Get rid of wrinkles, improve facial skin sagging and get a youthful facial appearance.
As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck.
A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process. What it can do is "set back the clock," improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck.
The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined.
Complications that can occur include hematoma, injury to the nerves that control facial muscles, infection, and reactions to the anesthesia.
In your initial consultation the surgeon will evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying bone, and discuss your goals for the surgery.
It will be performed at the Jaju Plastic Surgery Center. This center is well equipped to undertake any kind of major surgical and anaesthetic procedure ensuring the highest degree of safety. We have trained staff to take care of you during your surgery and recovery.
Most facelifts are performed under local anesthesia, combined with a sedative or a general anesthesia.
Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in front of the ear and continue behind the earlobe to the lower scalp.
The surgeon separates the skin from the fat and muscle below.
The surgeon then tightens the underlying muscle and membrane, pulls the skin back, and removes the excess.
Stitches secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions; metal clips may be used on the scalp.
Here there is only a small incision which is used for the approach. The scarring is minimal and is hidden in front of the ear. This procedure may be used early on in patients who are a little younger and in whom a full face lift is not yet indicated.
There isn't usually significant discomfort after surgery. Most of your stitches will be removed after about five days
You should be up and about in a day or two, but avoid strenuous activity for at least two weeks avoid alcohol, steam baths, and saunas for several months.
At the beginning, your features may be distorted from the swelling, your facial movements may be slightly stiff. But by the third week, you'll look and feel much better.
You'll have some scars from your facelift, but they're usually hidden by your hair.
Having a facelift doesn't stop the clock. You may want to repeat the procedure a few years down the line. But you'll continue to look better than if you'd never had a facelift at all.