Face Lift

What are the risks of a facelift?

The risks of a facelift, as with any surgery, can include a (low) risk of post-operative infection, bleeding, and swelling. More rare complications can include blood collecting under the skin (haematoma), facial nerve injury and numbness (usually temporary), hair loss near the incision, raised scarring, skin discolouration and skin loss due to interrupted blood supply. [...]

What are the risks of a facelift?2021-06-12T10:58:52+02:00

What to expect after a facelift?

After a facelift, you can expect some bruising and swelling, and discomfort. Drainage tubes are often used for the first 24 hours, to remove fluid and some blood, as well as cold compresses. Keep the dressing dry for at least 48 hours. The stitches along the incision lines will dissolve on their own. Avoid hot [...]

What to expect after a facelift?2021-06-12T11:02:29+02:00

How to prepare for a facelift?

To prepare yourself for a facelift you may be asked to stop smoking for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. Nicotine retards the healing process, and quitting for as long as possible before surgery helps improve blood flow. You might also have to have a blood test before surgery is performed. You should [...]

How to prepare for a facelift?2021-06-12T11:06:05+02:00

What is involved in a facelift procedure?

My “standard” facelift (deep plane rhytidectomy) involves skin excision and re-draping with a shortening of the SMAS (a tissue layer over the facial muscles). I believe the best results come from concentrating on the finer details: Attention to concealing the scars; Attention to the ear position and occasionally reducing the earlobe size; Avoiding undue pulling [...]

What is involved in a facelift procedure?2021-06-12T11:23:39+02:00

How to plan for a facelift?

To plan for a facelift you will need to book a consultation with me to discuss your goals. During your first consultation, we will discuss your goals and align them to a realistic outcome. This will give you a good understanding of what can be achieved and what your realistic expectations should be. I will [...]

How to plan for a facelift?2021-06-12T12:01:15+02:00

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