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Facelift Surgery

Facelift Surgery


Facelift Surgery: Rejuvenate your facial grace

Your face is one of the most prominent partof the whole body. A fresh and young face sends out a very confident message across. Ageing can cause youthful contours in the face to lose their charm. Facelift surgery or Rhytidectomy is a procedure that is carried out to improve the visible signs of ageing and produces dramatic results, and reduces the appearance of lose skin or wrinkles and garners a youthful appearance.

The process of skin tightening surgery has become very popular as it provides a nonsurgical alternative to invasive procedures that corrects skin looseness and improves skin characteristics. With skin tightening treatment individuals can feel the growth of new collagen to make the skin feel smoother, softer and youthful.

Why would you need a Facelift?

A facelift removes visible signs of ageing like:

  • Sagging
  • Creases below the eyelids
  • Creases along the nose and the corner of the mouth
  • Skin Tone Loss
  • Loose Skin and Fatty Deposits

What happens during a FaceliftSurgery?

During facelift surgery a cosmetic surgeon shall lift and tighten the muscles of the face to create youthful contours that improve the appearance as well as rejuvenate the facial structure. This surgery removes excess chunks of fat and skin that contribute to the ageing process.
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Rhytidectomy is carried out with exceptional detailing wherein, patients are left with negligible scars and radiant looking skin.

After Effects of a Facelift Surgery

After effects post-surgery can lead to:

  • Infection
  • Loss of hair
  • Skin Necrosis
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding

Various Kinds of Facelift Surgery

Full Face Lift

A full facelift improves the loose and saggy skin of the neck, the lines of the wrinkles, the jaw, and the corners of the mouth.

Many techniques are used to tighten the skin such as general anaesthesia and endoscopic surgical techniques or skin hydration.

Things to do before the operation

Patients need to give up smoking before the procedure, also taking medicines like aspirin is prohibited.

Duration of the operation

A full facelift takes two or three hours to perform.

The Surgical Process

The surgery is initiated with an incision from the temporal area moving to the front of the ears, underneath the ear lobe and extend behind the ear.

Post-surgery patients are kept in the hospital from one to three days.

After the Surgery

  • The surgeons would apply padding around the face.
  • An intravenous drip will also be applied to provide adequate amount of fluids.
  • A regular check-up of Pulse, Blood Pressure and temperature is carried out a well as the colour of the skin is observed.
  • The doctors would tell the patients to sit upright, avoid straining, and coughing.
  • Numbness can be felt on the face and neck for a few weeks.
  • Patients are advised not to smoke or consume alcohol for at least 14 days post-surgery.
  • Strenuous activities should be avoided as well as cosmetic products should not be applied for about 14 to 20 days.

Neck Lift

  • Neck Lift Procedures are carried out to enhance the look of the neck.
  • In a neck lift surgery, the surgeon removes excess neck skin, remove altering neck muscles, and remove excess fat.
  • An endoscope can also be used to complete the surgical procedure.
  • The choice of a general anaesthesia or local one is discussed with the patients.
  • Botox and Liposuction are two methods of Neck Lift.

Things to do before the operation

  • Patients need to give up smoking before the procedure, also taking medicines like aspirin is prohibited.
  • A doctor needs to be made aware of allergies and skin diseases before the operation.

The Neck Lift Surgery Process

  • During the surgery the surgeon will remove or trim parts of the neck, lift it and place in the right position with stitches or glue.
  • A surgeon may create incisions under the chin or behind the ears, this gives them access to a muscle called platysma.

Recovery Post-Surgery

  • Recovery from a face lift takes 10 to 14 days.
  • Patients are advised not to take part in physical activities like sports for more than 20 days.

Mid Facelift or Short Scar Face Lift

  • A mid facelift is same as the traditional face-lift, but the only difference is the primary incisions are much deeper in the muscle tissue.
  • The depth of the incisions gives the surgeons the space to pull the muscles up which surround the nose and cheeks.
  • A mid-face lift is also defined as a cheek lift wherein the issues of early sagging can be addressed from the surrounding area.
  • A short scar facelift raises the fat pad in the cheek and provides a refreshed look and feel to the cheeks and eyes.

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Who needs a Mid-Face Lift?

  • Individuals with heavy cheeks.
  • Healthy individuals who can undergo the operation.
  • Individuals who want an improvement in their appearance.

Things to do before the operation

  • Patients need to give up smoking before the procedure, also taking medicines like aspirin is prohibited.
  • A doctor needs to be made aware of allergies and skin diseases before the operation.
  • The desired outcome should be discussed with the doctor.

The Mid-Face Lift Surgical Procedure

  • The duration of the surgery can be 2-4 hours depending on the complexity.
  • A surgeon will elevate the sagging cheek tissue by using incisions around the ear and hairline, giving it a fresh and new appearance.
  • The fat pad is sutured and pulled back to its original position.

Recovery Post-Surgery

  • Post-Surgery patients can feel Moderate Discomfort and bruising up to 14 days.

Chin Implants

  • Facial implants can rejuvenate and augment the facial contours and they can be carried out to restore the chin and jaw.
  • A chin implant is performed to balance the face.
  • It increases the self-confidence and self-esteem of an individual.
  • It also enhances the appearance and corrects weak and unbalanced features.

Who is an ideal candidate for a Chin Implant?

  • An ideal candidate of a chin implant is one who has a receding chin and want to improve their jawline.
  • People who 18 years of age and healthy to undergo the operation.
  • People who want realistic results and want to feel good about themselves.

Things to do before the operation

  • Patients need to give up smoking before the procedure, also taking medicines like aspirin is prohibited.
  • A doctor needs to be made aware of allergies and skin diseases before the operation.
  • The desired outcome should be discussed with the doctor.

The Chin Implant Procedure

  • This implant procedure is a quite a simple surgery that lasts for about 30 to 45 minutes depending on the complexity.
  • It is carried out with a general anaesthetic and requires an incision to be made beneath the chin or mouth and thus an implant is inserted into the desired position to achieve the desired results.
  •  The surgical procedures ends with dissolvable sutures and dressing to support the implant during the healing process.

Recovery Post-Surgery

  • Recovery from a face lift takes 10 to 14 days.
  • Patients are advised not to take part in physical activities like sports for more than 20 days.

Cheek Implants

  • A cheek implant is used to add contour and function to cheeks that lack definition.
  • Cheeks can lose their cheek contour due to age or individuals with a flat or narrow face can go for cheek augmentation.
  • Cheek bone implants are made of synthetic materials that are rigid as well as flexible and they can be found in various sizes and shapes.
  • Some of the cheek bone implants are made of silicone, while the others are made of hydroxyapatite that are integrated with natural bone tissue.

Who is an ideal candidate for a Cheek Implant?

  • An ideal candidate of a cheek implant is one who has a receding cheeks and want to improve their jawline.
  • People who 18 years of age and healthy to undergo the operation.
  • People who want realistic results and want to feel good about themselves.

Things to do before the operation

  • Patients need to give up smoking before the procedure also taking medicines like aspirin is prohibited.
  • A doctor needs to be made aware of allergies and skin diseases before the operation.
  • The desired outcome should be discussed with the doctor.

The Cheek Implant Procedure

  • The Cheek Implant procedure consists of incisions being made in the mouth or lower eyelids.
  • These implants are then placed into small pockets in the cheek tissue.
  • The incisions are closed with stitches and are removed or they get dissolved in 8-10 days.

Recovery Post-Surgery

  • Recovery from a face lift takes 10 to 14 days.
  • Patients are advised not to take part in physical activities like sports for more than 20 days.
  • Follow a balanced diet.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Do not consume alcohol.
  • Do not smoke as it can delay recovery.
  • Dental and oral hygiene must be provided by the doctor.

Important Note:

  • Surgical results last for 5-7 years or more, whereas Face Lift Surgery without Surgery lasts for 1-2 years.
  • The cost of Face lift surgery and Skin Tightening in Delhi at Care Well Medical Centre is approx. 40,000 – 50,000 wherein other centres would charge 1 lac.

Face lift Without Surgery

Thread Lift

  • A thread lift is a procedure that realigns and raises the sagging tissues while adding more function and definition to the facial contours.
  • This is achieved by using absorbable or dissolvable threads.
  • It helps realign the cheeks, it lifts the eye brows and supports the neck.

HIFU

  • High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is an ideal solution for face lifting and skin tightening.
  • This procedure is used to heat the local tissues, this eliminates the tissues beneath the skin permanently.
  • It is a non-surgical procedure for chin and cheek lifting, neck areas, jaw lines, etc.
  • This procedure is a painless procedure.

Fat Grafting

  • A fat grafting procedure is done to remove or transfer excess fat and place it in areas that may lack fat volume.
  • This is a safe and long – lasting procedure and it adds fullness to the fat grafted area.

Blepharoplasty

  • The process of Blepharoplasty involves the surgery of both the eyelids, wherein excess fat, skin and muscle are removed from the eyelids.
  • It is performed essentially for aesthetic considerations, but it has proved to be effective for eyesight improvement in older people as their eyesight is impaired due to sagging upper lids.

Eyebrow lift through Endoscopy

  • An endoscopic brow lift is a surgical method of correcting drooping eyebrows.
  • In this process the surgeon uses an endoscope or a thin tube with a camera through the incision.
  • Using an endoscope allows the muscle and tissue beneath the skin to be corrected and adjusted for creases and furrows in the forehead.

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