Traditionally, this is accomplished by literally lifting the skin off the face so that the subcutaneous tissues can be tightened. The facial skin is then replaced more smoothly in a way that evens out creases and wrinkles.Problem areas of the face that can be corrected with a facelift include crow’s feet (wrinkles by the corners of the eyes), forehead lines, jowls, double chins, and vertical folds by the front of the neck.
Factors that can exacerbate age’s negative aesthetic effects on the face include genetics, gravity, and exposure to the sun.Ideal candidates are generally in the age range between late 30s and early 70s, as they still have some skin elasticity. It should be noted that for younger patients or those with less severe wrinkling, more minor procedures may be better suited to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Complimentary Consultation at Clinic 360
What to Expect
It is important to be honest about your medical situation with your surgeon at Clinic 360 during the consultation as this can help ensure your results are in line with your expectations along with aiding in avoiding any unnecessary risks, both during and after your facelift surgery.
The aesthetic benefits of your facelift can also be augmented with complementary plastic surgeries such as facial liposuction and a neck lift procedure.
For best results, you should be in good health and of optimal weight.
How is a FaceLift Performed?
FaceLift Surgery Risks
- Reactions to anaesthesia
- Bleeding under the skin
- Numbness (may last for 6 months to a year)
- Damage to the nerves that supply the muscles in the face (may cause facial spasms or paralysis, both temporary and permanent)
- Hair loss (alopecia)
- Tissue loss
- Embolisms (blood clots)
Many facelift complications can be avoided by being completely honest with your surgeon at Clinic 360 during your complimentary consultation. At this time, they will go over all risks in further detail with you as well. You also should be sure to carefully follow your doctor’s instructions, both prior to and after your facelift surgery.
Recovery usually takes 2 to 3 weeks, during which time your doctor may prescribe you medication for any pain. Patients should avoid strenuous or rigorous activity during this period.