Full face lift
Full face lift surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries that is associated with brilliant results. This surgery is attractive to both the patient and the surgeon because of the possibility of reconstructing the effects of aging on the face and the ability to restore beauty to the patient.
Loss of muscle consistency and facial wrinkles make people uncomfortable and full facelift surgery has a amazing effect on restoring such people ‘s self-confidence. In a full face lift, the surgeon focuses on removing the signs of aging on the face, cheeks, jaw angle and neck.
Facelift surgery is performed specifically on the lower two-thirds of the face and neck, creating a younger face by correcting sagging muscles in this area and skin wrinkles in this area. There are various techniques in this surgery that can be done based on the degree of sagging and aging of the person as well as the skill of the plastic surgeon.
The most common surgical procedures include:
- Platysma – SMAS plication
- lateral SMASectomy
- Extended SMAS – Technique
- subperiosteal facelift
- MACS lift
Duration of operation
It takes about 4 to 5 hours.
This surgery can be performed using IV Sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia based on the surgeon’s choice and the patient’s physical condition.
Inpatient / outpatient status
This surgery usually does not require hospitalization in a clinic or hospital, although depending on the patient’s condition and the surgeon’s diagnosis, you may be monitored for several hours.
Possible side effects
Most patients who undergo facelift surgery experience very little pain or discomfort. After the operation, slight swelling and bruising with a slight tingling sensation occur naturally. In men, beard line replacement is also possible depending on the surgical procedure.
Injury to the facial motor nerve (facial nerve) that controls the facial muscles is a potential complication of this surgery, which is usually temporary but may be permanent depending on the severity of the injury. Other complications of this surgery include bleeding, infection, incomplete wound healing and excessive scar line, asymmetry and change in hair growth line.
1 to 2 days after surgery, the dressing is removed and bathing is allowed. The patient can return to work one week after surgery. Most of the patient’s sutures are absorbable and if a suture is needed, it is done one week to 10 days after the surgery. Most patients can return to their normal activities 2 to 3 weeks after surgery.
Based on genetics, nutrition, and environmental conditions, most facelift surgeries last between 8 and 10 years.