Our face changes as we age. Smile lines get deeper, jowls become more prominent and wrinkles appear as skin loses its elasticity. Facelift surgery aims to address these physical changes. Also called “rhytidectomy” a facelift smoothes loose skin and wrinkles on the face and neck, tightens underlying tissues which have become lax and sagging with age, and gets rid of excess fatty tissue. It may also be combined with other procedures such as a brow lift to correct a deeply furrowed brow or eyelid surgery to remove the loose skin that can be prominent with ageing eyes.

A rhytidectomy (or face lift) is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of ageing in the face and neck such as:

  • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
  • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Fat that is displaced
  • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face creating jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw

Who is suitable for a face lift?

Women and men who have loose skin in the neck and along the jawline and deep smile lines in the mid face are suitable candidates for face lift surgery.

Whilst the average age of patients seeking this surgery at Brighton Plastic Surgery is 50s to 60s the surgery can be performed on both older and younger patients. Techniques are modified according to age, condition of skin and individual needs and expectations of each patient.

It is essential that candidates for a face lift are in good physical and emotional health and that you start your experience with realistic expectations and the desire for improvement, not perfection.

Contact us if you would like to find out more about face lift plastic surgery or visit our website and view face lift procedure in 3D.