Face lift

Face lift

What is face lift surgery?

A facelift is a surgical (cosmetic surgery) method that removes excess facial skin to make the face appear younger. However, the aging face not only loses skin elasticity and develops looser droopy skin, but also loses fat and muscle tone.

BENEFITS OF HAVING FACE LIFT SURGERY

  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Looking younger
  • Feeling rejuvenated and fresher
  • Ability to wear clothes with lower necklines – no longer the need to hide behind a scarf / high-necked top
  • Easier application of make-up


Face & neck Lift

Heredity, skin type, exposure to sun and lifestyle are many of the reasons for signs of ageing in the face and neck, which can create false impressions or a tired look. The tissues in your face and neck weaken over time and fat deposits, which normally give the face a soft, rounded appearance, droop downward or disappear, creating hollow areas. The appearance of deep facial wrinkles, sagging jowls and banding in the neck can be reduced with a Lower Facelift, to restore a firmer, more youthful look.

The neck is often the first part of the body that shows age-related blemishes. As human beings age then the loose hanging flaps of skin on our necks begins to lose its ability to hold itself up. This process creates extra skin and fat that gravity pulls downwards and eventually creates rigid wrinkles and other types of blemishes.
These blemishes are caused by either extreme weight loss or genetics that come into play later on in a person’s life. A neck lift is an excellent procedure that can help reduce these signs of aging and can restore your neck so that your entire body begins to look younger. The medical term for neck lift is platysmaplasty.

What should I expect coming out of the surgery?

After surgery you will be monitored for 24 hours in the hospital. Your face will bandaged and possibly small tubes will need to be inserted to drain off fluid which may accumulate beneath the skin. After Face lift surgery, any discomfort, which will be surprisingly minor, will be controlled with pain medication where necessary.


Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is a procedure that allows a surgeon to reposition or alter the skin and muscles of the face in order to minimize blemishes, wrinkles, and other defects that accompany aging.

A mini facelift is similar to a full facelift but corrects minor problems and allows for minimal to no scarring to form on the patient following the operation. Scarring is only created behind the patient’s ear and along the hairline.

Both of these locations are generally hidden from the public view. Mini facelift surgery is especially advantageous because it provides excellent results but requires much less recovery time.

The mini facelift is also much less costly than the conventional facelift.

Results from a mini facelift are almost always pleasing. Your face will look younger and more toned because the skin has been stretched. The operation should remove most of the excess skin.

Another advantage to the mini facelift is that the treatment does not need to be repeated on a regular basis. The facelift results should last for many years after the operation.

Mini facelifts are becoming increasingly more popular because it is quicker, easier, and more cost effective than conventional facelifts. A mini facelift operation will leave you with not only tighter skin but also looking younger and healthier.



MACS

How is the MACS lift different from the traditional face lift?

  1. The incision is confined to the skin hairline junction above and anterior to the ear. It does not extend behind the ear.
  2. Unlike a normal facelift, the undermining area is significantly smaller and only includes a fraction of the cheek. Since the undermining area is less, the skin’s blood supply is more vigorous, which makes the technique safer for smokers. Compared to other lifts, the risk of skin necrosis is considerably less.
  3. Permanent suspension sutures are utilized to raise the underlying tissue. The sutures go through the neck, jowls and cheek fat pad. While other facelifts do not provide mid face elevation, the MACS lift raises the malar fat pad which reduces the naso labial folds.
  4. Since the SMAS (superficial masculoaponeurotic system) has no undermining, damage to the facial nerve is highly unlikely.
  5. Since there is very little undermining and dissection, post operative swelling and oedema is not as much as in normal face lifts, and the result is a faster recovery.
  6. As shown in the illustrations, the malar fat pad, which is elevated, unites easily with lower lid bleharoplasty. The reduction in the height of the lower eyelid produces a smoother and more youthful appearance.
  7. Most of the time, a liposuction is done to remove excess fat from the neck area below the angle of the mandible. This also frees up the skin so that it can be re-draped by the suspension sutures.
  8. In almost every case, the MACS face lift will have results equal to or better than conventional face lifts. It is particularly applicable for younger patients who have a sagging mid face. Sometimes when a patient has significant neck sagging, an incision posterior has to be made to remove the slack. Fortunately, this isn’t necessary most of the time.

When will the stitches be removed?
The lower blepharoplasty incision stitches are removed after three days. The stitches in front of the ears and alternate hairline are taken out after five days, and the remaining hairline sutures after ten days.

Why is this procedure better than a traditional facelift?
The MACS lift represents a major development for facial rejuvenation surgery since it requires minimal undermining and has a faster recovery. Additionally, it improves the mid face and malar area which other facelift procedures do not address.

How long will it last?
Depending on your skin elasticity, diet and UV sunlight ray exposure, a MACS facelift will have positive effects for about 10 years.