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 a few hours. Most people recover quickly with minimal pain. In the short scar facelift, the internal soft tissue is adjusted separately from the skin that covers it. 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 10 to 14 days, and return to more strenuous activity within 2 or more weeks.