If you are considering a facelift, it is important to stay informed on up-to-date procedure and options and have realistic expectations so that you can make an informed choice about the facelift.
The facelift surgery involves an incision starting in the hair or hairline above and in front of the ear that is extended downward in front of the ear. This is followed by an incision under the ear going back up to the hairline behind the ear. The surgeon pulls the skin backwards and upwards and removes the excess skin. Sutures or Staples may be used to close the incision. Fatty tissue may be removed, if required.
You should understand that many people require other procedures, in addition to the facelift, to achieve desired results. These may include –
- Neck lift
- Eye and Brow Lift
- Fat Injections
- Implants in Cheeks or Chin
- Forehead lift
The recovery time for most patients is a week. There may be slight discomfort post-surgery, but patients can usually resume activities the next day. You will see improvements daily.
There may be some there will be bruising and bleeding. Since the incision is made along the hairline, there is a possibility of hair loss along the incision spots. It is essential to pay close attention, after your surgery, to your incisions and face. It is extremely important to follow any instructions given by your doctor to reduce the risk of any infection or complications.
A facelift is a convenient, affordable outpatient procedure that allows you to resume your life right away. Discuss with your doctor exactly what you are looking for.