FACELIFT

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WHAT IS A FACELIFT?

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and droops and the facial muscles also slacken. The natural fat under the skin also sags, making you look older. Drastic weight loss can also age the face. The rate the face ages may not necessarily match the rate that the rest of the body and mind is ageing, and you may feel that the face you see in the mirror is not the one you should have.

A facelift gives the best results if the face and neck have started to sag but the skin still has some elasticity and the bone structure is strong and well defined. Most people who have facelifts are in their 40s to 60s, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their 70s or 80s.

FACE LIFT PROCEDURE

Operation time2 to 3 hrs
Anaesthesialocal anaesthesia/twilight anaesthesia/general anaesthesia
Nights in hospitaldaycase/1 night
Risks - commonbruising, swelling, temporary numbness
Risks - uncommoninfection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, nerve damage
Pain and discomfort3 - 7 days
Follow-up after surgery 1 week, 2 weeks (stitches removed), 3 months
Time off work2 to 4 weeks
Sports 2 weeks - walking
4 weeks - everything
Result4 weeks until final result
scars continue to improve over 18 months
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FEES

FaceliftFrom £6,550
FACE LIFT INFORMED CONSENT FORM

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POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • A facial garment (provided) is recommended for the first week after surgery
  • Antiseptic ointment to be applied to the scars  in front  the ears twice a day for 2 weeks, after removal of the facial garment
  • Ice compress for the 2 days.
  • Sleep with head slightly elevated on a few pillows for the first 2 weeks and avoid bending the head down.
  • TED stockings (if necessary) to be worn for 2 weeks.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.
Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after the surgery to check on the wounds and at the end of the second week to remove the metal clips in the scalp.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid strenuous activities for about the first 2 weeks.

Wound care for first 3 months

  • Moisturise all scars for at least 3 months.
  • Moisturise face and neck religiously.
  • Avoid direct sunlight for the first 3 months.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE CLINIC.

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