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Facelift: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?


How is the treatment done?

Rhytidectomy, commonly called facelift, is a cosmetic surgical process that is used to change the facial appearance to make a person appear younger. A number of different techniques and procedures are collectively grouped under facelift operations. These procedures are performed usually under general anesthesia and may be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures like blepharoplasty.

The first facelift was reported to have been performed by Eugene Hollander in 1901. Till about 70 years afterwards, facelift procedures involved lifting and stretching the facial skin and regrafting it behind the ears. In 1968, a new idea of subfacial dissection was put forth by Tord Skoog, where he focused on lifting the deeper and stronger facial layers instead of just the skin. Later called Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System or SMAS by Paul Tessier, it became very popular and widely used. Tessier further expanded upon this concept to create the subperiosteal dissection method of facelifts. Since the beginning of 1990s, a number of different techniques are being incorporated into facelifts, making the results longer lasting and more natural.

Various different techniques are employed to perform a facelift, the basic concept of which is to excise a small part of the skin and stretch the remaining. This may or may not be accompanied by underlying tissue tightening and recovery of subcutaneous volume. Other cosmetic surgical procedures may be performed together with rhytidectomy.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Rhytidectomy or facelift follows a simple basic procedure, where a part of the skin is excised and the remaining stretched and grafted behind the ear and neck so as not to be very visible. Other techniques improve upon this basic traditional procedure to also include the underlying stronger tissues in the lift and stretch. Other variations are based on the location of the incision and area of the face being treated.

The Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System of facelift consists of lifting and tightening of the SMAS layer of suspensory ligaments to rejuvenate and maintain the natural youthful appearance of the face. Modifications of SMAS facelift are the deep plane facelift, where facial skin and muscles are lifted from the underlying bone and stretched, and the composite facelift, where the orbicularis oculi muscles are lifted and positioned. The mid face lift is performed for those who develop sagging in the nasolabial region without excessive sagging of the neck. The mini face lift or the S facelift is also performed in this demographic group, where the difference lies in the very little invasiveness of the procedure as it can be performed with an endoscope and a very tiny S shaped short scar. The Subperiosteal facelift involves complete lifting of the soft facial tissues separating them from the underlying bones, followed by repositioning it to a more suitable appearance. The skin only facelift is essentially the traditional facelift where only the skin is lifted and repositioned. The Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift or MACS lift is the most advanced form of facelift with many advantages including a very small incision in front of the ear which makes it easier to hide, less chance of facial nerve damage, less time required, and more natural resulting appearance.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

The natural aging process causes physical sagging of the facial skin at varying degrees in everybody at different rates. Usually the skin rejuvenates itself well before 40-45 years of age, after which the sagging and wrinkles become prominent. The most visible sagging and wrinkles appear around the nose and lips, beside and under the eyes, and under the chin on the neck. Anybody whose skin is sagging and wrinkling visibly and wish to maintain or regain a more youthful appearance are eligible for facelift.

Are there any side effects?

Sagging and wrinkling of the skin occurs with age and young people below the age of 30 usually do not require the treatment. People with certain physical or mental diseases are not eligible for the procedure. Smokers and patients of diabetes or hypertension are usually not eligible for the procedure. People with allergic response towards anesthesia are also not eligible for the treatment.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Bleeding is the most common side effect of a facelift operation, including hematoma. Nerve injury may also occur sometimes, with both sensory and motor nerves of the face being affected either temporarily or even permanently. Skin necrosis can sometimes occur, the chance of which is greater in smokers. Scar formation is another side effect. Hair loss may occur in the area of the incision causing hairline distortion, especially in the facial hair pattern of males. Position and angles of ears may change. A very rare chance of infection exists.

How long does it take to recover?

There are no specific post treatment guidelines after the facelift procedure.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

After the facelift procedure, it usually takes about 1 – 2 weeks for the scars to heal.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Facelift procedure usually costs between Rs. 15,000 – Rs.50,000, with the costs going up further for more intricate operations.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The results of a facelift operation are usually long lasting, with some procedures producing longer lasting results than others. However, the aging process cannot be stopped, so the procedure results, no matter how long lasting, are not permanent.

Safety: Treatment Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Low Relative Risk: High Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs. 15,000 - Rs.50,000

Popular Health Tips

Facelift Surgery - Know The Complications!

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Facelift Surgery - Know The Complications!

The skin has underlying protein layers, mainly having collagen and keratin. With age, they lose elasticity and the skin begins to sag. This is where facelift gained popularity with various techniques including Botox, chemical fillers, laser beam treatment, and chemical peels. Read on to know how these minimally invasive, economic options work in literally lifting up the face:

  1. Laser treatment: A beam of laser (usually CO2 laser) is used to make small dots on the skin with normal skin left untouched in between. This causes tightening of the tissue underneath, producing a firmer appearance which can take off years from the appearance.
  2. Botox: This accidentally discovered neurotoxin is used to treat wrinkles and sagging skin. The sagging areas of the face (usually forehead and nasal folds) are injected with Botox. The wrinkles are gone and the fine lines are lost, and the result can last for up to 8 months.
  3. Fillers: Chemicals which are naturally present in the skin like hyaluronic acid and collagen extracts are injected into the skin to fill up the underlying skin and produce a fuller, younger appearance. The lower cheeks, corners of the eyes and mouth, and area under the eyes are commonly treated by this method.
  4. Chemical peeling: The top layer is often peeled off using chemicals so that fresh, younger-looking skin is generated. This also helps in reducing pigmentation, reducing forehead lines, de-tanning, and producing a glowing, radiant, younger-appearing skin. It also can be used in other skin conditions including rosacea.

While each of these is widely popular, they come with a set of potential risks and complications.

  1. Anaesthetic reaction: Most of the above procedures require local anaesthesia and there could be a reaction to this chemical.
  2. Hematoma: There could be small hematomas in the underneath layers of the skin, which will take some time but dissolve on its own
  3. Numbness/tingling: The face has a rich nerve supply, and if any of these are touched, there could be numbness or tingling or even loss of sensation in some cases. While some may improve with time, there also could be permanent damage
  4. Scarring: In chemical peels, there could be minor incisions and therefore scarring can happen.
  5. Delayed healing: Depending on the person’s immunity, healing could be delayed, and as it is the face, social and/or professional life can be affected.
  6. Infection: As with any surgery, chances of infection arise and can be managed with antibiotics.
  7. Bleeding: As most of these are non- or minimally-invasive, chances of severe bleeding are less but still persist.
  8. Bruising: The face, in the immediate postop period, can have a bruised appearance, which will improve over 4 to 5 days.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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3 Types of Facelifts - Which One Should You Pick?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
3 Types of Facelifts - Which One Should You Pick?

Age is really nothing but a number. The best thing about age is to embrace it. However, not everybody can jovially accept the bodily changes that come with age, especially the wrinkles, the sagging skin and the not-so-wanted curves of the face. So are you tired of using a hundred different age-renewal creams?

Tired of the false promises from brands claiming their products would turn back time? Tired of putting heavy makeup to hide those wrinkles? Guess what? There is a long-term solution to these problems. Consult an awesome cosmetic physician and get a facelift. Since this is a life-changing decision, you must know about the different types of facelifts to give you a proper idea about the whole thing before you contact a surgeon.

A surgical procedure that involves minimizing the various signs of ageing around the face and neck area is called a facelift, also known as rhytidectomy. There are numerous types of facelift surgeries, a few common ones are discussed below-

  1. The deep plane procedure: There is a layer beneath our skin known as the superficial musculoapnoneurotic system (SMAS). The muscles of facial expression are surrounded by this layer. The deep plane lift is the most commonly used face-lift technique and in this technique the SMAS is lifted, released and repositioned. After the repositioning of this layer, the loose, extra skin is removed and the edges of the layer are structured and stapled in place. This is by far the best voted technique and is known to give long lasting results with lesser number of revisions. The estimated cost of this procedure ranges from 5000- 12000 dollars.
  2. The short scar lifts: This includes various types of facelift techniques, which involve minimal scar formation. The short scar lift techniques unlike the others do not extend beyond the ears. The surgeon can re-suspend all those tissues that support the smile-line and jowls, thereby, tightening a moderate amount of loose skin wherever required. The estimated cost of these types of procedures ranges between 6000-10000 dollars.
  3. FAT auto transfer?: In this technique, fat from the buttock/stomach/thigh area is collected by the process of liposuction and is then injected into the face to fill in the required areas. Price ranges from 5500-15000 dollars.

However, the most important part is to contact a certified cosmetic physician because as already discussed, this is a life changing decision, and one wrong move can cost you a lot.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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The Vampire Face Lift - Understanding The Procedure!

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship Reconstructive Microsurgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Gurgaon
The Vampire Face Lift - Understanding The Procedure!

We all crave for that eternally youthful looking face when we look into the mirror. We all wonder how some celebrities never seem to age at all. The glow and skin does not seem to age at all, and seeing them, the question we have is what is the magic here? The answer lies within themselves, which is their own blood. Using the own blood to maintain youthful looks is one of the most recent techniques in anti-ageing, and this is known as vampire facelift.

How does it work?

  1. The blood is the carrier and supplier of vital nutrients to the entire body. It carries the vital nutrients in a fluid medium called the plasma.
  2. In addition to the nutrients, it also has what are called blood cells (red and white) and growth factors which are essential for regulating growth. By separating out the various components, a high concentration of the growth factors is extracted.
  3. This plasma-rich fluid (PRF) is then injected into specific parts of the face (generally the face, but other parts can also be treated). So, whether a person has sinking eyes or hollow cheeks, they can be managed

Origin and Popularity
This technique was originally used in injured athletes with torn ligaments and joints. By providing a rich supply of nutrients and growth factors, it helps in quicker healing, restoring shape, improving tone, and overall rejuvenation of the injured area. Though not actually an injury, the changes that the face goes through are a part of degeneration with age. Cosmetic surgeons believed the same could be extended to treat the age changes in the face, and so vampire facelift gained popularity.


  1. The first step is to find yourself a well-trained and experienced surgeon
  2. A thorough discussion of how the procedure will happen and what to expect after the procedure. Expectations should be realistically set for both the surgeon and the patient.
  3. What the surgeon can do and what the patient wants should be aligned to achieve the outcomes.
  4. Using historic and current records of the patient (pictures mostly) and using other standard measurements, the desirable outcomes are set down.
  5. In the case of hollow cheeks or under-eye areas, dermal fillers (usually of hyaluronic acid) may be used to create some fullness.
  6. The blood is then extracted and centrifuged to separate the plasma-rich fluid
  7. This is then injected into various predetermined areas of the skin to do the corrections.
  8. This could include younger glowing skin, improved fullness, improved firmness of the skin, etc.
  9. The first session requires about 3 sittings with repeat sessions in about 4 weeks.
  10. It can be repeated annually if required.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Lower Face Lift - When Should You Go For It?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, DNB (ENT), MS - ENT, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
Lower Face Lift - When Should You Go For It?

With age, the skin loses its elasticity and firmness, causing sagging skin and deep folds. The facelift, as the name suggests, give a lift to the ageing face so that a youthful appearance is restored.
The lower one-third of the face, given the lesser number of bones, is a lot more prone to ageing changes. There are many people with the corners of the lips drooping, double chin, folds from the nose to the lips losing their definition, skin sagging, etc. These can be corrected by a trained, well-experienced surgeon.

The following are some of the main issues which can be corrected with a lower facelift surgery.

  1. Gravity: Though not noticeable at all, the earth’s gravity plays a major role in the ageing part. Especially in the lower half of the face, there is no underlying bone except the mandible. This causes the muscles and tissues to gravitate downwards, producing an aged appearance with a double chin and undefined neck/head interface. The rounded facial appearance becomes elongated gradually with age, which can be restored with a lower facelift.
  2. Drooping mouth: With age, the muscles in the lower face droop and produce an appearance with corners of the mouth drooping. The lips lose their normal curvature and become thin and are usually downward aligned, giving a grumpy appearance.
  3. Double chin: There is gradual laxity that builds in the muscles of the chin and neck, forcing people to wear turtlenecks to avoid the sagging skin and double chin.

These are some of the common indications for a lower facelift. There are different types of lower facelift. The same have been listed below.

  1. S-facelift: A small, S-shaped incision is made beginning in the front of the area, and through this, the underlying structures are tightened and excess skin is trimmed down.
  2. SMAS facelift: This incision begins around the temples, is hidden under the hairline and works to remove fatty tissue and firming up the connective tissue. This is a more elaborate process than the S-facelift.

Both these can be clubbed with a neck liposuction where excess fat is removed from the neck area to produce far improved results.

Suitable candidates: People in relatively good health with an adequate elasticity of the skin around the face and neck. Laxity around the jawline, drooping corners around the mouth, excess fat in the neck and chin area are good candidates for lower facelift surgeries.

While a lower facelift can help improve your appearance, it is extremely important to place yourself in the hands of a competent, well-experienced surgeon. These are intricate procedures and can go if not done by an experienced person. Choose someone you are sure of and see yourself lose some years.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Good Is The Stem Cell Facelift?

FAPS (Cosmetic Surgery)-USA,, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
How Good Is The Stem Cell Facelift?

A stem cell facelift includes face grafting. It is used for removing the unwanted and extra fat from an area of the body and then transfers it to the face. The fat in our body contains naturally regenerative cells. These also include blood vessel producing cells, adult stem cells and growth-secreting cells. With this facelift, the person’s own cells are infused into their superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) as well as under the facial muscles. When these meet with the aged facial tissues, they generate new and healthy tissues that give you rejuvenated skin. 

Here is how this treatment is a great procedure: 

  1. Eliminates Loose Skin: This procedure tends to reposition the patient’s tissues by adding volume and stretching skin.. 
  2. A Better Body Contour: This procedure starts with a gentle liposuction technique. It removes the unwanted fat from different parts of the body. However, the procedure only targets the stubborn fat that cannot be burnt. This is usually present in the belly, abdomen, hips or thighs. This helps the body in both ways and makes the body appear more slender. 
  3. A More Volumized Skin: The fat that is injected, pumps the skin, making it look more youthful. It fills the hollow areas and rejuvenates the wrinkles and fat lines, giving your skin a more youthful and smooth appearance. 
  4. Natural Looking Results: The treatment does not make a person’s face look artificial or out of place. It only remodels it in a natural way. The previous surgical techniques used to cut the skin, pull it tight ,therefore it used to appear artificial and plastic-like. With the stem cell facelift, a lot of volumes is added to the skin however, it fits the hollow areas and the wrinkles are smoothened but the skin is not pulled as tightly as before. It makes your skin look youthful and plump. 
  5. Less Bruising and Faster Recovery: The conventional facelift methods use scissors and scalpels and it can cause a lot of bruising and bleeding. This stem cell treatment, however, uses an electric knife and it stops the bleeding and cuts. It also helps in a faster recovery. 
  6. Customized Treatment: Unlike the conventional methods, this treatment can be customized according to a patient’s need and medical history. Only the areas they need should be rejuvenated, are treated. 

A stem cell facelift is obviously better than other facelifts. However, surgeons these days only operate on specific cases where it is genuinely required and not just for simple beautification reasons the same. Procedures like this might cause a lot of money hence; the requirements should be taken into account accordingly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon.

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Popular Questions & Answers

My body is fat but my face is skinny. My eyes are sunken and my nose is very big which looks weird. please help me gain my weight on my face. My face is way too skinny for my body.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Hello, The facial features are genetic. But we can work to grow the glow and have better skin. Have 2-3 fruits daily and more veggies, nuts and good proteins. Have more fluids and keep your self well hydrated. Connect via Lybrate private chat for more details.
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Mera weight normal hai pr mere cheek bones Jo hai wo bahar nikal rahe hai mujhe samjh nhi aa Raha ke cheeks bade ho rahe hai ya gaal andar ja rhe hai please help me Kya homeopathic se iska ilaj ho sakta hai.

General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to upload the image of the lesion for diagnosis and further guidance and Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal, rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don’t apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit.

My face is getting longer and slower every day and for this reason I am very upset. Please give me some such ideas, I bring my face in a shape.

Homeopath, Ahmedabad
I read your problem .I advise you for take nutritious diet and drink more water and yoga is very helpful. In homeopathic treatment you can take five phos 6x tab for further guide and treatment you can take. Online consultation.

I am 70 years old but would like to know whether I can get cosmetic procedure to get my flesh on jaw line lifted (I mean face lifting). If so how long the procedure done would remain in place. Also what is likely to be the cost. Also would it be safe to get procedure done out of hospital but in a private place of cosmet surgeons clinic. Also what are the risks involved.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Allahabad
Dear Lybrate user, Before any major so many lab check ups are nesesory. Like blood check up, BT, CT, Hepatitis B, HIV, body immunity blood glucose level, lever, kidney etc. Without these lab check up it is very difficult to any prediction about cosmetic surgery. In your care cosmetic surgery also will include surgery of maxillary and mandibular jaw. So without lab report we can not predict any thing about cosmetic surgery. Expenses of the surgery depend on various reasons. It can not be predict here. * so it is better to you that, you consult a cosmetic surgeon personally and clear every thing about surgery.
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Know More About Facelift

I am Dr PK Talwar cosmetic surgeon. I have been doing cosmetic surgery for last 28 years in Delhi. The topic which I would like to speak today is facelift and blepharoplasty, you see with precious of time all because of gravity, pollution and other factors and because of loss of fat, our skin and muscles of the face they become LAX and that is how the signs of aging come. Now to counter that previously we used to do surgical facelift, now what is surgical facelift, a surgical facelift we used to cut the skin in front of the ears and behind the neck open the skin like bonnet of a car, tighten the muscles and then excise the extra skin and pull it up and suture it with that the patient will have nice look. But surgery is now getting less and less preferred by the patients and patient want something which is non-invasive, the reason is that though the scars are very minimal and you hardly find out the scar but because of slight pain, swelling or hospitalization or a day or so, patient did not prefer facelift especially in contemporary time because now there are other techniques are also available but why we are doing surgical facelift I think that it would give you the best possible best result because surgically you can tighten the muscle and the skin. Now the other techniques which came in to help the patient was restarted thread lift now with the thread they used to barbed threads their small barbs you will introduce the barbs from the temporal region below the skin and skin of the face lift of the skin and put it on the barbs with that the skin will be held up by the barbs. They used to be absorbable or non-absorbable different kinds of techniques and with these barbs, the result will not last as long as the surgical facelift but at the same time, it will last for years 2 years or 3 years it depends on how good you are taking care of your facial skin. This thread lift is still very common because it is one of the non-invasive techniques though there are other thread which can you can do it even like cog threads, even you can do in the office but still I prefer that the thread left in a surgical operation theatre will do with longer results and it will definitely give a better results. Now with the precious of time, the skin around your eyes also become black and in that what you can do is, you can always cut the skin here, lift up and then suture it back, it will give you more youthful look. Now again the problem has come with the people who do not want even this surgery, now so there have been other techniques which have come up to improve your eyes which we will be talking in our next lectures. Now with this new technique or thread lifts or the blepharoplasty, you don't need any hospitalization, what you do is come to an operation theatres get it within one hour, get the thread lift in one hour and then you can go back home and there is hardly any swelling. Though we give some antibiotics and mixing for reducing the edema etc. because if there is swelling it will use to heal 5 or 7 days of time and there are certain precautions which we tell the patient that not to wide open the mouth etc and we have seen that lot of patients lot of patients are now coming for work with the non-surgical facelift or thread lift because they really love it that something which doesn't leave any scar at all.

Thank you very much.
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Facial Rejuvenation
Hello friends!

I m Dr. Anubhav Gupta and I m a consultant plastic surgeon. Working at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Today I m going to talk about a very common condition which is the treatment and surgical treatment of age-related changes in the face or surgical facial rejuvenation. Now as we are all aware that as we grow old the changes in the skin like wrinkles, depression, and sagging of skin starts appearing. Many creams have been advised. Lots of people use creams but today I m going to talk about surgical part which involves that. There are many surgical procedures which we can do which can actually make the skin tighter and make the person look younger. These procedures are like procedure like facelift, fat grafting, neck lift then forehead lift, brow lift then blepharoplasty. All these procedures are there is a combination of these procedures which use to may be knock out 10 to 15 years of age from a person age. Now the question which comes to us is what exactly are these procedures? Basically what happen as we grow old is that there are 2 or 3 changes which take place in skin of our face as well as underline tissues of our face. The skin becomes loose an d it starts sagging i.e. number one, then there is some redistribution of fat because of the laxity of various ligaments which are holding the fat so fat also start sagging. So these are the two major changes which take place. Now the premise of these procedures which we do is number one is we remove the excess skin e.g. if there is a loose skin we tighten the skin and we remove the excess skin which is common procedure called face-lifting. Now face-lift can be a conventional, full face lift, then there is a mid-face lift, there is a partial mini face lift so there are many types of face lifts are there. Then there are procedures like lags for lag skin there is a neck lift. Similarly lags forehead we have forehead lift and then we have eyelids for that we have blepharoplasty. So it is by a judicious understanding and choice. We decide which procedure to do in which patient. Now the next question which comes to our mind is how early can the patient go back to join his work? Usually when we do these procedures it takes 4-5 days for the swelling to subside and usually by 7 to 10 days the person can go back to resume his/her work. Finally if you were to ask me any tips for not letting us grow old and how can we prevent going old? Well from plastic surgeon point of view it s very difficult to reverse the process because once it started you are aging and so there its going to happen the only thing that I feel and I strongly recommend is that sunlight is not good for your skin so direct sunlight exposure should be avoided. Then as the various naturopathies have described, plenty of water, wash your face number of times with mild soaps and drink plenty of fluids and seasonal fruits. These are the simple basic things if we do and avoiding sunlight can prevent damage to the skin.

Thank you!
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Non-Surgical Facelift: Why?
Know the reasons of choosing Non-Surgical Facelift

Hello. I am Dr. Latika Arya. I am a Dermatologist at L.A Skin and Aesthetic Clinic, Defense Colony, New Delhi. Today, I will be talking about non-surgical facelifts.

Yes, it is possible to get a facelift without going under the knife. No wonder people are choosing non-surgical facelifts over surgical facelifts because they are so convenient to do, there is hardly any downtime and the results are very natural. So, today I will be talking about the various options which are available for non-surgical facelifts. So, the most popular one is the liquid facelift. It s called liquid facelift because it is performed through the injection of fillers and Botox through very tiny injections into the face. These are very popular because the result is instant, there is hardly any downtime and it instantly lifts the chin and the sagging jaw line.

The face is accessed first, and your treatment plan is discussed with you and the treatments are scheduled after putting a little numbing cream and it is not only addresses the facelift but it also takes care of the wrinkles and even if younger patients want to augment their certain features likes lips, cheeks, or they want to narrow their jaw line, correct the nose, all these things can be also taken care of. Next, a popular non-surgical facelift is the vampire facelift. This is relatively a new procedure which has become very popular because it is quite affective. It is uses your own blood and the platelets are extracted by processing the blood in a sterile manner and these are injected onto the face, a series of three to four treatments are required and gradually you start to notice effacement of the wrinkles, lifting of the skin and improvement in skin quality. Then, another popular way to lift the face is Thread Facelift. These are non-surgical threads. These are made up of absorbable material. These are inserted under the skin with very fine needles and it is put in the area where the lift is required. Again, the results come gradually and it s very natural, it lifts the cheeks, narrows the jaw line and even takes care of the double chin.

Then there is another skin tightening procedure which is done with the help of machines that is laser radio frequency devices and ultrasonic. This is available by the name of thermage, ultherapy, secret, fraxel etc. These all we are doing and this helps to renew the collagen in your skin which gradually lifts the skin. Now, there are some people who don t want to go for very aggressive treatments but yet they want to maintain their skin so for them prevention is recommended by the use of sunscreen, good anti-aging products and they can do maintenance treatments with the mesotherapy in which the collagen stimulating molecules, solutions, and agents are infused into the skin via electroporation. So, gradually the skin starts to improve and maintains itself and not to forget is the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and sun protection, healthy diet, exercise, proper exercise, these go a long way in preventing aging and preventing the skin sagging.

So, if you are interested in these non-surgical treatments and would like to know more about them, you can contact us through Lybrate or you can visit our clinic L.A Skin and Aesthetic Clinic at Defense Colony in New Delhi. We would be happy to help you. Thank you.
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About Facelift Procedures
I am Dr. Sandeep Bhasin from Carewell medical centre. I am a laparoscopic and cosmetic surgeon.
Today I will be talking about various procedures of facelift.
Till 1990, the most popular method of the facelift was surgical facelift. It was called SMAS lift. Now, SMAS is the membrane on the muscles- aponeurotic membrane on the muscles and this was tightened and it causes face tightening. The results are really good with this technique but the only thing is it s very emissive. People are not very interested in invasive procedures.
So, after 2000, we ve got a lot of non-invasive procedures. I ll be talking few of them.

One of them is a Thread lift. Thread lift is a method in which we put threads and cause face lift. We use PDS threads for that.
Another method for face lift that is becoming very popular now is the Fat grafting. So, what we do in this is we remove the fat from the abdomen or from any other area by liposuction and we use this fat for fat grafting in the face.
Another method that is becoming very popular is HIFU. HIFU is High Intensity Focus Ultrasound. So I ll tell about what are the advantages of HIFU as compared to other surgical or non-surgical methods.
Now, surgical method always has a time and there is a downtime after any treatment. So whence you go for a facelift about 3 weeks to 1 month it takes for the complete healing process. So this is the time when you have bruising, swelling in the face so that s the downtime. The same problem you face with the fat grafting also as it is a surgical method and 3-4 weeks are required as a downtime. As compared to that, HIFU does not have any downtime. Immediately after the procedure you can go back to your office and nobody will come to notice that something has been done. This is one time there is no downtime involved in HIFU.
Now comparing HIFU with other non-surgical methods like thread lift. Now in thread lift the thing is we are able to work and cause skin tightening at a very superficial level, about 2-3 mm depth only. HIFU reaches up to 4.5 mm depth so results are deeper and more long lasting.
The same thing is with the Thermage. Thermage is another treatment that was used for face tightening in which we use radio frequency for face tightening. Now in HIFU we are able to reach up to 4.5 mm, where as in thermage we were hardly able to reach up to 2.5 mm. So, the results with HIFU are deeper and longer lasting as compared to thermage and thread lift. So, because of all this things HIFU is becoming very popular and the most popular treatment for face lift that is now in vogue in use now.
If you have any enquiry regarding face lift or HIFU, you can reach me in my clinic or you can be online with me on Lybrate.

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