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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.
When it’s time for you to leave hospital, you will be given a follow-up appointment with your consultant and a date for any stitches that need to be removed. You should feel more like yourself after four weeks. Your face will feel puffy and there is usually some bruising on the face and neck. You should be able to return to work after two weeks, depending on your type of work. Regular exercise is great to help you build up your return back to normal activities, but always ask your consultant for advice.
A facelift is the most effective way of reducing sagging. If you have fine wrinkles, your surgeon will assess you for anti-wrinkle injections. Deeper wrinkles can be smoothed out with fillers or implants.
Droopy eyebrows or eyelids can sometimes be treated more effectively with brow lifts or
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