As you age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun and the stresses of daily life can be seen in your face. A facelift can improve the most visible signs of ageing by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-shaping the skin of your face and neck.
A facelift can:
- Improve deep cheek folds, jowls and loose, sagging skin around the neck
- Achieve a younger, fresher look
- Boost self-confidence
A facelift might help you if your face and neck have begun to sag but your skin still has some elasticity and your bone structure is strong and well-defined. In your initial consultation I will assess your face and skin to advise what result could realistically be achieved and your 3D images will help you decide if a facelift is right for you.
While most patients are aged 40 – 60 facelifts can be done successfully on people in their 70s and 80s. Facelift surgery usually takes several hours and can be undertaken at the same time as other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery and nose re-shaping, if appropriate.
I am always keen to point out that a facelift can’t give you a totally different look, nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with me.
“Having a facelift doesn’t stop the clock. However, the effects of a facelift are long lasting, and even years later you’ll continue to look better than if you’d never had a facelift.” James Murphy, Plastic Surgeon, MB, ChB, ChM, FRCS (plast)