Facelift is aimed at the aging adult who wants to look like a younger version of him- or herself. By adjusting the skin and tissues of the face, facelift creates a youthful and healthy appearance. However, facelift is not suitable for everyone. Read on as our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. David Funt, shares four things you need to know about the surgery.
1. What Facelift Can (and Cannot) Accomplish
Understanding what facelift achieves will shed light on whether it is the right solution for your needs. Facelift involves repositioning and tightening the skin and tissues of the middle and lower parts of the face. Excess skin is removed and displaced fat is restored to its original position. An expertly performed procedure improves the appearance of moderate to severe signs of aging, including deep creases, skin folds and jowls along the jawline.
It’s common to assume that facelift rejuvenates the entire face, but that isn’t the case. Facelift does not modify the anatomy around the eyes, including the eyelids, eyebrows or forehead. However, facelift is commonly combined with procedures that do exactly that (such as eyelid surgery or brow lift).
2. When It Is Time To Consider Surgery
There is not a specific age at which facelift becomes an appropriate option. Some facelift patients are in their 40s and others are in their 80s. The right time to consider facelift is when you have noticeably loose skin and deep creases/wrinkles on your lower face and neck, and you feel that your aged appearance affects your happiness and confidence. Facelift will help you reclaim a more youthful look (and spirit!).
3. What Recovery Entails
You will also need to consider how long facelift recovery lasts, and when you can expect to return to your pre-surgery routine. Although the recovery timeline varies slightly by patient, your surgeon can give you some general parameters.
4. What To Look For in a Surgeon
Your facelift success is directly linked to the talent and experience of your surgeon. Do your homework and carefully consider the qualifications of your potential surgeon. He or she should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Look at a portfolio of the surgeon’s previous work to ensure you like the results. And, make sure you should have good communication and rapport with the surgeon. You want to feel as though you are in completely trustworthy and capable hands.
To meet Dr. Funt and learn about his extensive experience with facelift, please contact our practice today. You can reach our Woodmere office by calling (516) 295-0404 or our Roslyn office by calling (516) 627-6100, or you can send us an email through our website.
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