Individuals age differently and at different rates. Some people age more gracefully than others and some people choose to have surgical assistance to improve the overall appearance of their face.
Genetics greatly affect how your face will age. Some environmental factors contribute to the ageing process such as sun damage and smoking. The key effects are loss of fat, loosening of supporting structures and therefore changes to the face shape. A facelift, while it will create smoother, more pleasing contours to your face and neck, is intended to give a “refreshed” appearance rather than address specific conditions such as sagging eyebrows, fatty deposits in the eyelids, or wrinkles around the mouth.
Necklift – muscles of the lower face and neck slacken with age and thus can lead to the appearance of ‘double chin’, jowls and a poorly defined jawline.
The key to facial and neck rejuvenation surgery is a careful and expert evaluation. Mr Timms will conduct a thorough assessment of your needs and preferences, and develop a surgical plan based on the procedures that would work best for you. Alternatively, non-surgical procedures such as wrinkle relaxers or fillers (or a combination of both) may be considered.
Post Op Care after Facelift and Necklift Surgery
During your hospital stay – you will be prescribed analgesia by your anaesthetist for your time in hospital and for your discharge to home. You may like to elevate your head during sleep to manage swelling overnight.
What to Wear
We will assist you in organising a face and/or neck garment to support scars post operatively. You will be expected to wear this garment for 6 weeks after your operation.
we will organise for you to be seen by Mr Timms’ nurse in the rooms 1 week after the surgery. At this appt all dressings and sutures will be removed. We will discuss scar management at this appointment.
Rest is very important after any surgery. We suggest that you avoid strenuous exercise for 4 weeks post operatively. Please avoid any activity that may place pressure on your facial scars.