Surgical or non-surgical procedures for facial aging must be individualized in order to match a patient's aesthetic features and needs. Several cosmetic services, such as face lift Sydney, offer holistic procedures to improve the overall appearance. A facelift, or technically rhytidectomy, reshapes the lower portion of the face by getting rid of the extra facial skin. Some techniques also include tightening of the underlying muscles and tissues to give the sagging skin a much needed boost. Typically, the procedure targets only certain facial parts such as the lower face, mid-face and jaw line. To achieve remarkable results, it is often recommended to combine it with additional procedures involving neck, forehead, brows, cheeks, and eyes. Facelifts are fairly popular among both women and men.
Does it work well?The procedure works quite well and depends heavily on the expertise of the performing surgeon. Skilled cosmetic surgeon with an artistic eye and immaculate attention to detail will perform the procedure delicately so that patients are left with negligible scarring and radiant, natural-looking skin. Many surgeons use minimally invasive methods to minimize the discomfort, pain and downtime. Cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance but there are other financing options to help the patients manage the cost of surgery. For individuals who have a long standing desire to go under the knife and can afford it, the surgery can prove to be an excellent investment. A face-lift can take years off your face, giving you a younger feel. This may help in increasing self-confidence and reducing the anxiety over sagging and wrinkled skin.
Types of face-lifts:
- Deep plane face-lift or SMAS lift: The most invasive procedure but yields long-lasting results. It involves treating the underlying muscles and tissue layers improving the nasolabial folds and giving a well defined chin and jaw.
- Thread Lift: A less invasive procedure where the surgeon makes small incisions and uses a barb suture method to gather the skin in an upward direction to give the desired lift.
- Mid Face-lift: The procedure requires small incisions inside the mouth and along the hairline to lift and reposition the fatty layer in the affected areas.
- Mini face-lift or ‘S’ lift: The least invasive procedure with less downtime, S lift offers a temporary solution to facial ageing. It is called ‘S’ lift (short-scar) because of the shape and type of incisions made.
There are several non-surgical options as well. Over-the counter skin tightening creams, Botox injections, dermal fillers, laser skin tightening, thermage and a recent procedure known as Ultherapy. The procedure uses ultrasound along with the body’s own healing process for lifting, toning, and tightening the sagging skin.
So go ahead and discover a new “you”!