Are you experiencing facial wrinkles, fine lines, and loose sagging skin? These aging-related changes can not only make a person appear older and tired but also affect their self-confidence. For a solution to these issues, it’s best to come in for a facelift.
The Facelift – A Great Way to Look Younger
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that helps people improve their facial appearance and achieve a more youthful look. This procedure includes various techniques that help to achieve different results.
A facelift involves removing excess skin, redraping skin, and tightening underlying tissues in the facial region. Facelifts are often combined with other procedures such as eyelid surgery and the forehead lift.
Issues That Can Be Addressed by a Facelift
This procedure is conducted to improve or eliminate signs of aging seen in the face and neck. Common issues that can be addressed by a facelift include the following:
- Sagging skin caused by weakened facial skin structure and quality
- Excess fat and loose skin in the face and neck, which often result in a “turkey wattle” or double chin
- Deep lines and folds commonly found at the corners of the nose and mouth
- Sunken cheeks caused by fat loss in the face
Various factors are responsible for the loss of volume, fullness, and youthful contours in the face. These factors include sun damage, gravity, loss of fat, smoking, stress, and genetics.
How Does a Facelift Work?
Different surgeons use different techniques, and the choice of technique will primarily depend on the patient’s anatomy and their desired results. A typical facelift is conducted using general anesthesia, but less extensive procedures can be performed using local anesthesia.
During a traditional facelift, an incision is made along the patient’s hairline, extending from their ear. Through this incision, the surgeon will be able to lift or tighten skin and underlying tissue as well as remove excess skin and fat. If the neck has to be addressed as well, an incision is made under the patient’s chin. Through this incision, the neck skin and tissue can be tightened and excess fat and skin can be removed.
The incisions are closed using sutures. Depending on the procedure, the patient may be able to return to their regular schedule on the very same day.
After your facelift, you will need to follow Dr. Daiza’s post-surgical care directions during your healing process. There will be a degree of temporary swelling and bruising in the region, and this will disappear in time.
Avoid taking any NSAIDs before and after the procedure in order to avoid excessive bleeding. For two weeks, it’s best to keep your head elevated at all times; pillows can be used to help with this during the day and at night. Avoid physically taxing activities for four to six weeks after your procedure.
Set Up a Consultation
To set up a consultation with Dr. Daiza regarding your facelift procedure, contact our office today and arrange an appointment.