At facelift (rhytidectomy), the excess skin is removed and the skin is stretched along the cheeks and neck. The procedure is done to lift the skin and increase the underlying facial muscles. The method reduce the effects of aging in the face and neck and the surgeon fix deep creases below the lower eyelids, creases along the nose, loose skin and deposits under the chin and jaw. A facelift is intended to provide a fresher and more youthful appearance.
Brazil No 1 in Face and Head procedures
There was 380,155 face and head procedures in cosmetic operations in Brazil 2013 and this impressive number makes them No 1 in the World for this procedure with 10.1% of world total.
(source: isaps.org). In the US they performed 312,967 procedures.
How is face lift done?
A face lift is done under general anesthesia and is performed by the surgeon places a cut below the ear and at the hairline. The surgeon then pulls up the skin along the jaw line to reduce hanging skin, but at the neck and under the chin. The treatment is done under general anesthesia and stitches are removed about a week after surgery. After two weeks you can stay out in public again without seeing the newly operated out but you should take it easy with physical activity in the first month after treatment. For elderly patients over 60 years, it may take a week.
Risks and complications:
Bruising and swelling. The face may feel numb away shortly after the operation. During a facelift, it is very important to have realistic expectations about the results.
It is not uncommon to combine a facelift with a small liposuction under the chin – or any other skin care treatment such as chemical peels.