The natural process of aging tends to mean that our jawlines slacken, our eyelids fold and smile lines deepen. Renew your confidence and self-esteem with a natural, fresher look.
One of the most important aspects of surgery is your consultation. Our surgeons are here to advise you, listen to your concerns and discuss what you want to achieve.
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There are several different techniques used by our consultants at The McIndoe Centre to perform a facelift. The most common type of facelift is called an SMAS. During this procedure, your surgeon will make an incision around the ear. From there, the skin can be lifted slightly and tightened. Muscles and tissue can be removed or manipulated to achieve the desired effect.
Usually, a hospital stay between two and three nights is required. The procedure will be carried out under general anaesthetic and will take between two and three hours.
Although the procedure is long, it can be performed with almost any other procedure, the most common being a brow lift and eyelid reduction.
A facelift won’t stop the clock. Your face will continue to age but should appear younger than if you had not had surgery.
As a facelift can’t turn back the clock, it may be better to take a more traditional approach: a good diet, good sleep, good skincare and keeping out of the sun, should slow down the aging process.
Having said this, a facelift is the most effective way of reducing sagging. If you have fine wrinkles, your surgeon will assess you for Botox. Deeper wrinkles can be smoothed out with fillers or implants.
Droopy eyebrows or eyelids can sometimes be treated more effectively with brow lifts or blepharoplasty which is a procedure to remove the excess skin and fat from the eyelids.
In preparation for your operation, we advise that you give up smoking six weeks beforehand. Apart from increasing the effects of aging, which will affect the longevity of your facelift, smoking can seriously impede the healing process. The risk of chest infection and coughing is increased which can trigger unwanted bleeding. The blood supply to the skin is also affected which can delay the wound healing.
If you decide to have a facelift at The McIndoe Centre, you can select your preferred consultant at any time that suits you. We have some of the most experienced and innovative surgeons who will discuss your options with you in a thorough and expert way.
Prices start from £6080. The cost of your surgery may change as everyone’s treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs. For more information, we’d be delighted if you wanted to arrange a consultation with us. Call the Helpline for free and professional advice on: 0800 917 4922.
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