Rhytidectomy: An Overview Of Facelift

Overview Of FaceliftThere are different kinds of cosmetic surgeries that are being performed nowadays, and one of the most popular is facelift Thailand. This is in fact considered to be one of the most extensive ways when it comes to removing or reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the face which is caused by aging. In this procedure, the skin is being lifted off the face so that the tissues and the skin beneath will be tightened and the skin will be repositioned smoothly over the face.

The patient is either given a general anesthesia or a sedative through an intravenous line and local anesthesia in order to numb the skin. The next thing would be, the surgeon will make an incision that would start in the temple areas and circles the ear. The skin will then be raised and the muscles and tissues underneath will be tightened. In some cases, the surgeon may remove some fat and skin. The skin is then redraped over the face and the incision will be sutured. The incision often falls along the hairline or might be in place where the skin naturally crease so that it will not show after surgery. In most cases, the surgery lasts for several hours. The patient might be able to go back home on that same day, or some of them may spend one night in the hospital.

Expectations After Surgery

If you are the patient, you should expect that you will be bandaged after the surgery. The dressings are usually removed 1-2 days later. If there was a drainage tube that has been placed, it is also removed after 1-2 days. But the stitches will be removed by the doctor within 5-10 days. In addition, the doctor may prescribe medicines that would relieve the pain after surgery. Thus, you can expect some swelling and bruising of the face. Cold compress can relieve these side effects. The doctor may also instruct you to keep your head still and elevated as much as possible. Moreover, it is important to avoid smoking, even secondhand smoke for 2-4 weeks both before and after surgery. This is because of the fact that tobacco smoke can increase the risk for the skin and tissues to die and it will delay the healing process of the face, which will make scarring worse.

In a span of 2-3 weeks after the surgery, most people can return to doing their normal activities. At first, the face would feel stiff and it may feel and look strange to you. But this is normal. The numbness of the skin may last for a few months after the surgery. The skin may also feel dry and rough for a few months.

Why Is It Done?

Facelift is a kind of cosmetic procedure that is performed in order to make an older-looking face to appear a lot younger by eliminating wrinkles, tightening the skin, and lifting the sagging muscles. In addition, by improving the physical and facial appearance of the person, facelift adds more confidence and a higher self-esteem to people.


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