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Treatment time

2-3 hours

Result time

It depends on the individual parameters of the patient
2-3 weeks

Methods

You need consultation of the doctor to determine the methods of treatment
With or without fat transfer

Follow Up

7 days, 6 weeks, 6 months, 1 year

A facelift is a surgical procedure to repair sagging, drooping, and wrinkled skin of the face and neck.

A facelift can be done alone or with nose reshaping, a forehead lift, or eyelid surgery.

While you are sleepy (sedated) and pain-free (local anesthesia), or deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia), the plastic surgeon will make surgical cuts above the hairline at the temples, behind the earlobe, and to the lower scalp. Often, this is one cut.

Many different techniques exist. The outcomes for each one are similar.

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Why the Procedure is Performed

Sagging or wrinkled skin occurs naturally as you get older. Folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth. The jawline grows “jowly” and slack. Genes, poor diet, smoking, or obesity can make skin problems start sooner or get worse faster.

A facelift can help repair some of the visible signs of aging. Fixing damage to skin, fat, and muscles can restore a “younger” look.

People have a facelift because they are not satisfied with the signs of aging on their face, but they are in otherwise good health.

Outlook (Prognosis)

Most patients are pleased with the results.

You will have swelling, bruising, skin discoloration, tenderness, and numbness for 10 – 14 days after the surgery. Most of the surgical scars are hidden in the hairline or the natural lines of the face and will fade over time. Your doctor will probably advise you to limit your sun exposure.

After the Procedure

The doctor may temporarily place a small, thin drainage tube under the skin behind the ear to drain any blood that might collect there. Your head will be wrapped loosely in bandages to reduce bruising and swelling.

You should not have much discomfort after surgery. You can relieve any discomfort you do feel with pain medication. Some numbness of the skin is normal and will disappear in a few weeks or months.

Your head will be raised on two pillows (or at a 30-degree angle) for a couple of days after surgery to keep the swelling down. The drainage tube will be removed 1 – 2 days after surgery if one was inserted. Bandages are usually removed after 1 – 5 days. Your face will look pale, bruised, and puffy, but in 4 – 6 weeks it will look normal.

Most of the stitches will be removed in 5 days. The stitches or metal clips in the hairline might be left in for a few extra days if the scalp takes longer to heal.

Risks

Other risks include:

Sutures that are noticeable or cause irritation

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