Once upon a time, facelifts were only for movie stars and the super-rich. However, constant improvements in surgical techniques and dramatic declines in cost have brought the benefits of a facelift within the reach of most people. In fact, the demand for facelifts have risen by nearly 15 percent in the past year. But what exactly is involved in getting a facelift and what are the benefits?
What is a Facelift?
The term facelift is a general term covering an array of procedures that help to protect and restore the face from the signs of aging. By the age of 40, most people have begun to show sagging of at least some parts of their face. Many people also experience less ability for their skin to stretch, while developing wrinkles and folds of skin that can dramatically alter their appearance. A facelift is simply a type of surgical procedure in which the skin is adjusted to lessen the effects of sagging and wrinkling, while also making new wrinkles and sagging less likely.
Getting a Facelift
The parts of the face that are most affected by aging varies from person to person. It can also depend on such factors as whether you are a smoker, your degree of sun exposure over the years or whether you have a genetic tendency towards certain physical traits as you age. Every face is unique, so there is often a wide variance in which facelift techniques work best for each person. A facelift may consist of a repositioning of the entire soft tissue under the face, or it can be much more limited in terms of addressing only certain areas of the face – with a Microlift – or neck that have become wrinkled or sagging.
Effectiveness of a Facelift
The effects of a facelift are surprisingly long lasting. Studies have shown that nearly six years after surgery, three out of four people were still enjoying a more youthful appearance than they had before their surgery. Unwanted side effects are also rare and are usually minor and temporary.
In the past, facelifts were sometimes criticized as looking too perfect and therefore unnatural, but improved techniques have made the modern results of a facelift appear much more natural. Many people who have a facelift report that not only do they look younger, but in some ways they actually look better than they ever did.
Schedule Your Consultation
No one but a licensed medical professional can tell you what specific forms of facelift techniques would be best for you. Our medical team at Facial Aesthetic Concepts can help determine if a facelift is right for you. We also offer a variety of other treatments, and we’ll work with you to customize a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to schedule your consultation.
None of us can permanently reverse the march of time, but you could look a lot better, and for a lot longer, with the help of a rejuvenating facelift.