Facelift in Dubai
A facelift is the most comprehensive approach to treating facial wrinkles and sagging caused by aging. The facelift surgery varies in range from minimally invasive ‘lunchtime lifts’ to more extensive, sophisticated surgery. A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues and muscle, and rewraps skin on the face and neck. It can correct midface sagging, marionette lines (the lines that run vertically from the corners of the mouth to the chin), jowls, and a double chin, maintaining its reputation as the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation. If you are planning for a facelift in Dubai and looking for the best plastic surgeon contact Dr. Adnan Tahir today!
When to consider a facelift surgery in Dubai?
How do you prepare for Facelift Surgery?
– The surgeon will ask about the medical conditions, previous surgeries/plastic surgeries. He will ask about the name and doses of the medicines you are using.
– The surgeon will examine your face shape, will see the bone structure, fat distribution, and skin quality. These points will help the surgeon to determine the best option for facelift surgery.
– You’ve to tell your expectations for the result. The surgeon will further help you out to understand the possible outcome, risk, and complications of the facelift procedure.
– The doctor will ask you to discontinue several medicines; he will ask you to stop smoking.
– Just before having the procedure follows medication directions. Do wash your face and hair with a germicidal soap the morning of the surgery.
How is the facelift surgery performed?
Facelift procedure takes two to four hours to complete. The time duration might be longer if other cosmetic procedures are done at the same time as the facelift. The duration of the procedure depends upon the patient to the patient. The doctor will administer some medicines before surgery like intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The best among them is selected by the doctor.
The incision for the facelift procedure depends on the techniques that will be used and on the patient’s desires or preferences. The options for incisions include:
A traditional facelift incision:
This incision begins in the hairline at the temples, goes around the ear till the lower scalp. Fat is reorganized from the face, jowls, and neck. The underlying facial tissues are repositioned. The deeper layers and muscles of the face are also lifted. Excess skin is also trimmed away. Another incision beneath the chin is sometimes necessary that further improves an aging neck. Sutures are used to close the incisions.
It is a shorter incision that begins at the temples just above the ear, wraps around the front of the ear. These are often referred to as mini-lifts. This is recommended for the individual with less skin relaxation.
Neck lifts incision:
this incision addresses the jowls, loose skin of the neck, fatty deposits under the chin. Neck lift incision begins in front of the earlobe and goes around the ear into your lower scalp, ending behind the ears. Sometimes another small incision is also made under the chin.
After the incision, through sutures, the incisions are closed. Some surgeons use skin adhesives/ glues to seal the incision.
Are you a good candidate for a facelift?
After the procedure
You may experience moderate pain, swelling, bruising, and numbness after the facelift. You should contact the doctor if chronic pain on one side of the face/neck occurs if you have difficulty in breathing, chest pain, and irregular heartbeats.
The incisions are likely to be covered with bandages that minimize the bruising and swelling. A tube is placed behind the ears that will drain excess fluid or blood from the incisions.
Initially, after the surgery, you should rest, keep the head elevated. Take the prescribed medicines on time. Don’t forget to apply a cool pack on the swelling to reduce it and minimizes the pain.
About after a week, the doctor will remove the stitches. You will be having several follow up appointments during the first two months after the surgery. The doctor will address the incision and the wounds.
To reduce the risk of complications try to stay home during the first three weeks of the surgery. Avoid excessive motion or pressure on the incision, using makeup, vigorous activities, or sports. Protect the incision from direct contact with the sun for three weeks, as it can darken the scar.
What are the side effects or risks of facelift surgery?
Facelift surgery can also cause complications. Some are managed with medication or surgical correction. Permanent complications are rare, can cause significant changes in appearance. The risks include: hematoma, scarring, rarely nerve injury, skin/ hair loss, bleeding, infections, and anesthesia associated risks are also associated with this surgery.
Several risk factors increase the chance of having these complications. If you are using any blood-thinning medication, you need to stop that as it increases the risk of hematoma after a facelift.
Diabetes, elevated blood pressure or any other medical conditions increases the risk of poor wound healing and heart complications. Smoking is also associated with hematomas and skin loss after a facelift.
What to do for a long term result?
As nothing can stop the aging process but there’re certain steps that you should take for the longevity of the result. If the procedure is performed by a board certifies cosmetic surgeon the results would be completely natural, and will also age naturally with you.
You should maintain a stable, healthy weight as fluctuation in weight can stretch the skin interfering with the results. Adopt a quality skin care regimen that keeps the skin glowing and healthy. If performed by a skilled surgeon this is a safe procedure and an outstanding way to rejuvenate the facial skin.