What is a facelift and neck lift?
This is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia, avoiding risks of general anaesthesia and allowing you to go home the same day. There are many types of facelift and necklift. In order to get the best and most long-lasting results, the layer above the muscle (SMAS) must be lifted, trimmed, and stitched in place. A similar option to a face lift is a mini face lift, which we can perform for those with less extreme skin sagging. This requires skin removal only and lifting the SMAS with stiches, without dissecting and trimming this deeper layer.
Am I a suitable candidate?
Genetics, smoking, environmental conditions and gravity can exacerbate the aging process.
A face and neck lift addresses many cosmetic issues, such as:
- Sagging in the mid-face
- Deep lines and hollows under the eyes
- Deep nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds)
- Fat pockets that are sagging down
- A poor jawline with sagging of the jowls
- Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jawline
If you have good general health, realistic expectations, and want a long term solution to facial and neck sagging, then you may be a suitable candidate.
How is the facelift and neck lift performed?
A face and neck lift at Venus Medical clinic is performed by American cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Malcolm Paul. Patients are given local anesthesia with a sedative, so that they are awake, content, yet unable to feel the procedure. This method not only appeals to nervous candidates but significantly reduces risks associated with general anaesthesia. During a facelift, the cosmetic surgeon makes an incision that typically begins around the hairline, curves around the earlobe, ending at the bottom of the hairline.
A second hidden incision under the chin may also be made to further improve an aging neck. Sutures close the incisions.
What results can I expect?
The visible improvements of a face and neck lift appear as the initial swelling and bruising subside. Your final result should not only restore a more youthful and rested appearance, but should also help you feel more confident about yourself again. Results usually last 7-10 years.
What is the recovery like?
After surgery, healing may take some time, usually a couple of weeks, but the youthful and healthy looking results are well worth the wait. Dr Paul, who has a vast experience performing facelifts for almost forty years, will explain all the details of the procedure during your consultation. There are important pre- and post-operative care instructions that you must follow. Most patients can return to work from a face lift in 10 days to two weeks.
How much does a facelift cost?
Call 012962747 for more information on Dr. Malcolm Paul at Venus Medical.