These days there are more options than ever before when it comes to facial rejuvenation, but still, one of the most popular and effective ways to bring youth back into the face remains to be facelift surgery. Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to lift the face to decrease common signs of aging in the areas of the face and neck.
Over time, skin begins to loosen around the face and neck area due to gravity, heredity, or sun exposure. A facelift can reduce the appearance of aging and address a number of issues. Let’s take a look at some of the issues which can be improved through facelift surgery: It can improve the appearance of a double chin
Often times a facelift surgery may be done in conjunction with a brow lift or eyelid lift surgery for a more complete rejuvenation. It’s important to note that while a facelift surgery is one of the most comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedures, there are some things it will not change. Your fundamental appearance will not be altered through a facelift, nor will it keep your face from aging further in the future.
Ideal candidates for a facelift procedure are in good physical and mental health, non-smokers, with a realistic expectation for the procedure outcome. Candidates experience excess skin in the face and neck area that can make them feel uncomfortable with their appearance. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks which you should discuss in detail with your Plastic Surgeon. You should ask any and all questions and address your goals and concerns with your Plastic Surgeon in order to assure a safe procedure and positive outcome.
Let’s take a look at the procedure itself:
Following the procedure, during your recovery, it will be important to follow your Plastic Surgeon’s instructions and restrictions for optimal healing. Patients can usually return to their normal daily activities after two weeks, but should wait about four weeks for more strenuous activity and exercise. Most people feel presentable after a few weeks, but it may take two or three months for the face to return to its natural appearance and for tightness to disappear. It may take several months for incision line to fully mature and swelling to completely go down. During recovery, you will need to continually be aware of staying protected from the sun. If you experience any shortness of breath or chest pain, seek medical attention immediately.
As you heal, your results will be more and more revealed. The swelling and bruising will go down and you will be left with a well-rested, revitalized and more youthful appearance. After your facelift procedure, you can expect to experience a boost in self-confidence with a more rejuvenated appearance. A facelift can give long lasting natural results that age along with you.