a vital part of the body. Face is everywhere mirror of our personality,
despite the cultures and fashion.It is also one of the first places where
subtle signs of aging show in fine lines and sagging skin. Process is
continuous but it can be reversed. For most patients a successful Facelift
is more than simply a physical transformation.
Usually men and women over forty years old , but even people in their
thirties can improve their appearance by these procedures. Tightening and
elevating sagging tissues of face and neck volumetric rejuvenation, with
complete restoration of soft tissue is done. Lifting should be done in
combination with eyelid surgery, forehead lifting, liposculpture or
surface peel by dermabrasion, laser or chemical. The main aim of the
procedure is to make face firmer and younger.
several variations of face lifts. Only skin faceliftings were popular many
years ago and are still used in select situations. Intermediate and deep
face lifting achieve complete restoration at deeper level above the bone
structure of the face. The incisions are made within the hairline ,just in
front of the ear and wrap around the back of the ear. The skin of the face
and neck is separated, the excess skin is removed with previous tightening
of muscular tissues to achieve long-lasting effect. Liposuction is
sometimes needed to be done to remove fatty deposits from jowls and neck in
order to define them better.
done in local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, lasting 2-4 hours
depending on the type of surgery and surgeons expertise.
Dressings and drain are removed in a day or two, and the hair can be washed.
Sutures are removed over the period of seven to ten days. There is a
temporary feeling of dumbness in facial and neck area. Scars heal gradually,
much faster than of the other parts of the body and they are all hidden in
hairline, natural lines and behind ears.After endoscopic procedures there
are almost no visible scars. Make-up can be worn few days after surgery, but
sun exposure is not recommended within few months.
hematomas disappear in a week, possible injury to the facial nerve branches,
infection, and hypertrophic scars behind ears and on the neck.