Facelifts are performed on both women and men who want to turn back the clock. Superficial treatments (such as skin resurfacing) can be used to tighten skin, but surgery is required to reverse the structural changes of aging that give rise to deep wrinkles and 'gaunting'.
Facelifts specifically address the neck and jowl regions of the face. It is important to note eyes and brows are not improved by the facelift procedure. Facelifts are often performed in conjunction with a browlift and blepharoplasty.BROWLIFT
The brow sags laterally with ageing, creating deep lines about the upper eyelids, which can result in a 'worried look'. A browlift raises the sagging brow, with an associated elevation of the eyebrows. The result is quite subtle; it is not a surprised look but a refreshed optimistic look. A browlift will also improve the result of upper blepharoplasty surgery and the two operations are often done in combination.
Browlift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. Patients undertaking this procedure need to plan an overnight stay in hospital, will have staples in their head for five days following surgery, and need to allow two weeks for the noticeable bruising and swelling to subside. All patients are encouraged to refrain from physical exercise and contact sport for up to six weeks.EYE SURGERY
Upper and lower blepharoplasties are performed on both men and women to remove excess skin and fat from around the eyes. Upper blepharoplasties are often performed when upper eyelid skin obstructs vision. Lower blepharoplasties are performed to remove 'bags' under the eyes. Both these procedures vitalise the appearance and take away the tired look that is often a concern to the patient.
Blepharoplasties are often combined with a browlift. Upper blepharoplasty may be performed in the CAPS Clinic under local anaesthetic. Upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. Patients undertaking this procedure need to plan a day or overnight stay in hospital, will have sutures in their eyelids for five days following surgery, and will need to allow two weeks for the noticeable bruising to subside. All patients are encouraged to refrain from physical exercise or contact sport for up to six weeks.RHINOPLASTY
Rhinoplasty is the medical term for nose surgery.
Noses are all about light and shade. A good rhinoplasty produces a natural looking, smooth nose with no irregular shadows or light spots. Significant shape deviation in the nose can also cause breathing difficulties and an internal straightening of the nose, or septoplasty, may be performed in combination with the rhinoplasty.