The aging process is hard on the skin, especially along the face where constant sun exposure has caused the skin to sag and wrinkle. Cosmetic solutions, from facial injectables to surgical procedures, have been designed to reverse the signs of aging in the face—the right solution for you will depend on the extent of damage that has occurred, as well as the results you want to see. Here are some reasons why a facelift may be the best answer for your age-related skin issues:
- A facelift is thorough and its results are long-lasting:
A facelift will yield the most dramatic results, but it will also require the most downtime for recovery. You should allow for at least 2 weeks to keep your activity light while spending extra time caring for your skin. Proper aftercare will help you maintain the results of your facelift for years to come so you can always look as young as you feel.
- Deep facial wrinkles and sagging skin will disappear after the procedure:
While some facial lines will respond to Botox or dermal fillers, deep lines can necessitate a surgical facelift. Sagging skin is only truly treatable with surgery, as it needs to be removed to restore the youthful smoothness of the skin. According to Dr. Joseph Perlman, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, "over the years, facial rejuvenation has evolved to include adding soft tissue volume with dermal fillers and fat grafts to complement facelifts. We are also treating the fine facial lines and pigmentation changes with fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. Including these in the facial rejuvenation protocol, improves our results significantly and maintains them longer"
- Facelifts can target the signs of premature aging:
Everyone ages differently, and some people are fortunate enough to see smooth skin well into their advancing years. For those who see signs of aging appear much earlier, a facelift can be a great permanent solution to retain a more youthful facial appearance. Dr. Perlman also advises patients to see consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in various facelift techniques. "It's not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Some patients have more laxity in the neck area other patients have more problems in the midface so it's important that the patient understand the surgical plan including would it will achieve and won't achieve"
Schedule a consultation to discuss more details about the facelift procedure and your candidacy for surgery by contacting Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre at (281) 394-4167. We will work with you to help you understand all your options for anti-aging cosmetic treatments in order to achieve exactly the results you desire.