Who is a good candidate for a face lift?
The most important thing is to have realistic expectations about the results you can achieve, so talking to your surgeon is essential.
He will explain the procedure in detail, show you before and after photos of a facelift and talk to you about the real results you can expect. In the clinic you can also find out about the price of a facelift for your specific case.
The ideal candidates for a facelift are those whose face and neck begin to “fall out”, but whose skin still retains some elasticity.
Facelift surgery typically lasts for several hours, or even longer when associated with other interventions, and is usually performed under general anesthesia, although in some cases more sedation may be performed under local anesthesia.
Generally incisions are made at the temples, hidden in the hair, which extend by a natural line that passes just in front of the ears and continues behind the earlobe towards the back of the scalp. If the neck area is worked, a small incision can be made behind the chin.
The skin is separated from the fat and the underlying muscles. The fat can be removed or liposuctioned around the neck and chin to improve the contour of the face. Then the underlying muscles and, finally, the skin are tightened, removing the excess.
After the facelift, a light bandage is usually placed.
In the front facelift the incision is located on the forehead, hidden behind the hair. The skin in this area separates from the underlying structures, drying out the muscles responsible for wrinkles and excess skin.