Full Facelift

What is a Facelift?

A Facelift (Rhytidectomy) is a good way of recreating a youthful appearance by restoring your original face shape and removing “jowls.

There are many variations on the technique and Mr Lambe will be able to advise you on the best variant of the procedure for you. Reflect Clinic have clinics for Facelift in Manchester and Cheshire

The Results

The results will usually be a more refreshed and youthful face with loss of jowls and sagging skin in the neck.

Your options will be discussed at your consultation.

The results will vary depending upon your choice of facelift.

  • What is the price of a full facelift in Manchester?

    All procedures at Reflect Clinic are unique to you as we all have different types of skin, unique shapes and our own individual aspirations.

    Please click here to find out the cost of your full facelift surgery.

    Click book a consultation to find out what Mr Gerard Lambe, the best cosmetic surgeon in the UK can do for you.

    Once you have been assessed, you will then receive an exact price for your full facelift surgery which is clear and transparent so that you can make arrangements for finance (0% finance is available via Spire Manchester) or pay in full to begin the next step of your cosmetic surgery journey to The Most Beautiful You.

  • You should not have this procedure if

    You are overweight, with a BMI of over 32, smoke or vape, are in bad health and are taking anti-coagulant medication or are diabetic.
  • What does it involve?

    Incisions are carefully tailored around the ear and into the hairline so that the scar is nearly invisible when healed fully. The skin is lifted and then the layer beneath (SMAS) is tightened and it is this that creates the long lasting lift and not by pulling the skin. A glue is used to reduce the risk of bleeding and all wound are close with dissolving stitches and no drains.

  • What is a full facelift?

    A facelift (sometimes known as a Rhytidectomy) is an operation to correct the signs of facial ageing by redrawing skin and by tightening and lifting the layer beneath the skin.

    It is done under GA (General Anaesthetic) ie while you are asleep.

    Where your aim is to look younger, more refreshed and less tired.

  • When is the best time to have a full facelift?

    If you want a long lasting solution to raging in the neck and jowls then facelift may be the right solution. As the signs of ageing appear, you are likely to continue to look much younger than your actual age. Further surgery and/or fillers can be undertaken to optimise the effect eg dermal fillers can be started at 1-2 years after surgery. This, along with good skin care, no smoking, sunscreen and avoiding the sun will maximize how long the effect lasts. A good facelift will turn back the clock but it won’t STOP it and it is normal to have a small amount of wrinkles.

  • Am I suitable for a full facelift?

    As long as you are healthy, have no major medical problems, are realistic about results, and really want to remove some signs of ageing, specifically the loss of facial fat and overall sagging of your face and neck, then a full facelift is probably the right procedure for you.

    However, Mr Lambe will assess you to see if a full facelift in Manchester, mid or even a mini facelift is more suitable to achieve the results you would like.

  • How long does a full facelift last?

    A good face and/or necklift can rejuvenate the face for 7-10 years, however, this depends on several factors including the condition of your skin, if you smoke or drink regularly and the age you had your surgery. It doesn’t stop time but it definitely re-sets the clock!

  • How long does the surgery take?

    The procedure takes between 3-4 hours to perform depending on how many other additional procedures are needed at the same time eg fat transfer or eye surgery which many people have.
  • Will a facelift eliminate all my wrinkles?

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  • What should I do before treatment?

    No. It will dramatically rejuvenate the lower part of the face, but it doesn’t remove the wrinkles around the mouth area or the eyelids.

    If you would like to eliminate wrinkles, a range of treatments would be recommended for example, filler, botox, chemical peels or lasers.

  • Will a full facelift eliminate all my wrinkles?

    Mr Lambe will discuss what a full facelift in Manchester will achieve when you have your consultation and you can discuss the range of options available to you to achieve the results you would like.

    This is very important for a facelift. There are three phases:-

    Phase 1 – 7-10 days Patients are presentable to their family

    Phase 2 – 10-14 days presentable to friends

    Phase 3 – 3-4 weeks presentable to the public

    You are advised to take between 2-4 weeks off, as bruising and swelling are variable.

    However, the swelling in the face and the neck, especially the face, will take 4-6 weeks to go down. The numbness around the cheek areas will resolve in 3-4 months.

  • What will I be like just after surgery?

    You shouldn’t have a significant amount of pain, if any at all. You may have a feeling of tightness as you will have a head dressing on. You may also have 2 drains in place, which will be removed with your dressing. If you have had eyelid surgery this may produce some discomfort. The key is to keep your head elevated and to try to relax if you can. This will help keep your blood pressure normal.

Procedure Overview – What to Expect

  • Treatment Time

    0.5 – 4 Hours

  • Hospital Stay

    One Night

  • Walking

    From One Day

  • Time off work

    From 0 – 3 weeks

  • Driving

    From 10 days

  • Exercising

    Gentle exercising first 2 weeks

  • Bathing

    Yes but keep the wounds dry

  • Aftercare

    Review one week post op

You’ve come to the right place

We have a fantastic, 5 star team here at Reflect Clinic, with an award-winning reputation and many, many reviews which call us “The Best Cosmetic Surgery Company” in Manchester, Cheshire and the North West!

If you would like to discuss improvements to your face, body or breasts and wish to find out what can be achieved with cosmetic surgery, then come and discuss your options with us in a gentle and understanding environment at a convenient date and time for YOU.

You can contact Jayne direct via mobile on 07434572794 (office hours) or she will contact you directly if you complete our contact form.

We look forward to seeing you soon on your journey to becoming “The Most Beautiful You”.

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