What is a facelift?
A cosmetic facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tackles the problems encountered in aging skin; namely, sagging and wrinkly skin. There are essentially a variety of different facelift techniques – each with its pros and cons; from a micro current non-invasive “facelift” to rhytidectomy, conventionally known as a facelift. To navigate your way through the ins and outs of these two distinct procedures - a face lift guide is what you’ll need.
Non-invasive facelift versus Invasive facelift
|Non-invasive Microcurrent facelift||Rhytidectomy|
|How it is done: In a single procedure, tiny micro-current electrical impulses are applied to your skin with the aid of the soft tips of cotton wands. All 32 facial muscles are manipulated with a professional’s swift, precise movements all done in the span of one hour.||How it is done: There are multiple surgery techniques to a rhytidectomy. Usually, it involves theremoval of excess facial skin with or without tightening the underlying skin. In the early 70s and 80s, rhytidectomy gave off a look of tight, unnatural skin. With recent times, more sophisticated techniques avoid stretching the skin as well as prevention of scarring.|
|Pros: *Improves Muscle and Facial tone*Further enables products to penetrate to the epidermis and dermis.*Smoothens and tightens skin*Rejuvenates aging skin*Reduces signs of aging*Exfoliates skin*Little to no pain is involved in the process. No need for recovery and down-time.||Pros:*Dramatic results; provides the most powerful, effective and lasting technique for the removal of excess skin. Drooping skin on the jaw, face or neck, be gone!|
|Cons:*Not recommended for the pregnant as well as those who are prone to seizures. Also not recommended for people who wear braces.||Cons: *Risk for scarring*Risk for skin necrosis*Risk for Hematomia; usually occurring within the first 24 hours after procedure.*Down-time involved; recovery may take up to two weeks at least.|
Is a facelift for you?
Caring for one’s skin is not exclusive for only the hormonal young, with the onset of aging comes its fair share of problems as well. Wrinkles and sagging skin can be tackled with a facelift, as well as other alternate means such as staying out of the sun, eating healthily as well as applying various cosmetic skin-care products. However, there is another alternative that you may or may not have heard of; the secret to flawless skin via Laser Skin rejuvenation.
That said, a non-invasive facelift or the kind which involves pain is certainly for you if all other options have been so far, unsatisfactory. With any cosmetic surgery procedure, putting your body and potential for aesthetic beauty in the hands of a professional is of the utmost importance. In recent times, Korean Plastic Surgery has the most number of plastic surgery procedures done in a year. It comes as no surprise then, that many in Asia and further aboard have flocked to South Korea for its best practices in plastic surgery.