What is Facelift Surgery?

What is Facelift Surgery?

Facelift surgery is a cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the face by reducing signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity, facial tissues lose volume, and gravity takes its toll, resulting in a tired or aged appearance. A facelift addresses these concerns by lifting and tightening the skin and underlying muscles, restoring a more youthful contour to the face and neck.

How it is done?

During a facelift procedure, incisions are typically made along the hairline and around the ears to minimise visible scarring. Through these incisions, excess skin is removed, and underlying muscles may be tightened to create a smoother, firmer appearance. In some cases, fat may be redistributed or added to areas that have lost volume, such as the cheeks or temples, to enhance facial contours further.

Facelift Before After

What to expect after the surgery?

Modern facelift techniques prioritise natural-looking results and minimise downtime. Advances in surgical techniques and technology have led to shorter recovery periods and reduced post-operative discomfort. However, it’s essential to understand that while a facelift can provide significant improvement, it cannot stop the ageing process entirely. Maintenance with skincare, healthy lifestyle habits, and possibly non-surgical treatments like injectables may be recommended to prolong the results.

 

It is important

Before considering a facelift, it’s crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and any potential risks or limitations associated with the procedure. Each patient’s anatomy and desired outcome are unique, so a personalised treatment plan will be developed to achieve the best possible results while ensuring safety and satisfaction. In summary, a facelift is a transformative procedure that can turn back the clock on facial ageing, restoring a more youthful and refreshed appearance. With advancements in cosmetic surgery, achieving natural-looking results with minimal downtime is more achievable than ever before.

Assoc. Prof. Nihal Durmus, MD

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Estexper Clinic
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