The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Facelift
The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Facelift

The rhytidectomy, also known as a facelift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to create a younger appearance on the face. A facelift can generally involve removing excess skin, smoothing out folds or wrinkles, and tightening facial tissue. 

The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Facelift

Like all surgical procedures, the facelift has some risks. Most of them are manageable and can be taken care of with appropriate medication or surgical correction. The most common chances are:

  • Hematoma: The appearance of a collection of blood under the skin, also known as hematoma usually occurs after 24 hours of surgery
  • Scarring: The incision scars are typically concealed by the hairline and other natural contours like the face and ear. The appearance of scars can be improved by proper medication. 
  • Nerve injury: While rare, facelifts can temporarily or permanently affect nerves that control sensations or muscles. If that happens, uneven facial appearance or expression or temporary loss of sense appear and can last up to a year. 

Even with many risks, a facelift has the power to make the patients experience an increase in self-confidence, as a better appearance can be felt as a healthier, energetic energy. 

It is also important to note that the results of a face-lift are not permanent. During the years, the facial skin may begin to droop again and is expected to last around ten years.

The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Facelift

In conclusion, the positive thing about facelift is that when performed by an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon, the procedure is designed to achieve results that not only look natural but will also age naturally with you. They are safe procedures and an excellent way to facial care and rejuvenate your appearance. 

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About the Author: MSci Maísa Melo is a Pharmacist and a current PhD student in cosmetic technology, from São Paulo, Brazil. She has earned her master’s degree from the University of São Paulo and has been involved with the development, stability, safety and efficacy of cosmetics since 2013. She has specialized in the clinical efficacy of cosmetics by biophysical and skin imaging techniques as well as the use of alternative models to animal testing. Her research work has been published in several scientific journals and book chapters from the field.