wor­ry­ingly, there is a gen­eral be­lief that young peo­ple scar less, but again this is not true. So, when con­sid­er­ing cos­metic surgery we urge you to do your re­search and be sure you are mak­ing a de­ci­sion based on fact not fic­tion.

“If you are con­sid­er­ing any form of cos­metic pro­ce­dure, you must get ad­vice from the per­son who is go­ing to per­form the pro­ce­dure, that is a cos­metic sur­geon”

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