FAQS on Full Facelift

Who is the candidate? 

Full facelift is recommended for people above 40 years old who have signs of aging 

by removing excess fat and tightening underlying muscles. Full facelift will help 

restore the skin of your face and neck.  Full facelift includes mid-face lift, forehead 

lift, and neck lift. 

How long should I stay in Thailand for Full Facelift? 

A patient should stay in Thailand at least 10-14 days to complete a whole process. On 

an arrival day in Thailand, a patient should stay in a hotel to relax from a long flight 

and have a surgery on the following day. Full facelift will require 4 night stays in the 

hospital. Post operative check up and stitches removal will be done 7-10 days after the 

surgery. 

How is surgery performed? 

Full facelift will be done under General Anesthesia and takes 3-4 hour’s average. The 

incision of full facelift will begin above the hairline at the temple area, brought in 

front of the ear and looping behind the ear lobe and along the lower scalp. In full face 

lift the neck and face will be tightened altogether. The exact placement of incisions is 

determined upon the actual examination of facial structure. The patient may opt to do 

chin liposuction to enhance the result. 

Will anesthesia be used? 

Yes, full facelift is performed under General Anesthesia. 

What is the post-surgical care? 

After the surgery, a patient will have to use cold compress for 2 days and avoid lying 

with the cheeks in contact with bed or pillow for 1 month to prevent hematoma 

formation. Some numbness may persist for 3-6 months. The patient should avoid any 

strenuous activities for at least 4-6 weeks following surgery.  This will give the body 

ample time to adjust as it continues on the healing process. 

How will the scar looks? 

After the surgery, a patient will have to use cold compress for 2 days and avoid lying 

with the cheeks in contact with bed or pillow for 1 month to prevent hematoma 

formation. Some numbness may persist for 3-6 months. The patient should avoid any 

strenuous activities for at least 4-6 weeks following surgery.  This will give the body 

ample time to adjust as it continues on the healing process. 

What are the possible risks and complications? 

Scars are usually hidden by hairline or in the natural creases of face and ears. They 

will fade and scarcely be visible.