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Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) Manchester & Liverpool

A Facelift, or Rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that targets signs of aging on the face by tightening muscles and removing excess skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Benefits include increased self-confidence and a refreshed look. For facelift procedures in Manchester or Liverpool, contact me for expert care and natural-looking results.

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Key benefits:

Experience a renewed sense of confidence and a naturally refreshed appearance with the transformative benefits of Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) surgery.

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What is Rhytidectomy (Face Lift)?

A facelift, or (Rhytidectomy), is a type of cosmetic surgery to address age-related changes with the cheeks, jowls and neck. The procedure aims to help reduce flabby or sagging skin around the lower half of the face below the eyes. Anything above the eyes is classed as a brow lift, whereas a neck lift tightens and lifts the skin of the neck. The plastic surgeon that performs your facelift will effectively lift and then pull back the skin on the face to make it appear tighter and smoother. A number of procedures could be combined to improve the overall results of a facelift; like neck muscles tightening, fat transfer to the cheeks or other procedures. This type of cosmetic surgery is usually long lasting but a facelift does not make you immune to the natural effects of ageing.

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Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) Case Studies

Facial Transformation with Face and Neck Lift, and Neck Liposuction

Patient Concern:

The patient expressed a sentiment of seeing her mother reflected in the mirror, prompting a desire for a change.

Consultation and Decision:

  • Emotional Impact: The patient’s heartfelt statement resonated deeply, invoking a strong commitment to assist in her transformation.
  • Treatment Options: A comprehensive discussion explored various options, leading to the decision for a combined face and neck lift, along with neck liposuction.

Procedure Details:

  • Face and Neck Lift: The surgical approach included a face and neck lift to address sagging skin and restore a more youthful facial contour.
  • Neck Liposuction: Complementing the lift, neck liposuction was performed to refine the neck area and enhance overall contour.

Postoperative Outcome:

  • Emotional Transformation: Post-surgery, the patient expressed immense satisfaction, stating, “Now I happily enjoy looking at myself in the mirror.”
  • Restored Confidence: The combined procedures successfully achieved a rejuvenated appearance, eliminating the association with the motherly resemblance.

Conclusion: This case highlights the profound impact of a tailored facial transformation. The patient’s poignant expression served as a driving force to deliver a result that went beyond aesthetics, providing her with renewed joy in her reflection. The combination of face and neck lift, alongside neck liposuction, facilitated a comprehensive rejuvenation, restoring not only her physical appearance but also her emotional well-being.

Neck and Face Lift Transformation

A striking woman approached me with a distinct concern: she felt her reflection mirrored her 74-year-old mother rather than her own vibrant self. Demonstrating her point in front of the clinic mirror, she highlighted the lack of definition between her chin, neck, and cheeks, yearning for a rejuvenated jawline and a more youthful appearance.


After thorough discussion, we determined that a comprehensive approach was needed to achieve her desired outcome. We decided on a combination of neck liposuction, deep plane Face and neck lift, and tightening of the neck muscles. Excited about her transformation, she opted to combine her surgery with a holiday in Egypt, enjoying the warmth and cultural richness of my homeland.


Several weeks post-surgery, the client reveled in her newfound confidence and rejuvenated appearance. Her jawline, neck, and cheeks boasted remarkable definition, with the results speaking for themselves. No longer seeing her mother’s reflection, she now glimpses a version of herself from 30 years prior, embodying the vitality and allure she sought.

Wondering what to expect? At a glance, this is what you should typically expect following your Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) surgery…

3 – 4

Hours in surgery

0 – 1

Days in hospital

2 – 3

Weeks before driving

3 – 4

Weeks before strenuous exercise

Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) in Manchester

Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) at this distinguished location in Manchester, Pall Mall Court, 61 King Street, M2 4PD. Here, I am privileged to offer unparalleled expertise in revitalising your natural allure. This esteemed venue prides itself on its doctor-owned and doctor-led ethos, guaranteeing a level of care that exceeds conventional standards. Committed to excellence, I understand the profound importance of your individual journey.

In our quest for your complete satisfaction, my Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) services are meticulously tailored to address your unique desires and concerns. Whether you seek to restore youthful contours, erase signs of aging, or achieve facial symmetry, my dedicated team is poised to accompany you every step of the way. From your initial consultation to comprehensive aftercare, I place a premium on your comfort and confidence.

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Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) in Liverpool

Indulge in the transformative journey of Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) at this esteemed location near Liverpool, situated at 1 Belvedere Road, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0JJ. Within the confines of this private hospital, my Newton-Le-Willows venue showcases state-of-the-art facilities, establishing itself as a beacon of excellence in cosmetic surgery procedures.

At this CQC registered hospital, your well-being takes precedence, ensuring an experience characterised by discretion, relaxation, and utmost safety. With a steadfast commitment to outstanding service and the highest level of care, my priority is to guide you through a journey of confidence, comfort, and exceptional results. Embrace a holistic approach to your aesthetic aspirations at Newton-Le-Willows, where every step is meticulously crafted to reflect your unique essence and achieve transformative outcomes.

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There is so much to talk about with regard to your Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) surgery. This section is all about FAQs, specific risks and other important information.

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What to expect & FAQs.

Ok, so you now know what can be achieved with Rhytidectomy (Face Lift): But what will happen during the actual surgery itself? Will you be awake during surgery ? Are you too old to have Rhytidectomy (Face Lift)? When will you see the results?   Click on the tabs below to find out.

A face lift can give outstanding results in regards to the confidence it can create for the patients who have had the treatment. But which procedure is right for you? Mr El Gawad offers a totally free initial consultation for a facelift in Manchester, Liverpool, Newton Le Willows or Bolton. He will discuss your individual concerns and advise accordingly in regards to what the best course of treatment would be. In the meantime however the following can be used as a general guide.

A mini facelift is not as dramatic in the results but is much less invasive and the down time is much lower. It would be a better choice for someone who wants to improve the midface and jowls and is looking for a much more subtle end result.

A full facelift is much more invasive and it involves a longer incision on the face. But then the results are much more dramatic and suitable for someone who is looking for remarkable results across the whole of the face.

A neck lift could be incorporated into the treatment plan if you had concerns with the neck area such as banding (also known as turkey neck).

As long as there are no underlying health issues that could cause complications in surgery, there is no reason why you would not be able to have a face-lift when you are older.  People in their 70’s and beyond have successfully had surgery. It is not the age of the patient that determines whether they are ok to have surgery but the state of their current health and considerations about their past history.

A facelift is usually done under general anaesthetic. This means you will effectively be asleep and you are completely unaware of what is going on. You will not be able to eat or drink for several hours before your facelift takes place.

There are several different types of facelift procedures that your surgeon may follow. But generally the following will occur.

  • Your surgeon will make cuts at the temples just above your hairline. These will extend in front of the ear, underneath the lobe and then back behind the ear.
  • If the jawline is being lifted your surgeon will also make incisions just below the chin area.
  • The excess skin will be cut away.
  • The remaining skin will be pulled back and then upwards. Your surgeon will then stitch it all back into place.
  • It may be necessary for your surgeon to redistribute your facial fat and tissue or in some cases where there has been a dramatic loss of volume your surgeon may add some more to give a much more youthful result.
  • Your surgeon will bandage your face to help reduce any resulting swelling or bruising after the operation.

You will most likely be in theatre for 2 to 3 hours and then up to a night in hospital to check everything is as it should. You will not be able to drive home therefore you will need to make sure you have someone organised to drive you home from hospital. Ideally you will have someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours after you have got home. Pain killers will be advised to help with any pain felt from surgery.

Bruising may be visible for at least two weeks after you have had the surgery for your facelift. It is advised that you avoid showering or getting the bandages wet for several days after the procedure. It’s also recommended that you don’t have any massages or use a sauna for several weeks after the operation.

If you use a pillow to help prop your head up when resting you may find that it helps reduce swelling further.

Bruising and swelling will be present immediately after the operation. This should subside after a couple of weeks. This will then rapidly improve week by week but the true results of a facelift may not be seen until 6 to 9 months after you had the surgery.

It’s usually advisable to wait at least 10 to 14 days after facelift surgery before you start to wear makeup.

You’ve just had a facelift – everyone is commenting how amazing you look. The surgery has taken years and years off your age. But do you need to change your passport photo?

The current guidance is that for minor surgery, including a full-face lift. You do NOT have to change any legal documents with your photograph on it. A facelift is designed to give a more youthful appearance, not make you look like someone completely different.

If however you have had major reconstructive surgery to your face, say after an accident or similar, then yes in this instance you would need to change your passport photo.

Specific risks.

Having Rhytidectomy (Face Lift) in Manchester or Liverpool or anywhere else in the UK is a major decision. Cosmetic surgery can sometimes go wrong and the results may not be what you expected.The following points cover the specific risks associated with this procedure. Click on each point for more information on that specific risk.

This usually happens in the early few hours to few days. This may require a visit back to theatre.

This usually happens in the first few days. This may need a course of antibiotics.

This may need frequent dressings and would leave a stretched scar. The scar could be revised at a later stage. The common area is the area behind the ear. If this would happen in-front of ear, this may need skin graft.

This usually happens in the area in front of the ear. This may improve on its own or needs skin graft.

This should improve on its own in few months time. However, it could be permanent.

This causes asymmetry of the face movements (Muscles). This may improve on it’s own or could need further surgery. Thecommon nerve injury is the Eye brow branch which could lead to droopy eye brow.

Scars which are permanent; red, lumpy or red. No guarantee about the quality of the scar. No control what so ever on the individual body healing.

Sutures; may spontaneously surface to skin and needs removal.

Because we start by asymmetry, so please don’t expect mirror image face . A degree of asymmetry would be expected.

Important information.

The decision to undergo a surgical procedure is life changing. It is not something that should be decided upon lightly and it’s highly important that you feel happy and confident with your choices every step of the way. Before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery we recommend that you read the following attachments to make sure you are fully informed.