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Face and Neck Lift with Nanofat Transfer

This is a surgical procedure that involves meticulous repositioning of sagging facial structures, the and the removal of excess (redundant) skin sagging skin

Face and Neck Lift with Nanofat Transfer

1. What is a Face and Neck Lift with Nanofat Transfer?

This is a surgical procedure that involves meticulous repositioning of sagging facial structures, the and the removal of excess (redundant) skin sagging skin. In the neck, a number of procedures may be performed that addresses the skin, muscles and fat (both superficial and deep) in order to create a confluence between the face and neck. Mr. Sadideen usually also combines this procedure with nanofat transfer for added volume, its stem cell (and regenerative) potential to improve skin quality, and in certain cases to restructure the loss of bone volume (particularly in the jawline and temples).

2. What is Nanofat Transfer?

Nanofat transfer is a technique that involves extracting a small amount of fat from your own body, processing it to obtain a soft “paste” of fat (which contains stem cells and growth factors), and injecting it into specific areas of the face and neck to improve volume, texture, and skin quality. Due to its regenerative properties, it may prolong the longevity of the results. By combining nanofat transfer with your face and neck lift procedure, Mr. Sadideen can achieve more comprehensive and natural-looking results.

3. What are the main types of facelift, and which does Mr. Sadideen perform?

The choice between a deep plane face lift and a SMAS facelift depends on various factors, including the patient's specific concerns, anatomy, and desired outcomes. During a consultation, Mr. Sadideen will carefully assess these factors and recommend the most appropriate technique(s) to achieve optimal results.

Deep plane facelift:

A deep plane face lift is a sophisticated surgical technique designed to address advanced signs of aging in the mid-face region, particularly focusing on the cheeks, nasolabial folds (smile lines), and jowls. This procedure involves a deeper dissection of the facial tissues compared to standard facelift techniques. By addressing these deeper structures and repositioning the cheeks, the procedure aims to create more comprehensive and long-lasting rejuvenation. This procedure also uniquely repositions the deeper tissues without placing excessive tension on the skin, which can help minimise the risk of a "pulled" or overly tight appearance.

SMAS Facelift:

A SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) facelift is one of the most studied techniques used to address facial aging. There are numerous types; depending on what actually is done to the SMAS layer (i.e. tightening, division/tightening/repositioning etc). It focuses on lifting and tightening the SMAS layer, which lies beneath the skin and fat (on top of the facial muscles), to improve the contours of the lower face and jawline. It is excellent at addressing concerns such as jowls and loose skin. This is further improved when combined with nanofat transfer. While a SMAS facelift can produce significant improvements in facial appearance, the longevity of the results may vary depending on individual factors such as age, skin quality, and lifestyle habits.

4. I have also heard of a stemcell facelift; what does this entail?

This involves further enriching the nanofat with the patient’s own stemcells. This can be performed at the same time as nanofat transfer, using specialised kit. These stem cells (SVF, stromal vascular fraction) help to prolong the longevity of the transfer, and bio-stimulate the skin and deeper tissues (depending on what layer it is injected into) to improve retention and stimulate tissue regeneration.

5. What should I expect during the consultation with Mr. Sadideen?

During your consultation, you will discuss your concerns. Mr. Sadideen will perform a very thorough examination and assess your facial anatomy. He encourages you to bring in an old photo of yourself to help determine the key changes and explain the procedure in detail. He will also address any questions you may have and work with you to create a personalised treatment plan.

6. What is the recovery process like?

You can expect some swelling and bruising, which will gradually subside over the following weeks. The first 2 weeks are when your face is mostly swollen, tight and bruised, and potentially numb. You will likely have two small drains (that stick out of your bandage/garment) for 1-2 days. Most sutures will be removed at 1 week, and the remaining at 2 weeks. Mr. Sadideen and his team will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions to help you during your recovery.

7. How long do the results last?

The results of a face and neck Lift with nanofat transfer are long-lasting. While individual experiences may vary, many patients enjoy the benefits of this procedure for several years—it is difficult to fix a time period. With subsequent maintenance (skin improvement, skin boosters, energy devices), the results can be further improved and prolonged.

8. What are the potential risks and complications?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, which Mr. Sadideen will discuss with you during your consultation. These may include bleeding, infection, unfavourable scarring, skin necrosis (with wound breakdown) and temporary changes in sensation. The most worrisome risk can be damage to the facial nerve which can cause facial weakness and droop—this is rare but will be discussed. As with every surgery there are also anaesthetic risks, although general anaesthesia is very safe.

Disclaimer: This leaflet provides general information and does not replace the need for a personal consultation with Dr. Sadideen. Individual experiences may vary.

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