What Is A Face Lift Or Rhytidectomy?
A face lift is a cosmetic procedure that can help rectify the effects of aging. Generally speaking, people who are troubled by wrinkles, loose skin on the neck and jowls and sagging facial skin seek out a face lift as a solution. Candidates for rhytidectomy are usually over the age of forty.
Will I be asleep during a face lift?
The operation is performed under either local anesthesia or general anesthesia. This can be administered intravenously.
Where is the procedure performed and how long does it take?
A face lift is usually performed in an outpatient facility, and it takes several hours. After care services may take place in a hospital setting if the patient has a pre-existing condition that warrants close observation or if multiple procedures are performed.
What will I look like after a face lift?
Following a face lift, there will naturally be swelling and bruising. Additionally, the skin of the face may feel dry and tender for a while. Patients typically say that their skin feels tight through the neck and face. A sense of numbness is common at first. This generally resolves with time.
What are the risks of having a face lift?
Just as with any surgery, risks include scarring, bleeding and infection. Additionally, if poorly performed results may be asymmetrical, or the hairline may be changed in an unexpected or unwanted way. These effects are rare when care is taken to select a well qualified surgeon.
How long does it take to recover?
Patients should rest and take great care for a couple of weeks. After that, returning to work is fine if your job is not especially strenuous. You should be able to return to strenuous activity after six weeks. Avoid exposure to the sun for several months, and always use a sunscreen.
How long does a face lift last?
When you take good care of your health and your skin, your face lift should look nice for a decade or so.
Plan wisely for best results!
Keep in mind that, if you do need more than one procedure, it is wise to schedule them simultaneously. When you have a face lift, you can also have procedures such as dermabrasion, chemical peel, laser peel, brow lift, eye lift and other cosmetic surgery performed. This makes the wisest use of your anesthesia and recovery services and allows you to save time and money.