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Facelift

Facelift

This procedure is used to enhance the youthful appearance of the skin. It is also known as rhytidectomy. This procedure is used to reduce the signs of aging and can help to minimize drooping or wrinkles on the cheeks, jaws and neck.  Further modifications may be made to the shape of face that happen with the age. The procedure involves tightening and lifting skin and soft tissues. The result is to achieve a tighter, smoother look and youthful appearance.

At the time of this procedure, folds of the skin in all directions of the face are gently pulled backward, and tissues that are present beneath the skin are operationally corrected to restore the shape of the face, to achieve a more youthful appearance. Before the fold is stitched enclosed, extra skin is detached. The Facelift is procedure cannot minimize superior burns or creases in the individual’sskin fromover exposure to sun.

 

Who Are the Best Candidates?

Patients who are suffering from the signs of aging or drooping of the skin and having folds of loose skin are the best candidates for this procedure.

Individuals who want to enhance the appearance of their skin are the best candidates.

Who Performs This Procedure?

Surgeons who are highly experienced, well trained, and board certified can perform this procedure.

The Length of Procedure

The facelift surgery takes approximately four hours.

Anaesthesia

A general anaesthesia is usually administrated, and the patient is completely asleep, however intravenous sedation can be used combined with local anaesthesia.

Risks

Every surgical operation has its risk of complications. However, you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your surgeon prior to surgery.

The risks involved in this surgery could be injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (which is usually temporary but in rare cases may be permanent). Other possible risks are infection, bleeding, poor healing, excessive scarring, asymmetry and a change in the hairline.

Recovery

The patient will be able to return to work after ten to fourteen days. More strenuous activities can be continued after two weeks or more. The healing of the bruises should begin to disappear after seven to ten days. The patient must limit him/herself exposure to the sun for several months after surgery. The use of a sun creams that provides both UVA and UVB (ultraviolet) protection is recommended.

Results

Most facelift surgeries are expected to maintain an optimum appearance for five to ten years.

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