Facial plastic surgery reshapes the face, eyelids, nose, ears, chin, cheekbones and neckline. Various facial cosmetic operations are available to recreate or restore facial harmony, symmetry and a youthful appearance. Facelifts, rhinoplasty, neck lifts and eyelid restoration surgery are just a few examples of procedures Dr Moodie performs to enhance facial aesthetics.



A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, aims to address the signs of ageing in the face and neck. This surgical technique involves tightening and elevation of the muscle and connective tissue layer in the face and resection of excess skin. The redraping of tissue positions skin, fat and muscle in an ideal position to create a more youthful appearance. A standard facelift only addresses the lower two-thirds of the face and neck. The forehead, eyelids and lips can be targeted by separate procedures, which could be combined with a facelift.

A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a procedure to enhance the external appearance of the nose as well as correct the functional internal structure of the nose.

Rhinoplasty is ideal for treating:

External Nose (Cosmetic)
  • Nasal symmetry and deviation
  • Nasal size (large /small) and length (long/short) in proportion to the face:
  • Nasal bridge irregularities: wide/narrow bridge, side profile hump or depression
  • Nasal tip: tip position (drooping, upturned), tip shape (bulbous, boxy, pinched)
  • Nostril size, shape, symmetry
Internal Nose (Functional)
  • Nasal septum: deviation, tilt, perforation, spurs
  • Internal and external valve collapse
  • Lower turbinate hypertrophy
Rhinoplasty aims to improve not only the harmony of the face and proportions of the nose but also to correct breathing difficulties associated with the nasal airway. Some patients do not require both cosmetic and functional components to be addressed. Surgery, in that case, would just focus on a single component. Dr Moodie will work to improve the appearance and functionality of the nose while considering the patient's skin type and facial architecture. We blend science and art to provide patients with long-lasting results.
3Neck Lift
A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a procedure that reduces the signs of ageing in the jawline and neck. A neck lift procedure involves removing extra skin and fat deposits from the neck, addressing neckbands and reshaping the neck and jawline to create a more defined and smooth appearance. A neck lift is usually done with a facelift but can be done alone in selected patients.
4Eyelid Restoration Surgery
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. The upper lids, lower lids, or both can be operated on to reduce the “tired” or "aged” appearance to a vibrant, fresh, youthful look. Dr Moodie will remove excess skin, muscle and fat where indicated to create the desired appearance and restore youthfulness.
5Browlift Surgery
Browlift is also known as a forehead lift. This procedure reduces forehead and frown lines while raising the saggy brows to a more youthful position. Brows become problematic in some individuals as they age and may become fairly “heavy" and descend to a lower than ideal position, causing “hooding”.
6Facial Scar Revision
Scar revision is a type of plastic surgery that improves the appearance of scars on the body. Although a facial scar cannot be entirely removed, Dr Moodie can work to conceal the scar or make it less noticeable. In severe cases, facial scars may cause deformity of sensitive areas (eyelids, nose or mouth). He may use non-surgical or surgical techniques to achieve a more concealed scar or reduce the deforming effects.
7Ear Surgery
An otoplasty is a procedure by which ears are reshaped, resized, or repositioned cosmetically. Otoplasty aims to make the ears appear more “normal”. Otoplasty is usually performed for excessively protruding ears in children. This defect could cause significant physical and emotional distress. To remodel an ear, Dr Moodie makes a small incision behind the ear it to place permanent moulding sutures and remove cartilage as needed.


1How long does recovery take?
This depends on the type of plastic surgery you have undergone on your face. Generally, however, you may experience pain, swelling and bruising for several weeks after your procedure. Generally, you would need two weeks of “sick leave” before returning to work and another two weeks of "light duty", depending on your job.
2Are facial plastic surgery procedures painful?
There is usually a sensation of tightness and discomfort, but there should not be too much pain after surgery.
3Am I limited to how many surgeries I can have on my face?
Surgery is tailored to each individual patient. We do combine procedures where it is deemed safe and appropriate by Dr Moodie.



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Dr Moodie knew that he wanted to become a surgeon from the onset of his medical school training at the University of Pretoria, finding the opportunity to repair the human body extraordinary.

His logo, which you see on this website, was inspired by a sculpture by Reghardt van der Meulen “Fragmented“.