By Puja Gupta
June 9, 2021 (IANSlife) After a certain age, our skin starts to sag around cheeks, chin, or neck area. Getting a face-lift could help tighten skin and eliminate harsh lines giving you an overall more youthful appearance. Face-lifts can be scary, especially if they look unnatural or too obvious.
Choosing to undergo a particular type of procedure is no small commitment, and there are many things to consider before making a decision.
Dr. Geeta Grewal, Cosmetic Surgeon and Wellness Expert, 9Muses Wellness Clinic, Gurugram tells IANSlife: “Face-lifts are ideal for addressing signs of ageing, tightening excess skin, lifting the corners of your mouth, and removing deep creases. As you age, bone density decreases, leaving you thinning facial bones. Skin begins to droop on your face, leaving you with an aged appearance. Components of your skin like collagen and elastin also start to diminish, face-lifts work by reshaping the bottom half of the face and lifting the skin.”
Before you consider a face-lift, you should make sure you're doing it for the right reasons. A face-lift will not make you look like a different person, but rather it should give you a more rejuvenated and renewed appearance. Being happy with the results of your face-lift begins with having realistic expectations around the procedure. However, one should start taking good care of the skin in their early ages so that one doesn’t have to go under the knife.
What types of procedures are available and what should you expect? Dr Grewal answers:
Aftercare and recovery
During surgeries, discomfort, bruising, and painful swelling following the procedure can be mitigated through the medication prescribed by the cosmetologist. The recovery time is also high. In minimal invasive post care involves moisturizer and sunscreen, informs the expert.
“These are the two important ingredients. The post recovery time is also minimum to nil. It has been seen that 90 per cent patients don’t need antibiotics or painkillers, few patients might need these medications. Post care plan is shared with patients. These are quick effective procedures with no downtime or no need to take off from work.”
What are some potential side effects and risks?
Dr Grewal says: “A face-lift is a surgical procedure, and with it, there may come some issues. Cosmetologists are skilled in delivering optimal results with the face-lift procedure and will do everything to lessen the risk for side effects, which generally happens if it’s done by an inexperienced doctor.”
Though complications are infrequent, some risks of face-lift surgery can include:
Patients whose symptoms become severe or persistent beyond a few days should seek immediate medical attention.
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