Our guide to full neck / face lift surgery
The procedure that most people refer to as a facelift, is also known as a rhytidectomy- a ‘rejuvenation’ procedure that some people consider when the skin has lost some elasticity.
This particular procedure is a popular one in the UK with many people seeking to have work carried out to correct imperfections.
The best candidates for facelift surgery are those patients who demonstrate the above signs of facial ageing but still have some skin elasticity. Generally this includes patients who are in their 40s to 70s, although older patients occasionally are candidates.
It’s extremely important that you are in good general overall physical and mental health, and it’s crucial that you have realistic expectations. A facelift is not meant to completely alter your appearance or make you look like someone else. It’s a way to turn back the hands of time and restore your once youthful appearance, but it is not a method to solve personal problems or psychological issues.
Time can be cruel to our skin and nowhere does it show as much as on the face. As our skin starts to sag on the face and neck we can begin to look more and more tired. The results of a face and neck lift can breathe new life into your appearance and give you an overall more youthful look.
The skin of the face and neck is pulled upwards and back. At the same time, fatty deposits under the chin and along the jaw line can be removed and the muscles tightened. The cheeks can also be filled out to give a more youthful look.
- Procedure Time:3-4 hours
No of Procedures Needed: 1
Recovery Time: 4-6 weeks
After your face lift procedure wash hair daily and gently dry suture line with hair dryer on low heat. Stitches in front of the ears will be removed at The Belvedere Clinic 5 days after and those behind the ear at 10 days. You should not apply hair colour or perming solutions for 3 to 4 weeks and after a month Vitamin E cream should be massaged into incision lines. Your surgeon will discuss this in detail with you however if you have any queries feel free to call us on the number below.
The effects of the facelift usually last around 10 years.