What Are the Real Benefits of a Facelift?
Millions of men and women have experienced a facelift. Some saw it merely as a way to hold back the effects of aging. Others saw it as a way to correct a condition with which they were not pleased. And, in a few cases, it has even been used to treat the effects of trauma or medical conditions.
Whatever the reason, facelifts have become an important tool in the plastic surgeon’s toolbox, and millions of satisfied patients have turned to this procedure for a myriad of reasons. But, what are the real benefits of a facelift, especially when compared with other techniques like injectable fillers?
Our faces are an exceptionally important part of who we are; our personal identities. If your face always looks tired, worn out, or drooping, it can not only affect your own self-esteem, but how others perceive you. Facelift surgery is a way to restore a youthful, rested, and beautiful appearance to your face. It helps your natural beauty shine through once more without the distracting effects that time, stress, and environmental factors can have on your appearance.
Facelift surgery is ideal for addressing a number of specific conditions that often accompany age, such as:
- Loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone.
- Development of jowls along the jaw line and sagging neck skin.
- Deep creases along the sides of the mouth, the base of the nose, the forehead, and around the eyes.
Fortunately, modern science has advanced the techniques involved with modern facelifts. While these procedures were much more complicated in the past, often requiring extensive periods of recovery, modern techniques have made the process much less invasive and have greatly reduced recovery times. Modern techniques, like the ones used at Aventura Plastic Surgery, can make you look years younger with greatly minimized scarring.
Unlike using injectable treatments, facelifts are much more long lasting and the change is much more noticeable. Facelift surgeries allow us to tighten sagging facial muscles that often weaken with age before repairing the loose skin. This helps to not only reduce the strain on the skin, but also leads to a better and longer lasting result in the facelift itself. Facelifts also repair loose skin by carefully trimming away the excess and tightening the remainder to restore a more youthful, natural appearance.
Facelifts can also improve and restore facial contours, such as along the cheekbones, under the eyes, and along the jawline. This can help to not only turn back the clock, but also give the appearance of weight loss. If a patient has experienced recent weight loss or is undergoing liposuction treatments, a facelift is a great way to put the finishing touches on that new and improved look.
Thus, for a true transformation, and to turn the clock back by years (sometimes even decades) the facelift is still the best, most effective treatment option available. With new technologies and techniques available, recovery is much faster than ever before and the results are far more breathtaking.