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Lower Facelift and Neck Lift
Lower Facelift and Neck Lift
Lower Facelift and Neck Lift
Lower Facelift and Neck Lift
Lower Facelift and Neck Lift

Lower Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery

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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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As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun and the stresses of daily life begin to take their toll on the face. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jaw line grows slack and jowly and folds, loose skin and fat deposits appear around the neck.

A facelift is a surgical procedure performed to improve the most visible signs of the ageing process, by eliminating excess fat, tightening the muscles beneath the skin of the face and neck, and remove any sagging skin. On many occasions, this procedure is performed in conjunction with eyelid, forehead or other surgery.

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Top 5 FAQs for Lower Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery

Aesthetically, what can be achieved with a Facelift?
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A facelift can reverse the appearance of ageing and dramatically soften facial contours and lines, however it must be noted that it will not erase permanent skin creases. The use of non-surgical treatments such as injectable dermal fillers, Botulinum toxin, and other skin treatments can complement and refine the results of surgery or be used to maintain top results. "A facelift sets the clock back, but does not stop it ticking" - Alex Karidis.

What does a Facelift procedure involve?
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A very discreetly placed incision runs from the top of the ear within the hairline down over the natural crease in front and within the ear returning around behind the earlobe and up the back of the ear. The skin is then lifted; the underlying muscles tightened and blood vessels are sealed before the skin is replaced in its new position. Any excess skin is trimmed and sealed with dissolvable stitches. On completion, a bandage dressing is then gently applied around the face in order to apply light pressure over the wound area. Mr. Karidis has modified his technique over many years in order to ensure minimal visible scarring whilst, at the same time, ensuring that the anti-ageing effects and longevity of the face lift are not compromised.

Am I suitable for a Facelift?
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During your consultation Mr. Karidis will discuss your general medical history and assess you in order to determine your individual suitability. Issues that may cause problems with your surgery such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood clotting problems, or a tendency to form excessive scars may be identified and discussed. If you are a smoker you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery as well as for a period after the operation (generally 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after). Smoking seriously constricts blood vessels, decreasing blood flow to a given area, which will result in poor healing and adverse scarring. Aspirin and other medications should also be avoided as they can cause an increase in bleeding. Generally, the best candidates for a face lift are those who still possess good elasticity, and who are showing signs of sagging on the face and neck area and are within their normal weight limits. Most patients who seek this procedure are usually over 40 years of age, however it is not uncommon to treat younger patients who are looking to maintain a youthful appearance.

Are all Facelifts the same?
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No, there are many different types of facelifts. The classical (skin only) face lift has undergone several modifications over the years to improve the overall results, and to give a longer lasting effect. These modifications not only lift the skin, but now also address the underlying structures (i.e. muscles or SMAS), which are equally subjected to the effects of the ageing process. The SMAS face lift is one that is favoured by many competent surgeons, although there are now many variations of even this procedure. These are the extended SMAS lift, Composite face lift and Sub – periosteal face lift, Lateral SMAS lift, all of which can be tailored to suit individual needs. But the most important take home message here is that these types of operations will give you the most long lasting and most natural results of all.

What type of Facelift does Mr. Karidis perform?
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As every patient is different, Mr. Karidis' technique will take every individuals characteristics into consideration in order to give them a tailored result leading ultimately to a natural, freshened and more youthful look. In general terms however the operation involves a thorough and extensive skin layer release and elevation. Once this is done the underlying muscles will also be lifted accordingly and repositioned depending on the individuals circumstances, to give the face a younger, more structured appearance. The muscles are lifted in a way that maintains the appropriate volumes and dimensions within the face to restore the appropriate harmony and balance to your face. Any localised excess fat will be gently suctioned away in order to augment the results of the facelift. Once the muscles and volumes of the face are restored the skin will be carefully replaced without any tension (as this is one of the keys to great scars and natural rather than a stretched look) and any excess will be trimmed away. If there is a need for any localised fat transfer to address any hollowing not fully restored by muscle and volume repositioning then this will also be performed.

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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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