Many of us have difficulty accepting the changes that we see in the mirror as we age. We still feel young inside, but the reflection is often a struggle to accept.
Today’s face lift is more effective, natural looking and longer lasting than ever before… it helps return a more youthful look to the face. It removes lax facial skin, repositions underlying fat pads and tightens underlying muscles and deeper tissues giving you a younger look.
What you need to know about face lift:
During a Face Lift the surgeon makes an incision above the hairline. The facial skin is then separated from the underlying tissue and excess fat and skin are removed. The facial muscles are then tightened, improving the contours and appearance of the face. The skin is then reattached using stitches or staples. The overall result is usually a long-lasting, noticeable reduction of sagging and age lines in the face.
Depending on your needs, your surgeon offers the standard full Face Lift surgery as well as eyelid surgery only or Mini Face Lift surgery that will focus either on the lower face, or the upper face with temporal region. Either Mini Lift can be done with or without the eye area. The full Face Lift includes brows, eyes, neck, liposuction and cementoplasty (tying of the muscles under the chin so that you don’t have the dropped jowl). Incisions are made in front of the ear and can go around the back of the ear if needed.
Procedure: Outpatient procedure
Duration: two hours or more
Anesthesia: sedation and local anesthesia.
Scars: in front of the ear and / or around the back
Days to recover: 7 days to 10 days.
Regular activity: after one week
Post operative care after face lift surgery:
Our medical team will provide you a detailed post op instructions sheet and will be available for any query you might have afterwards.
You may return to work after seven to ten days. More strenuous activity may be resumed after two weeks or more. Bruising should begin to disappear after seven to ten days. Sun exposure must be limited for several months after surgery. The use of a sun block is recommended. Most face lifts can be expected to maintain optimum appearance for up to five to ten years.