Facelift, otherwise known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure in cosmetic surgery that improves facial appearance primarily by working on the lower half of the face. Excess facial skin is removed and loose skin around the jowls is tightened up, enhancing the facial contours and giving a youthful look.
Other than the jowls, the surgery also involves procedures that work on other parts of the face, such as the removal of deep creases around the nose and mouth area. It can also be used to remove fat and hanging skin under the chin and neck.
Patients usually complain of the following:
- My facial skin is not as elastic as before.
- The muscle tone of my face and neck is weak.
- I have deep creases in my face and neck area.
- I have fat under my chin.
These issues can be solved by Facelift.
Patients undergoing Facelift are generally in their 30s. However, this treatment is not suitable for everyone. Medical conditions, allergies, existing skin condition, smoking history and other factors have to be taken into consideration in order to minimise possible complications and side effects.
The treatment typically lasts for 2-5 hours and involves the use of anaesthetics. After the operation, the patient is allowed to go home to recuperate. The length of the recovery process varies, but new and advanced surgical procedures have made it faster and safer.