Also called a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a popular cosmetic procedure that is designed to create a more youthful appearance by eradicating wrinkles. Hundreds of thousands of facelifts are carried out every single year. This unique surgery has allowed millions of patients to achieve their cosmetic goals.
Erasing the Signs of Aging
As we grow older, our bodies will struggle to combat the signs of aging. Unfortunately, this is going to be a futile battle as our skin loses its fullness and wrinkles become visible. There are thousands of products that claim they can eradicate these cosmetic issues, but they rarely work.
Some steps can be taken to avoid sun damage and other variables that cause wrinkles, but time will eventually take its toll. This is why so many patients have undergone facelifts to take years off of their appearance and regain their confidence.
What is a Facelift?
While the world “facelift” is used for practically any cosmetic procedure involving the face, it is actually a very specific type of surgery. A facelift will help with cosmetic issues such as fine lines around the mouth, sunken cheeks, and sagging jowls. This procedure is customized for every single patient and can take anywhere from one to six hours. A facelift can be as comprehensive or as subtle as a patient would like.
The Ideal Facelift Candidate
It is important that every patient goes into their surgery with realistic expectations. These surgeries will not give you an entirely new appearance, but they will help you look years younger. Patients who have had previous surgeries carried out on their face will need to speak with our surgeon to see if they will still be eligible for this procedure.
You must also notify our surgeon of any medical conditions or medication that will affect the procedure or the recovery process. Our specialist will give you a full list of the substances you must avoid in the weeks leading up to the surgery.
Your Facelift Procedure
A full facelift is almost always carried out under general anesthesia. Once the patient is asleep, the soft tissue is repositioned, and the remaining skin is pulled tight.
The average recovery period for a facelift is around two weeks. Patients should plan on staying in bed and resting as much as possible for at least seven days. With the proper aftercare, the results should last for anywhere from eight to ten years.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
To determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift, plan a visit at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, with locations in Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Beverly Hills and Newport Beach. We will be happy to evaluate your face and come up with a plan of action that is in line with your cosmetic goals. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.