Good cosmetic surgery only subtly enhances one's appearance.
So many advertisements! So many different ways to get treatment! Why?
Nowadays, cosmetic treatments are provided by a wide variety of practitioners ranging from those who are not medically trained e.g. beauticians, hairdressers, to those who are medically trained but do not perform surgery such as general practitioners (GPs) & dentists, and then finally to those offer some of the more technically difficult procedures e.g. surgeons. On top of this, there are many different types of surgeon who offer cosmetic surgery e.g. general plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons who specialise in the face, ear nose and throat surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons.
So why see an oculoplastic surgeon? …….Because habit leads to perfection…
Before Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery with Ptosis Correction for cosmetic improvement
2 weeks following surgery
The patient remarked how her friends were amazed with the subtle natural improvement
Oculoplastic and oculofacial surgeons are doctors who specialise in this very specialised area of surgery, operating on the eyes, around the eyes, eyelids, forehead and cheek. They will often perform more of this delicate type of surgery than many other practitioners because of the nature of their normal NHS work. They will often have to utilise wrinkle relaxing injections for therapeutic/functional reasons, perform blepharoplasty operations for therapeutic reasons, perform face lifts for facial nerve palsy patients. They will therefore often be more experienced than most in working around this delicate important area of the face, providing a full comprehensive service, seeing and assessing each patient personally, avoiding and being able to treat potential complications due to intimate knowledge of the anatomy. Although the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society do not promote themselves as much as other societies their members perform more complex surgery than any other society in the UK. e.g. they do not perform breast augmentation surgery, rhinoplasty surgery, etc.: only surgery to the eyelids and the surrounding areas. They are also fully trained ophthalmologists (eye doctors) and will be able to fully assess whether your eye is suitable for surgery.
The eyes and eyelids are incredibly complex structures.
Why do most patients seek cosmetic treatment?
Patients have many reasons for seeking cosmetic improvement e.g. wanting to look younger, improving their confidence, dissatisfaction with a facial feature, wanting to look and feel fresher. The majority of patients seeking cosmetic treatment with Mr Cheung do so to look younger. The others seek improvement in a particular facial feature e.g. Asian (double eyelid) blepharoplasty. Because of the immense importance that the eyes and facial muscles have in day to day communication and expression, even minor changes or imperfections may be misinterpreted. For example, frown lines as anger/aggression, drooping eyelids as tiredness or inattention. Thus, even relatively minor treatments such as minor cosmetic eyelid surgery or simple injections, can lead to dramatic improvements in how others perceive you. Many patients remark on a renewed zest for life and improved confidence following treatment.
“This procedure should be carried out by a surgeon with relevant skills and experience in an establishment registered with the Care Quality Commission. An ophthalmologist (an eye surgeon) should also assess your suitability for surgery.”
Re: blepharoplasty surgery from the Dept. of Health Cosmetic Surgery Information for Patients
Before and After Upper and Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
Am I vain for requesting cosmetic treatment? Should I not just put up with it? I'm worried about...?
For many patients, although they have thought about improving their appearance, various concerns deter them from seeking any treatment.
It is important that surgeons who offer cosmetic surgery to a region have the experience and training to deal with all possible complications.
I’ve read a lot about anti-wrinkle injections and surgery. What do I need?
Contrary to popular belief, cosmetic medicine is not just plastic surgery. One of the advantages about seeing oculoplastic/oculofacial surgeons is that they have the expertise and regularly employ a variety of treatments around the face, both in our private and NHS practices. They are thus able to offer a comprehensive treatment plan that may include multiple types of treatment especially for that patient depending on their individual circumstances based on practitioner experience and best practice.
For this reason, it is useful to see an oculofacial specialist who can offer a full repertoire of treatment, tailored towards the individual.
Before and after scarless transconjunctival blepharoplasty in a 30 year old lady
Beautiful eyes in the safest hands
Unfortunately, the lack of government regulation in the UK has led to a huge variety of practitioners now offering cosmetic treatments e.g. hairdressers/beauticians giving injectable fillers/ wrinkle relaxing injections. Similarly, some of the most well known UK aesthetic companies/ clinics, now use doctors whose training and background is not in aesthetic medicine e.g. general practitioners, public health doctors.
By choosing Mr Cheung, you will be safe in knowledge that you will be seen and treated by a consultant oculoplastic surgeon who:
Mr Cheung has been performing over 500 oculoplastic procedures per year since 2004.