Facelift Surgery – Rhytidectomy
Facial rejuvenation, also known as rhytidectomy is the surgery performed to tighten the skin on the face & neck and the removal of fat from underneath the skin to make look patient much younger.
Are you a candidate Face Lift Surgery ?
The best candidate for a face lift surgery is a woman or a man whose –
- Face and neck skin have begun to sag
- Jowls or loss of a well-defined jaw line
- Deep wrinkles in the cheeks
- Skin still has some elasticity
- Bone structure is strong and well defined
Face Lift Procedure
Individual factors and personal preferences will determine the specific technique selected for your face lift surgery. Done under a general anesthetic, you should be prepared to spend one night in hospital. Generally, an incision is made that can be hidden in the natural contour of your ear, then extending around the earlobe and back into the hairline. Through these discreet incisions, your surgeon will free the skin from the underlying tissue. After the skin has been pulled up and back, the excess is removed. In some instances, the deeper tissues may also need to be re positioned. The face lift procedure may also include the removal of fatty tissue from the area underneath the chin.
What To Expect: After the surgery, your face is bandaged sparing your eyes, nostrils, and lips. In 1-2 days the dressing is removed. In case a drainage tube was placed it is removed in 1-2 days. If non-dissolving sutures are applied, they are removed in 5-10 days. Swelling and bruises are common after the surgery and will take a few weeks to fade. Your face may feel stiff and skin dry and rough for a few days. Scars are disguised in natural skin creases and hairlines and as the time passes they fade. Complete recovery takes 2-3 weeks. You may get back to your regular activities after 2-3 weeks of facelift surgery. Rhytidectomy correct facial flaws and signs of aging. The effect lasts for 10 to 15 years. You may require non-surgical procedures such as Dermal filler, Laser treatments and Anti-wrinkle injections to maintain the effect. Also, maintain a stable weight to make results look best.