The Facelift Is a Popular Cosmetic Option
Do you want your skin to look ten years younger? This can be achieved with the help of the facelift procedure. The facelift can restore your facial contours and remove signs of the aging process for a younger appearance. If you want to get rid of that sagging on your face, the facelift can be a great option.
How Is a Facelift Done?
A facelift is performed in a number of steps. The first step of the facelift procedure is administering anesthesia. The type of anesthesia given usually varies; it can be a general anesthesia or a mild one given along with sedatives. This serves to eliminate any potential for pain or discomfort during the procedure.
The second step of the facelift procedure involves the creation of incisions. The incision involved in the traditional facelift begins at the temple region of the forehead, just where the hairline is, and continues to the back of the ear, ending at the lower scalp.
For the third step, underlying fat in the face is redistributed to improve the appearance of the face, and sometimes the tissues underlying the face are also repositioned. Any excess skin is trimmed away, and the skin is tightened, giving the patient an enhanced look.
After all this is done, the incisions are all securely closed. They are closed with the help of sutures, or even glue or staples. For a few days, sterile gauze will be used to wrap your face. With time, the surgical areas will heal and you will be able to see and enjoy the final results of your facelift.
Who Can Undergo a Facelift?
Whether you can undergo a facelift or not is determined by a number of factors:
• The elasticity of a person’s skin is one of the major criteria to check before a facelift can be performed. This is because during the facelift, the skin is stretched to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. When the skin has greater elasticity, it will be easily able to adapt to its new position.
• A candidate for a facelift must not have expectations so high that they cannot be fulfilled. You must have realistic expectations when it comes to cosmetic procedures. When a patient expects too much, it usually ends in disappointment.
• A candidate should have good bone structure, as it will give the face the required support for the surgery to take place successfully.
• The candidate must be healthy and not suffering from any pre-existing conditions that can hamper the facelift procedure.
Facelifts can also be done along with other cosmetic procedures for an enhanced look.
Get Started with Your Facelift
The facelift can give you a completely changed look that still appears natural and beautiful. The facelift can also reduce the appearance of loose folds of skin near the neck to avoid a double chin. With the help of this procedure, you can enjoy your youthful skin once again.
To get started with your procedure, contact our office and arrange a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Carl Lentz.