Three decades ago, Betty Ford told the world she’d had a facelift. Today, years later, the negative stigma associated with cosmetic surgery is finally going away (albeit slowly). BOTOX has become a household name and treatments like Ultherapy are gaining popularity.
The good news is that cosmetic surgery is not all about recreating the way we were. For many women, the goal is not necessarily to look younger, but more to look refreshed. The facelift, one of the more invasive cosmetic procedures, is no exception to this goal.
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, tightening underlying tissues and muscle, and re-draping the skin on the face and neck. Throughout the years, changes in the face are secondary to aging, hereditary, fluctuations in weight, sun exposure, gravitational effects personal habits, and exposure to other elements.
Keep reading to learn three surprising facts about facelifts.
The facelift has the ability to improve your appearance in the most natural way possible.
Patients today no longer have to worry about the “wine tunnel” look. Surgeons have perfected the art of repositioning the skin to create great, long-lasting results that can make patients look ten or 15 years younger.
A facelift may not remove all of your wrinkles.
We typically think that when a facelift is performed that the surgery will remove any and all wrinkles from the face, but this isn’t always the case. It may be necessary to combine your facelift with other surface repair treatments like BOTOX and fillers.
The facelift is aimed at correcting the lower portion of the face.
Again, it’s a common misconception that the facelift can address all of your wrinkles. The reality is that it tightens the neck, jawline and smooths the jowls. You may want consider combining the facelift with an eyelid or brow lift.
To learn more about this procedure or to find out if you might be a good candidate, contact us today. We are happy to sit and discuss your best options with you in a complimentary consultation.