Facelift / Rhytidectomy in Delhi

You don’t have to leave your youthful good looks behind as you age. At Dezire clinic, Delhi we can help you counteract the effects of time and gravity and restore the naturally vibrant appearance you remember from years ago. Learn more about facelift surgery below.

What is Facelift Surgery?

The goal of Facelift surgery is to lifts and firm sagging facial tissues to restore a more naturally youthful facial appearance. It is often said that having a facelift works to “turn back the clock,” helping a patient look like a younger version of him or herself. By removing excess, sagging skin, smoothing deep folds, and lifting and tightening the deep facial tissues, a facelift surgery can help a patient look not just younger, but simply “better.”

Why Have a Facelift?

With age comes the loose skin due to loss of elasticity and loss of facial tissue volume. Eventually, this results in “jowls” on the lower face, deep wrinkles, and loose skin on the neck. Some people who are bothered by these signs of aging may find a facelift to be a good solution. Few more reasons to consider facelift surgery are:

  • You feel self-conscious about the way your face & neck look due to sagging skin
  • You wear turtlenecks and scarves not because you want to, but because you want to hide your aging neck
  • When you see your reflection, you feel that your face makes you look much older than you feel

Types of Facelifts

Facelift surgery is a very individualized surgery which is tailored as per patient’s needs. A good cosmetic surgeon will use hi or her skills and technique to customise the procedure for the patient.


Patients with a mild degree of jowling and sagging skin are often good candidates for a mini-facelift. This procedure is less invasive that allows a cosmetic surgeon to tighten deep facial tissues through shorter incisions, typically located along the hairline above each ear and/or in the natural creases surrounding the ear. These incisions are used to lift  structural tissues around the cheeks, thereby refining the jawline, and rejuvenating a “tired” appearance.

As per the case, a mini-facelift may be performed using local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. With mini-facelift you can address signs of aging before they become too pronounced, postponing the need for more extensive surgery for many years.

Standard Facelift

A standard or “traditional” facelift addresses the problem of aging which is in advanced stage around the mid-face and neck. It is a more extensive surgery requiring more recovery time and the results are more dramatic. Through incisions located just behind the hairline, starting near the temples, and around the front of the ear, hidden in the natural folds, a cosmetic surgeon can reach the deeper tissues beneath the skin and reposition them and remove excess skin to smooth creases, eliminate jowling and sagging skin under the chin, and restore a naturally youthful contour to the face and neck.

Facelift procedure in Delhi:

The exact technique used during a facelift depends on a number of factors, including a patient’s anatomy and personal goals, the extent of the facelift (mini vs. standard), and whether or not another procedure is being performed at the same time. Facelift procedure is generally performed using general anesthesia. In some cases local anesthesia with sedation may be used if the procedure is less extensive.

After making the initial incisions, the skin is separated from the underlying connective tissue and muscles. Dr Yadav then repositions the deeper facial tissues to get rid of the jowls and create a firmer foundation for the skin. Then, excess skin is trimmed off laying the remaining skin gently back over the newly rejuvenated facial tissues, giving the face a smoother, more youthful contour without over-tightening the skin.

A facelift on its own only addresses the lower two thirds of the face – the cheeks and jawline.

Why is this the case? It is largely due to differences in anatomy. The skin, muscles and other tissues along the brow and surrounding the eyelids are very distinct, and cosmetic surgery to each of these areas requires an entirely different set of techniques than those used during a facelift.

It is common for patients to choose to have an eyelid lift, brow lift or neck contouring at the same time as a facelift. Likewise, patients who only want to address aging around the eyes or neck can typically achieve their goals with only an eyelid lift or neck lift, and not a facelift.

Life After a Facelift

A facelift is a complex procedure requiring exceptional surgical skill, but the recovery process is surprisingly quick for most patients. Patients can resume normal daily activities after about 2 weeks (strenuous exercise will need to wait about 4 weeks) following a standard facelift, and these time frames are normally even shorter after a mini facelift.

Bruising and swelling are normal after a facelift, and will be at their peak about 2 days after surgery. After that, bruising and swelling will gradually get better, and should be difficult to notice after about 10 to 14 days. Even so, many patients feel comfortable going out in public about a week or so after their procedures.

As you get into your routine after a facelift, it’s especially important to keep your face protected from the sun. You will be more vulnerable to sunburn for several weeks after surgery, plus staying out of the sun will help scars heal as inconspicuously as possible. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and apply sunscreen regularly.

Results of facelift surgery:

As a result of facelift surgery, you should always look years younger than you would have without the surgery.

However, there are certain things you can do to keep your results looking their best. Maintaining a healthy, stable weight is important as significant weight fluctuations can cause skin to stretch out again. You should also adopt a consistent, quality skin care regimen to keep your skin healthy and protected from unnecessary aging.

Quick Facts

  • Most patients are back to work 1-2 weeks after a facelift
  • Results will continue to look natural over time
  • Scars are well-concealed in the natural contours of your face
  • On average, nearly 10% of facelift patients each year are men

Facelift Surgery Cost in Delhi

Facelift surgery cost greatly differs from patient to patient and it depends upon the amount of work is needed to be done on your face to achieve your goal. Please make an appointment with Dr Prashant at Dezire clinic, Delhi. On your visit Dr Prashant will discuss all aspects of your case including the exact cost for your procedure.

Face Treatments in Delhi