Facelifts are one of the most common and successful surgeries to combat signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and fat deposits while lasting for ten years or more. Like any cosmetic surgical procedure, a facelift is a major commitment and is intended to be permanent; making it very important that patients research questions to ask the surgeon in order to make the most of their consultation.
How is a Facelift Performed?
Before deciding on a facelift, it is important to understand what the surgery entails. A facelift procedure requires a general or local anesthetic and is performed by making an incision in order to separate the overlying skin of the face from the muscles and tissue beneath it. If necessary, excess fat is removed, and then the skin is re-draped. Any excess skin will also be removed in order to tighten and firm the skin over the face. There are different types of facelifts available which can be discussed with your surgeon to determine which type is right for you.
What Are The Benefits Of A Facelift?
The most notable benefits associated with a facelift are:
- Lifts the skin; causing jowls and sagging around the neck or jawline
- Softens or eliminates ‘marionette lines’ by pulling the skin to a tighter position.
- Smooths out the appearance of nasolabial folds
- Removes excess fat or volume that has been depleted due to aging
A facelift is an effective way to reverse aging and restore your skin’s firmness and youthful contour with long-lasting results. Regardless of the type of facelift you receive, the scarring will be minimal and well-hidden, so you won’t need to worry about any obvious scarring after the incision sites have healed.
Who is a Candidate for a Facelift?
Anyone who displays mild to moderate signs of aging and if you are bothered by any of the aforementioned items, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Facelifts can correct many problematic areas of the face and are one of the best techniques for creating new contours of the face and neck. In order to be considered for any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you are healthy and have realistic expectations for the outcome. The facelift process does require some downtime and healing that may require additional precautions to ensure best results.