Face Lift

The main reason for electing a facelift is to combat the effects of aging. Sagging facial skin and jowls and loose neck skin are among the main complaints that can be corrected with a face lift. The usual candidates are men and women over the age of 40 years.

Surgical/Procedure Name

Rhytidectomy

Common Name

Face lift

Surgical Procedure

During a facelift, the tissues under the skin are tightened and fat pads that give the face it’s shape are relocated to a higher position. This helps to create a firmer, more youthful appearance. Incisions are usually made above and across the hairline in order to diminish scarring. The incision then follows the crease in front of the ear, behind the ear, and along the lower scalp so as to make scars invisible, with fine sutures. The surgeon separates the skin from the fat and tightens the muscles beneath with dissolvable sutures, then tightens and cuts the excess skin. Excess muscle may be trimmed and excess fat may be suctioned from around the neck and chin area to improve the contour.

Hospital Admission

One to three nights depending on area to be treated

Duration of Operation

Two to ten hours

Anaesthetic

General anaesthesia

Pre Operative Care

Inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription). Avoid aspirin and brufen-containing medication for two weeks prior to surgery to eliminate the chance of post op. bleeding. You should not smoke for 2 weeks prior to surgery as this may affect your reaction to the anaesthetic and prolong the healing process. Patients that suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.

Post Operative Care

Following surgery, if the surgeon feels it necessary, you may have a small tube temporarily inserted under the skin behind your ear to drain any blood or excess fluid. This is usually removed a day after surgery. You may also wake with your head in bandages to minimize bruising and swelling. Loose bandages will be removed with a couple of days, but a compression garment may have to be worn for a few weeks.

It is important not to perform any strenuous activity after surgery to avoid tension on the wound, which could stretch your incisions and cause scarring. Dental work is not advised.

The recovery takes one to two weeks. Although you may have some bruising or swelling most people are happy with the result and may return to work after approximately 2 weeks.

Risks and Complications

Complications that can occur after surgery include haematoma, (blood clotting) this is rare and uncommon, yet possible. The nerves near the ears can be traumatised and you may feel numbness for some time, but this is usually temporary until the nerves mend and you will gradually obtain normal sensation, this may take up to 12 months. Other risk factors are infection and reactions to the anaesthesia. Your surgeon will give you antibiotics prior to surgery to eliminate infection. If you have any problems with anaesthetic you must inform the anaesthetist prior to surgery. Smokers may experience a delay the healing process, but ultimately still obtain the same results.

Results

Facial profile looks more youthful and fine lines are less transparent.

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Pricing Table

Currency:
Procedure Price
Lower Face & Neck Lift (G.A.)
Op. Time: 3 - 4 hours, Hospital: 2 nights, Stay: ≥ 10 days
THB 140,000  Get Quote
Cheek implant surgery (G.A.)
Op. Time: 1 - 2 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 10 days
THB 100,000  Get Quote
Mid/Lower face & Neck lift (G.A.)
Op. Time: 4 - 6 hours, Hospital: 2 nights, Stay: ≥ 10 days
THB 160,000  Get Quote
Lower face & Neck lift & Neck muscle tightening (G.A.)
Op. Time: 5 - 6 hours, Hospital: 2 nights, Stay: ≥ 10 days
THB 210,000  Get Quote
Mid/Lower face & Neck lift & Neck Muscle tightening (G.A.)
Op. Time: 6 - 8 hours, Hospital: 2 nights, Stay: ≥ 10 days
THB 250,000  Get Quote
Upper Lip or Lower Lip Dermal Fat Graft (L.A.) (L.A.)
Op. Time: 1 - 2 hours, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 50,000  Get Quote
Upper and Lower Lip Dermal Fat Graft (G.A.) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2 - 3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 120,000  Get Quote
Upper Lip or Lower Lip Dermal Fat Graft (G.A.) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 1 - 2 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 70,000  Get Quote
Vaser Liposuction, Under Chin (G.A.)
Op. Time: 1 - 2 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 80,000  Get Quote
Under Chin Correction or Neck Muscle tightening (G.A.)
Op. Time: 1 - 2 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 80,000  Get Quote
Cheek dimple (L.A.)
Op. Time: 1 hours, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 15,000  Get Quote
Cheek bone reduction (Zygomatic arch reduction) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 4 - 5 hours, Hospital: 3 nights, Stay: ≥ 10 days
THB 200,000  Get Quote
Lip lifting surgery (Reduction between upper lip and nose) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 1 - 2 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 70,000  Get Quote

L.A.= Local Anesthetic  G.A.= General Anesthetic

Note:

  • Prices are quoted and charged in Thai Baht currency.
  • All other prices in foreign currency are according to prevailing currency exchange rates.
  • Prices are indicative only, can change without notice and are not confirmed until after a surgeon’s consultation.
  • Anesthesia. G.A. means General Anaesthesia. L.A. means local anaesthesia.
  • Duration (HR) means the approximate time in hours to complete the procedure in the operating room.
  • Days Admitted means the approximate number of days a patient is admitted to the hospital. If no days admitted are indicated, the patient is not admitted and is treated as an out patient.
  • Recommended Stay in Phuket means the usual minimum number of days that a patient is usually required to stay in Phuket. It includes an arrival day, an appointment with the surgeon’s day, admission and surgery, recovery days as well as a final appointment day prior to patients returning home.

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