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Things to Take Note: Surgical or Non-Surgical Facelift

September 26, 2019

 

Surgical & Non-Surgical Facelift

 

Facelift treatment is one of the many cosmetic procedures available in Singapore. The goal is to lift and rejuvenate the skin to restore the youthfulness of the patient.

 

Before there was Botox and other non-surgical treatments, there was surgical facelift which offers dramatic, long-lasting results.

 

Many people are now opting for “non-surgical facelifts” which requires little to no downtime. Non-surgical facelifts use a combination of skin tightening and rejuvenating to lift and support.

 

 

While the results of getting a facelift seem to be worth the experience, most people tend to neglect the requirements and recommendations post-surgery.

 

We have compiled a list of useful information for those who are interested to go for a facelift, as well as the options for non-surgical treatments.

 

 

 

What Should You Expect for Surgical Facelift?

 

The surgery will remove excess skin on the face while tightening the muscles. It will improve mid-facial sagging, reduce deep creases under the eyes, and increase definition to the jawline. As a result, the patient will look more youthful.

 

Patients who undergo facelift surgery should expect mild to moderate pain. Results are also not going to be permanent and aging will ultimately still affect the skin’s appearance. How long the results will last will depend on different factors such as the patient’s age, skin condition, and facelift technique.

 

While results can last up to 15 years, the surgical technique and level of invasiveness will determine how long it ultimately lasts. Less invasive techniques typically offer results that will last from two to six years.

 

What Should You Do Post-Surgery?

 

Since there’s mild to moderate pain after surgery, expect to experience the following:

 

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Drainage from the incisions

 

The symptoms are usually mild or harmless, but if the pain is getting more severe, you should contact your doctor immediately. Contact your doctor if you experience the following:

 

  • Shortness of breath
  • Arrhythmia
  • Chest pain
  • Pain on one side of the neck/face within 24 hours of a facelift
  • Scarring
  • Infection

 

After surgery, your entire head will be bandaged to apply even pressure to your neck, face, and head to alleviate the swelling and bruising. As a result, you’ll feel tightness and numbness around the neck and on the face.

 

Once you feel the skin starting to loosen, that means the swelling is going down. The skin will begin to stabilise, and numbness may persist for several months.

 

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

 

Following the facelift surgery, the patient should pay close attention to the doctor’s recommendations. Most of these recommendations encourage the patient to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These include:

 

  • Avoid cigarettes. Use of tobacco and nicotine can accelerate the ageing process and affect blood flow, increasing the risk of complications post-procedure.
  • Limit alcohol intake. Drinking alcohol can also increase the risk of complications through dehydration.
  • Avoid the sun. Protect your skin from the sun to slow the signs of ageing.
  • Maintain a healthy diet. Significant weight changes (loss or gain) can affect the results of the procedure.
  • Exercise regularly. Eating a well-balanced diet combined with regular exercise should help you maintain a healthy weight.

 

 

 

 

An Alternative to Facelift: Non-surgical Facelift in Singapore

 

If you do not wish to undergo surgeries, try these non-surgical alternatives:

 

These treatments can improve sagging skin, wrinkles, rejuvenate, and tighten skin. They are all available at Healthsprings.

 

Depending on your condition and budget, our doctor will recommend something for you. Book a non-surgical facelift now in Singapore.

 

For more information regarding skin tightening treatments or procedures, check out our women’s health clinic in Singapore. Contact Healthsprings Medical Associates at 9728 7793 and Healthsprings Laser & Aesthetic Clinic at 9728 2861.

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