Face Lift Surgery

If you dream of having a younger looking face then facelift is the perfect cosmetic procedure for you. Until a few years, having attractive and younger looking face was the privilege of only famous and rich. However, you can now undergo facelift surgery in India at affordable rates. Many men and women from different parts of the world choose New Delhi, India, as the destination to undergo this cosmetic surgery. No language barrier, board-certified cosmetic surgeons and favourable exchange rate are a few factors that have made India the most sought after destination for cosmetic surgery procedures. At Tour2CosmeticSurgeryIndia, we provide end to end services to make facelift surgery easy and hassle-free.

Face Lift Surgery

When it comes to treating facial sagging and wrinkles consequential to natural process of ageing, facelift makes for the most comprehensive surgery. The entire surgical procedure varies in range from minimally invasive ‘lunchtime lifts’ to more sophisticated, invasive and extensive surgery. The surgery aims at removing excess skin and tighten underlying muscles and tissues and re-drape skin on the neck and face. It helps in correcting a double chin and jowls, midface sagging and marionette lines thus maintaining its repute as the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation. Thousands of people undergo this procedure to achieve healthy and younger looking skin.

Who is the right candidate for the facelift procedure?

Here are some common facial characteristics that make you the right candidate for a facelift procedure.

  • • Sagging and creased skin in your neck
  • • Deep creases extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth, also known as nasolabial folds
  • • Facial fat or volume that is displaced or has fallen
  • • Sagging skin in your jawline or midface
  • • A double chin consequential to excess fatty deposits and loose skin under the jaw and chin
  • • Lines extending from each corner of the mouth down to the chin, known as marionette lines
  • • Sagging as well as loss of muscle tone in the lower part of the face, leading to jowls

In addition, if you have good health, have realistic expectations and positive attitude then you are the right candidate for this procedure.

Detailed information of face lift surgery

How the entire surgery is performed?

Most facelift methods focus on the lower facial parts, such as cheeks, jowls and the jawline. Also, the facelift can focus on the forehead or the midface. In some methods, deeper facial tissues are tightened or repositioned for restoring youthful contour. In other methods, addition or removal of fat or other soft tissue fillers might be necessary in order to attain the best results. In recent years, several techniques are used for performing facelift surgery. The outcome of these techniques can be consistently durable, safe and reliable. The incisions made during the procedure depend on the part of the face that has to be treated and the amount of change you wish to have.

Once the incisions are made, several degrees of undermining of your skin is done and the deeper facial layers are lifted. Undermining helps in separating the overlying skin of the neck and the face from the tissues and muscles deep to the skin. This loosens or frees neck and facial skin so that it can be re-draped when the procedure is done ensuring that the skin is smooth.

Then the cosmetic surgeon would raise the skin from the neck, cheeks and temples, and reposition and lift the underlying connective tissues, removing excess skin and fat. If the surgery is done along with a neck lift the surgeon would draw the neck muscles together and stitch them at the midline to form a strong sling of muscles that supports the jaw and neck. The cosmetic surgeon might also recommend liposuction of the jowls and neck . facial implants might also be added for increasing the chin or cheek volume.

At the end of the procedure, the surgeon would re-drape the skin over the new underlying structure and incisions would be closed with a small metal clips or/ and stitches. If the need be, drainage tubes might be inserted as well. A supportive, padded dressing is applied.

The main goal of the plastic surgeon and the staff is to make you feel comfortable and achieve the natural looking and beautiful results making your entire surgical experience as easy and relaxed as possible.

Facelift methods

There are different methods to perform facelift surgery. These techniques depend on the preference of the surgeon and patient. Some of the most commonly used methods are:

  • • Traditional facelift
  • • Lower facelift – ‘S’ Facelift, SAMS Facelift
  • • Mini-access cranial suspension, also known as MACS
  • • Thread lift
  • • Endoscopic/ Scar-less facelift
  • • Mini facelift

What are the options?

As mentioned above, there are different approaches to facelift procedure. The plastic surgeon would recommend the approach based on the facial characteristics and goal including the shape of the patient’s face. The length and placement of incision vary on the basis of the facelift technique used during the procedure. The surgeon might find you the right candidate for ‘short scar’ facelift procedure in which a short incision is limited to the area near the ear.

Brand name procedures like ‘Quick Lift’ and ‘Lifestyle Lift’ are a form of facelift only. One technique is not superior over the other and the best treatment approach and plan will be discussed and decided during the consultation with the board-certified plastic surgeon.

How long does the results last?

Your maintenance routine, genes and skin quality are crucial factors in determining the longevity of the facelift surgery, however the facelift method is the primary factor in deciding how long the results would last. Minimal facelift methods with fast recuperation would last the least amount of duration.

  • • Standard or Full classic facelift – There are several versions of the surgery that belong to this category, and could be called SMAS platysma, SMAS imbrication, composite lift, SMAS-ectomy, subperiosteal, and deep plane. These all need extensive rearrangement of the underlying facial tissues along with significant skin undermining. These are technically more demanding procedures that are performed by board-certified, trained and experienced plastic surgeons.
  • • ‘S-Lift’ or Mini-facelift –In this method, there is small amount of skin undermining with limited SMAS that is fascia or muscle mobilization. With this method, recuperation is fast and results last up to five years.

Recovery

You have to stay at the hospital for three to five days at the hospital. It is normal to have discomfort and pain for a few days after undergoing the surgery. It can be managed with medications. The plastic surgeon would advise you to wear bandage over the face in order to avoid any clot formation. This bandage might be removed after a week or ten days along with the stitches. In most cases, patients can resume normal routine activities within two to three weeks while it might take nearly six to eight weeks to return to strenuous activities. For healthy and beautiful results, make sure you adhere to the instructions given by the surgeon after the procedure is done.

It is important for patients and those considering facelift surgery to understand that timely visits to the plastic surgeon after the procedure would help in healthy and beautiful outcome. Also, when you have queries or symptoms that are not discussed with you during the initial consultation and after the procedure, make sure you visit the cosmetic surgeon.

Cost of the facelift surgery

At Tour2CosmeticSurgeryIndia, we value the importance of the well-being and health of our guests, and thus strive to make sure that your stay is comfortable. The costs involving the facelift procedure depend on several factors. The experience and expertise of the surgeon, facility where the procedure is performed, whether it is performed as a standalone or in conjunction with other procedure are a few factors that affect the overall cost of the surgery. Also, we suggest you to discuss with the surgeon costs and expenses after the procedure.

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