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Face Lift

OVERVIEW

• Facelift is a surgical procedure which makes you look & feel younger.
• Transform can help you counter the visible signs of ageing with a range of cosmetic facelift options.
• Years of exposure to the sun and the stresses of daily life can be seen on all our faces.
• A facelift can make you look younger and fresher.

The face usually reveals the first visible signs of Aging. Both Gravity & Sun exposure result in facial features of Aging. Formation of skin wrinkles, loss of facial volume, drooping of jaw lines are all signs of Facial Aging. Facelift is a surgical procedure which makes you look & feel younger. It takes back the clock by 10-12yrs. In facelift procedure the excess skin of face & neck is excised, underlying muscle & tissues are tightened to give smooth & cheerful look.

You are a good candidate for facelift surgery if you have one or more of the following conditions:
• Jowls or loss of a well-defined jaw line
• Deep wrinkles in the cheeks and sagging around the cheekbones
• Loose skin, wrinkles, vertical ‘cords’ or excess fatty tissue in the neck

Who’s facelift surgery for?
The best candidate for a facelift is a woman or man whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well defined. A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may well enhance your self-confidence.

I am 45, Am I too young for facelift surgery?
It is a common misconception among people that men and women only in sixties can or should undergo facelift. In fact, you get best results when you are younger because the skin is more elastic and heals well and fast. You get more natural results of a facelift at a younger age than at an older age. You may not need a traditional full facelift at this age, but a variation like, MACS facelift or mini facelift would be better suited for you. The plastic surgeon can advise the most suitable procedure for you after an examination or having a look at your pictures.

What is the ideal age to get a face lift surgery?
There is no “ideal age” for a face lift surgery. If you have loose skin on your face and neck, have jowls and or deep lines on your face, you can undergo a face lift plastic surgery. The surgeon would advise you the best technique and type of face lift that best suits your age and skin type. You may not need a traditional face lift, but a mini face lift or MACS lift which is minimally invasive and would give you a natural looking rejuvenated face.

How much younger would I look after facelift surgery?
Typically a face lift reverses the age on your face by about 10-12 years. However, individual results may vary depending upon the elasticity of your skin, your smoking history, your health and other individual factors.

Would the results of face lift surgery last forever?
It is important to know that face lift resets the clock on your face but would not stop the ageing process.

Where would the scars of face lift be? Will they disappear?
The incision and scars of facelift are along the natural crease of the face and are so made to make them as inconspicuous as possible. The incision begins at the temples above the hair line and follows in front of the ear, extending behind the earlobe in the natural crease. The scars fade with time and on very close look, appear as a fine line.

Would face lift cosmetic surgery eliminate all the wrinkles from my face?
The face lift eliminates wrinkle on the lower two third of face below your eyes. However, wrinkles around your eyes and on the forehead need other procedures such as brow lift, blepharoplasty or procedures like botox etc.

How long before I can resume normal activities after my facelift?
Patients can return back to work in about a week and a half to two weeks, but strenuous activity should be avoided for at least two weeks.