December 12, 2018
Facelift (Rhytidectomy) is a general term to describe a broad range of cosmetic surgery procedures that focus on rejuvenating the facial area with surgery. The goal of the facelift surgery technique is to improve the underlying form of the face by tightening muscles while removing excess fat and skin to eliminate sagging. In some cases, perhaps adding silicone implants to strengthen features.
Gauntness and sagging are natural consequences of aging that may be impossible to correct without treatment.
The goal of the procedure is to obtain a natural appearance that restores a more youthful image. Botox and fillers may be used in combination with facelift surgeries to eliminate fine lines, deep wrinkles, and other damage to the outer layer of skin.
This patient combined a facelift with a neck lift and also some fillers. What a result!
When is the Facelift Procedure Advisable?
Anyone who can tighten their facial skin by hand to significantly improve their appearance is probably in need of a facelift. The strongest candidates for full facelift surgeries have excess sagging skin and fat that needs to be removed.
However, just about anyone in good health, with good skin elasticity and strong bone structure can benefit from some form of facelift surgery and reverse the signs of aging.
However, patients that suffer from uncontrolled diabetes or who suffer from other disorders that interfere with healing must discuss these issues with our English-speaking specialist to fully assess any risks.
At the consultation, Dr Daniel SacoVertiz will discuss your medical history. He will also provide you with before and after photographs to give you an idea of the results you can expect. He will help you determine whether facelift surgery is right for you.
In some cases, other facial procedures may be more effective at targeting turkey necks, fine wrinkles, deep wrinkles, and sagging eyes.
There are 3 main options:
- The traditional incision begins at the temples at the hairline, continues down and around the front of the ears, and ends behind the ears at the bottom of the scalp.
- A limited incision is a shorter incision that begins at the hairline just above the ear, but does not extend to the bottom of the scalp.
- The neck lift incision begins in front of the earlobe and continues around the ear to the bottom of the scalp. A small incision is also made under the chin.
The surgery takes between two and four hours. It may take longer if other cosmetic procedures are done at the same time.
Remember, facelift surgery removes excess skin and fat, tightens muscles, and smooths the contours of the face. This way, we achieve a totally natural, more youthful appearance.
This patient combined a facelift with a neck lift and also some fillers. Another excellent result!
You can expect to have slight swelling over the first days and discoloration that can be concealed with makeup. At the two week mark, patients can expect to see the final results and improvement to the facial structure.
The Next Step
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