With plastic and cosmetic surgery gaining more popularity every single year, the facelift procedure is slowly climbing the ranks to become one of the most popular choices when it comes to achieving a long-lasting, youthful look. A facelift can change your appearance, confidence, self-esteem, and how people view you. Because of the great impact that this procedure can have on your life, it is extremely important to consider the reasons behind your decision. Why are you considering a facelift? What are the benefits? Are there side effects? These are just some of the variables and questions that we are going to explore in this article.
Decrease Wrinkles around Face/Neck
The main reason and goal behind the facelift procedure has always been to help the patient look (and feel) younger. In fact, many patients have expressed looking and feeling 10 years younger after getting a facelift. Is this the case for everyone? Certainly not. However, it is common to feel a lot younger after a cosmetic procedure.
One of the main ways that a facelift helps with aging is to decrease the amount of wrinkles that appear naturally with age. The facelift helps combat these wrinkles and leaves you looking and feeling younger than ever.
A “Tired” Appearance
As people get older, they begin seeming to look more tired as time goes on. What does “looking tired” exactly mean? That’s a great question. Looking tired can mean that your face/skin is beginning to droop or sag, your eyes are getting baggy, or that your general appearance seems a bit worn out. The facelift procedure works to combat this “tired” appearance and helps replenish your overall complexion. A brow lift or eyelid surgery can be supplemented with your facelift to further combat a drowsy appearance.
Tighten, Tighten, Tighten
Many people believe that the greatest benefits of getting a facelift is that it tightens up the skin around your face and neck. This means that your lax muscle tone, weakened overall structure, and saggy skin are no longer are an issue and are replaced with tight, younger looking skin.
The tightening aspect of the procedure is also the trickiest portion of the procedure, because the surgeon can over tighten certain portions of the face. This can cause too obvious or subtle of a change, which can lead to a negative appearance instead of the positive one that patients are looking for.
More Defined Chin and Neck
A more defined chin and neck will give your facial structure the finishing touch that it needs in order to look the best!
Don’t forget that there is some recovery time that is associated with a facelift, and you should plan accordingly.