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Facelift

What Is A Facelift?

FaceliftAging is an inevitable part of life. Sagging skin around the neck and face, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes are some of the sure signs that a person is getting older. Most people look forward to getting older, but they do not look forward to the unpleasant side effects of aging. That is why many people choose to get facelifts. A facelift is a surgical procedure that can correct sagging around the mid-face, excess fatty deposits and loose skin underneath the chin, some wrinkles and fine lines. Some patients choose to get a facelift performed along with other procedures, such as an eyelid lift.

How Is A Facelift Performed?

Intravenous sedation or heavy anesthesia will be administered prior to this procedure. The incision will be made in the hairline, and it will continue around the ear and stop at the lower end of the scalp. The underlying muscles and tissues will be tightened, and the excess fat will be removed. The facelift incisions will be concealed inside of the hairline and within of the contours of the ear and face.

Therefore, patients will not have to worry about altering their hairstyle in order to hide the scars.

Who Is A Good Candidate For A Facelift?

The vast majority of people who are healthy and do not smoke are considered good candidates for a facelift. Smokers are not considered good candidates for facelifts because they often have a harder time healing from surgeries. People who are interested in getting facelifts should also have realistic expectations about their procedure. This procedure can help promote a more youthful appearance, but it cannot slow down the natural aging process. Furthermore, the results of a facelift are not permanent.

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of A Facelift?

  • A younger-looking appearance. In fact, many patients look five years younger after they get a facelift.
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved facial contours

Facelift FAQ

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Facelift?
Most patients will be able to return to their normal activities within 10 to 14 days of their surgery.

What Are Some Of The Risks Involved With Getting A Facelift?
A facelift is an extremely safe procedure, but it has its risks just like all other types of surgery. Bleeding, unfavorable scarring, fluid accumulation, skin contour irregularities and skin discoloration are some of the risks that are associated with this procedure. Your plastic surgery will give you an overview of all of the risks that come along with this procedure.

How Long Does It Take To Perform A Facelift?
In most cases, a facelift can be completed within two or three hours.

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What Elements of the Face May Benefit From a Face-Lift?

  • Lower face and neck
  • Contour of the chin and neckline
  • Appearance of the cheek and jowls
  • Some lines and wrinkles
  • Deep creases and facial folds
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