If you are considering a face lift in Phuket you may have some questions that you would like answered. In this article we will try to cover some of the more common questions that you may have.
A face lift is a surgical procedure where incisions are made in the hairline and along the edge of the ear. The skin is carefully lifted away from the muscle and fatty tissue before the surgeon begins tightening the facial muscles and trimming away excess fatty tissue. The skin is then pulled tight and the excess skin is trimmed away. Neat sutures are made to seal the incisions. Their placement in the hairline is done to minimise any visible scarring.
A patient will usually be required to stay overnight in hospital for one night after the face lift in Phuket. There after they can return to their homes or hired accommodation to convalesce further.
There will be some pain, but this can easily be controlled with analgesics. The symptoms should fade within the first two weeks after the surgery.
After a face lift in Phuket you can expect to wait a week or two before you are able to return to work. Within a period of four to six weeks you should be able to resume normal activities.
Any surgery has inherent risks and patients may expect to experience pain, bleeding, swelling, bruising, infection, slow wound healing, scarring and numbness in the face. Sometimes this numbness can last for up to three months, but in the case of damage to the facial nerves, the numbness may be permanent.
Any type of incision will leave a mark. The severity of the scar depends on certain factors. The placement of the scar is very important, as a scar under tension will heal less effectively than one that is not. Dependent on your skin type, skin tone, age, weight, lifestyle, diet and genetic predisposition, scars can either heal well and fade to an almost imperceptible white line or you may experience keloid scarring. Keloid scarring is a thickening and darkening of the scar that does not fade over time. Unfortunately, there is not test to be able to tell if you will develop keloid scars after surgery. Proper wound care may avert scars when you undergo a face lift in Phuket.
A face lift in Phuket is going to cost you considerably less than if you have the same procedure done elsewhere. The costs will vary according to the procedure being undertaken and according to the surgeon you use and the facility in question. You will be able to find out this information when you seek out your surgical consultation with your chosen plastic surgeon.