Things You didn’t Know about Facelift Surgery

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How Does a Facelift Surgery Work?

The main technique use by a cosmetic surgeon during a facelift will depends on several factors. These include:

– Facial anatomy of the patient

– Personal goals

– Extent of the facelift (mini or standard)

– If another procedure is also being performed with the facelift

– Performed using general anesthesia.

– Local anesthesia with sedation may be used for some of the less extensive procedures.

Once the initial incisions are made by the plastic surgeon, the skin is separated from the lower connective tissue and muscles. This facilitates cosmetic surgeon to move the deeper facial tissues. It will also help you get rid of the unsightly jowls. The surgery is aimed creating a firmer foundation for the skin.

Thereafter, excess skin is removed. The remaining part of skin is gently laid back over the newly rejuvenated facial tissues. This imparts the face a smoother, more youthful structure sans over-tightening the skin.

Will a Facelift Surgery Improve Eyelids Too?

The term facelift is used for referring to any kind of facial rejuvenation surgery. Interestingly, most people think that a facelift surgery involves operating on the entire face including chin, cheeks, brow, and eyes. Well, this is not wrong because eyes and forehead are a part of face. However, a facelift will only addresses the lower two thirds of the face. This means only the cheeks and jawline are treated by surgeon.

The reason is differences in anatomy. Since muscles, skin, and other tissues combined with the brow and adjacent part of the eyelids are quite distinct. So cosmetic surgery to each of these regions demands completely different set of techniques as compared to those used during a facelift.

Most patients choose to go for a brow lift, eyelid lift, or neck contouring with a facelift surgery. A cosmetic surgeon will perform two different procedures in one operation. Similarly, patients who wish to address aging around the neck or eyes can typically achieve their goals with neck lift or eyelid lift.

Why Choose Board Certified Surgeon?

There is a variety of choices to make when it comes to deciding on a plastic surgeon for a facelift. However, the cosmetic surgery field is wide. With growth in popularity, the number of offerings has also increased.

It is important to keep in mind that any surgeon with the title “cosmetic” to their name may not be suitable for a facelift. It takes additional training, experience, testing and proven results to emerge as a board certified surgeon.

Surgeons who earn this prestigious certification are specifically trained in cosmetic or plastic surgery. After all, you would not want any surgeon doing complex cosmetic procedure on your face. Only one who has earned specialty in specific cosmetic procedures can do justice to the job. Although a very rigorous process, the rules and requirements of certification can protect patient safety and satisfaction.

How Long it Lasts?

A professionally undertaken face/necklift by a top board certified plastic surgeon can keep the face looking younger and rejuvenated for around 7-10 years. However, this will also depend on several factors such as the original skin condition, lifestyle (whether you smoke or drink), and the age at which you underwent surgery. According to experts, the best time to undergo this surgery is at a younger age.

When combined with good skin care regime, abstaining from alcohol and smoking, application of sunscreens, and sun avoidance will increase longevity of the facelift.

Is it worth all the Pain and Money?

Well, it depends on the goal of a patient. There are a number of advantages of having a facelift. It can create a smoother and youthful appearance to the face.

– The skin smooths out.

– Other problem areas of the face can also be addressed at the same time.

– Eliminates and tightens sagging skin.

– Minimizes cheek droops around the jaw line.

– Beautifully lifts the corners of the mouth.

– Minimizes creases between lips and cheeks.

– The incisions behind the ear and in front of ear are not noticeable.

– Face will appear less tired. =====================================================================