Face and neck lift surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic depending on the patient and their requirements.
At the start of the procedure some fluid is injected into the face which reduces the amount of bleeding and bruising afterwards. The surgeon then makes an incision just in front of the ear, curving round the back of the ear and sometimes into the hair bearing scalp behind the ear too depending on how much skin needs to be removed. When the skin has been separated the surgeon then works on the muscle layer under the skin: this is where the real lifting effect is achieved. The muscle layer is lifted, trimmed, and then sewn back in a more youthful position. When this has been done, any excess skin is removed and the skin is gently stitched back together.
Where Are The Scars?
The scars are hidden in the natural crease in front of the ear and within the ear itself, as well as behind the ear and into the hairline. Over time the scars should be virtually undetectable.