Stages of Face Lift Operation
With the passing years, the effect of gravity, harmful rays of the sun, excessive activity of our facial expression muscles, constantly gaining and losing weight, or the daily stress in our lives cause our face to look old. In the course of time, our cheeks and jowls sag, our lips lose their volumes, our cheek lines become deeper and noticeable, our lower eyelids get wrinkled, and fat accumulation occurs in our necks. A face lift (Rhytidectomy) operation could be appropriate for you, if you are uncomfortable with the signs of aging on your face.
There are many varieties of surgeries intended for facial rejuvenation, done in conjunction with face lift, such as brow lift, correction of a saggy or wrinkled eyebrow, and eyelid surgery for eliminating the aged and tired appearance of the eyes. When required, we can add some other procedures such as face lift, rhinoplasty, augmentation of the cheekbones, fat injection into wrinkles, laser treatment, Botox injection, and reshaping the tip of the chin. The aging process gets stopped for a certain period of time after the face lift surgery, but the signs of aging continue to develop after the complete recovery of the face. Of course, the previous appearance does not show up; on the contrary, the aging process slows down and a face subjected to a face lift operation always have a younger appearance compared to a face that has not undergone any face lift operation.
When you regain consciousness after surgery, you find your face wrapped with a bandage that consists of cotton. The day after surgery, the bandage is removed and the wound sites are controlled. If there are drains preventing blood accumulation, they are removed, and then a dressing consisting of elastic bandages is applied. After the first week following the surgery, swelling and bruises in your face decrease, and within the second week, you reach a condition, in which you can feel good enough to go to work with a slight makeup.