Face Surgery

Here at Clifton Park Hospital we offer a range of cosmetic surgeries from breast surgery to facial surgery. There may be numerous reasons why you may choose to have facial surgery and our specialists are here to support you to make the right decision.

However, if surgery is not an option which you want to consider there are a variety of non-surgical facial treatments available.  

The range of facial surgeries we offer:

Facelift Surgery

You may be considering a facelift if you have noticed that your skin has lost elasticity and has started to droop. This can be due to a variety of reasons from ageing to large amounts of sun exposure – many people start to feel self-conscious because of this.

This surgery lasts approximately between 3 to 4 hours and is done under general anaesthetic. The procedure involves an incision being made to the hairline, front of the ears, behind the ears and even under your chin if necessary. The tissues will then be repositioned and the muscles tightened. The skin will then be re-stitched to the hairline and any excess skin is removed.

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Blepharoplasty Surgery (Eyelid surgery)

This procedure involves the removal of skin in order to aid the removal or addition of fat from the eyelids. A stitch is then performed to create an eyelid crease.

Having eyelids which appear drooped can age a person but can also affect their peripheral vision. This surgery can often improve a person’s sight.

The surgery is normally preformed in 2 hours or less.

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A rhinoplasty is normally considered if you are not content with the shape of your nose either from injury or its natural shape.

The surgery may take up to 3 hours – dependent on the operation type. There are 2 types of rhinoplasty – augmentation and reduction:

Augmentation rhinoplasty is used to increase the shape and size of the nose - in certain situations a graft of extra cartilage and bone is used. The nose is then reshaped accordingly.

The reduction rhinoplasty is performed to reduce the shape and size of the nose by the removal or alteration of the bone and cartilage. The nose is then reshaped and if required the nostrils can be too.

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Eyebrow Hitch

The eyebrow hitch is a procedure which offers a more youthful and in women a more feminine look. This surgery creates an arch in the eyebrow, removing the heavy appearance of the upper eyelid – opening up the eye area.

The surgeon will take 30 minutes to perform this subtle surgery, making a small cut to the upper eyebrow and proceeding with a stitch beneath the skin that will then be attached to the forehead. This elevates the eyebrow and under normal circumstances no visible stitching can be seen.

Otoplasty – Ear Correction

The otoplasty procedure is a surgery that takes place on your ears. If you are unhappy with the way your ears are sized or their positioning – you may consider an otoplasty.

The ears may be repositioned, resized or reshaped.

Surgery is normally performed under general anaesthetic and takes from one to two hours. The cartilage will then be readjusted accordingly by the surgeon via a cut behind the ear.

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The septoplasty procedure involves repairing a deviated septum. This may have come about from injury or damage and may be causing you great breathing difficulty.

This surgery involves repositioning and realignment of the septum. In extreme cases the septum can be removed and reinserted in order to create a straight position.

Non- Surgical Facial Treatments:

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be a temporary or permanent treatment (depending on the type of filler used.

This non-surgical treatment involves a series of injections containing filler that works to smooth out lines and wrinkles in the skin and can also be injected into the lips to boost volume and definition.

The procedure takes between half an hour and an hour. For 24 hours after the procedure, the area may be a little tender and swollen, but this will pass.

Facial Peel

From sun damage to acne, hyper pigmentation or simply aging skin, a facial peel can be used to treat many problems. 

This non-surgical treatment is one of the most popular procedures performed to help revitalise skin.

A chemical peel is simple – a layer of the damaged skin is removed from the face leaving a healthier and fresher layer by creating a chemical reaction that causes the outer surface of the skin to peel away.

Here at Clifton Park Hospital we pride ourselves in our expertise and care when it comes to helping you make the right decision. If you are considering cosmetic surgery on your face or a non-surgical solution we would be happy to guide you through the process.

Patients of York and its surrounding areas can now access appointments at the new Clifton Park Hospital Outpatient Department with 11 consulting rooms, two treatment rooms, x-ray facilities and additional car parking.

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