Facelift - circular facelift
Round face lifting involves the removal of sagging skin and redistribution of skin covering. Separate techniques also involve working on the muscle layer. As a result, it is possible to achieve a complex and long-term rejuvenating effect. Successfully performed facelift allows:
- removing deep skin folds;
- smoothing skin;
- restoring a clear shape of facial contour;
- restoring the aesthetic angle between the neck and chin;
- making your face 10-12 years younger.
- A round facelift can be combined with other corrective procedures: Neck and Chin area Liposuction, Blepharoplasty, etc.
Who is recommended for a circular facelift?
This method of plasty is usually recommended to patients over 40 years of age. This is because at a younger age it is possible to use non-surgical rejuvenation procedures successfully. Face-lift surgery also allows you to eliminate pronounced aesthetic defects, literally wiping out the traces of aging. The procedure is carried out in the following cases:
- in the presence of pronounced nasolabial folds;
- omission of the corners of the eyes and eyelids tissues;
- unclear chin contours:
- sagging of soft tissues of cheeks and neck;
- drooping oval face:
- pronounced age wrinkles;
- skin laxity.
Contraindications to facelifting
- Breastfeeding and Fertility.
- Oncological diseases.
- Blood coagulation disorders.
- Arterial hypertension.
- Severe mental illness.
- Acute diseases, etc.
The doctor determines a suitable method of lifting after the examination. The preferred option depends on the condition of the facial soft tissues, the age of the patient and his wishes regarding the result of the surgery. Depending on the depth of surgery interference, two main types of procedure may be distinguished.
This is a classic technique that involves exposure only to the skin. Thus, the muscular layer (aponeurosis) is not affected. Round facelift reduces to excision of excess skin and soft tissues lifting. This technique is relatively simple. However, given that the deep structure of the skin remains in its former state, it cannot always provide the desired aesthetic effect with pronounced age changes.
This procedure involves lifting of the aponeurotic (deep) muscle layer. Due to this SMAS-lifting allows you to achieve a pronounced face rejuvenation. This surgery is rather complicated and requires a longer rehabilitation. However, its great advantage is the ability to eliminate even very pronounced age-related changes, while retaining the natural appearance of the face. After the procedure, the shape of the lips and eyes remains the same; the effect of the sphinx-like mask does not appear.
Preparing for facelift surgery
Before a round-lifting plasty, it is necessary to make an appointment for you to see a doctor. The doctor will perform the examination and clarify your wishes for the result. Before the plastic surgery, you also need to undergo a full medical examination to eliminate possible contraindications.
A few days before the expected date of the surgery, the patient do all the necessary tests and discuss in detail with the doctor the surgery course and the desired result.
- Blood: general analysis and biochemistry;
- Fluorography, ECG;
In addition to consulting a doctor, a patient must also visit an anesthesiologist to determine the type of anesthesia (general anesthesia or local anesthesia).
How to prepare for round-lifting plasty. General rules
Completely give up smoking: nicotine significantly reduces the regeneration of tissues and increases the rehabilitation period.
It is necessary to drink a lot of water.
Refuse cosmetic procedures, decorative cosmetics, sunburn (both under the sun and in a solarium).
It is forbidden to use any medications without consulting a doctor. A special ban on medications that reduce blood coagulation (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.).
How is the surgery performed
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and requires 2-3 days of hospitalization. This is necessary to reduce the risk of general surgical complications. During the facelift procedure, the doctor performs an incision in the area of hair growth, which runs from the temple along the front ear contour to its lobe. After healing, scars after cosmetic sutures will be almost invisible. Then the doctor redistributes the skin, removing its excess, if necessary fixes the deep muscle layers in the desired position. During one surgery, simultaneously with lifting the tissues, excess fat in the cheek area can be removed and the angle between the neck and chin can be corrected. At the final stage, sutures and a bandage are applied. The total duration of plastic surgery is usually from two to four hours.
Post-Surgery Rehabilitation and Results
In the first days after a facelift, numbness and soreness in the area of surgical intervention may be present. As the tissue heals, these sensations completely disappear. Within two weeks postoperative edema subsides, hematomas disappear. If non-absorbable threads are used during the operation, the sutures are removed 7-10 days after lifting. To avoid complications, within 4 weeks after the procedure it is necessary to:
- limit your UV exposure from sunlight (do not sunbathe on the beach and in the solarium);
- avoid strenuous activity; do not use sauna and bath.
The effect of round facial plasty can be estimated only after edema subsiding and tissue healing. After a month, the surgery results get well noticeable: the face acquires a clear contour and a rejuvenated appearance. The lifting effect is long-term. It usually lasts about 8-12 years.