Face Lifting

Most people begin to develop noticeable signs of aging, including forehead wrinkles, sagging eyebrows, drooping eyelids, and decreasing distance between double eyelids around the age of 30 to 40. These changes are due to the continuous aging of facial skin, muscles, fascia, and bone membrane. If you want to improve these signs of aging, you can rely on facelift surgery. The principle of facelift surgery is to adjust the atrophic and weak facial skin tissue and remove excess skin in order to restore the tightness and elasticity of the skin, visually rejuvenating the face by 10 to 15 years.


1. Forehead lift, also known as “brow lift surgery”: (suitable for ages 35-55, can last for about 10 years)
-The main principle of the surgery is to lift the sagging forehead upwards, remove the excess skin within the hairline. This surgical method not only tightens the skin of the forehead and improves forehead wrinkles, but also raises the position of the eyebrows. It can improve the sagging of the eyelids caused by aging. Most people often think that they should have double eyelid surgery to improve sagging upper eyelids. In fact, the correct approach should be a forehead lift, so that the problem can be solved. If only simple double eyelid surgery is done to remove the sagging upper eyelids, although it will improve droopy eyelids, it will cause the eyebrows to lower, making them closer to the eyes, and the facial expression will look more fierce. Many elderly patients are dissatisfied with the results after undergoing double eyelid surgery. It is usually not because the doctor’s surgical technique is poor, but because they should not have undergone double eyelid surgery in the first place, and should have instead done a forehead lift. A standard forehead lift not only tightens the skin on the forehead, but also removes the frowning muscles between the eyebrows and the wrinkling muscles near the root of the nose, so as to permanently eliminate the dynamic wrinkles between the eyebrows and the nose. Therefore, apart from improving the tightness of the forehead skin, the main purpose of forehead lift surgery is to rejuvenate the area around the eyes

2. Midface and Lower face lift: (Suitable age: between 35 and 60 years old, can be maintained for about 10 years)
-The midface and lower face lift surgery can mainly treat nasolabial folds caused by sagging of the apple muscle, and puppet lines caused by sagging cheeks, commonly known as “turkey neck”, and can also improve the chin line. The surgical method starts the incision from the hairline inside the temple, extends downwards to the front of the ear, passes through the earlobe, and then around to the back of the ear, delicately detaching to the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). After tightening, the surface skin will naturally be pulled upward. After removing the excess skin, there will be no sensation of wearing a mask at all, and the wound in front of the ear will fade over time, so there is little need to worry about the wound issue.
Midface lift is more complicated than forehead lift surgery because of the complex blood vessels and nerves in the midface and neck. The surgical process needs to be extremely careful, and the surgery time is longer, usually taking more than three hours. It may be necessary to place a drainage tube behind the ear postoperatively for about 2 to 5 days, depending on the amount of drainage. Facial swelling may last for 2 to 3 weeks. *If tissue glue (requires additional payment) is used in combination, it can avoid the placement of a drainage tube and reduce bruising and swelling, shortening the recovery time.

3. Full face lift: forehead lift + mid-face lift surgery, completed in one procedure, it can be imagined that such a surgery is definitely more complex than a single surgery, the surgery time is longer, and the recovery period after surgery is longer. However, relatively speaking, the higher the cost, the greater the results. A full face lift can improve the relaxation and aging from the entire face to the neck at once. If you have enough time to rest, a full face lift is also a good choice!

Because a full face lift involves both forehead lift and mid-face lift, the complications and postoperative care are similar for both procedures. In any case, following the doctor’s instructions and resting well after the surgery is the key to ensuring the smooth progress of the surgery!

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