After 100 years of evolution, the facelift is arguably the best known facial rejuvenation surgery. Collagen and elastin fibers that give elasticity and firmness – to our faces – tend to degrade as we age, leading to unpleasant wrinkles. Weakened underlying muscles and tissue in the midface causes sagging and leads to jowls and double chins. Further, our facial skeleton changes with time that leads to deflation in facial volume and contributes to the sagging appearance. Plastic surgeons perform facial rejuvenation surgery to tighten and redefine the jawline, as well as give the lower face a more youthful contour. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that in 2019, more than 123,685 Americans received a facelift in order to enhance their facial appearance. Better still, a survey published on the National Institutes of Health website shows that over 97.8% of patients who had a facelift described improvements in their facial appearance as either very good or beyond expectations one year after the surgery.
Medicraft plastic surgeons, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal, perform rhytidectomy to help men and women achieve a youthful and vibrant facial appearance. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal, have helped numerous individuals from Dehradun, and surrounding cities boost their self-esteem and quality of life with plastic surgery. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal, understand that the needs of different individuals are unique and works to create a highly customized treatment plan to suit the needs of each facelift patient.
A Brief History of the Facelift
The first facelift in history was performed by German doctor Eugen Hollander in 1901. An elderly female aristocrat from Poland asked that he lift the corners of her mouth and cheeks, and the surgeon achieved that by removing an elliptical skin patch around her ears. Six years later in 1907, the first textbook on facial plastic surgery was written by Charles Miller.
Who is a Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
A facelift is a relatively simple cosmetic surgery procedure that can produce dramatic results and a vibrant, youthful-looking face. You may be a good candidate for facelift procedure if:
- You are in good physical and emotional health
- You have noticeable facial lines and wrinkles
- You have a sunken or ‘hollow’ look due to loss of facial tissue over time
- You have jowls or a double chin in your lower face area
- You have excess loose skin and stubborn deposits of fat under the jaws and chin
- You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this treatment
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will reserve your first visit to his office for understanding your needs and goals. The surgeon will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and learn about your medical history before letting you know whether this treatment is for you. Depending on your trouble areas, the surgeon may recommend that you have an alternative procedure such as cheek augmentation or a neck lift. Rhytidectomy is a highly individualized cosmetic treatment. For this reason, Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin emphasizes that each patient ensures they are having this surgery out of their own volition, not because someone else asked this of them.
Types of Facelifts
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal can use any of the following facelift plastic surgery procedures to suit the needs of the patient:
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal bring a personalized approach and attention to detail to the operating table. The surgeon will discuss each of the surgical techniques available and help you choose the best one to suit your aesthetic goals. Schedule a consultation to start planning a facial plastic surgery that will help turn back the hand of time.
Rhytidectomy is considered to be an outpatient surgical procedure that is usually performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will create minimal incisions in well-concealed areas depending on the type of facelift that you are having. Your surgeon will then access the underlying facial tissue, tighten lax muscles, remove excess fat, and remove excess skin in order to achieve a beautiful, youthful, and subtly elevated facial contour. All procedures may include fat grafting and liposuction to redistribute volume where necessary and may include skin treatments such as CO2 laser to improve the vitality and youthful appearance of skin in conjunction.Throughout the surgery, the surgeon focuses on achieving a pleasant outcome while minimizing the risk of visible scarring and other side effects. Once the sculpting is complete, incisions will be closed and the bandages applied to the treatment area. Drains may be inserted in order to help prevent the build-up of fluid. The majority of Dr. Harish Ghildiyal facelift surgery patients in Dehradun are allowed to go home the same day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be scarring?
Scarring is an inevitable consequence of any surgical procedure. However, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal use advanced surgical methods and meticulous workmanship to achieve the desired result while concealing and minimizing scarring. For this reason, his patients do not have to worry about visible scarring. Every face is different. Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin treat each patient as a unique case, with goals to deliver the best facelift Dehradun has to offer.
Surgical vs nonsurgical facelift
Nonsurgical facelifts use non-invasive treatments such as injectable fillers and BOTOX to achieve a rejuvenated youthful appearance – without subjecting patients to the downtime of surgery. However, these treatments only tend to address mild cosmetic concerns and the results are short-lived (typically lasting less than a year). You’ll need to have another treatment in order to keep the new look. If you are looking to address substantial facial cosmetic concerns, or are looking for an outcome that will last for years, surgical rhytidectomy/facelift is the best choice.
When can I see results?
Rhytidectomy – or facelift surgery – is a cosmetic procedure designed to reverse the facial aging process by tightening the facial skin and underlying muscles. This procedure will effectively get rid of jowls, wrinkles, and other imperfections in the face and neck. The results of a facelift are apparent immediately after surgery and will improve as bruising and swelling subside. Many patients say that they look years younger after this treatment. Keep in mind though that facelifts do not put a hold on the aging process. You may need to have a touch-up surgery in the future in order to maintain the new-found rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.