As we age, the delicate skin of our face becomes droopy and deep creases will begin to form. Botox and dermal fillers can help improve and slow down these imperfections but will not provide a comprehensive improvement like a facelift. A facelift pulls back the skin and removes unnecessary tissue that causes wrinkles and lines. The result is truly dramatic!
A facelift, when masterfully completed by Dr. Grant Hamlet, will leave you looking years younger!
- 1 About Facelift Surgery
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Candidates
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Facelift Results
- 9 Facelift Cost
- 10 FAQs
About Facelift Surgery
Facelift surgery, also referred to as rhytidectomy, is a very popular procedure for both men and women. Frequently performed on women, facelift for men is a growing surgical procedure to truly improve masculine features and restore defined facial characteristics.
Facelift surgeries involve incisions along the hairline and around the ears. The exact incisions used will vary based on your anatomical features and desired outcome. Through these incisions, the skin and underlying muscles will be tightened to help improve the appearance of your face.
Common incisions used in the procedure include:
The degree of change desired will influence the length and number of incisions. All cuts will be hidden in the hairline so as to produce a seamless transformation. Traditional facelifts have an incision made along the temples, around the ears, and ends at the lower scalp. Another incision can be made under the chin to help improve the appearance of the neck as well and reduce submental fullness (fatty development under the chin).
This incision is often used in mini facelifts. Mini facelifts are for men and women who wish to improve minimal wrinkling and sagging skin. A short incision is made at the temple and ends towards the bottom of the ear.
Neck lifts are commonly performed alongside a facelift and will dramatically improve the way you look! Neck lifts improve the appearance of undefined jowls, wiggly neck skin, and submental fatness. An incision is made around the ear and ends in the hairline behind it. Through this incisions, Dr. Hamlet will be able to smooth out your skin and make you look younger!
With Dr. Hamlet’s approach, you are in the hands of an artist’s and surgeon’s.
Your results will be incredible!
If you are concerned about aging and how your skin is appearing, you don’t need to. Dr. Hamlet offers a simple solution that will boost your confidence and transform the way you look!
Face lifting treatment offers many advantages such as:
- Provides dramatic results
- Smooths skin
- Reduces wrinkles and creases
- Makes you appear younger
Along with the physical improvements caused by a facelift, this procedure will also leave you feeling more confident in how you appear. At The Hamlet Center, we strive to help you look and feel better!
Adult men and women often receive facelifts. This procedure is often performed on patients in their fifties and up, however mini facelifts and neck lifts to correct sagging jowls is often performed on patients in their thirties or younger. The only way to be sure a facelift is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamlet.
A private meeting with Dr. Hamlet will help him determine if this surgery is your best option. An examination of your face and neck will allow him to test your skin and ensure the elasticity level is adequate for surgery. Dr. Grant will also ask about your current medications and general health to make sure you are in good condition to undergo the procedure.
In your consultation, you will have the opportunity to explain your concerns and what you would like a facelift to accomplish. Dr. Hamlet will listen attentively and, together, you will create a treatment plan that achieves your ideal aesthetic. Before and after photos of facelifts will help you have a reasonable expectation for what this surgery achieves.
Dr. Hamlet will walk you through the surgery details, possible risks, and healing period. A surgery date will be planned and Dr. Hamlet will instruct you how to prepare for the whole process.
Below are recommended steps you can take to prepare for your facelift:
- In the weeks leading up to your surgery, you will need to stop smoking or taking blood-thinning medications.
- Pick you necessary medications that have been prescribed by Dr. Hamlet.
- Arrange rides to and from the surgery as well as in the following days because you will likely be taking pain medications.
- We encourage our patients to rest at home in the days following the surgery and avoid overexertion. This may require a trip to the store before the surgery so you can get snacks and easily prepared foods.
- Twelve hours before the surgery, you will need to fast.
- Get a good night’s rest the night before.
- On the morning of, avoid wearing makeup or putting products on your face.
- Dress in comfy clothes that zip or button.
- Arrive a few minutes early so that you can take your time and sign in without feeling rushed.
The facelift procedure may take about four hours to complete but will vary based on the specifics of your plan
You will change into a gown and the medical team will great you. Your face will be cleaned and incision placement marked out. General anesthesia will be applied and once you are resting, Dr. Hamlet will begin the surgery. Incisions will be made in the predetermined areas. Through these incisions, Dr. Hamlet will remove excess skin and tissue. The remaining skin and underlying muscles will be strategically tightened to produce natural smooth contours in the face and neck.
Once completed, the incisions will be closed and bandaged.
Following the surgery, your face will be swollen and sore. Pain medication will help reduce any discomfort and will help you rest. The first few days after the surgery, your eyes may be swollen, an ice pack will help reduce that swelling.
Small tubes may be placed under incisions to help remove unnecessary fluids. Dr. Hamlet and his staff will teach you how to empty the receptacles the tubes are attached to. These drains are often removed within a couple of days.
At your follow-up appointments, Dr. Hamlet will ensure you are healing well and will clean and re-bandage incision sites. Stitches will be removed after a few days and Dr. Hamlet will inform you when you can return to common activities.
You will immediately notice an improvement in your appearance. These results will only get better as swelling reduces and your face adjusts to its new shape. The best way to maintain your results will be to eat healthily, exercise, and keep a consistent weight.
Your final results will set in after a few months, but you should be able to return to work after seven to ten days.
If you have a physically demanding job, your recovery time will be longer.
Facelifts are a popular procedure and at The Hamlet Center, we take the time to build a relationship with you and personalize your treatment. This hand-tailored aspect helps us stand out from the competition and deliver your best results. Whether you are looking for a lower facelift, a mini facelift, or a neck lift, Dr. Hamlet will design a treatment plan that will reduce unnecessary tissue and fat to help highlight the natural contours of your face. For the best facelift for jowls, neck or the entire face, schedule an appointment at The Hamlet Center.
To learn more about your procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamlet at 0207-127-4377.
How much does s jowl lift cost?
The cost of each jowl lift will vary based on the patient’s facial features and the amount of skin and fat to be removed.
Can facelift be done under local anesthesia?
Anesthesia options will be discussed between you and Dr. Hamlet. Facelifts are often performed under general anesthesia but the anesthesia implemented in your personal procedure will vary based on your preferences and health.
What is non-surgical facelift?
A non-surgical facelift refers to a thread lift. A thread facelift uses sutures to lift the skin. This procedure is not meant for cases of excessively drooping skin or severe wrinkling. This procedure can help you obtain short term skin lifting but cannot achieve the comprehensive improvement a facelift can achieve. A facelift will give you more impressive results for a longer period of time.
How much does a facelift cost in the UK?
A facelift in the UK will generally cost a few thousand pounds but the exact quote will be determined by your features and desired aesthetic.
How much does a neck and jowl lift cost?
Combined, these two procedures will cost more than they would individually. A neck and jowl lift will be based on the varied techniques requested and outcome wanted.