As we age, we may still feel young on the inside, but nature begins to remind us that the clock is ticking. This is especially the case when it comes to the facial skin. Sagging, creasing, folding and the appearance of jowls are all the result of gravity pulling down on skin that is no longer properly supported. The decrease in collagen production certainly doesn’t help.
One way to combat the problem of facial folds and skin wrinkling is to undergo a simple facelift procedure. This cosmetic treatment is performed in-house, with no overnight stay necessary. A facelift will help to correct folds and creases that occur on the cheeks, near the jawline and around the mouth and eyes. We recommend this procedure for those mature individuals looking for a long-term solution to the problem of age-related skin wrinkling on the face.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a simple surgical procedure to smooth the skin on the lower half of the face. This is accomplished by pulling the skin upward and removing any excess.
During a consultation at our office, we examine the facial skin and note the thickness, where excess wrinkling is occurring and the amount and location of fatty tissue deposits on the cheeks or near the jaw. In many cases, a facelift is combined with a removal process, where excess fat is extracted after the skin is pulled away from the underlying tissues.
Generally, a traditional facelift takes about two hours to perform. After excess fat is removed, the skin is then pulled upward and outward. The end result is a more youthful, refreshed appearance. The client has much smoother skin, with less visible wrinkling or creasing. A traditional facelift can also result in the disappearance of crow’s feet and smile lines. Once healing is complete, the smoother skin surface will last for up to two or three years.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
You can indeed turn back the clock and look as young as you feel. Consult with the experts at Facial Aesthetic Concepts so that you can learn exactly how a facelift can restore your facial skin to its more youthful appearance. In some cases, we recommend combining a facelift with a neck lift or a brow lift. A consultation will determine whether these other lift procedures are likely to produce positive results. We have offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.