Facelift surgery reverses your aging clock by 8-10 years and transform your face to make, look & feel younger.
What is Facelift Surgery?
The first sign of aging face is the appearance of folds and wrinkles on the face. This is a natural phenomenon because of a breakdown of tissues. Along with aging, nature of your skin, sun exposure, and gravity also play important role in the drooping skin.
Facelift surgery reverses your aging clock by 8-10 years and transform your face to make, look & feel younger. Skin laxity, deep folds on the face, jowls, marionette lines, hooded eyelids, drooping eyebrows, wrinkled turkey gobblers neck with vertical bands can be corrected at once by means of surgery, in simple terms is called a Facelift.
A Rhytidectomy or Facelift is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery which can significantly improve the appearance of an ageing face. This involves tightening loose/sagging skin and removing deep creases around the mouth and neck. Facelift surgery helps in reshaping the face, by removing excess skin tissues and fat from under the facial muscles. This tightens the deeper tissues of the face.
A Facelift also helps patients in facial contouring by removing stubborn fat portions from the face. It can also help a patient in regaining their jawline. Sometimes patients opt for a combination of a facelift, eyebrow lift and neck lift for optimum results.
Questions to ask your Facelift Surgeon:
Who is the ideal candidate for Facelift?
If you are having loose/lax skin or experiencing loss of volume on your face/ neck then you are an ideal candidate for Facelift. An ideal candidate for a Facelift is a healthy individual, who is in a positive frame of mind and has realistic expectations from the cosmetic surgery.
What to expect during the consultation?
During the consultation, we tend to evaluate patient’s overall health along with their skin quality, skin looseness, folds, and wrinkles. In addition, the underlying bone anatomy is assessed and a facial rejuvenation treatment plan is created which will help attain the best results. It’s quite common to combine nonsurgical techniques with a facelift to maximize results. This may include wrinkle fillers or peels as well as laser treatment to deal with skin irregularities on the surface, like scars, sun spots, and blemishes.
What is the procedure of Facelift?
What to expect before and after surgery?
Before the surgery, the doctor will ask for your latest blood reports. He may also ask you to stop blood-thinning medication or any other drugs that you take regularly before the surgery. Alcohol, nicotine and tobacco have to be stopped completely before the surgery. After the Surgery, the doctor will monitor your health condition for a couple of hours. Hospitalization is not necessary for a facelift, but since the surgery involves the use of local or general anaesthesia, the doctor will keep you under observation after the surgery for some time. Once he has ensured that you have recovered successfully from the anaesthesia and all your other body parameters look normal, you will be allowed to go home.
What happens during the recovery period?
The operated area is drained by soft tubes, to remove excess fluid and serum from this area. The face will look, swollen, puffy, bruised for upto a week to ten days. The swelling will be maximum on second or third day and will start going down rapidly. You must use ice packs on the face to control swelling and bruising. You may find it difficult to eat as the tissues are pulled and your muscles may not work very efficiently for some time. There will be some pain, more like discomfort. You need to take antibiotic and pain medication as advised. Sleeping in upright position will help control the oedema.
Your first follow up visit will be two days later when all dressings will be taken off. The drains will be removed. You can have a shower after this visit, wash your hair too. The stitches may require removal and it will be done at eight to ten days. The sensation on some skin areas may be diminished or absent. Sensations will be regained over next few weeks.
The scars take several days to mature and may look red for a while. It is a phase of healing and is over in few weeks time.
What post-surgery care should be taken?
Sun protection is always a good practice and we recommend it to you. If you have had facial rejuvenation by CO2 laser sun protection is of utmost importance for a period of four weeks. It is easy to prevent pigmentation.
Facelift surgery is a skillful operation. The surgeon’s skill and aesthetic sense are very important for a successful outcome. Make your consultation with Dr. Shrirang Pandit to know if you are the candidate to undergo a surgical facelift.
Non-Surgical Options For A Facelift
Ultrapulse Encore CO2 Laser
We at Pandit Clinic have a state of the art CO2 Laser the Ultrapulse Encore for facial rejuvenation. When used along a classical face lift it can improve the result very significantly and improve skin quality and texture.
Skin Tightening with Embrace RF
Radio Frequency based Skin Tightening technology – Embrace RF successfully improves the laxity of the skin and makes it look firmer and younger. Skin tightening is a great minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that can be done on the face, arms, thighs, hands and legs for an overall anti-ageing skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Shrirang PanditMBBS, MS, Mch (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon)
Meet Dr. Shrirang Pandit
Dr. Shrirang Pandit is the founder of the Pandit Clinic. He has an experience of 30+ years in plastic surgery. He is a renowned name in the industry and pioneer of aesthetic lasers in India. Dr. Shrirang Pandit has performed numerous surgeries on children with facial clefts, managed patients with burn injuries and also has a large experience with lasers on Asian Indian skin. He has attended various laser workshops and courses as faculty and is keen on educating the next generations. He is a life member of all the top plastic surgery associations like Association of Plastic Surgeons in India, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, to name a few. He also acts as a key opinion leader for Ultrashape Inc., Lumenis Inc, VASER Sound Surgical Technologies, USA