Face Lift Rhytidoplasty

As we age, our skin progressively loses its elasticity and the facial muscles tend to slacken. The effect of gravity, exposure to the sun and the stresses of daily life can be seen on our faces as wrinkles and deep folds. A substantial weight loss can also produce similar changes in facial appearance.

Face-lift is one of the most common operations in the 40 to 60 age groups. As the work place becomes more youth-driven, many people regard facial enhancement as a means of improving their image.

A face-lift operation is performed in a private hospital under a general or local anaesthetic, depending on the patient's preference. Incisions are made in front and behind the ear and into the hairline at the temples and the scalp behind the ears. There are a number of different types of face-lift depending on the needs of each patient, but they all involve the same basic procedures. The skin and fibrous tissue of the face and neck are tightened and lifted. Fat along the jaw line and under the chin may be removed by liposculpture.

Stitches are usually removed about 5 to 12 days following surgery and the face will feel swollen and stiff for about 14 days. It is therefore advisable to allow about two to three weeks to recuperate.


please note :
All surgical procedures carry certain risks and complications. These will be discussed with your surgeon prior to any procedure. Cosmetic surgery involves skilled procedures. We advise you to choose a surgeon who has had comprehensive training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgery. The names of these surgeons will be on the Specialist Register in Plastic surgery at the General Medical Council. We also strongly recommend that you speak to your General Practitioner before undertaking any surgical procedures.