Face Lifting


or circular facelift – the kind of plastic surgery with which you can restore the ideal contours of the face and neck, eliminate deep wrinkles, make the face skin supple. This operation allows you to eliminate the sagging of soft tissues in the neck and chin, improve the face oval. It is believed that the effectiveness of facelifting depends on the physical health and condition of the patient’s skin.

Face Lifting

For facial correction, patients can be offered several types of plastics: endoscopic lifting, isolated forehead plastic, neck plastic or circular face lifting. Very popular are mini-braces, SMAS-lifting, tumescent face lifting. Facelifting is performed under general anesthesia, its duration is from one to three hours (depending on the complexity of the procedure). After the operation, the patient is in the clinic for one or two days.

It should be noted that the concept of “lifting” is also found in cosmetology (the lifting effect is exerted by photorejuvenation, mesotherapy, neodymium laser, etc.). Perhaps, that’s why around the concept of “facelifting” a lot of myths, erroneous ideas and quite ridiculous rumors arose. What is it really, this mysterious facelift? Let’s try to understand.

Facelifting can help get rid of bags under the eyes and from overhanging eyelids.

No, to solve these problems, another type of operation is used – blepharoplasty. Liftings (temporal, frontal, lifting eyebrows) help to strengthen its effect. These techniques, used in combination, make it possible to eliminate any (both age and congenital) defects or changes in the upper and lower eyelids.

A circular face and neck lift (rhytidectomy) will smooth out all facial wrinkles.

Unfortunately, this is not the case. In the process of circular tightening, first of all, the removal of soft tissues, both congenital and caused by gravity (ptosis of soft tissues) is eliminated. From mimic wrinkles that appear as a result of the work of mimic muscles, rhytidectomy does not completely eliminate (except for lifting the forehead (not related to rhytidectomy), when part of the mimic muscles is intentionally destroyed).

Face Lifting

The more tight the skin in the process of a circular face-lift, the better – because wrinkles will not be noticeable.

In plastic surgery, as in any case, it is important to be able to find the “golden mean”. After all, in some cases after surgery, the patient’s face loses personality or looks unnatural. This effect occurs if a standard classical method was used in facelift (especially repeated), involving the detachment of large areas of the skin and strong tension of the surface tissues. As a result, extensive postoperative scars are formed, and the skin of the face is excessively stretched. To avoid such unpleasant consequences, an experienced surgeon touches deep facial structures, avoiding overstretching of superficial tissues.

Feislifting can only be carried out after reaching the age of fifty.

Indeed, as a rule, after reaching this age, the patient most in need of a circular tightening (lifting the lower zone of the face and neck). However, it should be noted that patients with some facial features (narrowed lower jaw, underdeveloped chin, low hyoid bone), in which the first signs of aging are particularly noticeable, can use plastic surgeons at an earlier age. Most often such patients are recommended to combine contour plasty of the chin area with soft tissue lifting.

Facelifting will provide a rejuvenating effect for a lifetime.

This is not a true opinion. Most noticeable effect of this operation for seven to ten years. But at the end of this period, patients look much younger than their peers who did not resort to the services of plastic surgery.

The effect after several cosmetic operations, separated by rather large time intervals, is the same.

No, only after the first brachy the most pronounced effect is noticeable, since it is during the first operation that the strongest movement of the tissues takes place. In the future, when the elasticity of tissues deteriorates, the effect of lifting is not so pronounced.

Facelifting is one operation, easy enough, requiring only local anesthesia. Its duration is one hour, not more.

This is not true. Previously, facelift (in which the effect was only on the skin) was actually carried out under local anesthesia. Nowadays, thanks to the appearance of new methods and technologies, it became possible to perform several anti-aging operations on the face simultaneously. Facelift can include up to six operations (for example, at the same time, endoscopic forehead and midface facelift, neck and cheek lift with SMAS elements, neck plastic, upper and lower blepharoplasty) can be performed simultaneously. Accordingly, the duration of the operation (sometimes up to six hours) increases and there is a need for general anesthesia. In addition, such an operation can only be carried out by an experienced specialist in a clinic equipped with modern equipment.

Instead of a circular brace, you can apply laser or chemical peeling, grinding, etc.

Only facelifting can eliminate the excess of the skin and the sagging of the takna. Peeling and polishing can be an excellent addition to this operation, eliminating fine wrinkles and senile pigmentation, but they can not completely replace facelifting.

Face Lifting

There are ways of tightening, after which there is scarring left.

Unfortunately, this is not the case, especially if it is a circular or full lift, which allows you to eliminate wrinkles of the forehead, cheeks, neck. Excess tissue is removed by means of its excision through the incision of the skin, after the healing of which a scar is formed. But such scars are located in the scalp, in the fold in front of the auricle, and the modern technique of suturing allows you to hide them completely. Rubtsov does not remain only after endoscopic lifting, conducted through incisions of 1-2 centimeters in the scalp. However, this method can eliminate only a few wrinkle groups.

Facelifting will have to be repeated in two or three years.

In fact, a steady effect of facelifting has been observed for seven to eight years, and only occasionally some patients need to eliminate some fine wrinkles on the skin, most often under the eyes.

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