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