What is a lower face lift and who is it for?


The lower face and neck areas are areas in which the signs of ageing begin to become most noticeable. Most are not too affected when those fine lines and wrinkles begin to set in but it’s when your skin begins to lose its youthful tightness and sagging occurs that we really feel it’s time for action. This is exactly what a lower face lift does; it eliminates that sagging and loose skin around the jaw that is the give-away aging signs. To target the loose skin around the neck a neck lift would also be required. It is very rare that a lower face lift would be performed without a neck lift also. A lower face lift will also raise the corners of the mouth. A suitable candidate for a lower face lift would be someone who is concerned with the loose skin around their jaw line and neck and the turned down corners of the mouth. Usually a suitable candidate will still have some elasticity in their skin and they are not too concerned with other areas such as their eyelids and forehead. If you are concerned with the upper part of your face also, then a full face lift may be the option for you.

The lower face lift procedure

The lower face lift procedure not only tightens the skin but the lower layers beneath the skin such as the facial muscles. This gives a more natural and longer lasting result. A Lower face lift is carried out under local anesthetic and you will be required to stay in the hospital for 2 nights. Small incisions are made in front and behind the ears, when the skin is pulled tight excess skin will be trimmed away and the incisions will be sealed with sutures.

After care

Whilst you are in the hospital you will be continually monitored by our outstanding nursing staff. Your surgeon will visit you to make sure he is happy with the results and most importantly you are too. He will check your incisions and improvements and advise you on when and how long to wear your compression garment for. A compression garment is required after having lower face lift surgery to reduce swelling. It is important not to get the incisions wet as this will slow down the healing process. You may feel groggy immediately after surgery this is due to the anesthetic. You may also have visible swelling and bruising to your lower face. Effective pain relief medication is administered as you need it so you will not feel pain, you will feel more of a discomfort and certainly tiredness. It can also be common for patients to feel unusually emotional after having facial surgeries this again is due to the anesthetic and nature of the surgery. This would only last a day or two and it is not evident in all cases.

You would be required to stay in Phuket for a total of 14 days when having a lower face lift, this is so you have enough time to recover and visit your surgeon for follow up appointments. When you return home you may still have some swelling or bruising but this will have reduced considerably from the first week after your surgery. You may also still be required to wear your compression garment. Your surgeon will advise you on how long and how often you should wear this.

For more information on facial surgeries or to find out if you are a suitable candidate for any of these procedures please email us directly at info@lotusmedicalinternational.com or submit an enquiry via our website.

 



A Facelift can be a lower facelift, a neck lift, a brow lift, eye lid surgery or any combination of.

Most often a lower face and neck lifts are performed together in combination. Very rarely will our surgeons advise a neck of facelift alone.

These procedures are categorized the following way;

  • Facelift – a lower face and neck lift (with or without the eyelid surgery)
  • Full Facelift- a lower face, neck and brow lift (with or without eyelid surgery)

The recommended length of stay in Phuket for these procedures is 16 days. Clients are provided with a full treatment plan and accurate quote after the surgeon has reviewed images of their face and has understood their main concerns.

 Incisions

When having a facelift incisions are made around the ears to tighten the skin of the lower face. The incisions will be behind and in front of the ears and are barely visible after time.

When having a brow lift there are two types of incisions; endoscopic which is less invasive or a full incision which is more invasive. Upper eye lid surgery can also sometimes be referred to as a brow lift.

When having eyelid surgery incisions are made in the folds of the eyes and the excess skin is removed to give a more taught appearance. This procedure can be done under local or general anesthetic. The recommended length of stay in Phuket for this procedure is 9 days.

Recovery

Recovery from facelift surgery can be expected to be uncomfortable as there is quite a bit of bruising and/or swelling after receiving these procedures. However, pain relief medication is much more affective in Thailand than it is compared to that used in countries such as England, Australia and New Zealand.  A full head garment is to be worn after having facelift surgery to prevent and help with residual swelling. Each client will be advised by their surgeon as to how long they should wear this garment for, depending on which combination of procedures they have had.

To find out more information on facelift surgery please email us directly at info@lotusmedicalinterntional.com

 


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Do you find that even with diet and exercise you cannot achieve the flat stomach you have always wanted? Tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and fat from the tummy area to create a flatter, younger looking and more taut appearance.

Many people choose to combine tummy tuck surgery with liposuction to help them to achieve that new slimmer waist. You can decide if this is an option for you during your consultation with your surgeon. There are two different ways of doing a tummy tuck and again the best method for you will be decided during your consultation.

Who is tummy tuck surgery for?

Tummy tuck surgery is for anyone who has loose skin around the stomach area that they cannot shift through diet or exercise. Quite often people who have lost a lot of weight will have loose folds of skin around the stomach area and this operation is ideal for them. It is also for used for women who have stretched skin and muscles after being pregnant and who have no more plans to have children. Tummy tuck surgery can restore confidence to people who feel self-conscious due to a flabby overhanging stomach.

What can I expect?

You can expect a slimmer waist with a flatter and tauter appearance. You can expect excellent slimming and shaping results enabling greater self-confidence. The results are usually long lasting as long as you follow a balanced diet and exercise. If you do put on weight following the surgery fatty bulges can appear.

What does the surgery involve?

Tummy tuck surgery is done under general anaesthetic and requires an overnight stay in hospital and usually lasts for 1-2 hours.

In most cases an incision is made from hip to hip just around your bikini line. An incision is also made to free your tummy button. Loose skin and fatty tissue are removed, any damaged abdominal muscles are repaired and a new hole is cut for your tummy button. The incisions are then sutured closed.

Many people choose to have liposuction at the same time as their tummy tuck to create an even smaller waist.

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Take a little walk

Immediately after tummy tuck surgery you will be very tired however, your surgeon will ask you to take a walk before leaving the hospital. This will get your body moving after being horizontal for so long. It will prevent deep vein thrombosis and help to get your bowels moving. Which, can be a problem after surgery and whilst taking pain relief medication.

Follow your surgeons post tummy tuck surgery instructions

Due to the effectiveness of pain relief medication you should be feeling fine after tummy tuck surgery, this may make you feel like you can go out and do things that perhaps your body isn’t ready for. Rest up it’s not worth hindering your recovery, risking infection, causing bleeding or delaying your healing.

Advice for a quicker and successful recovery after Tummy Tuck surgery

Look after yourself

It’s always wise to follow a healthy lifestyle; if you eat right you will feel right. Before undergoing any type of surgery you should be in good physical health. Start to make healthier lifestyle changes before surgery. It is advised to not smoke or drink alcohol for at least two weeks prior to your tummy tuck surgery. To insure you are covered by our surgical guarantee you must refrain from smoking for 4 weeks prior to and 4 weeks after your surgery. You must stop drinking alcohol for 1 week prior to your surgery and for the complete post-operative period until you have finished your course of antibiotics.

Post tummy tuck surgery compression/support garments

You must wear your compression or support garments when instructed to do so by your surgeon. For tummy tuck surgery you may be advised to wear it for a couple of months so making sure you buy the correct size and a comfortable fit are important. Lotus Medical has sought out good quality garments, we can advise you on where to buy these from. Compression garments aid recovery after having tummy tuck surgery and keep swelling to a minimum; you will get better results from wearing your garment as advised by your surgeon.


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breast implants in Thailand

There has always been a long-standing controversy about people deciding to have Breast Implants in Thailand.  A lot of the media from overseas have chosen to paint a bad picture in regards to having Breast Implants in Thailand. Why do they do this? Well the simple answer is that the cosmetic surgeons at home do not want to loose business to their rival cosmetic surgeons in Thailand.

For many years women have ignored what has been shown on their local media and after doing their own research or speaking to friends they have decided that having breast implants in Thailand is actually a good option. The highly experienced surgeons here, coupled with the state of the art hospitals and cost effective surgery mean that Thailand has hundreds and thousands of women that have decided to come to Thailand for breast surgery.

Breast Implants in Thailand vs Australia

Recently in Australia one of the companies that offers breast implant surgery decided to lower it’s costs to be more in line with those in Thailand. In order to cost cut they used surgeons with little experience and often women were asked to leave on the same day as their breast surgery after having a general aneasthetic. This is something that just never happens in Thailand and which the surgeons here do not deem to be safe or acceptable. This Institute also made headline news in Australia after three of its patients were hospitalize due to serious illness after surgery, two of them because of errors with aneasthetic.

So something that therefore must be considered by anyone thinking about having breast implant surgery is…………… If deciding to have breast implant surgery and looking for a cost effective option, will you have a better experience if having breast implants in Thailand or is having surgery at home a better option?


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Why would anyone consider having a tummy tuck Thailand!?!

Most patients who are interested in having a tummy tuck look for cosmetic surgeons in heir own country or region. While this is a great way to get a tummy tuck, it might not be the most efficient or cost effective way to get this procedure.  Medical tourism is only gaining popularity, and Thailand is quickly becoming one of the best countries for a tummy tuck, whether the patient is a resident of Thailand or she is simply looking for a safe, affordable tummy tuck procedure.

What are the benefits of the best tummy tuck Thailand has to offer?

  1. Safety – One of the biggest concerns of those who travel to have a cosmetic procedure done is how safe that procedure is actually going to be. When a patient decides to get the best tummy tuck Thailand can offer, she can rest assured known that she has chosen an excellent country from which to receive this procedure and that Thailand has some of the most skilled cosmetic surgeons in the world.
  2. Great results – The ultimate test of how good a tummy tuck surgeon can be is how well his patients like their results. Surgeons here in Thailand have consistently great results, so those that are looking for great results should definitely consider working with a doctor from this country.
  3. More affordable – Cosmetic surgery, especially in Western countries is very expensive and it is rarely covered by any kind of insurance. When deciding on medical tourism for a tummy tuck, Thailand makes a great option, simply because a patient can get the same procedure, with the same quality of results, at a much better price. In American and Europe, most cosmetic surgeons charge about the same for similar procedures, but surgeons outside of these medical communities can charge much lower rates.
  4. A better appearance – A tummy tuck can help to get rid of excess skin and fat that creates a bulge in the stomach area. Many women and men dislike how this bulge makes them look. The best tummy tuck Thailand has to offer is a great option for removing this bulge and creating an appearance that the patient is proud of and wants to show off.

Getting cosmetic surgery overseas used to be very taboo. Today, however, traveling to another country to get cosmetic surgery is a safe and popular way to get procedures like tummy tucks. Contact us today for more information!

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As cosmetic surgery continues to gain a wide range of prominence and popularity among people in several countries, its operational cost is not spared in anyway. In recent years, there has been a great migration from several countries in Europe and America to the East for a cheaper liposuction surgery.

Surgery as a life-changing process has now been taken very seriously by a lot of people from different countries. The growth of quality cosmetic surgeons in Thailand is one major reason why the country has rapidly become a remarkable medical tourism nation. This has led to the establishment of several reputable companies and formidable clinics that specialize in carrying out liposuction surgery.

The evolution of liposuction over the last 15 years has been drastically improved by tending to be a very safe and effective surgical process which majorly deals with the removal of excess fat deposits from designated body areas so as to improve body physique, contour and overall body appearance.

Liposuction surgery in Thailand

In Thailand, clients are allowed to make their own choices on the type of liposuction procedure they want. The cannula which is a small stainless steel suctioning instrument is often used to get the job done.

Performing liposuction surgery in Thailand is extremely safe and healthy.

Before the operation a sterile liquid is infused in to the body, this reduces the likelihood of trauma and bruising.

Then the process of excess fat removal is then started by inserting the cannula through tiny inconspicuous incisions into areas that contain excess fat. Fat is extracted either through the use of a canula or a suction pump thereby resulting into an improved and smoother body contour as an aftereffect.

Liposuction is always carried out under a general aneasthetic and patients therefore remain in hospital for one or two nights after their surgery. During recovery a compression garment must be worn to reduce the buildup of fluid at the site of surgery. There is often a small amount of bruising and swelling. The surgeons encourage patients to engage in a short walk of about 1 – 2 miles in the days after surgery. They also ask that patients are here for a full seven days after surgery for proper follow up.

Due to the experience of the surgeons traveling to Thailand to undergo a liposuction surgery can produce better results with less bruising.


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We are finding that more and more people are deciding to come to have their Face Lift Surgery in Thailand. There are many benefits to having Face Lift in Thailand; reduced costs versus being at home, the exceptional experience that the Thailand surgeons have with Face Lift Surgery and not to be underestimated the ability to recover away from the stresses at home and prying eyes.

When having Face Lift in Thailand the surgeons can advise a variety of different options for you. Sometimes our Thailand surgeons advise just a Lower Face or Neck Lift but quite often Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lift can be advised as part of the overall procedure to give the best overall results. We can arrange what is called an online consultation for you so that our surgeons can assess your case and give you feedback on exactly which procedures are best for you.

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The costs for Face Lift in Thailand are very competitive versus other parts of the world; a Lower Face and Neck Lift in Thailand costs from around $8,000 and we have heard of clients being quoted in excess of $20,000 in Australia and America for these procedures.

After Face Lift Surgery the face can be quite swollen and even bruised. It usually just takes a few days for most of the bruising to disappear but it can take several weeks for the swelling to go down. Most of our surgeons ask that you will stay for fourteen days after your surgery for proper follow up and so that you can have all of your stitches removed before going home. One of the benefits if having your cosmetic surgery in Phuket is that during this recovery period you can afford the luxury of your hotel room where you can order room service, have someone else do your laundry and cleaning or even sit and relax by the pool. It makes for a much more pleasant recovery than being at home. Having cosmetic surgery in Phuket also means that you won’t be seen by people that you know during your recovery period which is often something that people are very grateful for.

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What most Western people are not aware of is that there are two distinct types of Rhinoplasty surgery which are very different. One type is used more often in Western clients and this is often referred to as Open Rhinoplasty. The other type, known more often as Asian Rhinoplasty, is used primarily in Asian people. So what is the difference between these two different types of Rhinoplasty?

Western people generally have larger noses than their Asian counterparts. When Western people want to change their nose it is usually to change the shape or to refine the nose or to make the nose smaller. Our surgeons in Thailand generally use what is called open Rhinoplasty. During this technique the bones and cartilage within the nose are re-shapen to give the nose a more refined appearance.

Asian people quite often have smaller noses and quite often the bridge of the nose is very low. The type of Rhinoplasty therefore performed in Asian people involves placing a stent in the nose to raise the bridge of the nose. This stent is made of silicone.

Our surgeons in Thailand operate most often on Western clients, so unlike other surgeons in Thailand they have a vast amount of experience at the Western type of Rhinoplasty. One of the things that you should consider when wanting to have Rhinoplasty in Thailand is how much experience the Thailand surgeon has with performing the Western type of Rhinoplasty.

Open Rhinoplasty is a much more complicated surgery than the Asian style of Rhinoplasty. Open Rhinoplasty usually lasts between 2 to 3 hours and is always performed under a general anesthetic. During open Rhinoplasty the bone and the cartilage within the nose have to be very carefully manipulated by the surgeon and this type of surgery should only ever be done by a surgeon that specialises in Rhinoplasty. With Asian Rhinoplasty, this takes about an hour and it is done with a local anesthetic and is a very simple procedure. We recommend therefore that if you are deciding to have Rhinoplasty in Thailand that you make sure that your surgeon is someone who is well trained in the Western type of open Rhinoplasty that you need.



Phuket for cosmetic surgery

Thousands of medical travelers make their way to Thailand and to Phuket each year, so why are so many people opting to have Cosmetic surgery in Phuket?  Obviously one of the main reasons that people wish to travel to Thailand for surgery is because of the huge cost savings of having plastic surgery in Phuket or Thailand versus the costs at home.  But have you ever stopped to think about the other benefits?  A few years ago more people tended to go to Bangkok for surgery but the tables have turned and more and more people are now travelling to Phuket for cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic surgery is available throughout many cities in Thailand but most people nowadays are choosing to have Phuket Surgery, what is the reason for this?  Well there are many reasons; the plastic surgeons in Phuket are among the best in Thailand and the most experienced at dealing with international clients.  Therefore they also have the most experience at Western type surgeries versus performing surgery on Asian patients as there can be many differences especially with surgeries such as Rhinoplasty of which there is a very distinct Western and Asian type.

So what are the other reasons that people are choosing Phuket Surgery?  Having plastic surgery in Phuket also means that you have a perfect tropical island environment in which to rest and recover.  When having surgery at home you still have daily stresses to deal with during your recovery, who is going to do the washing, cooking, cleaning and school runs? When you come to Thailand you can completely kick back and relax.  Instead of having to deal with day to day tasks at home you can sit by the pool, call room service and rely on the hotel staff to clean your room and do your laundry.  There simply is no better place than Phuket for plastic surgery and for the perfect recovery.

Why not let Lotus Medical organise a full Thailand surgery package for you?  We can arrange a package to include your surgery, transfers, accommodation, medical host and mobile phone. This means that when you are having cosmetic surgery in Phuket you can be assured of one of the best hotels, you can also rely on the fact that you will be fully supported during your trip and that you always have someone that you can contact if you have any questions.

Cosmetic surgery Phuket, has to be a pretty good choice for anyone!