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Surgical Facelift

A full face-lift operation involves an incision in front of the ear, back up behind the ear and transversely across the hairline. Redundant underlying connective tissue (the ‘SMAS’ layer) is tightened and redundant skin is excised. This is usually performed with a one to two night stay. Mr Banwell also performs the MACS lift (minimal access cranial suspension) which has the distinction of utilizing a shorter scar which may be useful for the younger patient.

Interestingly the demand for surgical face and necklifting surgery has decreased steadily over the last decade as non-surgical methods of facial rejuvenation with botox, fillers, High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU), radiofrequency (RF), Profhilo and threadlifts have meant surgery is becoming less of a priority.

However, there is only so much that these techniques can achieve and sometimes there is no substitute for surgical intervention. Mr Banwell can discuss your aims and objectives in detail at consultation. Please phone 01342 330302 to book an appointment at locations in Kent, Sussex and London.

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Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

3 - 4 Hours

SURGERY TIME

Surgical Facelift
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3 nights

HOSPITAL STAY

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

Yes

ANAESTHETIC ASSESSMENT

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

Yes

PRE ADMISSION TESTS

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

Sleeping on back recommended for 4 weeks.

SLEEPING POSITION

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

48 hours rest

REASONABLY MOBILE

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

Shower after 2 days.

WASHING

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

2 week

DRIVING

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

8 weeks

EXERCISE INCLUDING GYM

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

Restricted activity after 8 weeks

SEXUAL ACTIVITY

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

6 - 8 weeks

FULL RECOVERY

Surgical Facelift
At a Glance

2 weeks

TIME OFF WORK

Patients may wish to have a full facelift or, if suitable, a smaller S-lift (MACS) which involves a shorter length incision.

As well as eyelid surgery and forehead lifting (brow lift), botox can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the outside of the eyes and between the eyebrows. A neck lift involves an incision under the chin and recontouring of a sagging neck line. The neck muscles (platysma) may need to be tightened and fat removed by direct surgical excision although liposuction may also be needed for this purpose. In addition, 3-D fillers or fat injections can be used to enhance the contour of both lips and other under-filled areas of the face. These procedures all have their own indications and risk profiles that you should speak with Mr Banwell about.

There are both general and specific risks to the treatment and Mr Banwell will talk to you in detail regarding these. General risks include bruising and swelling, bleeding, wound infection, problems with general anaesthetics, abnormal scarring and keloid scarring. Specific risks include haematoma (collection of blood under the skin), excessive scar formation, poor healing, possibly associated with tissue necrosis (skin death), hair loss around the scars (alopecia), deformity of the ear lobe, asymmetry, numbness, loss of movement to the facial muscles of expression and disappointment with the extent of improvement in both the contour of the face and neck.

You will have bandages around your neck and forehead for one day. After you leave hospital and go home, the hospital nursing staff or our office will contact you after the operation to ensure that you have no problems during your convalescence. For a period of a few weeks there will be significant swelling and bruising of your face. There will be two drains to drain any extra fluid and these drains will generally be removed the day after surgery. Your sutures will be removed on day five. The clips in the hair will be removed after 10 days.

Whilst facelift surgery may make you look considerably younger, your face will continue to age at a rate that it otherwise would have, but you should always remain more youthful than you would have been without the surgery.

  • Surgical fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Specialist anaesthetist fee
  • Specialist surgical garments
  • Specialist post-operative massage and manual lymphatic drainage

Mr Banwell explained to me exactly what he was going to do and made me feel at ease. The team were all friendly and made me feel very comfortable in the hospital. The scar on my forehead healed very quickly and I have full movement and feeling of my eyebrow. I would recommend Mr Banwell and his team because of the high standard of professional and personal care given to me.


Diane P.

Mr Paul Banwell performed a wider excision for me in April 2008 following a diagnosis of melanoma. The care and support provided by him has been second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending him. Paul’s approach to surgery and post-surgery is one of honesty and excellence in his field of expertise. I feel safe in his care.


Sarah B.

I was very happy with the care during the surgery and the team were friendly and efficient.  I was very happy with the outcome of the surgery and I would recommend Mr Banwell to others.


Rita C.

The team at the McIndoe Surgical Centre who looked after me were very friendly and helpful. They calmed me down and put to rest any last minute concerns. I love the outcome of the surgery and would definitely recommend Mr Banwell to other people.


Francesca L.

The care was excellent both pre and post operatively. During my stay at the hospital I knew exactly what to expect and when, which was most reassuring. The outcome is exactly as I’d have hoped. My eyes look less heavy and it’s as if they have more space to open! I’d never heard of the procedure before seeing Mr Banwell but I knew that something needed doing, and I’m absolutely delighted with the results.


Janet T.

Thank you so much for doing an amazing job on my breast enlargement.


Louise P.

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