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The natural ageing process can take a serious toll on the quality of your facial appearance. Genetics, gravity, and environmental factors can all impact your skin tone, causing sagging skin and wrinkles. Visible signs of ageing only increase in severity in most patients if left untreated. Facelift surgery tightens the skin and muscular structures to restore a firm and youthful facial appearance.

Enhancing Your Facial Appearance

Mr Gwanmesia believes in providing the most natural results while restoring the youthful firmness you desire. Tissue sagging can occur around the cheeks and predominantly along the jawline. Most facial drooping is caused by displaced facial muscles. By lifting these deep facial structures and the outer layers of tissue, you can achieve tighter skin. Mr Gwanmesia’s technique is proven to provide natural results without a “windswept” appearance.
Lifting and repositioning the facial muscles can provide a significant improvement in the appearance of deep creases along the nose and mouth. While a facelift can’t correct surface wrinkles, these deep creases known as smile lines can often be erased. This helps many patients achieve a smoother and more flawless complexion.
Many facelift patients have sagging at the jawline that continues down to the neck. If an unflattering neck appearance is left untreated, you are less likely to achieve the facelift results you envision. By tightening the platysma muscles and removing excess neck skin, Mr Gwanmesia is able to restore the attractive contours of your neck. The neck lift is specifically designed to create a slimmer appearance and enhanced definition.

Facelift Techniques

Traditional Facelift

  • Ideal treatment for sagging along the cheeks and jowls
  • Incisions are placed in the hairline along the temples, behind the ears, and around the earlobes
  • The muscles are lifted and tightened
  • Excess tissue is trimmed away, and the remaining skin is draped to highlight the new contours of your face
  • Mr Gwanmesia provides his patients with the most dramatic yet natural-looking results possible

Limited-Incision Facelifty

  • Ideal for candidates with localized issues around the cheeks
  • Uses fewer and shorter incisions placed around the ears and potentially hidden in the lower eyelids or upper lip
  • Lifts drooping facial muscles and can treat minor tissue sagging
  • As a less-invasive procedure, your recovery time may be faster than that of a traditional facelift

Neck Lift

  • Ideal candidates have a flabby neck appearance, and some patients may also suffer from a double chin
  • An incision is placed under the chin
  • The platysma muscles are pulled together and sutured tight to eliminate folds and neck bands
  • Excess fat may be removed to improve the appearance of a double chin
  • Excess skin is removed to improve the contours of your neck


Age: 45 – 50 year old female

Description: Photos taken 3 months post op

Procedure: fat grafting to midface and facelift

Technique: SMAS Plication

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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

Technique: SMAS Plication

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Age: 40 – 45 year old gentleman

Description: Photos taken 6 months post op

Procedure: facelift and fat grafting to face

Technique: SMAS Plication

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*Results may vary from patient to patient. There is no guarantee of outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is no minimum age requirement to undergo a facelift. However, most patients are between 40 and 60 years of age. Ideal candidates have retained some skin elasticity.
Ideal candidates are in good health, don’t smoke, and have realistic expectations about their results. People seeking a facelift have sagging and creasing in the lower two-thirds of their face and desire to appear more youthful.
This is a common problem for many patients. If you require total facial rejuvenation that addresses the eyes and brows, you should consider combining a brow lift and/or eyelid lift surgery with your facelift.
It can take up to six months to see your final results because of minor swelling. Most patients achieve results that enhance their facial appearance for around 10 years.
Yes. Smoking can disrupt the healing process and lead to post-op complications. To get the best results, you will be asked to stop smoking and stay smoke-free before and after surgery to heal as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Complications after facelift surgery are uncommon. However, some of the possible risks associated with any operation include:
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Numbness
  • Unsatisfactory results
Because every face is different, the appropriate technique will be based on the anatomy and particular goals and desires of each individual.
General anesthesia will be used to ensure a painless procedure.
Facelift surgery can be combined with a neck lift, brow lift, or eyelid lift to provide full facial rejuvenation, as facelift surgery only addresses the mid and lower face.
Learn about Mr Ivo Gwanmesia’s cosmetic surgery experience and professional credentials at his 'about' profile page.

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