Time and gravity take a toll on our youthful glow. It is inevitable that as we all grow older, we lose that shine. As a person ages, skin begins to lose its elasticity and facial tissues gradually lose volume.
It isn’t a crime to want to preserve your youth. Thankfully, in the modern age, there are many techniques to do just that. One of the most effective ways of looking younger is a facelift.
Facelifts are individualized to suit a patient’s needs. Here is a general overview of what to expect.
A traditional facelift, also known as a standard facelift, takes care of moderate to advanced aging around the midface and neck. Incisions are made behind the hairline, starting quite close to the temples and around the front of the ear.
A standard facelift eliminates jowls and sagging skin while restoring a youthful shape to the face and neck. Results can be dramatic and impressive.
During the initial consultation at our office, Dr. Pazmiño will examine the patient’s blood pressure, blood clotting, medications, smoking history, drug use, allergies, scarring, and skin condition. The patient will discuss their goals and expectations for the surgery and will look at before-and-after photos of past facelift patients.
A facelift has no age restrictions, with skin elasticity and overall health playing a more important role in a patient’s suitability for the procedure. Most patients who undergo facelifts are between the ages of 40 and 70 years old. People older than 70 may benefit from the surgery, too.
Every patient heals differently, so concrete advice cannot be given without a thorough understanding of your exact case. Dr. Pazmiño will give you post-surgical care instructions for after the procedure. You must follow these directions as closely as possible, as this will give you the highest chance of quality results without any post-surgical complications.
Keeping your face protected from the sun is especially important after a facelift, since the tissues will be weaker than usual and more susceptible to injury.
Most patients recover very quickly and can return to normal activities after two weeks of healing. Once the full recovery is complete, you will be able to show off your new rejuvenated appearance. In some cases, a facelift can make a patient look up to 10 years younger.
Research has shown that five and a half years after surgery, 76 percent of people look younger than they did before the surgery. The research shows a high success rate. Happiness from a facelift can be experienced by people who have reasonable expectations regarding the results of the treatment.
Would you like to find out if the facelift is the right rejuvenation option for you? The best way to make an informed decision is by first visiting a skilled medical professional. Experienced and well-respected board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pat Pazmiño will be happy to answer your questions, so contact us today for your consultation date.