• Facelift

  • The procedure

    A modern facelift remains the gold standard procedure for facial rejuvenation. It restores a more youthful appearance to the lower face and neck by removing major wrinkles and sagging skin. It will also improve a tired facial appearance by smoothing the skin and re-establishing defined contours along the neck and jawline. A good facelift should give someone the appearance of being refreshed, alert and confident, as people do when they have just returned from a holiday. A good facelift could be described as returning the look of freshness and vitality that person had when younger.

    A natural appearing facelift is obtained by restoring the youthful shape of the face. It is only the latest facelift techniques that are capable repositioning the underlying soft tissue facial framework that result in the youthful shape of the face being restored.

    Modern facelift techniques all work by altering the SMAS to effect a change in the outward appearance of the face. This provides a longer lasting result but the procedures require a high degree of specialised surgical skill and can be time-demanding therefore a specialist in this field is highly recommended

     

  • What can I expect to look like?

    If you stand in front of a mirror and lightly pull the skin up and back in the temples and in front of the ears, you will get an indication of what a facelift will achieve.

    The aim is a harmonious well-rested, fresh look from forehead to neck, whilst maintaining normal facial expression. A facelift and ancillary procedures will achieve this, but NOT all wrinkles, furrows and folds will disappear – especially if they have been longstanding and permanent skin damage has occurred over the years.