HOW EFFECTIVE IS TRADITIONAL FACE/NECK LIFT SURGERY

YOUNGER, SMOOTHER SKIN WITH REMOVAL OF WRINKLES AND SAGGING SKIN

Traditional facelift surgery provides optimal results in straightening deep wrinkles, lines around the eyes, nasolabial folds, forehead wrinkles or correcting loose skin texture on the neck and cheeks.

BRING BACK YEARS OF AGE

The most obvious benefit that a traditional facelift can give you is an appearance of several years younger. During a facelift, a doctor at AVA will tighten the muscles of the face or neck, while removing excess skin. Get ready to embrace a young, new version of yourself with this method.

MUSCLE LIFTING AND RECONTOURING YOUR FACE

The muscles and sagging skin on the cheeks and neck make your face look sad and older than your age. With a traditional Facelift Surgery, doctors can help lift tissues and muscles, tighten skin, remove double chin, and make the jawline more defined and attractive.

TRADITIONAL FACE/NECK LIFT SURGERY PROCESS

Before surgery, the patient will be examined by doctors at AVA Hospital. The patient should present all his or her requests and wishes to the doctor regarding the surgery. This is important information so your doctor can evaluate and advise you on the best surgical approach for you. In addition, a series of medical tests and check-ups will be carried out to ensure that the patient is in good health before surgery.

GENERAL ANESTHESIA

The method of anesthesia used in traditional facelift surgery is general anesthesia, or in some cases the doctor may prescribe moderate sedation with local anesthesia

INCISIONS

Based on expertise and experience, each surgeon has his own surgical techniques suitable for each skin condition. However, the ultimate goal is to provide the best outcome for the patient. In principle, there are two main incisions in facelift surgery: the incision behind the ear and the hairline incision.

SURGERY

After making a suitable incision, the doctor will remove the skin from the muscle layer and subcutaneous fat layer. The muscle layer is stretched to the right extent, backward and upward to lift the facial muscles; At the same time, excess skin is removed to overcome sagging.

During surgery, the doctor can combine liposuction if the patient has a lot of excess fat; or combine with additional fat graft for patients with thin face, lack of fat.

Finally, the skin is covered in such a way that the natural expression of the face is preserved. The incision is sutured closed and a compression bandage is applied

This procedure can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the surgeon and the extent of the skin to be adjusted.

BEFORE & AFTER

RECOVERY PROCESS AFTER TRADITIONAL FACELIFT

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SURGERY

When your facelift is complete, the patient is required to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days for observation. Swelling (edema) will occur more from the 2nd day with pain, tightness behind the ears and around the neck. The swelling and bruising will usually improve after about 2-3 weeks.

AFTER 2 -3 WEEKS

From the 10th day after surgery, the patient will return to the hospital for re-examination and suture removal. The bruises and swelling are much reduced, but the scar is still pink. Most patients were able to return to their daily routine, but strenuous exercise, massage, saunas, and excessive expressions should be avoided.

AFTER 1-2 MONTHS

After about a month, the face should no longer be swollen. The skin after the dissection is still a little hard to the touch and the ears will not be as sensitive as usual for 1 to 2 months.

SAU 6 – 9 THÁNG

This is the time when you can see the most complete results after traditional facelift surgery.

WHY AVA HOSPITAL?

AVA Hospital is proud to be a strategic partner of Inmode and is the pioneer hospital in Vietnam to successfully apply Embrace RF technology to treatment and bring satisfaction to many customers.

Doctor Nguyen Thien Khanh, MD - Chief Medical Officer at AVA hospital is the first doctor to be certified by Inmode for his professional qualifications & skills in using Embrace RF technology in Vietnam.

Along with the expertise and experience of more than 20 years of studying and working in major hospitals in the United States and Singapore, the family of doctors at AVA hospital are Dr. Nguyen Thien Khánh, Dr. Nguyen Thien Khanh and Dr Nguyen Huong Giang will continue the tradition of "Every Patient Is A Family Member", to bring optimal service and dedicated care to our patients.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE BEFORE FACELIFT SURGERY?

Before surgery, your doctor will order blood tests and do preoperative assessments.

Do not take aspirin-containing medicines, anticoagulants for 10 days before surgery.

- Stop smoking

- Wash your hair clean and do not wear makeup on the day of surgery

HOW LONG DOES THE RESULTS OF TRADITIONAL FACELIFT SURGERY TAKE?

The US Government Institute of Health, Pub Medcentral has researched and shown that, about 21% of patients need a facelift after 5 and a half years; and 76% of patients still look younger than compared to before surgery.

Skin aging is a natural process of the body. We can only slow down this process and not prevent aging. So, although the results after a facelift surgery can give you the youthful appearance you want, your skin will age over time. What you need to do to maintain the results of facelift surgery for as long as possible is a healthy lifestyle and minimizing direct sun exposure. In addition, you should choose a reputable esthetician who can provide advice and early intervention solutions before the signs of aging get worse.

WHEN SHOULD YOU ASK FOR A FACELIFT SURGERY?

Most patients can use facelift surgery between the ages of 40 and 60 when the signs of skin aging appear more. In fact, there is no universal age specified because the degree of skin aging in each person is different; and expectations are not the same for each patient. Therefore, it is better to see your doctor directly to be examined and consulted on the appropriate facelift method. In general, the more excess skin and deep wrinkles you have, the more likely your doctor will use a facelift.

Currently, in addition to traditional surgical skin tightening with large cuts, doctors can apply Mini Lift with smaller cuts and faster recovery time for patients. Those are applied to younger patients with only early signs of sagging on the face.

In particular, AVA hospital uses EMBRACE RF - minimally invasive facelift technology. This is a modern technology using 3-D Bipolar RadioFrequency Energy (energy emitted with very high frequency, 1 million rpm) developed by Inmode, and approved by FDA. The technology heats and melts fat deep under the skin. At the same time, stimulating collagen regeneration helps to straighten deep wrinkles, lift natural facial muscles and create firmness for the skin. This method is suitable for patients with moderate skin aging and not ready for major surgery, or worried about long scars after surgery.

HOW WILL THE SCAR LOOK LIKE AFTER TRADITIONAL FACELIFT SURGERY?

A traditional facelift is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess skin, smoothing fine lines/wrinkles, and tightening tissues on the face or neck. Scarring is an inevitable part of any invasive surgery, not just a facelift. Scars will be located in a hard-to-see location: scars behind the ears or scars behind the hairline, depending on the incision chosen by the doctor. The scars will fade over time and take about a year for the color to match the skin tone. Because women's hair is longer and more dense, scars are better concealed than men's.

With more than 25 years of experience and expertise in major hospitals in the US, Singapore and Australia, the doctors at AVA Hospital will try to minimize long scars, as well as choose the most aesthetic incision for patients. So, if you are prone to scarring, let your surgeon know at your consultation.