Facial Aesthetic Surgery

There may be various reasons for patients seeking facial aesthetic surgery. These include dissatisfaction with naturally given features, congenital problems, the wish to camouflage scars, or a desire to reverse the changes that have occurred due to ageing or life events.

Mr Manolis Heliotis provides the full range of facial rejuvenation procedures, including facelifts, neck lifts, fat transfer, eyelid surgery and chin, cheek, mandibular and other implants.

Approaching the face as a whole – underlying topography, soft tissues and skin – Manolis will often recommend that clinical and aesthetic excellence can be achieved with a lighter application of several complementary surgical treatments in combination, rather than a single ‘all-out’ procedure.

Furthermore, he performs facial surgeries that respect the balance of proportions and concentration of character within an individual’s face.

Manolis’s aim is to rejuvenate and refine, not to exaggerate.

Fundamentally, his skill lies in the provision of understated solutions that refresh, refine and restore.

Face Lift

The face can be the most problematic area for showcasing ageing. Like the hands and neck, it is most exposed to sunlight, which damages our skin making us look older. For this reason, facelift surgery is one of the most requested cosmetic surgery procedures.

If you are concerned by an ageing face, a face lift may be the right option for you.

  • Restore a more defined jawline
  • Reduce sagging jowls.
  • Reduce sagging jowls.
  • Remove excess, saggy skin.
  • Tighten up the skin around the lower face.
  • Lift and tighten skin around the jawline.
  • Flatten and smooth wrinkles.

Neck Lifts

Neck Lifts are used to address saggy and loose skin under the chin. As we age our skin and underlying muscle tone becomes less tight and can begin to feel thick and heavy around the neck.

Our patients can choose to have a neck lift alone or combine it with a facelift. Neck lift surgery usually takes place under general anaesthetic. During the procedure the surgeon will remove excess skin or fat from the patient’s chin to create a more defined look.


Blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift is a procedure to remove the skin and to add or remove fat from the eyelids. The eyelid itself is not actually moved during the procedure.

Blepharoplasty surgery can help with the following:

  • Remove excess skin and fat to improve field of vision.
  • Enhance the upper eyelid crease.
  • Remove excess skin and improve the contour of the eyelid by adding or removing fat.
  • Tightening the eyelid to correct sagging.
Brow Lifts

Ageing can cause the brows to droop leaving some people with a face which looks older and more tired than it should. A brow lift can help reverse the signs of ageing by lifting the brow to create a tighter look with reduced fatty tissue above the eye.

  • Look more youthful.
  • Look more rejuvenated.
Genioplasty or Chin implant

Alters the profile of the chin through augmentation or reduction Camouflage of a deficient mandible.

The surgeon can access the chin through the mouth with a genioplasty or use a chin implant with face and neck lifts.

Genioplasty Surgery: Techniques and Benefits Explained

A genioplasty is a surgical procedure where a cut is made into the chin bone. The chin is then moved forward or backward (sliding genioplasty). Genioplasty is commonly known as Chin Surgery and helps to correct the profile of the chin. It is used to address:

  • A deficient or prominent chin
  • To increase or decrease chin or lower facial height
  • To increase by camouflage, the size of a deficient lower jaw
  • To camouflage facial asymmetries seen from the front
  • To narrow or widen the front lower part of the face
  • To feminise or make a chin/jaw more masculine
  • To enhance a sagging neck as a solo procedure or with liposuction

What does the operation involve?

  • Genioplasty is carried out from the inside of the mouth. This means that there will be no visible scar tissue on the skin of the patients face.
  • An incision is made through the gum on the inside of the lower lip so that the surgeon can gain access to the lower jaw bone and chin.
  • A small saw is used to cut the chin.
  • The chin is gently move to the correct position and helping place with metal plates and screws.
  • The gum inside the mouth is stitched back into place using dissolvable sutures that can take around two weeks to dissolve.

The treatment leaves no skin scars

Advantages of Genioplasty
  • Simulation of the facial changes can be done preoperatively using prediction drawings, thus helping the patient visualise their new look.
  • The bone heals very quickly and there are usually very few visible signs of surgery.
  • The shape of the chin can be changed in all directions. The chin can be reduced vertically and enlarged horizontally. The chin’s width can also reduce, and a v-shape can be enhanced all using genioplasty.
Mandibular angle implants/Malarplasty/Cheek bone enhancement

Can be done with facial implants, fillers or fat as an independent procedure or as part of a face lift.

Takes 1.5-2 hours.

Surgeon will access the area through the mouth or eyelid if placing implants.

If using fillers this can be done in outpatients.

Jaw Feminisation

For example, Asian women perceive beauty as having a delicate and feminine facial shape, which is oval rather than square. This however does not work well with Asian genetics which dictate more often a square jawline and slight protruding cheeks and mouth. Some women also wish to have softer or more feminine features overall. We see gender reassignment patients who wish to feminise their facial features. Or men that want stronger more masculine features.

With Facial Re-contouring, we can help address the above needs and achieve a look which is more in line with aesthetic aspirations.

Facial Re-contouring can help with the following:

  • Altering the width of the face, increasing or decreasing facial prominences such as square jaws, cheeks, mandibular angles, brows and foreheads.
  • Weak chin with chin implants or genioplasty.
  • Asymmetrical mouth.
  • Protruding mouth.
  • Protruding chin / jaw through genioplasty or Orthognathic Surgery.
Facial re-contouring Surgery: Techniques and Benefits Explained

Mr Manolis Heliotis offers clients facial bone contouring and facial implants. Facial re-contouring allows us to offer patients the opportunity to achieve a more proportionate face and jawline. Many clients complain that their face is not symmetrical and that they would like to realign their jaw to reach the symmetrical look they are after. Symmetric faces have for a long time been considered an innate sign of beauty and we can now offer it to our patients.

There are several permanent surgical procedures used to reach the finished look and it can be a little confusing for patients. Fundamentally, Facial Re-contouring Surgery is managed by orthognathic surgery, bony facial contouring surgery, rhinoplasty, genioplasties and facial implants, injectables, soft tissue surgery such as neck and face lifts or a combination of all the above to give people’s faces a more symmetrical appearance.

What is Facial Bone Re-contouring?

Although ideas about beauty have changed dramatically throughout time, the constant of symmetry has always been associated with beauty.

Facial re-contouring can help achieve improved symmetry, but it can also go further.

Benefits of Facial Re-contouring

There are many benefits of Facial Re-contouring for both men and women:

  • Reduced jaw protrusion.
  • Well-defined jaw.
  • Narrowing of the face.
  • A more balanced face.
  • Enhanced confidence.
  • Facial feminisation or masculinisation.
Procedures and Surgical Techniques
  • V- Line surgery.
  • Combine jaw reduction surgery, orthognathic Surgery and genioplasty.
  • Reduced protrusion or angle of jaw.
  • Reduced size of mandibular bone.
  • Re-positioning the chin.
Jaw Surgery/ Orthognathic Surgery
  • Takes 1.5- 3.0 hours on average depending on single or double jaw surgery.
  • Alters facial proportions.
  • Changes and augments profiles.
  • Lengthens or reduces facial heights.
  • Narrows or broadens the face by changing proportions.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can be improved or cured with Orthognathic Surgery.
  • Can address a malocclussion.
  • Can slim down and feminise the face for facial feminisation, or give a stronger more masculine appearance if that is needed.

Using a combination of surgical and complementary non-surgical options, we can rejuvenate, refresh and redefine your appearance. From face lifts to neck lifts, Botox to fillers, facial recontouring and orthognathic surgery, a newer, firmer, invigorated look can be achieved.

Case Studies:


As a warm and successful professional young woman in her twenties, Priya felt that her overall facial appearance impacted her confidence both personally and professionally. She was not happy with her long face and self-conscious that her lower jaw jutted forward. She felt that her face was out of proportion and she also complained that…

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Gina Katsaidis broke her jaw during a childhood cycling accident. She was six when she fell off her bike in her native South Africa. The injury caused her jaw to grow at an angle leaving her with a protruding jaw and unable to bite properly. Gina suffered anxiety and was depressed about the way she…

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At only, 24, Lucy described herself as ugly. She was severely disadvantaged because her face was retropositioned and she perceived her life chances as poor. In addition, she suffered from moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, meaning that she was sleep deprived for years. She was confined to home and couldn’t travel easily because she…

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Case Studies:

Anne’s impressive facelift, neck lift and blepharoplasty results merely a month after surgery

There are various reasons for patients seeking facial aesthetic surgery. These include dissatisfaction with naturally given features, congenital problems, the wish to camouflage scars, or a desire to reverse the changes that have occurred due to ageing or life events.

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Compassionate Support Throughout Your Patient Journey

Mr Manolis Heliotis understands that it can be a very stressful time for patients undergoing treatment. To this end, he has a highly trained and empathetic team poised to support his patients throughout their journey.

As a leading, highly accredited and respected Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Mr Manolis Heliotis is dedicated to excellence. Striving for distinction is key to his success. This is demonstrated in his commitment to supporting his patients throughout their journey. From the initial consultation to the patient’s final discharge - Manolis strives for excellence at all times.

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