As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stress of daily life can be seen in their faces. These changes may include the development of deep lines in the cheeks and around the mouth, loose, excess skin in the cheeks, jaw line, and neck, and banding around the neck. A face lift (technically known as rhytidectomy) is commonly performed on individuals between 45 – 55 years of age, however it can be done successfully on people in their 70’s or 80’s as well.
It can’t “stop aging”,but what it can do is “set back the clock,” by improving the most visible signs of aging; the deep facial wrinkles, sagging jowls,sagging and banding in the neck, & the excess fat ; by tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck.Read Client Reviews on RealSelf
Anaesthesia & Stay
Post Op Recovery
Complications that can occur include haematoma (a collection of blood under the skin that must be removed by the surgeon), injury to the nerves that control facial muscles (usually temporary), infection, and reactions to the anesthesia. Poor healing of the skin is most likely to affect smokers.
You can reduce your risks by closely following our advice both before and after surgery
Your New Look
You’ll have some scars from your face lift, but they’re usually hidden by your hair or in the natural creases of your face and ears. In any case, they’ll fade within time and should be scarcely visible. Your face will continue to age with time, and you may want to repeat the procedure one or more times-perhaps 7-10 years down the line. But in another sense, the effects of even one face lift are lasting; years later, you’ll continue to look better than if you’d never had a face lift at all.
A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping for a facial makeover.