If you are going through a stage where you feel that your face needs rejuvenation then a facelift is the answer. An aging face can be the result of a number of different factors, including the environment, heredity, or even stress. Certain tell tale signs of aging on your face can include creases underneath the eyelids and around the nasal area, drooping skin, a change in the skin tone in the lower part of your face, and much more.
When you come across these signs, it may effect your personal and professional life. If you’re not happy with the changes that occur on your face, then a facelift is the perfect solution to your problem. Before finalizing your decision, it might be a good idea to know ,ore about the steps involved in the procedure.
To make the process a more comfortable experience, your surgeon may administer anesthesia before he begins the surgical process. Depending on your needs, your surgeon may pick between two types of anesthesia, which are general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. The choice depends on your doctor’s analysis of your body and the intensiveness of the procedure.
Along with a facelift, a patient can also opt for other procedures that can complement the facelift. The other procedures include:
• Fat transfer or facial implants for improving one’s contours
• Resurfacing techniques to improve the texture and tone of the skin
• Injectable fillers for winkle reduction
Making an Incision
The type of incision made depends on the type of face lift you choose to undergo. Your options include a limited facelift, traditional facelift, or a neck lift.
In a traditional facelift, your surgeon will begin by making the incision inside the hairline at the temples and continue it around the ear and stop at the lower scalp. The fat is usually redistributed or sculpted either from the neck, face, or jowls. It also involves a repositioning of the underlying tissues. Along with this, the underlying layers of muscle and the face undergo a lift. Your surgeon will then rewrap the skin on top of the uplifted surface and trims the excess skin.
If you display the early signs of aging in the neck area, then a second incision will be made. After the process is completed, your surgeon will close the treatment area.
Getting the Incisions Closed
To close the incision, your doctor may use sutures. The suture can either dissolvable or can be removed after a gap of few days. In other cases, skin adhesives are used. After the healing is complete, the incision lines will be completely hidden within the hairline and the contours of the ears and face.
Instructions for Care After the Procedure
Your surgeon may provide a number of post-surgical instructions that you will need to follow in order to experience a fast recovery. These instructions include:
• Use of prescribed pain medications.
• Keeping your head upright while sleeping or lying down.
• Staying away from stressful activities.
By following these post surgical care rules, a patient can recover from the surgery without experiencing any problems.
Opting for a traditional facelift can provide a number of different benefits that include:
• A natural and youthful appearance that will boost your confidence.
• You can achieve a smoother look by fixing loose skin.
• You can enhance your jawline by renovating the facial contours.
• You can walk around with a stress-free look by tightening the facial muscles.
Contact Our Office
If you’re tired of fighting the signs of aging with facial creams and makeup, then it is time for you to consider undergoing a facelift. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation with experienced surgeon, Dr. Richard Bartlett.