Facelift Surgery - Restore Your Youthful Appearance And Look 10-15 Years Younger
As you age, your skin will begin to show signs of aging. These signs can come in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin, dryness, and age spots. There are many reasons why signs of aging start to appear, ranging from reduced collagen and elastin in our body to excessive sun exposure and gravity.
Fortunately, thanks to modern medicine, you don't have to go through life and settle for having loose and excess skin on your face. A single face lift surgery done by an experienced surgeon in the likes of Dr. Ivo can bring back that youthful appearance you've been dreaming about.
Want to get a more youthful appearance? Book a consultation appointment with Dr. Ivo today.
What is Facelift & How Does it Work?
A facelift (also known as rhytidectomy) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the UK. The primary goal of a facelift is to tighten any loose skin, muscles, and underlying tissue as a result of which, you will see a massive improvement in the appearance of your face.
During your facelift operation at Dr. Ivo's clinic situated at 10 Harley Street in London, he will make incisions near your hairline and around the ears. Any skin, tissue, and underlying muscles will then be lifted and repositioned in their desired place. If excess skin is present, it will be removed.
The average facelift surgery at Dr. Ivo's clinic takes about 3.5 hours. During the entire surgery, you will be under general anaesthetic. That way, you aren't going to feel any pain or discomfort.
The beauty of facelifts is that they can be combined with a variety of different cosmetic procedures, in the likes of eyelid and eyebrow lifts. When a facelift surgery is performed to the highest standard, you will enjoy a youthful appearance for over a decade.
Do note that facelifts are not permanent and they don't stop the natural aging process of your skin. Once your facelift starts to lose its shine, you can undergo another procedure or a mini facelift.
Benefits of Enhancing Your Facial Appearance With a Facelift
A simple facelift before and after photo often leaves Dr. Ivo's patients speechless. That's mainly due to the major aesthetic benefits a facelift can bring to every person's life. Below, we will go over the three biggest benefits of enhancing your facial appearance with a facelift.
The Different Facelift Techniques Performed By Dr. Ivo
Dr. Ivo specialises in three different facelift techniques, including a traditional facelift, limited-incision facelift, and neck lift. Let's take a look at what each one involves.
Traditional FaceliftA traditional facelift is the perfect surgical procedure for patients with sagging along the cheeks and jowls. To begin, Dr. Ivo will make incisions in the patient's hairline and follow along to the temples, behind the ears, and around the earlobes. Once that is done, the muscles in the area are lifted and tightened. If any excess skin or tissue is present, it will be removed while the remaining skin is draped to highlight the new contours of your face.
Limited-Incision FaceliftyThe limited-incision facelift is ideal for candidates with localised issues around the cheeks. This technique uses fewer and shorter incisions placed around the lower scalp (the ears) and can be potentially hidden in the lower eyelids or upper lip. As a less-invasive procedure, your recovery time may be faster than that of a traditional facelift.
Neck LiftThe ideal candidate for a neck lift is a person who has a flabby neck appearance. Patients who have a double chin are also great candidates for a neck lift. For this type of cosmetic surgery, an incision is made under the chin. After that, the platysma muscles are pulled together and sutured tight to eliminate folds and neck bands. During the procedure, excess fat may be removed to improve the appearance of the chin and to improve the contours of your neck.
Common Worries Patients Have Before Undergoing a Facelift Surgery
Arguably the biggest worry for any patient interested in a face lift is the pain associated with the procedure. To put your mind at ease, an anaesthetic will be used during your facelift, meaning you won't feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. With that said, the impacted parts of your face may swell up, which can cause some discomfort, but it won't be anything you can't tolerate. For any post-operative discomfort, Dr. Ivo advises that you take oral pain medication.
After your surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling of your face, and drains will be used to reduce excess swelling. You will be required to rest with your head elevated for several days following your procedure. Most patients are comfortable returning to work within a few weeks of their procedure. You may be able to resume high-impact activities after four to six weeks, but you should only resume your regular exercise routine with Dr. Gwanmesia’s approval.
Dr Ivo Gwanmesia takes great care of each and every patient that comes through the doors of his reputable plastic surgery clinic in London. His utmost professionalism, use of the latest state-of-the-art technology, and experience allow him to operate each and every patient with great precision. As a result of that, he brings the chances of scarring after the surgery to a minimum. With that said, the extent of the scarring that develops will depend on your body's natural ability to heal. Any visible scarring after the surgery will likely fade away with time.
Age: 45 – 50 year old female
Description: Photos taken 3 months post op
Procedure: fat grafting to midface and facelift
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Age: 56 to 60 year old lady
Description: Photos taken at 6 months post op
Procedure: Facelift and Fat Grafting to midfacey
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*Results may vary from patient to patient. There is no guarantee of outcome.
Ivo instilled confidence in me from the onset. He was encouraging, understanding and highly professional at all times. His gentle approach gave me reassurance that I could trust him at a time when I felt very vulnerable and unsure of myself and was always available either by phone or email to answer my questions and to give me good sound advice based on up to date knowledge.
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