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Facelift

Aesthetic medicine

What is a face lift? The face lift, or facial rejuvenation surgery, is an intervention that corrects the most visible signs of facial ageing, by tightening facial muscles, reducing fat, redistributing skin and eliminating excess tissue. This intervention is usually done under general anaesthesia.

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Facial fat transfer

Aesthetic medicine

What is facial fat transfer? Facial fat transfer makes use of fat taken from your own body to restore volume to certain areas of the face. Injections may be given in the cheeks, the lips, the furrows of the face, and around the eyes. What does it involve? Fat is taken from an area of the body using a syringe, and processed through...

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Facial flushing

Vascular surgery

What is facial flushing? Facial flushing refers to reddening and a feeling of warmth rapidly spreading across any area of the face, or neck. This can also happen on the upper chest. This may also be referred to as blushing, although this tends to be more concentrated to the face. Symptoms of facial flushing Facial flushing normally appears as...

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Facial implants

Oral & maxillofacial surgery

What are facial implants? Facial implants are solid and voluminous implants that are used to modify the size of different areas of the face in order to harmonise the features. The most commonly used are facial implants for the chin, cheekbones, lips, jaw, forehead and the cleft above the upper lip...

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Facial nerve

Otolaryngology / ENT

What is the facial nerve? The facial nerve controls the muscles on the sides of the face, allowing us to smile, wink, cry, frown and make many other facial expressions. The facial nerve also helps us to control our facial movements when eating, drinking and speaking. There are two facial nerves – one on each side of the face which travels around the middle ear, exiting at the skull base and branching from the parotid gland. These branches allow motor function for all of the...

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Facial pain

Neurosurgery

Facial pain, which may affect either or both sides of the face, may vary, and can range from dull and throbbing, to producinga stabbing discomfort in the face or forehead. It maybe caused by injury, orinfection, but sometimes it is difficult for the patient to pinpoint the cause. For this reason, many patients who experience facial pain are referred to a particular type of specialist.

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Facial paralysis

Aesthetic medicine

What is facial paralysis? Facial paralysis is a condition that causes partial or total motor paralysis of the facial nerve and, therefore, of the facial musculature. What are the symptoms of facial paralysis? The symptoms of facial paralysis include being...

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Facial plastic surgery

Oral & maxillofacial surgery

What is facial plastic surgery? Facial plastic surgery is a broad term covering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery performed on the head and neck. A facial plastic surgeon has a strong knowledge of facial anatomy and is highly skilled in procedures concerning the head and neck, either cosmetic or...

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Facial radiofrequency

Aesthetic medicine

Radiofrequency lifting is a non-invasive treatment for facial and body remodelling designed to tighten the skin and reduce the flaccidity of any specificarea such as the thighs, knees, arms, abdomen, buttocks, or face. This technique is based on the stimulation of the production of collagen and elastin through radiofrequency, which provides heat to the inner layers of the skin thus achievinga visible improvement on the smoothness of the skin, softening the cellulite and...

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Facial reconstruction

Plastic surgery

What is facial reconstruction? Microsurgical facial reconstruction encompasses various surgical techniques that are used to treat both congenital and acquired pathologies (disease or injury) that have led to loss of some of the structure or function of the face. Why is it done? Several congenital pathologies are treatable, notably different types of facial paralysis and atrophy that prevent the correct movement of the muscles and structures of the jaw and/or...

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