Is this a day procedure?
At London Lipo Institute we perform a facelift as a day case. You will be able to return home once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
Can I have a facelift?
You will need to be over 18 years old, be in good physical and mental health, and be a non-smoker or be able to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery.
Most patients will have signs of ageing they are wanting to remove, such as sagging skin around the eyes, cheeks, jowls and neck. Patients are generally between 40-60 years old, however, there is no age limit and patients who are older may also be suitable for a facelift.
Should I have a full facelift or a mini facelift?
This depends on how much you are wanting to change. If you only have a slight amount of excess skin and tissue that needs to be removed, you may be more suitable for a mini facelift. However, if you are wanting to make more drastic changes to your appearance, you should opt for a facelift.
How long does the facelift procedure take?
A facelift takes around three hours to complete.
Will I have scars?
A facelift involves several incisions, so you will have scars. However, the incisions will be made in natural folds of the skin and will be made around the ears. As a result, there will not be any visible scarring.
What will the recovery be like?
After the procedure, you will have a dressing applied to your face, which will need to be worn for the first few days. This will then be removed and replaced with an elastic garment.
It is normal to experience swelling and bruising following the surgery. This can be helped with cold compression, and if needed, pain medication.
When can I start exercising again?
You will have to avoid any vigorous physical exercise, which includes any heavy lifting and bending, for at least two weeks following the procedure.
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