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FACELIFT SURGERY

The hands and face are often where ageing becomes first visible, wrinkles and similar signs of ageing become more noticeable. This largely attributed to the constant movement of the hands and face.

However, sun damage is a huge contributor of this. A person’s skin is almost always uncovered, meaning it is always receiving exposure to the sun, even when there appears to be no sun. Religiously using sunscreen at all times is just not possible or practical, so heavy ageing of the face is likely to affect almost everyone at some point in their lives, and that’s when many people decide to undergo facelift surgery.

Popular with all genders, a facelift significantly reduces the look of wrinkles, tighten the skin and leaves the person with a younger-looking face. Results can be incredible when coupled with treatments such as blepharoplasty or chemical face peels. A Facelift might be the solution to the following issues: deep wrinkles anywhere on the face, fine lines or skin creases, loss of a clear jawline, or sagging skin and excess fat in the neck.

Why facelifts are the best option

In most cases, a person’s first reaction to the visible signs of ageing is to try to combat them using anti-ageing creams.

Unfortunately, these do not provide an effective solutions for several reasons, including but not limited to the fact that:

  • They are often ineffective. We advise you to always take note of the fine print so that you can have clear expectations and are aware of what to expect. Even the highest end and most clinically effective creams are limited on what they can achieve. Facelifts, however, will always deliver immediate and lasting results. With Vectra 3D imaging technology, your surgeon can clearly what you can achieve with a facelift.
  • They are significantly more expensive than a facelift. Some of the higher-end face creams can cost hundreds of pounds each, and even mid-range creams can be unaffordable. They are also an item that one will need to continually purchase, and as they cannot guarantee to make you look younger, do not, in our opinion,  provide value for money. Facelifts, however, are a once in a lifetime expense which medically guaranteed permanent results every time.
  • They come with side effects. There are numerous reports of people reacting badly to face creams, due to their complex and widely varied ingredients lists mean it is not unusual for you to discover allergies of which you were previously unaware. The likelihood of this happening is small, but it does occur and affects people hundreds of times a year.

Facelifts, however, are recognised and supported by extensive safety checks, with complete analysis of an individual’s medical history and any allergies they may have.

Common concerns

Most patients will stay overnight in the hospital so their initial recovery can be monitored. Immediately following your surgery, you may experience bruising and swelling. Drains will be placed to minimise excess swelling. You will see a nurse daily until your drains are removed. Most patients return to work within two weeks of the procedure once the swelling has begun to subside. You can resume your regular physical activities after four weeks. Almost all major swelling should subside within six weeks.

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