Please read below some of the most common questions;
At 6 weeks post facelift what should I use on my scars to help them heal?
Use of silicone gel may help to smoothen and flatten your healing scar. A sunblock would also be highly recommended for your skin to avoid the damaging effects of UV rays. It is always best to consult with your surgeon directly for any post op concerns.
Is a repeat facelift better before jowling becomes really bad or better to wait until more severe?
The decision to undergo surgery is a difficult one. Surgery too early means that you experience less of a visible change but experience the same chance of the downsides of surgery as well as the recovery period. Waiting for things to become more loose means that the result will be more noticeable, but this may be undesirable in some circumstances (such as not wanting people to notice a difference). Surgery is to improve your quality of life, so if you are finding that the issue is causing you to think about your appearance daily and affect your mood, you should consider a consultation to find out if you are a suitable candidate.
How long before I can expect relief from a tight feeling in the neck after face and necklift?
Usually the tension in your skin after surgery would resolve on its own over 2-4 weeks. Your skin will adapt during the recovery period, and this means you will feel better over time. The numbness is also normally experienced but sensation will improve as you heal. The last area to improve in terms of sensation is the skin in front of the ears.
Are the scars from a facelift permanent?
All scars are permanent but can be so small as to be barely visible. The main problem with facelifts, particularly those performed by less experienced surgeons is that there is too much tension on the scar which causes it to stretch or distort the ears. It is important to ask to see the scars following facelift surgery in past patients. Wide scars are usually easily managed by a scar revision which is done with local anesthesia. Usually, it takes around 6 months for the scar to mature. The duration of the scar;s maturity depends on various factors especially your healing rate and skin type. People prone to poor scars are at risk and should see their surgeon more regularly for check ups after surgery. See Mr Nduka’s gallery of before and after pictures to get an idea of the results achievable.