Described by many as the “Plastic Surgery of the new millennium”, Facial Bioplasty is a non-surgical, minimally invasive technique involving the implantation of biomaterials into the deep anatomical planes of the face. The approach of a well-trained, experienced Facial Bioplasty physician or surgeon goes well beyond merely filling lines with dermal filler products.
We view the ageing face as a dynamic entity undergoing progressive physiological change at the deep dermal and subcutaneous tissue level best described as a combination of ”Deflation, Descent and Medial Rotation”…. deflating, dropping and turning inward if you will. We see beyond the surface and focus our attention on what needs to be corrected or re-established in this deep tissue. We know that in the ageing face, most lines, folds and grooves are mere surface manifestations of an overall deeper volume loss problem.
Using mainly biocompatible, biodegradable Hyaluronic Acid based (“non-permanent”) products with varying degrees of viscoelasticity (“thickness”), we delicately rebuild the entire face from the inside out maintaining the highest levels of appreciation for subtlety and nuance …… true non-surgical facial sculpting. Topical or local anaesthesia is used to ensure comfort. The product is delivered through a combination of longer, wider bore needles and/or micro cannulas with rounded tips which avoid damage to blood vessels and nerves. Typically, when doing a “mid plus lower facial bioplasty lift”, I use anywhere between 4cc to 8cc of product.
When I evaluate a client’s face, I always step back first to get an overall impression of the degree of volume loss. Once I have a sense of the scope of the concern, I then move forward and shift my gaze over the specific areas in need of volumizing. I map out my plan directly on the face with a make-up pencil showing the patient what is being done, why it is being done and what they can expect as far as the results. The procedure itself from topical anaesthesia, injections to final arnica gel massage and cold packs takes less than one hour. The results are immediate, long lasting and patients are often moved by just how incredibly natural and refreshed they look. It was as if they had been given another chance at a more youthful time of their life.
This high degree of patient satisfaction coupled with the true artistry component has really instilled in me a sense of passion for Facial Bioplasty.