F acelift surgery can take years off your appearance. When you look younger and more vibrant, it has a positive effect on your mental well-being and self-esteem. Having a facelift can give you a new lease on life.
Facial aging is a simple fact of life. Most people start to notice they’re beginning to see deeper wrinkles, more of a loose, fleshy jawline and a neck that looks saggy and aged when they reach their early 40s. They may discover they’re starting to lose elasticity in their neck and along their jawline. They may also notice “crow’s feet” starting to develop at the corners of their eyes. And some may recognize that the fine lines on their face that once gave them “character” have deepened and become definite wrinkles that make them look older than their years.
Some can even find it to be a depressing experience looking in the mirror. Often people end up spending excessive amounts of money on creams, moisturizers and health supplements, trying to put off the inevitable. But there is an alternative approach.
Having a facelift used to be considered a drastic action taken only by celebrities, politicians and those who made their living in the public eye. But with the medical advances of today, more and more “regular” people are able to consider facelift surgery as a viable solution. Today’s facelifts are increasingly considered an intelligent alternative to an endless and questionable supply of creams, ointments and dietary supplements that may or may not provide the youthful results people are seeking.
A facelift is medically called a rhytidectomy. Under this name, a number of individual procedures can be performed, depending on the amount of physical aging apparent in the patient's skin, muscles and tendons.
Facelift procedures generally use techniques to gently stretch the skin and remove wrinkles, sagging skin and fatty tissue in the neck, face and along the jawline.
The sides of the face, behind the ears, and under the hairline are typically the locations of the incisions in modern facelifts. With modern techniques and equipment, these incisions are practically invisible.
Modern facelifts are almost always performed on an outpatient basis. They take from 2 to 5 hours, and you’re typically under general anesthesia during the surgery. After the surgery, you’ll be monitored for a few hours to ensure there are no complications. You may still feel disoriented from the anesthesia, so you won’t be permitted to drive. However, a family member or friend can join you after you’ve recovered sufficiently and take you home to start your recovery in comfort, so you won’t have to spend the night in a hospital. The recovery phase takes between four to six weeks. Your doctor will provide you with a list of dos and don’ts to follow during your recovery.
Facelifts and necklifts using modern medical methods and techniques are perfectly safe, and the results can last for years. There are procedures to rid the face of the “nasolabial fold”, which is the fold that can develop from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth.
The jawline earns a lot of attention from surgeons as the development of jowls is one of the most obvious signs of aging. These jowls can be effectively removed by tightening the skin over the lower jaw as well as tightening the underlying platysma muscle.
People in their 40s and 50s are the most common candidates for facelifts and necklifts, but those in their 60s, 70s and even 80s have undergone facelift surgery with remarkable results. A facelift is often paired with a necklift to provide even better and more uniform results.
People often take good care of their face and neglect to give the same care and attention to their neck. These people can often benefit from a necklift, which re-drapes and tightens the skin on the neck. The procedure tightens the underlying muscle and removes fatty subcutaneous deposits. A necklift can reduce the difference in texture and overall appearance between the neck and facial skin.
With today’s focus on staying healthy and active throughout life, more people want to look as young as they feel. Facelifts are becoming more popular to help these people feel good both inside and out.
Vitality and youthfulness will always be admirable qualities. People that possess them, but are burdened with an aging appearance, can feel like they're trapped in their own skin, and that people aren't seeing the "real" them.
A facelift can provide a solution to this dilemma and restore a sense of balance to an active person’s life. It can help them take pride in their appearance once again.
The experienced cosmetic doctors and surgeons at Nirunda understand what you’re going through as you age. They see it every day during the facelift and necklift surgeries they perform at their modern clinic in Bangkok. They also see the positive effects that facelifts can have on a person's outlook.
Why not consider a facelift that provides a long-term solution to the problems of premature aging? The staff and doctors at Nirunda Aesthetic Clinic in Bangkok provide exacting facelift and necklift surgeries. Make an appointment with them and discuss your options. They'll explain exactly what the procedure entails, how to prepare for it, and what to expect during recovery. They'll also be able to tell you what it can mean for your appearance specifically, so you can look forward to the procedure with the right expectations.