Technically known as Rhytidectomy, a facelift is a cosmetic procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. It can help fix these following problems; sagging in the mid-face, fat that has fallen or is displaced, loss of muscle tone in the lower face which may create jowls or the loose skin or folds of fatty flesh under the chin and around the cheeks or lower jaw, loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw.
However, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process. Also, facelifts are not capable of producing dramatic results and make you look like someone else, and the amount of change they can achieve in each unique individual is limited. People who are not a strong candidate for a facelift can still take cosmetic procedure called Botox instead.
|Forehead Lift||85,000 THB||with 1 night stay|
|Mid-Facelift||100,000 THB||with 2 nights stay|
|Neck Lift||80,000 THB||with 1 night stay|
Before the surgery, It’s very important to discuss the options available for facelift as well as risks and possible complications associated with the procedure and likely outcomes. The topics include:
The surgeon will evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors, examine and measure your face, take photographs for your medical record before providing a list of instructions on what to do before the surgery. These will cover such areas as smoking, medications, what to bring with you to the hospital and when to have your last meal before surgery. It is of utmost importance that you follow these instructions, and the ones you will be given after your surgery, which include the Post-operative care and follow-up.
The incision usually begins above the hairline at the temples, extends to the front of the ear, and continues behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck needs work, a small incision is made under the chin.
When your procedure is completed, a bandage could gently be placed around your face to minimize post facelift swelling and bruising. A thin tube may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to 6 months for incision lines to mature.
It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Avoid wearing any clothing that must go over your head. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself: how to care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in overall health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
Q1: How do I know if I’m eligible for surgery?
A1: If you are 45 years or older, physically fit, and would like to freshen up your look, you may be a candidate for surgical facelift. Visit us or send your pictures for a free virtual evaluation.
Q2: Will I be asleep during the surgery?
A2: You will be asleep under general anesthesia.
Q3: How long will I be in the operating room?
A3: The surgery usually takes 1-2 hours for each area.
Q4: How many days should I stay near Bangkok?
A4: Allot at least 10-14 days for consultation, surgery and follow-up.
Q5: Will the scars be visible?
A5: Forehead lift incision is on the coronal area so the scar will be covered with hair. People with hair loss will have to consider the benefits of forehead lift against having a visible scar across the top of the head. Mid-facelift incision is behind the hairline of the temporal area except for an inch in front of each ear. If a neck left is done simultaneously, a small incision may or may not be made under the chin.
Q6: What activities should I avoid after surgery?
A6: Avoid swimming and getting to much sun for about 2 weeks, exercise and lifting loads for 2-3 weeks. Avoid applying hair dye for about 6 weeks.
Q7: What could go wrong?
A7: Some risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, nerve injury with numbness and weakness, asymmetry, correctable hair loss on the incision site, keloid formation, and need for revision surgery.
Q8: How do I prepare for surgery?
A8: To avoid complications and reduce risk factors, your skin must be free from acne and infection. Two weeks before your schedule, you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines other than those that your doctor allows you to continue. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.