Don't risk facial rejuvenation surgery before considering the alternatives, warns London Doctor; following latest cosmetic surgery research.
With nearly half of the UK's women saying they’d have cosmetic surgery, facial rejuvenation is an extremely popular procedure. But any kind of surgery incurs a level of risk and latest research has also thrown doubt on certain elements of the industry. Cosmedics' Medical Director, Dr Ross Perry, considers the non-surgical alternatives.
Facial rejuvenation surgery works to restore the geometry of the face, as well as the appearance of the skin and can knock years off of a person’s age, which is why it’s so popular. However, it is major surgery with long recovery times.
In addition, cosmetic surgeons have been in the news for putting patients at risk through inexperience. The National Confidential Enquiry (NCEPOD) 2010 report into Cosmetic Surgery found that too many cosmetic surgery clinics were failing to provide the level of patient care necessary. A poll of 361 sites found that patients were being put at risk by surgeons who rarely carried out some of the less common procedures or were too inexperienced in their field.
Surgery is not the only option
Dr Ross Perry, Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics explains "Cosmetic treatments have come a long way in recent years. The most popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures can be combined for a really effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation with much less 'down time' and none of the risks associated with general anaesthetic and a major surgical procedure.
"Anti-ageing injections are the best known facial rejuvenation treatment, and works to relax the facial muscles, so that the skin appears smoother. Injectable facial fillers can be used to complement the wrinkle-relaxing effects of anti-ageing injections, to add volume to the face, filling out deep lines and creases. These can be combined together with a complexion-improving treatment, such as Dermaroller® for astonishing results which take years off our patients.
"Combining treatments is an art form for the most skilled practitioners, but the years can be rolled back within a very short time for a fraction of the cost of surgery and without the surgical risk factor."
Prices will vary dependant upon the treatment programme. At Cosmedics clinics, based in various different locations within London, as well as Bristol, Dr Ross Perry and his team offer anti-ageing injections from £220.
Cosmedics: call 020 7386 0464 for an appointment.