Treatments currently available to reduce or remove unwanted moles are mostly non-invasive, meaning that recovery time is minimal and pain intensity is low.
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Medical Terms and Descriptions
Welcome to the Wentworth Clinic cosmetic and plastic surgery medical terms and descriptions. We provide this glossary as away that visitors, professionals and patients can see the various treatments and terminology that is used with accompanying descriptions.
This is not an exhaustive list but will continue to grow over time as we add to it.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a treatment to reshape any disfigurations and deformities of the eyelids…
A more youthful appearance is achieved by repositioning the brow – lifting and smoothing the skin between the eyebrows and hairline.
Chin implants or Genioplasty surgery includes, chin reduction, chin enhancement and chin balancing – these surgeries will improve the overall appearance and balance of the face. Techniques include: box genioplasty, and sliding genioplasty.
Facelift procedures correct the sagging of the malar and buccal fat pads (the cheeks), increased prominence of the nasolabial folds (smile or laugh lines), appearance of the jowls, and the pre jowl deformity (jaw line).
Forehead Lift, also known as Brow Lift.
See Chin Implants
Liposuction is also known as Lipoplasty. This is a surgical process where excess adipose tissue from parts of the body is removed by suction using small cannulas
Lunchtime Lift, Mini Facelift
With faster healing time compared to a full facelift, a mini facelift is performed to provide the patient with a more youthful facial appearance.
See Chin Implants/Otoplasty
Otoplasty includes, ear pinning (pinning back protruding ears); ear reshaping, ear correction, or ear reduction of prominent ears; and ear enlargement for small, out of balance ears.
Pinnaplasty, also known as Otoplasty – cosmetic surgery of the ear!
Rhinoplasty Surgery is a cosmetic surgery, which is performed for reshaping of the nose using different surgical procedures
Rhytidectomy, also known as facelift.
Pigment, known as melanin is produced in the melanocyte cells in our body, these are found in the basal layer of the epidermis. It is melanin that determines the ‘colour’ of our skin.
Types of Moles
There are differing names for various types of moles, including: acquired moles, also known as a common mole, congenital moles, often referred to as birthmarks, and atypical moles, also termed as dysplastic nevi.