The face and neck lift are two cosmetic surgical procedures that are popular among Australian women.
The objective of this plastic surgery is to create a more rejuvenated look in the patient.
|Procedure:||Improving sagging facial skin, jowls and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, redraping skin. Most often done on men and women over 40.|
|Anesthesia:||Local with sedation, or general.|
|In/Outpatient:||Usually outpatient. Some patients may require short inpatient stay.|
|Side Effects:||Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin; tight feeling, dry skin.|
|Risks:||Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (usually temporary but may be permanent). Infection, bleeding. Poor healing; excessive scarring. Asymmetry or change in hairline.|
|Recovery:||Back to work: 10 to 14 days. More strenuous activity: 2 weeks or more. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Must limit exposure to sun for several months.|
|Duration:||Usually 5 to 10 years.|
This has always been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures but it has decreased since the appearance of botox and other rejuvenation injections.