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Facelift Treatment & Diagnostics in Chunni Ganj, Kanpur

Facelift

Also known as Rhytidectomy, a facelift refers to a kind of procedure done at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, in cosmetic surgery that can help improve signs of aging on the face to provide a more youthful appearance. The lower half of the face is reshaped in this procedure by removing excess facial skin.

As one gets older, the skin and tissues naturally lose their elasticity leading to sagging or folds of skin on the cheeks and jawline and other changes in the shape of your face. Undergoing a rhytidectomy can help remove the sagging and folds by tightening facial tissues.

A neck lift is often performed with the procedure to remove fat deposits and sagging skin on the neck.

Sometimes enhancing the forehead, cheeks, brows, and eyelids may also be included in the surgical process.

What happens in the procedure?

At Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, as the first step, local anesthesia is injected to numb the area for surgery.

In traditional facelift surgery, an incision is made in front of the ear, extending up to behind the ear into the lower scalp as well as the hairline. These incisions are made in a way that they blend with your face structure and hairline.

The surgeon then pulls back the skin on each side of the face in an upward direction, and tissues below the skin are surgically altered or tightened to provide the face a more youthful shape. Excess skin is removed before the skin is sutured or closed using dissolvable skin glue.

After the surgery, a drain may be placed under the skin behind the ear for one or two days as well as bandages may be wrapped around your face in case of any excess blood and fluids.

Benefits of getting a facelift surgery

The appearance and shape of the face are altered as one grows older and experiences changes in the skin like losing its elasticity and change in the volume of fat deposits in different areas of the face. Age-related changes in your face that a face-lift may reduce include:

  • Excess skin at your lower jawline
  • Deepening of the fold of skin from the corners of your mouth
  • Sagging of skin and excess fat in the cheeks
  • Creases between the cheeks and the lips

Risks and complications

There are certain risks to any medical procedure, including a facelift. Although the complications are infrequent, they include:

  • Bleeding
  • Risks of anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Bruising
  • Blood Clots
  • Pain
  • Scarring
  • Temporary damage to the facial nerves
  • Loss of hair around the incision site, although uncommon
  • Prolonged swelling
  • Uneven shaping of the face
  • Hematoma
  • Issues with the healing of the wound

In case you are facing any of these issues post-surgery for a prolonged period, please contact the surgeon or doctor immediately.

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Call1860-500-2244 to book an appointment

Are you the right candidate for the surgery?

Certain factors determine if facelift surgery is recommended for you, these include:

  • Being in a healthy mental and physical state. If you possess any serious medical conditions, it is not recommended for you to get the procedure done.
  • Avoiding the use of tobacco and nicotine. Persons who are actively involved in cigarette smoking can be prone to higher risks of wounds not healing.
  • Having a good bone structure and overall skin elasticity. This can help achieve better results.

1. Are there any pre-surgery tests required?

Your surgeon might run a test related to your medical history and a facial exam to determine the best-suited procedure for you.

2. What is the recovery period post-surgery?

Recovery usually takes around 2 weeks with sutures removed within 5 to 10 days and bruises or swelling healing within 2 to 3 days after the surgery.

3. Are results of a facelift surgery permanent?

As the process of aging continues, the changes in facial skin also continue to take place. Hence, the results are not permanent.

4. Does facelift surgery remove wrinkles?

No, wrinkles cannot be removed through a facelift since the procedure does not stop the aging of skin but changes the way it affects your appearance.

5. Is the surgery painful?

Facelift surgeries cause only mild to moderate degree of pain during the procedure although you may feel some pain 2 to 4 days after the surgery as well.

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