What Is a Facelift?
Facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. At The One Clinic, our skilled surgeons use advanced techniques, such as deep planes or SMAS facelifts, to provide natural-looking and long-lasting results.
A facelift can address various concerns related to facial aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, jowls, and deep creases. Depending on the patient’s needs and goals, our surgeons may recommend one or more of the following techniques:
Deep plane facelift: This technique lifts and repositions the deeper layers of the face, including the muscles, fat, and tissue, to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
SMAS facelift: This technique tightens and lifts the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), which is a layer of tissue that connects the skin to the underlying muscles, to reduce sagging and wrinkles.
Mini facelift: This technique is a less invasive version of the traditional facelift and targets specific areas of the face, such as the jowls or neck, to improve the overall contour and texture. The facelift treatment can restore a more youthful, vibrant, and balanced look to the face and neck. It also can enhance self-image and confidence by reducing the visible signs of aging.
Most importantly, the facelift can provide long-lasting results, with some patients experiencing benefits for up to 10 years or more.
The best candidates for a facelift are typically men and women with noticeable signs of facial aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, or jowls, and who wish to improve their appearance.
Most patients heal within 2-3 weeks, depending on the technique of the procedure. It’s essential to avoid strenuous activities during this time.
At The One Clinic, we provide comprehensive care, support, and follow-up appointments to ensure a speedy recovery.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there non-surgical alternatives to a facelift?
Yes, there are non-surgical alternatives to a facelift, such as injectables like Botox and dermal fillers, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. These treatments are less invasive than surgery and have a shorter recovery time, but they may not provide the same level of improvement as a facelift.
When can I sleep on my side after a facelift?
The recovery time after a facelift surgery varies from patient to patient. In any case, patients should not sleep on their face or side for the first two weeks after the surgery. It might take from two to four weeks for most patients to be able to start sleeping on their side.