Facelifts and Mini-Facelifts (Rhytidectomy)
Ageing, gravity, stress, environmental factors and exposure to the harsh effects of the sun can all take their toll on your face. As you continue to age, folds and fat deposits can appear around the neck. The jaw line can sag and deep creases can start to form between the nose and mouth.
We can offer a range of procedures and treatments that can help to re-drape the skin on your face and neck, helping to remove excess fat and tightening underlying muscles. A facelift procedure can be combined with ancillary procedures such as Fractional Laser, Microdermabrasion, Fat Fills and SlimLipo™ liposuction of the neck and jowls to promote additional tightening. For younger patients not yet requiring a full facelift, a mini-facelift can be a viable option to address prominent problem areas
Worried that you’re too young or too old for a facelift? Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about affordable options to suit you.
What’s involved in a facelift Rhytidectomy
This procedure may be recommended for patients with sagging neck and facial features. The best candidates for facelifts can be people with strong and well-defined bone structures and those with skin that still has elasticity.
Most patients who may consider facelifts could be in their forties to sixties, but age need not be a deterrent. Facelifts have been done successfully on people well into their seventies and eighties onwards.
The most common facelift procedure can involve a three-hour operation during which incisions will be made around the earlobes and back to the hairline. The skin can then draped as desired, excess skin can be removed and the muscles can be repositioned.
Recovery time can usually be between 10 days and two weeks, although some bruising may take longer to fade.