Facelift surgery, also known as Rhytidectomy, improves signs of aging to help restore a more youthful face and neck. This procedure is generally performed on men and women over the age of 40. As we age, our skin loses collagen, elasticity & volume. This can result in jowls, lower face sagging, & loose skin on the neck. A facelift procedure will help lift and tighten the deep facial tissues, allowing a patient to both look and feel younger.
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A standard or “traditional” facelift will more fully address moderate to advanced aging around the mid-face and neck. This surgery is more extensive than a MACS lift or mini facelift and thus more recovery time is required. Incisions located just behind the hairline, and around the front of the ear, hidden in the natural folds, can allow your surgeon to reposition the deeper tissues beneath the skin and remove excess skin to smooth creases, eliminate jowling and sagging skin under the chin.
The MACS lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) or mini facelift, also known as the short scar lift, is designed to address a mild degree of jowling and sagging. Only a limited amount of excess skin needs to be removed, and there will be only an inconspicuous scar in the crease in the front of the ear and in the hairline above the ear, hidden in the natural folds. This less invasive procedure allows your surgeon to tighten deep facial tissues through
Eyelid surgery can be combined with a facelift if you are looking to refresh the appearance of your eyes, bringing an overall youthful aesthetic to the face.
Using Hyaluronic acid, fillers can help restore volume to the face.
Anti-Aging injections placed around the forehead area allows your surgeon to subtly raise and change the shape of your brow, bringing a more youthful aesthetic to the face.
Facelifts remove sagging skin in the midface and neck to restore a more youthful appearance. Once the facial tissues are lifted, the skin is redraped over the new contours and excess skin is removed, leaving behind tighter and youthful-looking skin.
Patients who undergo facelift procedure generally experience a surge in self-esteem as their appearance portrays a younger, more energetic version of themselves.
Diminished Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Facelift procedures improve creases below the lower eyelids, and fine lines around the nose, mouth and chin, improving the overall appearance of your skin.
Improved Definition and Contours
Fat on the neck can often result in “turkey neck” or what appears to look like a double chin. A facelift can reposition these fat deposits so to improve your jawline and give more definition and a countoured look to your face.
After the procedure, your face will be bandaged. Patients can expect tightness or numbness of the cheeks, face and neck. Also bruising and swelling which will be at its peak 48 hours after the operation. This generally subsides 10 – 14 days. As it is not a breast or body procedure and is therefore more noticeable, your surgeon may advise you to wear makeup to help camouflage whilst you heal and recover.
You may return to normal daily activities after about 2 weeks, although more strenuous exercise may take up to about a month. It is crucial to practice safe sun protection during this time. These timelines may vary depending on the type of facelift you undergo.
(Every patient is a unique individual and every surgery has unique aspects. Therefore no two procedures or rejuvenation treatments will get the exact same results. Individual results vary from patient to patient.)
Scars will continue to refine & will vary amongst patients depending on their natural healing process & location of incisions. Scars are generally refined to fine incision lines one year after surgery.
Tightness & swelling are normal experiences post facelift procedures. Pain medication and muscle relaxants will help you cope with any discomfort.
Dr. Khan will go through any questions or concerns you may have about your procedure. He will also go through associated risks. During your in depth consultation, you will have the ability to see what your facelift procedure results will look like with an advanced system called the Crisalix 3D Imaging software. The 3D image is created with a specialized camera. *There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
Patients with loose skin on their face and neck. Ideal candidates are in good overall health.
You must not smoke. Smoking can greatly impair your safety prior to surgery and your ability to heal following surgery.
Strenuous activity and heavy lifting must be avoided for 3 – 6 weeks after our procedure.
We generally operate on patients who are aged 40 and above as they can benefit from this procedure with excellent results.
*There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
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