Cos­metic surgery: Ad­vice from Bi­jan Beigi

Cos­metic surgery has been seen as a dras­tic and ex­pen­sive op­tion for com­bat­ing the signs of age­ing. Bi­jan Beigi talks about an al­ter­na­tive to surgery…

EDP Norfolk - - INSIDE - Bi­jan Beigi, cos­metic sur­geon Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic

What causes us to look older?

As we grow older we lose elas­tic­ity and vol­ume in our skin, in par­tic­u­lar in the face, which causes the skin to sag and thin, and draws the skin down­wards. All this con­trib­utes to our age­ing ap­pear­ance.

Tra­di­tion­ally peo­ple have turned to cos­metic surgery if they want to com­bat th­ese signs, but are there down­sides to go­ing ‘un­der the knife’?

It is im­por­tant to know that a sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure of any kind car­ries with it risk. Surgery can also 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.

But is there a re­al­is­tic al­ter­na­tive?

Most cer­tainly. Over the years ad­vances in tech­niques have re­sulted in the de­vel­op­ment of ground-break­ing pro­ce­dures us­ing dermal filler and Botox. For ex­am­ple, in­stead of a face lift, you could choose to have an 8 Point Face Lift which uses filler to im­prove fa­cial struc­ture, na­solabial folds, mouth frown, jaw­lines and the jowl area, and Botox to tar­get dy­namic lines and wrin­kles around the eyes.

What are the ben­e­fits of th­ese treat­ments over the sur­gi­cal op­tion?

Firstly, the re­sults are in­stant, with no down-time re­quired for re­cov­ery af­ter the treat­ment. Most im­por­tantly, the re­sults are more nat­u­ral and less dra­matic than a sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure. Reg­u­lar use of Botox and dermal fillers over a num­ber of years can re­sult in a dra­mat­i­cally younger-look­ing face over a pe­riod of five years than if that same in­di­vid­ual had un­der­gone a sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure to try and achieve the same re­sult.

What about the costs?

This is an­other ma­jor ben­e­fit of choos­ing fillers and Botox over the sur­gi­cal route – there is a large fi­nan­cial sav­ing. A face lift can run to tens of thou­sands of pounds, whereas the 8 Point Face Lift is a few thou­sand and the treat­ment (and thus the cost) can be spread over a num­ber of months and years.

For a free con­sul­ta­tion with a qual­i­fied skin­care prac­ti­tioner at Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic or to find out more about cos­metic fillers please con­tact 01603 877470.

Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic Ex­change Street, Nor­wich, NR2 1AT 01603 877470 nor­wich­cos­met­ic­

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