A Face Lift often the ideal solution to an ageing face and it can provide the healthy radiance of youth. Face lifts are individualised procedures. In the initial consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying bone, discuss your goals for the surgery and recommend the procedure that is perfect for you.
TRADITIONAL FACE-LIFT vs. ENDOSCOPIC FACE-LIFT WITH SHORT SCARS
Different face lift techniques help individuals achieve the look they want.
Traditional face lift has been performed for years which aims to give a more youthful appearance to the face. To modify or reposition the deep facial tissue, traditional technique relies on direct visualization. Oftentimes, surgeons are forced to increase the length of the incisions to get a better view of the area located farthest from the incision resulting to longer cuts. Individuals with more advanced facial sagging problems might be better off with a traditional procedure.
Endoscopic face lift, sometimes referred to as a “scarless” face lift, works like the traditional face lift – it smooth wrinkles, tighten and lift sagging facial features. It is rather considered a minimally invasive procedure that can be done through several small incisions using fiber optic and endoscopic technology which then provides patients with several key benefits. With smaller incisions, recovery is shorter and face lift scars are less noticeable. However, this technique can only be used on certain areas of the face and does not address problems with excess skin as a traditional facelift does. This procedure is typically recommended to individuals who are beginning to show some signs of aging.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THIS TREATMENT?
Ageing makes your face lose fat, bone and muscles, giving your cheeks an inward curve. It starts in our 30’s and takes a real toll on us when we enter into our 50’s. Crow’s feet, loosening of skin in the upper eyelids and creases in the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the nose and mouth are all signs of us getting older. Any and all of these signs of ageing can make you a candidate for a face lift.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Essential Facts
- Length of Procedure: 2 to 4 + hours
- Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
- Inpatient / Outpatient: 1 to 2 nights stay
- Time off from work: 10 to 14 days
- Getting back to normal/sport: 2 to 4 weeks (recovery from bruising; 3 to 4 weeks; limit sun exposure for several months)