Five cosmetic surgery procedures for the face

According to The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). Facial procedures are particularly favoured, so let’s take a look at what people are having done.


Research by BAAPS has revealed that blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) was the second more popular type of procedure throughout 2011. A total of 5,373 woman and 684 men went under the knife during this period and had the skin around their eyes tightened by a professional surgeon. Typically, incisions are made in the creases of the eyelids and fat and tissue is removed, leaving the patient with a more youthful appearance.

Face/neck lift

The natural ageing process takes its toll on all of us, which is why many people opt for a face/neck lift. During the operation, skin around the lower face, jawline and neck is tightened helping to reduce lines and wrinkles. The healing process can take a number of weeks, but the results are usually well worth the wait. Figures from BAAPS revealed that 4,700 women and 268 men had this procedure in 2011, making it the fourth most popular procedure in the UK.

Mole removal

Moles can appear anywhere on the body, but when they grow on the face they can damage a person’s confidence. Luckily, there are many mole removal techniques that can get rid of the growth for good. Depending on the depth of the mole, it can either be cut out and completed with or without stitches, or burnt out using a specialised tool. A qualified dermatologist will complete a thorough examination before carrying out the correct procedure.

Nose surgery

There are many types of nose surgery, but one of the most popular procedures is called rhinoplasty. This involves a full correction of the bridge, nose tip and nostrils and can transform a hooter dramatically. Septorhinoplasty (which includes all of the above plus an alteration to the internal septum) is also available as is rhinotip, which is just a tip correction and nostril adjustment.


Otoplasty is the medical term for ear correction or ear shaping. It is a common form of plastic surgery and can be used to change the size, shape or position of the ears. The procedure’s different for every patient; however, protruding ears are cured by removing cartilage and pinning the ears back into their new position. A qualified surgeon would carry out a complete consultation before proceeding with this operation.

Plastic surgery appears more popular than ever, but would you go under the knife?