Flat poorly defined cheeks … which can make even young people look tired or ill. A face lacking attractive shape. A weak brow that allows the outer eye to droop. A recessive chin or jawline.
A good bone structure is the key to a beautifully shaped face: it is the key to many of the attributes we find most appealing, such as fuller cheekbones, a well proportioned brow and good jawline definition.
Interestingly, a good bone structure also means a face will age more slowly – we all know people who have a lovely bone structure and who appear to age well. The reverse is also true – any area on a face where there is a poorly developed skeleton will be the first to show ageing changes, due to lack of support from the bones. We also lose bone mass as we age, which contributes to the problem.
Most of us have at least one area of our facial skeleton that would benefit from a subtle augmentation. The ability of augmentation to subtly transform a face has made it a valuable procedure, either as part of other surgery or on its own. For those who already use injectable products to augment their face, it offers a permanent solution.
As in all aesthetic surgery, there are different techniques. Some augmentation takes a little more effort but rewards with an individualised, tailored result. That is the reason we use a hydroxyapatite for augmentation, and not pre-formed ‘one size fits all’ silicone implants.
Hydroxyapatite is a coral product, almost bio-identical to bone, that can be formed to a shape that meets the individual needs of each patient. It has been used in orthopaedic surgery for many years – the benefit for aesthetic surgery is this ability to mould it to the exact size and shape required. The video explains more about this.
Pre-formed silicone implants are easier for the surgeon, but their shape may not be the best for the patient: in augmentation, subtlety and individuality is necessary for a natural result. Dr Bryan Mendelson has been using hydroxyapatite exclusively for over 15 years, in over a thousand augmentations.
We have detailed information notes about hydroxyapatite augmentation. If you would like to receive a copy, please contact us. We encourage you to read, visit us and ask questions until you feel absolutely confident with your level of knowledge: this is the most important ‘first step’ in your personal journey of plastic surgery.
‘Augmentation with hydroxyapatite is an example of the way a very small improvement can make a significant aesthetic difference to a face. As is always the case, an advanced, individualised technique is the best way to attain a truly natural and lasting result.’
Dr Bryan Mendelson is known for only using the most advanced, modern techniques in aesthetic surgery. His decision to use hydroxyapatite for augmentation arrives from the same principle: that only the highest quality technique should ever be used on a human face, which is such an integral part of people’s happiness and confidence.
“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.”