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Face and Neck Lift Surgery
Face Lift & Neck Lifts with Mr Hassan Shaaban
Mr. Shaaban worked in the NHS in the field of reconstruction following trauma and cancer surgery. His interest lies in the field of facial, breast and body contouring cosmetic surgery.
Mr Shaaban is a consultant plastic surgeon and is a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a common procedure that is designed to tighten and pull back excess, sagging skin on the face. It is often performed in conjunction with a neck lift, to improve the appearance of loose skin and rejuvenate facial features.
The process begins with a detailed consultation, which allows us to learn more about your motivation for surgery, and to provide all the information needed for you to make this big decision. If at any point you have concerns or questions, Mr Shaaban and his team of medical professionals are to hand to guide you.
What is a face and neck lift?
As we age, our skin starts to sag and lose its elasticity, often creating a haggard, drooping effect. While it is completely natural and part and parcel of the ageing process, it can be a bugbear for many.
A face/neck lift is an invasive surgical procedure, whereby a hairline incision is made to tighten, lift and get rid of excess, sagging skin. It also helps add structure and elasticity to the skin.
Over 2,000 face and neck lift procedures were carried out on women in the UK in 2019, with a further 121 operations carried out on men.
While face and neck lift surgery is not new, the procedure has advanced somewhat over the years, and the results, as well as the downtime, has improved vastly.
Who is suitable for face and neck lift surgery?
The ideal candidate for this procedure is someone looking to improve the physical appearance of their face. The operation is best-suited to those who have sagging, excess skin.
The majority of the patients we treat are usually in their forties to sixties, though we do occasionally treat older patients.
To be considered for face lift surgery with Mr Shaaban, you must be at least 18 years old.
Not everyone is right for surgery, and before we carry out treatment, we first need to conduct a face-to-face consultation and go through your physical and psychological health to determine which route is best for you.
For those not quite ready to go under the knife, there are a plethora of non-surgical options available. You can learn more about non-surgical face and neck rejuvenation.
What types of face and neck lifts are available?
Mr Shaaban adopts the MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) or R facelift method - both of which reduce the amount of bruising and swelling.
What this means in reality is that there is no skin undermining or deep dissection of tissue. This enables us to provide great results, with minimal downtime.
What types of incisions are there?
Generally speaking, incisions are made in the hairline, beginning at the temples, downwards in front of the earlobe, and behind the ear. In some cases, if you are looking to improve the appearance of the jawline, cuts may be made under the chin.
What happens during and after a face and neck lift procedure?
You will be placed under general anaesthetic, before your surgeon makes precise incisions in the hairline, starting from your temples, then down past the ear and behind the earlobe.
The skin is then hoisted up into the new position, with excess skin being trimmed by the surgeon. The skin is then stitched into the new position.
After the procedure, you will be required to stay overnight in hospital, so we can monitor you.
Downtime is usually around 2 weeks, with swelling and bruising to be expected. Patients should keep their head elevated for at least a week after the procedure to ease swelling. Bruising can subside in a couple of weeks, but sometimes swelling takes longer to go down. You may wash the area 48 hours after the procedure.
Mr Shaaban may remove some sutures two weeks after surgery, with the remaining sutures being removed after 10-14 days.
You will then have a follow-up appointment , to ensure the wound is healing correctly. If, in the rare instance your wound becomes infected or takes longer to heal, you will continue to have regular check-ups with our team until you have fully recovered. Most patients can drive again and return to work two weeks after their procedure, but results vary. You will receive full post-operative instructions from our team here at ASET, and will have 24-hour access, should you have any questions or concerns.
Common Q & A on face & neck lift surgery
It usually takes around 2 weeks to recover from face and neck lift surgery, however, it can take up to six weeks for the swelling and bruising to fully subside. Typically, most face and neck lift patients will return to work after 2-3 weeks, but it depends on the individual.
The incisions made are designed to reduce the visibility of scarring as much as possible. It is normal for scarring to be visibly red in colour until about 6-12 months after the procedure. Once the scars have matured, they should be barely noticeable, if at all. That said, every case is different and it depends on the individual
Physical reactions to surgery can drastically vary between patients.
Mr Hassan will go through all the risks associated with this type of surgery beforehand. Potential risks include hematoma, 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).
Smokers may also encounter risks such as poor healing of the skin or unexpected scars.
After the procedure, you will be required to stay in hospital overnight. Once discharged, you will be given a post-operative care package to follow, to ensure your body heals in a timely fashion and you avoid risk of infection
Your consultation with Mr Shaaban at ASET Hospital
While a face & neck lift is a common procedure, it is also major surgery, so the decision to undergo the transformation should not be rushed.
The consultation process is thorough, including a full risk assessment of every patient’s physical and mental health.
You will receive extensive information about the procedure itself and the possible outcomes from surgery, as well as the risks associated with face and neck procedures.
Book your consultation today to learn more about the procedure.