With the effect of ageing, many problems can be seen on the face. These may due to the stresses of daily life, effects of gravity and excess exposure to the sun. A deep crease develops in between the nose and the mouth, excess fat deposits appears on the neck and the jaw line grows slack. Surgeries like Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty and brow lift can also be performed with a facelift surgery. The area above the eyes is treated with the help of brow lift or forehead lift surgery. Non surgical procedures can also be performed for reshaping the structure of the face. Botox or dermal fillers are the most common non-surgical procedure.
What is Face – Lift Surgery ?
Face lift surgery aims at eliminating the extra facial skin to give the face a younger look. With ageing, a person develops droopy and loose skin and also lose the muscle tone and fat. More procedures can also be done along with face lift surgery to get the maximum benefit. Procedures like Liposuction, removal of the buccal (cheek), neck lift, brow lift, autologous fat injection, Blepharoplasty, fat pad, forehead lift, laser or chemical peel, chin implants and malar (cheek).
Procedure of Facelift
Surgical facelift procedures begin with incisions at the patient’s temples, just above the hairline. The incisions are made till the front of the ears, protruding beneath the ear lobe natural creases. The tissues and muscles are then separated and the fat is removed. The deep muscles are tightened and excess skin is pulled up to align with the newly positioned muscles. The surgeon then trims the outlying skin tissues and stitches the incisions. To ensure all scars are hidden either in the normal skin folds or the hairlines, all incisions are made along natural skin creases. An incision can also be made under your chin. Different incision options are –
- S lift face lift- Stich lift
- Soft tissue augmentation
- Neck lift
- Liposuction with face lift
- Traditional face lift
- SMAS face lift
- Liposuction Mini face lift
- Lipoinjection and face lift
Who should consider Facelift Surgery ?
- Wrinkles or loose and sagging skin in the cheeks or near the cheek bones
- Candidates who do not have well defined jaw line
- Candidates having lines starting from the edges of the nose following the edge of the mouth.
- Candidates who have wrinkles or extra fat and loose skin in the area around the neck.
A good candidate in facelift surgery is the one who is physically healthy and emotionally stable to undergo the surgery.
Benefits of Facelift
- Pain and discomfort are usually minimal
- The face will look younger and more vibrant
- Results will last for around 10 years
- Recovery may take 1 week and the daily activities can be started by the next day
- Helps to get smooth and taut skin on the face and neck
Non Surgical Face Lift
This non-surgical procedure uses radiofrequency waves that is gently applied through specially designed facial probes. The facial probes are applied in such a way so as to heat the deeper skin (dermis) slowly. This is done to prevent any damage to the superficial skin (epidermis). After a span of ten days, the patient can feel an immediate face lift along with tightening of the skin. The heat will cause the development of a new collagen which will be visible after three months. This will lead to more effect of fat dissolving along with muscle relaxing.
Thread Face Lift
It is a less invasive form of face lift and is suitable for rejuvenating and refreshing the face to turn back the signs of ageing. The thread facelift is ideal for people with a general saggy appearance of the skin which includes wrinkles, lines and loose skin. The results are very natural and the procedure will not reduce your facial expressions.
After Face Lift
The patient has to wear bandages on the face to avoid any clot formation and will be removed after a week along with the stitches. The patient can resume routine activities and light exercises in about two weeks, and strenuous exercises after six weeks.
Time and Cost of Face Lift Surgery
For the face lift surgery, the patient is required to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days after the procedure. The sutures will be taken out after the surgery. In total the face lift surgery takes 8 to 10 days. The cost of face lift surgery in India is very low and offers best medical facilities along with the latest technologies.