Patients who are considering the option of face lift have many questions in their mind before the surgery. We have compiled some questions which can help you to get know what exactly is the procedure and other things which might have popped up in your mind.
- Why it is required?
Most patients want the surgery to reduce the effect of aging and sun damage. It will help them to have fresh and clean skin. In some cases, the patients who have lost a lot of weight want to tighten their skin on the neck, cheeks, and jowls. People want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Most people simply want to look young and healthy, basically the best version of themselves.
- How face-lift surgery is done?
An incision is made starting from the hairline above and in front of the ear. It comes under the ear and upward behind the ear. After this, the skin and fatty tissues are lifted off from the connective tissues. The excess skin is removed from there. Basically, the skin is pulled upward and back in its exact position.
- How long the results will last?
If you are in good health then the results of the surgery will last for a long time. There are some things that increase the aging such as smoking, drinking alcohol, over-exposure to sun, and the use of drugs. However, keep in mind that aging is natural so even the surgery you will continue to age.
- Can surgery be performed on any candidate?
There are different factors that will determine whether you are a suitable patient for the surgery or not. Candidates with good overall health, good skin elasticity, and well-defined bone structure are appropriate for the surgery. The patient who is between the age of 40 and 70 are suitable for this surgery.
- Are the scars visible?
For a few months, the scars will remain pink. Once the skin will start healing the scars will become less visible and it will get lighter in color. Most of the scars will be hidden within the natural crease of the skin. You should avoid direct sun exposure and take good care of your skin. After the surgery, it is important to follow your doctor advise so that the healing process goes smoothly and on time.
- How long the surgery will last?
The time depends on the case of the patient that much area needs the treatment. On average it takes around three to four hours to perform the surgery. It takes 2 hours for a simple cheek or temple lift and it is also called a mid facelift. It takes around 6 hours to perform an eye lift, face-lift, and neck lift.
- How long it takes to recover?
The healing process is different for every patient and there are different stages. The first stage lasts for less than two weeks. During this time, the swelling will continue for four days but after that, it will disappear. From 10 to 14 days, you can continue doing social activities. The swelling and bruising will also decrease at this point. For the next 6 months, you will notice the healing process until the final and effective results are achieved. After three months, most of the patients see 90% of the results.