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Facelift

Facelift Surgery in Hyderabad

Facelift Treatment Overview: Treatment, Ideal candidates, Benefits, Types, Cost, Complications, and Aftercare

Signs of aging are more evident in the face than elsewhere in the body. As a person ages, tissues are subjected to the effects of gravity, and there is also loss of skin elasticity, volume depletion, or fat deposition. Changes are also aggravated by sun exposure, hereditary factors, lifestyle, and habits, such as obesity, smoking, etc. In the face, aging is evident by sagging of cheek tissues, the appearance of jowls, platysma bands, loss of volume in the zygomatic and cheek areas, fat deposits in the chin and neck area. Aging is also evident by the descent of the brow, sagging of upper and lower eyelids. The loss of elasticity in the skin causes wrinkling and sagging. Many women apply skin creams, but they are not enough to counteract the aging lines, wrinkles, loose skin, and volume loss in the face and neck, then it is time to consider a facelift or rhytidectomy surgery. A facelift is a surgical procedure that helps rejuvenate the mid and lower face. This surgery helps to subtract years from the appearance of one’s face and neck and help one look youthful with natural-looking results.

Most of the time, a facelift is complemented by additional procedures to get a youthful appearance to the face as a whole. This surgery involves the tightening of the muscles and redrapes the skin and reduces the appearance of deep skin creases formed between the nose and mouth, and tightens the neck and jawline's lax skin.

These procedures include a neck lift, liposuction of submandibular area, chin augmentation, platysmaplasty, browlift, blepharoplasty, fat grafting to the molar area, etc. The results are also augmented using fillers, laser skin resurfacing, etc.

The decision to combine one or more procedures is taken at the time of consultation and examination. The goal of a facelift procedure is to reposition the sagging tissue components to their original position to achieve a youthful appearance. This procedure cannot replace lost volume, elasticity, or correct asymmetries in the face. Additional procedures are employed to achieve the same. The goal of repositioning the facial tissue can be achieved through a myriad of techniques. The common steps of the procedure are described below. One can avail of the benefits of rhytidectomy or facelift surgery in Hyderabad at Inform Clinics.

Ideal Candidates for Facelift Surgery

  • The best candidates for this treatment are people who are between 40-70 years of age but can also be performed on older or younger people. 
  • Men or women whose face and neck have begun to sag.
  • People who desire to get back a youthful look.
  • People with good skin elasticity.
  • People who have a strong and well-defined bone structure.
  • People who have realistic expectations from the treatment.
  • People who are healthy and not suffering from any serious disease or disorder.

Benefits of Facelift Surgery

  • Makes one look younger and fresher.
  • Enhances self- confidence.
  • Excess fat is removed.
  • Long-lasting results.
  • It lifts and tightens the sagging skin.
  • Helps to reduce the droop of the cheeks around the jawline.
  • Provides with a beautiful jawline as it lifts the corners of the mouth.
  • Reduces the creases between the cheeks and the lips.
  • Create a youthful, energetic, invigorated facial appearance.
  • Wrinkles or frown lines can be removed.
  • This surgery makes one look like a better version of themselves.

Consultation

A facelift is an individualized treatment. During the consultation, the surgeon does a physical examination and performs the skin's evaluation and face bony structure and checks for the medical history. Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, an expert plastic, and cosmetic surgeon spend as much time as you need to make sure what the patient's expectations are and what all changes can be made to deliver the best results.

Dr. Kalva also suggests some lifestyle modifications and instructions that one must follow before preparing for the surgery to achieve the best results. This includes guidelines on eating, drinking, and consumption of blood-thinning medications. One should not consume alcohol and must stop smoking before undoing the procedure for about 3-4 weeks before the surgery, as smoking decreases blood circulation and can interfere with the healing process. Finally, once the aesthetic goals are set, the changes to make during the facelift surgery are listed. The patient is generally assessed clinically and by laboratory investigations for fitness for surgery.

Procedure Facelift Surgery

The procedure is performed under sedation and local anesthetic or under general anesthesia. Then markings are made, and according to one's requirement, the facelift surgery is customized and performed.

The incision starts in the periauricular region, going around the lobule, postauricular sulcus, and along the posterior hairline. The length of the incision varies with the procedure. The skin is undermined; the degree of undermining varies with the procedure.

SMAS is excised or plicated and repositioned. Via a submental incision, the platysma is exposed and placated. Subplatysmal fat is excised if necessary.

The scars of the surgery are hidden in the hairline or behind the ears.

Procedure Time

The total procedure takes 2-3 hours to complete. There is a variation in the techniques used. Newer techniques like mini facelift, suture lift take significantly lesser time. Recovery is completed in 4-6 weeks time.

Different Techniques of Facelift Surgeries

Facelift Proper involves extensive undermining of face and neck skin. Combined with platysmaplasty, it corrects a greater degree of sagging.

Mini facelift- The extent of skin undermining is limited. The postauricular scar is shorter. It is combined with platysma plication. It is an effective option for reducing signs of aging in the face and neck regions. By making a smaller incision, this treatment provides a rejuvenating effect on the cheek and jowls region.

Macs (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) lift- It is another variant of facelift requiring less degree of dissection. This surgery is performed in the middle and lower third part of the face that provides effective facial rejuvenation.

Subperiosteal facelift- It is a less frequently performed procedure. This surgery targets the upper and middle third of the face. This surgery allows the soft tissue remodeling and repositioning of the soft tissues at the bony level.

Suture facelift- It is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require an incision to be given. This new-age procedure uses bidirectional barbed sutures to lift facial tissues in different vectors. The procedure is done under local anesthetic and requires minimal recovery time.

Best Facelift Surgeon in Hyderabad

Dr. Dushyath Kalva is one of the most experienced specialists and best facelift surgeons in the Hyderabad. He has extensive experience in performing facial plastic and cosmetic surgery using the latest advanced techniques. Patients from all over the world visit Dr. Kalva to avail this treatment benefits.

Dr. Kalva's approach is to maintain the patient’s natural look with long-lasting results while performing the facelift procedures. He provides a customized facelift treatment to meet the patient's needs. Many a times a facelift is often combined with a neck lift and eyelid surgery or chin implants to provide the best results.

After the surgery

The head and some parts of the face are covered with bandages to minimize swelling and bruising. A small tube is temporarily placed under the skin behind the ear; this helps drain the excess fluid accumulation. The tube is removed after 1-2 days, and also the large dressing is replaced with small lighter dressings.

Cost of Facelift Surgery in Hyderabad

The surgery involves the removal of excess facial fat, tightening of facial muscles, and skin to provide a smoother, firmer facial appearance. The procedure takes place on either the face, neck, or both.

During surgery, the surgeon separates the skin from fat and muscles, and the desired changes are made according to an individual requirement. This leads to cost variation depending on an individual’s requirement.

Inform Clinics provide individualized treatment, as every individual’s expectation is different. Therefore, facelift treatment cost in Hyderabad varies for each case.

The cost of facelift surgery depends on the following factors

  • Qualification and expertise of the surgeon.
  • The changes required by the patient (face, eyes, forehead cheek, chin, and neck).
  • Type of procedure that the patient has requested.
  • The complexity of the procedure.
  • Anesthetist fees.
  • Medical tests.
  • Operation Theatre Cost.
  • Target areas.
  • Medicine cost.
  • Location of the clinic.
  • Medical imaging tests cost.

Dr. Dushyanth Kalva is an expert plastic and cosmetic surgeon, who performs the best facelift and neck lift surgery in Hyderabad at Inform Clinics and helps women and men achieve the desired results. The anatomy of the face is very complicated, and Dr. Dushyanth Kalva has deep knowledge of the facial anatomy and plans the surgery according to the structure of the face to provide the best desired results with minimal scarring.

Limitations and Risks associated with Facelift surgery

Every surgery is associated with some type of risk or complications. When the surgery is performed by an expert, the occurrence of complications and risks are infrequent or usually minor. But this can vary depending on one’s anatomy, body responses, physical reactions, and healing abilities. Some complications include

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reactions
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Occurrence of hematoma
  • Temporary injury to the nerves that control facial muscles
  • Poor healing of the skin (problem faced by smokers)
  • Damage to the underlying muscles 
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Hence, one must always undergo the treatment from an expert surgeon so that there is minimal risk of getting any complications from the surgery.

Aftercare Facelift Surgery

  • Consume antibiotics and pain killers as prescribed.
  • Take plenty of rest and allow your body to spend its energy on healing.
  • Avoid strenuous activities heavy work for at least 2-3 weeks after surgery (walking and mild stretching are fine).
  • One can start with start gentle exercise in two weeks, but strenuous aerobics or weight lifting should be avoided for a month.
  • Sleep straight and keep the head elevated with the help of pillows for a week after surgery.
  • During the first few weeks of surgery, avoid activities that can raise blood pressure.
  • Protect your face, neck, and head from hitting or any type of trauma.
  • Protect the treated area from sunlight and avoid humid conditions.
  • Try not to sleep on the side of your face.
  • Do not put pressure on the treated area.
  • Wear comfortable and loose clothing that opens in the front.
  • Avoid contact sports and jogging for up to 5-6 weeks.
  • Do not subject excessive force or abrasion at the incision site.
  • Do not perform vigorous tooth brushing.
  • Drink plenty of water and try to avoid constipation.
  • Do not scratch the treated area.
  • Eat only soft foods.

Facelift surgery is one of the most dramatic procedures to achieve a younger-looking appearance. Nothing can improve the jowl and neck more than a facelift. If you are considering getting a facelift or have any questions about cosmetic or plastic surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dushyanth Kalva at Inform Clinics

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