Our face is the most valuable and most prominent asset that we possess. Unfortunately, aging and certain environmental factors can be cruel to the skin causing it to become loose and lax. Women and men both despise the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on their face. It immediately adds up to ten years to a person’s appearance causing a slump in their self-esteem.
However, thanks to cosmetic surgery, many techniques have been devised to tighten facial skin and rejuvenate a person’s face. One of the most commonly used procedures is a facelift. Many celebrities and ordinary people alike have benefited from a facelift to achieve a youthful, spotless, and wrinkle-free skin. These celebrities include Demi Moore, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie.
Ideal candidates for a facelift are individuals of 40 years or above with sagging skin. For mildly sagging skin, there are other skin-tightening procedures, such as laser skin tightening or skin peels. However, a facelift is an extensive procedure that can transform a person’s look.
Some frequently asked questions regarding a facelift are as follows:
Is facelift painful?
Most patients experience very mild discomfort after surgery. Moreover, the doctor prescribes medication to ease swelling, discomfort, and tightness.
When can I shower after surgery?
It is important to wait for four to five days after surgery and keep the sutures dry. Usually, bathing and using a damp cloth to wipe the face is recommended.
What can a facelift treat?
A facelift is typically done for improving the signs of aging in the face and the neck, such as:
- Loose skin and excess fat deposits under the chin
- Jowls appearing in the lower face because of the loss of muscle tone
- Displaced fat
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- Deep creases along the nose extending to the mouth (marionette lines)
- Sagging in the mid-face
A facelift can be performed in combination with a brow lift or a neck lift to attain complete facial rejuvenation.
Am I eligible for a facelift?
To be eligible for a facelift, you must be in good physical health. This means you should have no blood pressure issue or diabetes. Moreover, you must have realistic expectations attached to the surgery. The results of a facelift are very long-lasting but they are not eternal. A facelift will not somehow turn a 40-year-old person into a teenager. Maintaining a healthy diet and quitting smoking can do wonders to prolong the effects of a facelift. While a facelift makes you look ten years younger, it can last for ten more years if properly taken care of.
What are the benefits of a facelift?
While the most obvious benefit of a facelift is a firm and tightened skin, there are some other benefits, as well. These are as follows:
- It helps remove wrinkles.
- The loose skin around the jaws will tighten.
- The contours of the neck will be renewed.
- The effects of the sun on the skin will be immensely minimized.
If you are planning to have a successful and effective facelift without any complications, contact us now. Here at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®, we have a team of highly experienced and board-certified plastic surgeons. So, schedule a free consultation with our plastic surgeons by filling in the consultation form given below.