Facelift surgery can help to bring back a youthful, fresher looking appearance. Loose skin, lines and wrinkles, lack of muscle tone, and other signs of ageing can be treated during this procedure.
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Besides the ageing process, lifestyle factors including sun exposure, smoking and weight loss that can leave your face looking prematurely sunken and lined. Facelift surgery, or rhytidoplasty, can be used to tighten the facial muscles and skin to restore definition and smooth out deep lines. You can choose to refine the appearance of your lower face including the jaw and neckline, or lift your jaw and neck areas only.
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You’ll be able to talk in detail with your surgeon about the results you want to achieve and they’ll work with you to attain an enhanced facial structure.
We’re one of the UK’s most trusted cosmetic surgery providers; our services span across three privately owned, dedicated hospitals- as well as a network of 22 specialist clinics around the UK.
Our surgeons bring a wealth of experience and each year they perform tens of thousands of procedures with Transform, the highest number by any cosmetic surgery provider in the UK. With the lowest rate of further revision surgery in the UK, you can trust their expertise and our three-year aftercare warranty.
From your first contact with Transform, we want you to feel comfortable that you’ve come to the right place. We’re dedicated to providing exceptional care, and we’re proud to say that so many of our patients agree. More than 95% rate their Transform experience as good or excellent and we receive enquiries from 15,000 people each year on the recommendation of family and friends.
At Transform, your entire experience is designed around you and your needs. We’ll listen carefully to your aspirations, and you’ll receive all the advice and support you need throughout your facial surgery journey with us. Here’s a step-by-step guide to what you can expect.
1. Your first appointment
The first step is to meet your patient advisor. You’ll be able to talk to them about why you’re considering facelift surgery, the likely costs and finance options, how much time you may need to take off work, and when you’d like to have the surgery. If you feel ready, we’ll then book you in for your free consultation with one of our surgeons.
2. Your surgical consultation
At your free consultation, your surgeon will ask you about the results you want to achieve from the surgical face lift. You can discuss every aspect of your facelift surgery – the areas of the face that can be tightened, and the benefits and risks – with no obligation to go ahead. Our surgeons are extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you have.
Your surgeon will discuss the right surgery method to suit your needs and the results you can realistically expect. Facelift surgery is not designed to remove fine lines and wrinkles around your lips and eyes. We offer a full range of line and wrinkle smoothing treatments that can help tackle these areas.
If you feel ready to go ahead and book your surgery, they’ll then refer you to a clinic nurse who’ll perform your pre-op assessment.
3. The surgery
A facelift can take up to six hours to complete and will require an overnight stay in one of our Transform hospitals. These are purpose built for cosmetic surgery with specially trained medical staff, so you’ll receive expert care at all times.
During the procedure, incisions are made in your hairline, behind your ears and/or under your chin, depending on whether you’re having a lower facelift or full facelift surgery. Your surgeon will then carefully separate your skin from underlying tissues before removing excess fat and tightening the facial muscles and tissues.
We’ll be here throughout the recovery process after your facial surgery to help you recuperate quickly and safely. Your face will be wrapped in bandages, which you may need for a few days, and you’ll feel sore, swollen and bruised. We’ll provide pain relief and keep you comfortable until you’re ready to go home.
Before you go home, we’ll organise your follow-up appointment and give you advice about recovering at home and what to expect. We’ll also give you the number for our 24/7 patient helpline. If you have any worries, you can speak to a member of our clinical team, day or night.
You should plan to take two weeks off work to recover, or three weeks if you’ve also had eye bag or eyelift surgery. Your bruises should fade after two weeks, though it could be 12 weeks before the swelling completely subsides. This is when you should see the final result of your facelift.
We believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as
the facelift surgery itself, so we’re here to support you. You’ll have
your stitches removed about a week after surgery. If you’ve had
dissolvable stitches, these should disappear in about six weeks, but
we’ll still see you to check on your progress.
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