Wrinkles, folds, drooping skin, loss of fat, and other indications of age emerge on the face without fail. A surgical facelift, on the other hand, can turn back the clock on an aging look by tightening stretched-out skin, reshaping fat deposits, and adjusting connective tissue beneath the surface for a naturally lifted, revitalized appearance that lasts for years.
i) What is the meaning of a facelift?
A facelift is a plastic surgery technique that corrects the visible signs of facial ageing and rejuvenates the entire face. Patients with extra skin, sagging skin, excess fat, and skin negligence in the face and neck, as well as jaws and platysma muscle banding, benefit from facelifts which are also called Rhytidectomy treatment. Facelift surgery can do this in a single major yet natural-looking procedure.
ii) Rhytidectomy Procedures
The operation is performed by making an incision in the hairline near the temple, drawing a path in front of the ear, around the earlobe, after the ear, and back into the hairline. A tiny incision is made under the chin if a neck lift is also being accomplished. The incision in men’s beards is intended to fit natural beard lines. The incisions are continuously made in such a way that they will blend into a natural skin crease.
In the surgical procedure, a skin flap is raised over the tissues that will be lifted. Afterward, a second tissue layer is lifted and sutured deep beneath the skin. The tightness of this layer allows for the improvement of jawline contour and the tightening of facial jowls. The lower face and jawline are next tightened by suspending this tissue layer from the upper face and suturing it roughly horizontally. An incision is made under the chin if neck tightening is compulsory. The platysma muscle is visibly detectable.
Sutures are used to seal the skin once the surgeon is content with the “lift” and additional skin has been removed. Sutures that are both absorbable and enduring are engaged. Staples can be used in the skin around the hairline since they do not harm the hair sacs. To ease swelling and the risk of fluid collection in the surgical wound, a face-lift dressing is used to put pressure on the incision lines and surgical space.
iii) Who is the Suitable Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
Patients who have symptoms of facial aging but still have some skin elasticity are the greatest candidates for facelift surgery. Patients in their 40s to 60s are the most suitable candidates for surgery, while persons younger or older than that can still be candidates.
A healthy patient with ageing facial symptoms, such as cheek fat fall, jowls, and loose and extra skin or sagging skin in the face and neck, is an excellent candidate for a facelift. Ideal candidates have no underlying homoeopathic concerns that would put them at risk of main surgical difficulties, and it’s ideal to be well-informed about the procedure and the consequences you can expect.
The majority of patients who undergo more intrusive facelifts are able to return to work in two to three weeks.