The skin on your face is a lot more delicate than you may realize. Couple that with the fact that your face is constantly being bombarded by the sun, weather, and other elements and it’s easy to understand why your face starts to show signs of aging so quickly. Some of these signs could include loss of skin elasticity, facial wrinkles, and sagging. If you are a Tampa resident dealing with unwanted facial aging, you likely have thought about having a facelift. Here are a few things you should know.
When Is the Right Time to Get a Facelift?
There is no such thing as a right age to get a facelift. Everyone ages at a different rate. So the way that your face looks when you hit your 40s may be completely different from the way your mother’s face looked when she hit the same age. However, most people start considering this procedure when they are in their mid-40s.
At this age, a person is still healthy, and their skin is still elastic enough that it can respond well to this procedure. The right time to have this procedure performed is when you feel that your appearance is affecting your self-esteem and your confidence.
Will I Be Happy with the End Results?
Individuals who walk away from this procedure feeling happy with the results are the ones who came into it with a realistic expectation of what a facelift can do for them. This procedure can drastically refresh your appearance. In some cases, it has been shown to take up to eight years off of a person’s perceived age. But it is not designed to take an individual who is in their mid-40s and make them look like they are in their mid-20s. What it can do is make you look like a younger and refreshed version of yourself.
During the procedure, your facial muscles and skin are pulled and tightened. Excess skin is removed, giving you a smooth and refreshed appearance. A facelift may be combined with other procedures to enhance your overall look. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you should expect it to take between two and four hours.
Do you feel that the time is right for you to consider having a facelift? If so, reach out to the team at The Mack Cosmetic Center in Tampa to learn more. Our Tampa team stands ready to answer any questions you have and help you decide if now is the best time for you to have this rejuvenating procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!