Facial Cosmetic Procedures
Even though younger patients are now being treated successfully by paralyzing and wrinkle filling injections, surgical treatment for loose, sagging skin is still often required. The procedure involves gentle tightening of the deeper layers of the face and neck and a re-draping of the facial and neck skin to give a natural, younger looking appearance.
Rhinoplasty (Nose re shaping)
One of the commonest concerns patients have about their facial appearance is the look of their nose. Prominence of the nasal bridge, nasal tip, or overall disproportionate size of the nose can be treated by a rhinoplasty. This procedure involves hidden incisions within the nose and reshaping of both the bony and cartilaginous skeleton of the nose. The procedure can be performed as day surgery.
Otoplasty (Ear correction)
One of the commonest congenital conditions is prominence of one or other ear. This condition leads to embarrassment and teasing from a very young age and it can be simply corrected by a procedure to redefine the cartilaginous structure of the ear whilst restoring its contour to a natural overall appearance and natural prominence.
Blepharoplasty ( Upper and Lower Eyelid Reduction)
Loose skin and prominent fat in either or both the upper or lower eyelids, usually the result of the aging process, can be treated by surgical reduction of the skin and removal of the excess fat. Our plastic surgeon prefers to perform both upper and lower eyelid surgery under general anaesthesia as a day case but often performs upper eyelid surgery as an out-patient under local anaesthesia.
Our Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz graduated from the University of Queensland in 1976. He undertook further advanced surgical training in plastic surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. He is currently Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital and has been President of the Queensland Society of Plastic Surgeons and Chairman of the State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His appointments have also included the Chairmanship of the Australian Day Surgery Council and he is currently an elected member of the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. His international accomplishments have included World President of the International Air Cadet Exchange Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. He has served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Air Force since 1972 and currently holds the rank of Air Vice-Marshal as Surgeon General Australian Defence Force Reserves.