What is the Facelift and Necklift operation
The Facelift is an operation for tightening and lifting the free skin of the face under the eyes. (All that relates to interventions above the eyes is called eyebrow lifting). The neck lift tightens and lifts the skin from the neck.
As part of the ageing process through which we all pass sooner or later, our skin gradually loses its elasticity, and our muscles tend to relax. The stress of daily life, the effects of gravity and sun exposure can be visible on our faces. The folds and smiles lines deepen, the corners of the mouth descend, the jaw line bends and the skin of the neck becomes inert. Around the eyes, the eyebrows descend and the skin of the eyelids gather in the folds. As for the skin the first sign are fine wrinkles that develop around the lips, at the outer corners of the eye and the lines of expression. The moment this happens varies from one person to another and is likely determined by our genes. The aging of the face skin does not necessarily reflect the process by which the rest of our body and mind grow old and many people feel frustrated that the face they see in the mirror is not the one they feel it should be there. Substantial weight loss can produce similar changes in the appearance of the face with those of the aging process.
Who is a good candidate for facelift or necklift
As we get older, the skin becomes less elastic and leaves, and your facial muscles weaken. Also, natural fats under the skin make you look older. The moment this happens varies from one person to another and is likely to be determined by your genes. The stress of everyday life, the effect of gravity and sun exposure also affects your face. Drastic weight loss can also age the face. The rhythm in which the face grows older does not necessarily reflect the rhythm in which the rest of your body and mind grows older and can feel that the face you see in the mirror is not the one you should have.
A facelift provides the best results if the face and neck began to leave, but the skin still has a certain elasticity, and the bone structure is strong and well defined. Most people who turn to facial lifes are between 40 and 60 years old, but the Faceliftul can be successfully achieved in people of 70-80 years.
It shouldn’t be obvious that you made a facelift, but you should look younger, healthier, more lively and more cheerful.
The costs of the operation of facelift or necklift
What happens before the operation?
You will meet with the surgeon to talk about the reasons why you want surgery and what you follow. The surgeon will ask you about any illness you have or have had in the past. It will also highlight any medicine you use, including herbal remedies and medicines that are not prescribed by your doctor. Your surgeon will examine your face and neck and can take some photographs for your medical records. You will be prompted to sign a consent form to retrieve, store, and use your photos.
The surgeon will measure your height and weight. To make sure you are safe to perform an operation. If you are overweight or planning to become pregnant, the surgeon may suggest that you delay your operation.
A facelift improves the lower half of the face, especially the jaw line. If you have eyebrows and wrinkles on your forehead, the surgeon may suggest a browlift (lift of the upper line/eyebrows). Relaxed skin with fine wrinkles, freckles and harsh areas will have more to gain if a chemical peeling, or laser resurfacing, can be carried out together with a face lift, browlift or neck lift.
How can I help the operation to be a success?
How to do the operation (facelift)?
A facelift involves lifting and repositioning the skin and soft tissue of the face. During the operation, the cuts are made on both sides of the face before the ear, extending along the hair line, in front or behind the ear cartilage and around the back of the ear lobe, in the creds behind the ear and then in the lower scalp. In some cases, the surgeon could make a small cut under the chin for the neck lifting operation.
Sometimes, only the skin above the neck is high (only a face lift).
In some cases, the neck muscle and skin above it are only tightened by sewing them together (only for the neck).
In other cases, the neck muscle and the skin above it are tightened then raised and sewn tightly to the solid structures in front and behind the ear (a face lift and neck).
Excess skin is then removed, and the remaining skin is fixed in position.
Fats and tissues are redistributed and are sometimes added to the face.
How long does the operation take, hospitalization is required?
What are the alternative treatments?
Facial and neck Lifting are the most effective ways to bring firmness to the skin of the face and neck. These operations do not remove the wrinkles around the eyes on the forehead or mouth. Other treatments, such as anti-wrinkle toxin injections, can help you in this regard.
Facial and neck Lifting does not change the texture and appearance of the skin, although there are treatments such as laser resurfacing (where a laser is used to burn the surface of the skin in a controlled way) or chemically peeling (in which case a substance is applied Chemical to detach from the surface of the skin) can help in this regard. Sometimes grafting or lipofilling can be performed (in which case the fat removed by liposuction from another part of the body, such as hips or thighs, is injected in the face), Processes that can be used in place or as well as the facelifting, to make your face and skin look younger. Sometimes left eyebrows can be the main problem. In this case, a browlift operation, performed singular or together with a face lift or neck, can help to tighten the skin on the front.
- What do I expect after the operation?
Facial and neck Lifting are usually performed under general anesthesia (so you will be asleep or under local anesthesia (where the whole area is numb with injections may be under sedation). The operation lasts between two and five hours. You may need to be given antibiotics to keep your wounds clean. You may have drainage tubes at the front or neck to evacuate any remaining fluid or blood. These tubes will be removed when the liquid or blood has been evacuated, usually before you return home. You might be able to go home on the same day, but you’ll most likely stay in the hospital overnight. If you return home on the same day, a responsible person would need to stay with you overnight. Your face and neck will feel tight and irritated. The use of painkillers should be sufficient to keep you a comfortable level.
You will have applied bandages on the face and neck.
Most surgeons will bandage your face to reduce bruises and swelling. These bandages will remain a day or two, and the seams will be removed after seven or eight days.
It is normal to have a numbness of the skin of the cheeks and ears.
This will usually improve in a few weeks or months, although there may be a long-term loss of skin sensitivity in front of the ears. It is advisable to keep your head up to reduce swelling. Specifically, it is desirable to sleep with extra pillows to keep your head elevated in the first few days after the operation. You will be able to get out of bed on the same day as surgery and you will be able to carry out light activities after two weeks. Avoid intense activity, saunas and massage for at least two weeks. At first, your face will look a little clogged and you may have a strange and rigid sensation. Scars can be very well hidden with your hair, so you can go back to work and socialise in a few weeks. Men consider it more difficult than women to hide scars, which is why some choose to let their beard grow up close to the ears as a result of facial lifting.
The cloaking make-up can be helpful in covering the bruises.
In general, the scars on the hair line are not seen, but the hair will be kept shorter immediately around the wound. There may be a slight reduction in hair growth at the dumbest, but this is usually not a problem, unless the hair is very thin and it performs more liftinges.
Do not lift heavy objects for several weeks and avoid doubing or having sex for at least two weeks.
Regardless of the activities carried out, resume them slowly. Do not drive until you feel safe and are comfortable wearing your seatbelt. Check your insurance documents if you’re not sure.
- Risks and side effects associated with the operation
Recovery and some tips for a good recovery.
Tips for a good recovery.
Exposure to sunlight directly or in tanning salons.
Exposure to the sun causes damage to the Pieli. The exposure of the operated areas and the suture ranges can cause poor healing and changes in the Hypo or hyperpigmentation color. Patients who want to expose themselves to the sun to sunbathe should inform their physician and postpone this activity until it is without risk. The adverse effects of sun exposures also occur when using sunscreen creams.
Any surgical procedure involves possible risks and complications that can delay healing and return to normal life. Please notify your surgeon about travel plans, important meetings planned so the planning of the operation can be done efficiently. However, there are no guarantees that you will be able to return to your planned activities in time.
Modification of the results of surgical procedures may occur during the time due to ageing. Exposure to sunlight, loss or weight gain, pregnancy, menopause or other circumstances without the connection with the procedure itself.
Information for female patients.
It is important to inform your surgeon if you are using anticonceptional or if you have the slightest suspicion that you may be pregnant. Many antibiotics may decrease the effectiveness of anticonceptional pills.
Intimate relationships after surgical procedure.
Surgery involves clotting of blood vessels to stop bleeding and physical activity of any kind can cause the opening of vessels and bleeding and/or the formation of hematoma. Activities that increase pulse and heart rate can cause additional bruising and bruising, inflammation and the need to open the operation for bleeding control.