ABOUT FACE LIFT SURGERY
Face lift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is one of the most commonly requested procedures by both men and women who want to look as young as they feel. It is performed to remove or reduce the skin that has lost its natural elasticity – usually around the eyes, mouth and jaw line. This surgery aims to smooth the skin, reduce lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate a tired-looking appearance.
There are tree most popular FaceLift techinques.
Traditional Face Lift
This technique is used firm the skin by using multiple incisions that range from the forehead to behind the ears . This surgery is reserved for older patients and can create dramatic results.
The Mid Face Lift
The sagging of the cheeks becomes emphasized as a person gets older resulting in a look that is old and tired. A midface lift is also known as a cheek lift. This lift provides volume and corrects a sagging cheek. In recent years, the approach to correct this common cosmetic issue has become less invasive with the trend of endoscopy.With this technique, there are practically no scars and the recovery time is minimised. This surgery is often combined with a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
Mini Face Lift
This facelift treats sagging skin through a smaller incision, usually behind the ear and just up along the hairline. It is used for moderate sagging.
This technique involves several very small incisions are made into the skin on your face. The surgeon then feeds in an endoscope beneath the skin, allowing him to observe exactly which muscles need tightening and how much excess fat needs to be removed, if any.
The Mini Face Lift is recomended to people who have deep nasolabial folds, sagging facial structures, yet still have a firm and well-contoured neck. It is commonly used for brow lifts and upper face lifts. This type of surgery, however is not recommended to everyone. Our expert surgeon will be able to advise if the method is suitable for you during your consultation.
The Face Lift surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic or sedation. Most patients will need to stay in hospital for one night. This is necessary to fully observe the first 12 hours and avoid any complications.
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- significant wrinkle reduction
- Feeling rejuvenated and fresher
- Firmer young looking skin
- Facelift gives an instant permanent lift
After Care and Recovery
During your initial consultation you will be fully informed about any risks associated within a surgery. Although Face Lift surgery is one of the safest plastic procedure some of the common complication include reaction to the anaesthesia, bleeding, numbness, injury to the nerves and infection. You will be prescribed antibiotics after the surgery to prevent any potential complications.
Recovery period is very individual, usually it can take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to 6 months for incision lines to mature.