A Facelift is known professionally as a Rhytidectomy and is a procedure that rejuvenates and enhances the face & neck by reversing the effects caused by ageing.
As we age so does our skin, causing lines, crows feet, wrinkles, loose sagging skin & brown spots. With age our skin starts to show the damaging effects caused by pollution, sun exposure, wind, smoking & the natural ageing process. Facelifts eliminate these signs effectively leaving you looking more youthful whilst achieving a natural appearance.
Face lift's do not prevent or stop the aging process neither will they change your facial features but they willl smooth the contours of your skin and tighten your facial muscles, making the skin feel firmer and eliminating wrinkles whilst smoothing the skin.
A facelift will give you a more youthful appearance, boosting confidence and making skin look revitalised and fresh.
Surgery involves incisions along the hairline past the front of the ears & into the hairline behind the ears. Scarring is minimal and discrete due to your natural hairline & facial creases.
Your expectations need to be realistic, and you can discuss with our surgeon during your consultation of the outcome you hope to be achieved in restoring your youthful appearance. The more realistic you are the more likely you will be happier with the end result. Our surgeons aim is to achieve what you want from surgery and for you to leave hospital happy with the results, in order for this to happen you need to discuss with our surgeon exactly what you want the end result to be like. If you work together this is achievable.
Face lifts have dramatic results and it is an extremely rare occurance when a patient is unhappy with the final results. Most people cannot believe the difference and are left feeling like a new person. The ageing process affects individuals differently some people age well and gracefully and accept they are getting older whilst others find it difficult to come to terms with and sometimes cannot bear to look in the mirror. Women tend to be affected by this more than men and sometimes this can lead to misery. Our whole body ages but other body parts are much easier to conceal, a facelift is a good option for someone who wants to slow down the effects of ageing.
Facelifts are performed under a general anaesthetic, and take anything up to 4 hours, swelling & bruising will occur & recovery times vary amongst different people. But generally after about 2 weeks you will be able to engage in normal activities.
If you are looking to have other surgery more often than not this can be combined with a face lift rather than having numerous trips to the hospital. Our team of experts will be here to advise you & to guide you through the whole process and make it as enjoyable and as hassle free as possible. We wil be there on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have and to make your experience memorable whilst acheiving your cosmetic desires.