Having a younger face, more dynamic and more attractive is quite feasible, thanks to cosmetic surgery that can erase the effects of time on the face in a sustainable way.
It should be noted that the cervico facial facelift is the most effective way to eliminate sagging skin and facial wrinkles. Non-surgical options, although very popular, can only produce a temporary and unsustainable effect.
With age skin gradually loses its elasticity and begins to sag, and this is where wrinkles begin to appear.
The deeper layers of the face, namely fat and muscle, also develop a lack of elasticity and also contribute to the relaxation of the face and neck. But this relaxation is quite correct with a good facelift technique that allows, by stretching the skin in well-defined areas, to give the face its youth.
Am I a good candidate for the facelift?
Some of these conditions make you a good candidate for the facelift:
- The outline of your face is less clear, the skin relaxes.
- Deep creases begin to appear from your nose to the corners of your mouth or from the corners of your mouth to the chin.
- A loss of muscle tone in the lower face.
- Wrinkled skin on the neck or double chin.
If you have good skin elasticity as well as a solid bone structure for adequate support of your facial muscles, if you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are probably a good candidate for this procedure.
Facelift tarifs : £ 2 395
This package includes: the Surgery, anesthesia, use of the operating room, stay at the clinic, drugs, surgeon and anesthesiologist fees, convalescence at the hotel and transfers (Airport / Clinic / Hotel).
Anesthesia : General
Length of stay : 6 days (5 nights): 3 nights at the clinic / 2 nights at the hotel
Facial lifting scar : Discrete scars behind the ears and at the temples at the base of the hair.
Time of absence before returning to work :You can return to work after one week. Do not exert yourself and keep moderate physical activity for 15 days.
Before the cervico facial lift
Patients who wish to undergo a facelift must stop smoking at least two weeks before the procedure to allow proper healing during recovery. Some medications that could cause post-surgical complications should also be stopped, such as aspirin, vitamin E, nutritional supplements and anticoagulants. A complete checkup and medical consultation are also needed to make sure you are fit for a rhytidectomy.
How does the operation of the cervico facial lift take place ?
Facelift procedure and techniques :
The intervention is done under general anesthesia.
The incision depends on the area of the face you are targeting and the excess skin to be removed.
The surgeon hides the incisions in the hair, at the temples or in the neck as high as possible and behind the ears.
After making the incisions, your surgeon takes off the skin and removes the excess skin. The skin is then stretched and put back in order to marry the contours and the appearance of your face.
At the end of the procedure, he puts a compressive bandage around the head that you keep overnight in the clinic.
To obtain a complete rejuvenation, the surgeon can propose as a complementary intervention to facial lifting a blepharoplasty to correct drooping eyelids.
There are many different techniques for traditional procedures. Each technique has its own advantages and disadvantages, which your surgeon can explain during your consultation. Keep in mind that the best technique depends on the needs of each person.
One of the most popular techniques in Rhytidectomy is the use of endoscopic technology, which is best for patients who want to treat drooping muscles and misplaced fat but do not have a lot of excess skin . This is particularly useful for small facelifts or mediums.
In this technique, your doctor creates three small incisions and inserts an endoscope into one of the holes to get a clear view of the underlying facial structure. Thanks to the other two incisions, your surgeon uses tiny surgical instruments to lift muscles and remove excess tissue.
The skin lift is used to solve problems related to sagging and excess skin. Your surgeon creates a long incision along the hairline, then gently lifts the skin and suture higher up.
It presents a lower risk of nerve damage and other complications compared to other techniques, but the results do not last long because it does not affect the underlying muscle structure. Many experts also believe that the results of the skin procedure are not natural looking.
The SMAS facelift is now the most common technique after the skin lift has been almost eliminated. In this technique, your surgeon lifts and tightens the underlying muscle structure to improve the contours of your face and help you regain a younger look. Your surgeon also removes excess skin for a more natural look compared to older techniques.
This technique is named as such because your surgeon creates an S-shaped incision in front of the ears to perform the facelift. The incisions made are small and discreet, which reduces the recovery time compared to the traditional facelift. The S-lift technique is mostly used for a lower lift.
After the facelift
A facelift will make you look much younger than your age, with a natural and lasting effect. However, it is important to note that it may take a few months before the swelling completely dissipates and the incision lines reach full maturity.
When it comes to long-term results, it depends on how you take care of your face afterwards. It is important to maintain a healthy weight because significant weight fluctuations can lead to further skin extension. You must also use quality skin care to keep your skin healthy. While it is impossible to stop the natural aging process, a caring face will always look younger.
Right after your surgery, you may have bandages on your face and drainage tubes attached to your incisions, even if it depends on the extent of the procedure. Drainage is expected for at least 48 hours.
As with any invasive procedure, it is advisable to avoid any intense activity during the first few weeks of your recovery. Swelling and bruising may persist for several weeks after your surgery. During this time, you must strive to keep your head elevated at all times to avoid swelling. You should also stay away from saunas and whirlpools and avoid putting on makeup until your doctor gives approval.
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