The Facelift Procedure Smoothes Away Lines for a Younger Look
Your skin is more susceptible to daily wear and tear once you’ve reached a certain point in your life. It has lost some of its elasticity by this point, and your rate of collagen protein production has slowed down. This unfortunately leaves your face vulnerable to developing sagging skin.
Along with sagging skin, deep furrows and wrinkles appear on the face with age in numerous regions of the face. A facelift can fix these problems for you in order to restore a more youthful look.
What Is a Facelift?
The facelift procedure, also called the rhytidectomy, can be used to reduce the appearance of facial folds, wrinkles, fine lines, creases, and other signs of aging. Its overall goal is to improve the appearance of your jaw and face.
The surgery is done by creating inconspicuous incisions and then lifting and tightening the muscles beneath the surface. Dr. Richardson or Dr. Cain will also remove any excess tissues and pockets of fat that are adding to the aged and tired appearance of your face. It rejuvenates your facial structure and creates a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Once the procedure is completed, the incisions are closed using surgical sutures and dressed to keep out any germs.
Many facelift techniques are available. During a consultation with Dr. Richardson or Dr. Cain, you can point out your problem areas and he will suggest your best facelift option. Together, the two of you will come up with a solid surgical plan that’s pleasing to the both of you.
Good Candidates for the Surgery
You may be a good candidate for a facelift if you’re willing to follow your doctor’s post- and pre-operative care directions to the letter. You should also have realistic expectations for your results from the procedure.
Here are a few factors that most patients who want to undergo a facelift share:
• Your skin still has some elasticity: This is important in the healing process. If your skin has lost all of its natural flexibility and suppleness, then the surgery can still be helpful, but may require additional procedures to achieve the best results.
• You have a strong bone structure: Having a strong bone structure contributes to good results. Bone structure is what ultimately provides support to the skin. This can be augmented with fat transfer, facial implants, or facial injectables if needed.
• You are in good overall health: A facelift is a procedure that requires some healing time. A candidate who is in good general health is preferred in order for the recovery process to be effective and safe.
• You have excess skin on your neck and face: You may be considering the facelift procedure if you want to remove excess skin from these areas. It’s the tightening of the skin that helps with the reduction of wrinkles and the appearance of lines.
Contact Our Office to Schedule Your Consultation
Are you ready to find out more about the facelift process, the recovery period, and the typical results for this procedure? If so, it’s best to speak with an experienced medical professional. Contact the office of Dr. Richardson and Dr. Cain if you would like to schedule an informative consultation.