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FACELIFT OR RHYTIDECTOMY

A surgical face lift removes wrinkles and tightens facial muscles which have become loose due to ageing. A facelift literally ‘lifts’ the facial tissues and folds caused by saggy skin to make it tighter and smoother, giving the face a more youthful look.

Facelift surgery can improve the entire face, and/or the brow and eyelid region. The jawline, chin and neck regions can also be altered.

This operation is a good option if you wish to achieve a more youthful, wrinkle free and a fresher, rather than an aged tired looking face.

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BEFORE THE FACELIFT OR RHYTIDECTOMY SURGERY

Mr Javaid will provide guidelines before the procedure. For instance, you will be asked to stop smoking, as it can hinder your healing process. Smoking increases the risk of necrosis (death of tissues) almost twelve times. If you are planning to lose weight, it is advisable to do so before the surgery for improved results.

Mr Javaid will talk to you about the type of anaesthesia that will be used. Usually, you will need to stay in the hospital for one night after your surgery, which will take about 4 hours.

The kind of face-lift procedure selected by the Mr Javaid depends on several factors. These include your age, expectations from the surgery and available recovery time. Different procedures for facelift are:

Standard Facelift tightens the skin on your face and neck, down from the ears and eyes. After making an incision into your hairline, Mr Javaid will carefully separate the skin from the tissues. Excessive fat is removed and muscles are tightened. The skin is pulled back up and then sutured in place. Any excess skin is removed. Mr Javaid also tightens the jawline and performs neck lift at the same time as a part of this operation and you do not need to pay any extra for neck lift.

MACS Facelift This is a mini version with limited small scars. This operation tightens the cheek and lifts the jaw line without formal neck lift. Through limited incisions just in front of ear area, the underlined SMAS muscle and facial system is tightened and excessive skin from the face area is removed. This operation is suitable for patients who do not require much correction and are keen to address their ageing face early on rather than leaving things for advance stages with much skin laxity and sagging of the face and neck. However due to its limited nature, this operation is not suitable in patients with loose lax skin and bands involving the neck which can only be fully addressed with formal facelift.

Forehead lift helps remove frown lines from your forehead and from the area around your eyes. The surgery is performed either using the keyhole method or through short scars hidden in the hairline. Mr Javaid prefers to perform this operation using short scars technique rather than keyhole method due to its simpler nature, direct access and overall low cost for the patient. Small surgical cuts are made behind the hairline to remove excess skin. The cuts are then stitched close. This procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia.

POST FACELIFT CARE

A typical facelift will require you to stay overnight at the hospital as the anaesthesia may affect your reasoning skills and coordination, so ensure you have someone to drive you home in the morning. Your face will be wrapped in bandages/compression dressing overnight, depending on the type of facelift surgery. The dressing will be reduced and any drain inserted will be removed before discharge back home. You will experience swelling, bruising and discomfort for a few days and will be prescribed painkillers to take for few days. You will be advised to use the elastic compression garment for one week at home to reduce swelling and bruising. You can start wearing light make up after 48 hours.

You will be given a clinic appointment for wound check and removal of stitches in one week after your surgery, and will be subsequently followed up in Mr Javaid’s clinic again in 8 weeks after surgery.

POTENTIAL RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

Haematome, seroma, infection, hair loss around the scar. wound healing and scar related problems, numbness and asymmetry due to damage to the nerves during surgery, persistent dissatisfaction with the appearance and recurrence of deformity.

SUMMARY

Operation duration: 2-4 hours, depending upon the type of facelift. Anaesthesia: General/local with sedation. Hospital Stay: Overnight. Time offwork: Two weeks.

FACELIFT OR RHYTIDECTOMY ENQUIRIES

If you require any further information about Facelift or Rhytidectomy, or the range of surgical and non surgical treatments provided by Mr Javaid or wish to book a consultation please contact us by completing our enquiry form or by using the following contact details:

Enquiries in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire:
Please speak to Mrs Pauline Titley (private secretary) on 077 8069 8989

Enquiries in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire:
Please speak to Mrs Pauline Titley (private secretary) on 077 8069 8989

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