insideKENT Magazine Issue 61 - April 2017 - Page 118

HEALTH + WELLNESS

BELLA VOU Q & A

YOUR COSMETIC PROCEDURE QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY MR AMIR NAKHDJEVANI OF BELLA VOU , TUNBRIDGE WELLS
I ' ve been considering a facelift , but I ' m put off by the traditional recovery time and general anaesthetic . Could a Concept™ Facelift be the answer ?
The recovery time for a traditional facelift is typically six to eight weeks and many people are understandably put off by such a long recovery . Most of us don ’ t have the time , or indeed the inclination , to spend two months swollen , bruised and hiding away indoors while we heal . These concerns were the motivation behind the development of the Concept™ Facelift ; using cutting-edge , minimally invasive techniques similar to keyhole surgery , the Concept™ Facelift dramatically reduces recovery times to a matter of days with minimal discomfort .
Concept™ Facelift is a local anaesthetic facelift that tightens both the muscular layer and the skin of the face . Addressing the muscles as well as the skin gives the procedure longevity . Unlike the traditional method , the Concept™ Facelift requires no bandages , staples , drains or hospital stays , ensuring minimal bruising and down time . Concept™ Facelift is a walk-in walk-out surgery that restores definition to the face and neckline to give you a more youthful , refreshed appearance that accentuates your natural beauty and boosts your self-confidence .
What problem areas can a Concept™ Facelift fix ?
The Concept™ Facelift is a full SMAS lift that incorporates muscle tightening , providing natural-looking , long-lasting results that are identical to the results of a traditional facelift , but without a long recovery or the possible complications of undergoing a general anaesthetic . Many so-called facelifts simply tighten the skin and only provide a temporary improvement , but by addressing the underlying muscle layer the Concept™ Facelift ensures results that last over 10 years .
Typically many patients report that they look 10 years younger after the Concept™ Facelift and the surgery results in a very natural , realistic look . The procedure reduces deep lines and wrinkles and tightens lax , sagging skin and jowls , restoring definition to the jawline . As we age , collagen in the skin breaks down and facial tissues sag , leading to a tired , ‘ hollowed out ’ appearance . The Concept Facelift restores volume to the cheeks , resulting in a healthy , plump and youthful appearance .
How much time does it take to recover and get back to normal day-to-day activity after a Concept™ Facelift ?
We have pioneered this technique to address the significant downtime and long recovery associated with the traditional facelift . Concept™ Facelift is far less traumatic and invasive than traditional methods . Recovery in patients varies depending on their healing , but we expect that you can get back to your normal routine within a few days to a week .
With traditional facelift surgery patients typically take six to eight weeks to heal . During this recovery period , people are generally left with significant bruising , swelling and discomfort that seriously impacts on their ability to work , socialise and carry on with their normal lifestyle .
What scars can I expect from a Concept™ Facelift ?
The Concept™ Facelift uses a short incision that runs in front of the ear down to the earlobe and tucks back behind the ear . This minimally invasive technique leaves a very fine scar that matures over time and appears as a fine white line that is barely visible .
By comparison , the scarring from a traditional facelift can be substantial . Long scars from traditional facelifts can start at the top of the head , running in front and behind the ear and into the hair at the back of the head . We use dissolvable stitches for the Concept™ Facelift to further minimise scarring , whereas traditional facelifts often use metal staples and non-dissolvable sutures , which can lead to hair loss and a longer , far more visible , stretched scar .
How long do the Concept™ Facelift results last , before ageing ( sagging , etc ) starts to show again ?
The results of Concept™ Facelift surgery will leave your with a natural , fresh and youthful appearance that lasts up to 10 years , the same as a traditional facelift .
For more information about facelift surgery visit www . bellavou . co . uk / face / facelift /
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT HAVING A COSMETIC PROCEDURE , BUT HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ? EMAIL INSIDEKENT @ SIDEWAYSMEDIA . CO . UK WITH YOUR QUESTIONS , AND MR AMIR NAKHDJEVANI WILL ANSWER THEM IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF insideKENT .
Bella Vou Pantiles Clinic 45-47 The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TE 01892 257357 www . bellavou . co . uk
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