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Facelift
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Facelift
Facelift

Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)

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Duration Duration
2 - 3 hours
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
General anaesthetic
Hospital stay Hospital Stay
1 night
Downtime Downtime
2 - 3 weeks
Results Final Result
6 - 9 months
Suitable for Addresses
Sagging jawline and neck
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A Facelift (Rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure that can improve the most visible signs of the ageing process by eliminating excess fat, tightening and elevating the muscles beneath the skin of the face, and by removing or repositioning sagging skin.

It is very common for this procedure to be performed in conjunction with Blepharoplasty, a Brow lift, or a Neck lift to balance and complement the newly rejuvenated face. A well-performed facelift should revitalise the face without distorting or changing ones facial features.

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Top 5 FAQs for Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)

What is meant by the term 'Facelift'?
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The term Facelift is a wide ranging term applied to surgery which elevates or lifts sagging tissues in any part of the face.

Are there different types of Facelifts?
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Yes. The Facelift in general can be separated into 3 different types depending on the area of the face that will be addressed. The 'standard' or 'classic' facelift which most people refer to usually addresses the jawline, jowls and neck region. This is also called a Lower facelift or neck lift and is by far the most common type of Facelift that is performed. Read more about Lower Facelift and Neck Lift here. Another type of Facelift is the Brow or Forehead lift which addresses sagging of the forehead and brow tissues. Read more about the Brow Lift here. A less common type of Facelift is called the Mid face lift which primarily addresses any flattening or sagging in a very specific area of the face comprising the cheek region below the eyelids and the area adjacent to the nose and nose to mouth lines. Read more about the Mid Face Lift here. Although a mid face lift may be performed as a stand-alone procedure many times this is usually performed in combination with a 'regular' or Lower face or neck lift.

What is a Full Facelift as opposed to a Partial Facelift?
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A full facelift is usually applied when more than one area of the face is lifted i.e. a Lower Facelift and a Browlift, whereas a partial facelift addresses a specific part of the face i.e. just the neck region. In addition many people include any eyelid surgery performed simultaneously in the term Full facelift. Of course, depending on your circumstances, it is not necessary to have a 'Full' facelift when in fact you only need for example to just have your neck addressed. At your consultation Mr. Karidis will analyse your requirements and discuss this accordingly.

What are the advantages of a Full Facelift over a Partial Facelift?
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The key point in answering this question is whether you actually 'need' a Full facelift or if you could just do with i.e. a lower Facelift. Of course this will be determined and discussed with you at your consultation. Should it seem appropriate to perform a full Facelift, the some people do prefer to have this done in one surgery. This is because they will have only one recovery, one hospital admission and there will also be a financial saving due to one admission. However not everyone is happy with the thought of doing everything at once and thus some prefer to do it in stages. This will be decided at your consultation.

Can you reassure me I won't look unnatural or 'plastic' after surgery?
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Everybody has seen bad plastic surgery. You can spot it immediately. Instead of enhancing someone's looks, the results almost certainly detract. Nobody wants to look like they've had plastic surgery. All surgery carried out by Mr. Karidis is performed to bring a patient within a broad range of average or normal criteria. Mr. Karidis avoids the overcorrected or 'designer' look. He takes prides in achieving natural well balanced results and not ones that leave a patient looking contrived or artificial. However, it is still very important that during your consultation, your requirements are always made clear to him.

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Tips from the Top

  • Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    "Don’t panic! Swelling and bruising will subside but don’t expect it to happen overnight. Rest up and allow other people to help you with the housework."

    Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    Don’t panic! Swelling and bruising will subside but don’t expect it to happen overnight. Rest up and allow other people to help you with the housework.

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation "

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal

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