Aging is an undeniable truth of everyones life. However, what differs in every individual is the way they age. For some gracefully aging is of utmost importance and they fail to bother much regarding their appearance, but for some women, it becomes hard to strike a balance between getting old yet not looking their age. Wrinkles, sagging skin and dark spots are all the bitter truth of aging that women desperately try to conceal with various home-made and other cosmetic procedures. One such procedure that can greatly help in reducing the fine lines and wrinkles on your skin is Facelift.

What Is Facelift Surgery?

Facelift surgery, which is also commonly known as Rhytidectomy is a procedure of lifting the loose and sagging skin for restoring a look that is more youthful and fresh appearance. A facelift can greatly help you in reversing the clock, of aging by removing excess skin and smoothing the deep folds and tightening the deep tissues of the skin. With facelift surgery, you do not just reverse your aging signs but look much better.

When To Consider A Facelift?

With advancing age the skin tends to lose its elasticity and the tissues on your face lose their volume, thereby resulting in loose and sagging skin. Even though, growing old is mandatory but living with the signs of aging is not. If any of the given points describe you, the facelift procedure must be considered by you.

  • You are conscious about dull and saggy your face looks.
  • You hide your visible signs of aging with makeup and sunglasses
  • The dull and loose skin on your face makes you look much older than you really are!

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Pros And Cons

Following are the pros and cons of a facelift procedure

Pros
  • It reverses the signs of ageing and makes your skin tighter and firmer.
  • It helps in sculpting your facial features such as cheekbone, jawline and neck.
  • It can help in boosting your confidence and help you feel comfortable in your own skin.
  • The effect lasts for a very long time
  • It is a minimally invasive procedure that involves minimal pain and discomfort.
  • This procedure has minimum recovery time.
Cons

- If not done by an expert this procedure can result in bleeding, infection and necrosis of the skin, which is why it is essential to get it done by a trained professional.

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Are You A Good Candidate For A Facelift?

You need to keep certain points in mind before going for a facelift procedure that determines, whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You can go for this procedure if you are a

  • A healthy individual having sagging and loose skin.
  • People having good elasticity and flexibility in their skin.
  • You must have a strong bone structure to support this procedure.
  • You must also be a non-smoker and free of any major health disorder in order to get this procedure done.

How Is A Facelift Procedure Performed?

Facelift surgery is an outpatient surgery that makes use of local or general anesthetic. This procedure can take 2-5 hours and the person can get back home on the same day of surgery. In a traditional facelift procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in front of the ear that extends up to the hairline and till the back of the ear. The surgeon will then pull and lift off the skin from the deeper tissues and fats, gently pulling the skin in a posterior and upward direction, thereby removing the excess skin. This results in tightening of the deeper tissues of the skin. The incisions are then closed with the help of sutures and bandages are applied.

What Are My Options?

When it comes to the facelift procedure, you are spoilt for choice, there are various kinds of facelift procedures such as traditional facelift, mid facelift, mild facelift, lower facelift, and thread facelift that targets various parts of your face.

What Will My Facelift Incisions And Scars Be Like?

Facelift incision is planned very carefully so that there is no visible mark on your face. The incisions are usually behind the ear. These scars are almost imperceptible in patients and are closed with very fine sutures that dissolve on their own.

How To Choose A Doctor?

You should take various considerations into account when it comes to choosing the right doctor for the procedure of facelift. A surgeon carrying out the procedure must be certified from both national and state board as a plastic surgeon. Additionally, he must also be skilled and experienced to give you the desired results that could defy the visible signs of ageing. Thus, choosing a doctor must be done carefully for better results that last long.

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