Fillers and injectables can make a real difference in the appearance of aging skin, but they are no replacements for a conventional facelift for those dealing with serious wrinkles and sagging skin. Although you may be able to postpone a facelift procedure using facial fillers, there is no substitute for a traditional facelift when it comes to certain types of facial aging. Here at The Plastic Surgery Center, we are proud to offer the facelift procedure to our patients and encourage you to learn more about it.
As you grow older, your skin begins to become deficient in certain key components like collagen. Since collagen creates bulk and a framework for youthful skin cells to build around, its age-related loss leads to thinner skin that starts to sag and develop signs of lines and wrinkles. A cosmetic procedure can help to address common signs of aging like these and help you look much more youthful and vibrant.
The best candidates for this procedure are those with loose facial skin that is sagging, especially along the jaw or under your chin. Those with good bone structure and definition and a strong jawline make the best candidates for the procedure. A facelift procedure is able to address problems like midface sagging, creases running from the corners of the mouth to the nose, creases under lower eyelids, and fat that has become dislodged.
Your first step toward a more youthful face is your initial consultation with us. This is a good time to ask any questions that you may have regarding any step of your procedure. We will use this time to evaluate you and go through your complete medical history, evaluating the elasticity of your skin, wrinkles, bone structure, and hairline to properly direct the placement of necessary openings. We will also discuss your expectations regarding your results.
In the weeks approaching your procedure, we may suggest that you avoid taking some medications like blood thinners, aspirin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories. This is because these medications may complicate the facelift procedure and subsequent recovery. Keep in mind that certain herbal remedies and nutritional supplements can also increase the risk of bleeding. Be sure to inform us of anything that you are taking that may affect your procedure or recovery.
The facelift procedure itself is quite simple. Our qualified professional will create openings around your hairline and ears that may reach your scalp. Then we pull away skin from your face and rearrange tissues into a better position. We may remove excess skin at this time and fat using a liposuction. Finally, we will redrape your skin and seal openings.
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If you would like to learn more about what the facelift may be able to do for you, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with The Plastic Surgery Center! At our convenient locations in Bradenton and Sarasota, our caring and experienced team of professionals will be pleased to explain this process to greater depth and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!