10 Things To Know About Rhytidectomy

Rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a facelift, is the removal of wrinkles using cosmetic surgery.
The procedure is known for giving a more youthful appearance and restoring the look you had when you were younger.

Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about facelifts:

1. Facelifts are carried out using a number of different techniques and routines, which involves the removal of excess skin on the face.

2. The procedure can also tighten tissue located beneath the skin, as well as the redraping of skin on the neck or face.

3. Patients can also perform exercise routines on a regular basis that help tone the muscles in the face. This in combination with rhytidectomy can help restore youth, which helps build self confidence and a happier lifestyle.

4. Facelifts are commonly combined with blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. This is because having a facelift will smooth and tighten the skin on the face, therefore if a patient suffers from eyebags these will be noticeable without correction.

5. Facelifts are a common cosmetic procedure in the UK. The 6th most popular type of surgery performed, behind breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, eyelid surgery and breast lifts.

6. The surgery is performed using different types of incision. Cosmetic surgeons practice different types of incision so that the best informed choice can be made for each patient.

7. There are 4 main factors that are taken into consideration in rhytidectomy and that can affect how successful a facelift can be. These are; patient age, recovery time, patient expectations and the areas to be corrected / improved.

8. Facelifts cost on average between £4000-£9000 in the UK, depending on the area, the clinic and the extent of the surgery. More extensive facelifts whereby more work is required to achieve the desired results are at the top end of the scale.

9. There are different types of facelift available to patients depending on what their issues are and problem areas. These include; full facelift, mid facelift, mini facelift, SMAS lift and deep plane facelift.

10. Recovery from rhytidectomy takes around 2 weeks to one month on average. Bandages are often applied to aid recovery and time off work is needed to ensure patients get the most out of their cosmetic procedure.

If you want to talk about the possibilities of a facelift, contact us today for a no obligation consultation. We are located in Manchester and cover all regions of the North of England including Salford, Birkenhead, Stockport, Oldham, Wigan and Bury.

To know more about facelift surgery, please visit: https://www.manchesterprivatehospital.co.uk/cosmetic-surgery/facelift/

Reshape Your Eyelids With Blepharoplasty Surgery

People all across the UK, including Manchester, Bolton, Liverpool and beyond are choosing to reshape their eyelids with blepharoplasty surgery.
This is carried out by tightening the soft tissue and skin of the eyelids.
As people age, their skin becomes less elastic. This is more noticeable in smaller regions of the body, especially the eyes and face.
Gravity also pulls down on the soft tissue and skin of the eyes.
Reshaping and repositioning the tissue around the eyes is a common surgical procedure carried out to restore youth and build self confidence.

So what happens during eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery can be done using local anaesthetic, which is injected in to the eyelids and sometimes surrounding areas. However, it can also be carried out under general anaesthetic depending on the procedure being performed and the extent of the surgery.

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On average it takes around one and a half hours to complete.
Incisions are made by your surgeon in the skin creases and lines that are natural to your face.
Excess skin and fat tissue is then removed and the cut is closed using fine stitches.

What to expect after eyelid surgery

If the cosmetic surgery on your eyes only requires you to have local anaesthetic, you will be able to return home after a few hours post-surgery.
However, if you have general anaesthetic, you will need to wait until the effects have worn off before you will be allowed home.
In some cases, an overnight stay may be required for immediate aftercare and observation.
Pain relief will also be provided to coincide with the anaesthetic wearing off.
Patients should expect to experience some bruising and swelling following blepharoplasty surgery whereby cold compresses can be used to combat symptoms.
Each operation is different and aftercare will be tailored to suit your individual needs.
In addition, some patients report itchy or dry eyes following surgery along with light sensitivity, watering eyes and blurred vision.
After around 5 days, you will need to return to your clinic to have any stitches removed, unless dissolvable stitches are used.
In the days that follow your operation, you will be given a recommended aftercare plan to aid recovery and ensure you get the most out of your procedure.
This can include;
- Avoiding bending forward or down
- Avoiding the use of make-up until advised
- Ensuring your head is kept upright for 3-4 days
- Sleeping in an upright position
- Avoiding anything other than water to clean the eyes
In the event of experiencing blurred vision as a side effect, patients are not to drive until vision is clear.
If you experience bruising or swelling that looks severe, do not be alarmed.
Both swelling and bruising can get worse for up to 2 days after your operation. Whilst black-eyes may be worrying at first, this is common and can disappear quickly after the third day post surgery.
However, if you have any concerns at all, speak to us for guidance and peace of mind at any point during your aftercare plan.

Make-up and Contact Lenses

If you like to wear make-up or require the use of contact lenses, you should avoid doing so for around 5 days for make-up and 10 days for contacts.

To know more about Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, please visit: https://www.manchesterprivatehospital.co.uk/cosmetic-surgery/eye-bag-removal/

Facelift surgery in Manchester

Wrinkles, age spots (brown) and loose skin are all inevitable symptoms of ageing. However, they no longer have to be.
Many people in Manchester and beyond are choosing to reverse the signs of getting old with facelift cosmetic surgery.

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Rhytidectomy is a common procedure in the UK for both men and women. And the extent of the surgery can be anything from minimal to a full facelift.
People often say they still feel young, but their body lets them down.
Those who want to look as young as they feel can now do so with a facelift.
Skin that has lost its elasticity can make people have a tired and droopy look to them. A facelift removes sagging excess skin so that the amount of skin on the face is reduced.


There are many other benefits to a rhytidectomy procedure, these include;
- Feeling fresh and rejuvenated
- A more youthful look
- Boost to self esteem and self confidence
- More clothing options with lower necklines
- Easier make up application due to a smoother and more contoured face
During the decision making process of deciding whether or not you want a facelift, you can speak directly with a consultant to discuss your options. A consultation is great for not only finding out what is right for you, but also asking questions to your surgeon for peace of mind.

Common questions to ask your consultant include:

- What cannot be achieved by rhytidectomy?
- What will my facelift achieve?
- Is the operation and recovery painful?
- Am I a suitable patient for a facelift?
- How long do the results of rhytidectomy last?
- Will additional surgery be required further down the line?
- Should I consider other cosmetic procedures alongside rhytidectomy?

At the Manchester Private Hospital, our cosmetic surgeons are competent and experienced in carrying out facelifts.

We aim to build up a rapport with patients and provide peace of mind at every step along the way.

It is important to us that patients feel comfortable in putting their trust in our experts to carry out their surgery.

What you will not find at our clinic is staff being impatient, pushy or pressurising you in to surgery.

Our levels of professionalism and patient care are top priority, providing you with all the tools you need to make an informed decision about procedures.

If you want to know more about how your surgery will be performed and the professional carrying out the procedure, you can ask direct questions to your consultant during the consultation.

It's common for patients to what to ask:

- How many facelifts have you performed?
- How long have you been carrying out facelifts?
- Do you perform other cosmetic procedures?

Do not feel 'cheeky' or embarrassed to ask direct questions during your consultation. Opting for cosmetic surgery is potentially one of the biggest decisions you will make in your personal life.

We understand this, that is why we operate a no pressure policy to all patients so that they can receive advice and guidance to make an informed decision.

To know more about facelift, please visit: https://www.manchesterprivatehospital.co.uk/cosmetic-surgery/facelift/