Limiting the visible signs of ageing can now be achieved with a variety of aesthetic procedures and cosmetic medicine however one of the most effective surgical procedures sought after by patients globally is a face and neck lift. A face and next lift is a surgical procedure that goes some way towards effectively reversing the hands on the ageing clock.
This surgical procedure consists of tightening and smoothing the skin of your face and neck in the temporal, pre-aural, post-aural and occipital areas. Reducing wrinkles and improving loose, sagging skin, the operation comes in a variety of forms. It is performed either as full face lift, which involves the area below the eyes and neck; or as a mini face lift, involving the mid-face area while omitting the neck. If necessary it can be combined with eyelid surgery and a brow lift.
Patients should note that the neck can show age faster than the whole face; indeed, many times patients require only a neck lift, rather than a full face lift. Ageing does not always determine the need for a neck lift; factors such as considerable weight loss can also be responsible, and the occurrence can even be hereditary. Many patients choose to have a neck lift in combination with a face lift procedure.
Am I a candidate for Face and Neck Lift
Undergoing any cosmetic surgery operation is a personal decision, but you may benefit from talking to your family and friends about it or even someone who has had a face or neck procedure themselves with Secret Surgery Ltd, Connect with patients via our online community here.
If the following applies to you, then you may be a suitable candidate for face and neck procedure:
Significant sagging facial and neck skin
Loss of muscle tone in facial or neck area
Loose skin in facial or neck area
Excess of fat tissue in the area of mid-face, jowls and/or neck.
Further considerations that your cosmetic surgeon in Poland will make include:
Over 18 years of age
Not pregnant or breastfeeding
In good physical health
You have realistic expectations for the procedure
Preparing Face and Neck Lift Surgery
At Secret Surgery Ltd, preparation is a fundamental part our patient pathway. We strive to ensure that your health and well being needs are met throughout your experience with our dedicated team of professionals.
Prior to surgery you may be asked by our qualified medical staff to:
Get a lab testing or medical evaluation if needed
Take certain medications or adjust you current medications
Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin and herbal supplements as they may increase bleeding
In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your cosmetic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure that you will undergo and any potential risks, complications and side effects associated with Face and Neck Surgery.
You will also receive special instructions prior to surgery which include:
What to do on the day of your surgery
Post-operative care and follow-up instructions
Face and Neck Recovery and Healing steps
Once your surgical procedure is completed, the surgical areas will be covered in dressing or bandages and an elastic bandage. The purpose of this bandage is to minimise swelling and support the skin as the incision sites heal.
During your stay in Poland, Your Medical team will advise you of the following;
How to care for the incision sites and area following surgery, and the importance to cleanse the incision sites and apply any ointment as directed, and it is important you follow that advice carefully, as this is essential to the success of your final outcome.
Medications to apply or to take orally to reduce the risk of infection
Specific changes at the surgical site or in overall health
You will be seen daily by medical staff during your stay in Poland, to ensure that your recovery and healing proceed in optimum standards.
A return to light and normal activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, which is normally a few days after surgery, however initial wound healing may take between 5 to 10 days at which time your sutures may be removed, your surgeon will advise you when your sutures will be removed.
You will be able to return to work and resume normal activity after this time. It is advisable not to engage in any strenuous activity within 4 to 6 weeks after your procedure.
You will also be offered Dermatix ointment/gel to aid the recovery of your incision sites.
Each patient receives tailored individual information and follow up care when discharged from the hospital.
It is important to note that Face and Neck Surgery recovery times vary from patient to patient.
Face and Neck Surgery side effects and Risks
The decision to have Face or Neck Surgery is an exceptionally personal one and you will have to decide if the surgery will achieve your goals and expectations. Risks and potential complications are possible and it is advised that you discuss these in detail with you Cosmetic Surgeon in Poland who is medically qualified to answer your questions and concerns.
Face and Neck Surgery Results
The results of Face and Neck Surgery are immediately visible. Over time post-surgical swelling will subside and resolve, and incision lines will gradually refine in appearance. Patients experience an immediate satisfaction at their results, and experience fulfilment in self-confidence and personal body image in achieving their goal for an improved face and neck profile.