What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a type of cosmetic surgery that aims to reverse the effects of the aging process. Examples of those effects include deep wrinkles and loose, sagging skin.

Dr. Anthony Farole, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who specializes in maxillofacial and oral surgery, offers facelifts from his facial cosmetic surgery center in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Find out more about facelifts, what they can treat, and the advantages of having one below:

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Facelift Overview

A facelift is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery, both in the United States and abroad. It’s a treatment that people have been having for over a century to correct their facial cosmetic concerns.

Today’s facelifts use modern surgical techniques to provide patients with natural-looking results while minimizing scarring. Facelifts get performed under general anesthesia and take around three to four hours to complete.

Broadly speaking, there are two types of facelifts that Dr. Farole offers: full facelifts and mini facelifts. Standard facelifts correct cosmetic concerns on all areas of the face, whereas mini facelifts only address specific treatment areas.

What Does a Facelift Treat?

A full facelift or rhytidectomy primarily addresses skin sagging around the midfacial region. The surgery also addresses the areas on and around the cheeks and underneath the eyes.

Full facelifts help diminish wrinkles and skin folds by tightening up the skin and getting rid of excess skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Recovery time for a full facelift is around one to three weeks.

A mini facelift or “weekend lift” focuses on correcting skin sagging along the jawline and neck. It’s a minor cosmetic procedure performed by Dr. Farole under local anesthesia, and recovery time is only five to ten days.

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Facelift Surgery Provides Long Lasting Results

The results of facelift surgery are generally most evident around four weeks after the procedure for a full facelift or mini facelift. However, the results will last for several years.

Facelifts aren’t permanent surgical procedures due to changes with the skin as you age. Of course, it’s possible to have secondary procedures carried out when the signs of aging redevelop.

Advantages of Getting a Facelift

Facelifts are undoubtedly the oldest cosmetic treatments available, and they’re one of the most popular in the United States due to the numerous benefits they offer.

For example, a facelift gives a person a more youthful appearance thanks to tighter-looking skin that doesn’t sag. Facelifts also diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Lastly, a facelift can give you a self-confidence boost and make you feel less self-conscious about your appearance.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

You could be a candidate for a facelift if you experience the signs of aging on your face and want a long-term cosmetic solution to address those concerns.

Facelifts are ideally suited to non-smokers that lead a generally healthy lifestyle and are in good health.

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Take the Next Step

Are you interested in learning more about facelift surgery? Schedule a consultation at Dr. Farole’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today.

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