Introduction to Facelift

Age definitely does a play on our body by introducing wrinkles and facial lines. There have been many options to delay the signs of aging such as creams, moisturisers and many such non-surgical treatments. However, there is only so much that creams and moisturizers can achieve. When all other options do not work, people consider having a facelift.

Not as extreme as it sounds, facelift surgery repairs and reverses the most common signs of facial aging by tightening facial tissues and trimming excess skin.

Eravio Hospital has India’s best cosmetic surgeons at the helm to help you achieve your best youthful and natural looking face.

Why should I consider getting a facelift?

Here’s what Eravio can help you achieve through a facelift:

  • Remove wrinkles or fine lines on the middle or lower regions of the face
  • Reduce the development of jowls
  • Minimize a double chin
  • Reposition sagging facial tissue
  • Maintain a natural youthful appearance

Am I a candidate for a facelift?

Today there is no age bar for leading a youthful life and pursuing your chosen lifestyle. There may be a phase in life when you may feel that your face doesn’t reflect your inner youthfulness. Even the external and topical solutions may not work. In such a case, you can consider a facelift. However, it is important to have a healthy lifestyle and diet regimen to support the inner youthfulness.

Lastly, if you are indeed considering a facelift, it is important for you to have realistic expectations about the surgery and how you are going to look after it.

I want a facelift. How do I go ahead?

Any consultation or discussion with the Eravio doctors is incomplete without understanding your medical history. The doctors, being the best in Navi Mumbai, will discuss your treatment with you covering the following points:

  • Your goals and reasons behind having the facelift
  • Existing skin condition
  • Surgical options
  • Available options of combination procedures

The surgeon will take photos of your face from all angles for a detailed understanding. Based on the photos and the discussion, the surgeon will develop a surgical plan to go forward.

Things you should know about Facelift procedures

The best doctors from Navi Mumbai work at Eravio Hospital. During the surgery, they make the incisions for the facelift surgery at discreet locations where they can be easily hidden. Usually, the incisions are placed in the natural creases near the ear or behind the hairline. After making the incisions, the doctor repositions, tightens or removes and trim away the excess skin. As a result, you have a smoother skin with more defined, lifted facial contours, and reduced wrinkles.

A mini facelift is an alternative approach for men and women requiring lesser degree of facial toning. In this technique, the doctors use shorter incisions and manipulates a smaller amount of tissue. This results in less bruising, swelling, and bleeding.

While the mini facelift may work wonders for the right patient, it cannot rival the amount of correction provided by the traditional facelift.

Yes, you can. It is a common practice for many of Eravio patients to opt for a neck lift along with a planned facelift. This helps maintain a balance among their features. It is important to note that the neck lift surgery utilizes some of the same incisions as the facelift surgery. That makes it easy to combine the two procedures.

The neck lift surgery addresses visible aging on the neck and under the chin, such as vertical banding. A neck lift surgery helps eliminate a double chin or additional fatty deposits on the neck.

While a facelift surgery restores youthful contours by repositioning and tightening tissues, muscles and facial fat. However, it cannot restore facial volume lost from over the years. This can be achieved with the help of facial augmentation. This is a procedure to restore fullness to a face with the help of implants. For example, a cheek augmentation or a chin augmentation. Another procedure called fat grafting to the face also restores facial volume by transferring fat from another area of the body.

Recovery: Facelift procedure is an outpatient procedure. You can return home to recover shortly after your surgery, without having to stay in the hospital. However, you will definitely need to rest at home for a few days after your surgery. We recommend you keep your head upright at all times to ensure proper blood circulation. This will provide better comfort, reduce swelling, and limit any chances of complications.

Most facelift patients can return to work and their normal day-to-day activities after one week. However, you will be asked to limit strenuous or vigorous exercise for long duration. Most swelling should subside within a month.

Pain: Doctors at Eravio Hospital perform the surgery under anaesthesia to eliminate any pain during the procedure. There may be some bruising, swelling, tenderness and tightness after the procedure. At Eravio, the doctors will prescribe light medication to counter any pain or discomfort.

It is important to understand the facelift surgery is performed under anaesthesia. For the same, you need to stop smoking and hold on all blood-thinning medication, including aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDs and herbal supplements for at least 14-15 days before and after the surgery. You will also need to arrange for a family member or friend to accompany you to the surgery and be around you for the first 24-48 hours to help you with day-to-day activities.

No. The facelift surgery addresses the middle and lower regions of the face. It does not address the eyes or forehead. However, if you are experiencing laxity in the upper third of your face, you may want to supplement the facelift with blepharoplasty – eyelid lift surgery – to address the eyelids or browlift surgery to treat the forehead and drooping brows. This will help maintain consistency between the youthfulness of your upper and lower face.

It is important to understand that the facelift surgery is meant to restore a more rejuvenated and youthful version of yourself. This surgery will not change your face completely but will only highlight your natural beauty.

It is true that there is no rival to a facelift surgery. However, there are indeed a few non-surgical alternatives providing the same effect as a facelift surgery. Younger patients or those with minor or moderate requirements may undergo a liquid facelift treatment, which is a combination of neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® injections and dermal fillers like JUVEDERM®, Restylane® or Restylane® Lyft ™, or collagen enhancing RADIESSE®.

The results of your facelift surgery will be visible immediately after surgery. However, the features will continue to refine over time, as the bruising and swelling subside. Your skin will feel much smoother and tighter, and your face will appear more youthful and rejuvenated.

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