A face lift, also called a rhytidectomy can help restore a more youthful appearance by tightening the muscles of the face and neck, and removing excess skin and fat.
The ideal candidate for a face lift is someone who has loose facial skin but which still has some elasticity in it, and a relatively well defined bone structure. Patients are usually in their 40s, 50s, or 60s, but face lifts can be successfully performed on patients in their 70s and 80s.
Facelifts are usually performed under a general anaesthetic, although a local anaesthetic along with a sedative to make you drowsy can also be used, so that you remain awake but feel very little discomfort during the surgery.
Private costs for a facelift can range from approximately £4,000 - £8,000.
This video describes what is involved with a MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) facelift operation using animation to illustrate the details of the procedure.
This video describes what is involved with a mid facelift operation using animation to illustrate the details of the procedure.
Dr. Patrick Sullivan of The Plastic Surgery describes various surgical options to correct a drooping jawline and jowls
Dr. Brett Snyder of The Plastic Surgery Channel describes what a facelift is and what it involves.
This video shows a face and neck lift procedure, displaying each step of the operation
Video discussing Neck Lift surgery
Video explaining why SMAS is important to surgeons performing facelift procedures.
This video helps to simplify the often complicated area of different face lift procedures with different names that are marketed by cosmetic clinics and practitioners.
Mr Richards explains the advantages and disadvantages of the three general different types of SMAS facelift procedures
Mr. Adrian Richards, explains what a Hollywood facelift procedure involves, pros and cons, and who might be suitable.
This video explains Hollywood mini facelifts, thread lifts, the S-Lift and MACS Face lift are