Beauty is not the only outcome. Dr Fernández works on an emotional level to restore her patients’ original youthful facial structures.
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“We all carry around an image inside us of how we look, that we identify with, but as we age there often comes a moment when we look in the mirror and we don’t recognise the face looking back at us,” Dr Estrella Fernández explains. “It’s really rewarding to be able to help realign the images, and know how grateful my patients are to feel more like themselves again.”
Hugely respected in her field, Dr Estrella Fernández’s distinguished career began specialising in cosmetic surgery and ophthalmology at the Valle de Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona. Afterwards, she worked in London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and then in Munich at the department of plastic eye surgery at the Herzog Carl Theodor Klink. In 2007 she was appointed Director of the Department of Oculoplastic Surgery at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and, in 2014, opened her own practice in Palma.
A specialist in oculoplasty, the rejuvenation of the area around the eyes, Dr Fernández has perfected a range of microsurgical techniques to subtly reverse the ageing process.
“However, the majority of my patients I can treat without surgery,” she explains, referring to an impressive range of minimally invasive technologies on offer in her clinic, from stem cell and laser treatments to non-surgical facelifts and dermal fillers.
For Dr Fernández each patient is unique and so the treatment required has to be totally personalised too. In each patient she aims not only to rejuvenate, but also to prevent the collapse of vital facial structures in order to slow down aging. With young patients her priority is to prevent aging and beautify the face, and in all her patients she seeks to improve facial expression – something fundamental on an emotional level – and for the effects to be more long term.
By removing the expression of tiredness or sadness, we make our brain more vital and happy too. “Studies in neuropsychiatry have shown that there is a two-way communication between facial expressions and mood at a cerebral level,” explains the doctor who, for more than two decades, has treated thousands of satisfied patients.
And with so much experience, she knows more than anyone how much it means to feel positive about your appearance, improving both self-esteem and the way you face your life.