What Is Facelift Surgery?
Facelift is a cosmetic surgery used to provide a more young-looking facial appearance. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and scars as well as revitalize skin tone and texture. Additionally, it restores glow and clarity of the skin and lastly refreshes a dull and lifeless complexion.
If you want to reduce the effects of aging in the face and neck, a facelift in Thailand may be right for you. Technically known as Rhytidectomy, a facelift is a cosmetic procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The following are the possible signs of aging:
Firstly, sagging in the mid-face.
Secondly, the fat that has fallen or displaces.
Thirdly, loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls. Jowls refer to the loose skin or folds of fatty flesh under the chin and around the cheeks or lower jaw.
Lastly, loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin.
What facelift Won't Do?
As a restorative surgery, Facelift does not change your fundamental appearance as well as cannot stop the aging process.
Is Facelift Surgery right for me?
Before you decide to have a facelift in Thailand, you should think carefully about your expectations as well as possible risks. Furthermore, discuss them with your surgeon. Overall the best candidates for a Facelift is those who are looking for improvement, not perfection, on the way they look.
While Facelift is capable of producing dramatic results, they can’t make you look like someone else, and limited to each unique individual the amount of change they can achieve.
If your surgeon decides you are not a strong candidate for a facelift, you can still take advantage of our non-surgical cosmetic procedure called Botox.
The facelift is an excellent choice for you if you have at least one of the following conditions:
- First, you are physically healthy
- Second, you do not smoke
- Lastly, you have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
What To Expect During Your Face lift Consultation?
During the consultation for your facelift in Thailand, your surgeon will discuss the risks and possible complications associated with the procedure.
Then our cosmetic surgeon will also speak with you about the type of anesthesia used during the operation. The plastic surgeon will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure. In addition, you should always feel completely informed before deciding to have any elective surgery.
Be prepared to discuss:
- Why you want the surgery, your expectations, and the desired outcome?
- The medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments.
- The use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
- If you had previous surgeries.
Your surgeon may also:
- Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors.
- Consider the options available to you for a facelift and facial rejuvenation.
- Examine and measure your face.
- Take photographs for your medical record.
- Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment.
- Converse likely outcomes of a facelift and any risks or potential complications.
- Measure the type of anesthesia used.
Preparing For a Facelift
Preparing for a Facelift
Your surgeon, through our virtual consultation, will provide you with a list of instructions on what to do before your surgery.
This will cover such areas as smoking, medications, what to bring with you to the hospital and when to have your last meal before surgery.
It is of utmost importance that you follow these instructions, and the additional tips given after your surgery. Your speedy recovery and health should be your number one priority.
You will have to strictly follow these instructions before your facelift surgery.
These are as follows:
- For smokers: STOP smoking two weeks before surgery. You will need another two weeks after surgery to start smoking. Smoking increases the risks of complications. Chemicals present in
smokeact as free radicals that interferewith the healing process. Prolonged healing may result in the formation of large, noticeable scars. If your surgeon finds out that you are still smoking, he will not perform the surgery.
- Stop drinking alcoholic beverages a week before your su
rgery. The day before your surgery. Make sure you do not eat or drink anything at least six hours before your operation.
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs,
andherbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
Special instructions you receive will cover:
- What to do on the day of surgery
- Post-operative care and follow-up
Facelift - Safety Information
Facelift – Safety Information
The decision to have a facelift in Thailand is extremely personal. and You will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.
Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. The surgeon will ask you to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks and potential complications.
Facelift Surgery - Risks
Facelift risks include:
- Unfavorable scarring
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Poor wound healing
- Anesthesia risks
- Correctable hair loss at the incisions
- Facial nerve injury with weakness
- Facial asymmetry
- Skin loss
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
- Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
- Fluid accumulation
- Pain, which may persist
- Skin contour irregular
ities Skindiscoloration, sensitivity or swelling
- Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that requires removal
- Unsatisfactory results may include asymmetry, unsatisfactory surgical scar location, unacceptable visible deformities at the ends of the incisions. It may be necessary to perform additional surgery to improve your results.
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Possibility of revisional surgery
It is very important to ask your plastic surgeon questions about your facelift procedure. It’s also natural to feel some anxiety, whether the excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.
The key to the success of your surgery is by following your physician’s instructions. It is important that the surgical incisions will not subject to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Avoid wearing any clothing that must go over your head. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.
Facelift In Thailand Procedure Steps
What happens during facelift surgery?
- The incision usually begins above the hairline at the temples, extends to the front of the ear, and continues behind the earlobe to the lower scalp.
- The surgeon separates the fat from the muscle below.
- The fat will be trim or suction to improve contour.
- The underlying muscles and membranes will tighten, the skin will pull back and excess skin will remove.
- Stitches used to secure the tissue layers and close the incision. Metal clips may require to use on the scalp.
- A small drain positioned under the skin behind the ear. The head will be wrap loosely in bandages to minimize bruising and swelling.
- The surgery will last about 1-2 hours per area and performed under general anesthesia.
- The visible improvements of a facelift appear as swelling and bruising subside. Your final result should not only restore a more youthful and rested appearance but also help you feel more confident about yourself.
FaceLift - Recovery
After completing your facelift procedure, a bandage could gently be placed around your face to minimize post facelift swelling and bruising. A thin tube may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin.
You will be given specific instructions that may include:
- Firstly how to care for the surgical site
- Second, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing
- Thirdly, the potential for infection and specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in overall health
- And lastly, when to follow up with your plastic surgeon
FaceLift - Post-Operative Care
- Apply cold compress around the area for 2 days.
- Elevate head at all times. Always turn head and shoulders together.
- Avoid lifting heavy loads or bending for about 2 weeks.
- 3 days post-op hair may be washed with a mild shampoo after bandages are removed.
- Normal activities can be resumed after 2-3 weeks.
- Exercise and strenuous activities can be resumed after 4 weeks.
- Hair coloring and hair dying should be avoided for about 6 weeks.
- Follow-up check 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.
What Makes Yanhee Facelift Different?
What Makes Yanhee Facelift Different?
Unlike so many other facelift results, Yanhee’s facelift procedure avoids that pulled-back look that we’ve all seen on people who have had unsophisticated facelifts.
Instead, our facelift reduces excess skin while uplifting the cheeks. After all, it’s not just the skin that sags with age, but what’s beneath it.
The result of this unique facelift is “refreshed” beauty that appears natural, balanced and age-appropriate (that age being sometimes up to ten years younger!)
Facelift Results Will Be Long-lasting
After surgery, nature will finish the transformation initiated by your plastic surgeon. Though at first, you’ll take one step backward, feeling a little uncomfortable and looking worse for wear, that will quickly follow by several steps forward, and you’ll be on your way to a new you.
On the other hand, it may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate. Also, it takes up to 6 months for incision lines to mature.
Indeed, life-long sun protection will help to maintain your rejuvenated appearance by minimizing photo-aging or sun damage. In addition, a healthy lifestyle will also help extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How do I know if I’m eligible for face lift?
If you are 45 years or older, physically fit, and would like to freshen up your look, you may be a candidate for surgical face lift. Visit us or send your pictures for a free virtual evaluation.
Q2: Will I be asleep during the face lift surgery?
You will be asleep under general anesthesia.
Q3: How long will I be in the operating room during the face lift surgery?
The surgery usually takes 1-2 hours for each area.
Q4: How many days should I stay near Bangkok during the face lift surgery?
Allot at least 10-14 days for consultation, surgery, and follow-up.
Q5: Will the scars be visible after the face lift surgery?
Forehead lift incision is on the coronal area so the scar will be covered with hair. People with hair loss will have to consider the benefits of forehead lift against having a visible scar across the top of the head. The mid-facelift incision is behind the hairline of the temporal area except for an inch in front of each ear. If a neck left is done simultaneously, a small incision may or may not be made under the chin.
Q6: What activities should I avoid after the face lift surgery?
Avoid swimming and getting to much sun for about 2 weeks, exercise and lifting loads for 2-3 weeks. In addition to this, avoid applying hair dye for about 6 weeks.
Q7: What could go wrong during and after the face lift surgery?
Some risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, nerve injury with numbness and weakness, asymmetry, correctable hair loss on the incision site, keloid formation, and need for revision surgery.
Q8: How do I prepare for face lift surgery?
Finally, to avoid complications and reduce risk factors, your skin must be free from acne and infection. Two weeks before your schedule, you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines other than those that your doctor allows you to continue. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.