What Happens During A Traditional Facelift?
In essence, the facelift procedure rejuvenates the appearance of the face by removing loose skin, tightening underlying muscles, and lifting the remaining skin to give the face a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Using the traditional technique, the incision would start from your hairline, at your temples, going around to the front of your ears, and then going behind your ears, to your lower scalp. The surgeon then repositions the contours of the face and drapes the skin over. Any excess skin will be removed, and the initial incision will be taped or stitched closed.
If your facelift is coupled with a neck lift, the surgeon might make an incision below your chin to shape your jawline, for a more finished appearance. The surgery will take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. As all cosmetic surgeons work differently, ask your practitioner what their surgical plan for you is. They’ll discuss it with you, making sure you’re okay with it before you go on the table.
After any cosmetic surgery, it’s important to follow post-op instructions carefully. Understand your instructions and make sure you have all the necessary items to nurse your new wounds when you get back home. Take proper care and contact your doctor if you have any further questions.
A facelift can do wonders for an aging face. If you are bothered by the lines, wrinkles, and folds on your face, contact Chennai Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your facelift.