Surely, every woman and every man thought about turning the clock back to look like they did back in the day at least once. Fortunately, such miracles happen not only in fairy tales.
Today, almost anyone can return their youthful looks, at least as far as the face is concerned. A facelift surgery tightens facial tissue restoring a natural, youthful appearance. It includes removal of excess, sagging skin, smoothing of deep folds, as well as tightening of deep facial tissues. In other words, facelift procedure can help a patient look not just younger, but better.
If you are still thinking about whether you should opt in for this “magic” procedure, this article is for you.
Facelift Procedure: What You Need to Know
It’s no secret that we all get older day after day, our skin loses its elasticity, and facial tissue loses its volume. A person is most certainly beautiful at any age, but if aging makes you uncomfortable, we have a solution. After a facelift, patients often experience a tremendous boost in self-confidence as their appearance better reflects their inner energy.
However, a very important point to discuss (if not THE most important one) is choosing a cosmetic surgeon with lots of experience, and certainly a board certified surgeon. Facelift is a complex procedure that requires extensive knowledge in the field of facial anatomy, unique skills and surgical techniques. Not all cosmetic surgeons undergo this training and perform facelifts on a regular basis.
Having decided on a facelift, you will find out that there are two main types of the procedure: mini-facelift and standard facelift. Which one do you need?
Patients with lightly sagging skin are often good candidates for a mini-facelift. This is a less invasive procedure that allows a cosmetic surgeon to tighten deeper facial tissues through shorter incisions, usually located along the hairline. Through these small incisions near ears, the tissues around the cheeks are lifted and tightened to fix the chin, improve the jaw line, and rejuvenate the “tired” appearance.
A mini-facelift can help you eliminate unwanted signs of aging before they become too pronounced, delaying the need for a more serious surgery for many years.
A standard facelift solves the more pronounced aging problems on the face and neck. Although the operation is more extensive than a mini-facelift, and requires more time to recover, the results are more noticeable.
Although a facelift is a complex procedure requiring exceptional surgical skills, the recovery process is surprisingly fast for most patients. Patients usually return to normal daily activities after about 2-4 weeks. Just one month separates you from the look you dream about.
Is Facelift Procedure Worth It?
Once the recovery is over, you will feel refreshed, more confident, and more attractive. You will no longer hide your second chin under scarves and collars, you will not mask flabby skin with a huge amount of makeup, you will smile at your reflection in the mirror and feel that people around you are looking at YOU, not your imperfections.
A facelift is a complex procedure, but not for experienced surgeons. Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer facelifts for men and women in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia. To learn more, contact SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics today to schedule a personal consultation.
We understand that nothing can stop the aging process, but a facelift can give you a second youth!
However, in addition to outstanding work of an experienced surgeon, you also have a job to do: you must maintain your refreshed appearance for as long as possible.
- First of all, maintain healthy weight! Excess weight can negatively affect the results of a facelift rather quickly;
- Do not forget about a comprehensive skincare routine: cleansing, nutrition, hydration;
- Drink more water. The more water we consume, the fresher our skin looks;
- Protect your skin from the sun. After the surgery, you will be more sensitive to sun for several weeks, and after recovery, sun protection helps you stay looking younger longer.
Every surgery has risks associated with it, but if you pick a very experienced, board certified surgeon, it decreases the risks significantly. Although the result will not last a lifetime (with time, a second operation may be needed because the signs of aging will again become visible after a few years), this is a chance to preserve your younger appearance.