Procedure: Restore the natural shape and balance of a youthful face
Anaesthesia: Sedation or General
Surgical Time: 4 hours
Hospital Stay: Day Case/Overnight
Time off Work: 2 weeks
Back to Light Sports: 6 weeks
Full Recovery: 3-6 months
Follow-up: 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months
Facial rejuvenation is a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures to provide a more youthful appearance.
The surgery aims to restore the appearance of the face that has undergone the natural ageing process of loss of volume, sagging of the skin and wrinkling.
In principle, the surgery aims to tighten the muscles of the face and neck, replace lost volume, also to redrape the skin thereby restoring the youthful appearance. Facial rejuvenation surgery may consist of face and neck lift as well as other cosmetic facial procedures such as eyelid surgery, lipomodelling, use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. The type of surgery will depend on what you need to achieve. Facial rejuvenation can make you look fresher and more youthful, but it cannot turn back time.
During your consultation Mr. Akhavani will take a careful medical history, carry out a physical examination, including an assessment of your skin and the underlying bone structure of your face. This is to confirm that you are a suitable candidate for the surgery. It may not always be possible to meet all your expectations with surgery, so it is crucial that you understand what is a realistic outcome.
Depending on the procedure, it can be carried out under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthetic. Typically, the procedure takes 3 to 4 hours with most patients staying overnight. After the surgery drains may be placed under the skin to help remove any excess fluid after the surgery. These are normally removed in the morning after the surgery. You should plan to take two weeks off work. Light exercise can be commenced six weeks after the surgery.
When facial rejuvenation is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, the patient can achieve a great outcome with an uneventful recovery. However, in a small proportion some complications are a possibility. Common complications include: haematoma, minor skin infection, unfavourable wound healing (in particular in patients who smoke), and damage to the facial nerve which controls the movement of the muscles of the face. Mr. Akhavani will carefully go through the risks and complications of the surgery during your consultation.
Further Patient Information on Facial Rejuvenation
ASPS Patient Information On Facelift
ASPS Patient Information On Neck Lift
BAAPS Patient Information On Blepharoplasty
ASPS Patient Information On Botulinum Toxin Treatment
BAAPS Patient Information On Dermal Fillers