A facelift is a cosmetic surgery that tightens loose or sagging skin on the lower part of the face and neck. This lifts the skin, making it smoother and giving a more youthful appearance as a result. For those looking for a facelift in Manchester, here is what you’ll need to know.

Why have a facelift?

There’s rarely a medical reason for a facelift. However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t benefits. Many people have facelifts because they’re self-conscious about their appearance. This can make them feel bad about themselves or worry about how people see them. As a result, they can withdraw from friends and family or become depressed. Having a facelift can remove these fears, increasing self-confidence and self-esteem.

Facelift Surgery

Facelifts are generally done under general anaesthetic. Some surgeons will perform the procedure using a local anaesthetic, though this is rare. Under general anaesthetic, a patient is asleep. Whilst they are under, their surgeon will make cuts in the skin. They will then pull the skin back, tightening it. If needed, they will reduce excess fat and skin. There are lots of options for a facelift, depending on the severity and how dramatically you’d like to lift the face. For some, a mini facelift may be all that is required which usually requires just a few small incisions near the ears.

The operation usually takes two to three hours. Patients will need to stay in hospital overnight and may need to take time off work.  The recovery time is two to four weeks. Bruising normally disappears after two weeks. However, it can take up to nine months for a facelift to ‘settle’.

Arranging a facelift in Manchester

Having a facelift is a major procedure. Which is why it’s important to choose a reputable plastic surgeon, such as Mr Irfan Khan. Mr Khan has over twenty years’ experience. He is registered with the General Medical Council, British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and has a Specialist FRCS in Plastic Surgery.  To find out more, contact him today on 01204 404 404.