While majority of the focal point in face is placed on the eyes and nose, the facial appearance and contour play an important role in determining one’s impressions. Sagginess that starts to appear with aging, lack of chin projection, or unbalanced lip size can be corrected through face lift surgery to enhance the overall facial appearance
Face lift, which is also called as rhytidectomy, is a type of cosmetic surgery that aims to give a more youthful appearance to the face. It reshapes the lower half of the face by removing excess fat and makes the face look younger.Face lift surgery can tighten free, hanging skin around the jaw line, otherwise called as "jowls." It can also remove deep creases around the mouth and nose, and excess, sagging skin and fat under the chin and in the neck. The procedure may tighten the underlying tissues, and it may even be combined with additional procedures to enhance the forehead, cheeks, brows, and eyelids.
The best candidates who could opt for a rhytidectomy or face lift surgery are the people who show signs of facial aging but still have some elasticity in their skin. This surgery is quite expensive, and it is for those people who can afford it. Non-smokers are mostly preferred over smokers as well. It’s also important that you have a realistic expectation of what this procedure would do for you and have a positive outlook about the results from the procedure, which will make preparations for a face lift much easier.
The surgeon would want to review your medical history to know your medical status. The doctor would examine your facial skin and make a note of the scars, skin irregularities and other specifications. The doctor would also take an image of the face to make a medical record. You would be asked to perform a few tests if it is required. Before the surgery, certain instructions need to be followed like avoiding the intake of aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and other medicines that would increase bleeding. You would also be asked to stop eating, the day before your surgery. Try to arrange for assistance on the day of the surgery and during your recovery.