Benefits of a
Age can take its toll on the body, especially the face. As you get older, you may encounter a variety of problems from wrinkling, sagging, to creasing. A facelift can reverse the effects of facial aging and restore tautness in the cheek and forehead areas. Not only will a facelift make you look younger, you’ll also look fresher and more confident as a result.
What will my life be like after a
After getting a facelift, you’ll be looking much fresher and younger. If you want to avoid unwanted attention from your friends and family, most surgeons advise that you change your hairstyle or glasses following your procedure. A successful cosmetic procedure should look natural—like you’ve lost weight or started hitting the gym.
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What is a facelift for?
A facelift or a Rhytidectomy is a cosmetic procedure to tighten the face by removing excess fat and skin, particularly in the lower two-thirds of the face.
How long does it take to recover from a facelift?
Most patients are surprised at how easy it is to manage post-operation pain. For many, the most difficult part of recovery is discomfort breathing through the nose for several days following the operation. This typically gets better in a week or two. Also, you may experience swelling around the eyes for several weeks, but, as soon as the swelling subsides, you’ll see the results of the surgery. To speed up recovery, most surgeons advise you to rest and refrain from strenuous activity for three to six weeks.
At what age can I get a facelift?
Most people who opt for facelifts are upward of 40 years old. However, if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you can opt for a facelift regardless of your age.
Are there other procedures similar to a facelift?
For mild wrinkling, you can opt for procedures like wrinkle-diminishment, laser treatment, age spot removal, and Botox.
Is there anything I need to prepare before my operation?
Before facelift surgery, you need medical clearance from your surgeon. Conditions like hypertension, hemophilia, smoking, and keloid formation may cause complications during your procedure. Other than that, you should make sure to rest and prepare everything from your clothes, room arrangements (if any), transportation, and others so that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
Are there any risks?
Complications, while rare, include hematoma, infection, inflammation, and damage to facial tissue. For best results, find a surgeon with the right skills and training for the job.
Is a facelift permanent?
While a facelift won’t stop you from aging, it can turn back the clock and keep you looking younger. To maintain your results, keep your skin hydrated, adopt a healthy lifestyle, and maintain your weight.
How do I hide post-operation swelling, scarring, and bruising?
To conceal your post-operation marks, your surgeon may prescribe camouflage cosmetics.
What areas can’t a facelift improve?
A facelift can correct the lower portion of the face (e.g. jowls, cheeks, and neck). However, it does not correct any wrinkling in the upper portion of the face. For wrinkling in the forehead or brow area, you can opt for a brow lift or eyelid surgery.
Do I need to wear bandages after my operation?
Yes, you need to wear bandages around your head and neck to prevent incisions from reopening.