Aging and degeneration results in the loosening of skin cells of the face and neck. Facelift, also known as meloplasty, is a surgery to remove the drooping skin whilst tightening the facial muscles to make the patients appearance look more youthful and toned. This procedure is commonly performed in those aged between 40 and 65 years.
There are a variety of methods and treatments that can form part of this surgery and Dr Girardi will tailor your procedure to suit your individual needs. Face lift can be combined with other cosmetic procedures.
Face lift surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. The type of facelift surgery depends upon the age, type of skin (dry, thick etc.), condition and requirement of the individual person.
Depending on the general health and extent of the procedure; facelift surgery can be performed with a short stay in hospital. In some cases, a small, thin drainage tube may be temporarily placed under the skin for the drainage of excessive fluid.
This procedure will improve the appearance of the neck and under the jaw line by reducing the loose, sagging skin. A necklift can compliment the effects of a facelift or can work by itself to significantly enhance and restructure a key area of your facial appearance.
Unfortunately, getting older is a fact of life. However, Dr Girardi offers a wide range of treatments to his patients so that they can enjoy life with the confidence that they are looking and feeling the best they possibly can.
A consultation with Dr Girardi will ensure that your surgery is tailored specifically to your requirements and carried out with the highest of professional standards.
Overall, facelift surgery is a safe procedure. Smokers will have an increased risk of complications and it is recommended that you cease smoking 6 weeks before and after your surgery. The following are associated risks and complications of facelift or necklift surgery:
Postoperatively, the basic instructions for care will be:
These will also be provided to you when you are discharged from the hospital