Rhytidectomy (Facelift Surgery): Learn More About It

No one desires to flaunt ageing signs, especially when it comes to premature ageing. No matter how old, there are several cosmetic procedures to improve the aesthetic appearance of an individual and a facelift is definitely one of them.

What is a Facelift Anyway?

Also known as Rhytidectomy, a facelift is an age-defying cosmetic procedure that improves or eliminates various signs of ageing (sagging facial tissue) to come up with a youthful or a better facial appearance. The surgery basically involves eliminating excess fat, sagging skin, deep folds, and lastly tightens the deep facial tissue.

Who is a Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

  • Individuals with ageing signs
  • Nonsmokers
  • Healthy Individuals
  • Those with realistic expectations

The Facelift Procedure

It should be noted that any facelift procedure is a customized or personalized surgery in which a cosmetic surgeon manipulates his skills to create a new version of a patient. However, there are two facelift approaches and they include;

Mini-Facelift

Standard Facelift

  • The Mini-Facelift

A Mini-facelift may be performed using general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation. During this form of facelift surgery in India, a cosmetic surgeon will create shorter incisions along the hairline, above the ear or in the natural creases. The surgeon will then tighten deep facial tissues by lifting and tightening the structural tissues around the cheeks thereby correcting the jawline and jowling.

This approach is less invasive and is ideal for patients with a mild degree of ageing, i.e. those with a less sagging skin and jowling. With that, those with onset ageing signs can opt for this surgery.

  • The Standard Facelift

Also known as the traditional facelift surgery, a standard facelift is a complex procedure that corrects moderate to advanced ageing signs in both the face and the neck. During this approach, incisions are made behind the hairline; from the temples to the frontal region of the ear and to the natural folds. The surgeon will then reposition the deeper tissues beneath the skin and also smoothen the creases, eliminate the excess skin, the jowling and the sagging skin under the chin.

Which Facelift Approach Will Work For Me?

During a consultation, a surgeon will identify the actual ageing signs that must be eliminated. The work to be done definitely differs from one patient to another and certainly depends on the goals.

Any of the facelift approach selected will surely sculpt your face aesthetically for better facial contours and an appealing appearance.

General Facelift Results

Facelift procedures are commonly performed worldwide and due to technology advancements and experience, desired results are attained by patients. The procedures are ideal for facial transformations and are considered one of the best cosmetic procedures for a youthful appearance. Patients generally regain their confidence after the procedure and report natural plus desired looks.

What the Facelift Surgery Won’t Do! (Facelift Facts)

  • It can’t put an end to the natural ageing process, meaning that the ageing signs are expected to re-appear after a number of years.
  • It can’t alter your natural facial anatomy, meaning that you will remain the real you, but with a youthful appearance.
  • A facelift is a surgical process and definitely differs from other facelift treatments (non-surgical) that include; Dermal fillers, Botox, Fat transfer, laser-based procedures, and Kybella.
  • Facelift procedures aren’t only performed in old or ageing adults, but even youths to alter one’s facial appearance.

Is a Facelift Safe?

Facelifts are considered safe, but you ought to evaluate the potential side effects of the procedure depending on your health status. Some facelift risks or complications include

  • Prolonged swelling
  • Persistent pain
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Anaesthesia risks
  • Unsatisfactory results
  • Unexpected scarring
  • Numbness
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Facial nerve damage

Average Facelift Surgery Cost

The surgery cost is certainly influenced by the type of the facelift procedure, clinic selected, surgeon fees, medications, among others.

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