Even though we cannot prevent these visible effects of ageing, we can reverse them and give a more youthful, firm, bright look to the face. The many types of facelifts available allow a wide variety of people to find a treatment that will help them achieve the look they want. With today’s technology and the expertise of a highly-qualified plastic surgeon, you will certainly find the best way to achieve your desired results.
Types of Facelifts
For patients seeking optimal correction of moderate to significant facial ageing, the traditional facelift represents an appropriate procedure. Incisions are made in order to tighten the fascial layer overlying the muscles of the face and neck, while excess fat around the neck and jowls is removed as necessary. The skin is dissected from the underlying tissues and redraped and trimmed as required.
Bands of platysma muscle in the front of the neck are incised and sutured together to help provide a smooth contour and defined neckline and excess fat of the neck and jowls is removed as needed. Skin is re-draped naturally to give a long-lasting and natural-looking result. Sutures are removed in 5-10 days and patients usually return to work when any swelling or bruising is largely resolved (2 weeks) Patients can resume light exercise 2 weeks after surgery.
Stem cells facelift
A procedure that indicates fat transfer to volumise and lift fat pads, the variously modified fat fractions to fill wrinkles, lines and creases and emulsified nano fat, rich in stem cells to rejuvenate the cells of the underlying dermis. A centrifuge=ged concentrate of stem cells (SVF or stromal vascular fraction) can be further injected and/or microneedled into the skin to rejuvenate and regenerate the dermal structures. The fat with stem cells is taken from another part of your body like the abdomen or thighs. Thick, pure fat aliquots for facial transfer are usually prepared by centrifugation (spun to separate components). There is no cutting or scarring because the fat is injected into the right facial compartments The fat and stem cells we inject comes from your own body so there is no risk of rejection or reaction.
Deep Plane and SMAS Facelifts
The purpose of a deep plane facelift is to eliminate the look of sagging skin at the base of the chin and neck by lifting up and strengthening the lax muscles. Deep plane facelifts are not just about removing excess skin but about tightening the firm tissue layer covering the underlying muscles (SMAS layer), repositioning the soft tissue and gently redraping the skin to leave a natural-looking rejuvenated face. Your surgeon will reposition, reshape, and smooth out the SMAS layer to iron out wrinkles and make you look younger and more radiant.
If you are not ready for surgery but still want to target the first signs of visible ageing, a liquid facelift could be the perfect middle ground. The liquid facelift combines high-tech dermal fillers with traditional facelift rejuvenation techniques. Hyaluronic acid fillers are also easily reversible if you change your mind. Consequently, you will need to schedule maintenance appointments to make your rested and energetic look last.
The Best Facelift for You
Good candidates for facelifts are healthy individuals, who don’t have medical conditions that can interfere with wound healing or recovery from surgery. Also, those who don’t smoke or misuse substances and those who have realistic expectations of what the surgery entails.
The key is, to be honest with what your goals are for this procedure and what you hope to achieve. You are unique, so your plastic surgeon should be able to personalize each facelift procedure to your specific needs. Based on that and an in-depth analysis of your facial structure, your facial plastic surgeon will then explain your best options to you.
Before committing to a specific facial plastic surgeon, though, it’s also in your best interest to seek out multiple opinions just to be sure. Remember, plastic surgery isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution and plastic surgeons usually specialize in a specific field.