A full facelift is the best option if you are looking to improve your whole face.
A full face-lift, or Rhytidectomy, is an operation to improve the loose skin of the neck, the jawline, the deeper wrinkle lines, and the corners of the mouth. It may be combined with other procedures to improve the fine wrinkles on the face and also with blepharoplasty (baggy eyelids). These options should be discussed with the surgeon
During the consultation, we will perform an analysis of the facial anatomy and the changes to the structure that signify ageing.
A traditional facelift will work on the full face, addressing both the ageing of the lower and upper face, brows and neck. The surgeon will remove excess skin, and usually lift the muscles and skin together (in what’s known as the ‘dual pane facelift’), elevating the skin into a more youthful position. The surgeon will make incisions either inside the ear or in front of the ear, extending along the natural crease behind the earlobe.
There is usually very little actual pain following a facelift, but you may experience a deep bruised sensation as a result of the swelling, and your face may seem heavy. The bandage you will wear the first night may seem quite snug under your chin. Rather than make you feel restricted, it makes you feel secure.
Recovery normally takes around 2 weeks, and vigorous activity can resume after 4 weeks. Sutures are removed about 5 to 8 days after surgery
Patients who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking an average of 12 years younger after surgery