Stephen McCulley, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. MBChb, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(plast)

Face Procedures

Face and Neck Lifts
As we age our skin loses tone and elasticity and the underlying face muscles become lax. This results in a drooping of the facial tissues and cause fat to drop down. A facelift can reverse the effects of ageing, redefining the contours of the neck and jaw line. Stephen carries out both full facelifts and short scar facelifts; the latter works on similar principles to the full surgery, but skin elevation is less and the treatment improves the jaw-line more than the neck.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Excess skin on the eyelid and fat under the eyelid can cause eyelid bags which some people would like to remove. Older people tend to have more skin on the eyelid, whereas younger people tend to have prominent fat under the eyelid. The procedure involves removing the excess skin and fat, and sometimes redistributing this fat into the upper cheek. The procedure is very effective for both men and women.

Brow Lift
As skin and muscles age in the face, the forehead can start droop and this can have a knock-on effect on the eyebrows causing them to lower in front of the eyelid giving a ‘tired’ or ‘angry’ look. Brow lift surgery will correct these effects by not only lifting the brow but also re-shaping it as needed. There are three different methods for brow lift surgery: suspension browlift which is preferred by Stephen McCulley, open browlift and endoscopic browlift.

Nose Re-Shaping (Rhinoplasty)
A lot of people can feel self-conscious about the shape, length or size of their nose. If the way you feel about your nose is affecting your self-esteem then surgery can make a huge difference. The procedure will depend on the exact area of your nose being treated, but will involve re-shaping the cartilage and bones of the nasal bridge and/or the tip. Very little or no scarring will be visible after the operation. View this procedure or read our FAQs.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Prominent ears can be a cause of self-consciousness for some people so ear surgery or otoplasty can be carried out to pull protruding ears closer the head. The best time to have ear surgery is in childhood as the surgery is generally more successful, and it curtails associated anxiety which can affect people throughout childhood and puberty. Adults can still have the operation, but the success rate is a little lower. Surgery involves re-shaping or re-positioning cartilage and taking out some skin around the ear.