Tak­ing the facelift route

This month, Dr Bi­jan Beigi talks about how to achieve a new look for a new year

EDP Norfolk - - BEAUTY - Bi­jan Beigi Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic

With the start of a new year, many peo­ple think about how they can im­prove their phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance. Tra­di­tion­ally, there is an in­flux of new mem­bers at gyms and health clubs, and we cer­tainly see an in­crease in clients vis­it­ing Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic for the wide range of re­ju­ve­na­tion treat­ments we of­fer.

How­ever, for some peo­ple look­ing for a more youth­ful ap­pear­ance, a more dras­tic ap­proach is an op­tion and for these in­di­vid­u­als a tra­di­tional sur­gi­cal facelift or eye­lid surgery can have out­stand­ing re­sults.

The facelift is suit­able for pa­tients who have loose skin and wrin­kles around the eye­lids, face and jowl, which can be caused by age, sun­light and smok­ing or a com­bi­na­tion of all three. The pro­ce­dure achieves an over­all tight­en­ing of the fa­cial area, as the re­moval of ex­cess skin from the face to­gether with the stitch­ing of the SMAS (sub­mus­cu­lar aponeu­rotic sys­tem) tight­ens the deep tis­sues of the face, re­sult­ing in a more youth­ful ap­pear­ance.

The facelift is car­ried out us­ing a long-act­ing lo­cal anaes­thetic, although gen­eral anaes­thetic may be pos­si­ble by re­quest, and the ex­pected surgery time is just two and half hours. The pro­ce­dure in­volves an in­ci­sion which is made in front of and be­hind the ear ex­tend­ing into the hair.

This skin is then re-draped and the ex­cess re­moved. Plas­tic stitches are used for clo­sure and a head ban­dage is ap­plied, which is re­moved the next morn­ing.

The re­cov­ery time is also rel­a­tively short, with the stitches re­moved ap­prox­i­mately one to two weeks af­ter the pro­ce­dure at which point the pa­tient is typ­i­cally able to re­turn to nor­mal ac­tiv­i­ties. Eye­lid surgery of­fers equally im­pres­sive re­sults for the eye area and has a sim­i­lar pro­ce­dure and re­cov­ery time.

So if you are con­sid­er­ing a new look for 2019, please con­tact Dr Beigi’s prac­tice man­ager, Val Sea­man on 0870850109­3 or e-mail [email protected]­beigi.com, who will be happy to dis­cuss costs and run through any con­cerns you might have, as well as the risks of this surgery.

Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic Ex­change Street, Nor­wich, NR2 1AT 01603 877470 nor­wich­cos­met­ic­clinic.com

ABOVE:Be­fore (left) and af­ter the facelift treat­ment

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