Minor Cosmetic Surgery in Abingdon Oxford
Ock Street Clinic offers minor cosmetic surgery performed only by experienced doctors and surgeons which covers:
- Mole, birth mark and skin tag removal
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Superficial pigmentation and skin scarring treatments (chemical peels)
Please contact us with enquiries.
There are many elements to cosmetic surgery, and very many different treatment options. It is most important is to have a clear idea of what you would like to achieve and to find someone who can discuss the options with you.
As we age our skin loses its elasticity, stretches and is pulled downward by gravity. Our range of facial expressions then repeatedly creases our skin to give us the classic deepening wrinkles of an older face. Many of these lines are welcome as they give character to our faces. Many however are less welcome, especially if they make us look older than we feel, or crease the brow to suggest that we are concerned when we feel carefree.
The absolute essentials of face care should be started young. Never smoke, minimise sun damage by wearing sunglasses, suncream and a hat. Moisturise regularly, drink lots of water and sleep well. Easy to write, not so easy to do. Once the skin has developed age related changes the treatment options are now well understood.
Ultimately if the skin has stretched too much, or the deeper tissues have been pulled too far downward by gravity, then a surgical approach is required. An eyelid lift (Blepharoplasty) is the most popular facial surgery in both the UK and USA. The upper lids and lower lids can be lifted and tightened with the scars hidden in the upper eyelid crease or under the lower lid eyelashes. Recovery is rapid, and depends on the individual and the speed with which the bruising and swelling resolve. The stitches are taken out after a week and most people recover in 2 to 3 weeks.
Moles, skin tags and other lumps and bumps on the face can all be easily removed with local anaesthetic and modern techniques give very little scarring. Many patients are unaware that they can choose to have these areas treated directly. A referral from your GP is not necessary, although we would always recommend including your GP in any correspondence.