A facelift is a surgical procedure that is used to address the aged appearance of the face and redistribute the soft tissues to their higher original position. Dr Wetton uses the ability to lift the deeper structures in the face, the SMAS layer to improve the overall distribution of tissues underneath the skin, unveiling the jaw, the cheeks, and the structures of youth.
A neck lift will help to restore the original angle between the face and the neck and enable the tissues to drape back smoothly.
A face and neck lift will be combined to achieve the best aesthetic outcome. More often than not, liposuction of the double chin and jaw area is also used at the same time.
Dr Wetton understands that patients can be hesitant to have a facelift or a neck lift, because they are worried about a dramatic change. It is possible to control the level of change that is performed and in every case Dr Wetton always aims to retain a level of each patient’s natural features.
Dr Wetton’s focus is to create an aesthetic contour, rather than to pull tissues unnecessarily tight. The procedure should result in a much smoother look, where the facial structures are in harmony with each other.
This is a surgical procedure, so naturally there is downtime and recovery time, that needs to be planned for. You will not be in a huge amount of pain, but it is important to follow Dr Wetton’s instructions so that you can heal and recover and you have the time and space to rest. Initially you may feel that things are a little tight, but this settles down over the following weeks. Initially your incision may be quite red, but after time this usually fades to white.
Specific Risks: poor scarring, uneven result, too tight, to not tight enough, skin compromise, nerve damage or deep tissue damage.
Can I keep getting fillers instead of having a facelift?
Fillers are generally used to replace lost volume. There may be a time when you have volume, but you also have some lose sagging tissues.If this is the case, and you continue to have fillers you will look more round in appearance, rather than lifted. A facelift works very well when combined with dermal fillers.
Will I have scars from my facelift or neck lift?
When the skin is cut, there will always be a scar. The scars are placed in inconspicuous areas and generally heal well. The nature of the scar will depend on the way the incision was cut, the way it was stitched closed, your healing capacity, age, general health and the type of skin that you have.
What is the downtime for a facelift and or neck lift?
Most patients take 1-2 weeks off work, after which time they resume their normal daily activity. It will be necessary to refrain from participating in sport and generally take it easy for about 6 weeks.
What is the best facelift procedure?
There is no BEST facelift procedure. A facelift procedure is tailored for your individual face, keeping in mind your desires and your expectations. Although some surgeons advocate that a deep plane is the best type of facelift, or a mini facelift is the best type, the best type for you may be different to the best type for someone else.
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