A face lift, also known as a face and neck lift, is a form of cosmetic surgery that helps to significantly reduce the wrinkles and sagging of the face that accompany aging.
Problem areas of the face that can be corrected with a face lift include wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, forehead wrinkles, jowls, double chin and vertical folds at the front of the neck.
Am I a good candidate for a face lift?
Ideal candidates are generally in their late 30s to early 70s, as they still have some skin elasticity.
It should be noted that for younger patients or those with less severe wrinkles, minor procedures may be better suited to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Your expectations for a facelift procedure should be realistic and an examination will be made of your mental and emotional attitude toward the procedure.
A face lift will not radically change your appearance, reverse all the effects of aging, or stop the process altogether. Rather, it is intended to help you look your best while giving your face a younger, healthier appearance.
How is a face lift performed ?
Depending on your preferences, as well as your medical history, general anesthesia or intravenous sedation combined with local anesthesia may be used for your neck lift.
Most often, general anesthesia is used to maximize patient comfort. Your surgeon will begin your surgery by making an incision in the temple area that surrounds the front of the ear.
The skin is then lifted so that the muscles and tissues underneath can be tightened while removing any excess fat and skin.
The lifted skin is then replaced and sutured. The incision lines are usually made along natural folds such as the hairline or beard (in the case of male patients).
The entire procedure takes between 3 and 4 hours.
Risks associated with a face lift
As with any form of cosmetic surgery, facelifts carry a number of potential risks. However, having your procedure performed through a reputable and recognized medical tourism agency like MedCare Vacations greatly reduces your risk of complications.
Recovery from a Face lift
Recovery typically takes 2 to 3 weeks, during which time your doctor may prescribe medication for any pain.
Patients should avoid strenuous or intense activity during this time.
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