Facelift Cosmetic Surgery.
Face lift cosmetic surgery can minimise the effects of ageing by smoothing out lines and wrinkles and tightening up loose skin on the face and neck.
Face lift surgery when performed properly by an experienced surgeon, leaves the patient looking more youthful and relaxed.
How Does A Face Lift Work?
During a facelift, an incision is made from the temple to the ear on both sides. Facial skin is separated from underlying muscle. Excess fat is removed and the facial muscles tightened. To complete the face lift the skin is pulled up across the face, trimmed and sewn.
The incision from a face lift is hidden in the hairline and behind the ears so there is no visible scarring.
How Long Does A Facelift Take?
It takes between 2-3 hours depending on how much work your particular face lift involves. Many people combine face lift surgery with eye bag removal which takes longer than just a face lift. Face lift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic with an overnight hospital stay.
Recovery time following face lift surgery varies. Many patients return to work after 3 weeks after their face lift. Most women can disguise the effects of face lift surgery with make up after 10-14 days.
Are There Any Side Effects From Face Lift Surgery?
Side effects from facelift surgery are temporary. Bruising and swelling of the face is to be expected in the days after your face lift. Following a face lift, your face will feel tight and sore for several days, but the discomfort is adequately dealt with by prescription painkillers.
UK Plastic Surgery Hospitals
For more information or to book a consultation with a face lift surgeon call now on 0844 335 6126. Lines open 9am - 9.30pm 7 days a week.
Your face lift surgery consultation can normally take place within 2 weeks with the possibility of the face lift surgery following about 2 weeks later.
Contact us today to arrange a consultation to discuss surgery options.
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