Saturday, March 10, 2007

About Facelift

Among the most widely used surgical operations is Facelift. It removes superficial and deep wrinkles on the face, around the eyes and on the neck. Facelift is effective when the amount of the collagen amount in the skin decreases. It occurs during age-specific skin changes when we can see flabbiness of facial skin, cheeks and neck.

During facelift the surgeon separates and cuts excess skin from the patient's face. The procedure can also be combined with liposuction in cheeks, neck and chin area. The skin is pulled up on incision's line, then cosmetic stitches are put. That's the way facelift smoothes facial skin. The effect of qualified facelift is strong - patients and their relatives often compare this operation with the miracle. After facelift made by skilled surgeon a person looks much younger.

The facelift operation is supported by local anesthesia or under general anaesthetic. The surgical intervention usually doesn't last more than three hours. After facelift operations patient must stay at the hospital during two days at least. Doctors must observe him and suggest some anaesthetic medicines if needed.

After one week or a bit longer the bandages and then the stitches are taken away. Doctors recommend limiting everyday activity for one or even two months. During rehabilitation period the result of facelift becomes more and more visible. The final effect of the operation is well-noticed and lasts several years. Repeating of the facelift procedure is recommended to the patient after 5 or 7 years after the previous one.

See Facelift before and after pics here.

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