Rhytidectomy or commonly known as Face lift procedure can reduce and address the sagging skin, deep cheek folds, and jowls at the lower part of the jaw of the face and
neck, making these areas more youthful in appearance. Plastic surgeons
usually divide the face into 3 general parts, the upper, mid and the
lower 3rd. Aging affects these areas of the face in different way. At
the upper third, there is the transverse line of the forehead and the
glabellar frown line. Middle 3rd you would note the deepening of the
Nasolabial folds, sagging of the cheek skin and hallowing of the
suborbital area. And at the lower third there are the jowls, marionette
lines and the platismal bands at the neck-mandible area. Due to aging
and other multifactorial cause, the support structure and skin of the
Facelift or mini facelift surgery is a procedure that would resuspend or reposition the soft tissue of the face to obtain a youthful appearance. The scars from the incision lines
are mostly hidden within the hairline or within normal lines of the face
and neck, making it inconspicuous once it matures. This is usually
performed, either under local or general anesthesia depending on the
extent of the face lift procedure and usually requires a short hospital
stay for patient undergoing a full face lift. The patient will
experience some temporary skin discoloration, swelling and a certain
amount of tightness or numbness in the face and ears that usually
resolve after 7 to 10 days. Healing takes time and is gradual, so be
patient and expect several weeks or months for optimal results.
Cosmetic procedure either surgical or non surgical are very cheap and affordable
in the Philippines when compared to other western countries like the
United State (USA), United Kingdom and Canada. Because of this a lot of
prospective clients that are very much interested in physical
enhancement could avail the services of certified and fully trained
Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon at a much lower cost. Since physical
enhancement is your prime objective. Cost or Price should not be your
main consideration, but your Surgeon’s qualification, training and
experience should be your priority. Give time and effort in knowing your
Patient safety and quality results is our priority. Take the opportunity to
discuss all your options with our certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon for
free. With a very affordable cosmetic surgery procedure packages,
while having your vacation in the Philippines. Any cosmetic plastic
procedure could be a worthwhile and extraordinary experience for both
the patient and surgeon, if this is done in the light of surgical
standards in term of safety. In order for you to attain the best results
for the procedure you are interested without compromising your safety
and health, we advice you to bring up all your concerns to a Certified
Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon with proper qualification and training in the
field of Cosmetic/Aesthetic Surgery.
Facelift surgery is designed to reduce signs of age. It enhances one’s facial contours and decreases fine lines as well as wrinkles, providing long-lasting results. You can tell the signs of age along the face such as wrinkles, lax skin, and deposits of excess fat often becomes noticeable when a person reaches his or her late 30s, while most patients who undergo facelift surgery are in their mid-40s to early 70s.
So when is the best time to have a facelift surgery? It really depends since signs of age and an individual’s needs and goals are so unique and distinct among each patient, the answer to that question varies from person to person.
Presently there are some factors to take into account before planning for this surgery. One needs to have reasonable goals, realistic expectations and realize that it will merely firm up the excessive loose skin on the face and neck. A strong bone structure and well-defined jaw line also helps. It is better that the person’s skin has some suppleness and suppleness. People who suffer from illnesses like allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure or a cardiovascular disease are advised not to go for this surgery unless they have been properly treated or their conditions are controlled medically.
If one meets the criteria, preoperative directions are consist of quitting smoking as it intervenes with the treatment, healing and normally causes skin to age; and stopping the consumption of blood thinning medicines like aspirin.
The facelift surgical procedure is outpatient and is carried out under sedation or general anesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon makes an incision which extends downwards along the ear along its natural curve. This makes certain that the scars remain concealed. If excess skin is to be removed from the neck area then the incision is created under the chin. The facial skin is then taken apart from the underlying tissues. After removing the required excess skin, the facial skin is moved in a way that the skin will look more firm, hence youthful looking. The skin is then sutured and dressing is used to protect the wounds. If the patient wishes to remove excess fat as well, it can be carried out using liposuction. The facelift surgery may be carried out with other cosmetic facial procedures like the blepharoplasty which is eyelid surgery.
After the facelift surgery is properly carried out, the patient will take a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks to recuperate during which any strenuous activity should be avoided. Some irritation or swelling may be experienced by the patient around the surgical area. Such swelling generally settles down in a couple of days, but if it doesn’t, keeping the head at an elevated level when sleeping will aid to reduce the swelling. Also, drainage tubes may be placed to lessen the swelling and remove any excess blood. The patient may also encounter tautness in the facial skin. The doctor will also advise one to walk as it helps blood circulation and will prevent blood clots from forming.