Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
MBChB [UCT] FC Plast Surg [SA] Fellow [Oxford-UK]
Facelift is a procedure designed to address multiple areas of concern to the patient-namely jowls [poor jawline definition], saggy neck skin and cheek rejuvenation
There is no prescribed age that is applicable to all individuals-however the benefit is seen from the age of 45
The scar in hidden in the hairline and then inconspicuously around the base of the ear.
The procedure is performed as a day case-most patients choose to stay in overnight
The procedure usually takes 3-3 ½ hours
The procedure can be performed awake but sedated, or completely asleep
Other procedures are added at the same time depending on the patients desires example neck lift, fillers, botox or fat injections.
The scars are hidden well and are barely noticeable after 3 months
Swelling and bruising settles within 10days and I recommend using icepacks for the first 3 days/
• Driving: 5-7 days
• Back to work: after 10 days-2 weeks
• Exercise: 4 weeks
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