The facelift has long been the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, and with good reason. It comes with many different benefits and can produce truly transformative results. If you’re considering the best facial cosmetic surgery options, then it’s important to know what a facelift can offer with the help of a board certified plastic surgeon. Here are some things to know about the facelift and how it can achieve your facial rejuvenation goals.
What are the benefits?
There are many different benefits to the facelift and it can address a few lesser-known concerns outside of simple signs of aging. These include:
Tighten the neck
Your neck is one of the first and most prominent signs of aging. Just look at some older celebrities, friends, and family members and you’ll notice that their neck is one of the biggest contributing factors that age them. Some facelift procedures will remove and lift the skin on your neck so that your neck matches the anti-aging results of your facelift.
Lift saggy jowls
Another key sign of age is sagging jowls. This happens because our skin loses elasticity and volume as we age, causing facial fat to fall forward on the face. A facelift can smooth and define the lower face for youthful contours around the mouth and jawline.
Reduce deep wrinkles
A facelift can reduce deep wrinkles and lines around your eyes, mouth, jaw, and forehead. This is achieved by removing loose skin that doesn’t otherwise respond to lesser treatments. The result is smooth, youthful skin with a natural look.
How is a facelift performed?
This will depend greatly on the type of facelift you receive as well as what you need to achieve the results you want. There are several types of facelift procedures, including a mini-facelift, midface lift, traditional facelift, and numerous other facial cosmetic surgeries. Some of the factors you and your surgeon will consider are your desires, the areas you are most concerned with, and the severity of aging signs.
What you should do after a facelift
Your aftercare instructions will be modified according to your lifestyle and health needs, but there are a few general precautions you should take, such as:
- Avoiding the sun during your healing process because it can increase visible scarring
- Do not use makeup
- Only use gentle, unscented cleansers and lotion
- Do not apply pressure to your face
- Avoid touching your face
How long does a facelift last?
Unlike many non-surgical cosmetic procedures, a facelift will last many years. Furthermore, you can ensure your facelift results last longer by cleaning and moisturizing your skin daily, wearing SPF regularly, and avoiding harmful substances like tobacco.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to learn more about your facelift options is through a private consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. At our Naples office, Dr. Prysi can assess your goals and plan the right facelift procedure for you using his renowned facial rejuvenation techniques. To get started, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.