Harrogate’s only State-of-the-Art, luxury Private Surgery Centre.
We are proud to offer expert procedures including specialised Eyelid Surgery & Facelifts.
NATUREWho would benefit from a facelift?
The patient wants to reverse the signs of aging, especially around the cheek and jawline.
SCIENCEHow do we do a facelift?
The facelift is performed using an incision in front of the ear, either under a general anesthetic or sedation, that then moves the different layers to rejuvenate the face.
ARTWhat is the final result of a facelift?
Following a facelift, the skin takes 1 week to heal. At Kliniken, we aim to provide a rejuvenated look which should be visible from 2 weeks after surgery.
Also known as Surgical Facelift, Face surgery, Rhytidectomy
Facelift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic operation that involves lifting and tugging the skin to make a face tighter, smoother look, and more youthful appearance.
How do we do a Facelift?
Patients can typically have a facelift performed and go home the same day, with occasionally an overnight stay required if drains are placed.
Patients can have the procedure under local anaesthetic and sedation or can be asleep with a general anaesthetic. The incision for a facelift is in front of the ear and extends under and behind it, hidden in the creases of the skin.
The incision allows to gain access to control the SMAS and rejuvenate the layers underneath, and thereby the skin itself.
The result of a facelift can be optimised with fat grafting where suitable and other procedures on the face such as neck lifts, cheek lifts, upper and/or lower eyelid blepharoplasties.
Additionally, peels to improve skin quality can be performed at the same time or after the operation.
What kind of patients would benefit from a Facelift?
The signs of ageing include the various structures around the face drooping, so once a youthful face with the inverted triangular shape with most mass around the cheeks, shifts to the triangular structure with more emphasis at the bottom of the face, near the jawline.
These changes occur as a result of three things:
Loss of bone mass
Fat loss and decrease in its volume
Skin losing its elasticity
As a result of ageing, what is noticeable to most patients are the wrinkles (latin: rhytid) due to lax skin around the cheeks, around the mouth & at the jawline.
They are also likely to notice deepening of grooves such as around the forehead, lower eyelid, around the mouth.
They may also notice that the temples & cheeks are less plump and that now there is extra volume around the jawline, near the sides of the mouth.
One of the most effective ways of demonstrating this is to compare photos of the patient in their early 20’s to the present.
What do we do before a Facelift?
When patients come into the clinic, our UK-trained plastic surgeon makes a full assessment of the patient.
This includes any relevant history, including reasons for surgery and a thorough examination.
Part of this process is explaining to the patients what can be done, why, and what to expect, based on each patients’ anatomy and suitability for each type of facelift.
What do patients see after a Facelift?
Patients are put into a “We see you in one week after surgery” to check on the patients and remove any visible stitches.
The swelling starts to come down gradually from 48 hours after surgery and within a few weeks patients feel brighter and fresher.
Once safe, patients are let out of the clinic with close follow up arranged to ensure improvements would happen as anticipated.
What are the alternatives to a Facelift?
Alternatives to a surgical facelift include correction of each of three components that are lost.
Dermal fillers, fat and thread lift are used but there is a large variability in the effects that this can have with studies showing that threads having an effect for only a few months.
Within surgical facelifts, there are still a large number of variations, of which the vast majority utilise the strength of the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS) under the skin to deliver its effect
Consult Your Surgeon
How much does Facelift cost?
SURGICAL TIME2 - 4 hours
ANAESTHETICLocal anaesthetic & Sedation OR General anaesthetic
SUGGESTED TIME OFF WORK2 weeks
DAY CASEYes/ Occasionally overnight stay
SUGGESTED TIME BEFORE SHOWERING48 hours
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Why Choose Kliniken for Face lift Surgery
- Discuss your needs
Generous hour-long consultations to discuss your needs
- Innovative approach
Natural and innovative approach to treatments
- Helps you rest and recuperate
Country-side and clean air helps you rest and recuperate
- Same clinician
You see the same clinician from start to finish
- Attentive care
Personalised and attentive care throughout
- Privacy and Discretion
Privacy and discretion of our clients is paramount