Face Lift Surgery
Facelift or Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging on the face and neck. As individuals age, age-related changes occur in all layers if the face, including skin, superficial fat, deep fat and bone. The facelift surgery cannot stop the process of aging. It can improve the most visible signs of aging by tightening deeper structures, re-draping the skin of face and neck, and removing selected areas of fat. A facelift can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures, such as a brow-lift, liposuction, eyelid surgery, or nasal surgery. Facelift surgery is individualised for each patient. The best candidates for facelift surgery have a face and neck line beginning to sag, but whose skin has elasticity and whose bone structure is well defined.
There are many techniques of Face lift surgery –
Face lift surgery is one of the most challenging procedures for any Plastic Surgeon, so as to achieve the desired results. Planning of the surgery and optimization of the surgical goals is very important in these surgeries and we have an in-depth discussion with the patient prior to surgery and clearly outline the planned surgical goals and expected outcomes from the surgery.
Alternative forms of management consist of not treating the laxness in the face and neck region with a facelift (rhytidectomy). Improvement of skin laxity, skin wrinkles and fatty deposits may be attempted by other treatments or surgery such as laser resurfacing, chemical face peels or liposuction. Risks and potential complications are also associated with alternative surgical forms of treatment.