The aging process is inevitable. Many women want to be beautiful even though they are growing in age. A lot of effort can be done. Ranging from routine facial treatments to surgical or plastic surgery. If routine facial treatment takes a short amount of time and extra patience, unlike surgery or plastic surgery. Surgical actions tend to require a shorter time, and the results obtained are even more dramatic. Where a person’s skin can be much smoother and look younger.
One surgical procedure or plastic surgery that aims to make a younger face is a face-lift. Face-lift (ritidectomy) is an action to overcome problems related to facial skin elasticity which is generally caused by a person’s aging process. Face-lift measures include tightening the skin around the face and neck area. Face-lift also performs fat reduction measures and removes excess skin parts to re-tighten your skin so that it can enhance its appearance to look younger. Then what kind of facial conditions require face-lift action? For those of you who have deep grooves or creases, from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth. You who have excess skin with slack in the jaw area. The presence of wrinkles or deep grooves on the cheeks and the cheek tops. Face-lift action is usually able to overcome these facial skin problems. But it cannot be denied that the elasticity of the skin and muscles will change with the onset of the aging process. Some areas on the face usually appear to have clearly experienced an aging process including eyebrows, upper and lower layers of the eyelids and the area around the mouth. There are several variations of face-lift actions that you can do to improve the appearance, including a minimal access face-lift, where the surgical incision is made at the border of the ear and cheek without continuing behind the ear. The technique is indicated on the face and neck that are not too loose. Healing is faster and the resulting wound is smaller. In addition there is also a face-lift below which is usually done with the neck-lift.
After that, there is also a forehead-lift. This surgical incision is made above the hair border. Another technique for this specific procedure is endoscopy, where surgery is performed through a minimal incision using special equipment. Lastly there is a suture / thread-lift action. Operational candidates are those in their 40s with unrealistic skin slack. This procedure is performed by inserting a thread through a very small incision on the temple. The thread is used to lift facial skin. The procedure takes about an hour. However, this technique does not produce a significant tightening effect if the candidate is not right. The procedure effect does not last long (only 2-3 years).
Side effects include facial swelling (usually 3 weeks) and infection. The face-lift plastic surgery process starts from the initial consultation and inspection. On this occasion it was discussed what the complaint was and what the patient expected from doing a face-lift. At this stage, several things were carried out, including examining the texture and elasticity of the skin and the number of wrinkles and fat folds. Because of the individual factors, not everyone will get the same results from the actions taken.
The doctor will choose the right surgical technique for the patient to produce the best surgical results. After conducting the consultation and preliminary examination, the next step is the face photography documentation session. Taking patient images is taken from several positions. After documenting facial photography, the doctor will provide a brief explanation of the face-lift process and ensure a history of the patient’s drug allergy. Then the surgical procedure will begin immediately. The first thing to do is anesthesia. The anesthesia performed for face-lift surgery is local anesthesia or anesthesia with numbness in certain parts. Local anesthesia is usually performed for types of surgery that are classified as small and light.
Face-lift itself has several types of incisions. But in general, the incisions are incisions that are hidden in the hairy area in both temples. Then walk to the front of the ear and circle the lower edge of the ear to then rise behind the ear to then rise behind the ear, turning backward in the hair area. This incision does not give a clear trace, and sometimes additional incisions are needed under the hidden chin. Although minimal risk, patients should be aware of some negative effects that might occur after doing a face-lift, including the emergence of hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin that must be removed immediately), infection and reaction to anesthesia.
After doing a face-lift action, of course patients expect good results. Face-lift can produce smooth-looking facial skin. But in order to get ‘perfect’ results, patients have to do some healing process gradually and have to wait a few weeks to see the best end result. After surgery, you can return home on the same day or one day after that. Your face will be bandaged on the side and under the chin. You will be asked to return for control 2-3 days after surgery. After that, you are allowed to bathe and wash your hair. Surgical wounds will be treated with ointment, and this you can do at home. Stitches will open after 7-10 days postoperatively. There is no specific prohibition regarding the type of food. Recovery time needed before you can restart activity ranges from 1-3 weeks depending on the technique and extension of surgery performed. The final results of the operation can be seen after 2-3 months. And surgical wounds will also fade 3-6 months after surgery.