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Margaret’s Facelift

Margaret was a nurse and a midwife before going into management in healthcare. She retired from her NHS post when she was 65 years old and now enjoys an active lifestyle.

Margaret chose to have an advanced mini facelift at the age of 70. Five years on she is still enjoying the benefits of her surgery, which have encouraged her to look after herself, whether through regular exercise, healthy eating or a good facial cleansing and moisturising routine.

Here’s what Margaret had to say…

“I knew I didn’t want a full facelift – firstly, I couldn’t afford the time with my mum in care but I didn’t feel that I needed the full surgery. An advanced mini-facelift was suggested with the focus being on my lower face, jawline, cheeks and neck. When I pulled my face back towards my ears it felt like me again. I wanted it to stay this way.

The surgery was painless. I’d hoped to be in and out of hospital the same day however the anaesthetist insisted that I stay in overnight.

I was really impressed with the results, particularly in the lower face and neck area. The surgery had made a real difference.

I hadn’t told any of my family and friends that I was having surgery. It was my close friends who noticed first, closely followed by my hairdresser and nephew. Friends would say; you look better, fresher and different somehow.

Having worked in healthcare I knew Anthony MacQuillan was the best surgeon to go to for surgery. His results are excellent and he gives patients the time they need in consultation both before and after surgery. The scars behind my ears are tiny so you don’t notice them – surgery has made a big difference.

“Having worked in healthcare I knew Anthony MacQuillan was the best surgeon to go to for surgery. His results are excellent and he gives patients the time they need in consultation both before and after surgery. The scars behind my ears are tiny so you don’t notice them – surgery has made a big difference.

I felt safe and secure with Anthony. He explained everything really well and in great detail. I had lots of questions which he answered very honestly. I had two pre-operative consultations which was really reassuring as I needed to be fully informed. I felt that he really understood what I needed and would give me good advice.

Immediately after surgery, I felt confident in going out and about. The surgery was done on Thursday, I was at home on Friday and back at work on Monday. Would I make the same decision again, given the choice – yes definitely. I feel that I look younger than my years.”

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