When it comes to surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, the facelift has come a long way in recent years. Considered the original ‘modern’ cosmetic surgical procedure, the facelift is widely thought of as the most successful way to turn back the hands of time on the face. Lines and wrinkles, and sagging skin can all be dealt with, and thanks to advanced surgical techniques, the natural-looking results mean that nobody will know you’ve been under the knife.
If your worries can’t be soothed with anti-ageing injectables like muscle relaxing injections or dermal fillers anymore, then you may well be a suitable candidate for facelift surgery. Universally popular with men and women over 45, the facelift can provide a much needed confidence boost for patients, and offers results that last years longer than any less invasive options.
Depending on the main concern of the patient there are various types of facelift procedures and several techniques ranging in complexity for how the face should be performed on. Each type of facelift procedure offers different results, and you’ll need to book a full consultation to find which one is most suitable for your problem areas.
For those that wish to target quite a few areas of the face such as the brow area, the eyes, the neck and/or the cheeks then a full facelift may be the best option for you. This is the most well-known type of facelift available in the UK and is ideal if you have severe sagging skin and multiple areas of concern, and wish to have a restorative procedure that includes most of the face.
Alternatively, if you have just minor drooping and wrinkling of the skin, then a mini facelift may be suited to you. This is reportedly now the most popular form of surgical facial rejuvenation in the country, and is ideal for patients looking to improve the lower third of their face as it improve skin laxity around the chin.
For some patients the lack of volume left in the face is much more of a pressing concern. A volumetric facelift tackles areas where volume has been lost over time and enhances a youthful look. Sagging skin with age leads to weaker looking cheeks and chin, and many patients – in particular women – find the volumetric facelift is the best option to restore the lower half of the face.
If you’re a younger patient, or only have minor sagging you wish to correct, the mid-facelift technique can help by raising the tissues around the middle of the face, including the cheeks and around the eyes. Subtle results that leave you looking naturally radiant and in harmony with the rest of the face are the key to this technique.
Keyhole surgery techniques minimise scarring by making tiny incisions in the hairline and Mr. Aftab Ahmed uses a camera attached to a screen, to perform the procedure. Helping to ensure the results of your facelift are hardly noticeable, you can be assured that undergoing a facelift with Mr. Ahmed will leave you look rejuvenated above anything else.
The facelift – in all its different guises – can offer remarkable results in the hands of a skilled surgeon, however it is a serious surgical procedure and you must have a thorough consultation to determine if this is the right type of treatment for your needs – and also which technique would be most suitable. If you’re considering a facelift – or any other form surgical facial rejuvenation procedure including brow lift, blepharoplasty or necklift – it’s vital you book a consultation. During your one-to-one you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have and get a full treatment breakdown prior to making your decision.