Face Lift



What Is Facial Rejuvenation / Facelift?

Facelift rejuvenates and enhances the face and neck by reversing the changes that have occurred with ageing.

Ageing process affects us all. Different people age at different rates. Genetics, exposure to sunshine, smoking and life style are the most important factors that affect the ageing process.

This leads to loss of tone in the skin and ligaments of the face resulting in appearance of jowls, loose neck, deepening nose to mouth lines and droopiness of eye brows and eye lids. In addition, as we grow older facial skin develops wrinkles and lines due to damage caused by environmental factors such as sun and smoking

Why Is It Popular and What Are the Benefits?

As we age our skin loses its elasticity, it becomes thinner and the muscles slacken. This causes wrinkles, creases and folds of skin to appear. The corners of the mouth can also droop creating a "jowly" appearance. Fat can also accumulate on the neck and beneath the chin. Whilst this is part of the natural ageing process, it is accelerated by factors such as weight loss, smoking or exposure to the sun. Facelift tightens facial skin and underlying muscles, giving a natural, youthful, “refreshed" look.

What Does the Procedure Involve?

Facelift is generally performed under a general anaesthetic, although local anaesthetic/sedation is possible. Incisions are made in the existing skin creases and hair bearing regions surrounding the ear. The skin is lifted as a flap. The loose fat is removed and muscles tightened and lifted. Then excess skin is removed and stitched to create a smoother, more refined contour for your neck and jawline. You will find that this gets rid of loose skin and problem lines and wrinkles with the overall effect of giving the face and neck a much softer, refreshed and younger look.

What Are the Risks and Likely After-Effects?

Cosmetic surgery, like any other surgery, involves a "trauma" to the human body and there are risks associated with any procedure. Each person's body is different, and your general health, level of fitness, age and genetic profile will all have an effect on the speed of healing and also on the risk of side-effects.

If you smoke, drink alcohol, are overweight and/or take drugs for medical or other reasons, the risk of complication during and after surgery can be greatly increased. Smoking, in particular, is discouraged because it increases the risk both of infection, wound breakdown and thrombosis (blood clots).

After a facelift it is normal for all patients to experience some pain and discomfort, swelling, numbness and bruising. These symptoms can be controlled and reduced by taking regular prescribed medication.

What Will Happen After the Operation?

Post-Op
Your surgeon will see you when you have come round from the anaesthetic to check that all is well. You'll be given medication and postoperative instructions and will wear a small bandage over the incision site for 1-2 days. You will also be given appropriate telephone numbers in case you need to contact us at any time.

Week 1-2
Most of our facelift patients resume normal activities after 7 days. It depends on the individual. You will also receive a check-up with our nurse 7-10 days after surgery to remove your stitches. The puffiness and bruising usually clears up in 2 weeks and normal make-up may then be applied.

Weeks 8-10
Your surgeon will see you again, usually 8-10 weeks after the procedure for a full post-operative consultation.

Full Post-Operative Cover
We're confident that you will be delighted with the results. For that reason, we guarantee that we will provide post-operative cover for a full three years after your procedure. It's our way of ensuring that you have peace of mind and confidence in Andie Mcleans Clinic.