With age, face loses its youthful contours and volume due to loss of facial fat. The skin starts thinning and the signs of ageing become visible. A facelift surgery, medically known as rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to improve the visible signs of ageing.
Stress, gravity, environmental conditional contribute to normal ageing process. There may excess fat deposition in the neck giving a non-pleasing appearance. Neck lift surgery, medically known as lower rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to rejuvenate the face and neck to improve the signs of ageing. A liposuction procedure is usually incorporated to reduce the excess fat from the neck region. Neck Lift Surgery can be done along with other facial surgeries like Facelift or Face Augmentation.
What Is Facelift Surgery?
A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens these facial tissues. A facelift can involve removing excess skin, smoothing out folds or wrinkles, and tightening facial tissue.
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Facelift Surgery?
Dr. Abizer Kapadia, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has provided guidelines as to who can receive facelift surgery:
What To Expect At The Consultation With Dr. Abizer Kapadia?
Dr. Abizer Kapadia gives the utmost importance to the consultation as it is the step where you understand the procedure, all the aspects of it, and analyze your comfort level with the doctor and his/her staff. During the consultation, Dr. Abizer Kapadia will guide you through the whole process with all the details and will discuss different procedures, the suitable procedure for you, preparation for the surgery, and recovery process, helping you make an informed decision. Dr. Abizer will also discuss and understand your reasons for getting surgery and help you have realistic goals and expectations from the surgery.
During the consultation, you should prepare yourself for a physical examination and to discuss your medical history, previous surgeries, drug allergies, medical conditions, and other such topics concerning your health. Dr. Abizer also urges his patients to ask questions and queries to resolve any doubts they may have regarding the surgery, procedure, risks involved, results as his utmost priority lies in the safety and satisfaction of his patients.
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Different Procedures of Facelift Surgery
Facelift is day care procedure performed under general anaesthesia. Facial implants or fat transfer techniques are used for facelift. Facial implants are used to enhance or augment facial features including cheeks, chin and jaw. The type and size of the implants depends on your aesthetic goals and as recommended by the surgeon after your initial consultation. For facial fat grafting, excess fat is taken out from another part of the body, treated and grafted on the face to enhance the facial features.
Facelift can be performed surgically and non-surgically. Non-surgical facelift procedures include Dermal fillers, Botox and Threads. . However non-surgical methods cannot achieve the same results and are only temporary.
There are typically three types of Facelift, including:
Neck lift is a Day- case procedure, done under local or general anaesthesia. An incision is made in the hairline along the sideburn toward the end of posterior hair at the back of the ear. Through the incision, excess fat and tissues are removed or repositioned in the jowls and neck. Platysma muscle is tightened and the extra skin is lifted and draped over the uplifted contours. Extra skin is removed and the incision is closed using sutures or surgical tape. In some cases, another incision under the chin might be done by the surgeon to perform liposuction in the area and for muscle repair. This procedure is known as traditional neck lift.
How Is Recovery After Facelift Surgery?
Mild swelling and bruising may be experienced. It will subside in 10-14 days and the final results of neck lift start to appear. The surgeon might place a bandage around the face and neck to help minimize the swelling.