we age, our skin progressively loses its elasticity and the facial
muscles tend to slacken. The effect of gravity, exposure to the
sun and the stresses of daily life can be seen on our faces as wrinkles
and deep folds. A substantial weight loss can also produce similar
changes in facial appearance.
is one of the most common operations in the 40 to 60 age groups.
As the work place becomes more youth-driven, many people regard
facial enhancement as a means of improving their image.
face-lift operation is performed in a private hospital under a general
or local anaesthetic, depending on the patient's preference. Incisions
are made in front and behind the ear and into the hairline at the
temples and the scalp behind the ears. There are a number of different
types of face-lift depending on the needs of each patient, but they
all involve the same basic procedures. The skin and fibrous tissue
of the face and neck are tightened and lifted. Fat along the jaw
line and under the chin may be removed by liposculpture.
are usually removed about 5 to 12 days following surgery and the
face will feel swollen and stiff for about 14 days. It is therefore
advisable to allow about two to three weeks to recuperate.