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The R Facelift

A face-lift is a rejuvenation procedure that is performed to restore a more youthful look

The R Facelift

 Voted best surgeon for Facelifts by Tatler magazine.

Voted best surgeon for Facelifts by Tatler magazine.

THIS IS A MODIFIED AND LESS INVASIVE FACELIFT TECHNIQUE BY ITS CREATOR, MR RIAZ.

We call it the R face Lift to differentiate it from the previously described S facelift technique as there is no skin-undermining and deep dissection of tissue, therefore there is no swelling or bruising after the operation. The deep MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) facelift-type of sutures used give all the benefits which can be achieved by performing a MACS facelift and at the same time recovery time is very quick.

There is no risk of damage to any nerves and also there is no risk of surface irregularity which can result after skin undermining and collection of blood clots. This technique is suitable for all types of patients, including patients who have early ageing changes and wish to have a quick recovery time.

This is also suitable for patients with moderate to severe age-related changes who wish to avoid the more invasive procedures or sufferers of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. This technique is also very suitable for revisional surgery or secondary facelifts.


Introduction

Introduction

A face-lift is used to address age-related problems with the lower half of the face, from the eyes and ears downwards. Anything above the eyes is treated with a brow-lift. A face-lift involves elevating and repositioning the skin and soft tissue of the face. During the procedure, cuts are made in front of the ear, extending up and forward along the hairline; redundant skin is then removed, and the remaining skin is hitched and re-draped over its new foundations and sewn into position. Fat and tissue is redistributed and sometimes added to the face.

Face-lifts are generally successful procedures and can have dramatic results, often setting the clock back about ten years. However, patients need to be aware that no face-lift will ever make them look 18 again, and you should be aware of the limitations before you agree to undertake surgery. Brow-lifts, for example, which use the same surgical principles and techniques as craniofacial surgery, allow access to the upper face and have different effects. Face-lifts are commonly performed under general anaesthetic, or with local anaesthetic and sedation.

The operation takes between two to five hours, and patients are likely to need to stay in hospital overnight.

Pain is not a major problem with facial surgery, and complications arising from face-lifts are never usually very serious. However, all patients need to be aware that there is the chance of sustaining damage to the facial nerves. This can cause weakened movement of the eyebrow and lip, although such repercussions are not common and generally improve over several weeks. Following surgery, patients commonly experience: ● Feelings of tightness when opening mouth

  • Swelling and bruising
  • Feeling low and depressed in the first week
  • Discomfort at night (sleeping upright with ice packs applied to cheeks is recommended)

Stitches can be removed and after ten to fourteen days patients can think about returning to work or going out in public. Within four weeks, you will be feeling more like yourself, albeit a younger looking version. However, patients are advised not to judge the final result of a face-lift for about six to nine months. 

 

What a facelift does not do?

A facelift works better for the lower half of the face and particularly the jaw line and neck. If you have sagging eyebrows and wrinkles of the forehead then you should perhaps consider an endoscopic brow lift. Loose skin with fine wrinkles, freckles and rough areas will benefit more by chemical peel or laser resurfacing.

R Facelift Procedure

R Facelift Procedure

This is a modified method developed by Mr Riaz during the last couple of years. This method was developed in a particular patient who had Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome (EDS). These patients have a tendency of severe bleeding and bruising and poor healing. This technique involves a pre-operative assessment for skin laxity, and the area of skin to be excised is assessed and marked. This technique has a similar scar as in the MACS facelift, which is around the sideburn, in front of the ear and stops behind the ear. 

There is pre-excision of skin and fat down to SMAS without any undermining of skin. Therefore there is no bruising of the skin of the cheek and neck after this type of facelift. It can be combined with liposuction of fat under the chin and upper part of the neck. Deep sutures are used to plicate the exposed SMAS. The central concept of this technique is called the composite lift. 

The soft tissue of the cheek and neck is lifted in a vertical direction by anchoring the lifting sutures to fixed points above the cheek bone to the temple. This procedure is different to a skin excision only because skin approximation is not dependent on skin closure sutures.
This technique does not require any drains or post-operative pressure dressings. There is a very short down time. The technique itself, as presented in the meeting of British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in September 2014.

 


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Consultations & Clinic Info

Consultations, Clinics, Directions and Accommodation

Live outside Hull & East Yorkshire? Here's some useful information if you need to travel and stay over as part of your R Facelift Cosmetic surgery procedure.

Mr Riaz's patient support team will arrange with you which of the three main (Hull, Grimsby & Doncaster) clinics your consultation and cosmetic surgery procedure will take place. We have detailed below useful information for each of the locations, which will assist you during your cosmetic surgery journey.

Mr Riaz's Patient Support team can be contacted during office hours on 01482 841228 & 01482 841229.


Spire Hospital

Lowfield Road
Anlaby
Hull & East Riding
HU10 7AZ
01482 841228

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St Hugh's Hospital

St Hugh's Hospital
Peaks Lane
Grimsby
DN32 9RP
01472 898725

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Park Hill Hospital

Thorne Road
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN2 5TH
01302 553355

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