Procedure of Facelift
Surgical facelift procedures begin with incisions at the patient’s temples, just above the hairline. The incisions are made till the front of the ears, protruding beneath the ear lobe natural creases. The tissues and muscles are then separated and the fat is removed. The deep muscles are tightened and excess skin is pulled up to align with the newly positioned muscles. The surgeon then trims the outlying skin tissues and stitches the incisions. To ensure all scars are hidden either in the normal skin folds or the hairlines, all incisions are made along natural skin creases. An incision can also be made under your chin. Different incision options are –
- S lift face lift- Stich lift
- Soft tissue augmentation
- Neck lift
- Liposuction with face lift
- Traditional face lift
- SMAS face lift
- Liposuction Mini face lift
- Lipoinjection and face lift
Who should consider Facelift Surgery ?
- Wrinkles or loose and sagging skin in the cheeks or near the cheek bones
- Candidates who do not have well defined jaw line
- Candidates having lines starting from the edges of the nose following the edge of the mouth.
- Candidates who have wrinkles or extra fat and loose skin in the area around the neck.
A good candidate in facelift surgery is the one who is physically healthy and emotionally stable to undergo the surgery.
Benefits of Facelift
- Pain and discomfort are usually minimal
- The face will look younger and more vibrant
- Results will last for around 10 years
- Recovery may take 1 week and the daily activities can be started by the next day
- Helps to get smooth and taut skin on the face and neck
Non Surgical Face Lift
This non-surgical procedure uses radiofrequency waves that is gently applied through specially designed facial probes. The facial probes are applied in such a way so as to heat the deeper skin (dermis) slowly. This is done to prevent any damage to the superficial skin (epidermis). After a span of ten days, the patient can feel an immediate face lift along with tightening of the skin. The heat will cause the development of a new collagen which will be visible after three months. This will lead to more effect of fat dissolving along with muscle relaxing.
Thread Face Lift
It is a less invasive form of face lift and is suitable for rejuvenating and refreshing the face to turn back the signs of ageing. The thread facelift is ideal for people with a general saggy appearance of the skin which includes wrinkles, lines and loose skin. The results are very natural and the procedure will not reduce your facial expressions.
After Face Lift
The patient has to wear bandages on the face to avoid any clot formation and will be removed after a week along with the stitches. The patient can resume routine activities and light exercises in about two weeks, and strenuous exercises after six weeks.
Time and Cost of Face Lift Surgery in India
For the face lift surgery, the patient is required to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days after the procedure. The sutures will be taken out after the surgery. In total the face lift surgery takes 8 to 10 days. The cost of Facelift Surgery in India is around $1900. The cost of face lift surgery in India is very low and offers best medical facilities along with the latest technologies.
FAQs of Face Lift Surgery
Ques: What is a Facelift?
Ans: A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can help to improve the visible signs of aging on the face and neck by tightening the sagging skin and underlying muscles. This procedure cannot stop the process of aging. However, it can make changes in the shape of the face that occurs with age. This procedure is also known as rhytidoplasty or rhytidectomy.
Ques: Can you do more procedures with a Facelift Surgery?
Ans: A facelift surgery can be performed with other procedures like brow lift, liposuction, eyelid surgery, or nasal surgery, etc.
Ques: What is Non-surgical Face Lift?
Ans: Non-Surgical Face Lift is a non-invasive technique for skin tightening. This procedure uses radiofrequency waves which are gently applied through specially designed facial probes. This procedure helps to lift the facial contours and add volume in the specific areas of the face. This technique does not require large incisions and general anesthesia. After this procedure, the patient can feel an immediate facelift along with the tightening of the skin within the 10 days.
Ques: Will the doctor shave my face hair before Facelift Surgery?
Ans: Only a small amount of hair will be shaved to place the incisions behind the hairline.
Ques: Am I a good candidate for Facelift Surgery?
Ans: Facelift surgery is different for each patient. Generally, those people whose face and neckline start to sag are the best candidate for facelift surgery.
Ques: What is the specific age to undergo a Facelift Surgery?
Ans: For Facelift surgery, there is no typical age. People can undergo their facelifts in their 30s as well as in their 80s and every age in between.
Ques: What is the difference between Facelift and Mini-Facelift or Mid-Facelift?
Ans: A Facelift is a procedure that can reduce the sagging from the facial tissues of the cheek, jaw, and neck. It can give excellent results and will last for more than 10 years.
Whereas a Mini-Facelift is a limited procedure done under local anesthesia which only addresses the jowls. These procedures do not last for a long time and also this procedure leaves visible scars most of the time.
Ques: What is a One-Stitch facelift?
Ans: This is one more type of mini-facelift that uses a single suspension stitch through the hidden incision (mostly in the scalp) to pull up facial tissues. This entire lift depends on one stitch.
Ques: How long will a facelift last?
Ans: The duration of a facelift depends on many factors like the quality of the skin elasticity of the person. Smokers have poor skin quality because of chemicals in the smoke and tobacco. A proper facelift lasts more than 10 years.
Ques: What is the recovery process after the Facelift Surgery?
Ans: Those patients who undergo full facelift mostly recovered in 7-10 days after the surgery.
Ques: What kind of anesthesia will be used for my Facelift?
Ans: Facelifts are generally performed with general anesthesia.
Ques: How long swelling and numbness last after the facelift procedure?
Ans: Mostly swelling should last for two weeks. Numbness can continue for several weeks specifically around the ear.
Ques: Which is the best procedure for firming the neck and chin?
Ans: Lifts give the best results for firming neck and chin. Many devices deliver energy to heat the deeper part of the skin which provides results like skin tightening for 1-2 years.
Ques: Will this procedure leave any scar?
Ans: In the healing period, the incisions leave a small and minimal scar and in many cases, these are entirely concealed. The incisions for surgery made behind the ear.
Ques: Is forehead lift visible to others?
Ans: It looks natural after your facelift procedure. It can only be noticeable to those who meet you frequently as there will be a change in your look. Otherwise, it cannot be visible as there is no visible scar or incision. However, this procedure makes you look more youthful.
Ques: When can I start my exercise after the facelift procedure?
Ans: Any energetic exercise should be avoided for 4-6 weeks after the surgery. Sun exposure should also be very limited for several months.
Ques: What are the risks and complications involved with a Facelift Surgery?
Ans: Every surgery has some risk involved. There is a chance of bleeding and infection which can be reduced by avoiding activities that raise blood pressure levels for at least a few weeks after the surgery. Infection is uncommon after a facelift and can be treated quite easily with antibiotics and this can only happen with those patients who smoke. Smokers are required to stop smoking before and after the procedure for at least two months to reduce the likelihood of complications.
Ques: What is a stem cell facelift?
Ans: Stem cell facelift is also known as a liquid facelift. This procedure is a facial rejuvenation procedure that involves fat grafting to the face to add volume and contour. During a stem cell facelift, fat cells are removed by liposuction, processed, and injected into the face. This procedure is currently controversial and doctors do not recommend their patients to do the same.
Ques: Can I wear make-up after the Facelift surgery?
Ans: You can wear make-up to cover facial bruising after 5-7 days.
Ques: How long do I have to stay in hospital after the surgery?
Ans: Generally, after knee-replacement patients have to stay in the hospital for 4 days. Although, it will be decided by the doctor according to the patient’s condition.
Ques: When can I drive after the surgery?
Ans: Yes, you can drive once you complete your pain medication and it is recommended to drive the car after 5-10 days.
Ques: When can I travel after the Facelift Surgery?
Ans: After 4 weeks of your surgery you can go on a long car drive or fly on a plane. It is important that you should walk every day for 2-3 hours if possible.
Ques: When can I swim, use a bathtub or go to the beach after the surgery?
Ans: You will be able to swim or go to the beach after the 4 weeks of surgery or as long as your stitches have been removed or dissolved and your wounds have been fully healed. It is best to wait for 6 weeks before going in the water.
Ques: How long should I wear the compressive facial garment?
Ans: After the procedure, the doctor will give you a head wrap which you should wear continuously for the first 3 days. Then you will have to wear a removable compression garment for the first 2-3 weeks. Some patients wear that garment at night after returning from their work, but if you do not work or work from home, then the doctor suggests you wear it as much as you can as per your comfort.
Ques: What is the approximate cost for facelift surgery and how I can get an appointment?
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