Cornwall LivingIssue #119
A new age
If you’re thinking about a facelift, then Mr Pinto and the Duchy Hospital team have you covered.
Ageing, and the physical toll it takes on us and our appearance, is a fact of life that we all must face head on. As we get older, our skin can lose some of its bounce and become looser, but this can be alleviated via a facelift – a cosmetic procedure designed to smooth and tighten the skin, giving a naturally refreshed and more youthful appearance. At Duchy Hospital, a leading provider of cosmetic surgery for Cornwall, the highly experienced team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons are all members of professional associations and on the specialist register for plastic surgery at the General Medical Council.
Mr Pinto, Duchy Hospital’s Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgeon, gives us some insight into the facial procedures available. Delving into the benefits of a modern facelift, he explains that such a procedure allows the patient to look fresher and younger, whilst avoiding the ‘frozen’ or ‘stretched’ look. Well versed in the latest facelift techniques, with extensive knowledge on facial anatomy, Mr Pinto aims to leave all patients feeling happy and comfortable in their skin. So what are the options?
The first is the Deep Plane Facelift, which gives a really dramatic result that targets more severe facial and neck sagging. An incision is made under the muscle layer of the face, so the lift is much deeper and looks much more natural overall. It’s also known as a ‘SMAS’ facelift, which refers to the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) layer that is being lifted. Next, the Mini Facelift is less dramatic. It includes several types of less invasive lifts, usually around the neck and jaw areas, such as minimal access cranial suspension lift. These are ideal for milder issues with sagging skin, usually suited to younger patients.
Finally, the Temporal Mid Facelift is a new, minimal-access facelift that uses temporal access incisions in the hairline, meaning there is no facial scarring. This is a very effective procedure for milder sagging skin in the cheeks and mid-face area. Following an assessment with Mr Pinto, he can create a bespoke facelift for you, depending on your desired look and needs. You could also add on another procedure such as Neck Lift, Deep Plane Neck Lift, Eye Lift, or Brow Lift, for a full facial rejuvenation.
The key, is to book a consultation to see what might work best for you. With minimal wait times, if you’re hoping to embark on a journey for a fresher, more youthful appearance, why not give Duchy Hospital’s Private Patient Team a call?