Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ – but increasingly, people are turning toPlastic / Cosmetic surgery to feel good about themselves. ‘Looking’ good isbecoming as important, if not more, as ‘feeling’ good. Often, it goes together.Injectable techniques – like wrinkle reduction techniques using Botulinum toxinor facial fillers, have become widely available – from established PrivateHospitals to a beauty saloon near you!Careful application of such techniques in the right hands, have changed theperception of Cosmetic surgery. These wrinkle reduction procedures, usually bysimple injections, are becoming a ‘testing’ ground for a person before decidingon a surgical procedure, like eye bag removal (blepharoplasty), Face lift or Necklift. For those considering some facial cosmetic procedures, a professionalconsultation with a Specialist Plastic / Aesthetic Surgeon would be useful tochoose the ‘right’ procedure – be it a simple injectable technique or a formaloperation.Eye bag removal or Blepharoplasty is one of the popular procedures in Facialenhancement techniques. The scars from this operation are relatively wellhidden within the eyelid folds. But the improvement in the overall appearancecould be significant, as the eyelid area becomes ‘fresh’ and ‘bright’, as manypatients openly admit.Recent techniques combine Fat transfer – using some of patient’s own fat cellsfrom other areas of the body – to achieve youthful ‘fullness’ in eyelids / cheekareas. This technique provides a better and longer lasting fullness in contrast tothe synthetic fillers, which may need ‘topping up’ at regular intervals.Increasingly, patients are willing to have a combination of procedures, such aseye bag removal with face lift / neck lift, as it provides a global improvement.Many patients think that face lift could make them look ‘artificial’ – and there aresome bad examples in the Celebrity magazines! Face lift and other facialaesthetic procedures help to ‘set the clock back by a few years’ but would allownatural appearance and further changes appropriate to the patient’s age andhabits.