Facelift Procedure

Facelift Procedure

A Facelift procedure is popularly known as Rhytidectomy. It is a cosmetic procedure that aims to deliver a youthful and rejuvenating appearance on your face. This procedure encompasses reshaping the lower half of the face by removing the excess facial skin and fat under the neck and chin. A Facelift is also beneficial in tightening the overall underlying tissues, loose skin around the jawline and eliminate the deep creases that are observed around the mouth and nose. Therefore, Facelift surgery can overall negate the harmful effects of time, age, and stress

Any proficient and experienced surgeon can accomplish the procedure with extraordinary attention to detailing so that the patients are not left with unpleasant scarring but are successful in achieving beautiful and natural results.

What is a Facelift Surgery?

A facelift is a procedure that counteracts the effects of time, gravity and stress and restores the youthful rejuvenating look. The early signs of aging can be resolved easily by a Facelift procedure. The Facelift surgery includes the lifting/removing of the facial tissues, sagging skin, smoothening the deep creases and finally lifting and tightening the deep facial tissues which result in a naturally young appearance.

Who Can Undergo the Facelift Procedure?

  • A good Facelift candidate must have a good skin elasticity as the surgeons can retain some of its natural flexibility and suppleness
  • The candidate must also have a prominent well-defined bone structure
  • It is imperative for anyone undergoing a Facelift procedure to keep realistic expectations from the surgical procedure and to understand the limitations
  • The candidates undergoing the procedure must be in good health with no serious medical issues
  • Usually, Facelift candidates desire to remove the excess skin from the face and neck, tighten the skin and diminish the appearance of wrinkles
  • Candidates between the of age 40 to 70 are considered perfect for the Facelift procedure

The Cost of the Facelift Procedure

The cost of a Facelift procedure depends on the patient and the surgeon they choose. But there are a few other factors that can affect the cost:

  • The type of Facelift
  • The type of anesthesia used
  • Techniques utilized in the procedure
  • Any additional treatment
  • The surgeon’s reputation and skill.
  • Location of where the person dwells.

Pre-procedural Planning

After deciding to undergo the procedure, it is very important to discuss the following plans:

  • The type of Facelift procedure
  • The type of anesthesia used
  • The location of the incisions
  • Restitching of the incisions
  • If your surgeon wants to combine any other cosmetic procedure with a Facelift
  • Required aftercare and recovery

Facelift Techniques

  1. Endoscopic Facelift
  2. Cutaneous Facelift
  3. SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system Facelift)
  4. S-lift
  5. Deep plane lift
  6. Subperiosteal Facelift

Types of Facelift Procedures

  1. Traditional full Facelift- This is popular among most of the patients of the age 50-60 as it can fetch the most evident results. The incisions are made around the temple around the ear and then proceeded towards the neck because it targets a larger area. This can resolve the wrinkles and skin fold below the eyes, cheeks, around the mouth, chin, jawline, etc.
  2. Mid Facelift- In this procedure, the surgeon targets the area around the eyes and cheeks. The incisions made in this procedure are smaller than a full facelift but are deeper. This technique encompasses lifting up the muscles, fat grafting, and facial implants to enhance the facial contours. This is ideally for candidates between the age of 30-40.
  3. Mini Facelift- Also known as weak Facelift as it involves the least recovery time and smaller incisions are made as it targets smaller areas like jawline, lower cheeks, neck, etc. The incisions are concealed under the hairline behind the ear. Surgeons may perform this procedure using endoscopic techniques.
  4. Lower Facelift- This procedure targets the jawline, the nasolabial folds and the sagging corners of the mouth. The incisions are made within the hairline behind the ears.
  5. Thread Facelift- This can be used as an alternative to traditional Facelifts and the surgeon creates tiny stitches below the skin to lift the underlying muscles. The best part about this procedure is, that it involves the minimal scarring and the procedure can be completed in an hour or two. Patients within 30-40 years of age can undergo this procedure with ease.

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