Do you want to reverse the sign of aging like fine lines and wrinkles or loose skin? Say goodbye to the signs of aging with Facelift or Rhytidectomy surgery. This procedure helps to correct the signs of aging. It is performed to get rid of the skin that has lost its elasticity. Generally, it corrects the sagging facial skin and muscles and even restores the firmness for creating a youthful look.
There are three main types of facelift surgery; traditional surgery, keyhole surgery, and many other techniques. You will need to talk to your surgeon to know which process is best for you. With this simple and effective technique, one can easily achieve a balanced and rejuvenated look. The procedure is considered as a day case and it is performed under local anesthesia. The whole procedure takes three to five hours. However, the time can increase depending on the type of surgery the patient opts for.
The surgeon makes a surgical incision along the hairline, into the hairline to the far side of the eats, and down past the front of the ears. The incisions are done carefully so that the scars get hidden by the natural crease of the face or by your hair. Once the incision is made, the surgeon remains careful in separating the skin as well as the underlying tissue before repositioning the fat and firming the facial muscles. The skin is then lifted and sutured into place. The excess is removed and the face is strapped in bandages to prevent infection.
It is the basic procedure of facelift surgery. However, depending on the type of facelift surgery one chooses, the process will vary. To know the types, consult a surgeon today!
- Skin tightening
- Reduction of wrinkles
- Re-positioning of facial fat
- Help you look younger
- Make you feel rejuvenated
Just like any other cosmetic procedure, there are very few risks associated with this procedure. The risks are:
- Discoloration of the skin
- A soft dressing would be strapped on the face. The dressing should be kept for the recommended period by the surgeon.
- Recovery from facelift surgery is very quick. However, you will experience some swelling as well as bruising for 24 to 48 hours, after the surgery. It would reduce after two weeks.
- Patients are suggested to try cold compression on the face to reduce the swelling or bruising.
- Normal activity could be resumed by one or two weeks.
Facelift surgery addresses the signs of aging in the area between the neck and the cheekbones.
Your surgeon will provide you with detailed advice that includes the preparation of the skin from a few weeks before the surgery. Smokers should stop smoking for a minimum of two weeks before surgery. Till the wounds heal, the patient shouldn’t start smoking. One should bathe and wash their hair before the surgery. Also, the person should stop eating 6 hours before the operation. However, one can drink water up until 2 hours before surgery.
There are some reasons why people choose a facelift surgery. They are:
- Visible jowls and no more a smooth and firm jawline
- Deep lines in the corner of the mouth
- Loose skin and wrinkling around the neck area
- Wrinkles and folds on the face
Swelling is going to be present for around six months after surgery. However, the majority of the swelling disappears within the first three months. During the recovery period, you can help swelling to become less intense by limiting the intake of salt, or by sleeping with the head slightly elevated. You should also follow the instructions that is given by the surgeon.
Regarding the cost of a facelift, there is no ‘one size for all’. There are many types of facelift surgery. Your surgeon would be able to provide you the cost estimate only after assessing your need.
Generally, the surgery is done with general anesthesia. However, depending on the situation local anesthesia could be used.
A facelift surgery corrects the sagging facial skin as well as muscles. This cosmetic surgery removes the excess fat and reinstates firmness to provide a youthful and vibrant look.