The term “face lift” is a term which is often synonymous with Cosmetic surgery and is one that is familiar to most people. It is one of a number of procedures that has attained growing popularity in recent years and is no longer a treatment exclusive to the likes of the Hollywood stars. If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
Sagging in the midface
Deep creases below the lower eyelids
Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
Fat that has fallen or is displaced
Loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls
As the skin ages it loses its natural bounce and elasticity. As a result the look of your skin can become increasingly saggy and dull. Most people also start to notice the visible signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles, and these tend to be most prominent around the eyes, nose and mouth. A face lift is an effective means of smoothing out lines and wrinkles and creating a fresher, younger complexion. Face lift involves smoothing out the wrinkles on your face and the tightening all of the tissue underneath, creating the appearance of a younger face, which is more firm. The overall effect is that removing the signs of aging.
Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin In the traditional facelift, an incision is made in front of the ear extending up into the hairline. The incision curves around the bottom of the ear and then behind it, usually ending nears the hairline on the back of the neck. After the skin incision is made, the skin is separated from the deeper tissues with a scalpel or scissors (also called undermining) over the cheeks and neck. At this point, the deeper tissues (SMAS, the facial suspension system of the face) can be tightened with sutures, with or without removing some of the excess deeper tissues. The skin is then red raped, and the amount of excess skin to be removed is determined by the surgeon’s judgment and experience. The excess skin is then removed, and the skin incisions are closed with sutures. Sub labial (under the lip) incision through which periosteum of maxilla is elevated in an endoscopic midface lift (rhytidectomy) can also be considered and performed in selected cases.
The popularity of the surgery could be attributed to a number of factors including the desire for people to look younger. Some people will often have wrinkles on their skin, but still have some elasticity so it can be stretched out. They will often have loose skin that needs removing so that the skin left over can be tightened. Of note is that it is not just women who undergo the treatment, with men being strong candidates as well, though it should be further noted that carrying out the procedure on men carries with some extra risks which you should discuss with your surgeon, Dr Barnouti.
Anti-ageing treatments are widely available, but their effectiveness is often brought into question. The effects of a face lift are undeniable and it is certain that you will look younger after treatment. As well as transforming the look of the skin and face, a face lift can also make a difference to the way a person feels about their appearance. Face lift cosmetic surgery takes between 2.5-5 hours depends on its complexity. Dr Barnouti at Sydney Plastic Surgery is one of the best facelift Surgeons in Sydney Australia. You can consult him by calling the clinic on 1300 002 006 or 02-9561 0222.
After surgery you need rest for 3 days and avoid sudden moves. Normal activities will be perform in about 5 days after miniface lift, 8 days for Short Scar face lift and 10 days for full face lift surgery.
Plastic Surgery Costs
Short Scar Facelift: Total Cost $11,900 (including Surgeon)