We all want to look our best. Having a youthful face is often the key to an attractive appearance -but time, gravity, stress, and the elements are constantly working against us. The results can be seen on your face in the form of wrinkles, sagging skin, jowls, marionette lines, poorly defined jawlines or a “turkey neck”.
Face and neck lift surgery is the most reliable and guaranteed way to rejuvenate all areas of the face and neck by tightening sagging skin of the jowls and neck and restoring youthful volume to the cheeks and mid face.
A good facelift should give someone the appearance of being refreshed, alert and confident, returning the look of freshness and vitality that person had when they were younger.
Nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation are often quite temporary with some results lasting only a few months. There is no nonsurgical procedure that can accomplish the same dramatic and long-lasting result of a surgical face or neck lift.
Therefore, surgical facelift remains the gold standard for men and women who want real, long lasting results.
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YOU MAY CHOOSE A FACELIFT IF YOU HAVE:
Sagging and deep skin folds in the face and the neck
Prominent jowls along the jawline and marionette lines (the fold of skin that runs from the nose to the corner of the mouth)
Poor distinction between the chin and the neck or dropping skin (Turkey Neck)
Poorly defined jawline
loose skin, muscles and vertical bands in the neck and excess fat under the chin
Feeling you look older than your real age
Loss of self-confidence and concern about looking less dynamic
THE FACELIFT CONSULTATION
Mr Mattine will evaluate your face type and discuss the best options to achieve your facial rejuvenation goals. He will complete an evaluation of your needs and make recommendations accordingly.
You will learn about the causes of facial aging and the ways in which a facelift procedure can reverse the signs of ageing. He will discuss with you the various rhytidectomy techniques that will best meet your needs. You will also learn about the surgical technique, associated risks and recovery process.
THE FACELIFT SURGERY
The facelift procedure may be performed under sedation or general anaesthesia, depending on your preference and the type of the lift planned. The incisions are made in front of the ear, concealed in the natural creases. This incision extends a variable amount into the hairline and behind the ear depending on the type of the facelift and the amount of excess skin.
Next, the skin, fat, and muscle are separated, lifted, re-draped and sutured to a more youthful-appearing position. Excess skin of the face and neck is removed. Extra care is taken in suturing the incision to minimize the scar, rendering it virtually invisible after the initial healing period.
TYPES OF FACELIFT:
There are different types of facelift that can be offered specific to your individual needs. These include
DEEP PLANE FACELIFT
This is by far the most reliable form of facial rejuvenation addressing all areas of the face (Excluding forehead) and neck by tightening sagging skin of the jowls, marionette lines and the neck, and restoring the youthful volume.
This remains the gold standard for men and women who want real results that last. A good facelift should give someone the appearance of being refreshed, alert and confident, returning the look of freshness and vitality that person had when younger.
This can accomplish the most dramatic and long-lasting results.
This will primarily address the ageing effect involving the cheeks the area extending from the lower eyelids to the nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and the corner of the mouth).
With the effect of aging, the cheeks sag, the lower eyelids become baggy and the nasolabial fold becomes prominent. A midface lift tries to address this problem by lifting this mid portion of the face and restoring the youthful continuity between the lower eyelid and cheek.
This is ideal for patients who do not have excess sagging in the neck and jowls.
Mini facelift surgery is typically characterised by the short-scar facelift technique. This is where the scarring in the crease behind the ear and in the hairline behind the ear is significantly (sometimes even completely) reduced.
This targets the aging effects in the lower portion of the face and is best indicated in younger clients with some signs of facial ageing a such as loss of definition in your jaw due to sagging skin or excess fat tissue without the need for enhanced lifting who do not need improvement in the cheek areas.
PLATYSMAPLASTY and NECK LIFT
The effect of aging on the neck can lead to excessive laxity and increased fat deposition, resulting to an unsightly vertical folds or lines in the neck and loss of cervico-facial angle (double chin).
This can be typically addressed with anterior platysmaplasty, where the involved muscles are lifted and tightened, and direct excision and/or liposuction of excess fat.
MATTINE’S COMPREHENSIVE DESIGNER FACELIFT
With Mr. Mattine operating exclusively on the face, he has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the facial anatomy and is recognised as an expert in this area.
Traditional facelifts typically achieve the most dramatic results in the lower face and neck area, however they often fail to completely address tissue ptosis, volume loss and aging effect in the midface that results in sunken appearance of the cheeks and unsightly prominence of nasolabial folds (deep creases from the outer nostrils to the corners of the mouth).
Mr. Mattine has evolved his technique and pioneered a DESIGNER FACELIFT that can additionally restore the youthful volume to the cheeks and mid-face by repositioning the malar fat pads and addressing the prominent nasolabial folds.
His techniques provide most flawless comprehensive, yet natural-looking results with longevity in mind.