Facelift Surgery minimizes forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, hooding over eyes, furrowed forehead and frown lines by removing excess tissue, altering muscles and tightening the forehead skin. Facelift procedure is performed with the use of an endoscope, which requires 3 to 5 short incisions.
Alternative to New Facelift could be Endoscopic brow-lift.
Endoscopic facelift technique is the most common type of forehead lift. Your surgeon can view the procedure with a tiny camera (the size of a pencil eraser). The camera is inserted through four to six small incisions, hidden behind the hairline, then skin is shifted up and backward on the head.
The best candidates for facelift procedure are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Most are 40 or older. You may be a good candidate if you have:
- sagging or low positioned eyebrows and/or a sad and tired expression on your face all the time
- deep horizontal creases running across the forehead
- furrows or frown lines between the eyebrows
- furrows or frown lines across the top of the nose.
The results of facelift plastic surgery can be quite dramatic and may last up to ten years.
When performed by a qualified surgeon, complications during facelift procedure are infrequent and usually minor. Bruising and swelling lasting on average for two weeks but can continue for a month or more. Remember the human body is asymmetrical and even after surgery both sides of the body may look different. Weigh up the pros and cons with your doctor and decide if this is the appropriate surgery for you. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon’s instructions both before and after surgery.
After New Facelift Surgery you will be back to work in 7 to 10 days, usually sooner for endoscopic forehead lift. More strenuous activity: several weeks. Full recovery from bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Limit sun exposure for several months.
Local or general anesthesia with sedation is used during the procedure. Oral medications are sufficient for post operative pain management. Local or general anesthesia with sedation is used during the facelift procedure. Oral medications are sufficient for post operative pain management.
Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for New Facelift Surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding vitamins, iron tablets and certain medications. If you develop a cold or an infection of any kind, especially a skin infection, your surgery may have to be postponed. Also, while you are making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and, if needed, to help you at home for a day or two. Special accommodations are available for patients who are coming from out of town.
Your surgeon will instruct you to keep your head elevated for several days after the facelift procedure, and to use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. You’ll be shown how to clean your eyes and hair. It is normal to feel a bit anxious or depressed in the days or weeks following surgery. However, this feeling will subside as you begin to look and feel better.