Things To Know Before You Plan a Facelift
The gold-standard solution to a wrinkly face or saggy facial skin is a surgical facelift. Facelift surgery or rhytidectomy is performed by the best cosmetic surgeons and is basically a kind of plastic surgery. The process of facelifting is done by stretching your skin and reshaping the tissues underneath to get rid of unwanted facial wrinkles and folds. A plastic surgeon performs rhytidectomy by stretching the skin around the perimeter and removing the excess. Then, the tissue underneath is surgically reshaped to create a smooth surface. This makes your face younger and smoother in appearance. Facelift Procedure People between the ages of 40 and 60 get facelift surgery, due to wrinkles or sagging face. This cosmetic surgery will make you look younger and may boost your self- esteem. As usual, a detailed discussion with your cosmetic surgeon is the first step for every surgery. Your plastic surgeon will guide you whether a Facelift is the best way to decrease wrinkles on your face. Searching for Plastic Surgeon Always check for a board-certified and best plastic surgeon in your area to get better results. A certified and experienced surgeon will perform the facelift plastic surgery without any complications. The cost of a facelift also depends on the choice of surgeon and hospital. Medical Checks Medical history: The surgeon will check for any surgeries or any medical conditions done in past or any complications due to past surgeries. They will ask questions like smoking history or alcohol use. Always, carry your past medical records, so that your cosmetic surgeon can understand your health condition. Physical test: There will be a physical examination to understand the structure and build of your face. On basis of this, the surgeon will calculate the best way to approach your facelift surgery. Your surgeon will also take photos from various angles to understand your bone structure, fat distribution, skin quality and the shape of your face. Medication check: A review of your current medicines will be done. Convey all the medicines you take including prescribed meds, over-the-counter medicine, herbal medications, vitamins, and other dietary supplements. Types of Facelift surgeries Different types of facelift procedures can be considered, depending on the requirement of the patient. A facelift is basically pulling or lifting the skin, readjusting the tissues, and stitching back the incision by removing the excess skin. There are 3 types of methods used by the best plastic surgeons. Common facelift incision starts at your temples in the hairline, continues down and around the front of your ears, and ends behind your ears in your lower scalp. An incision might be made under your chin to improve the appearance of your neck. A limited incision is a shorter incision that begins in your hairline just above your ear, wraps around the front of your ear, but does not extend all the way into the lower scalp. Neck lift incision starts in front of your earlobe and continues around your ear into your lower scalp. A small incision also is made under your chin. Facelift Cost (rhytidectomy price) Facelift surgery can be priced between Rs 50000 to Rs 150000 excluding hospital charges. The cost of facelift surgery can be different depending on the technique and surgeon’s expertise on the surgery. Prioritize your surgeons experience and results over the cost of surgery, because getting the best result is more important. Recovery Process at Home Your facial plastic surgeon will suggest taking rest for a few days before resuming daily activities. You may have some numbness, swelling, bruising and slight pain for the initial few days. Avoid heavy exercises, swimming or sun exposure while the stitches are healing What to do after Facelift -Take care of your face following the instructions by the surgeon. -Avoid makeup, pressure/motion around incisions and strenuous physical activities. -Visit your cosmetic surgeon for follow-up exams as planned. -Avoid harsh sun exposure for a few weeks. -Refrain from salon hair treatments for 2 weeks. Conclusion Take care of yourself, take advice from experts and doctors. Find the best surgeon in your location. Tell your surgeon about your past medical history so that they can plan your surgery accordingly. Take rest for a week or two after your facelift surgery and follow your surgeon's instructions to heal well and quickly.