A face lift is a simple surgical procedure to correct sagging, folds and creases on the facial skin. These visible signs of aging become more and more apparent as we approach middle age. The effects of gravity, a decrease in collagen production and environmental factors all contribute to the appearance of facial folds and skin sagging.
Since there are so many different treatments available for wrinkling skin, many individuals wonder if they are a suitable candidate for a face lift procedure. Before deciding on any type of treatment, it’s best to consult with us. We can examine the facial skin closely and offer suggestions about which treatment will produce the most desired result.
What a Face Lift Corrects
A face lift involves the repositioning of skin and the removal of excess skin and tissue. The skin is then pulled smooth. A face lift procedure is usually performed when the sagging skin, creases and folds are located on the lower half of the face. A brow lift or a forehead lift may be the best procedure for folding that occurs on the forehead.
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
The best candidates for a face lift procedure are mature adults who are experiencing deep creases below the eyelids, loose skin on the cheeks and a buildup of fat deposits on the face. Sagging cheeks are usually the result of excess fat that has accumulated beneath the eyes. A face lift procedure can include the removal of this excess fat before the skin is pulled upward.
How a Face Lift is Performed
The client is first made comfortable through anesthesia. The skin is pulled away from the underlying support tissues. The surgeon removes fat deposits and excess skin and tightens the muscles. The remaining skin is then pulled taut so that wrinkles and creases virtually disappear. Of course, it is important to note that the exact details of each procedure vary from patient to patient.
Contact Us Today for More Information
To find out if you are a candidate for a face lift procedure, schedule a consultation at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Medispa. A face lift can take years off your appearance, and the resulting smooth skin often lasts for several years. This simple procedure may be just what you need to achieve a refreshed, youthful appearance. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Naperville.