OverviewRhytidectomy commonly known as face-lift is a cosmetic surgery which involves operating on the face. The surgery aims at providing a youthful look by removing the sagging of the skin on the face which occurs with age. The sagging skin is pulled back and the underlying tissues are contoured appropriately to provide a youthful look.
A neck-lift which operates on the sagging of the skin on the neck is also usually performed as a part of face-lift.
Why Have a Facelift?As you grow old, the skin on your face becomes loose and the amount of fat deposits that are present under your skin get unevenly distributed. Due to these factors, the facial skin experiences sagging. Sagging of skin occurs on your cheeks, around the nose and the neck. Folds around the nose and the corner of the mouth also appear. You would want to get a facelift done when you are not happy with the age showing on your face every time you look in the mirror or when you suffer from lower self-esteem because of the same.
A facelift procedure doesn’t treat wrinkles or creases on the skin or skin pigmentation but you can expect your face-lift to last for around 10 years without the need of another surgery.
Types of FaceliftsA facelift surgery is tailored according to the needs of the patient. It can be done by either of the techniques mentioned below:
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Cost of Facelift SurgeryThe cost of a mini facelift in India costs around 1.2-1.5 lacs while a standard facelift will cost around could cost around 2.5 lacs. The cost is mostly affected by the location and the standard of the hospital and the surgeons undergoing the operations.
RisksAn operation on the face can be quite risky at times as in certain cases (though rare), the procedure may produce undesirable results instead of making it appear youthful. Common issues associated with the surgery are:
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