Are you planning to go under the knife to lift your face, erase wrinkles and boost confidence…?
Wrinkles are inevitable. Even if you have been blessed by good genes and have maintained a healthy lifestyle, wrinkles will make their way on to your face. And, gradually, the fine lines will turn to deep lines and the face will map your age – crow’s feet, laugh lines and what have you.
While certain creams and makeup does help in easing those lines, it might prove ineffective in the face of growing age. Facelift is, perhaps, the best alternative if you are seeking to erase the wrinkles and boost your confidence.
Facelift surgery, clinically known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and other telltale signs of ageing, while improving the overall appearance of the face and jaw. Facelift surgery could help to reverse the harmful effects of time, stress, and exposure to the elements; it is known to improve visible signs of ageing in the face and neck. The plastic surgeon will remove excess pockets of fat on the skin that can contribute to an aged, tired appearance.
Some of the treatment options include:
The traditional full facelift offers the most comprehensive results, whether it is the deep creases below the eyes, sagging skin around the cheeks, lines around the mouth, excess fat and skin under the chin and jowls. Full facelifts are ideal to handle dramatic signs of aging.
Mid facelift involves lifting and tightening the tissues below the eyes and around the cheeks. In this technique, the surgeon lifts the muscles that are normally untouched by a traditional facelift; it may even include fat grafting or facial implants to enhance contours and create defined cheekbones.
Also known as ‘weekend facelift’, the mini facelift involves smaller incisions and a shorter recovery time. The surgery targets a smaller area, primarily treating the jaw, lower cheeks, and neck.
This facelift is for the bottom part of your face. It is effective in eliminating jowls, reducing deep laugh lines, lifting the sagging corners of the mouth, and enhancing the jaw. The procedure is similar to other types of facelifts.
It is a quick and minimally invasive alternative to traditional facelifts. In this procedure, the surgeon will create tiny stitches just below the skin to lift the underlying muscles. The treatment takes about one to two hours, and is, often, performed without anesthesia and leaves no visible scars.
Other common cosmetic surgeries include:
Facial Liposuction: To remove unwanted deposits of fat that have accumulated in the face and seem unresponsive to diet and exercise.
Lip Augmentation: To get fuller and plumper lips. Dermal fillers, fat grafting, and lip implants are all effective options, with very short recovery times.
Eyelid Surgery: To lift sagging eyelids, excise drooping skin, and remove fat pockets for brighter eyes and a more alert appearance.
Facial Implants: To add volume to the cheeks and improve a sloping or ill-defined chin with silicone implants.
There are non-surgical procedures too. They include:
Chemical Peels: This involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the damaged outer layer of skin and reveal a healthy, younger-looking skin underneath.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: This treatment uses high-power beams of light to gently and accurately remove damaged skin – layer by layer.
Microdermabrasion: This removes the top damaged layer of skin to reveal the healthy layer underneath.
So, are you ready for a facelift?