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As you age, your skin may wrinkle, droop, sag, or even seem less youthful. For that reason, facelifts are popular among patients who seek to reduce sagging skin, tighten muscles, and restore volume and promote beautiful-looking skin. Patients might even appear 10-15 years younger after having their facelift done at MirSkin. Dr. Mir’s facial rejuvenation focuses on lifting the SMAS to restore bone structure and contours of the face and neck. Dr. Mir specializes in techniques including mini-facelift, and SMAS Facelift.

What Is A Facelift?

A (SMAS) facelift, sometimes referred to as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that tightens the skin and underlying tissues to enhance the look of the face.

The apparent indications of aging, such as drooping skin, wrinkles, and deep creases, are often treated with facelifts. Additionally, the method may be used to lessen the visibility of scars, an uneven skin tone, or other imperfections.

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How Does A Facelift Work?

A facelift is an extremely sophisticated procedure, but it is often customized for each individual patient. As a result of the fact that every patient has unique skin issues, the treatment may be tailored to meet the requirements of each individual patient. Facelifts are one of the few cosmetic procedures that may really turn back the clock and reverse the symptoms of age on the skin.

What Are The Benefits Of A Facelift?

A facelift does a lot more than its name suggests. This treatment truly focuses on sagging skin around the neck, jawline, and cheeks using a variety of procedures. Some of the benefits of a facelift include:

  • Lifting the cheeks
  • Reducing the look of severe wrinkles and lines
  • Reducing the look of creases
  • Reducing the nasolabial wrinkles
  • Decreasing jowls
  • Adding volume where it has been diminished with age
  • Tightening neck skin
  • Adding definition to the jawlines
  • Among many others…

What To Expect During The Recovery Process Following A Facelift?

After a facelift most patients can experience some slight discomfort from the tightening of the skin which will go away after a few days. Swelling, skin discolouration, and stiffness are typical during the first one to two weeks of recuperation following a facelift. Within two weeks, the majority of individuals resume their social and professional life. Patients are advised by Dr. Mir to refrain from intense activity and exercise for a full month for the best recovery possible.

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Who Qualifies For A Facelift?

Candidates for a facelift often include men and women who desire to appear younger yet have evident indications of aging on their face and neck. The following individuals may benefit from a facelift:

  • Patients who have varying degrees of facial and neck aging and laxity
  • Patients who are younger and have a large amount of extra neck skin and/or fat
  • Patients with severe sagging of the face and neck
  • Patients who have undergone considerable weight loss and are left with sagging skin
  • Patients who are looking to tighten and lift the skin

Additional health requirements include:

  • Patients should be generally healthy and have no severe medical history
  • Patients should refrain from smoking tobacco if they do so already

That being said, Dr. Mir will assess your general health to determine if surgery is right for you during your one-on-one consultation at our clinic. From there we can help you customize your facelift to suit your needs.

What To Expect During A Facelift?

Generally, small skin incisions are made by Dr. Mir during a facelift, usually in the creases behind the ears and along the hairline. The extra skin is then cut away once the skin has been raised and tightened. To provide a smoother, younger-looking appearance, the leftover skin is relocated and gently stitched into place.

To obtain a more thorough facelift, facelifts may be paired with additional cosmetic operations like brow lifts or eyelid surgery at our clinic for the absolute best results.

When Can You See Facelift Results?

Immediate effects are seen right after the surgery, but patients begin reaping the full rewards of their rejuvenated and young look approximately two to four months later. Dr. Mir does advise patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes wholesome eating, exercise, liberal use of sunscreen, and alcohol in moderation in order to optimize the lifespan of facelift surgery results.

How Long Will The Facelift Results Last For?

The outcomes may vary depending on the strength of the tissue that lies under the skin, but normally the results last between 5-10 years. The length of time that the benefits of a facelift are evident will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of your specific facelift procedure, how well you care for your face after the procedure, and how quickly your skin ages.

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