Face lift or RHYTIDECTOMY is one of the most commonly performed procedure of cosmetic surgery worldwide. It aims to give you a more refreshing and youthful appearance to the face by removing excess facial skin and reshape the lower half of the face. With the growing age, youthful appearance of the face is lost and the facial skin starts losing its elasticity and symptoms like sagging brows, no more sharp jawline, wrinkles, fine lines, and creases start appearing.
In the Facelift, surgery incisions are placed in inconspicuous areas extending from the front of the ear to behind it. The procedure results best with a combination of other techniques like forehead lift, eyelid surgery, and brow lift. This procedure fulfils its aim by restoring the youthful appearance of the face by tightening the sagging skin and underlying muscles, remove excess skin and fat, reduces the fat of the cheeks around the jawline, and also lifts the corners of the mouth as well.
A healthy individual who has developed advanced signs of ageing on his face including deep wrinkles, loose, sagging skin, jowls in the jaw line is an ideal candidate for the procedure. This surgery is often combined for the best results with blepharoplasty which helps to remove the eye bags and a forehead lift to restore youthful appearance and contours of the face and takes away the signs of ageing from the face.
What is a facelift?
A facelift, also known as rhytidoplasty or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure which is used to correct the signs of the ageing face. With age, the facial skin loses its elasticity. This coupled with the effect of gravity, leads to sagging skin and loss of jaw line definition. A facelift restores the normal youthful appearance of the face by tightening the sagging skin and underlying muscles, and by removing excess skin and fat.
Who is an ideal candidate?
A healthy individual who has developed advanced signs of ageing on his face including deep wrinkles, loose, sagging skin, jowls in the jaw line is an ideal candidate for the procedure. This is often combined with blepharoplasty for removal of eye bags and a forehead lift to restore youthful contours of the face and takes away years from the appearance
2. SMAS lift: This is a more refined version of the facelift which addresses the laxity of the underlying facial tissue. The SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) is the fibrous tissue between the subcutaneous fat and the facial muscles. In an SMAS lift, this is specifically tightened along with the overlying skin. This increases the strength of the repair and thereby the longevity of results over a skin-only.