Facelift Surgery in Pune

Facelift surgery is a cosmetic treatment performed for raising and tightening the facial skin to eliminate any excessive, loose and wrinkly parts. Technically known as ‘Rhytidectomy,’ it primarily aims at rectifying signs of ageing by tightening and relocating the stretched and droopy facial muscles and removing excess fat deposits.

This surgery targets the neck, chin, cheeks and temporal regions and during the operation, a flap of skin from either side of the face is stretched backwards. The tissues below the skin are surgically altered to recreate the contour of a youthful face. A neck lift (Platysmaplasty) may also be performed as part of this surgery to reduce fat deposits and sagging skin around the neck.

Facelift Procedure:

It is an outpatient surgery which takes no more than two to three hours. Rhytidectomy usually requires general anaesthesia.

Before making any incisions, an injection of a local anaesthetic and adrenaline solution is induced beneath the skin surface. Then, a precise incision is made starting from the temple region behind the hairline, curving downwards to the top and front of the ear till the earlobe, turning upwards from the groove behind the ear and finally extend horizontally inwards along the hairline at the back of the head.

The skin surface is detached from the underlying skin tissues and is gently lifted upwards. The lower superficial facial and neck muscles are tightened to firm the jawline, cheek and midface. Any excess fat forming double chin on the neck is removed by liposuction.

Once the desired contour is achieved, the skin is stretched to trim out the excess edges and connect back to the face with sutures. A drain may be placed from under the skin for a day to drain any excess blood and fluids out and the entire face is bandaged.

After the Surgery:

You may feel a sensation of tightness or numbness due to slight nerve damage which eventually grows back. Having a drain under the skin flaps for 24 hours reduces the severity of bruising.

Full recovery can take several weeks, but that’s a small price to pay for looking years younger than before, and this can be a significant boost to your confidence.

A facelift requires articulate skills as it is a delicate cosmetic surgery and our surgeons at Deccan Clinic are specialised in providing the most effective facelift surgery in Pune and around the city. Our plastic surgeons will guide you through the procedure and help you choose the best options to make sure you have the best rhytidectomy in Pune.