The Face Lift, also known as Rhytidectomy, solves the problems related to the ageing symptoms. Facelift surgery works to improve your appearance by lifting and removing excess skin of the lower face, erasing your age-related imperfections.
Face lift surgery is performed at the clinic under general or local anesthesia.
There are several incisions which can be used for a facelift and the choice depends on the preexisting skin lines, wrinkles and hair pattern as well as beard pattern in men. Consultation for facelifting is very detailed to choose the best options for each individual. The incision for a full face lift starts in the hairline above the ear and descends in front of the ear, turns backwards under the ear and then upwards into the hairline.
Next the neck muscles and facial skin are tightened, and the excess skin is removed. Quite often there is also an accumulation of fatty tissue under the chin and this is simultaneously dealt with by Liposculpture. Once the excess skin and fat tissue are removed, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures.
A Face Lift can be done in conjunction with other procedures such as a Forehead Lift, Eyelid Surgery, or Nose Reshaping. After the facelift the surgeon applies a dressing to protect the entire area where the incisions have been made, which will remain for 24 hours. The entire procedure requires approximately 2-4 hours. Because most of the incision is in the hairline the scars should heal to be invisible.
Pain or discomfort after the surgery can be controlled with popular medication. The first bandage replacement is made on the next morning following an operation before releasing the patient to home treatment. Within next few days of your procedure the surgeon will remove any stitches or clips. He will also remove any bandages at this time. After the bandage removal, hair should be washed, and then the healing continues without bandage.
Remember that healing is a gradual process and it may be several weeks before you will begin to see the aesthetic improvements in your face. At the beginning, the face may feel rather strange. Features may be distorted from the swelling, and facial movements may be slightly stiff. A hair dryer, if used, should be set at medium to cool heat.