If looking at yourselves in a mirror and pulling the skin of your face rearwards and upwards you notice an improvement in your appearance, you probably need facelift surgery.
Facial tissues lose their consistency naturally over the years; but due to constitutional factors defects can occur even at a young age.
For this reason a facelift is no longer considered a surgical operation uniquely suitable for aging women, but is also performed on younger subjects to smooth nose-geniene wrinkles (wrinkles ranging from the nose to the corners of the mouth) or to obtain a more curved eyebrow line. Different types of facelift are currently available. The upper region of the face is generally the first to shows earlier aging signs, namely wrinkles on the forehead and at the sides of the eyes (Crow's feet) as well as eyebrows lowering.
If this is the case and some corrective action is needed on the eyelids, a FRONTAL LIFTING, maybe associated with a blepharoplasty, is advisable.
Facelift procedure steps
Facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient intervention (i.e. the patient will be able to return home the same evening as surgery has been performed) or as one-day hospital intervention. The scars are completely concealed within the hairline and the patient will be able to wash her hair with a disinfectant shampoo just after three days.
After surgery the patient may experience some swelling, rarely any bruise and will be able to resume her normal daily routine in less than a week. The intervention allows to obtain an improvement of forehead wrinkles and Crow's feet as well as eyebrow lifting.
A similar, but less invasive result, can be achieved by means of outpatient injections of botulin toxin. In this case the result will not be equally lasting but will require periodical new injections approx. every eight months.
If the patient shows saggings in the middle of the face or in the mandibular and neck regions, then A CERVICOFACIAL FACE LIFT is advisable. In this case both the skin and superficial muscles of the cheeks and neck are stretched and repositioned. If there is excess fat under the chin a liposuction may be associated.
The scars will be concealed within the natural front and rear folds behind the ear, where they will be visible just for a few weeks. This type of surgery is performed in general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. After surgery, face swelling and some bruising may be visible but they disappear within about ten days. Facelift does not allow to correct the thin wrinkles of the upper lip nor the appearance of the skin whenever the latter show evident wrinkles or blemishes. In this case it may be advisable to associate facelift surgery with peeling or laser treatments.
Frequently asked questions
How long does the effect of a facelift last?
A face lift allows to bring the patient face appearance 10 to 15 years back. he lifting in practice back facial aesthetic traits of 10-15 years. Obviously , after surgery, the face begins to age starting from a more favorable situation.
Generally after about ten years, the face still shows a more youthful appearance if compared to the situation before the intervention.
I would like to undergo a facelift but I'm afraid I may "look like a doll".
A well-executed lifting must obtain a "natural rejuvenation effect. A too tightened lifting must always be avoided as it risks to produce a fake and unnatural effect.
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