Facelift Treatment Abroad – Malaysia
What is a facelift?
Facelift surgery , clinically known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure used to tighten wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck caused by aging or weight loss. The results go beyond what can be expected from common injections like Botox and Juvederm. Many different types of facelifts exist, including cheek lifts and mini-lifts.. The surgery varies in range from minimally invasive ‘lunchtime lifts’ to more extensive, sophisticated surgery. A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues and muscle and redrapes skin on the face and neck. Additional procedures that may be necessary to achieve the best results include: necklift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), liposuction, autologous fat injection, removal of buccal (cheek) fat pad, forehead lift, browlift, chemical or laser peel, and malar (cheek), submalar or chin implants. A facelift is a surgical procedure
When to decide that you need a Facelift?
- If you feel that your face does not reflect your youthful spirit and energy level
- If you determine that your facial sagging and excess skin is a social or career obstacle
- If you show signs of facial aging but still have some skin elasticity
- One day you look in the mirror and realize that time, gravity, sun exposure and heredity have taken a toll and you simply do not look like yourself any more
On what basis do plastic surgeons decide you are a good candidate for a facelift?
- Skin elasticity
- Strong bone structure
- Realistic expectations
- Good overall health
- Loose skin on the face or neck
What to expect from a facelift
A facelift can correct deep cheek folds, jowls and loose skin on the face and neck. Most patients who undergo rhytidectomy are between the ages of 40 and 70 years old. However, people older than 70 can benefit from the surgery, as well. But age and sex is not a critical factor only the points that is mentioned priorly.
What to not expect
a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.
A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery. such as a chemical peel or microdermabrasion.
Your goals and facial characteristics will define the approach to procedure
Traditional facelifts and its variations can be performed using several different surgical tools and incision patterns. Each technique has its own advantages and disadvantages, which a doctor can explain during the initial consultation. So for now you really no need to worry much about the very much technical details that will not benefit your decision making. As each person is unique in their own facial characteristics and plastic surgeons try their best to provide the most aesthetic result based on each case.
Preparing for facelift surgery
These points need to be addressed with your surgeon prior to your facelift operation:
- The type of facelift
- The type of anesthesia
- The location of the incisions
- How the doctor will close the incisions
- Which procedures, if any, should be combined with the facelift
- The approximate recovery time
You should also get ready for surgery by mentally preparing for the downtime and making arrangements for transportation and after-care. We usually recommend to take one to two weeks off from work. The doctor or the administrative team can also explain financing options.
Facelift procedure steps
Your surgeon performs the incision starting in the hair or hairline above and in front of the ear (the temporal region). Next it continues under the earlobe and follows the back of the ear and blends into the hairline. The skin is gently lifted as the surgeon repositions 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 incisions are placed where they will fall in a natural crease of the skin for camouflage.
Facelift is very satisfying to most patients. It achieves a youthful appearance which lasts approximately 10 years. The surgery is performed in an outpatient setting. Once the dressings are removed after approximately 3-5 days, the patient can resume social activities using makeup to cover bruising and hair over the ears to hide the sutures.
– However these are some instructions most plastic surgeons advice for speed recovery:
- Use cold compresses to keep swelling to a minimum.
- To wait on exercise and heavy lifting until 3 weeks after surgery. Otherwise not limit to normal activities.
- To drive after 4 days if they are off pain meds. Before this, some mild neck stiffness may make driving safely more difficult since you may not turn your head as far to look for cars.
- Do not take any medications (unless OKed by your surgeon) that might increase bleeding tendencies: Every surgeon who does a lot of facelifts will have a list of medications and supplements that are known to increase bleeding tendencies.
- Take a natural supplement named “Arnica” — which is safe and is known for it’s anti-bruising properties.
- Steps to control blood pressure: Ensuring normal blood pressure will reduce swelling and bruising.
Preconditions and risks – face lift surgery
We minimize risks and complications of facelift surgery by selecting patients carefully and always having the most skilled surgeons, physicians and nurses carry out procedures. However, despite the highest standards, complications can occur. They are rare, and most patients will not have complications, but if you have concerns about possible complications, please discuss these with your doctor.
You are at increased risk of complications if you have diabetes, poor circulation, heart, lung or liver disease, smoke, have a family history of blood clots, take certain medications, etc. You must disclose all these conditions to the surgeon before booking your face lift surgery.
The less common complications of face lift surgery includes:
- Bruising and swelling – usually settles after 1-2 weeks, but sometimes can take up to a month or more.
- Wounds may take longer to heal, there may be some bleeding and infection may require treatment with antibiotics.
- A chest infection may develop after general anesthetic.
- In extremely rare cases, a blood clot may develop, which could be risky if it moves to the heart, brain or lungs.
- A sore throat may develop after breathing through the breathing tube used during anesthesia.
- In few cases, surgical scars can develop that are pink, raised and irregularly shaped. These flatten and disappear over time after face lift surgery.
Reviews & Advices from Surgeons on Facelift
Why many prefer Facelift overseas?
This is one of the first hand experience from a medical traveller for face lifting.
Recommended stay – facelift surgery
The recommended stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for face lift surgery is 7 days.
Facelift Before and After (in one month period)
Facelift Cost in Malaysia
(Note: this is an indicative price it can be subjected to minor changes)
Travel insurance cost
Standard travel insurance won’t cover you if you are travelling abroad to have medical treatment.
We’ve provided an indicative cost based on 7.5% of the cost of treatment – this includes travel insurance and medical complications insurance, which covers you if anything goes wrong with your treatment.
Starts from 300 GBP (450 USD)
The actual cost of insurance can vary significantly depending on individual circumstances
I AM INTERESTED! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
If you are considering a face lift we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation and/or treatment at Makeovervacations office. During this visit we will listen to your concerns and discuss your options. After careful analysis, we will tell you whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure and inform you of the alternatives and potential risks of the procedure.
You are most welcomed to ask us directly