When most people start noticing the signs of aging on their face and neck, they use non-invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to slow down this process. Botox, dermal fillers, and other injectables are often used to fill in lines and wrinkles and relax muscle contractions. At some point, though, many who use these treatments find that they are just not doing the job anymore. It is usually at this point when a person starts to consider a surgical procedure such as a facelift in Sarasota to rejuvenate their appearance.
What can a facelift do?
When a person has a facelift performed, their goal is to rejuvenate their lower face area as well as the upper neck. The idea is to regain some of the youth that the person has lost and provide them a more youthful appearance. When a person has what is usually referred to as a traditional facelift, the area that is primarily focused on is the lower face. If a person has what is referred to as a full facelift, the lower face and upper facial area are rejuvenated. So this would likely include having a brow lift and an eyelid lift done during the procedure.
Are there any limitations as to what a facelift can do for a person?
The more you know about the facelift procedure, the more realistic your expectations will be. As we just mentioned, a standard facelift is going to just treat the lower areas of the face. So if you have significant sagging and wrinkles in the area of your mid and upper face, it is good to go into the procedure knowing that multiple procedures will need to be performed for you to get the very best results.
What can I expect?
You are likely interested in knowing the kind of results that you can get with the facelift. When it comes to taking years off your appearance, this is the best cosmetic procedure that is available. It is designed to physically remove some of the sagging skin that you have on your face. The unwanted tissue will be removed, and some of your facial muscles will be tightened. Most people can expect to have at least five years taken off their perceived appearance. In some cases, individuals can expect up to ten years to be taken off their appearance. We will discuss these things with you when you come in for your initial consultation.
Am I a candidate?
You may be wondering if you are a good candidate for a facelift. First, to qualify for a facelift, you must be healthy. You must not have illnesses that do not allow you to heal well. Second, you have to be bothered by loose skin that you have on your upper neck and lower face. If you have jowls and you want to define your jawline, you will likely be a good candidate.
You can look years younger with a facelift in Sarasota. Please contact us today at The Plastic Surgery Center to set up your consultation and get started down the road to having a more youthful appearance.