Short Scar Facelift

We offer short scar facelift surgery from our clinic in Glasgow.

A short scar facelift is an operation designed to remove excess skin from the lower face and jawline. It is a less extensive variation of the traditional full face and neck lift procedure.

A procedure designed specifically for younger women typically between the ages of 40 and 60.

The procedure addresses excess or loose skin in the lower face and jawline and to a lesser extent the neck. Patients with significant loose skin in the neck normally require a full face and neck lift procedure.


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What Happens During The Short Scar Facelift Procedure?

Short scar facelift surgery can either be performed under local anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation.

At the start of the procedure some fluid is injected into the face which makes the area go numb and reduces the amount of bleeding and bruising afterwards. The surgeon then makes an incision just in front of the ear and begins separating the skin from the underlying structures. 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. Over time the scars should be virtual undetectable. With the short scar facelift there is an incision in the crease behind the ear also. If there is a lot of loose skin on the neck that needs to be removed, then the incision may be extended into the hair behind the ears. The exact location of the scar in your individual case will always be discussed with your surgeon before you have your procedure.

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Facelift FAQs

What is the recovery like after the procedure?

There will be some bruising and swelling that are part of the normal healing process.

Depending on the extent of the work carried out, most people will be able to go back to normal activities and cover any remaining bruising within 7 – 10 days.



How long do the results last?

There are many claims around the internet about how long a facelift result should last.

The most recent research however has shown that a good facelift should last, on average, around 5 years.

What other procedures can this procedure be combined with?

If you have some excess fatty tissue under the chin then a small amount of liposuction can be performed to improve the appearance of the neck too.

It is also quite common to combine the procedure with upper eyelid surgery, to lift and open the eyes.



What are the potential risks and complications?

Like any operation, there is a risk of side effects and complications.

There is a possibility of a collection of blood forming under the surface of the skin, which could necessitate further treatment to remove it. There is also a small risk of wounds becoming infected, especially in patients who smoke. Occasionally there can be wound healing problems that mean the scars don’t heal as neatly as you would expect: again, this is much more common in patients who smoke. In rare situations there can be damage to the facial nerve, which controls movement of the face.

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Our Prices

Our Procedures
Short scar facelift
Short scar facelift with neck tightening
Face and neck lift with chin liposuction
What Does It Cost
From £5,500
From £7,500
From £8,500

Please note that the prices are provided here for rough guidance only. The exact price will depend on the extent and complexity of the surgery required and the time required to perform the surgery. An accurate price quote will be provided after your initial consultation.

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