Face/Neck Lift ( Rhytidectomy ) Mini lift, S lift, Short Scar Face Lift Platysma Plication
Over time, the face and neck inevitably show signs of aging, the extent of which will vary from person to person. Factors such as exposure to sunlight, eating and drinking habits, illness and genetics will all play a part in this process.
Face and Neck Lift Cosmetic Surgery can result in a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance by tightening and lifting facial skin to significantly reduce the visible aging signs. A number of facial areas can be selected for surgery including:-
- Brow Lift
- Fore Head Lift
- Temporal Lift
- Mini Lift
- Mid Face Lift
- Neck Lift
- Rhytidectomy with SMAS Lift
Prior to treatment Doctor Pat will consult with prospective patients, to determine expectations and to explain the procedure, including possible after-effects. This will also help the Doctor assess the patients’ suitability for Face and Neck Surgery, and advice on likely results. At this stage the Doctor will explain the varying types of procedure, from Deep Plane Lifts to Feather Lifts, and will discuss the merits and possible defects of the treatment.
Under local or general anesthetic (to be decided at the pre-operative consultancy), the facelift procedure involves the Doctor making incisions in front of and behind the ear, possibly extending into the hairline. He will then elevate the skin, tighten facial and neck muscles, and remove any excess skin.
If the patient is undergoing Neck Lift Surgery, the Doctor will remove excess fat from the neck and jowls by Liposuction, and reposition or remove excess skin.
Following the operation the patient will need to stay overnight at the clinic as a drain may be fitted and heavy neck and face bandaging will be in place. Once these are removed, it is advised that the patient wears a removable chin strap for a few weeks. Sutures are removed 7 - 10 days after the operation.
Mild pain and discomfort may be experienced post-operation, for which prescription pain medication can be used. Some degree of swelling and bruising can be expected, and ice packs can be used to reduce this. Refraining from smoking and exposure to second-hand smoking will speed up the recovery and healing process.