What Is Facial Plastic Surgery?
Nothing can interrupt the process of aging. The face and neck are among the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. But for those who have money and motivation, plastic surgery can reverse at least some of the marks left by time. Many people are willing to pay a high price for a more youthful appearance. Plastic surgery in the country has increased in geometric progression. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the average number of plastic surgeries is 800,000 a year.
In this article, we’ll see how plastic surgeons are promising youth in the form of surgery facial. Let’s learn how the procedure is performed, how drastic the results can be and what are the risks involved. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at how the skin of our face ages.
When Is The Best Time For Surgery?
As we age, the skin goes through many changes. Cells divide more slowly. The dermis or deeper layer of skin becomes thinner. It is composed of several different types of tissues, including elastin and collagen. Elastin gives the skin elasticity and collagen keeps it steady. Over time, both proteins start to decrease, causing the skin to become loose. Instead of returning to the place when it is stretched, the skin falls. Furthermore, the composition of the muscle and tissue below the skin is modified to form wrinkles.
A facelift cannot permanently erase the signs of age and cannot fix every problem, like flaccid eyelids, eyebrows or skin discoloration, but it can definitely take care of sagging skin and that improves skin tone and elasticity. To correct the other problems, a patient would need to undergo other procedures such as plastic surgery of eyes, eyebrows, or chemical peel.
Who are the best candidates for facial plastic surgery?
These are people with wrinkles and sagging skin of the face and neck, but whose skins still have some elasticity. The procedure works best in people in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but can still work in patients above 80 years.
It is recommended only for people with normal weight and good health. People with other problems such as blood clotting problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure and those who tend to form large scars, should consult their doctors before deciding to go for the surgery.
Since each face has a specific shape and contour, the results from the surgery will be slightly different in each patient. Before surgery, the physician evaluates the consistency of the patient’s skin and explains how it works. Smokers are advised to stop smoking at least a week or two prior to surgery and continue without cigarettes for a few weeks, as the smoke inhibits the flow of blood to the skin and may interfere with healing. They should also avoid aspirin and other drugs that can increase bleeding.
A facelift can be done either at a doctor’s chamber or in a hospital. Most patients receive local anesthesia combined with a sedative so they are awake but unable to feel what is happening. Some doctors use general anesthesia, which makes the patient sleep.