Facelift Surgery in Harley Street, London
A facelift is a surgical procedure performed to reduce signs of ageing and enhance natural facial contours. Dr Julian De Silva is a highly experienced facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon in London. His approach to surgery delivers a natural, artistic result by focusing on the individual characteristics of each patient.
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FACELIFT SURGERY IN HARLEY STREET
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that enhances the cosmetic appearance of the face. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, it can completely revitalise your appearance and provide results that last for years.
Specifically, a rhytidectomy can:
- Fresher appearance with a more youthful jawline and neck
- Lift sagging skin
- Tighten loose skin
- Decrease wrinkles and lines
- Restore youthful facial contours
- Improve neck definition
While facelifts were first performed over 100 years ago, the techniques, technology, safety and overall outcomes have improved exponentially – it’s no wonder this is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in London and the UK.
The Benefits of Having a Facelift
As you age into your 30s and 40s, the natural elasticity of our skin diminishes. This results in fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and a tired, aged appearance. A rhytidectomy offers many benefits, including:
- Boosting your confidence.
- Acts as a preventative measure, especially if our career is linked to your physical appearance. For example, acting.
- It offers a more permanent solution. Some patients may be frustrated with the temporary nature of fillers and non-surgical treatments.
Why Choose Dr De Silva in Harley Street, London ?
Dr De Silva is a widely credited and celebrated facial plastic surgeon who specialises in the eyes, nose, face and neck areas only, and is known for natural results.
“My focus has and always will be to be the very best at what I do, to continually innovate to provide World Class leadership to all my team, all my patients and all my associates. My mission is to help every patient be the very best version of themself with World-Class services, life-long follow up with complimentary facial aesthetic procedures.”
In a world of increasing complexity and misinformation, his passion has been focused on providing sincere advice, low risk and fast recovery procedures.
Facelift & Facial Only Treatments
By focusing entirely on only facial cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr De Silva is able to provide the expertise that can only come with specialisation: facelift and neck lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and chin implants.
Natural Looking Results
Dr De Silva is a believer in the importance of artistry behind cosmetic results and focuses his skills at delivering natural looking results.
Dr De Silva has pioneered the advances in technology to speed up recovery with a combination regenerative medicine techniques, Oxygen and LED Therapy.
World Class Expertise
Dr De Silva also teaches other surgeons internationally and has contributed to the development of advanced surgical techniques, laser technology and stitch-less tissue adhesives.
Facial Surgery Procedures
What to Expect
On the day of your surgery, you will be welcomed into The Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery’s state-of-the-art facility and prepared for your procedure. Dr De Silva will see you before surgery and put specific markings that are unique to you.
For the surgery itself, you will be asleep with gentle yet powerful sedation anaesthesia. Dr De Silva is meticulous and will ensure that he takes the time and care to complete your surgery to allow for invisible scars and minimal downtime.
Preparing for Facelift Surgery
Prior to your surgery, you may need to:
- Refrain from certain medications like blood thinners
- Stop smoking
- Stop eating for at least six hours before surgery
You will be advised on which exact actions you must take before your surgery to aid in both the surgery itself and your recovery afterwards.
Recovering After Surgery
The length of recovery will depend on which surgery or treatment has been completed. However, you can expect to have a period of rest and recovery of approximately one to two weeks, and return to social and professional activities after one to three weeks.
You may experience bruising, which resolves over one to two weeks, and swelling, of which 80% will diminish within two weeks and continue to disappear. While you will have very little pain, you may experience numbness around the ears and chin, which can take six to 12 months to disappear completely
Speeding Up Facelift Recovery
It is important to rest and allow your body the time it needs to recover without putting it under extra pressure. You may be provided with a wrap for your face and head that helps with swelling and gently icing the area for ten minutes at a time encourages swelling to dissipate.
Sleeping in a reclined or sitting up position is recommended for five to seven days after surgery. It is also recommended not to do any heavy lifting or strenuous activities for at least two to three weeks after surgery.
Patient experiences with Dr De Silva
World Class Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
Facelift Before & Afters
Dr De Silva has transformed thousands of faces through his unique surgical techniques. Below is a small sample of some of his transformations.
What our satisfied clients are saying
“I couldn’t recommend Dr Julian De Silva enough. He is simply the best , with great care and attention to every fine detail in his work. He is complete perfectionist which was a big deciding factor in my case. I always found him very easy to talk as he explained every step of the process & procedure.”
Facelift Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a facelift take?
Depending on the facelift type and if any other treatments are being undertaken, surgery can take anywhere from two to four hours or more.
What type of facelift is best for me?
Using his experience as a facial plastic surgeon, the current state of your face and skin, and information gained from discussion during your consultation, Dr De Silva will recommend the optimal surgery to undergo in order to achieve your desired outcome.
How do I choose a facelift surgeon in London?
One of the most important parts of surgery is choosing your surgeon, especially for surgery on the delicate and complex face. There are a few things to ensure when it comes to making your choice:
- That they are a specialist facial plastic surgeon
- That they are detail-oriented and meticulous
- That they understand facelifts require not just medical technique but an artists’ touch
- That you have a good rapport and feel comfortable with them
Patients come from all over London, the UK, and the world to be treated by Dr De Silva and his team, who treat each patient like family.
Can I combine a rhytidectomy with other procedures?
As part of your procedure, we may recommend other treatments, such as a neck lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or fat transfer to supplement and enhance the end result.
These will be conducted during your surgery to combine recovery time.
Will I have visible scars?
Is surgery painful?
Before surgery is commenced, you are put to sleep, before having a local anaesthetic applied.
Aside from mild discomfort, many patients report having very little pain after surgery, and often only require basic pain relief, if any.
Am I a good candidate?
A good candidate for a facelift has facial ageing with symptoms of sagging of the skin and soft tissues of the face, deepening of the nasolabial folds (a line between nose and mouth) and loose skin below the neck with loss of the angle between the chin and neck. The patient should be in good health, and a non-smoker with have realistic goals of rejuvenating their face.
What age is suitable for a facelift?
There is no fixed age limit to undergo cosmetic surgery; the person must have good health and be a non-smoker as safety always comes first
Dr Julian De Silva
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Renowned expert in Facelift/Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Signature techniques in Blepharoplasty, Rhinoplasty and Facelift surgery. Expert in revision surgery and in natural looking results