Facelift Surgery in Hyderabad

A youthful face has smooth contour and no excess skin. Ageing commonly starts in the thirties. With ageing comes loose skin, folds, wrinkles and sagging of face. So far facelift surgery was the only option to lift the face. Facelift surgery brings major change but is not suitable or safe for younger people in their thirties and forties when skin and muscles start getting loose.

Following changes happen with ageing:

  • Extra skin appears.
  • Fat is either lost or shifts down: Fat over the jawline appears in the form of jowls.
  • Bone structure shrinks compromising jawline further.

Ageing changes on the face and neck:

  • Overhanging skin connecting nose and angle of mouth (nasolabial fold) and on the sides of chin (marionette lines)
  • Jowls at the jawline
  • Under Eye Hollows and bags
  • Double chin and excess neck skin

A facelift was traditionally done by surgery but currently many new techniques are being used to achieve a facelift effect without surgery in Hyderabad.

You can be an ideal candidate for a non-surgical facelift procedure if you:

  • have minimal signs of ageing and require small lift up
  • have sagging skin at the age of 35-50
  • have decreased skin elasticity
  • have relapsed from a previous plastic surgery procedure
  • are older and have wrinkles and fine lines

How is the Facelift procedure done at Ambrosia Clinic in Hyderabad?


Pre-procedure consultation is a critical part of any treatment. It not only allows for all questions and doubts to be addressed by Dr. Priti Shukla, one of the top plastic surgeons in Hyderabad, but also allows for planning the way ahead. You may have expectations beyond the realms of reality, the consultation will help align them to what is the best for your body. 

During this consultation, the pros and cons of surgery and non surgical face lift are explained in detail. We decide what is best for you, after understanding your requirements and assessing the possible outcome..

Also all previous medical history is taken into account and costs etc may be discussed openly.


Once you have decided to undergo a Surgical Facelift procedure in Hyderabad at Ambrosia, you will be evaluated for your fitness for anaesthesia and surgery (if the procedure you choose is surgical) by Dr Priti or if necessary by the anaesthesiologist. Your diagnostic test reports will be studied and you will be examined by taking measurements and clinical photographs for your medical record.

You will sign the consent forms and will be given detailed preoperative instructions in writing.


Before taking you inside the operation room, parts to be sculpted will be marked with you standing to shape them to the desired size.


You will be advised to rest and avoid physical activity until the incisions have healed. You will need some assistance initially. The recovery period may vary depending on the extent of the procedure, but for the first few days to up to a week or more after the surgery one may expect some swelling and bruising and general discomfort.

About the Facelift procedure at Ambrosia

The surgical procedure for facelift follows a simple protocol. The incision is in the hairline, around the ear and behind it. The skin over the cheek is lifted up from underlying muscles, pulled backwards and upwards and excess skin is cut out and stitched. Underlying muscles also may be tightened, and liposuction of the under chin area may be performed. Following surgery, incisions can be easily concealed by your hair or with makeup. There may also be a small incision hidden underneath your chin.

What to expect from the procedure:

  • Anaesthesia: General
  • Duration of Surgery: 2- 4 hours
  • Where: Operation Theatre
  • Hospital Stay: 1 day
  • Recovery: Stitches out in one week. Swelling goes down in 2-3 weeks. Pain is minimal.

Non-Surgical Facelift Treatments

Following are the non-surgical facelift treatments available at Ambrosia Clinic, Hyderabad:

  • RF Skin Tightening: Skin is tightened using USFDA approved radiofrequency technology. a painless procedure with no downtime . More than one sitting is required.
  • Fillers (Juvederm): Juvederm is a US-FDA approved injection for wrinkles. Liquid facelift and 7 point facelift are techniques of giving filler injections to get the effect of facelift.
  • Botox: Botox is a wonder anti-ageing injection.Nefertiti lift is a technique of giving Botox injection to define jawline and give lifted appearance to face.
  • Thread Lift: Absorbable threads can be placed in a minimally invasive clinic procedure into or beneath the skin to tighten the skin.
  • Profilo: An anti-aging wonder-injection used to prevent ageing and make skin regenerate and tighten. It is used in the face, neck, hands and body.

Recovery Timeline


Next Day

After surgical facelift: Next day of surgery your face will look swollen and bruised, especially the eyelids. Swelling starts going down after 48 hrs . It's best you avoid meeting people till the swelling and bruising is gone. Pain is not significant. You can do self care .
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1 Week

Sutures are removed and swelling and bruising is mostly gone
You can do cooking, light household work, driving
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2 Weeks

Driving and desk job, Morning walk,
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1 Month

After surgical facelift: Treadmill/Yoga/Swimming
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2 Months

After surgical facelift: Heavy exercising, Weight lifting
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I am close to my 40th birthday. I have noticed fine lines on my face for the past year or so. Which facelift treatment will be suitable for me?

The doctor will first assess your problem, medical history and the degree of the treatment you require. After an individual assessment, she will prescribe you the treatment that suits you best. Usually surgical options are reserved for people in their forties and above.

How long does the result of a facelift surgery last?

Facelift surgery results are much superior and impressive  compared to non surgical and the results last 5-10 years . We now advise maintenance treatments after surgery to get the most longest lasting results .

If I opt for surgery, will I still require Botox and Juvederm treatments?

Yes, you may benefit with Botox and Juvederm injections to maintain and improve on your surgical results.

At what age should I consider undergoing facelift treatment?

Everyone ages differently. Race, genetics, general health and history of weight loss play an important role. Europeans and North Americans need facelift earlier than Indians or Africans. People who have had fluctuations in weight tend to have more facial sagging. Facelift Inner is done for people 40 years and older. People in the limelight tend to get it done earlier so that the change is subtle and natural, not drastic.

Facelift surgery can be done from 30-75  years olds .

Will there be visible scars after a facelift surgery?

The portion of scar in front of the ear and behind it may be visible in pulled back hairstyles. People usually cover it with a changed hairstyle and concealer. With time the scar fades naturally and is visible only on close inspection.

Will it be obvious that I have had a facelift?

People will definitely notice that you look younger and refreshed but they won’t see scars.

I am 55 yrs old and would like to look younger. However, I do not want any major surgery or scars. What are my options?

Fat injections, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, injectable fillers, facial liposuction, implants, and thread lift are the alternatives to the facelift. The overall result is not as drastic as the facelift. Single or combination of these procedures may be needed depending on the individual’s requirement. These procedures are scarless and can be done in individuals who are not fit for major anaesthesia.

How is a surgical facelift different from a laser facelift?

These are 2 different things. Surgery removes the skin, fat and tightens the muscles. Laser resurfacing by the CO2 laser can remove superficial wrinkles but can not do the other things. Milder laser rejuvenation procedures like IPL give even less result than CO2 laser, after multiple sittings. Younger people with early fine wrinkles of the face without real sagging can opt for the laser.

What is Thread lift and how is it different from surgical facelift?

Special barbed threads are available (imported) that can be inserted under the skin through long needles under local anaesthesia. Multiple threads are required. The threads can pull the skin in the desired direction. Advantages of threads are- no scars and no major surgery. Disadvantages are that the result does not last very long and many threads are needed which can be expensive. However, with a surgical procedure, the results last up to 6 yrs or so but with some scarring.

Some beauty parlours offer facelifts. What is that procedure since they are obviously not trained plastic surgeons?

With some machines that allow the muscles to be stimulated they offer a facial massage. Understandably so, that is not a face-lift.

What is a non-surgical facelift?

A non-surgical face lift is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure. This helps to lift the facial contours and adds volume in the specific areas of the face; without undergoing any surgery.

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