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Facelift surgery can lift and tighten your skin to eliminate problems such as sagging and expression lines. The surgery can be tailored to give you a lift right where you need it.

What to Expect

Facelifts are usually carried out under a general anaesthetic, so you will be asleep during the operation. An incision will be made along your hairline and down in front of your ears. After the excess skin is removed, the remaining skin will be lifted and stitched into place. The surgeon may need to reposition the underlying fat and muscle a little too. The whole procedure usually takes between two and three hours, and you will usually spend the night in the hospital while you recover.

Your face will be bandaged after the operation to help reduce the swelling and bruising, but you should still expect to have some soreness, puffiness and bruising. The bandages will stay on for a few days and you should expect to take two to four weeks off to recover. The bruises should fade within a couple of weeks, but it can take six to nine months for the full effects of the facelift to be seen. Your skin will then be fully healed and it should look smoother and tauter than it did before the procedure.

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Is Facelift Surgery Right for You?

A facelift can tackle some of the most common signs of ageing. Our skin loses elasticity as we age, which can leave us with loose, sagging skin that folds into deep lines. The surgery will remove the excess skin, creating a smoother, tauter surface across your face. Tightening the skin can also help to reduce some expression lines. The facelift procedure is particularly effective at tackling loose skin on the lower parts of the face, including around the jaw and jowls.

Having a facelift can make a big difference to your appearance, but it is important to be sure that it is the best treatment for you. Dr Bhar can explain the procedure and help you to consider the alternatives. You may also want to discuss combining the surgery with a neck lift to tackle loose skin around your neck.

Risks and Benefits

  • Skin will be tighter and lines will be reduced
  • Common side effects include bruising, puffiness and stiffness or tightness in your skin
  • Most of the scarring will be hidden under your hair, but your hairline could be slightly higher
  • More severe side effects are rare, but there is a small risk of infection, allergic reactions to the anaesthetic, blood clots, and problems such as asymmetry and nerve damage after the procedure

If your skin needs a lift, make an appointment with Harley Street Surgery in London to discuss your options, including surgical and non surgical facelifts.

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