While you may not like the idea that you’re growing older, that doesn’t mean you have to stop living with the dedication and energy of your youth. Although a facelift can’t take decades off of your appearance, it can help you maintain your looks well into the future and may even make you look a few years younger.
Who is a Candidate?
Ideally, candidates for facelift surgery have wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin on the bottom half of their face. The best candidates possess a good bone structure and still have some degree of skin elasticity, are between 40 and 60 years of age and in good physical and mental health.
When you’re considering facelift surgery, you should first schedule a consultation with Facial Aesthetic Concepts. They will determine what the best approach will be, answer your questions and address any concerns you might have about the surgery.
The surgeon can also use specialized computer software that will give you a better picture of what your desired results would look like, which can help you maintain realistic expectations.
Full vs. Mid Facelift
A mid facelift procedure is designed to minimize wrinkling around the mouth and eyes without addressing the neck and jaw areas.
This surgery is considerably less invasive than a full facelift, which means that patients enjoy a faster recovery and less discomfort afterward. A mid-facelift is also frequently performed alongside brow lifts or eyelid surgery.
Every face is unique. For this reason, the incisions and techniques used during surgery will vary depending on the patient. To perform a full facelift, the surgeon will create incisions slightly above the hairline and down past the ears. The facial skin will then be tightened into the desired position.
To perform a mid-facelift, small incisions are created around the eyes, mouth and hairline. The surgeon will use an endoscope, which consists of a tiny tube with a camera mounted on it, to enable them to see the process. This is what allows them to create such tiny, barely noticeable incisions.
Through these incisions, the skin will be tightened, thereby ridding you of unwanted wrinkles. The resulting scars will be minimal enough that nobody will know you’ve had surgery. Recovery after the mid-facelift procedure usually takes around one week.
The result of having facelift surgery is a younger, fresher and more vibrant version of yourself. Although some people worry that it will cause their face to look tight or “surprised,” this will not happen with a capable and talented surgeon. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to schedule a consultation.