Established in 2019, ASET Hospital brings together some of the leading surgeons in the North West to create a centre of excellence in the field of Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Cosmetic solutions. With a friendly approach, we believe in providing clear advice to allow you to make an informed decision about your surgery.
Our team of dedicated and highly qualified plastic surgeons, anaesthetists, skin care specialists and experienced nurses are here to provide safe treatments to try to help you achieve health, happiness and the results you’ve always dreamed of. We do not compromise on quality and will only use top quality implants, properly equipped and accredited surgical facilities and fully qualified consultant surgeons who are on the GMC specialist register.
The neck lift or rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, loose skin and other signs of aging and the loss of those youthful contours. The Rhytidectomy prodcedure improves the signs of aging in the face and neck such as relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging,deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth. Fat that has fallen or has disappeared with jowls developing in the cheeks and jaw and with loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or "turkey neck". There is little or no impact on the area around the mouth, around the eyes and the upper third of the face.
Plastic surgery and in particular a Face Neck lift is a very complex procedure that involves detailed knowledge of anatomy, experience and execution of great surgical technique. Aset Hospital's are elite and highly experienced surgeons specialising in face cosmetic surgery have been performing a range of face and neck lift procedures to deliver amazing tranformative results.
Deciding to change the way you look through Cosmetic Surgery takes courage and a lot of consideration. It is important that your decision to have a procedure is considered carefully.
A man or woman whose face and neck skin is sagging but still elastic and whose bone structure is strong and well defined. Many of our patients are in their forties to sixties but we also take slightly older patients too (in their seventies and eighties). As ageing means that volume is lost from the face, sometimes treatment is needed with temporary fillers or fat transfer but this is something we would discuss fully with you at the consultation stage.
Alternative procedures to the full face lift for patients who aren’t yet ready or need a traditional full facelift, there are several other variations of the procedure to address specific areas of the face and a number of less dramatic alternatives exist, including Mini Face Lift and Mini Neck Lift
There are some possible risks, as with all surgery, which will be explained to you at the time of your face neck lift consultation. This is an opportunity to discuss your treatment and allow your consultant to ascertain your expectations and discuss the results that can be achieved. In order for you to make an informed choice it is vital that you understand all aspects of the procedure and all possible outcomes.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic (‘R’ lift) or general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut right around your hairline past the front of your ears. Cuts may also be made under your chin, if the operation includes lifting a sagging jaw line. Your skin will then be carefully separated from the underlying muscles of your face. Excess fat will be removed and the muscles will be tightened. The skin is then lifted up, pulled back and any excess will be trimmed off. It is then stitched back to the line where the cut was initially made.
There are a number of different techniques used to do a face and neck lift procedure. The latest popular method is the ‘R’ lift and this differs from traditional methods by minimising the skin undermining and hence reducing risks and post-surgery swelling and bruising, while producing similar end results.
Individuals vary greatly in their physical reactions and healing abilities and so it is important to consider the potential risks of this surgery before making a decision.
Potential risks include haematoma, asymmetry, injury to the nerves that control facial muscles (usually temporary but can last), sensation loss around the ears, infection, adverse reactions to the anaesthesia and in rare cases DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and PE (Pulmonary Embolism). Potential risks for smokers include poor healing of the skin or unexpected scars.
As your wellbeing is our number one priority, we offer a comprehensive and personalised aftercare package all included in your treatment.
Following surgery it is advisable to keep your head elevated for at least a week (2 days for mini facelift). Scars can get wet within 48 hours but do not rub the wounds. Most bruising disappears in a couple of weeks but residual swelling may last for months. Your appearance is generally presentable in 2 to 4 weeks (a week for ‘R’ lift) but healing continues for up to a year.
Avoid excessive neck turning movements and movements that give a feeling of pulling or tightness along the suture line for the first month. Some sutures (if used) will be removed after 7 days and your wound checked. The remaining sutures will be removed 10 days to 2 weeks later. The surgeon who performed your surgery will see you after six weeks for a follow-up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered. It is vital that you attend all necessary post-operative appointments. You may need to take two to three weeks off work, 10 days for ‘R’ lift.
Disclaimer: This information sheet is designed to offer impartial advice and provide you with information to help you make an informed decision. It does not replace the need for a thorough consultation and all prospective patients should seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical practitioner.