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What Is Facelift Surgery? A Brief Introduction.

Beauty And The Cut
What Is Facelift Surgery? A Brief Introduction.

A face-lift or a Rhytidectomy is a surgical cosmetic operation to give the face a youthful appearance. Skin sagging can be reduced by the technique. Additionally, it can aid in reducing skin wrinkles along the jawline and cheeks.

A flap of skin is pulled back from each side of one's face during a face-lift. Excessive skin is removed, and the underlying tissues in the skin are modified. The face is given a much more youthful shape as a result. Harmful effects of sun exposure, including such as fine lines and wrinkles, that cannot be repaired by a facelift. 

Facelift surgery in Faridabad is an operation performed by Dr. Kiranmayi Atla at the The Beauty and The Cut Clinic, to make the skin look more youthful. People may feel old when they look in the mirror when in reality it is not the case. This surgery helps them regain confidence.

Who are ideal candidates for a facelift?

  • The most potent treatment for facial rejuvenation procedures—facelift surgery—should be considered if one looks in the mirror and feels older than they actually are.
  • Visible indicators of aging start to appear in one's forties or fifties; they appear earlier among smokers or people who have substantial weight fluctuations. Facial muscles sag as one age, the skin on the face thins considerably, and it loses its elasticity. The facial bones contribute to a smaller appearance in addition to the decrease in facial volume caused by fat resorption.
  • All facial tissues sag downward due to gravity, which creates wrinkles, grooves, bulges, as well as a deepening of the existing creases.
  • On the face, they appear as marionette lines, pronounced tear troughs, deep nasolabial folds, and malar bags.
  • In the neck, the tissue sags,and develops noticeable vertical bands. There could be an accumulation of extra fat in the neck, creating a double chin. The midface, lower jaw, and neck aging alterations are best treated with facelift surgery. 


  • Hematoma: The most typical problem following a facelift is a hematoma, or collection of blood under the skin. Pressure and swelling are symptoms of a hematoma. After surgery, it often forms within 24 hours. 
  • Scars: These scars are unavoidable. The hairline and the ear's and face's natural shapes usually conceal them, though. Raised scars from incisions are extremely rare. 
  • Injury to nerves: Nerve damage is quite rare. This impact could be short-lived or long-lasting. It can take many months to a year to recover from a momentary loss of sensation or the inability to move a facial muscle. It could cause an unequal face expression or look. 
  • Loss of hair and skin: Near the incision sites, patients can suffer from permanent or temporary hair loss. Surgery to implant skin that contains hair follicles can treat permanent hair loss. Rarely, the blood flow to facial tissues might be cut off during a face-lift. Skin loss may happen from this. 

Note: There is a chance of hemorrhage or infection with a facelift, just like with any other major operation. The possibility of an anesthetic reaction is also a possibility. The risk of problems can also rise as a result of particular medical disorders or lifestyle choices.


Traditional facelifts require general anesthesia, although less invasive variations can be performed under local anesthetic with sedation. The severity of surgery is determined by the degree of facial corrections that are required. In terms of how intrusive they are and the outcomes they produce, many facelift techniques differ. 

  • Classic face lift: The incision starts in the hair just above the ear in the temporal region, travels along the side lock, along the hairline, and from the front to the rear of the ear before entering the scalp to a varying degree. The extra tissue is removed before the skin membrane and muscle flaps are lifted in separate layers and redraped on the face. To prevent any displacement of the anatomical features and prevent undesirable scars, the tension is corrected and they are sewn back into position.
  • Necklift: The typical facelift incision beyond the ear might be used to access the neck and improvise on its lateral portion. A secondary incision underneath the chin is required to ad-lib the excess skin and muscle groups near to the centerline in the front of the neck. 
  • Mini Facelift: often known as the "short scar facelift," is less invasive than a standard facelift and makes use of shorter incisions. In order to strengthen the skin and eliminate extra tissue and enhance the look of the chubby cheeks and neck, minor incisions are created inside the hairline in front and around the ears.
  • Endoscopic facelift: Bigger punctures are required for a greater view and handling during a traditional facelift because tissues are immediately viewed before being cut or handled. Endoscopic procedures give a comprehensive picture of underlying tissues and do away with the necessity for longer cuts, boosting safety and results.
  • MACS-Lift: The Minimal Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) approach lifts the face by suspending the facial tissues to the temporal area of the scalp using two powerful vertical purse-string stitches in the anti-gravitational orientation. Short rhytidectomy incisions with little dissection are used during the procedure. The neck and bottom portion of the face are lifted vertically via MACS-lift. 
  • Lipo Injection: It is an additional operation done in conjunction with a lift although it is not a replacement for one. To fill in the fine crevices and add dimension to the face, particularly around the tear troughs, fat is injected. 
  • Fluid or liquid facelift: The volume of shrunken faces is restored with this non-surgical facelift technique by injecting fillers.

After the procedure-

  • Mild to moderate discomfort
  • Drainage coming from the wounds
  • Swelling 
  • Bruising 
  • Numbness


Patients who have had facelift surgery endure pain and discomfort at the surgical site during recuperation, but this is easily treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. The majority of the edema, facial bruising, and numbness they experience go away in 2–3 weeks. Stitch removal is completed after 7 days, and 2 weeks later, patients can resume light activity and return to work.

One can get an expert consultation at The Beauty And The Cut Clinic, the best cosmetic surgery clinic in Faridabad by the leading plastic surgeon Dr. Kiranmayi Atla. She is inspired by her passion for enhancing patients' confidence and her appreciation for a healthy life. 

To know more about this procedure make a visit now at the clinic.

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