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Facelift or rhytidectomy is cosmetic surgical procedure aims to five better shape and youthful appearance to the face and it was done by reshaping the lower half of the face by removing extra facial skin.

What are the techniques used in Facelift?

Doctors always searching for new methods to improve cosmetic procedures. The main goal of such new methods is to make sure that the recovery time is faster and easier.

Lasers are sometimes used for a neck lift procedure. It is often carried out under a local anesthetic and is used to melt some of the fat cells under the chin and to tighten the skin while it heals.

Small cameras can be used in facelift (Endoscopy) which allows for smaller incisions which means less trauma and faster recovery time.

The skin of the forehead can be raised and secured to the deeper tissue near the hairline to prevent against future sagging and drooping.

Liposuction can be used also to remove the fat in the face, usually between the neck and chin. Liposuction can be along with Facelift or it can be done alone in a separate procedure.

The patient can also have a mini-facelift which is a less-invasive procedure that also aims to lift the wrinkles and as less invasive the scarring and recovery time may be shorter than in a traditional facelift.

How much time do I need to recover from Facelift?

Your surgeon will give you medication to relieve from discomfort after the procedure as most people suffer from some discomfort.

Swelling and bruising will last be at worst within the first two days then will persist within a few days.

Normal recovery takes around two weeks and the patient can resume activity after four weeks.

What are the risks or side effects of Facelift?

The Facelift is just like any medical procedure has some risks which include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Cardiac events
  • Blood clots
  • Pain or scarring
  • Prolonged swelling
  • Problems with wound healing

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