A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a specialized cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to enhance your appearance. Sagging, drooping skin, severe wrinkling and creasing can be improved with this popular procedure. It does require a recovery period, but the results can be quite dramatic. Many of our clients have reported that they feel as though years have been taken off their appearance.
Facelifts come in different types, such as a full facelift and a mini facelift. During a consultation with our surgeon, we can determine which procedure is best for you. If sagging, wrinkled skin is a sign of aging you’d rather not put up with, these procedures are certainly worth considering.
What a Facelift Corrects
Basically, this procedure is just what the name implies. The facial skin is pulled up from the subdermal tissues, elevated to smooth out the wrinkles and then repositioned. In some cases, a bit of muscle tissue or fat is removed before the skin is draped back into place. The underlying facial muscles may also be tightened.
This procedure diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and skin sagging on the face. It is sometimes combined with other procedures, such as a brow lift, for even better results. Small wrinkled areas on the face can be corrected with a facelift.
What to Expect
During the initial consultation, we will ask the client about realistic outcome expectations. We will go over the client’s health and medical history and ask about any special medications being taken, as well as any history of skin conditions.
Other considerations include smoking. Smoking slows the healing process, and we may ask that the client cease smoking for a set amount of time before we perform this procedure. We want to make sure the procedure is safe for you. If you qualify for a facelift, our surgeon can come up with a customized procedure for you that aims to address your specific concerns.
The results of a facelift are usually quite dramatic and have a very positive effect on the client’s self-esteem and confidence. Schedule an appointment at New Image Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center to learn more about why a facelift is the choice of countless thousands for turning back the aging clock. Contact us today to request a consultation at our office in Orlando!