Face Lifts

Ageing process is inevitable and happens to all of us. The skin loses its elasticity, its thickness and gravity causes it to sag. Exposure to sun enhances the ageing process. The effects of aging are the deepening of the smile lines, the corner of the mouth droop, cheek fat is lost and the facial and neck skin sags. The effects of ageing around the eyes are drooping of the eyebrow, the appearance of skin fold on the upper eyelid and bags around the lower eyelids. The first signs of ageing are the appearance of fine wrinkles around the lips and the eyes. The early effect of ageing can be treated by nonsurgical procedures such as Treatments for lines and wrinkles', Filler or Chemical peel

Aims of Surgery:

Face lift aims to reverse some of the effects of ageing such as sagging of the mid face, loss of muscle tone and jowls, loose neck skin and fatty deposits in the neck and correct the displaced fat. Facelift does not correct the ageing for the forehead which requires a brow lift, the eyes which requires a blepharoplasty, wrinkles around the mouth or fine wrinkles.

Commonly asked Questions:

How long does the operation take?

The operation is a long procedure and takes about three to four hours. It is carried out under general anaesthesia.

How long am I in hospital?

You are in hospital for one night. The hair is washed before discharge from hospital. You are required to wear a neck support of about 2 weeks.

What should I do before the operation?

You are advised to stop smoking at least two weeks before your surgery. If you are overweight you are advised to reduce weight before your surgery. If you suffer from any other medical problems discuss this with your surgeon at the time of the consultation.

How long do I need off work?

The swelling and bruising that occur varies with patients and the extent of the procedure. However on an average you would require 3 weeks off work.

Are there any complications?

Although every effort is made to avoid complication they do happen with every major procedure. Bleeding, infection, delay in healing and nerve injury can all occur. The surgeon will discuss these in full at the consultation and will inform you as to how it affects you.

How long will the results last?

The surgery reverses the effect of ageing but does not stop the ageing process. The effect of the surgery is dependent on the elasticity and the bone structure of the patient. Some effect of the surgery will always be there.

Meet Your Surgeon

Mr Juma is a Plastic Surgeon with 25 years of medical experience who has a long established reputation within his field. He is a Senior NHS Plastic Surgeon, a Medical Examiner and Honorary Lecturer who is renowned for being a perfectionist.

For your peace of mind, Mr Juma is GMC registered and a member of the Plastic Surgery UK membership bodies BAAPS and BAPRAS.

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