In an effort to maintain their youthful looks, more and more aging celebrities are getting a facelift (formally known as rhytidectomy). A facelift may help wipe several years from a face, but at the same time it alters the face, sometimes quite considerably.
Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone, wrote about Madonna's facelift in his book "Life With My Sister Madonna". When asked if he still recognized Madonna from the girl he grew up with, Christopher replied: "Not after the facelift."
Today we'll help Hollywood get some free facelifts - take any celebrity face, flip it vertically, lift it, and merge it with the original face, just like it's done in the example. Please study this example carefully, and note that there are no eyebrows, and that the eyes are also flipped with the whole face. Don't forget to include the celebrity names in your titles or comments. Let's see if celebrities are still recognizable after such facelifts.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A Facelift is the cosmetic procedure for skin tightening. A facelift effect can be achieved through certain cosmetic procedures as well as with the help of plastic surgery.
With age, the skin on the face of a human being becomes thin and dry, the complexion darkens, the contours of face change due to a decrease in muscle tone, wrinkles on the forehead and chin become deeper and cheeks begin to sag. The facelift fights these age-related changes such as the decrease in flexibility and elasticity of skin, which occurs due to the reduction in the formation of collagen and elastic fibres. Facelifts are done to strengthen the tissues, improve the facial contour & smooth wrinkles. From a series of plastic surgeries, face-lifting is mostly done in the lower part of the face and neck area (cervical- facial tightening) or in the frontal and temporal parts of face (temporal-frontal endoscope facelift). The removal of unwanted body fat (liposuction) in the "double chin" region, which usually appears by the age of fifty, is done simultaneously with these plastic surgeries. Peeling procedures (to improve skin quality) as well as injection therapy, with eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty), chin (mentoplasty), nose (rhinoplasty) or ears (otoplasty) are combined to achieve better results in face-lifting.
The facelift effect can be achieved with the help of a large number of different cosmetic procedures: Mesotherapy, massage with the hands and vacuum massage, myostimulation, ultrasound, micro-currents and face-lifting drugs, photo rejuvenation and laser resurfacing.
Ultrasonic treatments also possess face-lifting effects due to the toning of muscles and skin contraction. While using ultrasonic facelift treatments, small wrinkles disappear completely and deep wrinkles are smoothed to light wrinkles. The lifting of the skin using the myostimulation method is achieved through action on the facial muscles. Myostimulation helps in normalizing muscle tone by changing the muscle contraction and improving microcirculation, due to which wrinkles are smoothened and the skin appears more toned.
Laser resurfacing acts by vaporising the upper layer of skin with wrinkles and pigmentation spots and it is also part of the methods for achieving the facelift effect. In addition to removing the upper layers of the skin due to the laser effect, there is the contraction of collagen fibres of the deep layers, which causes the real effect of facial tightening and removes deeper wrinkles.
Photo rejuvenation, allows you to rejuvenate skin and correct nasolabial folds, deep wrinkles on the forehead and wrinkles surrounding the eyes. Photo rejuvenation is the action of a powerful beam of visible light on the upper and deep layers of the skin, which causes the synthesis of collagen and elastin that explains the visible and lasting lifting effect, characteristic for photo rejuvenation procedures.
Diagnosis, preoperative preparation:
Before performing the surgery it is necessary to perform the following procedures:
X-rays of the facial skeleton;
Performing routine biological tests;
Stop smoking for a certain period before the surgery.
The operation includes: moderately removing excess skin, smoothening of the skin on the neck, removing sagging cheeks and double chins. The tone of the facial muscles is supported by a special weaving of surgical threads, which are removed after some time. Small scars are hardly noticeable after some weeks because the cuts are made in areas with increased healing (this also helps to use special suture material). One of the difficulties of correction is to preserve the natural facial expressions. The person, on whom surgery is done, must regain his face, such as it was eight or ten years ago. Soft tissue is taken back to its original place, the excess skin is removed, and the muscle and subcutaneous fat layers are substantially strengthened.
Duration of operation:
The average duration of the operation is 3 hours. For anesthesia, either local anesthesia by intravenous perfusion, or general anesthesia is used. The duration of hospitalization is usually 24 hours.
After surgery, there may be discomfort for some time. It is also likely that a little swelling may occur, which increases for five days and then decreases and disappears completely. Between the eighth and fifteenth days after surgery there can be a bluish tinge of the skin and bruising in the operated area, which disappears after this period. In the early post-operative period a tightening bandage is used. Sometimes, in order to shorten the rehabilitation time, a course of physiotherapy and special treatment programs are recommended. The final result of the correction can be observed after 3-4 months. Such a lift does not guarantee a steady lifetime result, but improves the appearance of a person for a fairly long time.
The cost of the surgery depends on the country where the surgery is done:
India - US$4,800
Malaysia - US$6,400
Panama - US$2,500
Singapore - US$7,500
South Korea - US$6,650
Taiwan - US$8,500
Thailand - US$5,000
USA - US$4,000 - $6,000