About Skin’s surgeons have a long history performing face lift surgery. There are many types of face lifts and your surgeon will need to consult with you to determine which method will be most suitable for you and your needs.

Our most popular kind of face lift surgery is the MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) Lift. This is a new type of face lift which is less invasive than traditional techniques and leaves the patient with a shorter scar. It also offers a faster recovery time, minimal risk and excellent long-term lifting effect

Our doctors’ vast experience in these procedures means that they experienced in working with the deeper facial planes and muscular structure of the traditional facelift procedure, or the less invasive MACS Lift.

In all forms of facelift surgery we deliver a natural look that is virtually undetectable as cosmetic surgery.

With Facelift surgery:

  • Surgical face lifting is appropriate where there is moderate to severe drooping and skin excess of midface, jowls and/or neck
  • Incisions are made at the hairline, in front of the ears and around the earlobe
  • The underlying membranous/muscular layer (called the SMAS) is tightened using permanent sutures
  • Excess skin is trimmed and the incisions are closed
  • Full face and neck lift requires some incisions and skin mobilisation behind the ear as well as in front
  • In some cases, a mini-lift or MACS lift may be more appropriate. Incisions and skin undermining are less extensive; recovery is faster
  • Can be combined with facial volumisation (using filler or fat transfer); this is called the “volumetric face lift”
  • Can be performed under sedation and local anaesthesia, with minimal discomfort. Overnight hospital stay is not usually required
  • Likely outcomes and all relevant risks will be discussed in detail at the time of your first consultation
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