Facelifts: are you considering one?
Facelifts have become increasingly popular, especially during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reports increases in demand for facelift surgery of up to 70%.
Getting a facelift is a common and effective method to restore youthfulness to the skin.
Are you wondering whether it’s for you? Below are 3 key signs to think about.
What To Expect from a Facelift
Committing to a facelift is no small decision. You’ll have to make a significant financial contribution to undergo the surgery.
Then, you’ll need to think about your recovery process. For most people, it will take about a month for you to fully recover.
After your face-lift, you’ll start to experience bruising and swelling. This will last about two to three weeks.
You’ll start to feel better within a few days, though you may want to rest at home for the next few weeks.
Your surgeon will remove the bandages after the first few days to ensure that the healing process has begun properly. They’ll also set appointments with you during the rest of your recovery period to check on you and remove your stitches.
Your results will last up to 10 years. At the end of these 10 years, you’ll continue to age. But you may still look years younger than if you had never undergone the surgery.
Consider all of these factors before you go through with your surgery. Are you emotionally and financially ready to do this? Make sure that it is not a passing thought, but a process you want to undergo.
1. You Want a Permanent Aging Solution
The natural aging process will lead to various changes in your face and the texture of your skin over time. Aging is accelerated by sun damage, smoking, and stress and can lead to undesirable skin conditions.
You may have opted for aging solutions like spa treatments or face lotions, but most of these results do not last long. A facelift procedure is the closest thing to a permanent solution that you can achieve.
Facelifts will help to restore your youthful appearance by correcting some of the signs associated with aging. For instance, it will correct sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and issues with excess fat in one procedure.
Your skin will then have a tighter appearance in your face and neck, which will make you look and feel younger.
2. You Have a Target Area
Most facelift options will reduce the signs of aging in your face by targeting a few specific areas. Below are a few parts of your appearance that will appear younger after a facelift. If any of these are major problems for you, you may appreciate the benefits of a facelift.
When many people think of facelifts, the first thing that often comes to mind is wrinkles. This is no surprise as facelifts are extremely effective at reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the skin.
As you age, your skin reduces collagen production, leading to deep wrinkles. A facelift can help to revitalize the skin to minimize the appearance of these wrinkles, especially those between the nose and mouth.
Skin naturally starts to sag and fall with aging. Combined with lower collagen levels and years of sun exposure, recovering sagging skin may require stronger results than facial creams or minor remedies.
A facelift will provide the noticeable difference that many people with sagging skin are looking for. It removes excess skin around the face and neck to make skin smoother and more youthful.
Deep Mouth Creases
Deep creases around the mouth are a common sign of aging as we make the same motions with our face over and over again. Many people opt for temporary solutions like injectables, but these require high maintenance efforts to last.
And past a certain point, injectable fillers won’t be as effective as they once were. They work well for less pronounced wrinkles. But when pronounced wrinkles between your chin and the lower crises of your mouth get deeper, a facelift will be the best way to address these.
Facelift surgery helps to target not just wrinkles, but also the youthfulness of your face in general. The surgery also addresses volume loss in your mid-face.
For example, certain regions like the cheeks may become sunken in and hollow with the aging process. A doctor can reposition your fat pads and lift your facial muscles that have slipped over time to restore plumpness to your cheeks.
As you age, excess skin and fat will form around your neck. It can be made even worse when the excess skin makes you appear even older than you are.
It’s natural to feel frustrated as this happens, but you don’t have to live with this forever. A facelift can help to reduce your double chin and may be able to eliminate it.
3. You’re in Your 30s to 60s
Facelifts do more than just tighten skin. Now they tighten skin, reposition skin, muscle, and fat.
If you’re considering a facelift, you’ll be best suited to one when you’re in your late 30s to 60s. Older people in their early 70s may also be candidates.
At this age, you’ll have shown some signs of facial aging but will still have some skin elasticity. It is this elasticity in the skin that allows for dramatic results.
Expert Facelift Surgery Procedure
Choosing to undergo facelift surgery is a major commitment that can change your life for the better. Once you know the signs that a facelift would help restore your skin, you can consider your next steps.
If you’re on the fence about facelift surgery, it’s always valuable to get a second opinion. We are happy to meet with you and walk you through your choices.
Reach out to us to learn more.