WHAT IS A FACELIFT?
A facelift, or clinically known as hytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that reduces visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Particularly the following:
- Sagging in the middle of your face (a.k.a. “jowls”)
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- Deep creases along the nose extending to the corners of the mouth
- Fats that have sagged or have been dissolved
- Skin tone lost and diminished.
Youthful contours that have gone out from the face are caused by many different factors, due to any of the following: heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, lifestyle, habits, and stress.
Other facial rejuvenation procedures that are recommended to be performed in conjunction with a facelift are the brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply creased brows, and the eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) to rejuvenate wrinkled eyes.
What a facelift can’t give
Facelift is just a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your basic appearance and can never cease aging process.
A facelift is a surgical procedure, however; there are other non-surgical rejuvenation treatments that cannot achieve the same outcome. However, these treatments may help delay the need for a facelift procedure.
Who can have a facelift?
The best candidates are:
- Healthy people who do not have complications of healing easily. (Diabetic patients for example have issues with healing easily)
- Non-smokers (must at least quit for a minimum of two weeks before procedure)
- People who have positive outlook in life and expectations.
Duration: 2 -3 hours
Confinement: Next day discharge
Recovery time: 2-3 weeks
Visible Resuts: 6-9 months