Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is the pursuit of youth, vitality and beauty through surgical intervention. Cosmetic surgery involves different techniques that can be combined by your plastic surgeon to achieve the aesthetic vision you desire.

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Breast Augmentation

There are many reasons why a woman may wish to have a breast augmentation. Many women wish to restore a youthful look through breast surgery after the effects of age, pregnancy and lactation surface. Others women may wish to achieve breasts of a size, shape or symmetry that they have always wanted.

Dr Clarke will carefully consider your desired outcome alongside factors such as your current breast tissue and body weight in order to define the best implant size and placement, and create a beautiful result.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that elevates and reshapes breasts. This procedure may also be combined with the insertion of breast implants to restore or enlarge breast size as desired.

Female Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is a procedure designed to help alleviate the discomfort and health problems caused by large breasts, such as back and neck pain, postural problems, chronic skin irritation, infection beneath the breast and self-consciousness. Large breasts can also be a barrier to comfortable exercise and weight loss.

Dr Clarke uses the most up to date mammoplasty techniques (vertical or short scar technique) and will give you beautifully contoured breasts with minimal scarring, relieving the day-to-day physical problems of large breasts at the same time as improving your body image and self-confidence.

Male Breast Reduction

Enlargement of the male breast (gynaecomastia) is a common problem, and can occur with puberty or other hormonal changes, due to medications or medical conditions, and also as a result of being overweight.

Surgery removes glandular tissue and reduces fat from the breasts to improve contour and give a more masculine appearance.

Nipple Correction

The most common type of nipple surgery is to resolve the issue of inverted nipples in one or more breasts. This issue can be a concern for women due to aesthetic reasons and can also cause significant breastfeeding difficulty. Surgical correction restores nipple projection and depending on the severity of the nipple inversion, Dr Clarke can also preserve the milk ducts thereby improving the ability to breastfeed.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery technique to address the problems of excessive loose abdominal skin and/or bulging of the abdominal wall due to muscle weakness or separation. These issues are often due to changes following pregnancy but they may also occur after weight loss or simply with ageing. The outcome of a tummy tuck is a flatter, firmer abdomen with an improved contour and greater abdominal strength.

Dr Clarke is an expert in the latest tummy tuck techniques and has worked with internationally recognised surgeons in abdominoplasty including Dr Pollock in Dallas USA, who pioneered the progressive tension suturing technique. In select patients this avoids the need for drains following abdominoplasty, results in less postoperative discomfort, earlier discharge from hospital, faster recovery and scar minimisation.

Body Lift

A body lift is a body contouring procedure which removes loose skin folds and soft tissue from the hips, buttocks, outer thighs and lower abdomen, particularly after extreme weight loss associated with gastric banding or gastric bypass surgery. A body lift removes the redundant skin and persistent fat deposits, and generally lifts the tissues to restore the body contour.

The surgery allows a return to normal body form and skin function and allows patients to fully take advantage of their changed physique.

Arm & Thigh Lifts

The goals of brachioplasty (arm lifts) and thighplasty (thigh lifts) are to remove excess skin and fat and achieve a smoother, slimmer and more toned appearance to the upper arms and thighs.
These areas can be improved by exercise, but it is difficult to target the drooping skin after elasticity has been lost and the tissues there have become weakened or stretched. Limb lifts are therefore often requested after significant weight loss and when ageing causes the skin to droop and hang.

Liposuction

Liposuction or liposculpture is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which removes unwanted, localised fat deposits from specific problem areas via a suction device, slimming down and re-contouring these areas. Many people have a genetic predisposition to deposit fat in one particular area of the body, such as the outer thighs and hips. Other common areas include the neck, arms, abdomen, inner thighs and upper back. These areas often fail to respond to weight loss and exercise.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox)

The main use for anti-wrinkle injections is to improve lines around the eye, eyebrow and forehead. Carefully placed injections (Botox®, Dysport®) temporarily weaken the specific muscles which cause lines, smoothing the overlying skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. With the right surgeon, it is an extremely effective and safe way to achieve a more youthful and relaxed appearance.

These injections are also used in a variety of medical treatments such as migraine and excessive sweating.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

The eyelids are highly susceptible to the effects of aging and have an enormous impact on overall facial appearance. Genetic predisposition and lifestyle factors can lead to a progressive hooding of upper lids – sometimes so marked that vision is obscured – and bagging of the lower lids.

Blepharoplasty improves the appearance of tiredness and ageing by removing excess skin, tightening loosened support structures and removing fat, achieving a more youthful and vital result. Dr Clarke has a subspecialty interest in plastic surgery around the eye (oculoplastics) and offers the most up-to-date techniques for this type of cosmetic surgery.

Brow Lift

The effects of aging, gravity and sun exposure may result in the eyebrows descending down. Brow lift surgery repositions the eyebrows and restores a more youthful appearance.

Face / Neck Lift

Gravity, time and exposure to the sun can cause skin to lose its elasticity and the natural plumpness of our face to slacken. These changes are part of the normal process of aging but can vary significantly between individuals due to genetics and lifestyle factors.

Dr Clarke ensures that your face lift will leave you rejuvenated, with the appearance of vitality and youth, rather than the stretched look so commonly seen in magazines. He uses careful decision-making in consultation with yourself and expert surgical skill to discreetly restore your youthful
self – giving you the opportunity to look the age you feel.

Fat Grafting (Facial Reshaping)

Our faces lose volume as we age and also after significant weight loss. Replacing that youthful volume is a simple way to rejuvenate a face with very minimal intervention.

Fat grafting (from another part of the body) is an elegant and very effective method of restoring or creating new volume in the face and unlike synthetic fillers, it is permanent.

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

Ear surgery is a common surgical procedure to address prominent or bat ears. It is usually performed on children, but adults can also achieve a neater fit of the ears through otoplasty.

The ear is settled closer to the head by manipulating the cartilage through a small incision in the back of the ear, leaving an inconspicuous scar.

Scar Management

As your skin heals after injury or surgery, scar tissue formation varies depending on a number of factors including wound features, your age and genetic predisposition.

Scar revision surgery or scar management is performed on old scars to minimise and disguise scars, improving the appearance and also restoring normal function to an area, for example by reducing excess skin tightening caused by scarring.

Skin Lesion Removal

There are many types of non-cancerous skin lesions including moles, birthmarks and cysts that may develop over a person’s lifetime. These benign lesions can be aesthetically displeasing, inconvenient or even uncomfortable. Dr Clarke will remove your lesions using superior plastic surgical techniques, leaving you with the most discreet result.

Associations 

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