Tightening Tissue and Loose Skin
A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy (surgical removal of wrinkles), can reduce some of the more visible signs of ageing. A facelift smoothes the loose skin on your face and neck and tightens underlying tissue. As a result, your face will appear firmer and fresher making you look younger.
A face lift involves the skillful removal of excess facial skin from the neck, chin and cheek areas under general anaesthetic.
Starting high in the temple area the hair at the incision courses down following the curves in front of the ear round the earlobe and up behind the ear before curving gently back into the hair again. It may be necessary to add an incision under the chin which is also well hidden.
Using these incisions on both sides, the skin and deep tissues are remodelled and re-draped. Stitches secure layers of tissue and incisions and metal clips may be used on the scalp. The scars will be hidden around your ears or in your hairline and will usually fade over 3 to 6 months.
What can I expect from a Facelift?
Your expectations need to be realistic. For most patients the effects of facelift last well so that even years later they’ll continue to look and feel younger. The results of any facelift should be lasting but remember the procedure cannot stop the ageing process.
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