Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor does a facelift?

A facelift is usually done by a cosmetic surgeon or a plastic surgeon. Make sure that your surgeon has enough experience in doing the procedure.

2. Is a facelift safe?

Like for any other surgical procedure, facelift surgery can be associated with complications, some of which are mentioned above.

3. Is this procedure covered by health insurance?

No, facelift is not covered by health insurance.

4. Is facelift worth it?

Facelift is a cosmetic procedure and its usefulness depends on how much importance you place on looking younger. Some people may feel more confident with the new look whereas others may prefer to age gracefully. It must be remembered that results are not instantaneous. It will take some time for all the swelling to come down. Also, the results of the surgery may not be up to your expectations.

5. How can I expect my face to look over time?

The facelift surgery corrects the current age-related changes in your face but cannot prevent further changes from occurring. Thus, in due course, the wrinkles and the sagging may reappear.

6. Who are the possible candidates for this procedure?

Facelift is usually done for middle-aged or older individuals with age-related changes who want to look younger. The texture of the skin should be good and the candidate should preferably not have any underlying diseases to prevent complications during anesthesia. The person should not have uncontrolled hypertension. Non-smokers do better than smokers after the procedure.

7. What is the cost for facelift surgery?

The cost of facelift surgery varies depending the extent of the surgery and the place or center where it is done. A full facelift may cost between $7000 and $15000 in the United States, and around 50,000 to a lakh in India. Associated procedures and hospitalization may also add to the cost.

8. Is facelift possible without surgery?

Surgery is necessary for a facelift. Other techniques for facial toning like a regular facial can prevent age-related changes but may not be very useful for advanced changes. Procedures like Botox injections for wrinkles and injection of volume expanders may also help to temporarily deal with age-related changes.

9. Does facelift need a repeat surgery?

A repeat surgery may sometimes be needed if the expected result is not achieved. Reappearance of age-related changes may also require a repeat surgery.

10. What is endoscopic face lift?

Endoscopic facelift is done with an instrument called an endoscope, a small tube with a camera at the end. The incisions used for the procedure are smaller and healing is faster.

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Face lift is prefered by plus 50 stars both in Hollywwod and Bollywood. Devanand had a face lift and so did perhaps Mary Osmond in one of the Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgery clinics. Plastic surgeons make a great living if they cater to the Beverly Hills clients. Mumbai cosmetic surgeons also do a decent job be it a nose job ( e.g Sridevi) or a Face lift (Dilip Kumar). Good Medical Tourism potential for India.

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