If you are developing loose skin around the face and neck, with deep lines, sagging and/or the appearance of jowls, you could be a good candidate for the Concept facelift and necklift. This type of procedure is unique, as it is performed under local anaesthetic. It is considerably less invasive than traditional methods, so there is minimal downtime afterwards. The procedure typically takes 2-3 hours, requires no hospital time, and you should be fully healed after approximately 1 week.
Age is not important for the Concept facelift. It is suitable for anyone with lax facial skin and loss of jawline definition, as well as deep lines/wrinkles. One of the common effects of ageing is to make you appear tired, no matter how much sleep you get. By undergoing the Concept facelift procedure, you can come away with a natural, youthful appearance that remains for as long as 10 years. You don’t have to worry about bandages, IVs, stables or drains, and you are awake throughout the surgery so you can tell the surgeon exactly what you want at every stage. If the prospect of being awake makes you anxious, you can usually be offered a sensitive to relax you.
Gaining a good knowledge of your procedure starts with a private consultation with a surgeon. This will give you the opportunity to be walked through the process and to ask any questions you might have along the way. Incidentally, there is no medical or surgical reason why you must have a necklift alongside a facelift procedure, but it is recommended that you do to get the best results. Otherwise, your face and neck may not match, and the facelift will end up looking very artificial.
The Concept facelift utilises the ‘short scar‘ method, meaning the incisions are shorter than in a standard facelift. The result of this is that the scar remains concealed by the natural line of the ear and the sideburn. You will experience a repositioned cheekbone, shallower smile lines and improved contours around the jawbone, all of which adds up to a more youthful appearance. There are various things you can do for aftercare to heal quickly and make the results last longer, all of which will be provided for you during the initial consultation.