Also known as a rhytidectomy, a face lift is a surgical treatment used to help turn back the clock and achieve a more youthful natural-looking appearance. Aging, gravity, and the sun lead to a tired appearance, creating folds around the neck, jaw and cheeks. In addition, laxity in the neck muscles and fat deposits lead to an older look.
If you wish to look younger, getting a facelift can be an excellent option. This procedure is designed to tighten the underlying muscles, smooth loose facial and neck skin and get rid of surplus fat. Going through this procedure thus enables you to achieve a younger and fresher look. This treatment can also be done together with a brow lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) for a more effective face renewal.
We believe that the needs and anatomy of every individual is different so Dr Haque examines every individual and develops a personalized surgical plan in order to meet everyone’s requirements. Dr Haque uses the latest techniques in facial rejuvenation to achieve a natural, younger look.
Even though “face lift” is generally used to describe a number of methods, not all methods provide equivalent results.
Read on to find out about the procedure in detail so that you can make a well informed decision.
Thread Lift and Next Day Lift
This technique makes use of a number of sutures to achieve a more youthful look.
- Minimal Time for Recovery
- Offers slight improvement
- Higher rate of complication
- Short term results
Mini Face Lift, Short Scar Face Lift, MACS Face Lift, S-Lift
This technique is a less invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that involves smaller incisions and has a quicker recovery time.
- Minimal Time for Recovery
- Smaller Incisions
- Less Bruising
- Not recommended for people with severe aging
Full Face Lift – Extended SMAS, Lateral Smastectomy, Etc.
This treatment offers a complete rejuvenation of the neck and lower third of the face, helping you look years younger. However, it involves larger incisions and the recovery period is longer.
- Revitalize the neck and face
- Helps to look much younger
- Bruising and longer time for recovery
- Involves larger incisions, but are not visible
Who Should Get This Procedure?
Individuals who have sagging skin around their neck and face due to an older, tired appearance should get this procedure. Those who have elasticity, good skin tone and a strong bony framework can benefit from this treatment as well.
How to Prepare for a Face Lift?
To get a face lift, you should be in good health. You should also be visiting your primary care physician on a regular basis.
What to Expect the First Day of Surgery?
You should stop smoking 4 weeks before undergoing this treatment. The nicotine in tobacco lessens the blood flow to the skin and leads to delays in healing and can also increase wound complications.
Face Lift Surgery
A face lift is typically done through an incision around the contours of the ear that extends to the back of the neck. In the next step, the skin is tightened in an upward course instead of to the side, preventing that wind-blown, swept look of a number of face lift methods. During this state, surplus fat and skin is also removed. An incision beneath the chin may be essential as well to get rid of excess fat and tighten the neck muscles.
Generally, the bandages are removed after the first few days and the stitches are taken out one week after the treatment. As the incisions heal, they become barely visible. Generally, they can be covered using makeup after two to three weeks. Typically, you will be able to get back to work after two weeks. After the surgery, your skin may be numb, but this feeling will end soon after the procedure.
Setting Up an Appointment
If you are wondering if you should get a face lift, Dr Haque can help you achieve your dreams of having a younger fresher look. We have a number of Financing options that are suitable for people with different budgets. We will inform you about the entire process during the first appointment. Feel free to Get In Touch With Us to set up an appointment.