Dr. Bradford Patt
How Cosmetic Surgery Can Change Your Life
How does a facelift work? Each aesthetic surgeon adopts a technique of his or her own and adapts it to each case to obtain the best results. Choosing the right rhinoplasty treatment is almost as important as choosing the right surgeon. There are, however, some common principles:
The incisions are made in different places of the face according to the type of lift carried out. The incisions circumvent the natural shape of the ears, which means they are largely hidden by the person’s hair. This makes any visible scars easily concealable.
The detachment is made under the skin and its extent is according to each case.
Muscular action at the lowest levels can be different depending on the type of facelift. For the cervicofacial, it is a "restraint in tension of the muscles", one that is extremely precise and dosed to correct the collapse. This tiny task allows people to keep their normal facial expressions intact.
A front-temporal facelift is a "weakening of the muscles" that aims to weaken the muscles in order to treat the wrinkles for which they are responsible.
Redrawing is the action of giving direction and tension to the skin when repositioning it in order to achieve the most natural result possible. The procedure lasts 2 to 3 hours depending on the facelift and the excess skin to be treated.
As with any surgery, there are risks of complications and undesirable effects of plastic surgery houston. Cosmetic surgeons will inform the patient of all the risks and side effects in even the most unlikely of events. This “enlightened consent" form includes all the information a person should know about getting a facelift. For the best information, people should turn to reliable medical literature that mentions the following complications (in addition to those related to anesthesia):
A hematoma requiring rapid evacuation.
Localized skin necrosis, responsible for delayed healing.
Infection is exceptional when the procedure is performed under normal aseptic conditions.
Nervous lesions, in particular the facial nerves, are capable of causing paresis or even facial paralysis, but such complications disappear most often within a few months.
Abnormal, hypertrophic or even keloid scars, of unpredictable appearance and evolution, can compromise the aesthetic appearance of the person and may require specific local treatments.
In total, people should not overestimate these types of risks, but simply realize that surgical intervention, even apparently simple ones, tend to involve a small amount of risk.