What is Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
In most cases, patients who wish to get rid of sagging or excess skin in the neck and face will opt for a facelift surgery.
What Does a Facelift Surgery Work?
Nowadays there are many different facelift techniques used. A traditional facelift procedure is performed through an incision in the hairline above the ear. By pulling on the skin around the incision, the skin and fatty tissue are lifted off the underlying muscle and connective tissue. The skin is then pulled backwards and upwards and the excess skin is cut away.
The Ideal Candidate
During your initial consultation, the surgeon will decide whether or not you are a good candidate. The qualities for the ideal candidate include:
- General good health
- Skin that still maintains elasticity
- Realistic expectations
- Age-appropriate – between the age of 40 – 70
How Much Does Face Lift Surgery Cost?
Before any surgery can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the surgeon will assess the patients’ needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
Consultation Fee: R1000
(Estimated Price: R75,000)
This price includes anesthesia and operating room fees. However, the total cost of your treatment will depend on your individual needs and goals. A number of factors will influence the final total of your procedure.
Face Lift Surgery Before & After
Face Lift Recovery
The recovery time after a face lift is generally very quick depending on the procedure chosen and the size of the incision made.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
If carried out by a medical professional, the side effects from a face lift should be minimal and patients are likely to see results immediately.
Temporary Side Effects
It is common to experience side effects after a face lift, these include:
Other Possible Side Effects
In some cases, the side effects are more severe. These include:
- Nerve damage
- Tissue death
- Skin discolouration
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.