As we age, facial and neck skin progressively loses elasticity and volume. This can cause the appearance of wrinkles, the cheeks to become less prominent, nose and mouth lines to deepen, and a sagging jawline.
Face lift surgery is a procedure designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and significantly improve the overall appearance of the face and jaw. A ‘lifted’ effect is produced, reducing obvious signs of ageing for a younger look.
During the procedure, an expert surgeon will lift and tighten the underlying muscles of the face to create improved contours and facial structure. Excess fat and skin are then removed to reduce signs of tiredness and ageing.
A face lift operation is normally done under general anaesthetic and requires the patient to stay overnight in hospital. However, in some cases, patients can go home on the day of surgery dependent on how involved the procedure is.
If a brow lift and eyelid surgery isn’t required, this procedure usually takes about 3 hours. A bandage will be applied to the treatment area immediately after surgery then, when you’re ready to go home, your hair will be washed and the bandage removed.
Dependent on the type of face lift you have, recovery typically takes between 2 and 4 weeks.
If you’re interested in undergoing a face lift and would like more information, contact us today to book a free consultation with an expert. All aspects of a face lift will be discussed with you to help develop the best treatment plan for you.