Face Lift at Woodland Hospital


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A facelift works to tighten and lift the soft tissue in your face and neck, which can start to droop as you get older. People who have deep folds of skin on the sides of the nose and mouth, sagging cheeks, or a double chin are most likely to benefit from a face lift. Because the procedure provides such a transformation, our patients often tell us how much younger they feel and how the surgery has given them a whole new lease of life.

To find out how you could turn back the years, talk to our friendly team on 01536 210 019 or leave us a message via our online enquiry form here.

Face Lift Procedure

There are several different facelift procedures, all of which take around two to three hours to carry out.

SMAS face lift – Your surgeon will make an incision on both sides of your face in the hairline around your ears. They will penetrate the deeper layer of tough tissue (SMAS layer), lifting and tightening it. Your surgeon will then tighten the skin towards your ears and remove any excess.

MACS face lift –Your surgeon will tighten the SMAS layer with special suspension stitches to avoid cutting underneath it. This involves less surgery but the results may not last as long.

Other types of face lift include the mid-face lift and composite face lift and involve lifting deeper layers of the face.

To find out which procedure is right for you, book an appointment with one of our highly experienced plastic surgeons today on 01536 210019

Recovering from a Face Lift

Once your surgery is carried out, you should be able to go home the same day or the day after. Within about two weeks you should be able to return to work, depending on the kind of job you do. Because the surgery will produce bruising and swelling, you will experience some discomfort over the first week or two. Because of this, your surgeon will prescribe pain relief which will help to reduce the impact it has on your day-to-day life.

Risks of Face Lift Surgery

All surgery can carry a risk of complications, although we will ensure that you are in good health before you are allowed to undergo the procedure. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you the potential risks and the procedure itself, so that you know exactly what to expect through the whole process.

If you would like to talk to somebody what is involved and how much the procedure will cost, call our team on 01536 210 019, or leave us a message via our online enquiry form here.

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