A facelift is surprisingly one of the simplest cosmetic procedures available. Every year, thousands of mature adults opt for this semi-permanent solution to the problem of wrinkled, sagging or folded facial skin. The visual signs of aging, particularly on the face, does nothing for one’s self-esteem and confidence. If you are concerned that drooping, sagging skin on the face is making you look older than you really are, a facelift might be just the treatment you need. However, remember that only after a consultation can you be sure if this procedure is right for you.
Why a Facelift Is Performed
A facelift is named so because it does indeed involve lifting of the facial skin. Gravity plays havoc with skin that is no longer being properly supported by the subdermal tissues. Fatty deposits create the dreaded jowl rolls and cheek folds. If the skin is pulled slightly upward and the fat deposits removed, the results can be positively astonishing.
In order to create a smooth skin surface, our plastic surgeon may find that repositioning a bit of muscle tissue is also necessary. When the skin is draped back into place, it may not sit level unless some tissue is moved. The tissue soon anchors onto the skin, which is why a smooth subdermal base is necessary when a facelift is performed.
During Your Consultation
We will examine the facial skin closely and note where the sagging, creasing, and wrinkling occurs. The shape of the face, as well as the size and prominence of the facial bones, will help Dr. Lazor determine which type of procedure will work best and produce the most favorable results. If Dr. Lazor determines that a facelift is the proper cosmetic treatment, we will schedule the procedure and give the patient information about preparation.
Types of Lift Procedures
A traditional facelift is performed by removing excess facial skin. Depending on the needs of the patient, Dr. Lazor can also remove unwanted fat and tighten the underlying muscles and tissue. The skin is then repositioned over the subdermal tissue to make the patient look naturally younger.
Just as no two people are exactly alike, each facelift is customized to meet the patient’s needs. This means that your procedure won’t be exactly the same as someone else’s. Instead, Dr. Lazor will tailor the procedure to help you reach the goals you discuss during your consultation. Many patients also opt to combine their treatment with other procedures such as eyelid surgery or rhinoplasty.
A Facelift Can Restore Your Self-Esteem
It can become a worrisome thing when you feel your appearance tells others who and what you are, especially if your facial skin is drooping or showing large creases and wrinkles. A facelift can yield positive results that last for many years.
At the New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, Dr. Lazor serves the Weymouth area with expert cosmetic procedures specially designed for each and every patient. Contact us today to learn more about how a facelift can turn you back into a younger version of yourself.