A facelift is performed to smooth the facial skin and reduce the amount of wrinkling and sagging that has occurred. It is a surgical procedure that involves lifting the skin away from the underlying tissues. This type of cosmetic treatment has improved the appearance of countless thousands of adults worldwide. The results are quite long-lasting, and the risk of side effects is very low. To put it simply, a facelift has the potential to make you look years younger.
Depending on the location and severity of skin sagging and wrinkling, the procedure may require the use of special tools that remove excess skin, fat and/or muscle tissue. Recovery time also varies. Of course, it is important to consult with our team of professionals before making a final decision about whether or not to have this procedure performed.
Candidates for a Facelift
Good candidates for a facelift are in good overall health with realistic expectations. They understand what the procedure can and cannot do, and they also understand that some downtime is involved afterwards.
Ideal candidates are mature adults who are experiencing such visible signs of aging as large jowls, drooping skin on the cheeks and skin folds or creases around the perimeter of the mouth and below the eyes. Sometimes a facelift is combined with other procedures. A facelift tightens and smooths the skin on the lower one-third of the face, but it may also be possible to smooth out the skin in other areas.
What Happens During a Procedure?
The details of each facelift procedure vary from patient to patient, since each individual is unique. Each procedure is completely customized for the patient. With that being said, during a typical facelift procedure, loose skin is smoothed out and the remaining tissue and muscles are tightened. The techniques used in the procedure will depend on the patient’s situation.
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We invite you to learn more about how a facelift can dramatically improve your facial features by getting rid of unwanted wrinkles and skin folds and tightening the remaining structures. Schedule a consultation at the office of Dr. Daniel Leeman so that your condition can be evaluated. We can show you before-and-after photos and answer all of your questions regarding treatment options.