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Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
Depending on your genes and lifestyle, it's likely that the skin around the neck, jowls and upper cheeks will start to slacken any time from your mid-thirties onwards. A popular solution is to have a face lift.
There are several types of face lift. Generally, the surgeon works in three sections: brow; upper and lower eye area;and lower jaw and neck line. A face lift is often undertaken in conjunction with eye surgery and/or a brow lift, which can create a more enhanced result if the skin is treated pre- and post-operatively with skin rejuvenation peels.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
An increasing number of men and women are requesting this type of surgery at a younger age, keen to achieve a natural, enhanced look rather than waiting until they are in their sixties when the results can be a little too dramatic. As long as you're fit and healthy it's not unusual to have these procedures during the later part of your life. However, to achieve the best results, it's often advisable to take action before the skin has lost too much elasticity.
What can I expect?
Face lifts are normally undertaken under a general anaesthetic with an overnight stay in hospital. Excluding brow or eye surgery, it takes about three hours to lift and re-drape the lower jaw area to achieve a greatly improved neck and jawline. The procedure can also involve skin- and muscle-tightening and the removal of excess skin. Some cases can be in and out in a day, depending on how involved the procedure is and whether it's a ‘mini' or a full face lift. Overnight, a light bandage will be applied your head. The following day, you will have your hair washed and the bandage will be removed before you leave the hospital.
The success rate is good for both men and women who have loose, redundant skin through the natural ageing process.
Impartial and informative consultation
It is very important to discuss your goals and expectations before making a decision, and we want you to be fully and properly prepared. Our consultations are held at our Brighton clinic. They are totally confidential and there's no obligation to proceed. To book a consultation, call 01273 604444, email us or fill in our contact form.