Cosmetic Surgery by Lucian Ion. 129 Harley Street, London
Cosmetic surgery before and after photos as performed by Lucian Ion.
Call us on 0207 486 7757 to book an appointment with Lucian Ion or to receive a personalised information pack.
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for what you have done for me. I feel so much better already. You've certainly made this xmas a good one for me.”
“I felt confident and comfortable about the procedure from my first consultation at the practice and have always found Margaret to be very reassuring and helpful.”
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|Anaesthesia||Twilight with Local or General if required|
|Hospital stay||Day case|
|Removal of Stitches||7 - 10 days|
|Return to work||7 - 10 days|
|Full recovery||6 weeks|
In some people the mid face area is not as fully developed as desirable. This under-development can lead to a number of problems including:
Occasionally the problem is more extensive, involving the upper jawbone and affecting the way the jaws fit together. These situations require more extensive intervention. However, in most cases dental occlusion is good and a cosmetic approach can improve the definition of the cheek area while providing better support for the lower lids.
This approach, called Malar Augmentation, most often relies on synthetic implants, but can also use bone harvested from the patient's skull to augment the existing bony structure on the face.
During your consultation your surgeon will take a general medical history and ask about any previous surgery or sinus infections. He will also want to discuss your goals for the procedure and how much increased prominence over the cheek, around the lower eyelid and in the mid cheek area you desire.
He will determine whether your facial structure makes you a good candidate for malar augmentation surgery, and he'll explain why trying to over-emphasise the cheekbones usually results in an artificial and unsatisfactory appearance. In general, the aim of the procedure is to retain a natural facial shape but enhance the definition.
You'll also discuss the wide variety of implants available and decide what type, design and size are appropriate for you. The implants most commonly used by our practice are semirigid ones, which, once implanted, feel as natural as the bones of your face.
Although malar augmentation is usually performed under a general anaestheic, it can be done as a day case. Incisions are made on the inside of the mouth so there are no external scars. The implants are then fixed in position and the wounds closed.
A more limited malar augmentation can be accomplished using fat transfer. It is also possible to correct a significant asymmetry between the two cheekbones by using implants complemented by fat transfer.
For the first four or five days after your procedure you will need a soft diet to protect the wounds inside your mouth.
Please be aware that:
Is cosmetic surgery right for you? As a practice dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery and headed by a highly experienced surgeon, we have the expertise and understanding to help you answer that question wisely.
This web site is intended to be a helpful starting point. You'll find answers to frequently asked questions, descriptions of the various procedures offered, information about the consulting surgeon who directs the practice and more. If you have additional questions, please fill in the Contact Form to arrange a private consultation with Mr. Ion.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Ltd and Mr Lucian Ion, FRCS (plast) have provided this cosmetic surgery website for informational purposes only. It is not intended for medical advice. For more information about cosmetic surgery in London, please contact Mr Lucian Ion for a cosmetic surgery consultation at our practice located in London, 129 Harley Street.
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