The most visible early signs of ageing appear on the face. Although these changes appear gradually, there comes a day when you may look in the mirror and decide that the face you see does not reflect the way you feel about yourself. If you would like to look as young as you feel, a face-lift will surely help you. A Face-lift (Rhytidectomy) smoothens the loose skin on your face and neck, tightens underlying tissues and removes excess fat. As a result, your face will appear firmer and fresher and you will look younger and healthier. If you are considering a face-lift, we want you be thoroughly informed about the procedure. Reading this brochure is the first step. A detailed and personal consultation with your cosmetic surgeon is the best way to obtain any other information you will need.
Your face is the first place where the visible signs of aging appear. Few of the early symptoms make the fine lines appear which makes you feel inferior about your look. A facelift is one such medical therapy that makes you feel good and provides a facelift/necklift. This helps the face appear younger, fresh and skin to be firm.
A facelift or rhytidectomy is a medical-surgical process to improve the signs of aging on the face and neck, such as:
- Creases below the lower eyelids
- Sagging in the middle of your face
- Creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
- The absence of face fat
- Loose skin and fatty deposit under the chin and jaw
- Loss of skin tone in the lower face that creates jowls
The medical rejuvenation process is performed in conjunction with a facelift and includes, brow lift, eyelid surgery, autologous fat transfer to fill deep creases and hollowed areas, to rejuvenate facial skin and facial implants to augment facial contours. A facelift treats the prevailing signs of aging and does not change your fundamental appearance and hence doesn’t stop the aging process.
To further compliment the process, chemical peels, botox, and fillers are also used.
How is facelift performed?
Individuals seeking facelift should undergo surgery and depend on the results they seek, a customized operation is performed.
Hidden in the natural contour in front of your ear, a traditional facelift is performed above in the hairline up to the temple region. The facial skin is freed from its underlying tissue and pulled upwards and backward. It is repositioned to restore a more youthful contour further.
MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) Lift
In this process, the skin is lifted off the underlying tissue and the supporting tissue of the face is lifted and anchored to 2-3 strong sutures. The excess skin is then trimmed off
Pinch facelift is another process that cosmetic surgeons suggest as per the requirement of the patient.
Liposuction of the lower face and neck region is an integral part of the facelift and removes fatty tissues under the chin to tighten the neck muscle.
The amount of time taken for recovery varies from patient to patient. It is suggested to take complete rest for a couple of days post surgery and sleep with head elevated for the first two weeks. This minimizes the swelling and prevents the face from excessive force, swelling or motion during the time of healing.
- Facial nerve injury followed by weakness
- Skin loss
- Fluid accumulation
- Persistent pain
- Prolonged swelling
- Skin irregularities and discoloration
- Deep vein thrombosis
It is very important to consult an expert before undergoing facelift and neck lift and not all procedures fit everyone. General health is evaluated and options are discussed before performing the surgery. The medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical history are discussed rest assuring analysis of all the available options.