With all the wrinkle-fighting techniques on the market today, why would you think about getting a facelift?
There are many reasons to put this option on the list when it comes to treating the skin imperfections that show up over time.
A facelift is the most comprehensive approach to wrinkles and sagging skin that result from age, sun damage and heredity. Cosmetic surgeons offer many options, ranging from minimally invasive “lunchtime lifts” to more extensive, sophisticated techniques.
In essence, a facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying muscle and tissues, and re-drapes the skin over the face and neck area. Unlike many non-surgical options, it can correct sagging skin, jowls or a double chin. Perhaps that’s why a facelift is still considered the gold standard in reversing the effects of aging.
WHEN TO CONSIDER A FACELIFT
A facelift may be a good option for you if …
- You feel that your face does not reflect your youthful spirit and energy
- You feel that your appearance is a social or career obstacle
- You show signs of aging but still have some skin elasticity
- You realize that time, gravity, sun exposure and heredity have taken their toll – and you’d like to restore your looks
WEIGHING THE PROS AND CONS
Here are the top benefits of a facelift:
- It can improve many areas of the face and neck in a single procedure
- Effects can last for 10 years or more
- You can look 10 to 15 years younger after surgery
- The procedure can be used to re-contour the neck and jawline better than any other technique
Here are some of the drawbacks:
- A facelift will not create a “whole new you,” just a younger version of yourself
- There will be some downtime associated with this procedure
- Depending on your age and skin type, you may want a secondary procedure in future years
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THIS SURGERY?
If you are in good general health and have realistic expectations, then you are an excellent candidate for this form of facial cosmetic surgery. The procedure can be used to address many facial issues at once, including:
- Sagging skin in your mid-face or jaw line
- Deep creases extending from your nose to the corners of your mouth
- Lines extending from each corner of your mouth down your chin, also known as “marionette lines”
- Facial volume that has fallen or is displaced
- Sagging and loss of muscle tone in the lower face, resulting in jowls
- A double chin, resulting from loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw
- Creased or sagging skin on your neck
After surgery, the skin on your face and neck will look smoother, firmer and fresher, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Want to learn more about cosmetic facial surgery? Call Dr. Farole’s office to schedule a personalized consultation today. Dr. Farole has worked with thousands of patients in Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, and he will be pleased to answer all of your questions about facelifts, Botox, microdermabrasion and other treatments that can help restore your skin’s youthful appearance.