What is a Facelift?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your face, a facelift could be the ideal treatment for you. This will reduce sagging or flabby skin so that your appearance is younger and more radiant.
At Pure Plastic Surgery, we have carried out many facelifts over the years. Read on to discover more about this treatment and how it can benefit you.
Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery that lifts up and pulls your skin back so that your face appears smoother and tighter. This will reduce any sagging or flabby skin that you have around the lower part of your face and neck.
Preparation for Facelift
It is imperative to have a consultation, which you will always have with any sort of treatment at Pure Plastic Surgery. Your surgeon will advise what you should and should not do in preparation of your facelift. For example, two to three weeks prior to the treatment, any blood-thinning medication needs to be stopped, such as aspirin.
The Facelift Procedure
A facelift is a procedure that will involve the skin being elevated and the underlying muscles and tissues being tightened. The fat in the neck and face may be removed, sculpted, or redistributed, depending on your face and your aims from the treatment.
The skin is then going to be draped over the newly positioned contours of your face, and excess skin will be taken away. The wound will then be stitched and taped shut.
Facelift Aftercare and Recovery
Your surgeon will provide you with aftercare advice. You should avoid lifting heavy things or bending for a week after. You also need to sleep with your head elevated for between one and two weeks. Keeping ice on your neck and face after the treatment is also recommended.
BENEFITS OF A FACELIFT
There are many different benefits that are associated with a facelift. This includes the following:
- A facelift can remove jowls that obscure the jawline
- Frown lines or wrinkles can be removed
- Excess fat can be taken away
- A facelift can help to create an invigorated, energetic, and youthful facial appearance
- It can tighten and lift sagging skin
- All of these benefits help to create a more youthful and radiant appearance
- You will regain lost confidence by having a facelift
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR FACELIFT?
A good candidate for a facelift is a woman or man who has good overall health, both mentally and physically. If you have prominent facial folds or skin laxity from the neck and jowls, this is a good treatment for you.
It is imperative that you have realistic expectations before having any sort of treatment like this. Your goals and objectives will be discussed during your consultation to make sure that this is the case.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP
The best way to learn more about your options with a facelift is by meeting with Dr. Earle in Miami. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team by calling us at (305) 424-2826 or filling out our online form.