A facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that has become highly popular among men and women. It is a comprehensive approach for the treatment of facial sagging and wrinkles caused by ageing. The surgical procedure varies in range from minimally invasive ‘lunchtime lifts’ to more extensive and sophisticated procedure. It removes excess skin thus tightening the underlying muscles and tissues and re-draping skin on the neck and face. The results of the procedure are outstanding and can correct double chin and jowls, midface sagging and marionette lines maintaining its reputation as the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation. Every year, thousands of people undergo the knife and are pleased with the results of this procedure.
Candidacy for facelift
These are some of the common facial characteristics that you an ideal candidate for a facelift procedure:
- A double chin consequential to excess fatty deposits and loose skin under the jaw and chin
- Sagging skin in your jawline or midface
- Facial fat that has displaced or fallen
- Sagging and creased skin in your neck
- Lines extending from each corner of your mouth down your chin
- Loss of muscle tone and sagging in the lower face causing jowls
How the surgery is done?
Usually, facelift surgery is done under local anaesthesia. However the use of anaesthesia depends on the approach and the number of procedures done at a time. general anaesthesia is used in more intensive procedures. it is during the initial consultation with the surgeon that the use of anaesthesia will be decided. Make sure that you discuss about the allergies to certain medication with the surgeon during initial visits as it will help him or her in deciding the approach to perform facelift.
When it comes to the placement of the incisions during the facelift surgery, cosmetic or plastic surgeons aim for the best combination of discretion and effectiveness. Usually, surgeon make incisions above the hairline so that scar is hidden. They might also follow the natural facial creases – the line where the ear meets the side of the face, because these locations heal well and hide possible scarring better than other parts. In most facelift surgery procedures, the incision is made behind the hairline on the side of the head, above the temple. It then follows the hairline down towards the ear, running along the crease between the cheek and the ear, wrapping around the earlobe, and further continuing into the lower scalp under the hair.
After making the incisions, the plastic surgeon would lift the facial skin from the underlying tissue. Then, excess skin and fat will be removed and tightening of the surrounding muscles is done to improve the overall facial contours and face of the patient. The skin is then repositioned with staples or stitches, and the treated area is wrapped in the bandages. The removal of accumulated skin and fat results in noticeable reduction of ageing lines and sagging in the face. Combined with the tightening of facial muscles, such a procedure can give patients a younger-looking, vibrant and refreshed appearance.
In most cases, facelift surgery is performed in combination with other plastic surgery procedures including facial liposuction, eyelid surgery, lip augmentation and facial implants.
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