A face lift (rhytidectomy) is a procedure designed to correct the signs of facial and neck aging. With age, your skin loses some of the underlying supportive structure and elasticity. As a result, you start to notice wrinkles, drooping skin (particularly along the jaw line), and deepening furrows around the mouth and chin.
In today’s times, all the anti-aging procedures available across all procedures are compared to a face-lift when comparing the results. This surgery is the gold-standard of all anti-aging procedures. It can correct, midface sagging, jowls, neck folds, double chin, marionette lines folds and wrinkles on the face in one surgery. It works from tightening the muscles and red raping the skin to suit the muscle tightening.
Most facelift techniques focus on the lower facial areas, such as the jawline, jowls and cheeks. A facelift can also focus on the midface or the forehead. In some techniques, deeper facial tissues may be repositioned or tightened to restore a more youthful contour. In other techniques, removal or addition of fat or other soft-tissue fillers may be necessary to achieve the best results. Today, many different techniques exist with outcomes that can be consistently reliable, safe, and durable. Your incisions will depend on the area of the face that is targeted and the amount of change you want.
Expect to have some discomfort for a couple of weeks, especially for the first 48 hours following Surgery. This can be controlled with the pain pills prescribed by your surgeon. You may be able to resume light work or school within two weeks, although most people take 3-4 weeks off, with a facelift procedure. Returning to work should be discussed with your surgeon before your surgery. You will be able to shower and wash your hair within 24-48 hours.
It will take 6-12 months for you to see the final benefit of your facial surgery.