Facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery intended for eliminating deformations and sagging that occur due to aging.The main cause of sagging in the face that appears with aging is the aging-induced loss of tissue over the facial bones, particularly the jaw bone, and the resultant condition in which the skin becomes baggy on the facial bones. Smoking as well as excessive exposure to sunlight adversely affects the skin, and makes wrinkles and sagging permanent.
In facelift surgery, first the stretching process intended for the muscles and connective tissues of the skin is carried out. Afterwards, the excess skinis removed and all the incisions are sutured. Duration of facelift operations varies depending on the condition of the deformation in the face; however, it will take 3 to 5 hours on the average. Protective bandages are applied for protecting the areas from external factors.