Facelift or Rhytidectomy

Facelift Surgery in Delhi, India

Loss of youthful face contours can occur due to variety of factors such as loss of facial fat due to aging, gravity, disease, smoking, sun damage, genetics and stress. 

Eliminate the visible signs of ageing on the face and neck with a facelift surgery in India, clinically known as rhytidectomy. Facelift surgery can help to reverse the harmful effects of stress, sun damage, aging, and exposure to certain harmful chemicals. Facelift surgery can be an excellent investment, to achieve a youthful and fresher appearance for many years to come.


When to consider Facelift ?

Face lift can help to improve visible signs of ageing in the face and neck, such as:

  • Facial fat has diminished.
  • Sagging facial skin.
  • Loose hanging fat in the neck causing double chin to occur.
  • Visible jowls and droopy cheeks.
  • Prominent nasolabial folds

Ideal candidate for Facelift
It is necessary for the ideal candidate to be in good overall health and to be emotionally prepared to undergo a facelift surgery in Delhi. Here are some of the factors that would make one an ideal candidate for facelift surgery:

  • Wants to improve their appearance and boost their self-confidence. 
  • A good candidate will have skin that is able to retain some of its natural flexibility and suppleness.
  • Having facial wrinkles and other telltale signs of aging.
  • Suffering from loose skin of the face or neck.
  • Non-smokers.
  • Candidates with a positive outlook and realistic expectations.
  • Individuals who have a well-defined underlying bone structure to provide support to satisfying results. 
  • Must be in a good state of health and must not be suffering from any type of healing disorder.

Facelift surgery isn’t just for women, but men can also choose face lift and achieve a youthful and rejuvenated look by erasing their signs of ageing. Both men and women can enjoy with the outstanding results offered by facelift surgery.


Risks associated with facelift surgery?
Like any other surgery, a facelift surgery in Delhi, India, also poses certain risks. Here are the main risks to be aware of: 

  • Infection. 
  • Bleeding.
  • Poor wound healing and skin loss.
  • Skin irregularities and discolouration.
  • Numbness or changes in skin sensation.
  • Facial nerve injury.
  • Persistent pain.
  • Prolonged swelling.
  • Scarring.
  • Accumulation of fluids.
  • Unsatisfactory results and there may be a necessity to perform an additional surgery to improve the results.
  • Deep vein thrombosis.

To avoid these complications one should always go to a trained expert for a procedure they are considering.


The initial consultation before Facelift

  • The surgeon will have a thorough conversation to understand the patient’s expectations and a  thorough examination will follow. 
  • The surgeon will also check whether the facelift is a suitable procedure, by conducting a physical test and on the basis of health history, lab tests, skin type and patient’s desirable goals. 
  • One should stop smoking, alcohol intake and avoid blood thinning medications and other supplements for a few weeks before the surgery.

Types of Facelift

To get an effective facelift surgery in India, it is most important to determine the type of facelift required. Facelift refers to a number of procedures that are designed to correct and address the middle, upper and lower third area of the face. The treatment options include:


1. Traditional facelift
It addresses deep creases below the eyes, excess fat, lines around the mouth, sagging cheeks, skin under the jowls and jowls. It targets a large area and incision runs around the temple, around the ear, and down to the neck, and disappears into the hairline at the back. If there is extensive jowling and laxity there can be a bunching up of skin through this technique. In those cases only a traditional facelift will suffice.

2. Short scar facelift
The incision starts from the temple, and goes to the front of the ears and turns around the earlobes.  Small incisions if required are additionally made to access different areas if desired. This is an ideal technique to be used in case of mild to moderate sagging and loose skin. The short scar facelift has the advantage of a short recovery time as well. Since the incision and operation is shortened there is less swelling and bruising and recovery can be shortened to several days rather than a week or longer. The short scar face lift works well for individuals with moderate laxity in the neck and jowl.

3. Neck lift
This lift addresses the lower part of the face i.e. loose neck skin, sagging jowls, and fat accumulation under the chin. The incisions of neck lift start from the front part of the ear lobe and wrap behind the chin. An incision under the chin is also required to access the loose muscle of the neck.


Facelift surgery is an individualized procedure that varies from patient to patient. The facelift surgery cost in India is much cheaper than one might think. The surgery includes the following steps:

  • Intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia is administered. A variety of procedures can also be performed with facelift to enhance the outcome, such as resurfacing techniques to improve skin texture and tone, fillers to reduce wrinkles, and fat transfer or implants to improve face contours. 
  • The markings are made and depending upon the changes required, the type of face lift surgery is performed.
  • Majority of the facelift surgeries are performed on the lower face, and it also targets the forehead and mid-face in the same surgery. 
  • Incision is placed in the hidden part of the face, along the hairline and ear and it goes back to the hairline.
  • Fat may be redistributed, sculpted from the jowls, face and neck area and the underlying tissues are repositioned. Muscles and deeper facial layers are lifted and tightened. The skin is redraped and excess skin is trimmed away.
  • Incisions are also made under the chin to improve an ageing neck.
  • Skin adhesives and sutures are used to close the incisions. They are removed after a few days.
  • After proper healing, the incision line from a face lift are well concealed within the hairline.

The scarring properties depend on a lot of factors, such as poor technique, increased tension, genetics, sun exposure and infection. It is always advised to choose an experienced board certified plastic surgeon to ensure safety, minimal scarring and success of the surgery.

Pay a visit to SB Aesthetics to achieve the best outcomes from the surgery or to find out how much a facelift surgery cost in Delhi.

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