Face Lift

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Definition

A facelift refers to a surgical procedure for molding the shape of your face and neck. This is done by lifting wrinkles, sagging and drooping skin. During a facelift, there could be other processes such as reshaping the nose, lifting the forehead or even eyelid surgery. The surgery takes place when you are sedated to ensure that you do not feel the pain. At this point, a surgeon makes surgical cuts above your hairline just at the back of the earlobe and then extends to the lower scalp. However, surgeons can use different techniques although the results are the same.
In many aesthetics’ clinic in Malaysia, a surgeon may perform the following operations when doing a facelift. They include removal of fat tissues under the skin, removing or moving sagging skin, tightening of the muscles or use of stitches.

Why ?

When people grow old, their skins begin to sag and to grow weary. In most cases, folds appear on the neck with fat deposits. Creases may develop faster for people who smoke or eat poorly although sometimes it is genetic. Facelifts are great for fixing the damaged skins for a younger look. If you notice that you have an ageing skin, you can look for professional facelift surgeons. Dissatisfaction with ageing signs makes many people to consider facelifts. There are some risks you need to know. They include bleeding, infection, breathing problems and reactions caused by medications. More risks include hematoma, which is accumulation of blood under your skin, nerve and muscle damages, wounds, debilitating pain, and skin sensation changes like numbness or becomes hypersensitive.

What To Expect ?

In most cases, the results are just perfect and amazing. However, some results are not attractive and disappointing. Some of the negative effects from facelift are scarring, collection of fluid under the skin, skin color change, contours on your skin, irritating sutures and face unevenness, or may simply get too tight and appears unnatural.

After the surgical procedure, a drainage tube for draining blood that may collect under the skin is necessary. In reducing bruising or swelling, bandages are effective. Discomforts can be relieved using pain medications. In some cases, skin numbness disappears shortly and this will ensure that you are safe.

After the surgery, the head is raised at 30 degree for some days to cut down the swelling. In 1 to 2 days, drainage tube can be removed. Removal of the bandages can take place between one to five days. During this time, the face can look bruised, puffy but the shape can restore in 6 weeks’ time. Stitches are removed within five days but it can take longer in case the scalp does not heal faster.

You should avoid aspirin or ibuprofen in the initial days, smoking, bending and straining. The nurse or the doctor will give you effective instructions to ensure that you are well taken care. Mild swelling can continue for some weeks and numbness may go on for some months. Some problems like swelling, discoloration of the skin, numbness and swelling will result for the first 10 to 14 days.