UK plastic surgery statistics 2012: brows up, breasts down

AK Career facelift  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 Cosmetic Surgeon

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS With a wealth of experience in private practice spanning 15 years and a regular TV, online and print media contribution, Angelica has secured her place as one of London’s prominent cosmetic plastic surgeons. Angelica has developed a reputation for her signature natural result Career Facelift® which blends minimal procedures with state-of-the-art anti-ageing treatments.  Her expertise also includes post pregnancy breast and body contouring and vaginal rejuvenation. Angelica is committed to safety and standards and her attention to detail is legendary. The Kosme Skin Clinic …where anti-ageing professionals and state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation meet Kosme 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 Kosme 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…preservation, restoration, or enhancement of natural appearance Ms Angelica Kavouni GMC: 4002006 129 Harley Street London W1G 6BA t: 020 7486 9040 w:
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