Facelifts are one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. This is due in large part to the drastic difference it can make in the appearance of your face. As we age, sun exposure, gravity, and time can all take a toll on the appearance, elasticity, and strength of our facial fat deposits, muscles, and skin. Wrinkles, softening, and drooping can make you look old and tired. A facelift—also called a rhytidectomy—can help solve many of these problems, helping restore the face of your youth. The procedure is done by making incisions near your hairline and can include lifting the underlying fat deposits, tightening your facial muscles, and tightening the skin. After these steps have been done, any excess skin is removed and everything is sutured together so it can heal.
What Does A Facelift Do?
Aging of the skin often results in a less than impressive appearance. Fortunately, a procedure like a facelift can eliminate the visible effects of aging by addressing sagging muscles in the middle of the face, creasing below the eyelids, displaced fat deposits, creases around the nose and mouth, and loose skin. The procedure will tighten the skin to give the glowing look you enjoyed in your early 20’s.
What A Facelift Can’t Do
While people who opt for facelift surgery often see incredible results, it is not a solution to combat aging, though it can diminish its visible impact. The procedure will not drastically change your normal appearance, but it will enhance your natural beauty and make everyone wonder how you turned back the clock a few years.
How To Decide If A Facelift Is Right For You
If you’re looking for a non-surgical option to appear more youthful, a facelift procedure is not right for you. There are other options if you do not wish to undergo surgery, but the results are short-term and often expensive. Never allow friends or family to persuade you to get a facelift. The decision is yours and yours alone. If you want to benefit from skin technology that can give your skin a more youthful look, you may want to consider a facelift. Below is a list of requirements you should meet before discussing the procedure with one of our specialists.
You may consider facelift surgery if:
- You are currently in good health
- You refrain from dangerous habits like smoking
- You retain a realistic idea of what your skin can look like after surgery
For more information on what a facelift procedure can do for you, contact our surgery clinic today.