Rhytidectomy (Face Lift)
Is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful appearance. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin with or without the tightening of underlying tissues and the red raping of the skin on the patients face and the neck usually done local anesthetic or through general anesthesia if preferred by patient.
Preparation before surgery?
Patient will undergo medical history check up, blood work up and needs to have a medical clearance. Patient need to tell any allergies, accidents, trauma or any concerns regarding his health before the surgery started.
How long is the procedure?
The operation will take about 2 and ½ hours.
What to expect after the surgery?
Tightness all over the face is considered normal especially if the stitches are still present at the incision site while healing.
Bruising and Swelling is at its peak after the day of the surgery until the 4th day then gradually goes down until the 10th day.
Surgical Drainage is present at the back of the ear until the 3rd day.
Do's and Don’ts after surgery
- Do stay at home during healing period or approximately 12 days after the stitches are removed.
- Do stay away and avoid dusty area.
- Do sleep in a 45 degree angle as much as you can to avoid putting pressures on both sides of the face.
- Don’t touch the incision site.
- Don’t get it wet for 2 weeks.
- Don’t eat fishy and stinky food during healing process.
- Don’t put pressures on both sides of the face.