Face reconstructive surgery abroad

Face lift, also called rhytidectomy, is a facial rejuvenation procedure that reduces wrinkles on the face and neck caused by the natural aging process. Time is relentless; fortunately, a facelift can help people who are unhappy with their appearance turn back the clock.

There are several facelift techniques, but they all have several steps in common. A facelift can be performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the patient's individual circumstances. The surgeon makes incisions along the hairline and at the ears. The skin is then separated from the facial muscles and pulled to remove wrinkles and excess facial skin. Deeper facial tissues and fat can be redistributed for a better aesthetic result. The face is then bandaged to minimize swelling and bruising. Patients are usually discharged the same day as the procedure, but in some cases, prolonged patient monitoring is required.

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Like all surgical procedures, good general health is required. But the condition of the skin is especially important for facelift surgery. The skin should be flexible and elastic. These characteristics can be affected by alcohol consumption and smoking. If this is the case, patients should consult a specialist in order to achieve a realistic facelift result. Patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart and blood clotting disorders are suitable for the procedure. Although, such diseases may affect the ability to receive anesthesia and may also interfere with wound healing during the recovery process. It is important to discuss each case with a surgeon to avoid complications and achieve the desired appearance. Facelift surgery can and should be customized to achieve the most satisfactory result.

Face lift procedure step by step

The duration of the procedure depends on the techniques chosen, but is usually 2-4 hours. General anesthesia is preferred for most procedures.

First, an incision is made, then the surgeon lifts the skin from the underlying structure. Then, once the excess skin and fat are removed, it is wrapped back and tightened in place.

There are various techniques and types of facelift, making the exact choice should be tailored to the individual case. Both the patient and the surgeon should discuss the extent of the procedure, how invasive it is, and the expected dramatic result so that the best technique can be chosen to meet the patient's expectations.

The MACS lift Procedure

The MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) facelift is a minimally invasive face and neck lifting procedure that incorporates the changes in facial structure associated with facial aging. MACS facelift utilizes a shorter incision with limited undermining of the subcutaneous tissue and is intended for the lower and middle thirds of the face. Since this procedure does not remove much skin, it is generally recommended for younger patients with good skin elasticity. Since the facial muscles are not tightened, however, the results are not as long-lasting as with the SMAS technique.

The SMAS lift procedure

The superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) is more suitable for patients with moderate to severe sagging of the facial muscles, ligaments and skin. Such aging signs occur when the facial ligaments lose their elasticity and can no longer protect the facial skin from the force of gravity. In the SMAS facelift, your surgeon tightens the underlying facial muscles using multivector traction, which is pulling the tissues in multiple directions to achieve optimal contour of the cheeks and jawline. Any excess skin is removed. Be aware that general anesthesia is required for this procedure. Moreover, the results are much more lasting than after MACS lifting.

Deep Plane Lift procedure

Deep Plane Lift procedure is a technique used to correct jowls, turkey neck, and smile lines. A surgeon makes an incision around the ears, separates the musculoaponeurotic tract, and repositions it by plating and tightening loose muscles of the neck and mid-face. The deep-plane lift provides an extremely natural look and long-lasting results. However, it is associated with a higher risk of complications.

Deep Plane Facelift and SMAS Lift: What about the difference?

If you are considering a facelift, looking at the different types and techniques available can be overwhelming. Since no two faces are alike, it is important to tailor your facelift to your exact goals and needs with the help of your plastic surgeon. Two of the industry-leading facelift techniques are the Deep Plane Facelift and the SMAS Facelift. They are both highly effective methods for reducing the signs of aging while adding years to your facial profile. When performed by the right facelift expert, both of these techniques may result in natural-looking, stunning results. Knowing the difference between these two options, however, can be helpful when you make your free consultation appointment.

Types of facelift

Facelifts are categorized according to the extent of the procedure into classic, full, neck, midface, and forehead facelifts. According to your needs and expectations, your doctor will choose one procedure or suggest a combination of several to best suit your needs and expectations;

Neck Lift: A neck lift is recommended for patients with problem areas on the neck and chin. It removes excess skin and creates a more defined contour, resulting in a much more youthful appearance.

Mid-facelift: The mid-facelift, or cheek lift, involves lifting the cheeks, transforming them from sagging to youthful and prominent. This procedure can also help reduce hollows under the eyes. However, it mainly affects the middle half of the face and is not a substitute for a facelift.

Forehead: A forehead lift improves the appearance of the forehead area ("worry lines" and "frown lines" for instance) and is usually not part of a traditional facelift. Lifting the skin of the forehead smooths wrinkles and reduces "dark circles".

Facial fat transfer: Facial fat transfer can be beneficial for people who are unhappy with hollow areas under the eyes, sunken cheeks, brows, temples, or chin. A neck lift is recommended for patients with problem areas on the neck and chin. It removes excess skin and creates a more defined contour, resulting in a much more youthful appearance.

Facelifts can be combined with other procedures, including neck lift, eyelid lift, or rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), which can give even more noticeable improvement.

Possible side effects

Possible Exposure to the sun should be avoided for several weeks, as it can interfere with the healing of the scar and damage the surrounding sensitive skin. It is strongly recommended not to drive after the procedure, at least until the bruising has subsided. The patient should also avoid getting the dressings wet for several days. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least two weeks. Until the wounds have healed, the patient should not apply makeup.

* Good skin care regimen is necessary to prevent premature aging of the skin, which inevitably increases the effect of a facelift. Weight fluctuations tend to stretch the skin, so a healthy diet and stable weight can prolong the results.

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