If you find that stress, the natural aging process, or hereditary factors have left the skin on your face sagging, lackluster, and wrinkling, a facelift may be right for you. A face lift can bring your skin back up to its youthful stature, and can promote a rejuvenated complexion that lasts up to ten years. A face lift is common for people who have minor to moderate effects of aging, like sagging, creasing, or jowls. Jowls are the droopy appearance of fat deposits in the cheeks and lower jaw.

What is Facelift?

A face lift is also medically known as a rhytidectomy, and it aids the signs of aging that often appear in the face and neck. During a face lift, a plastic surgeon removes excess skin from focused areas on the face, including the neck and cheeks. The cosmetic surgeon then lifts the skin (hence, the name “face lift”) and tightens the skin over the face. This results in a more youthful appearance and tightened skin.

Who is Facelift for?

If you experience any of the following skin conditions, due to aging or other circumstances, a face lift may be a viable option for you. Face lifts result in a more youthful, toned appearance in the skin of the face. It appears to reverse the effects of aging, and provides overall rejuvenation.

Conditions that may be corrected by a face lift include: significant weight loss that results in loss of skin tone or skin volume; loose skin; excess fat deposits near the jaw or chin which may give the appearance of a double chin; deep creasing; sagging skin.

Face lifts may be combined with brow lifts or eyelid surgery to further enhance the rejuvenation of the skin on the face and result in more youthful appearance.

Face lifts, while extremely helpful for creating a rejuvenated face and reversing some of the effects of aging, does not actually stop the aging process. Hint: nothing does! Though there are a number of creams and serums that boast their anti-aging qualities and claim to help reverse the effects of aging, the face lift is a surgical procedure, and there is no non-surgical alternative. The creams, serums, and other dermatological products may delay the time when a face lift becomes an appropriate option, and they help to enhance the results of the face lift by promoting a healthy and youthful appearance.

What are the benefits of Facelift cosmetic surgery?

A huge benefit of the face lift procedure is that the results can last for up to ten years. This is a huge benefit when you consider the cost of the procedure, and the cost of many expensive cosmetic products that claim to have anti-aging capabilities but really don’t change anything. Another added benefit of a face lift is the boost in self-confidence and self-esteem that results from a more toned and youthful appearance. Wrinkles are immediately lessened or disappear completely as a result of the face lift procedure.