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What To Expect From Facelift Surgery

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Everyone adores a beautiful looking young face and skin. With time the effects of aging are visible on the face including thinning and loss of muscle tone, resulting in flabby and droopy appearance. Nowadays there are many surgical and non-surgical treatments available to diminish the signs of aging. Many factors influence the choice of rejuvenation but a surgical facelift is definitely the gold standard treatment for anti-aging. 

A facelift is a surgical facial rejuvenation procedure in which the skin is tightened and tissues beneath the skin are altered to make the patient look younger by providing a lifted and contoured appearance. The facelift procedure can reduce sagging or folds of skin on cheeks, jawline, and other changes in the shape of the face, which occur due to aging.
 
Dr. Mrinalini Sharma is a well known cosmetic surgeon in Delhi who also specializes in facelift surgeries. Sometimes during the facelift surgery, a neck lift is also combined as it reduces fat deposits and sagging skin on the neck. 

The Procedure of Facelift
A facelift involves elevating and tightening the skin and underlying tissues and muscles. The extra fat in the face and neck is sculpted, removed, or redistributed. The facial skin is re-draped over the newly fixed contours of the face. The excess skin is trimmed and sutures are closed. 

Types of Facelift

1. Mini Facelift: A Less invasive technique that allows a surgeon to tighten the deep facial tissues through shorter incisions that are located along the hairline. With the help of these incisions, structural tissues around the cheeks are lifted and tightened to correct jawline, refine the jawline, and attain rejuvenated appearance. This helps in treating signs of aging before they become very pronounced.

2. Standard Facelift: This type of facelift surgery will address moderate to advanced aging conditions. The surgery is extensive than the mini facelift. This surgery has more recovery time. The incisions are located behind the hairline, and this repositions the deeper tissues beneath the skin and removes excess skin to smooth creases. This eliminates jowls and sagging skin under the chin and helps in restoring naturally youthful contour to face and neck.

After the Facelift Surgery 
Facelift surgery generally takes two to four hours, but this time period will increase if other cosmetic procedures are combined. After the procedure, as the effect of anesthesia is worn out, an individual might experience mild pain. Painkillers can be taken as per the surgeon's prescription, only if needed. 

Recovery Time
To minimize the discomfort and pain during the first three weeks will help in recovery and in minimizing the risk caused post complications. Recovery normally takes around three weeks, and an individual can resume vigorous activity after four weeks. The sutures are removed about 5 to 10 days after surgery.

Results
The visible improvement of facelift appears once swelling and bruising subsides. The result will show a more youthful and rested appearance with improved confidence. 

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