A facelift – also known as a rhytidectomy – is a cosmetic surgery used to restore a more youthful appearance to the face and neck. A facelift can remove deep lines and creases and sagging on the face. It can also be used to restore youthful volume to the face and improve underlying muscle tone that contributes to the formation of jowls. Though a facelift cannot stop the aging process, it can take many years off the face – especially when paired with brow lifts or eyelid surgery, which help lift and rejuvenate the eyes and brow line.
Am I a candidate for facelift?
You may be a candidate for a facelift if you are a healthy non-smoker who is bothered by changes to your facial muscle tone or skin. If you are a smoker, complete withdrawal from smoking for a period of atleast one month is mandatory.To find out more about facelift and whether this procedure could be right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shetty.
What should I expect during my facelift procedure?
Your surgery will either be performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Shetty will create an incision along the crease where your ear meets your face. Depending on the extent of your procedure, your incision may also extend upward or downward along the hairline. Dr. Shetty will thin sculpt and redistribute fat within the face, neck and along the jowl. Excess skin will be trimmed away and the underlying muscles and tissues will be lifted to form a more youthful appearance.
What post-operative instructions will I need to follow after my facelift?
A post-operative stay in the hospital for 3-4 days will be required. The swelling and bruising will reduce over a period of one month. The suture line will have to be taken care of to ensure seamless scarring.