When questioned about what concerns them most regarding their overall appearance, most adults in their late 30s, 40s and 50s will state that fine lines, wrinkles and age spots are among their main worries. Although attributes like these used to be considered as being ‘here to stay’ a few decades ago, various forms of facelift procedures are now able to help turn the clock back by at least a decade or so if they are performed correctly.
Eliminate the Appearance of Unsightly Wrinkles
Regardless of whether a patient has a full facelift procedure, a mini facelift or a non-invasive procedure performed, all of them agree that afterwards, there are virtually no traces of the wrinkles around the eyes, mouth or neck areas that signify the earliest signs of aging. This is because each of these procedures focuses on tightening the muscles and skin in each of these areas, which in turn eliminates the appearance of these wrinkles completely. Although small incisions usually have to be made when performing these procedures, this is done in such a way as to make them as inconspicuous as possible – usually by placing them in the natural creases and folds in the facial area.
Improve the Facial Contours
Not only does this procedure eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet and even neck jowls in some cases; it is able to significantly improve the patient’s facial contours as well. The areas around the cheeks and lower eyelids are smoothed out, while a more attractive jawline is created in the process as well. Patients who have an excessively fleshy neck area can opt to have liposuction performed at the same time the facelift procedure is being carried out. Although more than one procedure can be done at the same time, it is up to the surgeon to determine whether this option will be in the best interests of the patient.
Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon
Before having this procedure performed, patients should ensure that they choose a surgeon based on reputation and experience instead of on price alone. This will not only ensure that the procedure is performed safely; it will ensure that the patient is fully satisfied with the end results as well. It is also important for patients to ensure that they are completely comfortable with a surgeon before agreeing to have any procedures performed. The easiest ways for potential patients to find a suitable surgeon are to search for online referrals and reviews and to speak with other patients who have had procedures performed already.
When performed properly, facelifts can enable patients to look as much as a decade younger than they actually are. However, in order to achieve the best possible results, it is imperative that a surgeon be chosen who specializes in facial enhancement procedures. Patients who suffer from any medical conditions or who use blood-thinning medications should advise their surgeon beforehand to ensure that no complications are experienced afterwards.