It sounds like some sort of medieval torture, but it seems that there are no limits when it comes to the length that some of us will reach for our appearance.
The newest cosmetic procedure designated by the best cosmetic doctors as the next big trend is just as bloody as it sounds – shaving.
The term is used for various medical treatments, including spinal and other joint complaints.
When it comes to cosmetic purposes, the treatment is mainly for patients who want to change the shape of their chin, jaw line, nose or feet.
To find out more about what's going on and why so many people are doing it, FEMAIL spoke to Dr. Zoya Diwan and Dr. Sanjay Trikha, expert cosmetic doctors and founders of Trikwan Aesthetics, a Harley Street and Mayfair based cosmetic clinic specializing in facial rejuvenation.
Botscheren is used for various medical treatments, including problems with the spine and other joints, as well as for patients who want to change the shape of their chin, jaw line, nose or feet
Why do people choose to undergo shaving treatments?
& # 39; For aesthetics of the face, it is often used in nose correction (nose jobs), for example on noses with a dorsal bump, to straighten an abnormal nose or narrow a wide nose bone, & # 39; Dr. stated Diwan.
& # 39; It is also commonly used in jawline and chin surgery, for example for profile balancing for retracted jaws / malocclusions (genioplasty surgery) or certain jawline operations such as sagittal split osteotomy – where the jaw is split, chiseled and arranged to correct malignancy. & # 39;
Bone shaving is also an effective treatment to relieve the symptoms of arthritis when used on the knees and hips and can treat calluses on the feet.
For aesthetics of the face, bone shaving is often used in nose correction (nose jobs), for example on noses with a dorsal bump, to straighten a deviating nose or reduce a wide nose bone
How is it carried out and how long does a procedure take?
Dr. Trikha explained how these operations involve the use of scalpels or & # 39; osteomas & # 39; (essentially a chisel!) Include to shave the bone.
The procedure time depends on the area being treated. Usually patients are anesthetized and can be operated for up to five hours.
& # 39; The recovery time of any major bone shaving operation can take up to a full year in terms of swelling and soft tissue and bones to fully heal, & # 39; he added.
Are there any risks associated with it?
Although these treatments have been taking place for decades and, although there is a risk profile with each procedure, these treatments are safe in experienced hands and can produce amazing results, Dr. Drs. Diwan.
These treatments are safe in experienced hands and can produce amazing results. This patient is pictured before and five months after a bone shaving treatment above the eyes
& # 39; To fully understand the risks, it is important to discuss this with a specialist & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; As with all types of operations, bone shaving involves some risks, such as complications with anesthesia risks and infections.
& # 39; There are also different risks, depending on the area being treated. Short-term side effects include swelling, bruising, stiffness and discomfort. & # 39;
How much is it?
This really depends on the type of surgery you have, but Dr. Trika said the costs usually start around £ 3000.
Why is it so popular?
The painful treatment is especially popular in South Korea, where it is usually referred to as a & # 39; facial contouring & # 39; procedure or double-jaw operation.
It is seen as a radical solution to correct facial distortions and is usually performed on people who are unable to chew properly due to an excessive or low bite.
The bone shaving procedure involves re-aligning the upper and lower jaws to get a more V-shaped chin and jaw line – which in many East Asia is considered a sign of feminine beauty along with a high nose and big eyes.
Bone shaving is seen as a radical solution to correct facial distortions and is usually performed on people who are unable to chew properly due to an excessive or low bite
The treatment often contains chin and cheek implants to balance the face and achieve the desired look.
Fortunately there are alternatives on the market – Dr. Trika said that hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to straighten dorsal bumps, build a bridge for more flat noses, and lift a hanging tip.
& # 39; Similarly, for chins and jaw lines fillers can be used to improve a chin in terms of length, protrusion and width and to improve the jaw line angle, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Botox can also be used to effectively slim down a jaw. Jaw line, chin and nose are three of the most common treatments that have replaced traditional bone shaving treatments.
& # 39; The number of surgical nose jobs was reduced by 40 percent in 2015 due to the non-surgical option. Although they are not permanent, they are an excellent alternative because they last a long time (up to two years) and are reversible. & # 39;
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