A rhytidectomy or a facelift is a surgical procedure that includes improving the visible signs of aging in the neck as well as the face. It includes relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging, the development of the jowls in the cheek, and the jaw area. Since this is a restorative surgery a facelift will not change your fundamental appearance and thus cannot stop the process of aging.
Facelifts can be performed only surgically while the minimal invasive rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the results. What it can do is delay the time so that the facelift becomes appropriate and complements the results of the surgery.
Steps involved in facelift surgery
Following are the steps involved in the facelift surgery:
- Anesthesia- During the surgical procedure medications are administered for your comfort. There is the general anesthesia and also the intravenous sedation. Only a medical expert can recommend the best for you. There is a wide variety of procedures such as facial implants to improve the contour. Resurfacing techniques to improve the texture and tone of the facial skin as well as wrinkle reduction by the injection of fillers and fat.
- The incision- The choices for a facelift include limited incision facelift, neck lift, or traditional facelift depending on the degree of the change you would like to witness. A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat is redistributed from the jowls, neck, and face whereas the underlying tissue is repositioned.
- Closing the incisions- The incisions will further be closed with the structures that are needed to be removed after a few days. For some surgeon’s skin glues is an effective option to seal the incision. After the hearing, the incision lines from the facelift are quite well concealed.
- See the results- The visible improvements of facelift basically appear once the bruising and the swelling starts subsiding. Your final results would not only restore a rested and youthful appearance but also will boost your confidence.
Benefits of facelift surgery
- Redefines your neck- One of the most common complaints patients make about their aging face is that the skin under their chin and on their neck is loose. Gravity and the loss of facial fat and skin elasticity has a tendency to drag our skin down as we age, often resulting in sagging skin on the face. Loose skin tends to hang off the jaw and neck, forming jowls or an unsightly double chin. A facelift can redefine the contours of a strong jawline by removing the excess skin and fatty deposits found in these areas.
- Tightens up the sagging skin- As a restorative surgery, a facelift works to tighten and smooth loose skin on the face and neck by separating the skin from underlying muscles and tissues in a process called “undermining”. Once the muscles and tissue beneath the skin have been repositioned and tightened, the skin is draped over the face and excess skin is trimmed- effectively smoothing away wrinkles and firming the skin.
Many patients wrongly assume that facelift Montreal is only beneficial to older individuals with more advanced signs of aging. The most common age for patients who had a facelift in the last year was between the ages of 51 and 64, but anyone with symptoms of sagging skin and wrinkles can benefit from the procedure. Whether you will be a good candidate for a facelift will depend on your overall health, the condition of your skin, and your lifestyle choices.