As we age, the delicate skin of our faces can stretch and begin to sag. This can create wrinkles, hanging jowls and an overall tired appearance. While wearing sunscreen, hydrating properly and not smoking can do wonders to keep you looking youthful, these methods may not be enough.
If you feel as if your face has aged badly and no longer reflects your true self, you may want to consider a face lift procedure to give you back a more youthful, rested look.
How a Face Lift Works
A face lift works by tightening sagging skin. Surgeons cleverly hide small incisions in your hairline or around your ears. The incisions will be closed, making the skin permanently tighter and firmer.
This same concept is also used in other cosmetic procedures to create smooth, supple skin where loose skin once was. The healing time is usually a matter of weeks and results can last for a decade or more.
Who is a Good Candidate?
As with most cosmetic surgeries, the ideal candidate is one who is already quite healthy. If you have any problems with your heart, breathing, blood clotting ability, blood sugar or blood pressure, talk to the doctor about how your condition could impact your ability to receive a face lift.
If you’ve had previous surgeries to your face, you’ll need to get as much information as possible about them to provide the surgeon with an idea of where he can expect to find scar tissue. This can have an effect on your surgical outcome, but not necessarily disqualify you.
A Word About Combination Procedures
When discussing the possibility of a face lift, it’s also important to discuss the option of having other procedures done during the same surgery.
Whether it’s a rhinoplasty, a breast augmentation, or another procedure, talk to the surgeon about handling multiple issues in one surgery, if needed.
A combination procedure can save you recovery time and allow you to see your final results without enduring another surgery down the road.
Make Your Appointment
A face lift is an ideal option for turning back the hands of time. If you’d like to discuss your options, contact The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa today to schedule a consultation. Our surgeon will be happy to advise you about your candidacy for a face lift and answer any questions you may have.