Many people wonder about what a cosmetic rejuvenating surgery of the face really is.
Is it painful? What is the procedure? What is the recovery time after such a surgery?
The plastic cosmetic surgery of the face, or Face Lift, has the scientific name of “Rhytidectomy”.
The face lift (rhytidectomy) is a plastic cosmetic facial surgery that rejuvenates your face and neck, as well as enhancing your whole facial appearance.
The ``Optimum mobility`` facelift technique
Dr. Fanous has published a facelift approach that he has taught in major conferences. It is also known as mini-Dissection.
This technique uses absorbable threads and the least possible surgery in order to achieve a rejuvenating result, with limited swelling.
The facelift incisions are placed in front and behind the ear along the hairline.
Not only the skin but also the facial muscles are stretched and pulled with these threads that disappear two months later, once the result is stabilized.
All sutures are absorbable.
In some cases, a small liposuction is performed under the chin to correct a double chin (a pocket of fat) through a short incision.
The forehead lift 0.0.3
Dr. Fanous taught this forehead lift technique in major scientific conferences.
Only three tiny 1cm incisions are placed behind the hairline.
Importantly, the muscles are pulled, but are not cut, in order to reduce the possibility of asymmetric or very weakened expressions following surgery.
Then, the eyebrows are raised just a little using a very tiny screw in the scalp.
The three small scars are completely hidden in the hair.
The forehead lift?
Wrinkles of the upper eyelids are sometimes caused by droopy eyebrows rather than by a surplus of skin.
In addition, low eyebrows cause a tired and sad expression.
So, ideally, droopy eyebrows are lifted with a ‘forehead lift’, at the same time as the ‘facelift’ surgery.
We favor a forehead lift approach with mini-incisions called “forehead lift 0.0.3”.
An unattractive facial contour can become the center of attraction and can mask the softness of other more attractive facial features.
This is where the plastic and cosmetic face surgery, or face lift, comes into play:
A face lift is used to change the face in the most subtle and discreet way possible.
A properly operated face should be unobtrusive. It should not attract attention.
It is important that the face does not seem too pulled after surgery.
The most important goal of the plastic cosmetic facial surgery, for our surgeon Dr. Fanous, after the safety of his patients, is the natural appearance of the face lift once completed.
A properly operated face should also bring softness to the facial expression.
Considering the importance of the face because of its paramount position, the success of such an operation is crucial.
It is essential that the face lift takes into account the global facial harmony.
This is why a small correction of the face may very often make a huge difference, even though the change is discreet.
Alterations and corrections must all remain natural.
Friends or family members who have had the same surgery by him refer many of the patients who consult Dr. Fanous for a ‘face lift’.
Seeing the result on a person we know is one of the ways to assess the skills of a surgeon.
Your plastic cosmetic facial surgery ‘face lift’ will take place without general anesthesia.
Only local anesthesia and sedation will be used.
The plastic cosmetic face surgery ‘face lift’ is usually completed within three to four hours.
The procedure day?
Patients can return home one to two hours following the intervention.
They must leave the clinic with a relative or a friend.
A service can be arranged so that you can be lodged and looked after for the first night if you come from outside of Montreal.
A telephone service is accessible for our Quebec patients, as well as for our patients form different parts of Canada and the USA, to answer any of their questions during the recovery period.
The main restriction that must be met after your plastic cosmetic facial surgery ‘face lift’ is to avoid vigorous physical activity and training for the next month.
The recovery time?
Recovery time is approximately two to three weeks following a face lift.
The dressing is removed seven days after this plastic cosmetic facial surgery.
Patients often feel comfortable returning to work two to three weeks following their face lift.
For most of our patients having undergone a cosmetic ‘face lift’, bruises are not very obvious by the postoperative visit two or three weeks after their face lift surgery.
The risks of facelift?
As in other surgeries, there are certain possible but uncommon complications that may be associated with the plastic cosmetic facial surgery ‘face lift’, such as infection, hypertrophic scars, decreased sensitivity or decreased animation, irregularities, lack of symmetry, bleeding, allergic reactions, etc.
In Montreal, our surgeon Dr. Fanous commonly operates patients from all over Quebec.
Besides, many patients from all over Canada, the USA and the rest of the world, consult him.
Additional information for housing or nursing services is available at our office in Montreal during your first visit.
An experience without concern …is our goal!
If you want to know how much the price of a plastic cosmetic “facelift” surgery is, and how much it costs, contact us by phone at 514-935-5033 or by email to get an approximate fees margin.
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