Fight Ageing with Face Lifts

“I spit into the face of Time that has transfigured me.” – W.B. Yeats, The Rose.

The price paid for wisdom need not be high after all. Science has advanced to the extent that our faces need never show the signs of time and experience. Our visages can remain as young as our hearts.

Rhytidectomy is a safe and popular cosmetic surgical procedure that can help preserve the youthfulness of your skin and give a boost to your confidence. Commonly known as a facelift, this procedure has many variations at different costs and can be performed singly or in combination with other procedures such as neck lifts.

The signs of aging vary across individuals and so does the speed of the process. If you are regularly told, “You look tired,” or “You look sleepy,” it is more likely to be a sign of aging. Some people may start aging visibly in their late 30s. Loose skin, wrinkles, and sagging jowls can sap your confidence. Years of hard work, exposure to pollution and ultraviolet rays show their effects alongside the aches and pains of advanced age.

Facelifts help regain self-esteem by sculpting and contouring the soft tissues of the face without altering the basic shape of the face. This surgical procedure can be availed of by both men and women. Facelifts primarily target certain parts of the face i.e. the neck, midface, lower face and jawline.

This can be done under Local Anaesthesia and has to be performed by a properly trained Plastic Surgeon. A common type is the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) lift and the deep plane facelift. Comparatively lesser invasive surgeries are short scar facelifts.

The regular facelift incision begins at the hairline of the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat is either sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls, and neck. Underlying tissue is repositioned and the muscles are also lifted. Skin is draped over the contours and excess skin is trimmed away.

An alternative is the “mini-lift” wherein shorter incisions are made at the temples and continued till the ear. The incisions are closed with sutures that either dissolve or require removal after a few days. After healing, the incision lines from a facelift are well concealed within the hairline and within the natural contours of the face and ear.

After the recommended period of rest, the swelling subsides and bruises disappear revealing a revitalized face.Before going in for such a procedure, do thorough research and consult qualified Plastic surgeons. There are aspects such as general health, expectations regarding the results and costs involved, that must be discussed before opting for the procedure.

Before going in for such a procedure, do thorough research and consult qualified Plastic surgeons. There are aspects such as general health, expectations regarding the results and costs involved, that must be discussed before opting for the procedure.

Other treatments that may be availed of simultaneously can also be considered. Let age remain a number and not scar your face!