Facelift (officially known as rhytidectomy) is a procedure primarily aimed at correcting visible signs of aging around the face and neck area. This procedure can address trouble areas of the face caused by thinning skin, loss of facial fat, sun damage, smoking, or simple gravity. Results may vary from person to person.
There are many benefits of facelift, including:
Facelift patients also experience increased confidence in their general appearance, which benefits their quality of life.
It is important to note, however, that this procedure cannot stop the natural aging process, and is not designed to drastically alter your fundamental facial profile. Results may vary from person to person.
There are three main types of facelift surgery.
In all options, the incisions will be closed using sutures, skin glue, or skin adhesive.
Following facelift surgery, the affected areas of the face will be wrapped in gauze to minimize swelling. You will not be able to drive yourself home, and should expect to remain home resting for seven to 10 days after surgery.
Your doctor may recommend against some activities such as blow-drying hair and wearing earrings. Smoking, vigorous exercise, and sexual activity should be avoided for at least two weeks after surgery.
You may also be advised to refrain from alcohol, and stay away from saunas and steam rooms for several months. Increased rest is also recommended to promote timely healing.
Results may vary from person to person.