UK plastic surgery statistics 2012: brows up, breasts down

browlift  The latest data from BAAPS makes interesting reading.  My practice has definitely seen an increase in facelift surgery, but I seldom advise patients to undergo brow lifts, as I personally feel the procedure can change characteristic features too much.

Why have the number of facelifts increased?  I think in the main, it can be attributed to modern, less invasive techniques – women are now seeking surgical intervention earlier rather than later. The short scar facelift is great for women in their 40’s, who see early signs of ageing and want to stop it in its tracks.  With scars discreetly hidden behind and inside the ear, no-one is the wiser (not even the most nosey hairdresser!).  This procedure smooths the jawline, boosts the cheeks volume and tightens the upper neck. Faces are left fresh and rejuvenated.

Also, plastic surgery is becoming more mainstream with less stigma and this, coupled with the fact that we have more disposable income in the UK, it also seems more affordable.

Why do I rarely perform brow lifts?  Again, modern techniques have seen brow lifts become less severe, and, if performed with an endoscope, the scars are minimal and hairline is protected.  In spite of this I do believe brow lifts can leave the eyebrows unnaturally high and some patients can look rather ‘startled’.  A surgical upper eyelift with clever botox administration can ‘lift’ the brow in a more natural way.

In men, I think brow lifts are not indicated, as they tend to feminise male features too much.   Genetically, the male face has a much heavier brow line and, in my opinion, to lift this is an error of judgement.


About Ms Angelica Kavouni FRCS EBOPRAS

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS On the UK’s specialist register and member of EBOPRAS, Ms Angelica Kavouni is one of the UK's most requested female cosmetic surgeons. A regular TV and print media commentator, Angelica has become known for her minimal scarring facelift and breast surgery. An increasing number of women also seek her for female body contouring of all varieties from straight forward liposculpting to ‘Yummy Mummy’ combination surgery, involving any type of breast enhancement with tummy tuck and/or labiaplasty. Also passionate about non-invasive anti-ageing, Angelica has set up her own in-house medispa (the Kosmesis Skin Clinic) featuring several key aesthetic skincare devices, which compliment her surgical practice. Kosmesis Skin Clinic is a unique skincare destination. Not only a stand-alone non-surgical unit housing state-of-the-art solutions for all skin issues, the Kosmesis Skin Clinic acts as an invaluable adjunct to the surgical facility also based at 129 Harley Street. Our experienced aesthetic nurse practitioners work to Medical Director Ms Angelica Kavouni’s own exact standards, delivering high-end care to all patients. Def: Kos-me-sis…preservation, restoration, or enhancement of natural appearance
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