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Welcome to Face Lift Guide

The term ‘face lift’ is a term which is often synonymous with cosmetic surgery and is one that is familiar to most people. It is one of a number of procedures that has attained growing popularity in recent years and is no longer a treatment exclusive to the likes of Hollywood stars.

Studies have shown that the procedure is becoming more and more standard in the catalogue of choices people have in going about everyday life. This site is here to go through all of the facts you need to know concerning rhytidectomy (the technical term for a face lift) surgery in the UK along with the trained professionals who are qualified to carry it out.

As the skin ages it loses its natural bounce and elasticity. As a result the look of your skin can become increasingly saggy and dull. Most people also start to notice the visible signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles, and these tend to be most prominent around the eyes, nose and mouth. A face lift is an effective means of smoothing out lines and wrinkles and creating a fresher, younger complexion.

Anti-ageing treatments are widely available, but their effectiveness is often brought into question. The effects of a face lift are undeniable and it is certain that you will look younger after treatment. As well as transforming the look of the skin and face, a face lift can also make a difference to the way a person feels about their appearance.

Face lifts involve smoothing out the wrinkles on your face and the tightening all of the tissue underneath, creating the appearance of a younger face, which is more firm. The overall effect is that of removing the signs of aging. Surgeons will remove the excess skin on the face, cheeks and neck.

The popularity of the surgery could be attributed to a number of factors including the desire for people to look younger. Some people will often have wrinkles on their skin, but still have some elasticity so it can be stretched out. They will often have loose skin that needs removing so that the skin left over can be tightened. Of note is that it is not just women who undergo the treatment, with men being strong candidates as well, though it should be further noted that carrying out the procedure on men carries with some extra risks which you should discuss with your surgeon.

As with a lot of procedures, there are a number of methods to carrying out, all with their own benefits and differences. These range from a traditional face lift to options such as Keyhole surgery or Minimal-access cranial suspension (MACS). Keyhole involves the placement of an endoscope through an incision and carrying out the procedure via a television monitor, whereas MACS involves the removal of excess fat amongst other things. More information can be found under the What are Facelifts? section on the site. Which treatment you will undergo is an issue you will need to discuss with your surgeon when you undergo consultations as various procedures have their advantages for different people.