Aging facial and neck skin is inevitable, as over time the skin loses flexibility, wrinkles appear at the corners of the eyes, deep folds are visible on the forehead, the jawline softens and a double chin is revealed. Heredity, lifestyle, gravity and sun exposure contribute to facial aging. These processes are accompanied by a tired and older appearance, affecting not only your general appearance but also your self-confidence.
Facelift surgery is designed to improve the texture of facial and neck skin using various techniques, among them tightening the muscle envelope and stretching the skin. A facelift can significantly improve your appearances so that you look younger and fresher, while maintaining your natural appearance.
How is a facelift performed?
A facelift is performed under general anesthesia, lasting about two hours depending on the type of surgery. The surgery is customized to your facial structure and the condition of the skin in order to achieve a natural and optimal result. First the surgeon decides where to perform the incisions to ensure a minimal scar that is naturally hidden in the facial structure: hairline, temples, ears, or as high as possible on the neck. Then the excess skin is removed, and finally the skin over the new contour is stretched.
What to expect after surgery?
After the bandages are removed edema may occur and last for several days to two weeks, and its appearance and healing will vary extensively from one person to another. For the first few days after surgery avoid exertion and eat soft foods. Some patients may experience numbness in the areas where the incisions were made, but sensation will return within a short period of time. The traction results last for years, depending on the skin’s elasticity as well as your lifestyle.