Our face undergoes changes at different phases of our life and the weight gain and weight loss also plays a role in the appearance. With the loss of volume of the facial fat especially around the malar regions, cheeks and lips, one tend to get sagginess of cheeks with flattening of the cheek below the eye, deep folds between the cheeks and the mouth, and the Jowl. The effect of ageing on the eye lids, eye brows, neck and the skin causing both fine and deep lines with changing complexion of the skin can be corrected with various methods of treatment.
Thanks to modern medical advances, some of these common issues can be corrected or improved. We offer a multimodal approach for rejuvenation of the face. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure which is used to give the face a younger, more refreshed appearance. Correction of eye lid bags, Neck lift, injection of fillers both synthetic (Hyaluronic acid) and autologous (one’s own fat) along with the facelift, could offer a harmonious improvement of the appearance of the face giving a refreshed and rejuvenated look.
There are different types of facelifts, depending on your specific needs. The most common is the standard or lower facelift, which is used to tighten the neck and bottom part of the face. A mid lift improves sagging and smoothens the skin around the cheeks and lower eyelids. In recent years, mini facelifts have become popular because they are more convenient and less invasive than other procedures. A thread lift is low-cost, minimally invasive and utilizes tiny threads to lift the skin. A composite face lift corrects the sagginess of the neck, cheeks and Brow regions. Although the face lift techniques correct the sagginess, the deflated appearance of the lips, folds around the mouth including the naso-labial region can be best corrected by replacing the lost volume by injecting either one’s own fat or fillers such as Hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Radiesse) and the combined procedure which gives the best outcome is also called 3D facelift.
Prior to surgery, the patient has a consultation with the VIP Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon to discuss medical history, fitness for surgery, options of different procedure, possible risks and to answer any questions that the patient may have. Prospective candidates for facelifts should have good skin elasticity and be physically and mentally healthy. Also, an assessment or evaluation of your face, skin and bone will be done to determine which procedure that would be most beneficial.
For everyone, the results of a cosmetic procedure will vary. Results depend upon a person’s age and skin type. A standard facelift, on an average, should last around 10 years. After that time, the procedure may need to be repeated to maintain the desired appearance.