Face & Neck-Lift
Face and Neck Lift Surgery lifts and firms, resulting in a younger, tighter appearance. There are a number of options available, which we can be discussed closely during your initial consultation. Lower/Mid facelift, Eye Lift, Brow Lift, and Neck Lift can all effectively restore a youthful appearance in harder to reach areas.
Exposure to the sun, stresses of daily life, and premature signs of aging can be seen through our faces. Facelift surgery is an excellent way to combat these effects by removing excess skin, tightening underlying muscles, and reshaping the skin. A neck lift can correct a sagging or loose neck. Incisions are made in the natural crease lines in front and behind the ears and in the hairline. Red Rose Desire also offers reduced flabby or sagging skin around the lower half of the face (mainly the jowls) and neck lift (platysmaplasty).
Although these procedures may aid the subtler signs of aging skin, nothing can stop the aging process entirely. Your expectations must be realistic, which we can be discussed closely during your initial consultation.
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before & after
These photographs represent typical results from past patients. They will give you an idea of our work but, as with all surgeries, please be aware that every person’s shape, size, skin and healing ability is different; meaning every individual will have different results, even if having the same surgery.
Face & Neck-Lifts at Red Rose Desire
A Face or Neck-Lift may take from two to three hours depending on the surgeon and individual. The procedure will be carried out under general anaesthetic, although sometimes a local anaesthetic and sedation may be used. There are varying techniques for this procedure however typically our surgeon will begin with an incision above the hairline at the temples, which will be extended down in front of your ear, underneath your earlobe and behind the ear. Cuts under the chin will be made if the jawline is to be lifted. Excess skin will be removed, before the remaining skin is pulled backwards and upwards, then stitched into its new position. If required, facial fat and tissue will be redistributed to help give a more natural result. The face will then be bandaged.
Full recovery will occur after around two to four weeks depending upon the individual. This time must be taken off work to ensure a smooth healing process. There will be visible bruising for at least two weeks and the finished results may not arrive for up to nine months after the procedure, again depending on the individual. Your surgeon will advise you on driving and strenuous activity as it can vary when you will be fit to do so. You should keep your head propped up for a few days after the surgery to help reduce swelling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will I know if a facelift is right for me?
A: We always advise prospective patients to come in for a complimentary consultation. This is a chance to meet with our specialist surgeon, work through your options, discuss your expectations and agree on the procedure, aftercare and desired look and feel. If you are generally fit and healthy, a non-smoker and are concerned about your skin elasticity, a facelift could be a great option for you.
Q: Am I too old for the surgery?
A: Many women in their 40s and 50s have undergone facial surgery with great results. The results last well depending on your lifestyle and exposure to sun and smoking, and we always encourage you to schedule a consultation to find the best path toward your cosmetic goals.
Q: I am concerned about recovery, how quickly will I recover?
A: Please do not worry, our aftercare team are with you every step of the way. Recovery time will vary from person to person, however, you should expect some bruising and swelling and moderate discomfort during the first days. Your face will be wrapped in bandages for additional support and stitches will be removed or dissolved within the first week. Your aftercare nurse is always on call and will organise follow-up appointments with you, as well as offering advice about recovering at home.
Q: Am I able to have a facelift at the same time as eye surgery?
A: For many patients this is an option, and it can have excellent results. During your consultation your surgeon will look into the suitability and provide you with a good idea of the results you could hope to achieve. In general, multiple surgeries can be performed at the same time, however it does depend on what procedures are to be combined, and the general health of the patient.