Face Lift procedure is becoming more and more popular these days and is recommended for both,men and women, who would like to minimize or even completely get rid of the visible signs of aging and, additionally, rejuvenate their facial features. It has been reported by experts that this cosmetic surgery can make a person look even 10 years younger. However, that does not mean though that it prevents the aging process, and removes its traces once for all.
Face Lift is performed on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthetic, which denotes that a patient is conscious during the procedure, however does not experience any pain or discomfort. However, patients who tend to panic are recommended to choose general anaesthetic where they are asleep during the treatment and when the surgery is over, they are woken up. The estimated time of the procedure takes from about 2 to 3,5 hours, depending on the operated area, the excess f saggy skin or whether the eyelids are corrected same time. The incision is made in the hairline area and for men in the beard surrounding, consequently, the scars may be easily covered with natural hair afterwards. Over the Face Lift, the facial skin is gently and thoroughly stretched, and the underlying muscles are tightened by a cosmetic surgeon. If the patient requires, some disturbed amount of fat, as well as the excess skin may also be removed.
The procedure of Face Lift excels in dealing with the following aging signs:
– loosen skin on the face and neck,
– crow’s feet, smile lines, face and forehead lines or folds,
– jowls and excess fat on the neck and face,
– nasal-labial folds.
In fact, there are a number of issues the Face Lift is not recommended, for instance the excess fat and skin in the areas of lower and upper eyebrows, or wrinkles around the mouth for which completely different procedures are used, however, often combined with Face Lift, such as Fat Transfer and Blepharoplasty.
Additionally, there are important factors that should be restricted in order to reduce the possible risks connected to the procedure and to improve the final effect. Due to that, the patient should be aware of smoking or drinking alcohol for at least two weeks before and after the surgery. It is also advisable to grow one’s hair longer, in order to cover the scars. It is natural that after the procedure patients may expect to experience discomfort, as well as some bruising and swelling may occur. These distressing sensations, however should start appearing after about a week.
For the first 3 days and nights following the procedure cool and mashed food is advised. On the top of that, you should reduce the facial expressions for one to two weeks, so not to excessively stretch, or pull the skin. Moreover, a patient ought to avoid taking baths, sauna, solarium, or swimming pool, as well as sunbathing for a month, as the facial skin is very sensitive and delicate. Resume intense exercises, gym, fitness, aerobics, or strenuous work after about 3-4 weeks from the procedure. Frequent and long walks are highly recommended as they have a positive influence not only on our mood but body as well.