“ARC Plastic Surgery” no longer operates, however all surgeons continue to practice.

Face & Neck

Face and neck lifting procedures included browlift, facelift and neck lift.  These procedures are designed to restore the share of the face, and improve sagging or deepening of the folds around the mouth. There are several types of lifting procedures used in the practice, from a minimal access MACS lift, to an extended SMAS procedure or combined with a mid cheek lift. The type of procedure depends upon the facial assessment by the surgeon, and the preferences of the patient.

Volume correction procedures include facial implants, fat cell grafting and other filler injections. These improve specific areas of atrophy, flattening or loss of volume.

The key to facial rejuvenation surgery is careful and expert evaluation, a well designed and performed procedure, and the degree of ageing present.

Browlift

Drooping eyebrows with a wrinkled brow and forehead are very common sources of concern, as they can cause you to look angry or sad when you are not. In these cases, a browlift can be extremely beneficial, allowing your face to more accurately reflect your emotions.

Many factors contribute to the appearance of the eyebrows and forehead, particularly ageing, inherited features, and sun exposure. Early ageing or minor drooping can best be treated by non surgical means, such as anti-wrinkle injections, chemical peels or laser. However, as changes progress, they may be better managed with a surgical procedure.

A browlift can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as facelift or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). A browlift can be performed by endoscopy, which involves several short incisions within the hairline, or by open lifting, which leaves a small scar but sometimes provides a better result. Your surgeon will discuss with you at length the best procedure for you.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is used to remove loose or excess skin around the eyes, and to reduce bags above or below the eyes. This surgery will make your eyes look younger and fresher. As the surgery itself will not remove fine lines around your eyes, your surgeon may recommend additional treatments such as laser resurfacing during surgery, or wrinkle reduction injections, to achieve the optimum result.

If you are considering upper lid surgery, your surgeon will carefully assess the position of your eyebrow, as brow descent or droopiness may be part of the problem. If the lower lid is the issue, your tear trough (the line between your lid and cheek) and your cheek must be carefully considered. Sometimes, more than the lid itself must be addressed. Your surgeon may show you before and after pictures, and work with you to develop an operative plan to achieve the best possible outcome.