What to look for in a surgeon
Dr Alexandrides MD FACS is a facial specialist and expert in craniofacial surgery. He is able to perform multiple procedures during the same operation, such as a dual face and brow lift. By combining procedures Dr Alexandrides is able to deliver the maximum transformation with the minimum possible recovery time.
It’s important that you thoroughly research the procedure and choose the right surgeon for your operation. This is not a procedure you should rush into, therefore we recommend you take the time to meet many surgeons and formulate a careful decision after fully understanding the risks and benefits associated with a facelift. You should only consider surgeons who have the highest levels of surgical training and expertise, make you feel comfortable and fully understand your needs and wishes.
During the procedure
In general, the surgeon separates the skin from the fat and muscle below. We can remove fat from around the neck and chin to improve the contour of the jawline. The underlying muscle and membrane will be tightened, the skin will be pulled back and any excess will be removed. Stitches secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions, metal clips on the scalp.
Following surgery, a small thin tube will be temporarily placed under the skin behind your ear to drain any blood that may collect there. Your head will be wrapped straight after surgery to minimise bruising and swelling.
Guide post surgery
You should try to keep your head elevated and as still as possible for a couple days after surgery. We remove your bandages after two to five days. The stitches and clips then follow within the first week to fourteen days after surgery depending on how you are healing. Bear in mind it may take you weeks, or months to recover fully.
While a facelift cannot delay the the signs of ageing, it can give you a more youthful, well-rested appearance. If you don’t feel ready for surgery yet, you can learn more about our non-surgical face tightening treatments here.
Browse our ‘Before & After’ pictures below