Face, Head & Neck
Patients who undergo surgery for tumours of the face, head or neck will often opt for reconstructive surgery. Your consultant will be able to discuss your individual needs with you.
We provide a diagnostic service for head and neck skin lesions, and surgical removal of these is usually performed under local anaesthetic as an outpatient procedure. Tumours such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma can often be removed and reconstructed immediately, and in cases where you need reconstruction there are several options; we can use the local skin to create a flap or take a skin graft from another area of your body. Sometimes we perform sentinel node biopsies to assess whether there has been any spread to the lymph nodes: tumours that have spread to the lymph nodes can be removed by lymph node dissection.
If your nasal development becomes abnormal or damage occurs, the appearance and working of your nose may be affected. We can alter its bone and cartilage to suit both your aesthetic and functional needs.
If the growth or projection of your ears causes you distress there are various otoplastic procedures we can carry out under local anaesthetic to diminish the prominence or reshape the lobe and cartilage of your ears. Be aware that you will need to protect the surgery with dressings for approximately seven days while it heals.
As well as relieving wrinkles, we can manipulate the subcutaneous tissues during rhytidectomy to improve the shape of your face. During the process, the neck can be recontoured via the original cut or a separate one disguised by the chin. We offer a completely customisable rejuvenation package through the variety of procedures available, including chin and cheek implants, autologous fat transplant, laser resurfacing and chemical peels.
Blepharoplasty (eye lift)
The skin and muscles around your eyes can sag and weaken with age. With this procedure we can excise any loose skin, strengthen submuscular tissue and add or remove fat to shape the area around your eyes. Tightening the muscles in this area can also help lift and contour the surrounding facial areas.
Facial paralysis or palsy can freeze the face, usually on one side. If this happens to you, you may see a significant difference between the right and left half of your face and you may benefit cosmetically from a local incision or endoscopic lifting procedure. It may also be performed on both sides to improve aesthetic appearance.
These treatments are often used to paralyse muscles. If you have a partially paralysed face, we can lift the descended side to correct asymmetry. Freezing the unaffected side can be equally effective in terms of aesthetics. The procedure can be tailored to your exact needs thanks to the precision delivery of injections to single groups of muscles. This can be performed in the outpatient setting.