In 2022, Facelift is in the top 10 most popular Plastic Surgery procedures performed worldwide, amounting up to more than 400 000 cases. This upward-going trend is similar to other Cosmetic Surgeries procedures.
This similar trend has been ongoing for the last decade and will continue so for the coming years, with the projected combined revenue in Asthetic Plastic Surgery industry alone of approximately 100 Billion USD by 2030.
Due to it’s popularity, it is not suprising to see Facelift continues to be in high demand, and Malaysia is not spared.
1. WHO IS SUITABLE FOR A FACELIFT ?
Facelift is a procedure to correct facial aging changes. To answer this question, we need to understand the underlying changes that result in aging facial features.
Human face consists of :
As we age, all these structures will be affected. The skin will lose its elasticity due to gravity and sun exposure. On top of this, the ligaments will also lose their ability to hold the skin taut. Ligaments are structures that connect muscles or bones to the skin.
Furthermore, the bones of the face will also undergo resorption and due to this, will lose their youthful projection. Loss in the bony mass and angles, will directly affect the overlying ligaments and skin as well.
In addition to this, the facial muscle mass will also be reduced as well during the aging process, causing further sagging of the overlying skin.
Facelift procedure is designed to correct these changes and reverse them back for a few years.
2. WHAT IS SURGICAL AND NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT?
Facelift can be divided into surgical and non-surgical.
Surgical facelift is the commonly seen procedure where a surgical incision is performed at the region in-front of the ear, followed by dissection to lift the sagging skin upward and backward and the, removal of the extra skin.
Two types of surgical Facelift:
Full Surgical Facelift
The pre-auricular skin incision is dissected down to the angle of mouth, chin and upper neck and the extra skin is pulled back before being excised. The remaining skin will then be repositioned.
Mini Surgical Facelift
The pre-auricular skin incision is dissected to a more limited extend, usually stopping at mid-cheek level. The rest of the steps are similar to Full-Facelift.
Non-surgical facelift or more popularly known as Threadlift, on the other hand, is when there is no long surgical incision is involved. Instead, the skin is pulled up using specially-made threads. This procedure is also known as threadlifts.
3. HOW MUCH IS THESE PROCEDURES IN MALAYSIA?
This price list will depend on several factors such as
type of anaesthesia
any simultaneous procedure performed at the same time
The price of Facelift is between RM 16000 to RM22000
The price of Non-surgical Facelift is between rm5000 to rm9000
4. WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE RECOVERY PERIOD?
The will be swelling of the face, gradually increasing from Day 1 Post-operative to Day 3 then it will slowly resolve by the end of the first week. The residual swelling may last for up to 3 to 4 weeks.
Sutures removal will be removed after the 1st week.
Threadlift (non-surgical Facelift)
As there is minimal incision involved (only at the point of threads insertion), there will be significantly less downtime compared to surgical Facelift.
The swelling typically maximize within the first 2 days and completely resolve by the end of the week.
Applying ice packs, taking a short course of oral steroids and taking papain tablet will expedite the resolution of the facial swelling. Interestingly, taking Papayas regularly a few weeks before the surgery may reduce the post-procedural swelling faster.
5. HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Surgical Facelift results may last up to 7 to 10 years.
Threadlift results typically last for 15 to 18months.
Facelift is a very popular procedure and is highly-requested for in Plastic Surgery. Understanding the indications, steps performed and risks involved will enable to fully appreciate it and assist during the recovery phase.
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