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What is a Facelift Surgery?

A facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can reverse signs of aging in the face. This procedure can reduce sagging or folds of the skin on the cheeks, nasolabial folds, around the mouth and jawline. A neck lift is often combined with a facelift to reduce sagging skin or fat deposits from the neck, creating an overall younger appearance.

Benefits of a Facelift

Tighten sagging skin around the cheeks and jawline

  • Remove deep creases and lines around the nose, mouth, and chin (nasolabial folds, marionette lines)
  • Refine jawline contour
  • Long-lasting results
  • Address multiple signs of aging
  • Look younger and more refreshed
  • Can be paired with multiple procedures to enhance results further

Am I a Good Candidate?

Whether a facelift is right for you or not is a very personal question. You may be ready for a facelift if you are in good general health, have realistic expectations, and have a positive attitude. Good candidates also feel their faces make them look older than they are or older than they feel. These are some indications which can determine if you are a good candidate for facelift surgery in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or Al Ain:

  • Your face has changed shape due to aging or weight loss
  • You have noticeable laxity of the cheeks, nasolabial folds, areas around the mouth, and jawline
  • You have excess skin around the jawline
  • You wish to restore a youthful-looking appearance
  • You have sagging skin or excess fat in the neck area (this procedure will include a neck lift)
  • You want natural-looking, long-lasting results

Non-surgical techniques are available depending on the current condition of your facial skin. During your initial consultation, your expert facial plastic surgeon will listen to your desired results and advise you on the best procedure or treatment for you.

How is a Facelift Performed?

During a facelift procedure, a flap of skin on each side of the face is pulled back. The tissues below the skin are surgically modified to return the contour of the face to a more youthful shape. Excess skin is surgically removed before the flap is sutured closed.

What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

The deep plane facelift is the most commonly performed method. This procedure lifts the skin and muscle tissue to correct skin laxity, under chin sagging and heavy cheeks. It is the most natural-looking and the results are long-lasting compared to other techniques . Research demonstrates that patients appear at least five years younger after undergoing this procedure.


What to Expect during Recovery?

Your facial plastic surgeon will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions that are to be followed precisely.

During the first few days of recovery, it is normal to feel some tolerable pain, soreness, and fatigue. Your surgeon will provide you with the right medication to help relieve your symptoms during this time.

At the 4 to 6-day mark, most patients no longer need prescription pain medication and begin to notice the swelling subside. During this time, you may feel a lot more comfortable to move around.

During the second week of recovery the majority of patients typically still experience some swelling and bruising around the affected areas. It is normal to experience loss of sensation, tightness, and tingling. These are all common occurrences after a facelift which should not cause you to be concerned.

At the end of the second week, some patients tend to get back to work and their daily routines. Light activities such as walking are permitted during this phase of recovery.

Throughout weeks 3 and 4 you still may have some residual tightness and swelling, but overall, you still start looking and feeling significantly better. By this time, others may not notice any outward signs of your procedure. Therefore, you can resume low-impact exercise and social activities.

About 4 weeks after facelift surgery, you can be enjoying your new look. It can take up to 1 year to heal entirely. Minor swelling, tightness, and bruising may still be present but are unnoticeable to others. To have an optimal recovery, it is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions precisely.

What is the Cost?

Facelift surgery varies in cost whereas each patient’s case is unique. Your surgeon will create a custom-tailored surgery plan for you. Only after then will you be able to determine the full cost of your procedure. We understand that some cosmetic surgeries can be difficult to manage financially, in one full payment; for that reason, Novomed has created flexible installment plans that allow patients to pay over 3, 6, or 12 months with 0% interest rates with NBD, Emirates Islamic Bank, ADCB, FAB, and Al Futtaim credit card. *Terms and conditions apply.

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At Novomed, we fulfill all our patients requests by using only the most advanced methods based on your preference, from Facelift surgery to threads, injectables and other non-surgical facial procedures.

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