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Face-lifting surgery overview
Face-lifting surgery corrects loosening and drooping of facial skin. Together with smoothing and flattening the formation of wrinkle which are of courses a natural sign of ageing. The age at which these indications become apparent is individual. But generally range from age thirty to fifty years.
It depends on the type of skin, hereditary factors, profession, and or exposure to the sun.
A surgical facelift technique solves the problems of ageing skin. In particular ptosis or drooping of the skin and the apparatus of the fine facial muscles. The surgery is performed on both women and men.
Face-lifting surgery – what happens how is it performed?
After a full general anaesthetic: The surgeon makes an incision from the hairline at the temple downwards in front of the ear auricle and around the ear lobe.
This provides access to work in the midface area. Once this section is completed and the skins in stretched back and the excess excised, it is on to round two-the neck!
Another incision is created behind the ear and at an angle following the hairline.
This enables the surgeon to pull up and excise the loose skin in the neck and lower jaw region. Then the surgeon excises lifts and removes the excess skin tissue.
Drains are applied to the surgical wounds that drain excess fluid. This procedure eliminates the risk of bruising in the areas operated on. The drains should be removed approximately 1-2 days after surgery.
Facelift surgery procedures which restore a more youthful appearance.
We can´t promise to make you look age 21 again. But what we can promise is to make you look younger than your years. Delivering a distinguished and elegant look that is pleasing for you and appealing to others around you.
You will not be able to judge the final results immediately after the operation. The results will be more obvious after the swelling resolves. This on average takes around 3 weeks.
After your Full face-lift surgery (post-op)
It is usually recommended to wear a compression garment – rather like a turban!
This is an important part of the treatment to aid the healing process. It helps keep the treated injured tissues close together. It also minimises swelling and helps prevents the accumulation of fluids.
How long the compression garment should be worn will vary patient- to -the patient. The regeneration period can take up to one month or even longer. Thereafter the patient can resume all of his / her normal activities.
You will not be able to judge the final results at all immediately after the operation.
The result of the surgery will be more obvious after the swelling resolves, usually after 3 weeks. Since the healing is individual and a continual process the final result will not be definitive until around months.
Cosmetic surgery Surgery focussed on just one single area to the face is usually insufficient to achieve total “wow factor”. To achieve a great overall result, we recommend including eyelids and eye bag correction.
Also, many patients opt to also include correction of sagging forehead and brow. Occasionally, combining chin liposuction can be beneficial.
Additional information: During the first week after the surgery, consume only soft liquid food and avoid any sudden movement. The patient should avoid direct sunlight for 1 to 2 months.
Facelift Surgery procedure – risks
Serious complications in facelift surgery are fortunately something of a rarity.
However, nerve damage is serious but thankfully extremely rare. It’s been suggested pulling the tissue too might increase this risk.
Is a Facelift Surgery procedure Right for Me?
A facelift procedure is not the panacea of youth and you should have realistic expectations.
As our surgeon once described it-“liken it to a loose and crumpled bed sheet, we can only tuck it back in again we cant give you a new bedsheet!”
A Face-lift surgery procedure does not affect things such as permanent perpendicular wrinkles/lipstick bleed lines.
In the case of Nasolabial grooves, you can expect improvements up to 60%. Further improved can be achieved by another procedure known as auto-implantation.
“The images show all the stages of progress from beginning to end. I am a new woman! ”
Roslyn from Stockport
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