When you get older, age and gravity do things to your face that change your appearance drastically. Gravity pulls the skin down causing the sagging many people to experience. The sagging makes you look tired and even much older than you really are. A facelift can correct the actions of gravity and nature.
A facelift removes the lower loose skin on your face. An incision is made along your hairline and around your ears. The skin is then removed from the face with the excess skin being trimmed off. The skin is then reattached to the face and ears. The incision is in locations of the face where they are easily hidden and so will be the scars. The recovery time for the procedure is about four months.
The facelift will help to eliminate the wrinkles and other signs of aging from sagging skin and even crow’s feet around the eyes. Other surgeries to enhance aging are eyebrow lifts and elevators during the facelift. When you have your consultation with your doctor, they will advise you of the additional procedures available that can be performed during the operation.
Realize that even a facelift will not stop the aging process as it is only natural for everyone. There are things you can do to prolong the effects of the facelift. Healthy living with diet and exercise are factors that help to keep your face and body young and firm. Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water to keep your body hydrated including the needs of your face and skin. Protect your skin, especially your face from exposure to the sun. Add sunscreen on all exposed skin to reduce the harmful UV rays.
Do not smoke. This speeds the aging of the skin and causes the skin to lose its elasticity making it appear older than your real age. There are options for facial maintenance including dermabrasion, collagen injections, laser treatments, and peels to help you maintain healthy and firm skin.
When you have tried everything else, you will be satisfied with the results of the facelift. It will have a positive impact on your life and your appearance. You will remove years from your appearance making you have higher self-confidence and self-esteem. Many people feel younger when they have the surgery.
If you are considering having the surgery, ask your surgeon during the consultation about any concerns you may have regarding the surgery and the recovery time. Inquire about the surgeon’s past and credentials. Discuss everything regarding the surgery, so you fully understand the procedures. Remember, the facelift is a surgical procedure, so you will be needing follow-up treatment and possibly medication for inflammation. Be completely sure you are mentally, emotionally, and physically ready for the surgery.