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Advantages of Face Surgery
The skin loses its elasticity and our muscles slacken with age. The neck and face is often where the effects of ageing first begin to show. As skin loses elasticity and there is loss of volume due to the ageing process, skin can begin to sag, resulting in the appearance of vertical bands, lines and wrinkles. If you lose a lot of weight you may be left with excess skin under the chin and around the neck area too.
The results of face and neck lift surgery will depend on the elasticity of your skin and to what degree it has been affected by age, sun damage and loss of volume. A separate face or neck lift may be sufficient to achieve the results you desire but they can be performed in conjunction and the combination is more likely to give you a more pleasing outcome. As with any cosmetic procedure, your expectations should be realistic.
- Definitive procedure
- 2 weeks downtime
- Long lasting results
- Facial surgery: local anaesthesia +/- IV sedation
Mini Facelift Procedure
The mini face lift is a minor surgery version of a MACS lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension). The procedure is carried out under a local anaesthetic and takes approximately 1 hour to perform. An incision is made along the hair line of the side burns and then along the front of the ear which may extend to the ear lobe. The skin is lifted up from the underlying tissue and then tightened using stitches. Excess skin is removed and skin stitches are used to close the wound. Dressings are applied and a compression garment is applied. Oral sedation is used where required.
Full Facelift Procedure
The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia with IV sedation but it may be performed under general anaesthetic in hospital. The surgeon will make a surgical cut right around your hairline past the front of your ears. Cuts may also be made under your chin, if the operation includes lifting a sagging jaw line. Your skin will then be carefully separated from the underlying muscles of your face. Excess fat will be removed and the muscles will be tightened. The skin is then lifted up, pulled back and any excess will be trimmed off. It is then stitched back to the line where the cut was initially made.
Face Surgery Aftercare
Once your treatment is complete you will be transferred to the recovery room where you will rest and eat and drink. Usually after 10-15 minutes for a local anaesthesia mini facelift you will be ready to go home. 30-45 minutes if you have sedation.
At Day 1 and Day 7 we will expect you to return for a wound check. Some sutures will be removed after 7 days and your wound checked. The remaining sutures will be removed 10 days to 2 weeks later.
Following surgery it is advisable to keep your head elevated for at least a week (2 days for mini facelift). Scars can get wet within 48 hours but do not rub the wounds. Most bruising disappears in a couple of weeks but residual swelling may last for months. Your appearance is generally presentable in a week for mini facelift and 2 – 4 weeks for a full facelift however healing continues for up to a year.
Your surgeon will see you after six weeks for a follow-up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered. It is vital that you attend all necessary postoperative appointments.
The best candidate for a face and neck lift is a man or woman whose face and or neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well defined.
You may need to take two to three weeks (one week for mini facelift) off work.
Most bruising disappears in a couple of weeks but residual swelling may last for months. The application of arnica cream can help halve the time that you are bruised as long as you do not get it on the suture line.
Your appearance is generally presentable in a week for mini facelift and 2 – 4 weeks for a full facelift however healing continues for up to a year.
Avoid excessive neck turning movements and movements that give a feeling of pulling or tightness along the suture line for the first month.
The surgeon who performed your surgery will see you after six weeks for a follow-up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered. It is vital that you attend all necessary postoperative appointments.
Mr Hassan Shaaban | Plastic Surgeon
Face, Breast and Body Contouring Surgery
GMC Number: 4560472
Consultations: 99 Harley Street
His aesthetic interest lies in the field of earlobe reductions, face and neck lifts, mini, breast work and full tummy tucks and cellulaze laser therapy for cellulite.
May 19 2018
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June 12 2018
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July 3 2018
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November 13 2018
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March 14 2019
Deserves more than 5 stars!!
I cannot recommend this fantastic team enough! I always leave feeling amazing and confident. Dr Anthony and his nurse manager Gill Hallett take my lifestyle into consideration before any procedure and custom make it to my needs. They always make time for me and value returning patients. I am 100% confident you will leave with a smile everytime! If there were more than 5 stars I would rate higher!
May 1 2019
Ali the anaesthetist and Dr Elwin are amazing
Ali the anaesthetist and Dr Elwin are amazing. I would highly recommend him for any procedures. If I could give him more than a 5 star then I would.