A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a procedure that removes deep creases and wrinkled skin to create a more youthful appearance. It entails the removal of saggy and excess skin and the tightening of facial and neck muscles.
Children and young adults have sleek, smooth, and rounded faces thanks to equally divided fatty tissues in facial structure. But this is subject to change due to aging, sunburns, and genetics, which cause wrinkles and sagginess.
A facelift can transform a patient’s appearance and make it look at least 5 to 10 years younger. As spectacular as the results are, this is not a quick and simple procedure since it takes some time to recover and see the result.
When To Consider a Facelift?
There is no specific recommended age for a facelift, and people of different ages can benefit from this procedure.
If you’re looking for tangible and long-lasting results, a facelift may be a good option for you when nonsurgical treatments aren’t making a difference with addressing aging signs.
Who Are the Ideal Candidates for A Facelift?
- Males and females with ‘jowls’ (loose skin around the chin and jawline) and smile wrinkles in the midface.
- Patients in good overall health
- Patients who have an optimistic attitude and reasonable expectations.
Facelift Recovery: What to Expect
Someone must accompany you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours post-op. A bandage will be wrapped around your head at first, and the stitches surrounding the ears will be loosened up or removed after a few days. The scalp stitches will be removed within 7-10 days post-op.
After two weeks, the swelling and discoloration will start to fade away, but the skin surrounding your ears may remain numb for a few weeks after surgery.
Since the recovery process is progressive, the ultimate results may take up to 6 months to show, and facelift patients are often happy with their new, more youthful appearance.
Facelift Benefits: What Can it Achieve?
At Novomed, we are keen to maximize the benefits of your facelift to help you regain a healthy, youthful look.
The following are the benefits of the facelift procedure:
Treating signs of aging
The loss of dermal tissue and the lack of facial fat caused by the natural aging process, weight fluctuations, sun exposure, smoking, and genetics, can affect the appearance of your skin.
Facelift treatments at Novomed can address and treat this issue by removing unwanted skin, tightening underlying tissue and muscle.
It can be combined with other procedures
A facelift can be combined with other lifting procedures, such as neck lift or brow lift, to improve the result while also reducing the cost and recovery time needed when these procedures are performed separately.
Facelift incisions at Novomed are made in strategic points, so there will be no visible scars or indicators that you had a cosmetic procedure. While your incisions’ size and specific position vary depending on the facelift type and the outcomes you wish for, most incisions are placed behind the ears or along the hairline for convenient concealing after the procedure.
You know the saying: The more you take care of your skin, the more it will take care of you! And it’s true. The duration of a facelift depends on how well you take care of your skin, along with genetic factors and lifestyle habits.
Nevertheless, you can expect the skin to last for an estimate of five to ten years. When aging signs begin to return, you may choose a nonsurgical or surgical treatment to sustain your youthful appearance.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of a facelift, Novomed is here to help patients across the UAE. Our specialists will help you choose the most suitable procedure to get the best possible result.
Contact us now to book your consultation!