Facelift surgery rejuvenates and enhances the face and neck by reversing the changes that have occurred with ageing.
Facelift surgery rejuvenates and enhances the face and neck by reversing the changes that have occurred with ageing. Linia offers a full range of facial reshaping and facial rejuvenation procedures which give patients renewed confidence and puts the smile back on their faces.
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 the appearance of jowls, loose neck, deepening nose to mouth lines and droopiness of eye brows and eyelids. In addition, as we grow older facial skin develops wrinkles and lines due to damage caused by environmental factors such as sun and smoking and our skin becomes thinner and more fragile.
Facelifts used to be considered something for those in their late 40’s or 50’s or later, but now with the wide variety of subtle minimal access lifts available, people as young as in their 30’s are seeking surgery.
The Facelift Procedure
At Linia, facelift surgery is generally performed under local anaesthetic with or without sedation, although in many other clinics it is performed under a general anaesthetic.
Surgeons who perform face lift surgery under local anaesthetic state that there is minimal distortion due to there being no anaesthetic tube and they can make the face move as they want, therefore they believe that this way they can often achieve better results.
To achieve the lift, 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 re-draped or removed and the muscles tightened and lifted. Then excess skin is removed and stitched to create a smoother, more refined contour for your neck and jawline. Self-dissolving sutures are used. 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.
Will my consultation be with a surgeon?
All consultations take place with a surgeon. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you would like.
During your initial consultation, we will ask you about the results you are looking for and explain the procedure so that you understand every stage of the process. The most important thing is that you feel completely at ease in our care and fully aware of the procedure and the resulting enhancement.
Are your consultations free?
All of our consultations are free with no obligation. You will be provided with advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire.
What will happen after the Facelift operation?
Following your facelift surgery, your surgeon will see you when you have recovered to check that all is well. You’ll be given medication and post-operative 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.
Most of our facelift patients resume normal activities within 7 days. It depends on the individual. You will also receive a check-up 7-10 days after your surgery. Most of our surgeons use dissolving stitches. The puffiness and bruising usually clears up in 2 weeks and normal make-up may then be applied.
Your surgeon will see you again, usually 8-10 weeks after the facelift surgery for a full post-operative consultation.