Cosmetic Services

Facelift

Considering a facelift in Thailand? Elevate your facelift experience to the highest level and diminish the signs of aging with a facelift procedure at Yanhee International Hospital performed by our highly trained and skilled surgeons! Our comprehensive guide will assist you through every step of the procedure, from pre-op preparations to post-operative care.

What is Facelift Surgery?

A Facelift is a cosmetic surgery used to provide a more young-looking facial appearance. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and scars as well as revitalizes skin tone and texture. Additionally, it restores the glow and clarity of the skin and lastly, refreshes a dull and lifeless complexion.

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If you’re considering addressing the effects of aging on your face and neck, a facelift in Thailand could be the solution you’re looking for. Also known as Rhytidectomy, a facelift is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving visible signs of aging in these areas. Common signs of aging that can be targeted with a facelift include:

  • Sagging in the mid-face
  • Displaced or fallen fat
  • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face, which may result in the development of jowls. Jowls are characterized by loose skin or folds of fatty flesh under the chin and around the cheeks or lower jaw.
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw, which can give the appearance of a double chin even in individuals of normal weight.

Comprehensive Guide to Facelift Surgery

Everything You Need to Know

What facelift Won't Do?

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Facelift Considerations:

It’s important to understand that as a restorative surgery, a facelift does not alter your fundamental appearance or halt the aging process.

Is Facelift Surgery right for you?

Before deciding on a facelift in Thailand, carefully consider your expectations and the potential risks. Discuss these with your surgeon. Generally, the best candidates for a facelift are those seeking improvement, not perfection, in their appearance.

While a facelift can deliver significant results, it cannot transform you into someone else. The extent of change achievable varies for each individual.

If your surgeon determines that you are not an ideal candidate for a facelift, you may still benefit from our non-surgical cosmetic procedure, Botox.

A facelift may be suitable for you if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are in good physical health.
  • You do not smoke.
  • You have a positive outlook and specific, yet realistic, goals for enhancing your appearance.

What To Expect During Your Face lift Consultation?

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During your consultation for a facelift in Thailand, your surgeon will thoroughly discuss the risks and potential complications associated with the procedure.

Our cosmetic surgeon will also explain the type of anesthesia used during the operation. They will be available to address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. It’s important to feel fully informed before deciding to undergo any elective surgery.

Be prepared to discuss:

  • Your reasons for wanting the surgery, your expectations, and the desired outcome.
  • Any medical conditions, drug allergies, and past medical treatments.
  • Your current medications, including vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
  • Any previous surgeries you have had.

Your surgeon may also:

  • Assess your overall health and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors.
  • Discuss the available options for a facelift and facial rejuvenation.
  • Perform a physical examination and take measurements of your face.
  • Take photographs for your medical records.
  • Outline your treatment options and recommend a suitable course of action.
  • Explain the potential outcomes of a facelift, as well as any associated risks or complications.

    Preparing For a Facelift

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    Preparing for a Facelift

    Your surgeon, during our virtual consultation, will provide you with detailed instructions for preparing for your surgery. This will include guidance on smoking cessation, medication adjustments, items to bring to the hospital, and fasting guidelines.

    It is crucial to adhere strictly to these instructions, as well as any additional tips provided post-surgery, to prioritize your health and facilitate a speedy recovery.

    You will be required to follow these instructions diligently before your facelift surgery, including:

    • Cease smoking two weeks prior to surgery and refrain from smoking for an additional two weeks post-surgery. Smoking increases the risk of complications and hinders the healing process, potentially leading to more noticeable scars.
    • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages for a week before surgery.
    • Refrain from eating or drinking anything for at least six hours before your operation.
    • Discontinue the use of aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, as they can increase bleeding.

    The specific instructions you receive will also cover:

    • Pre-surgery preparations for the day of your procedure.
    • Post-operative care and follow-up instructions.

        Facelift - Safety Information

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        Facelift – Safety Information

        Opting for a facelift in Thailand is a deeply personal choice. You’ll need to weigh the benefits against your goals and decide if the potential risks and complications are acceptable to you.

        Your plastic surgeon or their team will provide a thorough explanation of the surgery’s risks. Before the procedure, you’ll be asked to sign consent forms, confirming your understanding of the procedure, its associated risks, and potential complications.

          Facelift Surgery Risks

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          Facelift Risks and Considerations:

          Facelift surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks. These include:

          • Unfavorable scarring
          • Bleeding (hematoma)
          • Infection
          • Poor wound healing
          • Anesthesia risks
          • Correctable hair loss at the incisions
          • Facial nerve injury leading to weakness
          • Facial asymmetry
          • Skin loss
          • Numbness or changes in skin sensation
          • Fat necrosis (death of fatty tissue deep in the skin)
          • Fluid accumulation
          • Persistent pain
          • Skin contour irregularities
          • Skin discoloration, sensitivity, or swelling
          • Visible or irritating sutures
          • Unsatisfactory results requiring additional surgery
          • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac, and pulmonary complications
          • Possibility of revisional surgery

          It is crucial to discuss these risks with your plastic surgeon and address any concerns you may have. Feeling some anxiety before surgery is natural, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated results or preoperative stress. Openly discuss these feelings with your plastic surgeon to ensure you are well-prepared and informed.

          Following your surgeon’s instructions is essential for a successful recovery. Avoid putting excessive force, abrasion, or motion on the surgical incisions during the healing process. Your doctor will provide specific guidelines on how to care for yourself post-surgery, including avoiding clothing that must be pulled over your head.

          The Process of a Facelift

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          Facelift Procedure Overview:

          During facelift surgery, several steps are typically followed:

          1. Incision: The incision usually starts above the hairline at the temples, extends in front of the ear, and continues behind the earlobe to the lower scalp.
          2. Fat Separation: The surgeon separates the fat from the muscle below to improve contour.
          3. Fat Trimming or Suction: Excess fat may be trimmed or suctioned out.
          4. Muscle and Membrane Tightening: The underlying muscles and membranes are tightened, and the skin is pulled back.
          5. Excess Skin Removal: Any excess skin is removed.
          6. Stitching: Stitches are used to secure the tissue layers and close the incision. Metal clips may be used on the scalp.
          7. Drain Placement: A small drain may be placed under the skin behind the ear.
          8. Bandaging: The head is loosely wrapped in bandages to minimize bruising and swelling.

          Facelift surgery typically lasts about 1-2 hours per area and is performed under general anesthesia. As swelling and bruising subside, the visible improvements of a facelift become more apparent. The final result should not only restore a more youthful and rested appearance but also boost your confidence.

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          Facelift Neck Lift Incision Illustration

          Facelift traditional incision illustration

            FaceLift Recovery

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            Facelift Recovery Overview

            Following your facelift procedure, a gentle bandage may be placed around your face to reduce swelling and bruising. A thin tube may also be present to drain any excess blood or fluid.

            You will receive specific post-operative care instructions, which may include:

            • How to care for the surgical site
            • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing
            • Potential signs of infection and specific concerns to monitor at the surgical site or in overall health
            • When to follow up with your plastic surgeon

            Following these instructions diligently is crucial for a smooth recovery and optimal results.

              FaceLift Post-Operative Care

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              Facelift Post-Operative Care Guidelines:

              • Apply a cold compress around the area for 2 days.
              • Elevate your head at all times and turn your head and shoulders together.
              • Avoid lifting heavy loads or bending for about 2 weeks.
              • 3 days post-op, you may wash your hair with a mild shampoo after the bandages are removed.
              • Normal activities can be resumed after 2-3 weeks.
              • Exercise and strenuous activities can be resumed after 4 weeks.
              • Avoid hair coloring and dying for about 6 weeks.
              • Follow-up visits and removal of stitches will be 7-10 days after surgery.
              • Numbness in the scalp is expected and will subside in about 6-8 weeks.

              Following these post-operative care instructions will help ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results from your facelift surgery.

                What Makes Yanhee Facelift Different?

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                Unique Features of Yanhee Facelift

                Yanhee’s facelift procedure stands out by avoiding the unnatural, “pulled-back” appearance often associated with less refined facelift techniques.

                Our approach focuses on reducing excess skin while uplifting the cheeks, addressing not just skin sagging but also the underlying structures affected by aging.

                The outcome is a refreshed, natural-looking beauty that is balanced and age-appropriate, often making patients appear up to ten years younger.

                  Facelift Results

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                  Long-lasting Results

                  Following your facelift surgery, your body will complete the transformation initiated by your plastic surgeon. While there may be an initial period where you feel uncomfortable and look worse for wear, this is followed by significant improvement as you embark on your journey to a rejuvenated appearance.

                  It’s important to note that it may take several months for swelling to fully resolve and up to 6 months for incision lines to mature.

                  Maintaining life-long sun protection will help preserve your rejuvenated appearance by minimizing photo-aging or sun damage. Additionally, adopting a healthy lifestyle can further extend the results of your facelift, ensuring a more youthful appearance for years to come.

                    PRICE AND PACKAGES

                    Procedure

                    Hospital Stay

                    Price (THB)

                    Mid-Facelift

                    2 Nights

                    165,000

                    Forehead Lift (with Glabellar Muscle Excision?)

                    1 Night

                    146,000

                    Secondary Facelift

                    2 Nights

                    171,000

                    Neck Lift

                    1 Night

                    136,000

                    Forehead Augmentation - Own Tissue / bone cement

                    2 Nights

                    111,000

                    Korean Silicone Sheet Cheek Groove implant

                    None

                    40,500

                    Brow Lift (local anesthesia)

                    None

                    40,500

                    Temporal Lift (local anesthesia)

                    None

                    60,500

                    Removal of injected silicone gel (add+ to Mid-Facelift)

                    None

                    80,500

                    Forehead Augmentation - Lipofilling

                    None


                    36,500

                    Platysmaplasty (add+ to Neck Lift)

                    None

                    60,500

                    Glabellar Muscle Excision (add+)

                    None

                    22,500

                    Dermabrasion

                    None

                    22,500

                    Temporal Augmentation - Silicone

                    None

                    60,500

                    Temporal Augmentation - Lipofilling

                    None

                    35,500

                    Brow Bossing Reduction

                    1 Night

                    96,000

                    Frontal Sinus Reduction

                    1 Night

                    106,000

                    Happy Lift

                    1 Night

                    61,000

                    Brow Thread Lift (add+ to Forehead Lift)

                    None

                    14,500

                    Brow Implant

                    1 Night

                    76,000

                    Thread lift - Definisse 2 threads

                    None

                    60,500

                    Thread lift - Definisse 4 threads

                    None

                    90,500

                    Take the first step and reach out to us for a complimentary virtual consultation. Our virtual consultants and surgeons will provide personalized recommendations based on your unique needs. Every client is different, and we tailor each procedure to match your individual requirements.

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                    Frequently Asked Questions

                    How do I know if I'm eligible for a facelift?

                    If you are 45 years or older, physically fit, and would like to freshen up your look, you may be a candidate for surgical facelift. Visit us or send your pictures for a free virtual evaluation.

                    Will I be asleep during the surgery?

                    Yes, you will be under general anesthesia during the procedure.

                    How long will I be in the operating room during the facelift surgery?

                    During facelift surgery, you can expect to be in the operating room for approximately 1-2 hours for each area being treated.

                    How many days should I plan to stay near Bangkok for facelift surgery?

                    Plan to stay at least 10-14 days for consultation, surgery, and follow-up.

                    Will the scars be noticeable after the facelift surgery?

                    The incision for a forehead lift is typically placed within the hairline, ensuring that the scar is well-hidden. However, individuals with hair loss should weigh the benefits of the forehead lift against the possibility of a visible scar along the top of the head. For a mid-facelift, the incision is usually made behind the hairline in the temporal area, except for about an inch in front of each ear. If a neck lift is performed simultaneously, a small incision may or may not be made under the chin.

                    What activities should I avoid after facelift surgery?

                    It is advisable to avoid swimming and excessive sun exposure for about 2 weeks, as well as refrain from strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects for 2-3 weeks. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid applying hair dye for about 6 weeks post-surgery.

                    What are the potential complications during and after facelift surgery?

                    Some risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, nerve injury resulting in numbness and weakness, asymmetry, correctable hair loss at the incision site, keloid formation, and the potential need for revision surgery.

                    How do I prepare for facelift surgery?

                    To avoid complications and minimize risk factors, it is important that your skin is free from acne and infection. Two weeks before your scheduled surgery, you should refrain from smoking, consuming alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medications not approved by your doctor. Individuals with medical conditions will need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.