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WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE:
Rejuvenation of the ageing face and neck.
Reduction of deep wrinkles, removal of excess skin, re-draping of the facial supporting structures and fat, defining the jaw and neck line.
With the normal process of ageing, the face is particularly vulnerable.
The facial supporting structures lose elasticity and begin to sag. Fat volume decreases and the ‘fullness’ of a youthful face decreases.
A facelift is still the gold standard procedure to tackle the signs of an ageing face. This procedure mainly addresses the jowls (jawline) and the neck, removes excess skin, refines deep wrinkles and reduces deep nasolabial folds.
The surgical scars of the procedure are very discrete and hardly noticeable. The best results are achieved with a non- ‘windswept’ look, leaving patients looking natural, younger and rejuvenated.
A facelift may be done under sedation or general anaesthesia.
A comprehensive approach is necessary to achieve the best results. This is why it is necessary to combine the facelift with other ancillary procedures. These procedures include blepharoplasty, brow lift, fat grafting to the face, and other non-surgical procedures i.e. botulinum toxin, facial fillers and skin resurfacing.
Patients can expect initial swelling, facial tightness, some numbness and bruising. A drain is removed the next day and minimal dressings are applied. Showering or bathing is allowed the next post-operative day.
Expected return to work is 2 weeks.
Contact us to arrange a consultation for a full assessment by Dr Liakos. We are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Dr Dimitri Liakos is a member of the College of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa and a member of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa (APRASSA).
He is a member of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons (WSRM) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).