In general, a facelift corrects sagging facial skin and muscles, and restores firmness to create a more youthful, rested and vibrant appearance. It reduces the jowls, nasolabial folds and tightens the neck skin. For someone who is most bothered by lower face ageing changes, Face lift will correct all those.
A consultation with your Facelift Surgeons at Aesthetics Medispa is the first step to learn how surgery can improve the appearance of your face. This consultation will fully educate you in a non-pressured environment and will include a discussion of your goals, options available for facelift surgery India, likely outcomes, potential risks and complications.
Usually the procedure would be done under general anesthesia for improved comfort, yet it is possible to do it under local anesthesia as well.
Your final result will appear over time, generally within several weeks. It may take up to a year for incision lines to fully refine. Most of the swelling resolves by three months. While facelift surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions of aging, you will continue to age naturally.
Time is the biggest enemy of taut skin. Wrinkles, sagging skin around eyes, nasolabial folds are some of the changes that make the face and neck look droopy. We at Aesthetics Medispa can help you reverse these changes by neck lift surgery and Facelift surgery.
Facelift surgery tightens, elevates and reverses the various ageing changes happening in the lower face. From tightening and lifting the skin in a mini face-lift, to correcting the jowls, tightening the neck skin and elevating the marionette lines in an extended subsmas face-lift. If combined with Brow lift and blepharoplasty, Face-Lift can achieve comprehensive rejuvenation of all the zones of the face, thus reversing all the ageing changes comprehensively. The key to youth is just down the page, Please read FAQ's for more information.
There are many techniques by which face lift can be done - a traditional skin only technique (where the skin is lifted and pulled) to SMAS technique (where the underlying muscle sheet is pulled). The advantage of putting tension on the underlying muscle is that it does not relax as easily as tension on skin does. Hence the results are more long lasting, also as there is no tension on the skin, the scars heal well and there is no skin necrosis. At Aesthetics Medispa, we prefer the extended subsmas technique for a volumetric lift of the face, however the less extensive techniques can be also done if indicated.
What is important is to give a balanced rejuvenated look by the most simple and effective technique with the least complications. Most of the modern day techniques for face lift achieve an amount of mid face lift.Where excess skin is not a problem, then limited access techniques may be used.
Incisions usually heal in one to two weeks. Stitches are removed around this time. Initially you will have a large dressing wrapped around your head. You will then be asked to use a moisturizer and massage the face and scars once the incisions heal. Swelling and discoloration decrease within two weeks. Tightness in your face will be present for several weeks. You will be able to return to light work and normal activity by one to two weeks and to resume wearing contact lenses. Cosmetics can camouflage any bruising or redness.
Healing will continue for several weeks. Diligent sun protection is a must for best results.
Although there are very few risks associated with this procedure, a possible general risk includes discolouration of the skin, bleeding, collection of blood under the skin (hematoma), asymmetry and scarring. Any surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. There are very few risks if the procedure is done under local anesthesia. These risks will be fully discussed with you by the Facelift Surgeon prior to your consent for surgery. The nerves of the face can sometimes be bruised during the operation and takes approximately one and half of month to recover. This may lead to slight weakness and numbness in the muscles supplied by that nerve. Rarely some nerves might not recover depending on the severity of the injury. General risks like delayed wound healing and infections are common to many other operations and can be treated satisfactorily. The risk of wound complications increases in diabetics, persons with a history of radiation, autoimmune and collagen disease as well as in smokers. By following pre- and post-operative instructions, you will minimize potential problems.