Non-invasive or Surgical Facelift At Dream Singapore
As a part of the natural ageing process, facial tissue begins to lose its elasticity and can become loose or wrinkly. The soft tissue, the fascia (SMAS) supporting the soft tissue and connected ligaments lose their elasticity and begin to stretch. This drooping of the tissue and skin surrounding the cheeks tend to create a hollow look in front of the cheekbones, and can contribute to the appearance of wrinkles, deepened nasolabial lines, or the appearance of a double chin.
These signs usually start developing in one's 30s and 40s. Depending on your skin condition and the extent of the ageing effect on your appearance, a facelift may be required if you wish to achieve smoother looking skin and a more youthful look. Our specialists can help you explore the various surgical, minimally-invasive and non-surgical facelift procedures (including Thermage skin tightening treatment) offered at Dream Singapore, and tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique concerns and expectations for natural and lasting results.
Non-surgical facelift procedures
Radio Frequency & Focused Ultrasound: Ultherma is a non-invasive facelift treatment with no downtime. One of our most popular facelift procedures, Ultherma uses a combination of focused ultrasound and radio frequency (Thermage) to rejuvenate your skin from within. This treatment delivers waves of energy into the skin’s deeper layers, targeting subcutaneous tissues, as well as the dermis and epidermis, restructuring the skin and encouraging the reproduction of elastin fibres and collagen to create a lifting effect. The Ultherma treatment is suitable for patients with mild to moderate facial tissue sagging who are looking for subtle lifting and rejuvenating results.
Results from Ultherma are immediate, with improvements to the skin continuing over time. Results peak roughly six weeks after treatment with noticeable improvements for the patient concerned with fine lines, skin elasticity and firmness, wrinkles and overall skin quality.
Liquid Face Lift: Liquid facelift plumps up fine lines and wrinkles, restores contours and helps to define facial features in one sitting. This skin rejuvenating, non-surgical treatment is perfect for those with mild to moderate skin laxity who can’t afford long downtime after a procedure. Our specialists achieve optimal rejuvenating results using a mix of botulinum toxin and fillers from renowned brands such as Restalyne, Botox, and Juvederm.
These fillers are a crucial part of the process, used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while restoring volume to recreate youthful facial contours and improve definition of facial features. They can address lines and wrinkles in a variety of places, including areas between the brows, on the forehead, below the corners of the mouth and chin and along the nasolabial folds. Additional fillers may be used to add contour or volume under the eyes, along the temples, along the nose, above the cheeks, and along the lips.
The use of botulinum toxin can prevent the development of dynamic wrinkles, and allows our specialists to target selected muscle groups, achieving specific lifting or slimming results. Botox is commonly used to address forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, nasolabial lines, and neck lines. It can also be used on areas around the jaw for slimming, or on the brows and lip corners for lifting. Results from a liquid facelift can help to rejuvenate your skin and last for 6 months to a year. It can be prolonged with treatment intervals done 1 to 4 months apart.
Minimally-invasive surgical facelift procedures
Dissolvable Thread Lift: A minimally-invasive facelift, the thread lift, involves inserting fine surgical sutures beneath the skin to lift and plump sagging areas. The sutures signal your body to produce fresh elastin fibres and collagen, plumping and lifting the targeted areas before eventually dissolving into the skin. Commonly used to treat crow’s feet, cheeks, the forehead, nasolabial folds, jowls, brows, chin, submentum, frown lines, and many other parts of the body, this treatment is a good option for those experiencing mild or moderate sagging of facial tissues, and wishing to achieve subtle, natural-looking rejuvenation results.
Post treatment, skin appears lifted, feels tighter, and will continue to improve over the following weeks. A dissolvable thread lift leaves no scars and positive results can last for 1 to 2 years, as the skin continues to regenerate new collagen and elastin fibres. For the first 2 to 3 days, swelling and bruising are expected and will require as much as a week and a half to subside. The patient is able to return to their regular lifestyle after around two weeks.
Non-dissolvable Thread Lift: This minimally-invasive procedure is recommended for patients with moderate to severe skin laxity concerns. The treatment involves inserting sutures beneath the skin and anchoring them in specific areas targeted for lifting. The specialist will then pull the threads upwards, helping to reposition sagging skin and enhancing the contours of your face. Our non-dissolvable thread facelift procedures can also be used to lift the cheeks, mid-face, brows, areas around the neck, submentum, and also smoothen wrinkles and nasolabial folds for a rejuvenated appearance.
Depending on the individual’s preferences, the tightness of the threads can be adjusted to produce both subtle and dramatic results. Mild swelling and bruising are expected and will require roughly 7 to 10 days to subside. This treatment poses significant advantages and benefits can last for a number of years. The threads can be readjusted in the future should additional skin tightening or lifting be required.
Laser Lipolysis: Rejuvenate the skin, define your facial contours, and remove migrated fat tissue with this minimally-invasive treatment. Our specialist will insert a laser probe beneath the skin, melting away unwanted fat tissue. In addition, the laser also helps with skin tightening, lifting, toning and improving the skin texture. This treatment is intended for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity problems. Laser lipolysis can also help with the reduction of double chin, reduction of eye bags, improving the appearance of facial folds, while smoothing wrinkles and lines and improving overall skin quality.
Swelling and bruising around the treated area is expected and will require between 5 and 7 days to subside. The results will continue to improve in the weeks and months after treatment as the skin continues to rejuvenate.
Endotine Facelift: Our Endotine Facelift procedures elevate and fixate soft tissue at a lifted position with a dissolvable implant affixed to multiple contact points. It effectively corrects wrinkles and sagging problems. The procedure also has the added bonus of distributing tissue evenly, restoring youthful facial contours. Recommended for treating mild to moderate skin laxity concerns, this procedure can target the mid-face, jowls, forehead, cheek, and neck. An Endotine facelift can help smooth wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and crepey skin texture caused by an uneven distribution of fat tissue, while improving facial contours.
Swelling and bruising will usually subside after 7 to 10 days, allowing the patient to return to their regular activities after 14 days.
Invasive surgical facelift procedures
Mini Facelift or MACS Lift: This procedure targets mid-facial skin laxity issues while leaving minimal scarring. If you’ve begun to exhibit droopy jowls, or had done lifting procedures previously, or need rapid healing after the procedure, you may be a suitable candidate for this surgery.
Unlike in a traditional facelift, a mini facelift utilises short-scar endoscopic facelift techniques, vertically repositioning the underlying muscles and fat tissue in the mid-face. Our mini facelift procedures can add a youthful boost to the cheeks and brows, improving the contouring around the mid-face and eliminating hollowness resulting from tissue migration. Depending on your circumstances, you may require additional fat grafting procedures to plump up areas that suffer from volume loss for a well rejuvenated look.
Generally, swelling and bruising will subside after 10 to 14 days. Patients are advised that they can return to their daily activities after 3 weeks
Endoscopic Facelift:This treatment is intended for individuals concerned with sagging skin on the mid-face, forehead, neck and jowls. The surgeon makes small incisions hidden in the hairline that are not visible to others, before using a surgical periscope to extend their field of vision beneath the skin. This process allows them to lift, tighten and reposition underlying facial tissue with better precision.
An Endoscopic Facelift can help smooth out lines and wrinkles, lighten nasolabial folds and improve skin texture. Patients walk away from the procedure with a youthful facial shape, restored facial contours and rejuvenated skin, helping one potentially look three to eight years younger.
Due to the limitations of the periscope, only limited areas can benefit from Endoscopic Facelift procedures. It helps to delay the patient’s need for a traditional facelift and is repeatable. Patients will be advised to expect swelling and bruising for between 10 to 14 days, and they can return to their regular activities after two weeks.
Traditional Facelift (Rhytidectomy): A traditional facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, is a comprehensive surgical procedure capable of addressing multiple ageing concerns. Traditional facelift rejuvenates all areas between the forehead and neck, and can bring about lasting results that make individuals look at least 5-10 years younger. Our specialists will recommend a full facelift for individuals with severe skin laxity problems, deep facial creases, excess facial skin, uneven subcutaneous tissue distribution, or if previous results from any of the surgical facelift techniques mentioned yield minimal results.
The surgeon will make incisions along the hair line that follows the natural curvature of the ear. These incisions are hidden under and behind the ear, down to the nape of the neck. The advantage of this procedure is that it not only removes excess skin, but also allows the surgeon to reposition fat pads and muscle tissues. It also lifts cheek and brow positions, restoring youthful facial contours.
Patients will need to expect 2 weeks downtime post-surgery. It can take a few months for bruising and swelling to subside and up to 6 months to a year for scarring to fade. Surgeons generally recommend patients to avoid vigorous activity for a few weeks after surgery.
Neck Lift (Submental Lipectomy): Apart from skin tightening, a neck lift can also remove localized fat deposits under the chin and correct muscle laxity and remove excess skin where necessary. It is ideal for individuals seeking to rejuvenate the skin around the neck and chin to achieve youthful jaw and neck lines. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a facelift for better results.
Sutures and staples from surgery are generally removed within 7 to 14 days. Patients will need to expect at least 2 weeks downtime and it will take a few months for swelling and bruising to subside. Surgeons generally recommend that patients avoid vigorous activity for a few weeks after surgery.
Facelift procedures in conjunction with lasers or injectables
Facelifts are designed to enhance skin tightening and prevent sagging and age-related changes, whereas lasers and injectables improve the volume, texture, and quality of the patient’s skin. When the latter two are used to complement a facelift, the combined effect enhances skin rejuvenation, providing an even better result. For this reason, many plastic surgeons utilise a combination of treatments when formulating a facial rejuvenation plan for a better surgical outcome.
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