Some of our current and potential clients ask us about how dramatic a difference to their facial appearance can be realized by undergoing a facelift procedure. There’s no easy answer because the positive effects of a facelift vary according to the facial features, especially the thickness of the skin, the bone structure, and the location of sags and creases. One thing is certain, however. A facelift can take years off your appearance by lifting, firming, tightening, and smoothing the skin in certain areas.
The traditional facelift is performed to correct noticeable sagging and folding of the skin on the lower one-half of the face. Ideal candidates will be experiencing jowls, horizontal skin folds, and non-set wrinkles created by these folds. The procedure does indeed involve lifting of the skin.
After fat is removed, some muscle tissue may be repositioned. In some cases, the skin is then anchored to the underlying tissues at strategic locations. When the skin is then pulled upward and outward toward the ear, these anchors help to smooth the skin and allow it to lay flat against the supporting tissues.
We will first consult with the client and determine whether this is the ideal procedure to correct skin folds and sags. From there, we may schedule a procedure and give the client an information packet to help prepare. Certain medications being taken by the client may have to be adjusted, and abstaining from alcohol and painkillers is advised in the days leading up to the surgery.
A facelift may sound complicated, but it’s actually a very simple, straightforward procedure. The results can be quite dramatic. In most cases, the procedure results in much smoother facial skin and a disappearance of any jowls. If sagging is occurring on the neck as well, we may suggest combining a facelift with a neck lift procedure.
Most clients report satisfactory results lasting for years. This is one of the main reasons why a facelift is such a popular treatment.
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance, make an appointment at The Plastic Surgery Center to learn more about what a facelift can do for you. You want your confidence and self-esteem back, and a facelift can help you achieve just that. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Sarasota or Bradenton!