What is Facial Cosmetic Surgery?
Facial cosmetic surgery focuses on improving patient facial appearance. Common surgical procedures include rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhytidectomy (facelift), browlift, genioplasty (chin augmentation), otoplasty (ear repositioning), liposuction, and fat transfer
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How Long Does the Facial Cosmetic Surgery Take?
A facelift removes excess facial skin. Facelift surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure. It may involve a local anesthetics and sedatives or general anesthesia. The procedure can take from 2 to 5 hours, and the person can normally go home on the same day after surgery
Is the Facial Cosmetic procedure Painful?
Your actual surgery won’t hurt at all, thanks to heavy anesthetics and sedation. You’ll sleep soundly through your procedure and then for a little while after until the medications wear off.
Who can undergo Facial Cosmetic Surgery?
You may not be a good candidate for Facial costmetic surgery, if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, bleeding disorder, heart disease or depression.
Facial cosmetic surgery may be performed is your face is scarred due to accidents, burns etc. It may also be performed for purely asthetic reasons. Facial Cosmetic Surgery is very common among actors and actresses.
What is the recovery period after Facial Cosmetic Surgery?
A typical Facial Cosmetic Surgery takes about 10 -14 days to heal.
During recovery, people can expect some swelling and bruising while incisions heal. Your surgeon will provide detailed postsurgical care instructions and pain relief recommendations to speed your healing.
How is the Facial Cosmetic Surgery performed?
Step 1 - Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
A variety of other procedures can further enhance the outcome of a facelift. They include:
- Facial implants or fat transfer to improve contour
- Resurfacing techniques to improve the tone and texture of facial skin
- Wrinkle reduction by injection of fat or fillers
Step 2- The Incision
Depending on the degree of change you’d like to see, your facelift choices include a traditional facelift, limited incision facelift or a neck lift.
A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck and underlying tissue is repositioned, commonly the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted. Skin is re-draped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away.
A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an ageing neck. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.
Step 3 - Limited Incision
An alternative to a traditional facelift uses shorter incisions at the temples, continuing around the ear. “Mini-lifts” are usually reserved for patients with less skin relaxation, as the results are less rejuvenating than a full facelift.
Step 4- Neck Lift
A neck-lift addresses the sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin. The neck lift incision often begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear, and ends in the posterior hair behind the ear
Step 5- Closing the incision
The incisions will be closed with sutures that may dissolve or may need to be removed after a few days. Some surgeons use skin glues to seal the incisions. Once healed, the incision lines from a facelift are well concealed within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ear.
The visible improvements of a facelift appear once swelling and bruising subside. Your final result should not only restore a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself.
What’s the follow-up?
In, general you need to visit the doctor within first week after surgery.
What are the risks?
Facelift risks, while rare, include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Poor wound healing and skin loss
- Facial nerve injury with weakness
- Temporary or permanent hair loss at the incisions
- Fluid accumulation
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
- Persistent pain
- Unfavorable scarring
- Prolonged swelling
- Skin irregularities and discoloration
- Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that require removal
- Unsatisfactory results may include: asymmetry, unsatisfactory surgical scar location and unacceptable visible deformities at the ends of the incisions. (It may be necessary to perform an additional surgery to improve your results)
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.