Ever thought about going abroad for a facelift? In Malaysia there are top-quality facilities at low prices to help take years off your face and make you look younger.
You can take care of your skin all you want and use expensive skin care products on a daily basis, but sooner or later the ravages of time will show on your face. Combined with stress, pollution and gravity wrinkles, lines, furrows appear on the face. Minimally invasive procedures like the use of botox and fillers work on minor problem areas, but facelift surgery is the only - and longer lasting option - if you want to get rid of your wrinkles.
Often facelift surgery may be combined with eye bag removal, forehead lift and neck lift for the rejuvenation of the entire face, because a simple facelift surgery has some limitations. However, it is great for removing face creases and wrinkles, nose to mouth lines, double chins and also for smoothing out the cheek skin as well.
Malaysia is a tourist destination and a great place for a holiday. You can combine your facelift surgery with a holiday and get a two for one experience. It is also easily accessible from Australia as major airlines fly there. Plus you have the benefit of being in a temperate climate, enjoy traditional Malaysian hospitality and stay in reasonably priced hotels.
You can time your holiday before the surgery as afterwards you will need rest, though you can also recuperate for some time in Malaysia before flying home. You can enjoy the many tourist attractions here including great food, shopping, clubbing and visiting local sites. With most shopping and dining options open till late in the night and even on Sundays, you are not restricted in any way.
Though you can book on your own the internet has many horror stories by patients facing post surgical problems in different parts of the world. A facelift surgery is supposed to make you look younger and not cause problems and surgery by itself is a serious medical procedure with attendant risks. So you really don’t want to gamble with your face by not checking out the credentials of your surgeon or clinic. Your should do your own research - is your surgeon a member of a professional organization? How many procedures have they done? Can you see photos of their work? Are there any previous patients you can talk to? These are all valid ways to assess their credentials - and it's your face, so make sure you're happy.
When you book through Medical Departures, we ensure that you will have a great surgical experience. That is because we check out the qualifications and accreditations of the doctors, visit clinics personally and collect real patient reviews to publish on our site.
Facelift surgery or rhytidectomy as it is clinically known is a standard procedure. The surgeon makes incisions at the hairline till the front of the ears and skin is then pulled and tightened and redraped and sutured. If required, fat may be removed or added for better contouring. The surgery time varies from two to five hours. More complex procedures require an overnight hospital stay, though a mini-face lift that does not involved muscles and tissues may be done on an outpatient basis.
Your face will be bandaged with cotton compression dressings. You will also have to keep your face in an elevated position for as long as recommended by the doctor (this may involve sleeping on a recliner or with more pillows for a few days as well). It will take between 10-15 days for recovery though complete healing will take a few months.
Cosmetic procedures like facelift surgery are not covered by insurance and in Australia it is fairly expensive. You may find it unaffordable since prices start at AUD 15,000. In Malaysia, which has state of the art medical facilities you pay a starting rate of AUD 5,000, a small fraction of the cost in Australia.
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