Facelift surgery in Pakistan is gaining popularity at a very large scale as the facelift is one of the main cosmetic surgery options we have to restore a youthful appearance when the lower face and neck have begun their inevitable descent. If you are interested in this cosmetic procedure, you should understand that there is no such thing as a perfect or ideal facelift, and that facelift procedures are constantly changing.
The actual concept of facial rejuvenation has evolved to encompass the concept of remodelling, not just pulling skin tauter. Facial shaping by removing, repositioning, or adding soft tissue, rather than by tightening the skin and muscles alone, is considered the key to achieving optimal results in facial rejuvenation. Some women will have only one face-lift in their lifetime. Others may have another surgery later when the tissues have relaxed again and possibly several more over time. There is no limit on how many facelifts you can have, and it is not uncommon to have more than one in a lifetime.
Facelift techniques In Pakistan
Facelift surgery can be performed under twilight or general anaesthesia. Traditional facelift incisions generally start above the hairline at the temples and continue along a line in front of the ear or just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear, behind the earlobe, and often stop there. In some cases, the incisions extend back into above and behind the scalp as well. Another small incision may be made under the chin to address the neck. Your plastic surgeon will separate the skin from the underlying fat and muscle. The underlying muscle fascia is tightened along with the platysma muscle in the neck, and excess fat is removed. After the deep tissues are tightened, the excess skin is pulled up and back and then trimmed. The incisions are closed with stitches, and if you have incisions that extend into the scalp, they may be closed with staples. Most people can return home right after the surgery or stay in the hospital or a recovery center as desired.
The superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS) lift is considered the most commonly performed facelift technique in Pakistan. In addition to the skin flap face-lift and SMAS technique, there has been a proliferation of new techniques and variations on older methods. Each of these methods has its fans, but no single formula is right for everyone; the surgical plan must be customized for each individual. In some cases the glands located in the neck underneath the chin may be very prominent and need to be removed or repositioned during a face-lift. The traditional face-lift requires a continual incision that starts two to three inches above the ear in the temple, then down in front of the ear for two to three inches around and into the crease behind the ear with an extension into the hair behind the ear.
The modified techniques may cut the scar down to three or four inches in total, usually reducing the scar that extends behind the ear. A modified facelift, also referred to as a “minimal” or “mini”-facelift or “short scar” facelift, may be best for younger women who do not require much correction. It is less invasive, which translates to reduced swelling, scarring, bruising, and risk. The final result replaces anatomic structures where they once resided without changing your appearance significantly.
Smaller scars and even a few days less healing time can make a difference between being able to have a face-lift in the narrow window of time you can set aside and having to delay a lift for a future date. Modified or limited incision lifts have the advantage of a shorter recovery. In general, you will have a better and more natural result at a younger age when the signs of aging are just beginning to appear but are not full blown. The end result is a refreshed appearance.
Methods and technologies for facelifts continue to evolve. These are the most commonly used today: