The endoscopic facelift procedure is a minimally-invasive plastic surgery technique that helps to reduce signs of aging and restore a youthful appearance. This type of facelift can be used to tighten sagging skin, reduce wrinkles and jowls, and improve facial contours. Let’s take a look at how this procedure works.
How It Works
The endoscopic facelift procedure is performed under local anesthesia or sedation. During the procedure, small incisions are made behind the hairline or within the natural creases of the face.
Through these incisions, special tools called cannulas (which have an attached camera) are inserted into the face to access deeper layers of tissue without causing damage to the surface layer. This allows for precision during the lifting and sculpting of tissue beneath the skin.
Once in place, excess fat deposits are removed, and underlying facial muscles are tightened. Then, loose skin is pulled back and trimmed away; this helps create smoother lines on the face as well as better definition around areas like the jawline and chin.
Finally, any remaining excess skin is removed before being closed with sutures or staples. The entire endoscopic facelift procedure typically takes between 1-2 hours, depending on individual needs.
Benefits of an Endoscopic Facelift
The endoscopic facelift provides numerous benefits for those looking to rejuvenate their faces without having to undergo more extensive surgery.
Since it involves smaller incisions than a traditional facelift, recovery time is also shorter—typically around 10-14 days compared to 4-6 weeks for a traditional facelift—and there is less bruising and swelling after surgery as well.
Additionally, because an endoscopic facelift does not require any cutting through muscle tissue, it can provide more natural-looking results than other types of plastic surgery procedures, such as rhinoplasty or brow lifts.
Furthermore, since no general anesthesia is required during an endoscopic facelift procedure, the risks associated with this type of surgery are significantly lower than they would be with more invasive procedures.
The recovery period for an endoscopic facelift is typically shorter than that of a traditional facelift.
Most people can return to work within seven to 10 days after surgery, although individual results may vary depending on the extent of the procedure and your body’s natural healing process.
You should also avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks following your procedure.
Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for yourself during recovery.
These instructions will include information about medications, wound care, activity restrictions, sun exposure, and follow-up appointments.
It’s essential that you follow these instructions carefully in order to ensure proper healing and optimal results from your procedure.
Common Side Effects
As with any surgery, there are some common side effects associated with an endoscopic facelift. These can include swelling, bruising, tightness in the face or neck area, numbness in certain areas of the skin, headaches, nausea or vomiting, pain or discomfort at the site of incision(s), drainage from incisions sites or temporary changes in sensation in the face or neck area.
Most of these side effects should go away within a few days or weeks following surgery; however, if any symptoms persist or worsen over time, it is important that you contact your physician as soon as possible for further evaluation/treatment.
An endoscopic facelift can help you achieve younger-looking features while minimizing potential risks associated with more invasive surgeries like traditional facelifts or rhinoplasty procedures.
With its shorter recovery time and natural-looking results, it’s no wonder that many people opt for this minimally-invasive technique when looking to turn back time!
If you’re considering undergoing an endoscopic facelift procedure for yourself, it’s important that you consult a qualified surgeon who can assess your individual needs and advise whether or not this type of surgery is right for you.