Face lift procedures are performed for the purpose of reducing the appearance of ageing by restoring youthful vitality and tightness to the face.
A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy, is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful facial appearance. There are multiple surgical techniques and exercise routines
This often includes reducing and treating:
- Excess sagging and wrinkled facial skin
- Loose cheek folds
- Drooping around the mouth
- Sagging jowls
- Poorly defined cheeks or jaw line
- Loose neck skin
Here at Norwood Day Surgery, we perform a range of facial rejuvenation procedures including face lifts as well as non-invasive treatments.
Am I eligible for a face lift
A face lift can be a successful way to improve the visage and restore confidence in your appearance, but it is not suitable for everybody. Patients whose skin is still comparatively supple, and who are in good overall health, will see the best results. Achieving a more youthful facial appearance can also be achieved by less invasive means, such as a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. Others may feel more comfortable achieving results if they combine face lift surgery with other procedures, such as a neck lift or forehead lift (also called brow lift). Norwood Day Surgery will take you through the process of understanding both the possibilities of a face lift and its limitations so that expectations are realistic to ensure you will be satisfied with the results.
How is a face lift performed
At Norwood Day Surgery, we have modern accredited facilities to take care of you while you have your procedure. A twilight anaesthetic or general anaesthetic is used to make you feel comfortable during the procedure. The face lift is performed as a day surgery procedure meaning you will arrive in the morning and go home late afternoon. It is important to realise that the amount of time it takes to recover from face lift surgery varies greatly between individuals.
The facial surgical procedure continues to evolve. Over the years, the procedure has changed from simple skin lifting to more complex deeper plane lifting techniques. Today many different techniques exist, with outcomes that are consistently reliable and durable. The face lift procedure usually involves incisions in front of and behind the ear. The incisions may extend into the scalp. Once the incisions are made, various degrees of undermining of the skin are performed, and the deeper layers of the face are lifted. Muscle tightening, as well as liposculpture of the neck and jowls, may be performed, and excess skin is either removed or repositioned. The results are a reversal of the effects of gravity and tightening of soft tissues of the face for a more youthful contour.
How long does it take to heal after a face lift
It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to 6 months for incision lines to mature. Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your rejuvenated appearance by minimising photo-aging or sun damage. In addition, a healthy lifestyle will also help extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
Types of face lift
Norwood Day Surgery currently offers the following types of lifts:
- Any combination of the above
What procedure is right for me?
To determine if you’re a suitable candidate for a face lift, Norwood Day Surgery will take you through the consultation process where we will take into consideration your appearance, health and candidacy. You will be given all the information you need and all the time you need to make an informed decision that is right for you.