Facelift and Necklift Surgery
Commonly performed to help reverse the signs of aging, facelifts and necklifts help to create a more youthful facial appearance with sharper features. Depending on your goals, the treatment can be personalized to remove excess fat, wrinkles and jowls during the process for truly satisfying results.
Lax midfacial and neck skin can be improved with a midface and lower facelift, a surgical procedure where the skin and fat pads of the face and neck are repositioned and redraped.
A midface lift takes 3-4 hours under intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia and an overnight stay is recommended. Due to facial swelling, the recovery period is estimated to be around 14-21 days.
Suture Lifts or Threadlifts for Midface and Brow
A less complex option is a Silhouette Suture Lift. This involves the insertion of special ratcheted threads into the skin of the cheek and forehead under intravenous sedation which helps to reposition the skin. It has a moderate effect that is less dramatic than the facelift and more noticeable than tissue fillers.
This takes 1.5 to 2 hours and can be done under intravenous sedation. The recovery period is around 7-10 days due to facial swelling.
These are relatively recent, smaller scale forms of browlifts and include infrabrow, suprabrow and lateral browlifts. They are used to adjust the shape of the eyebrow and, indirectly, improve the opening and droopiness of the upper eyelids.
Minor browlifts can usually be performed under local anaesthesia or, if the patient prefers more comfort, intravenous sedation. They take 45 minutes to 2 hours and can be done in the clinic procedure room or day surgery centre. The recovery time is projected to be around 7-10 days due to swelling.
The endocopic browlift is recognized to be the most effective method of repositioning the droopy brow. In this surgery, five incisions are made in the hairline of the patient. An endoscope is inserted to lift up the skin of the brow and the lateral brow under direct vision. After the brow is mobilized it is lifted to a new position and anchored.
This takes 1.5 to 2 hours and is done under intravenous sedation in the day surgery centre. Downtime is 10-14 days due to swelling.
Dr Andrew Khoo is a consultant plastic surgeon practicing at the Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre in Singapore. He is dedicated to providing professional aesthetic care in a relaxed and private setting.
Aesthetic Surgeon Dr Khoo was awarded the Master of Medicine in Surgery in Singapore and obtained fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He received further training in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery during his time at the Institute of Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery in Southfield.