5.00 from 517 reviews
By An, Facelift surgery on Mar 28, 2020
From start to finish I found the whole experience absolute first class. The consultation was informative and reassuring and after surgery the aftercare and subsequent follow ups showed great care and interest in my well being. The surgery itself has been a great success and I wish to praise very highly Dr. De Silva for his patience , care, advice and attention to detail. I would certainly strongly recommend Dr. DeSilva and all the team.
By Facelift surgery on Mar 16, 2020
Having this surgery was always something I thought about however was nervous on the results. From the very minute we met Dr Julian De Silva I knew he, and the practice, was the right choice. Through the entire process I was made to feel at ease, and the procedure (date I say) was actually enjoyable! The results have been nothing short of lifechanging, and my only regret was not doing it years ago. I wonderful surgeon and a wonderful set of staff - highly recommended
Depending on the facelift type and if any other treatments are being undertaken, surgery can take anywhere from two to four hours or more. Dr. De Silva takes as much time as he needs to ensure his surgeries provide the best possible results.
Dr. De Silva will provide personalised recommendations on how best to optimise your recovery, but in general it is best to rest, take action in preventing swelling (such as icing swollen areas for ten minutes at a time), avoiding sunlight for one to two weeks, and avoiding strenuous activity.
Using his experience as a facial plastic surgeon, the current state of your face and skin, and information gained from discussion during your consultation, Dr. De Silva will recommend the optimal surgery to undergo in order to achieve your desired outcome.
Like any surgery, there can be some side effects, ranging from mild to severe. Dr. De Silva takes all precautions in order to prevent or avoid serious side effects during surgery. However, there are highly some rare yet possible side effects, including visible scarring, nerve damage and infection.
One of the most important parts of surgery is choosing your surgeon, especially for surgery on the delicate and complex face. There are a few things to ensure when it comes to making your choice:
Patients come from all over London, the Uk, and the world to be treated by Dr. De Silva and his team, who treat each patient like family.
As part of your procedure, Dr. De Silva may recommend other treatments, such as a neck lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or fat transfer to supplement and enhance the end result. These will be conducted during your surgery to combine recovery time.
Where possible, Dr. De Silva hides incisions within the natural creases in the face. 99% of scars are virtually invisible, achieved by using meticulous technique and 3 levels of stitches.
Before surgery is commenced, you are put to sleep, before having a local anesthetic applied. Aside from a mild discomfort, many patients report having very little pain after surgery, and often only require basic pain relief, if any.
During Dr. De Silva’s surgeries, sedation anaesthesia, also known as “twilight anaesthesia,” is used, which is a combination of local anaesthesia and sedative medications. Dr. De Silva and his team have further developed their own specialised form of this anesthesia. A patient is made to sleep like they would on a normal night, without the breathing tube and side effects of general anesthesia. As soon as the anesthetic is stopped, patients wake within 30 minutes. Read more about our anesthesia here.