Aging results in folding cheeks, sagging jowls and loss of neck definition. The ideal treatment is a three-dimensional face and neck lift. The surgical process, however, takes 4 to 5 hours under a general anaesthetic and the recovery can take up to 3 to 4 weeks. Not all patients are suitable for an extensive general anaesthetic and are not all prepared for the longer downtime.
A large group of patients would be happy with some improvement so that a healthy outcome without undergoing an extensive operation can be obtained with minimum downtime. This is where a mini face lift, aka a 'lunchtime lift', would be very effective.
Depending on whether the lateral brow, cheek or neck area needs enhancing 3 or 4 small incisions are made, deeper tissues and muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed. Drains are not usually required. Support dressings are applied and the procedure can take up to 2 hours. Mini face lifts are usually carried out under a local anaesthetic.
All surgery carries risk. Unsightly scarring, bleeding, bruising, infection and damage to nerves are possibilities. Complications are much less likely to be a risk in the lunchtime lift.
Any age group is suitable.
• Someone, for example an older patient who needs a small area of enhancement with significant loose skin, would benefit by this procedure.
• Any patients who do not want to go through a general anaesthetic.
• Anyone who does not want to have a long period of downtime.
• Anyone who does not want the obvious telltale signs of a face lift.
The cost varies from £2,000 to £4,000
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