Dr Zacharia is a specialist in head and neck surgery, which means that you are in safe hands. He has over 30 years of medical experience and offers many cosmetic and rejuvenation procedures to make patients look and feel their best. This includes procedures that can combat the signs of aging, such as facelift surgery.
Facelift surgery is a popular procedure to restore a more youthful appearance. Through surgery and facial incisions, wrinkles and deep lines can be diminished, as well as sagging skin removed, such as jowls and around the jawline. This surgery does require patients to go under a general anaesthetic, with an overnight hospital stay for recover. There is also some downtime required.
Patients who would like to have facelift surgery should be in good overall health. This is a procedure that is suitable for men and women who would like to enjoy a youthful complexion and regain some of the confident in the way that they look. This can include the desire to diminish any wrinkles or sagging skin from around the face.
Before the facelift surgery, patients will attend a consultation with Dr Zacharia. This is the opportunity to find out more about the procedure and have all of the risks and after care explained to you.
Facelift surgery will involve the patient going under a general anaesthetic. This enables the surgery to be comfortable and for Dr Zacharia to deliver the best results. Marking will be made on the patient’s face to indicate where the incisions will be. This is normally behind the hairline or near a fold of skin. The patient’s skin will be lifted and any excess tissue will be removed. The incisions will be closed and usually an overnight stay will be necessary for patients.
It is important for patients to remember that there is some downtime associated with having a facelift. After all, it is a surgical procedure. It is normal for patients to experience some swelling and bruising after the surgery. The area may also feel tender. Usually, these symptoms will subside within two to three weeks of having surgery. It is possible to take pain relief if patients are feeling uncomfortable and Dr Zacharia will discuss the best after care in more detail.
Most patients choose to take around two weeks off work after facelift surgery. This allows swelling to become less noticeable and allow for some recovery before returning to the daily routine. In addition, it allows patients to feel more comfortable with the way they look after surgery. Any exercise or strenuous activities should be avoided for around four weeks and re-introduced slowly. It is also recommended to avoid direct sun exposure in the first couple of weeks after facelift surgery. This will make sure that the skin is protected and healthy during recovery.
Patients love to see what Dr Zacharia has achieved with facelift surgery. But, it is essential to be patient and release that the final results will take a few months to be appreciated. The changes will be subtle but gradual and most patients can enjoy the final results of a facelift after around three months.
Dr Michael Zacharia will take great care to ensure there is minimal scarring from facelift surgery. This includes making incisions that are going to be hidden by the natural hairline or by folds in the skin. The scars that are there will fade with time.
Dr Zacharia will take great care to ensure there is minimal scarring from facelift surgery. This includes making incisions that are going to be hidden by the natural hairline or by folds in the skin. The scars that are there will fade with time.