Face Cosmetic Surgery

Our facial expressions let us interact & communicate with other people more effectively. Since our appearance has an impact on how others perceive us, hence many people try to always put their best face forward.

Some people wish to improve certain aspects about their face, while others, who are born with facial abnormalities such as a cleft lip, a birthmark/other birth defects & desire correction. The effects of aging, sun damage, or even previous facial trauma start showing on our face. Fortunately, most of these conditions can be corrected through face procedures performed by a qualified surgeon.

Facelift is of different types depend upon the need of the client and the downtime the client can afford from his or her work. We will describe different techniques according to the minimal downtime and with fastest recovery first, followed by more aggressive techniques.

Thread Facelift

Thread facelift is one in which thread is surgically used to lift the sagging features of the face. There are various qualities of threads available in the market with but all thread don’t give a very good lift. The only threads that seem to lift to certain extent are silhouette soft, Aptos thread and spring threads. Cost- these threads are expensive and minimum 3 are required to give a good result.

Advantage– fast recovery and practically no downtime. It’s done under local anesthesia Drawbacks- last only for two years and in some patients for few months and sometimes fillers and neuropeptides need to be used along with threads to give maximum results. Cost sometimes is equal to a surgical facelift, but minimal downtime and fast recovery makes it a choice procedure among patients, but the lift is not as great as a surgical facelift. This procedure in actual is a non-surgical facelift. Side effects- these are minimal but there are chances of foreign body reaction in which case the thread needs to be removed and things settle down well

Mini Facelift

This lift is a tradeoff between non-surgical facelift and surgical facelift to avoid long recovery period and minimize downtime required to go underground from social life. It can be done both under local or general anesthesia and depends upon pain threshold of the client. The client can return home the same day. Drawback- longevity of this procedure is only couple of years.

Cost- it cost half the complete face lift.On an average 1,80000 INR to 200,000 INR depending upon aesthetic requirements of a particular patients e.g. combination with nanofat transfer.

Recovery time– it takes a week to recover. Side effects-bruising may take 2-3 weeks to clear if it happens though it can be camouflaged with makeup.

MAC Facelift

This lift has an advantage of being less aggressive, but longevity is comparable with classic facelift and recovery time is also faster than classic facelift. Ideal for 40-50s age group and gives natural results.

Cost- it costs on an average 2,50000 INR and one day overnight stay is required and it is done under general anesthesia. Side effects- sometimes in patients with extremely thin skin, placated SMAS layer may be visible but then it settles in a months’ time.

Endoscopic Facelift or Ponytail Facelift– this Facelift is usually for clients with a high social life like celebrities, politicians and media person where the incision is placed in hairline and through endoscope SMAS is tightened up just like in MAC lift, but extra skin wrinkles up in front of the ear that settles down in couple of week. this Facelift is again suitable for 30s to 40s age group and recovery is within a week.

Cost- it costs around 300,000 INR on an average. Side effects- sometimes extra skin forms a crease in front of the ear but that looks like a natural skin crease present in quite a few people naturally.

Classic facelift– it involves tightening of SMAS with excision of extra skin and gives long lasting results. This procedure gives the maximum lift to the face but takes 3 weeks to recover as it’s involves more aggressive dissection than any of the other techniques and is recommended for older age groups where sagging is a lot and neck needs to addressed too. It can easily take off 20 years off the face and gives highly satisfactory results and clients can easily compare their after-surgery pictures with their 20 year old pictures from the past. Longevity of this procedure is 7-10 years and it is performed under general anesthesia. Cost- 3,50000 to 400,000 depending upon combination with other procedures like eyelid lift, brow lift and lip lift which is also required to enhance overall facial aesthetics. Side effects- it may take a month to recover from this procedure, but it is one of the most rewarding and flattering procedure that improves overall aesthetics of the face. It takes 5 hours to do complete face and neck on an average and is always performed safely under general anesthesia.