Is a Facelift Right For You?
Celebrity tabloids revel in evaluating celebrity facelifts and often comment on the quality of the facelift and whether or not there is a drastic alteration to the appearance. This popular type of analysis raises some important questions. What is the goal of a facelift? Do people want a whole new face? Do they want to go from their sixties to their twenties in one fell swoop of the scalpel? It is important to understand the problem that facelifts address in order to answer these questions.
Facelift Surgery: A Real Facelift
Facelift surgery is a well known and procedure used to lift the sagging skin on the face. A cosmetic procedure, known as rhytidectomy, that gives a youthful appearance by the surgical removal of wrinkles. Over the past century, facelifting surgery has undergone many changes. In fact, techniques which were standard as far back as the late 1990s have been developed to ensure safety and quicker recovery. Facelifting surgery was traditionally performed on people who were older and had developed significant sagging. It frequently involved hospital admission and general anesthesia. Today, people do not wait until they look “old” before pursuing cosmetic surgery. They want to keep the face they have, but they want a more natural and enhanced appearance. The goal is to look young throughout your life. Facelifting surgery is now routinely performed under local anesthesia with light sedation as an outpatient in our accredited operating rooms and with significantly reduced downtime and quicker recovery.
The Solution to Facial Aging
Facial aging causes sagging skin from the cheek bone to the jaw line and the upper part of the neck. A properly performed facelift addresses the drooping skin and sets the clock back on someone’s appearance by ten to fifteen years.
Procedures to Accompany a Facelift
The facelifting procedure can accompany other procedures, such as a neck lift, a eyebrow lift or eyelid lift, or the fractionated laser. A neck lift raises the loose skin from the jaw line to the lower part of the neck. Although a facelift does not include lifting of the eyebrows or eyelids, it can be accompanied by eyelifts and eyebrow lifts at the same time. An eyelid rejuvenation technique can complement the facelift by achieving a desired shape and balance to the face. The new Micro Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment can also help on achieve remarkable results when combined with little downtime. The Micro Fractional CO2 laser technology diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, scars (such as acne), and discoloration (such as from sun damaged skin) while it smoothes and tightens the surface of one’s skin, and boosts collagen production for up to six months.
Benefits of Facelift Surgery
Aging is inevitable. Facelift surgery can improve one’s appearance by reversing the aging clock by up to 15 years younger. A good facelift can boost one’s self-esteem and confidence both socially and professionally. Studies have shown that looking good has a direct correlation to higher pay. A facelift will:
- Remove Sagging or Loose Skin of the Face or Neck
- Tighten the Facial Muscles
- Improve Contour of the Face
Considerations before Facelift
A facelift improves one’s appearance and can boosts one’s self-esteem, however it is not for everyone. Good candidates for a facelift have:
- Sagging or loose skin on the face or neck
- Good overall health
- Skin elasticity and suppleness
- Strong bone structure
- Realistic expectations
Some patients might be able to reach their aethetic goals with a less invasive procedure, such as a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or the Micro Fractional CO2 Laser. Some patients might need to combine face lift surgery with other procedures, such as a neck lift or a brow lift, in order to achieve their optimum results. Patients who understand both the possibilities and limitations tend to be happier with the results that can be achieved by a facelift. A proper consultation with Dr. Prasad will help determine if you a candidate for a facelift surgery.
With Dr. Prasad’s Quick Recovery Facelift procedure, the recovery time is about 1 week. With significantly less downtime than traditional facelifting methods, patients are able to return to their normal lifestyle.