Treating Facial Wrinkles and Sagging With Facelift

Want to treat facial wrinkles and sagging caused by aging? Consider facelift. Every year, large number of people in Australia and in other parts of the world get facelift surgery to get firmer, younger looking skin.

What is Facelift?

Facelift is one of the most effective means of removing or reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the skin causes by aging. The procedure involves lifting off the face so that the skin and the tissues beneath can be tightened and the skin can be positioned back over the face.

Treating Facial Wrinkles and Sagging With Facelift

The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision starting at the temple area and then circling around the front of the ear. In some cases, short incisions are made at the temple and close to the ear. Sometimes, an incision is made within the lower eyelid or under the upper lip. The skin is then raised and the muscles and tissues underneath are tightened. The surgeon then removes the fat and skin and re-drapes the skin over the face. The incision is finally sutured.

The surgery usually takes several hours. While some people are allowed to go back home the same day, others are made to spend one night in the hospital. It depends on the severity of the wrinkles or sagging and the type of incision being made. Your surgeon would evaluate your individual case and would tell you what would work the best for you.

After the surgery, your face would be bandaged. There would be pain and swelling after the surgery for which your surgeon would recommend medicines. Cold compression can help relieve these side effects. Avoid smoking as it can slow down the natural healing process.
Most people are able to return to their normal lifestyle 2-3 weeks after the face lift surgery. Your face may feel numb for several months after the surgery. Your skin may also feel rough and dry.

Face lift can make you appear younger. In take years off your face and can boost your self-confidence and can reduce anxiety related to aging and sagging appearance of the face.

Who is the Best Candidate for Face Lift?

You are an appropriate candidate for face lift if you have sagging skin in mid-face or jawline, deep creases extending from nose to corners of the mouth, facial fat, sagging and loss of muscle tone in the lower face, double chin, creased and sagging skin in the neck.

You must have good general health, positive attitude and realistic attitude in order to be considered a good candidate for face lift.

What are the Risks of Face Lift?

Face lift like most cosmetic suregies has some risks. Some of them are
Bleeding
Infection
Numbness
Hair loss
Scarring
Tissue loss
Blood clots

The above side effects and risks are however minimised in the hands of experienced and qualified Australian cosmetic surgeons.

What is the Cost of Face Lift?

The cost of face lift can vary depending on the severity of the condition, area that needs to be treated, the results desired, and the qualification and experience of the surgeon performing the surgery. Talk to your cosmetic surgeon in Australia to get the exact cost.

Possible alternatives
Anti-wrinkle injections
Dermal fillers
Fraxel
Fractional re-surfacing

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