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A face lift surgery will bring back your youthful look

With the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stress of daily life, the effects are clearly visible on the face; resulting in the signs of aging. The primary event of facial aging is gradually exceeding the cell and extracellular matrix loss. The solution to this is the restoration of volume.

Shaping the face – infancy to adulthood

  • A baby has an identifiable amount of fat on his/her cheeks and neck rolls.
  • During youth, the deposits of fat are hidden by the fullness that is presumably colloidal fluid held in place by proteins, hormones, and hyaluronic acid. All these substances that impart fullness are present in a young person diffusely from bone to skin.
  • In the middle age, fat deposits of the jaw and throat, above the nasolabial fold, in the eyelid, and so forth become more visible as the fullness surrounding them disappears. Not only they become more obvious but also many of the underlying structures of the face, such as the submaxillary gland and the bony skull are more discernible as separate entities.
  • Interestingly, in an older adult, the full cycle completes again and the same young fat distribution occurs, but we blame it on gravity.

The perfect face lift surgery candidate

The best candidate for a face lift surgery is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and bone structure, strong and well-defined. Most patients are usually in their forties to sixties, but a face lift surgery can be done successfully on people in their seventies or eighties as well if they don’t have any major medical condition.

Effects of a surgical face lift India

The most important part to note is that a facelift can’t stop the normal aging process. However, it can improve the visible signs of aging by removing the hanging fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of the face and the neck. A facelift can be done either alone or in combination with other procedures such as a browlift, blepharoplasty, or rhinoplasty.

A face lift surgery can make you look younger, fresher and is responsible to enhance self-confidence. But it can neither give you a different look nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to go for a face lift surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon as well.

A few fast facts about a face lift surgery

Length of Surgery: 3 to 4 hours.
Anaesthesia: General or Local+i.v sedation
Length of stay: 1 day
Recovery: Mild discomfort for 24 to 48 hours. Patients can shampoo and bath after 48 hours. All swelling and bruising are gone in two weeks. Complete results seen 2-4 months after the skin has fully contracted.
Scars: Inconspicuous, concealed in hair and facial skin creases. Scars behind the ear may be visible at the most.
Risks/Possible Complications: Although possible but unlikely. In addition to Anaesthesia related complications, other risks include:

  1. Hematoma (collection of blood beneath the skin; can be treated without compromising results)
  2. Skin Necrosis- Can occur in the front or behind the ear, thus leaving a visible scar after the wound heals
  3. Facial Weakness- Usually temporary and caused by a facial nerve injury
  4. Infection- Less than 1% chances
  5. Ear Numbness- Rare
  6. Hair Loss– usually temporary
  7. Pulmonary Embolism- Extremely rare, but life threatening



Additions to face lift surgeries


As we age, excess skin and fat accumulate around the eyes. Untreated, excess skin and fat can lead to a heavy feeling around the eyes. One can even face difficulty in keeping the eyes open. In the lower eyelids, it can give rise to unsightly bags and a general appearance of tiredness.

With cosmetic eye surgery (blepharoplasty), this appearance can be improved to get a youthful look.





A forehead lift (brow lift) may be right for you if you have expression lines or other signs of aging in the forehead and brow region, which you find bothersome. Browlift raises the eyebrows and smoothens the forehead for a more pleasant, rested, open-eyed appearance.


Chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure used to remove damaged or aged layers of the skin to reveal the softer, more youthful and glowing skin underneath. It is also helpful for facial blemishes, wrinkles, skin pigmentation and pregnancy marks(Melasma). Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), Easy phytic acid, and Argipee are used for this purpose.

Types of face lift surgeries available at Saraswat Hospital

  1. MACS Lift-A facelift technique devised by Patrick Tonnard & Alex Verpaele from Belgium, that delivers skin rejuvenation similar to a traditional facelift, with less invasive surgery and a much smaller scar; MACS is an abbreviation for “Minimal Access Cranial Suspension.”Dr. Satya Saraswat has attended CATFAS V (Controversies, Art and Technology in Facial Aesthetic Surgery) meet held at Ghent, Belgium organized by Dr. Patrick Tonnard & Alex Verpaele in September 2015.




  2. Traditional Facelift- A surgical face lift India involves giving incisions just in front of the ears in such a way that it remains hardly visible. After lifting the facial skin, the SMAS (Sub Musculo Aponeurotic System) of the face is either tightened by SMAS fold or resection (SMAS Resection).
  3. Menedelson Face Lift- It is an advanced face lift surgery devised by Dr. Bryan Mendelson from Australia. This technique corrects the aging changes in loose spaces of the face. Although technically more challenging than a traditional face lift, there is minimal distortion or tightening of facial layers, thus giving a much more natural and fresh look to the face. Dr. Satya Saraswat attended a Master Class in this technique taken by Dr. Bryan Mendelson at the 23rd ISAPS World Congress held at Kyoto, Japan from 24th to 27th October 2016.



  4. MidFace Lift- The mid-facelift or cheek lift is a cosmetic surgery to restore the natural shape of your lower eyelids and cheeks. With aging, the skin loses its elasticity and tone, causing the cheeks to sag and eyes, to appear tired. The cheek lift corrects undereye puffiness, depressions in the upper cheek, and prominent nasal folds. This surgical face lift Agra procedure is sought the most because it provides a natural and youthful appearance without an overdone pulled-up face lift look.Ancillary Procedures with Face Lift- Various procedures like Nano fat Grafting, Neck Lift, Blepharoplasty, Browlift, Rhinoplasty, and Chin Implant are often combined with a face lift surgery for overall facial rejuvenation.

    Dr. Satya Saraswat at Saraswat Hospital provides a standardized face lift Agra along with additional facial rejuvenation surgeries to patients worldwide.

Adipose -Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs): Current Findings and Future Perspectives in Structural Facial Fat Grafting for face lifting and rejuvenation

How can ADSC be helpful?

Although the plastic surgery literature acknowledges atrophy to play a part in facial aging, it emphasizes the role of the descent of fat too. Nowadays, gravitational aging is the target for a majority of conventional aesthetic surgeries. The premise of gravity has dictated surgeries like a face lift, brow lift, eyelid correction and laser skin resurfacing to reverse the aging process.

These procedures are contingent upon removal and lifting of the redundant, prolapsed, or descended tissues. Unfortunately, there are no animal models for gravitational aging, but there is tremendous individual variability in the degree of sagging and the age-related fibrosis may counteract increased laxity.

When we look at the results of our past efforts to rejuvenate the face, we can conclude that fat removal based surgery has not truly provided all the answers to facial rejuvenation. A perfectly performed face lift surgery may produce an unnatural surgical result and not a rejuvenated appearance. There is more to restore a natural, more youthful facial appearance than what just lifting can provide.

Over the past several years, fat grafting has gained tremendous momentum in clinical practice due to its potential applications in trauma, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Recently we transfer stem cells – adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) as part of our face lift Agra.

Benefits of Stem Cells in a Fat Transfer

  1. Grow new blood vessels to nourish the fat
  2. Release anti-inflammatory agents to aid healing
  3. Generate and release growth factors that support graft survival
  4. Improve skin tightening and rejuvenation
  5. No risk of allergic or adverse reaction
  6. A cutting-edge option
  7. The therapeutic target is the reconstruction of autologous niches, by simply moving stem cell niches from one connective tissue in which they are scarce.

Aging and rejuvenation after a face lift surgery

Atrophy is the defining feature of aging as it also represents a primary challenge in the evolving quest to find the best approach for rejuvenating the aging faces and bodies. Rejuvenation is not about suspension or sagging: it is all about augmentation to restore youthfulness and contour naturally and aesthetically. One major goal of rejuvenation procedures is to re-balance fat and restore harmony to the face. This can be accomplished by micro liposuction of the fatty ”mounds” and fat transfer to the sunken “depressions.” Restoration of homogeneity to the facial structure reduces the sharp shadows associated with aging.

Augmentation represents the past and the future of rejuvenation. It also holds the key to possible new developments, such as tissue repair. Examination of the results over time reveals promising post-treatment changes in the quality of the patient’s skin after the placement of the grafted fatty tissue under it. In addition to the restoration of youthful contours, intrinsic qualities of skin texture, elasticity and color return to a more youthful state for an extended period. Stem cells are present in significant quantities in harvested fatty tissue. Perhaps they are mending the sun-damaged, aging epithelium.

Sagging of the aging face may occur mostly as a result of changes in the fat compartments that are coincident with chronological aging. The localized overabundance of fat may weigh down the tissue. Conversely, an area devoid of fat resembles a deflated balloon by inducing the downward displacement of facial skin. Inelastic recoil due to photodamage compounds this effect.
If altered fat distribution underlines the differences between the young and old face, a new model for the youthful countenance might arise.
A young face has a smooth, ample distribution of fat. There is a forward projection with facial arcs highlighting specific areas and causing a minimal shadow.

In contrast, the aging face has “mounds” and “depressions” producing deep shadows and irregular highlights. In thin individuals, these “mounds” of fat may be minor, but in most middle-aged adults, the mounds occur in a strip down the central face from mid-cheek to jowl, along the nasolabial and labiomental folds. Fat pocketing can also be seen suborbital on the lateral zygoma, submental and along the neck platysmal bands. Since body fat rises with age, so does facial fat. Depressions, in contrast, occur periorbital in the malar, buccal and temporal areas and on the lateral cheek.

Fat loss manifests around the mandible and throughout the forehead to the scalp. The most common area of the face which is treated with autologous fat grafts include the nasolabial groove, marionette lines, midface, and lips. Autologous fat performs best in the midface area considering the longevity compared to other more mobile areas such as lips and marionette grooves.