Face Lift


A face lift, technically known as a rhytidectomy (literally, surgical removal of wrinkles), is a procedure used in plastic surgery to give a more youthful appearance. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without the tightening of underlying tissues, and the redraping the skin on the patient's face and neck. This technic was first used in the seventies. In 2004, the face lift was the fifth most popular cosmetic surgery performed after liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

In the traditional face lift, an incision is made in front of the ear extending up into the hairline. The incision curves around the bottom of the ear and then behind it, usually ending near the hairline on the back of the neck.

After the skin incision is made, the skin is separated from the deeper tissues with a scalpel or scissors (also called undermining) over the cheeks, chin and neck. At this point, the deeper tissues (SMAS - fascial suspension system of the face) can be tightened with stitches, with or without removing some of the excess deeper tissues.

The skin is then pulled upwards and backwards and the amount of excess skin to be removed is determined by feel. The excess skin is then removed and the skin incisions are closed with sutures and staples.

Face lifts work best in women with thin skin and good bone structure. They are best for eliminating loose skin folds in the neck and wrinkles in the cheeks. The areas not well corrected by a face lift incude the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. A face lift leaves long scars. However, the portion of the scars in front of the ear are usually inconspicuous. The scar behind the ear is hidden from casual view. Hair loss in the portions of the incision within the hair-bearing scalp can occasionally occur. In men, the sideburns can be pulled backwards and upwards, resulting in an unnatural appearance. In women, one of the telltale signs of having had a face lift is an earlobe which is pulled downwards and/or distorted. If too much skin is removed (as was common many years ago), the face can assume a pulled-back, "windswept" appearance.

Face lifts are commonly combined with eye surgery (blepharoplasty) and skin resurfacing (chemical peels or lasers). They are typically performed under general anesthesia or deep twilight sleep.

The most common complication is bleeding which usually requires a return to the operating room. Less common (but graver) complications include damage to the facial nerve and necrosis of the skin flaps.

Contraindications to face lift surgery include severe concomitant medical problems. While not absolute contraindication, the risk of postoperative complications in increased in cigarette smokers and patients with hypertension and diabetes. Patients should abstain from taking aspirin or other blood thinners before surgery.




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Breast Surgery
Breast enlargement 2,600 USD
Breast reduction 4,500 USD (1d)
Breast uplift 4,000 USD (1d)

Abdomen (tummy tuck)
Abdominal lipectomy ( Abdominoplasty or Tummy tuck surgery ) 4,000 USD (3d)

Hair Transplant
Less than 1,000 Grafts 2,500 USD (opd)

Vagina
Posterior repair 3,000 USD (1d)
colon cut vaginoplasty 7,000 USD (4d)
Reduction labioplasty 1,500 USD (opd)

Eyelid Surgery
Double eyelid fold 1,200 USD (opd)
Upper blepharoplasty 1,200 USD (opd)
Lower blepharoplasty 1,200 USD (opd)

Ear
Protuding ear 2,500 USD (opd)

Mandible (Jaw surgery)
Angle resection 3,000 USD (1 night stay in hospital)
Botox injection for making jaw muscle smile on both side 650 USD

Nose (opd)
Augmented Rhinoplasty S shaving 1,200 USD (opd)
Augmented Rhinoplasty C shaving  shaving 2,500 USD (opd)
Alaplasty 1,200 USD (opd)
Hump correction 2,500 USD (opd)
Rhino shaving or reconstruction 2,500 USD (opd)

Face
Face lift surgery (cheek bone area lift, cheek area lift, chin lift and neck lift) 4,000 USD (1d)
Brow lift 3,500 USD
Mid face lift (2 nights stay) 3,500 USD (opd)
Neck lift 2,500 USD (Outpatient)

Chin
Augmented chin 2,500 USD (opd)
Sliding chin (Bone Sliding of jaw) 3,000 USD (1d)

Liposuction
First point 1,600 USD(opd)
Next point 500 USD(opd)

Sex Reassignment Surgery
Scrotal Skin Graft Vaginoplasty 6,500 USD (4D)
Colon cut Vaginoplasty 8,500 USD (4D)
Buttock or Hip Enlargement 4,000 USD
Sigmoid colon cut Vaginoplasty 7,000 USD(4 days stay in hospital)

Cheek
Cheek dimple 1,500 USD (opd)
Cheek bone implant 3,000 USD (opd)
Cheek bone reduction 3,500 USD (1 night stay in hospital)

Adam's Apple
Reshaving 1,500 USD (opd)

Lip and Rhinoplasty
Hair (or cleft) lip surgery 2,500 USD (opd)
Palate repair 2,500 USD (1d)
Thining lip 1,500 USD (opd)
Rhinoplasty c implant and nasal bone shaving 2,500 USD (opd)

Wrinkle Correction
Botox : Crow's feet, fore head and gabella line at the one bottle 650 USD
Restylene injection 650 USD/syryrnge
Perlane injection 650 USD/syryrnge



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