Feeling beautiful at every age is what it’s all about. Facial plastic surgery can improve many visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck.
The short-scar Facelift, or Rhytidectomy has become very popular. In the mid to late forties, aging is usually noticeable in the mid-face region, with wrinkling and excess skin developing around the jaw line and neck. If you fit this description, you may be an ideal candidate for a Facelift. In a short scar procedure, all of the areas of the face and neck that show signs of aging are repositioned. Your facial structure plays a large part in the exact placement of the incisions as well as your surgeon’s strategy in approaching the procedure.
The best candidate for a face lift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined.
Your Facelift can be performed with other facial plastic surgeries such as an eyelid lift. This combination is popular, as it adresses the eyes, neck, and jawline for a complete, youthful appearance.
Is a Facelift right for me?
A facelift is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Facelift surgery is a good option for you if:
You are physically healthy
You don’t smoke
You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
What to Expect
A Facelift usually takes 2.5 to 3 hours. Most people recover quickly with minimal pain. Immediately following your facelift, you may experience temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin; a tight feeling, or dry skin. You can resume work within 7 to 14 days, and return to more strenuous activity within 4 or more weeks.