Face Lifting; When your skin needs a younger look!

face lifting techniques at lepalaias clinic

Are you looking for a more youthful look?
Are you fed up with the look of wrinkles, sagging skin, or frown lines?
Face lifting is your perfect way to reduce wrinkles and have smooth and tightened skin. We all know that once you get older your skin loses its elasticity and this leads to more wrinkles and sagging.

In this article, we will know more about the face lifting technique and the result you can expect from this cosmetic procedure.

What is the meaning of face lifting?

It is also known as rhytidectomy. It’s a cosmetical procedure that could be done surgical or non-surgical to tighten the skin, reduce sagging skin and create a younger look.

Face lifting involves the removal of skin fats, altering the tissues below the skin, and tightening the muscles. It might be done on either the face, the neck, or both.

Also, some people may have a facelift after bariatric surgery or lose too much weight.

Why may you need a facelift?

advantages of face lifting in lepalais clinic

With age, the look and shape of your face change. The skin becomes looser and therefore the fat deposits decrease in some areas of your face.

On the other hand, the procedure works well on people whose bone structure is strong and well-defined.

Face lifting can help you in these age-related changes:

  • Excess skin at the lower jawline.
  • Sagging skin and excess fat within the neck which is called turkey neck.
  • Sagging appearance of the cheek.
  • Dropping eyelids.
  • Deep skin folds at the side of the nose.

Types of facelifting

  • Mini facelift:
    It is a modified version of a facelift and it targets the loose skin around the neck and jawline.
  • Mid-facelift:
    Also known as a cheek lift. It focuses on rectifying sagging skin from the upper mouth to the eyes.

Non-invasive face lifting

It is a non-surgical facelift that doesn’t require general anesthesia or a large incision. It targets wrinkles, deep creases, skin tone, and texture, It is good for people who can`t do surgical facelifts due to medical conditions or to avoid the risk of surgery.

Here are some types of noninvasive facelifting techniques:

  • Liquid facelift:
    It is the easiest way to have a plump and youthful look. Dermal filler is injected to reduce wrinkles and sagging and it is a no-pain face lifting procedure.
  • Vampire facelift:
    During this technique micro-needling is used to enhance collagen and elastin production. It is good for mild wrinkles and fine lines. You may need 3 or 4 face lifting sessions according to your skin condition.
  • Thread lift:
    This procedure could offer you tightened skin by inserting a medical thread into your skin and then pulling it to lift the skin. It could be used for mild to moderate wrinkles, which may last from 1 to 3 years.
  • Ultherapy:
    It is one of the popular non-invasive face lifting techniques which uses ultrasound heat to lift and support deeper layers of your skin.

Before and after face lifting 

Before facelift surgery, you have to prepare your medical records and blood test. Also, you have to tell your doctor if you have any medical condition. The surgery could be done using local or general anesthesia. Also, you have to discontinue using aspirin or any anti-inflammatory drugs as it could increase the risk of bleeding.

The duration of surgery depends on your skin condition and the result you are seeking for. Usually, the doctor makes a small wound then removes the excess fats and tightens the tissues and muscles.

After the surgery, you may experience mild to moderate pain, swelling, numbness, and bruising. But if the pain is severe you have to contact your doctor. You can see the results after the wound healing and you will notice the difference in your look and skin texture during the third or fourth week after surgery.

Some self-care steps after face lifting surgery

  1. Rest with your head elevated at least the first week after surgery.
  2. Follow wound care instructions as described by your doctor.
  3. Avoid excessive motion or pressure.
  4. Avoid using makeup for at least 2 weeks after surgery.
  5. Avoid vigorous activity or sports.
  6. Avoid direct sun exposure and use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

On the other hand, you can extend the surgery results by following these steps:

  1. Moisturize your face daily.
  2. Choose skin care products that match your skin type.
  3. Drink a minimum of 2 to 3 liters of water every day.
  4. Eat a diet full of healthy nutrients like fruits and vegetables.
  5. Do some face yoga exercises.
  6. Protect your skin from sun exposure.

How long does the face lifting last?

A facelift can give you a youthful look, but the result is not permanent. With age, the skin may begin to droop again and lose its elasticity. In general, face lifting can be expected to last for 10 years. 

As we can see, aesthetic medicine is developing day by day. Face lifting may be a game-changing procedure that can keep your skin looking youthful and glowy. It is your choice to select the best way to keep your shiny look.