Aging is inevitable. However, maintaining a young physical appearance is not. Our skin reflects everything ranging from wrinkles, saggy jowls, fine lines to hollow spots. However, do not worry as countless options are available for people who desire to present a much younger outer appearance. A facelift is one of the most frequent methods individuals choose to follow in this case.
A face lift is a surgical process that can help reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, saggy skin especially around the areas of jowls and neck and all other signs of aging. Although this process has raised quite a few controversies in the past, times have changed. With the discovery of new and upgraded technology, the facelift has become a much safer and preferred method.
How is a facelift performed?
It is vital to consider the kind of anesthetic that needs to be used before the treatment is performed. Both local IV anesthesia and general anesthesia is offered to you. It helps you sleep comfortably while the surgery is performed with precision.
Before the surgeon creates incisions, he makes sure to make the incision lines closest to your hairline. This is done to minimize the visibility of the scar. The surgeon then makes the incision along your hairline. After that, they go down your hair and then continue making the incision along the hairline that is around the back of your head.
After this, the fat from different regions of your face can be repositioned to provide a youthful look depending on the desired outcome. The skin is then re-draped over new facial contours. Any skin surplus is then cut off.
A second incision is made under the chin in case you also wish to alter your sagging neck’s appearance. After repositioning and removing excess skin, the surgeon closes the incisions with sutures or skin adhesives.
How is the recovery rate?
A bandage is wrapped over your face to help you heal faster after undergoing a facelift. This makes sure to minimize the swelling and bruising after effects. However, the swelling might take some months before significant changes, that is, results are noticeable. After undergoing a facelift, make sure to use sun protection and follow a healthy routine. This ensures the surgery outcome lasts long.
Please feel free to book appointments with the specialists at Laurel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery to find out more about a facial lift or other cosmetic procedure. Visit their website below for more detailed information.
Phone number: (814) 849-6591