Facelift Surgery

Many women do a face-lift operation, to get rid of the signs of aging, because wrinkles begin to appear on the face, which reduces its freshness and youth, and then the search begins behind creams and cosmetics that restore the skin to its youth, but sometimes the situation may require searching for What is more effective than creams , and here comes the role of facelift operations as one of the effective solutions to get rid of wrinkles permanently

What is a facelift?

It is a process in which excess skin in the face is removed and sagging skin is tightened and fine and deep wrinkles, especially the area under the eyelids, around the eyes and in the middle of the face, the skin sags at an older age as a result of a decrease in collagen and elastin, which maintain the elasticity of the skin

Before the face-lift operation

  • The doctor determines the patient’s condition accurately and examines him clinically to decide which operations are most appropriate for his condition, and takes this decision in light of the patient’s wishes and the results he hopes to achieve
  • There are patients who wish to avoid surgery that is performed under general anesthesia even if they obtain less efficient results.and some want the best long term results despite the costs
  • The doctor begins to explain the surgery chosen to the patient and to explain the reasons for choosing it and its suitability for his condition
  • The patient should discuss their medical goals openly and clearly with their doctor
  • He must be committed to providing a clear and frank medical history of his condition so as not to negatively affect the doctor’s decision, which may have a bad effect on his condition.
  • Some pictures of the patient are taken to compare with the results before and after the procedure.

Facelift surgery steps

  • Anesthesia Anesthesia is the first step in any surgery, and local anesthesia is only in the case of laser or surgical sutures, but if it is performed surgically, it is necessary to resort to the option of general anesthesia to tighten the muscles in addition to tightening the layers under the skin.
  • sagging skin treatment The second step in the laser facelift procedure is the treatment of sagging skin with a laser device. In the case of surgical sutures, the surgeon begins to tighten the layers under the skin using the type of sutures appropriate for the patient’s condition, with simple stitches on both sides of the face behind the hairline. In both cases, a surgical incision is not required. In the case of a surgical procedure, the surgeon makes an incision on both sides of the face behind the hairline so no visible scars are left. If the case is not severe, the facelift is performed in a miniature, and the incision can be made on both sides of the ear only. In the case of a neck lift, the surgical incision is made at the earlobe.
  • Skin Tightening Excess skin and muscles are tightened and stitched, and facial sagging is tightened, and the process may include implanting some stents or injecting some fat in the face to help restore the freshness and youth of the skin. The incision is closed, bandages are placed on the face, and the patient is discharged to recovery to start waiting for the results.

Tips after a facelift

To avoid many complications and damages that follow the facelift procedure and to speed up the recovery process; You must follow the doctor’s advice, and the following are the most important tips recommended by dermatologists and cosmetologists:

  • Be sure to clean and moisturize the face after removing the bandages to reduce the growth of bacteria and fungi on the wound.
  • Avoid applying makeup on the face for up to a month to avoid any complications.
  • Make sure you drink enough water, in addition to eating a balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables to speed up your recovery.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for a sufficient period after the operation.
  • Use cold compresses, and avoid prolonged bending or heavy lifting to reduce facial swelling.
  • Avoid tough activities and exercises after the operation and for a period of two weeks

When do the results of a facelift appear?

The results of the laser face-lift procedure appear as soon as the procedure is completed. Also, performing a face-lift operation using polypropylene threads, the results are immediate, appear within hours of the operation and stabilize completely within a few days after. As for the surgery, it takes time for the recovery period to pass safely and the patient to enjoy the results of the operation. This is not surprising, as the surgical procedure is considered a treatment for severe sagging that includes the muscles and skin of the face, so its effects are deeper and the results last for longer periods.

In general, to maintain the results of the operation, regardless of its method, it is necessary to protect from the sun’s rays in the long term, and to follow a healthy diet that includes eating sufficient amounts of water and exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and avoiding alcoholic beverages contributes to maintaining the freshness of the skin and the results of the operation for longest possible period.

Operation Results

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    Before 1 After
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    Before 2 After