Our skin begins to sag around the cheeks, chin, and neck after a certain age. A facelift can help tighten skin and remove wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance. Face-lifts can be frightening, especially if they appear unnatural or overtly noticeable.
Choosing to have a procedure done is a big step, and there are a lot of things to think about before making a decision.
“Face-lifts are perfect for correcting indications of ageing, tightening superfluous skin, raising the corners of your mouth, and erasing deep creases,” says Geeta Grewal, cosmetic surgeon and wellness expert at 9Muses Wellness Clinic in Gurugram. Bone density declines with ageing, resulting in weakening face bones. The skin on your face begins to droop, giving you an older appearance. Face-lifts operate by contouring the bottom half of the face and raising the skin as skin components such as collagen and elastin begin to deteriorate.”
Before you think about getting a facelift, make sure you’re doing it for the correct reasons. A face-lift will not make you look like a completely different person, but it will make you look more refreshed and regenerated. Having reasonable expectations about your face-lift treatment is the first step toward being delighted with the outcomes. However, one should begin taking care of their skin at a young age in order to avoid having to go under the knife.
What are the different sorts of procedures and what should you expect? Grewal responds:
* Liquid Facelift: A liquid facelift combines injectable dermal fillers and Botox to plump, relax, and fill in the appearance of facial creases and wrinkles. It can re-contour drooping facial features or hollow eyes, restore youthful volume to the face, minimise sagging of the skin by filling it up from the inside, and reduce sagging of the skin by filling it up from the inside. It’s one of the newest non-invasive anti-aging techniques, and it’s being marketed as a less expensive and hazardous alternative to a typical facelift. Treatments for soft tissue augmentation might take anywhere from three to twelve months.
* Radiofrequency (RF) therapy: This non-surgical way of tightening your skin is also known as radiofrequency skin tightening. The process includes heating the dermis, or deep layer of your skin, with energy waves. Collagen formation is stimulated by the heat. The most prevalent protein in your body is collagen. It gives your skin its rigidity and provides the framework of your skin. The main advantages of RF therapy are skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Due to its potential to stimulate collagen formation, RF therapy may also aid in the prevention of sun damage.
* HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound): This is a relatively new cosmetic therapy for skin tightening that some people think of as a non-invasive and painless alternative to face lifts. It employs ultrasonic waves to stimulate collagen production, resulting in tighter skin. HIFU has been demonstrated to be safe and effective for lifting and refining wrinkles in several modest clinical trials. People saw improvement in as little as a few months following therapy, without the hazards of surgery.
* Thread lift: The thread lift operation is a minimally invasive facelift alternative. Thread lifts promise to tighten your skin by injecting medical-grade thread material into your face and then tightening the thread to “pull” your skin up. Thread lifts are a low-risk surgery with a quick recovery time, but redness, bruising, and swelling are common adverse effects. This technique, which can continue up to three years, takes around 45 minutes to complete and can be resumed immediately if desired.
Recovery and aftercare
During surgeries, the cosmetologist can prescribe medicine to help with discomfort, bruising, and unpleasant swelling after the surgery. The time it takes to recuperate is likewise considerable. According to the expert, moisturiser and sunscreen are used in minimally invasive post-operative care.
“These are the two essential components. The recuperation time is also minimal or non-existent. Antibiotics and painkillers are not required in 90% of patients; nevertheless, a small number of individuals may require these treatments. Patients are informed about the post-care plan. These are short and effective processes that don’t require any downtime or time off from work.”
What are some of the possible risks and side effects?
“A face-lift is a medical treatment, and it may come with some complications,” Grewal says. Cosmetologists are adept in producing optimal outcomes with the face-lift treatment and will go to great lengths to reduce the danger of side effects, which are more likely to occur if the treatment is performed by an unskilled doctor.”
Though problems are uncommon, there are some risks associated with face-lift surgery:
* Burns and bruising
* Granuloma of a foreign body
* Infectious disease
* Marks and scars
Patients who experience severe or persistent symptoms for more than a few days should seek medical help right away.