Face-lift & Neck-lift
This is performed both for cosmetic improvement and to help with medical problems such as facial paralysis. Many techniques can be employed and are individually tailored to the patient's goals and requirements. The focus is on shaping and rejuvenating the appearance, avoiding any hint that an operation has been performed. Surgery usually involves repositioning the deeper layers of the face, including muscle (particularly the platysma muscle in the neck), by adding volume with fat injections where required or trimming excess fat and excess skin. The face-lifting incorporates a wide variety of techniques ranging from fairly short procedures taking an hour or two, through to much more comprehensive operations that can take many hours to complete. The choice of technique requires careful planning and discussion pre-operatively. Essentially, the more extensive the surgery, the longer the recovery will be.