Face Lift in Ludhiana & Chandigarh, Punjab

The face lift, or Rhytidectomy, is an indispensable component of facial rejuvenation as it affects the lower two-thirds of the face and the neck and can easily subtract the number of years from a person's appearance while restoring a youthful look.

As signs of aging appear, more and more patients opt for Face lift procedure as it helps in removing excess skin, muscle tightening and repositioning of the underlying tissue to reduce or eliminate those signs like sagging, wrinkling, jowls, and excess fat.

Some Quick Facts

Length of Surgery- Usually two and a half to four hours

Length of Stay-Usually outpatient, overnight stays are usually required in a proper facelift surgery

Scars- Scars get mostly concealed in the hair or in natural facial creases. The most visible scars may, however, be behind ear.

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Recovery- There can be an initial mild to moderate discomfort with swelling and bruising lasting for a few days. It may take up to four months for the full effect of the procedure to show up on the patient's face.

Consultation

Facial rejuvenation has a lot of techniques. In some cases, a simple Lipoinjection of facial wrinkles or grooves provides a more rested and fresh look. In others, the removal of excess skin from the eyelids will be required to provide freshness and decrease the appearance of fatigue. Other patients may require an eyebrow lift or the treatment of frontal wrinkles. Small procedures in the contour of the temples, cheek and auricular contour to tighten the skin of the neck are combined in various techniques ranging from Micro-lift, Minilift to Complete Facelift.

These procedures are a mixture of corrections of excess facial skin that in certain cases also include a muscle lift. The choice will depend on the desire and degree of rejuvenation sought by the patient.

Initial Preparation

  • Preoperative examination
  • Avoid consumption of aspirin / NSAIDs, anticoagulants or vitamin 10 days before the intervention
  • No Smoking.
  • Preparations might include letting your hair grow out so as to better hide the incisions while they heal.

The Surgery

FACE LIFT

While there is more than 1 technique available to carry out the face lift surgery in Ludhiana, there is no evidence proving that any one technique is better than the other. It all depends on individual’s requirement and the techniques that work best in the hands of a surgeon. Having said that it is important for the aesthetic surgeon to be trained and qualified for performing a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures so as to be able to give the best results possible.

Different techniques and types of face lift procedures available are as follows:

Traditional Face Lift

A common pattern for incision starts in the temple region within the hair or just under the sideburn, follows natural creases in front of the ear or just inside the ear, and continues behind the ear to end in the hair. If required, a small incision underneath the chin is made to gain further access to the neck.

Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System (SMAS)

The SMAS face lift doesn't only address the superficial top layer of skin but also helps in repositioning and tightening of the underlying tissues layers, which tend to sag with aging. The result is a natural-looking result which is long-lasting as well.

Subperiosteal Face Lift

This technique is performed using an endoscope and is a short scar as well as less expensive technique. Endoscopic surgery minimizes the invasiveness of the procedure and is considered to be a good option for patients with a less amount of excess skin. The approach works well for patients in whom the signs of aging appear pre-dominantly in the upper and the middle facial areas.

Midface/ Cheek Lift

The incisions could be in the temple and inside the mouth, or inside the lower eyelid. The procedure allows the midface soft tissues to be elevated and secured in position that can result in a more youthful appearance.

Suture Suspension Techniques

The non-absorbable sutures designed with barbs, cones, knots are used for the elevation and suspension of soft tissues of the midface. Other devices may also be used for tissue fixation.

Mini Facelift

This surgery is the one of the most common types of facelift surgeries being performed in today’s time. The small incisions are made around the ears to address the wrinkles and sagging skin on the lower third of the face. The excess tissues are removed and the remaining ones are tightened to restore definition to the chin.

Facial Liposuction

In rounded faces, it is feasible to remove adipose tissue by this procedure. A thin cannula is used that is inserted through a minimal incision, made in the chin or in the contour of the ear lobe.

The result is aesthetically optimal since the cheekbones acquire prominence and the face, in general, looks more attractive. Liposuction requires a bandage on the cheeks for approximately 5 days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the need of performing facelift surgery?

The rhytidectomy, popularly known as the facelift, is an operation of aesthetic surgery that is performed frequently to men and women of different ages. The main objective is to rejuvenate the patient’s face and this is achieved by tensing the muscles of the face and neck, and removing excess skin. So, it’s not just about stretching the skin and the degree of satisfaction of patients who undergo a facelift is very high.

2. Can I combine the facelift with other interventions?

It can be combined with other interventions and in fact, it is an excellent idea to avoid having to go through the operating room several times. Usually, the facelift is combined with liposuction of jowls and neck or blepharoplasty to correct the eyelids. The results are spectacular because the treatment that gets performed is integral.

3. How much does a facelift cost in India?

The facelift is a completely individualized intervention that can also be combined with other procedures. Therefore, it is difficult to give a price that is valid for all patients. The best way is to attend an informative meeting with the surgeon to find out what you need and get a personalized budget.

4. Is the facelift performed under local or general anaesthesia?

Usually, general anaesthesia is used for the face lift. If out of fear or some other circumstance you prefer local anaesthesia, you should discuss it with your plastic surgeon.

5. What is the appropriate age for a facelift?

The truth holds that every man and woman ages differently. The facelift is a totally individualized treatment meant to adapt to the needs and desires of each patient. Therefore, a facelift may be necessary for people who have leftover skin after undergoing obesity surgery or significant weight loss, as well as for people concerned about how the signs of ageing are changing their appearance.

In patients under 40 years of age, the solutions are usually found without surgery using aesthetic medicine. However, if permanent changes are required or there is hanging skin, the facelift or mini facelift will be the most appropriate solution. The quality of the skin and the state of general health are common factors to be considered before undergoing a facelift surgery. A 70-year old individual who has good skin and good health can get a facelift performed without any problem.

6. Does the facelift leave scars?

The incisions are made in the areas hidden by the hair. Also, the advantage of the natural folds of the ear is taken. It is not an issue that should concern you, because the incisionsmade are small and the scars after a few months are practically invisible.

The scars will be well camouflaged and if you follow the postoperative recommendations (avoid sun exposure, apply the recommended oil or a regenerating cream, etc.) you will see how they become less and less visible.

7. What is the recovery time?

The recovery time after a facelift is about two weeks, especially if you want to go unnoticed. In a few days, you will feel fine, but your face will be swollen and bruised. It is recommended to take the first week of rest with a straight head to facilitate circulation.

If you are in a hurry to return to your daily life or work, keep in mind that you cannot use makeup until the wounds have healed and the stitches have been removed, which will be about eight or ten days after the intervention. If you plan to dye your hair, wait at least three weeks to avoid the risk of infection.

8. For how long does the face lift results last?

A facelift can take ten years off, but it does not stop the ageing process. The advantage is that you will grow old from a different starting point and look younger than your age. Given the high degree of satisfaction amongst patients, they usually repeat it after ten or twelve years. Then, it only takes some retouching to prolong the result a few more years.

9. What are the risks and complications associated with the facelift?

In the hands of an expert plastic surgeon, this type of intervention has few risks. As for complications, perhaps hematoma, skin necrosis, facial weakness, infection, ear numbness, temporary hair loss, a blood clot or some small temporary injury of the facial nerves could occur.

To prevent the risks of infection, antibiotics and analgesics are prescribed to avoid initial discomfort. It’s a usual thing to feel a certain tightness of the skin and numbness in the areas operated during the first few days.

If you want to see photos of before and after the facelift of patients of Dr. Prerna Mittal,simply ask for an appointment and we will be happy to assist you personally. During the consultation, she will resolve all your doubts and explain the results that you can expect in your particular case.

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