Facelift in Dubai
Ageing results in changes to the facial anatomy. The face consisits of bone, soft tissues and skin. As we age, all these 3 structures evolve over time resulting in tell tale signs of facial ageing. Environment factors such as exposure to sun, lifestyle choices such as smoking and excessive drinking have an impact on ageing of the face too. Predominantly these age related changes manifest as reduced elasticity of skin, presence of fixed wrinkles, prominent nasolabial and marionette folds, jowling, excess skin around the eyes, descent of eyebrows and loss of soft tissue and bone volume. In the neck prominent platysmal bands, blunting of the cervico-mental angle and skin laxity are more common.
Facelift in Dubai aims to address these age related changes affecting the face and the neck. Typically a full facelift will reverse the age related changes affecting the mid to lower face and the neck. A facelift will not treat the excess skin and laxity of the eyelids and it does not treat the forehead. For these areas a blepharoplasty and browlift procedure are required.
At the time of consultation, Dr Adnan will assess your suitability of this procedure by taking a full medical history and examination of your face. Dr Adnan will then devise a treatment plan unique to your face and will explain the entire procedure with all the pros and cons associated with it.
How is Facelift Performed?
A facelift takes two to five hours to complete, might be longer if combined with other cosmetic procedures.
The doctor will use intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The incision for the facelift depends on the techniques used and on the patient’s preferences. The options for facelift are:
- A full facelift (SMAS flap): an incision is generally one continuous cut that begins in the temples’ hairline and goes around the ear into the lower scalp. Skin and musculo-aponeurotic layer (SMAS) is raised in a bilaminar fashion and resuspended. Dr Adnan occaionally also injects nano-fat to restore lost volume in selected areas of the face. this fat is obtained via liposuction. Another incision below the chin is sometimes needed to further improve the neck contour and treat platysma bands.
- Limited incision or short scar facelift: It is a shorter and smaller incision than a traditional facelift. This are often referred to as mini-lifts. This is recommended for people with less skin laxity. The result is however not as powerful as a full face lift.
- Neck lift incision: This incision treats the jowls, loose skin of the neck, fatty deposits under the chin. Neck lift incision begins from the earlobe and goes around the ear into the lower scalp, ends behind the ears. Sometimes another small incision is also made beneath the chin. This limited incision are used when only neck lift is desired.
After the incision, the incisions are sealed through the suture. Skin adhesives/ glues are sometimes used to close the incision.
Some advanced adjuncts have been developed to further improve cosmetic outcomes following a face and neck lift. These include the use of J-plasma, VASER neck liposuction, and fat injections to restore lost volume. Surface lasers or chemical peels may be used to improve the quality of skin surface and treat fine wrinkles.
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Does this procedure have complications?
Like any procedure face and neck lift surgery has risks of complications. However Dr Adnan minimises the risks of these complications after performingn a detailed assessment for this procedure at the time of consultation. Facelift risks include hematoma, scarring, nerve injury/weakness, bleeding, infections, and anesthesia-associated risks.
Several risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, elevated blood pressure or any other medical conditions increase the chance of having these complications. In some instances Dr Adnan may defer the surgery until these conditions are treated first. You have to avoid NSAIDs and other blood-thinning medication, as it increases the risk of hematoma after a facelift procedure.
What is the recovery like?
After the facelift in Dubai, a hospital stay for 1 nights may be required or this could be performed as a day case. Recovery takes about two weeks, and you can start the vigorous activity within four weeks. Sutures are removed within ten days from the surgery.
Swelling, moderate pain, bruising, and numbness after the facelift is considered normal.
The surgeon will recommend pain medication. The surgeon will provide a follow-up schedule so its important to follow advice after surgery to reduce adverse events and complications
To minimize the risk:
• Stay home during the initial weeks after the surgery.
• It would be better if you avoid excessive pressure on the incision, avoid makeup, vigorous activities.
• Protect the incision from the sun for 3 months, as it can darken the scar.
How long will the result lasts?
It is important to understand that although face and neck lift will takes years of you and will restore how you looked perhaps 10-15 years previously, the natural ageing will continue to happen with time but most patients are happy 10-15 post surgery with the results
Is the procedure painful?
A local anesthetic is used at the end of the experiment to minimize the discomfort. You might experience temporary tightness on the face. Dr. Adnan will try his best to make this surgery as pain-free as possible.
What is the follow-up like?
After discharge Dr Adnan and his team will regularly see you in clinic every 4-5 days until you are fully healed
What is the cost of the procedure?
The cost of facelift in Dubai varies as each treatment plan is unique to the individual. Cost of full face and neck lift starts at 65000 AED (excluding VAT).
About Facelift & Necklift
Our face is uniquely individual to us and is a part of our body that expresses emotions and is responsible for special senses. We always want our face to look fresh and healthy. As we age, skin starts to lose elasticity and volume. Other signs such as wrinkles, brown spots and skin texture changes also occur. Signs of age are part of the normal aging process and may be more or less visible, depending on various factors such as genetics and skin care. Although having loose skin is not considered a health problem many patients who are bothered with aging signs may find a facelift to be a good solution for them to look healthy and fresh.
A facelift also known as rhytidectomy (removal of wrinkles) is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the face, neck or both and lifts the tissues below the skin (SMAS) to improve face appearance and contour. This is called a SMAS lift. There are other types of facelifts as well such as SMAS plication and deep plane facelift. Facelift will improve the appearance of wrinkles, sagging folds, jowls, double chin, marionette lines, prominent nasolabial folds, neck bands, and will provide a more defined structure.
|Outpatient – the patient goes home on the same day.|
|2 weeks to go back to work.|
Post Operative Care
|Total rest during the first 24 hours; use of cold compresses; take medication according to medical advice; no sun exposure; No smoking or alocohol until healing process is complete; no strenuous activities.|