ABOUT

Facial rejuvenation aims to rejuvenate your facial features to their previous youthful appearance. It uses a combination of cosmetic procedures

The procedures include

  1. Facelift: This is often the foundation for many facial rejuvenations.
  2. Brow lift, Eyelid surgery and Facial implants: These help in rectifying specific problem areas on the face.
  3. Fat injections, Fillers & neurotoxins (botulinum toxins): These can be used to enhance the volume and to eradicate the wrinkles and folds.
  4. Laser skin resurfacing or other light modalities: These are utilized to improve skin texture and correct age spots or skin blemishes.

Many people who consider a facial rejuvenation also consider hair transplantation .

WHERE IS IT DONE

  • Facelift, Eyelid surgery, Brow lift , Facial implants ,Fillers, neurotoxins (botulinum toxins) and fat injections : Operation Theatre
  • Laser skin resurfacing or other light modalities: Laser procedure room

DURATION

ProcedureDuration
Facelift5-8 hours
Eyelid Surgery2-3 hours
Brow lift3-4 hours
Facial Implants2-3 hours
Fillers1 hour
Botulinum toxins1 hour
Fat Injections2-3 hours
LASER1 hour

ANAESTHESIA

ProcedureAnaesthesia
FaceliftGeneral
Eyelid SurgeryLocal Or General
Brow liftLocal Or General
Facial ImplantsGeneral
FillersNot required
Botulinum toxinsNot required
Fat InjectionsSpinal Or General
LASERNot required

INCISIONS, STITCHES & SCARS

Depending on the type of facelift performed the facelift incisions will vary. Similarly eyelid surgery, brow lift, and facial implant surgery come with their own set of incisions. For a detailed explanation, visit these procedures.

  • The surgeon strategically plans and places the incisions and stitches for the surgery in terms of number, size, material, location and technique aiming to keep the resulting scar minimal, hidden and not easily visible eye. Special tissue handling and suture techniques further minimize scars.

Several small incisions are made within the hair line for the endoscopic brow lift.

The incisions are strategically placed targeting for low visibility within the natural contours in front and behind the ears.

STAY AT CLINIC

ProcedureStay at Clinic
Facelift2 days
Eyelid Surgery2-24 hours
Brow lift24 hours
Facial Implants24-48 hours
FillersNo down time. Can resume office work after the procedure.
Botulinum toxinsNo down time. Can resume office work after the procedure.
Fat Injections1-2 days
LASERNo downtime. Can resume regular office work after the procedure.

HOW IS IT PERFORMED?

Facial rejuvenation is a task wherein the surgeon chooses the required procedures based on your health status and cosmetic goals for the best look possible.

Fat Transfer

This is usually the first procedure performed aiming for volume enhancement. Fat from one’s own body is harvested from fat rich areas, processed and is injected into the target recipient sites using a special cannula.

Facelift

A limited incision or an extensive facelift is performed based on the degree of skin laxity the patient is facing. The skin would be lifted as flaps and trimmed or undermined as needed and approximated again by sutures in a highly skilled manner. A thread lift uses specialized threads to ‘lift’ the sagging, wrinkled areas in the face. These are placed underneath the skin.

Eyelid surgery and brow lift are performed in a similar manner to facelift.

Facial implants can be used in various site such at the chin, at the jaw line, cheek bone area to provide volume enhancement as needed. Implants would be made of special silicone material. They showed a very low rejection rate in studies.

Laser skin resurfacing can be used to stimulate the collagen growth and give volume enhancement to the areas with fine wrinkles, treat blotchy pigmentation, under eye bags and skin damage due to sun exposure.

After the majority work is done by the surgical methods we can make further refinements as follows

  • Wrinkles in the forehead can be treated by using Botulinum Neurotoxin.
  • Fine lines around the mouth, folds extending from the nose to the mouth can be treated by using fillers.
  • Lips can be enhanced by adding volume to them by using fillers.
  • Marionette lines are the deep lines that extend from the corner of the lip to the jaw line. These can be treated by doing a fat transfer.

Rest at Home before resuming office work

ProcedureRest at Home
Facelift2-3 weeks
Eyelid Surgery1-2 weeks
Brow lift10 days
Facial Implants1 week
FillersNo down time. Can resume office work after the procedure.
Botulinum toxinsNo down time. Can resume office work after the procedure.
Fat Injections5-6 days
LASERLASER No downtime. Can resume regular office work after the procedure.

AFTER CARE AND RECOVERY

Swelling of the face can be seen when facelift, Laser surgery and fat grafting are performed, however this should resolve in 7-10 days and you will be able to appreciate the results.

You should be able to appreciate the results of neurotoxin and filler injections within a few days. If there is any associated pain, it should subside.

FOLLOW UP VISITS

ProcedureFollow Up Visits
Facelift1 week after the surgery
Eyelid Surgery1 week after the surgery
Brow lift1 week after the surgery
Facial Implants1 week after the surgery
FillersFollow up after 1 -2 weeks. Maintenance doses at every 1 to 1 and half year
Botulinum toxinsMaintenance doses for every 4-6 months.
Fat Injections1 week after the procedure.
LASER4-6 sittings with a gap of 3-4 weeks between each.

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

It is important to note that it is impossible to reverse natural ageing process and the pull of gravity totally. Still, however, one can appreciate long lasting results with facial rejuvenation.

Filler and Neurotoxin injections: these complement other treatments and are useful in maintaining your youthful appearance when repeated periodically.

Fat Grafting: The results are permanent but the grafted cells will age as you age, naturally.

Laser Skin Resurfacing: yields permanent results.

Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon

Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for follow-up evaluation at prescribed times and whenever you notice any changes in the treatment areas. Do not hesitate to contact the surgeon when you have any questions or concerns.

ASSOCIATED COSTS

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LIMITATIONS & RISKS

Significant complications from facial rejuvenation, fortunately, are infrequent. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during the consultation. Every year thousands of people undergo this procedure and are glad with the results.

Every surgery has some risks associated with it. Some potential ones include

  • Allergies
  • Adverse response to the specific med
  • Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
  • Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Changes in sensation
  • Scarring
  • Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures

Other risks specific to rejuvenation include

  • Reabsorption of fat grafts
  • Possible skin breakdown
  • Return of wrinkles and folds over time may require subsequent treatments

You can minimize certain risks by following the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.

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