One of the most noticeable areas of the body that shows signs of aging is the face. Regardless of how in-tune you are with your skin care routine, sagging skin and wrinkles can be hard to hide.
Luckily, there are a few cosmetic procedures that can produce a more youthful complexion and boost confidence. One of the more popular procedures to accomplish this, is the facelift.
In this blog, we will cover everything you need to know about facelifts and if it’s the right pick if you’re considering medical tourism in Thailand.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, known medically as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that gives the patient a more youthful appearance through enhancements to the skin around the face.
The goal of the facelift is to tighten skin on face and accentuate the natural bone structure, which is diminished by sagging skin as we age.
What is it Like to Get a Facelift in Thailand?
During the facelift procedure, skin from both sides of the patient’s face (essentially loose flaps of skin) are pulled back in order to create a natural contour, reinforcing the natural bone structure of the patient’s face.
Incisions are administered and excess skin is removed. Post removal of excess skin, incisions are sutured closed, resulting in a tighter appearance of facial structure.
Types of facelift Incisions
During the procedure, incisionas are made to the face. The area is determined by the surgeon and patient during the consultation. Here are the different types of facelift incisions:
Traditional Facelift Incision: The traditional incision starts at the temples and moves down the outline of the patients’ face. The cut moves from the front of the ears to the back, ending at the lower scalp.
Limited Incision: The limited incision is less of a cut. It starts right at the hairline, reaches the ears but does not include a cut made all the way to the lower scalp.
Neck lift Incision: The neck lift incision starts at the earlobe, and ends at the lower scalp. Neck lift incisions also include cuts made just under the patient’s chin.
Along with a facelift, it’s common for patients to also undergo a neck lift (platysmaplasty). Much like a facelift, neck lifts are done to reduce the fat deposits of sagging skin located around the patient’s neck.
Why Do People Get Rhytidectomy in Thailand?
As stated before, facelifts are done to soften the signs of aging in the face. This includes…
· Loose skin on face and neck
· Sagging cheeks
· A collection of skin around lower jowls
· Sagging of skin between the outer nostrils to the corners of the mouth
What a Facelift WON’T do
Though Facelifts are effective for instantly tightening skin, it won’t fully eliminate fine wrinkles or creases to the face. Facelifts also do not decrease sun damage or correct irregularities in skin appearance. So break out the sunscreen!
Preparing for a Facelift in Bangkok
When it comes to preparing for a facelift, the first thing on your agenda would be to have a consultation with your surgeon.
During the consultation, your doctor will determine if you are an ideal candidate by conducting a complete review of your medical history and giving a facial exam. Your surgeon may also discuss your expectations for the procedure, ruling out what will be done and what won’t be done.
How much does a facelift cost in Thailand
The duration of the facelift surgery varies from patient to patient. It typically takes anywhere from two to four hours. The Average cost for a facelift is around $3,666 (121,000 Baht).
Facelift Recovery and Self-care
Like most other surgeries, facelifts require a window of recovery time. The post facelift recovery time can take up to two months. During that time, the patient will be required to attend follow-up appointments with the surgeon.
It is very common to experience mild to moderate pain, swelling, bruising and numbness.
Be sure to also prepare for drainage that can occur from the incisions. When caring for incisions your surgeon may ask you to elevate your head when resting and use cool packs to help with swelling and pain.
In terms of self-care, avoid using make-up, partaking in aerobic activities, and exposing your skin to the sun for at least two weeks post procedure.
Also remember to follow the instructions of your surgeon when it comes to haircare (shampoo
and conditioning) for incisions made at the hairline.
Final Thoughts on Getting a Facelift in Thailand
Once the healing process is complete, you will finally be able to enjoy the youthful benefits of a facelift with reduced wrinkles and enhanced tightness. This being said, facelifts aren’t permanent.You can expect facelift results to last up to 10 years.
At Azami, we can help you find the best surgeon in Thailand to administer your facelift. Our experienced team is well-connected within the local medical community, with vast knowledge on the process and rates.
We oragnize everything for your trip, from accommodation to transportation. That way, you get to relax and recover in Thailand without any stress due to traveling.
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