RHYTIDECTOMY: Toronto Cosmetic Forehead Lift Surgery
Aging of the face is inevitable. As the years go by, the skin begins to loosen on the face and neck. Crow’s feet appear at the corners of the eyes. Fine forehead lines become creases and gradually, deeper folds. The jaw line softens into jowls, and beneath the chin, another chin or vertical folds appear at the front of the neck. Heredity, personal habits, the pull of gravity, and sun exposure contribute to the aging of the face. As the aging population grows, it is obvious why rhytidectomy (Cosmetic Forehead Lift Surgery) has become the third most desired facial plastic surgical procedure.
If you ever wondered how a rhytidectomy, or Cosmetic Forehead Lift Surgery, as it is commonly called, could improve your looks or self-confidence, you need to know how a face lift is performed and what you can expect from this procedure.
Successful facial plastic surgery is a result of good rapport between patient and surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise, develops in the consulting stages before surgery is performed. You cosmetic surgeon can answer specific questions about your specific needs.
Is Cosmetic Forehead Surgery For You
As with all cosmetic facial surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites.
Understanding the limitations of cosmetic Forehead lift Surgery is crucial and psychological stability is vital.
There is no ideal look in a Forehead Lift. Rather, the goal is to improve the overall facial appearance. Skin type, ethnic background, degree of skin elasticity, individual healing, basic bone structure, as well as a realistic attitude are factors that will be discussed with your doctor prior to surgery.
This procedure is sometimes performed on patients in their thirties, and successful surgery has been performed on patients in their eighties. A face lift cannot stop aging, nor can it turn back the clock. What it will do is help your face look its best and give you a beautiful, healthier, more youthful appearance.
Most times, this surgery will boost your self esteem and leave you feeling more youthful.
Before deciding on whether cosmetic Forehead Lift Surgery is for you, you will discuss with your facial plastic surgeon whether the overall effect will be more successful if additional changes are made in the chin and neck areas through other facial surgery.
Many patients decide to have facial liposuction to remove excess fatty deposits in conjunction with a Forehead Lift. If several flaws need correction, more than one procedure may be necessary for the best overall result.
Understanding How Cosmetic Brow Lift Surgery Works
The cosmetic surgeon begins the incision in the area of the temple hair, just above and in front of the ear, and then continues around the lobe, circling the ear before returning to the point of origin in the scalp.
The skin is raised outward before the surgeon re positions and tightens the underlying muscle and connective tissue. Some fat may be removed, as well as excess skin. For men, the incision is aligned to accommodate the natural beard lines. In all cases, the incision is placed where it will fall in a natural crease of the skin for camouflage.
After trimming the excess skin, the surgeon closes the incisions with fine sutures and/or metal clips.
Depending on the extent of the surgery, the process can take from two to four hours. When the procedure is performed with a combination of mild sedatives, local anesthesia, and a mild intravenous anesthesia, the patient will experience little discomfort.
Following the surgery, the surgeon will apply a dressing to protect the entire area where the incisions have been made.
What to Expect at a Consultation
At La Fontaine Source De Jeunesse Cosmetic Surgery Centre we pride ourselves in offering you only the best, highly experienced and dedicated doctors in the industry. We understand that a good rapport, trust and comfort with your doctor who will be doing your procedure is of paramount importance.
During the preliminary consultation, our cosmetic surgeon will examine the structure of your face, skin texture, color and elasticity.
Photographs will be taken so the surgeon can study your face. Individual requirements will also be examined.
The doctor will ask specific questions to establish your level of health, especially those related to medical situations such as high blood pressure, a tendency to scar, smoking, and any deficiency in blood clotting.
The surgeon will take a thorough medical history, as well as assess the patient’s mental and emotional attitudes toward the surgery.
Because a realistic attitude is crucial to the success of the surgery, the surgical procedure and realistic expectations will be discussed.
After the decision to proceed with a cosmetic forehead lift surgery is made jointly by you and your surgeon, the surgeon will describe the technique indicated, the type of anesthesia, any additional surgery, the pros and cons, possible complications, and costs of the procedure.
What to Expect After Your Surgery:
Even though most patients experience very little pain after surgery, the surgeon will still prescribe medication.
Some degree of swelling and bruising is unavoidable, and your surgeon may instruct you to use cold compresses to keep swelling to a minimum.
If a dressing has been applied, it will be removed within one to two days. The surgeon will also instruct you to keep your head elevated when lying down, to avoid as much activity as possible, and to report any undue discomfort.
In some cases, a drainage tube may have been inserted during surgery. This will be removed on the first or second day after surgery.
All sutures and staples are usually removed within five to ten days following surgery.
Surgeons generally recommend that patients avoid vigorous activity. Patient should prearrange for post¬ surgery support from family and friends.
Recovery usually takes two to three weeks, through many patients go back to work in two weeks.
Scars are usually not noticeable after enough time has passed for them to mature. In any case, they are easily disguised in natural skin creases, by the hair, or, in persistent cases, by makeup until total healing has occurred.
Bear in mind that the aging process continues after surgery and that some relaxation of tissues will occur over the first few weeks.
Facial plastic surgery makes it possible to correct many facial flaws and signs of premature aging that can undermine self¬ confidence. By changing how you look, cosmetic surgery can help change how you feel about yourself.