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Facial Plastic Surgery Or A Face Lift?

Plastic surgery for the face or more commonly, a face lift is becoming increasingly popular as a way for people to improve their physical appearance. People can get liposuction on their face or smartlipo or full blown plastic surgery to mold and shape the face for a more pleasing appearance. More and more celebrities and common people are turning toward plastic surgery to achieve what they have been unable or unwilling to achieve through exercise, diet, or nature. Liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body, which makes it handy for treating stubborn pockets of fat, no matter where they may be - even on the face. As technology becomes more and more precise, the most delicate areas are becoming popular targets for plastic surgery. Liposuction of the face and neck is becoming more and more common among regular folks.

In times past, people looking to rejuvenate their faces have elected to undergo face lifts, also known as rhytidectomies. In a face lift, a surgeon detaches facial skin from the tissue underneath. Then, after removing excess skin and fat, the plastic surgeon tightens the facial muscles and repositions and reattaches the skin with staples or stitches. Plastic surgery of face sometimes leaves some scarring at the incision sites, but doctors try to hide scars or under the hairline. Depending on how much plastic surgery is needed, face lifts sometimes require general anesthetic. These are somewhat invasive procedures and typically have a longer recovery time than other liposuction procedures. It usually takes a minimum of ten days before you can return to work, exercise or sexual activity.

Facial liposuction is much less invasive than a plastic surgery type of face lift. During surgery, doctors remove fat through special hollow tubes called "cannulas." These cannulas are relatively small and make small incisions. So, there is normally much less scarring and a faster and easier recovery time. Normally you can return to normal activities within a week. Liposuction also does not require general anesthetic, which eliminates some potential complications. Besides being safer and easier, liposuction tends to be cheaper than plastic surgery face lifts.

Sometimes people have small amounts of facial fat but find that their faces appear flabby and loose because of excess or droopy skin. Liposuction will not be able to help these people because it only removes fat, not skin. In fact, in these cases it is possible that the removal of fat could lead to an even greater excess of skin and a less pleasing appearance. Such people may be happier with the results of a true plastic surgery face lift. Also, liposuction cannot remove wrinkles. But, other cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion can. Sometimes cosmetic surgery clinics offer combination packages, where they do both liposuction and another procedure to help with wrinkles or blemishes.

Plastic surgery for the face or liposuction can target problems areas and help with areas that otherwise can't be helped by exercise or less evasive procedures. Always talk to a qualified medical professional before considering plastic surgery. Discuss the pros, cons, risks, costs, and recovery times. If you are uncomfortable with anything you hear, then move along and talk to another plastic surgeon. Face lifts are not for everyone, but they are an excellent way of maintaining your youthful appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

    my friend is about to go to Cali, Colombia for liposuction,face and neck lift and breast implants? what do you think?
    she is staying with a friend of a friend (both Colombian) .this friend of a friend has been talking with the surgeon and will be helping with the after care!I am very concerned about my friend doing this in a foreign country.

    • ANSWER:
      It's cheaper for sure, but I would worry and you are right to be a little worried. Sometimes the plastic surgeons in other countries don't have access to all of the same technology we have here. Additionally, it's easier to get into medical school in these south of the boarder countries, so... I would be cautious. Plus you wouldn't have the same legal recourse if something was not right. Overall, I think I would stay in the states IMO
    i got my plastic surgery over 2 months back. i had face liposuction. my doctor told me that i will get thin face in 6 weeks, but there is still swelling and I feel fatter than ever. what do I do now?

    • ANSWER:
      Six weeks is certainly a long time for recovery. I would go in to your plastic surgeon and check with him/her. If you don't like what they are saying, then it's time for a second opinion. Some people heal slower than others and you may need more antibiotics.
  4. I'm wanting to get plastic surgery to get rid of fat on on side of my face. I look like a chipmunk. For about 9 years, one side of my face, mostly in the cheek area appears to look swollen than the other side and it's lopsided. There is no pain but I hate the way it looks. How much you think plastic surgery like this will cost? Because it's more than just liposuction.
    • ANSWER:
      Liposuction and plastic  surgery are very safe nowadays. My cousin got her breast reduction, tummy tuck and facelift surgery in India.The Price for plastic surgery  in India was way less than in the states. The surgery turned out great and she got a vacation (although it was mostly in the hotel)QUESTION:
  5. What do you think the limit of beauty should be? When is is it too much?
    Where do you draw the line what you're willing to do to your body? Do you think society's perception of  a person's beauty is wrong?Here are some things that seem to be overboard:Makeup - I have heard this is generally bad for skin
    Hair extensions, nail extensions
    Color contacts
    Heels - bad for your ankle
    Nose job
    Breast enhancement
    Face Lift
    Starving yourself

    • ANSWER:
      I think people should keep up with their looks to the best of their ability and resources. Yes, nothing wrong with age. But if I can get rid of a few wrinkles, keep my breast perky with a little breast augmentation surgery, then why the heck not.Yes , it can go overboard. But I'll be darned if I'll ever give up make up! Give me a break.