What is a Facelift?
The visible signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles, loose skin and brown spots, no longer have to be an inevitable part of getting old, and many people choose to reverse these signs with the help of facelift surgery and other surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Facelift surgery, also known as Rhytidectomy, is one of the most commonly requested procedures by both men and women who want to look as young as they feel. It is performed to remove or reduce the skin that has lost its natural elasticity – usually around the eyes, mouth and jaw line – smooth the skin, reduce lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate a tired-looking appearance.
Benefits of Facelift
What can I expect from a Facelift?
Your expectations need to be realistic. For most patients the effects of facelift last well so that even years later they’ll continue to look and feel younger. The results of any facelift should be lasting but remember the procedure cannot stop the aging process.
What is the recovery time for the Facelift surgery?
Recovery is normally between two to three weeks, however 1-2 days after surgery you should be on your feet. It is important not to carry out vigorous activities for the first five days after the surgery. You can return to work and resume most normal activities after three weeks and begin exercise after six weeks.
What will happen in the recover period?
Following the operation, you may experience some bruising and swelling around the area and you may be asked to keep your head elevated for a couple of days to keep any swelling down. Any drainage tube will normally be removed after a day or two and bandages are removed after 1-5 days.
Your stitches will be removed after 5 days and any metal clips in scalp are removed after 2 weeks. You will have follow-up visits in the months after surgery to check on your progress.