Mr Morley recently presented a paper at the European Association of Plastic Surgeons on the subject of facial reanimation surgery in complex cases. The conference was held in Helsinki in May 2019. The presentation concerned techniques for restoring the smile in patients who had had damage to either the facial nerve or the muscles that allow the face to move. Most of the examples used free tissue transfer which is a technique meaning muscles can be moved from other parts of the body to restore movement to the face. The paper was well received. Many techniques are available to restore facial movement in cases of facial paralysis; these can include nerve grafting, nerve transfers or free tissue transfer.
The rhinoplasty procedure is one of the most challenging plastic surgery procedures – the nose is the central feature of the face with a complex structure and the nose job has to enhance the appearance of the nose while improving or maintaining nasal function.
A revision or secondary, rhinoplasty is typically more demanding of a plastic surgeon’s skill as the patient has already undergone a surgical procedure and been left unsatisfied, either because the deformities have not been properly addressed or have even worsened.
Problems that may require revision surgery
- Obstruction of the airways
- Collapse or weakening of the cartilage or nasal bones
- Over reduction or inadequate reduction of a dorsal hump or the nasal tip
- Changes as a result of thickened scar tissue
What does a revision rhinoplasty entail?
The techniques used in a secondary nose job are the same as those employed during the initial surgery. Corrections can be made either through a closed or open approach – more major structural changes are usually performed through an open approach where a small incision is made in the columella and allows for more precise visualisation of the underlying structures.
Cartilage grafts may be necessary for a secondary rhinoplasty to replace damaged or insufficient nasal cartilage as a result of the primary procedure.
Carefully pre-procedure planning is essential to ensure that nasal function is optimised if necessary and any cosmetic deformities are improved. It is essential that patients have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with a revision rhinoplasty.
For more information on the revision rhinoplasty procedure, call 0141 334 9441 to arrange a consultation with rhinoplasty specialist Mr Stephen Morley.
A facelift is a major investment for patients – both financially, but also in terms of their recovery time and emotional commitment. Therefore, it’s not surprising that a common concern is how to protect the results of their facial rejuvenation procedure.
Here are 5 ways you can help to prolong your facelift results:
#1: Follow aftercare advice
A facelift is a major surgical procedure and the healing process can be lengthy. After your facelift, Mr Stephen Morley will provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions and it is important you follow them to ensure you protect your results and ensure optimal healing.
#2: Protect your skin
Sun damage has been identified as one of the biggest culprits when it comes to facial ageing – UV rays break down collagen and other proteins in the skin, causing wrinkles and folds to appear and the skin to sag. It is essential that you wear a daily high factor sun protection whatever the weather and avoid sunbathing to prevent any further sun damage.
#3: Nourish your skin
Look to boost your skin from the inside out by adopting a healthy, balanced diet and eliminating the wrong foods; for example, sugar has been linked to skin ageing, as it triggers a process called glycation where sugar molecules destroy important proteins in the skin. Staying hydrated is also important for skin health.
#4: Stop smoking
Before you undergo any cosmetic surgery procedure, Mr Morley will advise you to quit smoking in advance of surgery and for the immediate healing period. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor so it restricts the amount of oxygenated blood that can reach the damaged tissue which can result in impaired healing. However, to protect your facelift results, we’d advise you to quit smoking permanently – smoking ages the skin and can also create wrinkles around the mouth.
#5: Maintain your ideal weight
Any major weight fluctuations – either dramatic weight loss or gain – will impact on skin elasticity and result in further skin sagging.
Recently released UK cosmetic surgery figures found that many popular procedures had stayed relatively static from the previous year, but one op that saw significant growth was liposuction. It’s no surprise that lipo is such a popular cosmetic surgery procedure as many of us struggle to eradicate stubborn pockets of excess body fat, however, committed we are to a healthy diet and exercise routine and liposuction can permanently reduce fat on the body or face. Here’s what to expect after lipo and how to manage your liposuction recovery.
What to expect during your liposuction recovery?
Immediately, after your procedure, you will experience some discomfort which should be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. There will be bruising and there can be a lot of swelling which can take some weeks to fully subside; you will be advised to wear a compression garment that can help reduce the swelling and promote healing.
Will there be any scarring after lipo?
To perform liposuction, Mr Stephen Morley makes incisions in the treatment area, through which he inserts the cannula to remove the excess fat. These incisions are very small and are positioned so they will be as unnoticeable as possible when healed.
When will I see my liposuction results?
Your final results won’t be immediately apparent as there will be a degree of swelling that can take six weeks or more to fully subside. You should expect to see the final results at three months post-procedure.
How can I maintain my liposuction results?
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells and they won’t ‘grow back’. However, the remaining fat cells can expand so it’s essential to maintain a steady weight after your liposuction procedure.
If you have further liposuction recovery questions, call 0141 334 9441 to arrange a consultation with Mr Stephen Morley.