The two most obvious places where the signs of ageing show are our face and neck. As we grow older, wrinkles appear and the skin begins to lose its elasticity and sag. Some people are quite happy with this natural change, others want to do something about it.
While we can’t make you younger in actual age at Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery, we are able to help change your appearance and give you a more youthful appearance.
There are three different types of facelift that can be used for a face and neck lift. If you are planning to have cosmetic surgery, which one is appropriate will depend on what you want to achieve and certain other factors such as your skin condition and bone structure. Our skilled team will be able to work with you to produce the best outcome.
Face Lift Using Key Hole Surgery
Keyhole surgery is far less invasive than other procedures. Any scarring is small and is usually hidden. This process can be used to smooth out areas like the jaw and the cheek. To some extent, it can also improve the look of the top of the neck.
While this is less invasive and recovery is quicker, it’s also limited in what it can achieve and is only used for certain patients. This kind of procedure is mainly for those who want to achieve a subtle but noticeable change in their face and neck.
Face and Neck Lift
Many face and neck lifts tend to focus more on the lower part of the face rather than areas like the eyes and forehead. The cut is taken behind the ear and is relatively small. This also gives greater scope to change the look of the neck.
There is a lot you can achieve here. For example, you can combine it with liposuction to remove excess fat and a surgical procedure may be used to tighten the muscles of the face. Compared to the facelift with keyhole surgery, this process is far more invasive and therefore has a longer recovery time.
The Extended Face Lift
The extended facelift is similar to the above but also focuses on the upper part of the face around the eyes and temporal region. It involves making an incision along the hairline and finishing just behind the ears. It’s an option for older men and women who want to remove wrinkles in areas around the eyes and forehead as well as the cheeks, jaw and neck. It can often be combined with a surgical procedure that also helps improve sagging eyes.
Is Cosmetic Surgery Right For You?
It’s always important to make sure that cosmetic surgery is the approach you are looking for. While the surgery can transform your appearance and give you great confidence as well as whole new look, it is also a major operation and not one to be undertaken without a good deal of thought.
There are certain factors that make cosmetic surgery more successful. If you still have elasticity in your skin and have a good bone structure, for example, it makes a lot of difference to the end results.
When you come to Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery, we’ll always do a full assessment and talk you through the entire procedure during the consultation period and be honest about what can be achieved.
Surgery can last anywhere between two and four hours and recovery will require aftercare and will take at least two weeks.
If you are thinking about having a facelift, contact the professional team at Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery today to book a free consultation.