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Facelift techniques

Our Innovative Facelift Surgical Techniques

There are many different types of facelift techniques used by surgeons, ranging from what’s a “deep” facelift to a superficial “skin only” facelift. Both techniques obtain remarkable results, but deep facelifts take much longer to heal and patients remain swollen for a longer period of time.

Our philosophy is to make patients look younger and more refreshed using minimally invasive superficial procedures rather than deep plane procedures. In fact, in a well-known study, renowned facelift experts performed facelifts on sets of twins. One twin received a more superficial facelift, while the other twin received the deep plane facelift. The experts followed the twins for over 10 years, and the results were very similar. And remarkably, the surgeon who pioneered the deep plane facelift now no longer does them.

To achieve  impressive results, Our surgeons utilise the latest surgical techniques from the worlds leading medical centres because by using these techniques, a patient can go back to work looking normal within 3 days. In contrast, a deep plane facelift has residual swelling for up to 3 months.

Our minimally invasive technique combined with neck liposuction and fat grafting to add volume to the face (if needed has the lowest chance of injury to the facial nerve and least amount of surgical swelling and bruising, while effectively erasing years off the face. In addition, we are able to do the procedure in 2-3 hours, so the cost is lower than deep plane surgery, which can take 6-8 hours. Most importantly, there is much less chance of a major complication when surgery is kept below 4 hours. Beyond 4 hours there is increased risk of blood clots, pulmonary emboli and cardiac complications. While the risk is small, it’s greater than procedures that take less than 4 hours.

By using these innovative surgical techniques, the doctor is able to obtain beautiful results for patients while decreasing the recovery downtime and significantly lowering the risk of complications, all at a lower cost than deep plane facelifts.

How the Surgery is Performed

The facelift surgery is  performed using local anaesthesia with sedation. Our surgeons will determine the best type of anaesthesia to use based on your procedure and medical history. In addition to the anesthesia, numbing medication is used in the facial area to make sure you will be comfortable when you wake up from the surgery.

Incisions are typically made around the ears, in the temple and behind the ears. The skin is carefully raised from the lower face and neck area, followed by liposuction and fat grafting as required. Finally, excess skin is carefully removed and meticulously sutured.

Because incisions are carefully placed within the natural folds found in front, inside and behind the ear, and the finest sutures are used, the scars fade to being barely noticeable. This type of surgery produces a natural, long-lasting effect, with minimal post-operative discomfort.

If an additional procedure is performed, like eyelid surgery, it will be done once the facelift portion of the surgery is completed. If you do have eyelid surgery, additional recovery instructions will be given to you.

The Recovery Process

After the procedure, a loose fitting bandage dressing is applied. There will be some discoloration and swelling around the face and neck area, but this should improve over the next 7 days or so. Pain after surgery is easily managed with prescription pain medication, although many patients only require over-the-counter pain medication. You will need to keep your head elevated as much as possible, and avoid strenuous activities for 2 to 3 weeks.

You will spend the first night in one of our beautiful partner hotels nearby, and you will be seen the following morning before being released to go home. This makes for a safer recovery and more convenient for your post-surgical appointment – in your room. Having our staff visit you in your hotel room the next day is less straining on your system as opposed to driving back to the clinic to be seen.

Our surgeons will see you at regularly scheduled intervals during the weeks following the surgery. This is done so the doctor can personally monitor your recovery process, and to ensure that you have the best results possible.

What Can You Expect With A Facelift? – Find Out More

During your initial consultation, the surgeon will:

  • Review your medical history and any medications you are taking
  • Discuss the procedure and any related procedures
  • Provide recommendations based on your needs and goals

You can find out more about facelift surgery on our blog pages. At London Lipo Institute, we have a number of plastic surgeons experienced in facelift surgery. To book a free consultation, please call us on 01923 801601 or email info@londonlipoinstitute.com. Alternatively, please fill out the contact box below and a member of our team will get in touch with you.

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