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About Face Lift

What is Face Lift?

Take years off your face by undergoing face-lift surgery 

Ageing is a natural and indeed an inevitable phenomenon. As we age, several changes occur in our body. Poor eyesight, problems in hearing, incoherent speech, teeth loss, pain in joints and muscles, are some of the common side effects of ageing. Our skin too starts showing the signs of ageing. It becomes lose and saggy. Wrinkles and creases begin to form below the eyelids, along the nose and extending to the corner of the mouth.

If you are worried about these physical signs of ageing on your face, you may consider face-lift surgery. Although face-lift doesn’t stop the process of ageing, it does help take years off your face, making you look younger and attractive.

Studies reveal that people who undergo face-lift surgery experience improved self-confidence and self-esteem. The cosmetic surgery is able to alleviate their stress and anxiety caused due to ageing.

What is face-lift surgery?

Face-lift surgery or Rhytidectomy, as it is technically called, is a cosmetic surgery that helps remove wrinkles, deep folds and creases, and sagging of the skin caused by age.

During the surgery, you would be given general anaesthesia to numb your skin. The cosmetic surgeon would then make an incision starting in the temple area till the front portion of the ear. In some cases, an incision is made within the lower eyelid or under the upper lip. After the incision is being made, the skin is raised and the muscle and tissue underneath is tightened. The surgeon may remove some fat and skin, if required. The incisions are sutured and the face is bandaged after the surgery. The dressing is removed after 1-2 days and the stitches are removed after about 10 days.

Face-lift surgery lasts for a few hours. Although the patients are allowed to go back home on the same day, they are able to resume their normal activities within 2-3 weeks after the surgery.

Who is the best candidate?

To determine whether you are a good candidate for face-lift or not, your surgeon would take into account your skin elasticity, your bone structure, and your overall health. You must also be enjoying good overall health, your skin should be supple and your face should have a well-defined bone structure in order to get the best results out of the face-lift surgery.

Side effects:

Face-lift is a cosmetic surgery and like all surgeries there are certain risks involved in it. Problems that you may encounter after the surgery are Bleeding Infection Reaction to anaesthesia Scarring Tissue loss Alopecia or hair loss Temporary spasm or paralysis in the face

What is the Cost?

Face-lift surgery can cost between $5000 and $15,000, depending on the region, extent of the surgery, and the experience of the surgery. The success of the face-lift surgery largely depends on the skills and expertise of the surgeon. If you wish to enjoy the best possible outcome and want to look younger, healthier, and refreshed, look for a qualified and experienced surgeon to get the face-lift.

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