Face & Neck Lift
Between the ages of 40 and 60, the skin starts to lose its elasticity causing the contours of your face and neck to soften and sag.Book a Consultation Today
Your facial contours will become less defined, and your cheeks will lose volume. The face shape could become squarer. Wrinkles around the mouth and nose will appear, the brows will lower, and the eyelids may begin to droop.
A face and neck lift at this time of life can firm up the contours of your facial and neck areas, giving you a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
On this page, we look at:
- What is a face and neck lift?
- What is a brow lift?
- Why choose North Bristol Private Hospital for your surgery?
What is a face and neck lift?
Over time the skin and muscles become lax and give the face a tired appearance. A face and neck lift is designed to improve the appearance of the sagging skin caused by ageing.
Surgical intervention won’t stop you ageing, but our skilled surgeons will be able to improve the contours of the underlying structures, trim overstretched skin and add youthful volume to your face.
Patients with good skin which is beginning to age have the best results from this surgery.
What is a brow lift?
A brow lift is a surgery that lifts the brow area when it has drooped with age.
Your surgeon will release the muscles that create the lines between your brows and lift your eyebrows through small incisions.
A brow lift requires a general anaesthetic. There will be swelling and bruising on your face after this procedure.
Why choose North Bristol Private Hospital for your surgery?
Our state-of-the-art hospital brings world-class surgery and aftercare to Bristol and the surrounding area.
At North Bristol Private Hospital, you can expect outstanding surgical results combined with unrivalled levels of care and comfort. Face and neck lift patients spend at least one night in our luxurious in-patient facility being attended to by their own dedicated nurse.
We develop a caring relationship with our patients that begins at the first consultation and continues for as long as you need our support.
Frequently asked questions
The skin is detached from the facial structures and moved up and backwards to correct the downward trajectory caused by the slackening skin and muscles. Once the skin is in the optimum position, excess skin and muscle are removed.
During the procedure, your surgeon will be able to remodel the underlying structures to subtly recontour your face. You may benefit from fat transfer to restore the plumper facial appearance of your youth.
Liposuction can be used to remove the pad of fat that often develops beneath the chin.
Your surgeon will tighten the neck muscles through a small incision under the chin, restoring your neck’s smooth and contoured appearance.
A face and neck lift will cause tenderness and swelling, and there may be some numbness for a time as the healing process continues. You may find bruising persists for up to two weeks, but some areas of your face may take longer to recover.
A mini lift is a less invasive procedure that tightens sagging skin and muscle around the lower cheeks, jaw and neck. The results are not as long-lasting as those for the face and neck lift described on this page.
The results last longer for patients who have a healthy lifestyle. You can preserve your good looks for as long as possible by protecting your skin from the sun, maintaining a steady weight and healthy diet and avoiding smoking.
If your skin is showing the only first signs of ageing, you may like to consider non-surgical treatments like Botox, Profhilo and dermal fillers before surgery.
Our skilled surgeons can revitalise your appearance by removing stretched excess skin and remodelling the underlying structures of your skin. The surgical scars will be small and discreetly placed, so once they have faded, they will be difficult to find.
After a facelift, your features will be lifted and the skin on your face will be smoother with reduced lines and wrinkles. You will look different, but our surgeon’s skill will ensure that the changes are subtle and not ‘overdone’. Your natural beauty will be enhanced, and your confidence will soar.
The neck lift element of the surgery will dramatically improve the appearance of your neck, removing loose skin and reducing the unsightly neck bands that can develop with age.
The brow lift will give the eyes a refreshed and more youthful appearance. It is often performed with a face and neck lift.