If the signs of aging bother you in your face, a facelift surgery may be right choice for you. Technically known as rhytidectomy or lower rhytidectomy, facelift is surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck so it is also known as face and neck surgery.
A face lift or neck lift is designed to correct all of these aging features, restoring a more youthful, rested appearance with uplifted contours and improved tone in facial skin and underlying muscle.
1. PRE OPERATIVE-
Initially the pre operative instructions are given by face lift surgeon that not to drink alcohol before the procedure, not to have medications like aspirin or ibuprofen. Also the pros and cons of face lift surgery are told in prior.
This allows access to tighten underlying tissue, remove excess fat and reduce sagging skin. A second incision under the chin is sometimes necessary. If skin tone is good and only mid-face aging or excess fat in the neck will be corrected, other techniques with shorter incisions may be used.
Liposuction techniques may assist with removal of fat deposits under the chin.
3. POST ROCEDURE- Swelling and bruising will subside within 2-4 weeks. Final results may be apparent in 1-2 months. Incision lines will continue to refine and fade in 1 year. After the treatment bandage is applied and drainage tubes are also used if required. So in that case little bit of bruising and discomfort can be seen.