What can you expect from facelift surgery?

23 November 2018

Female face black & whiteA facelift procedure is a very popular cosmetic procedure that I perform on many women and men during my working visits to Dubai. When we reach a certain age, commonly within our forties, signs of aging can become more and more noticeable on our face. Signs of this facial aging include wrinkles, fine lines, loss of volume, droopy skin, creases and jowls - all unwanted changes that most of us would rather do without.

For those who desire a refreshed and more youthful appearance, facelift surgery is likely to be the key. A facelift that is customised to each unique patient will mean natural-looking results that will have a dramatically positive effect on your facial appearance.

As with any cosmetic surgery, there are both benefits and risks involved, so I’d like to cover both aspects so that patients have a good idea as to what they can expect before opting to undergo a facelift.

Benefits of a facelift

The physical signs of aging can be an extremely difficult aspect for men and women to conceal. Creases, jowls, winkles and sagging skin can’t be simply covered and hidden away with make-up. Many patients that approach me with a facelift surgery enquiry tell me that they are extremely young and vibrant within themselves, but their appearance unfortunately does not reflect this.

Facelift surgery can address these physical signs of aging and improve the facial aesthetics by producing a smoother, more youthful contour to the face.

Patients who choose to undergo facelift surgery can expect the results to last as many as 15 years or more. The surgery will not magically stop your face and skin from aging, but it will turn-back-time and help restore confidence in your overall appearance.

Risks of a facelift

All cosmetic surgery procedures carry an element of risk, but to minimise these risks the first thing you must do is ensure you choose a qualified and reputable cosmetic surgeon who has a wealth of experience in facelift surgery. The top priority of any surgeon must be the safety of the patient, so be sure that your surgeon is well placed to do everything possible to ensure a safe procedure with the best possible outcome.

If this advice is followed, then the risk of developing serious complications during or after your facelift surgery will remain very low.

Some potential risks that could be encountered during a facelift include:

  • Infection to the wound
  • Negative reaction to anaesthesia
  • Bleeding from the wound or haematoma
  • Temporary hair loss at or near incision sites
  • Skin loss behind the ear (very rare and typically effects heavy smokers)
  • Numbness or tingling around incision areas
  • Skin discolouration

If you’re in good health but find that signs of facial aging are bothering you, then you may benefit greatly from facelift surgery. To learn more about the benefits and risks of a facelift, or to find out more about the other cosmetic surgery procedures that I offer, please don’t hesitate to contact me today by completing the simple online contact form.

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