If your face is beginning to show some signs of aging, you may be considering what treatments you can use to get back to a more youthful appearance. You may have tried topical products with little to no success, or you may have been using some minimally-invasive treatments for the past few years. However, if you are not seeing the results that you want or are no longer seeing the great results you once saw with these treatments, it may be time to move on to something more involved. What you may need is a facelift.
A facelift is also called a rhytidectomy, and it involves removing extra skin that may be hanging from your face. Because it is a surgical procedure, you must be sure to consider the details of the surgery and the recovery period before you agree to the procedure. Be sure to have a lengthy discussion with our surgeon beforehand so that you can get all of your questions answered, and consider the following ways to know that you are a good candidate for this surgery.
Are You Experiencing Sagging Skin on Your Lower Face?
The most obvious symptom that you will notice on your face that clearly demonstrates your need for a facelift is sagging skin around the bottom edges of your face. You may have suddenly developed jowls, or you may have deep lines and wrinkles around your mouth and chin that need to be smoothed out surgically. Keep in mind that a traditional facelift addresses skin in this portion of your face but that another procedure can often be added on if you have similar problems elsewhere. For example, our patients sometimes opt to have a brow lift or a neck lift done simultaneously.
Do You Have Generally Healthy Skin?
While you may be noticing deep lines and wrinkles in your sagging skin, your skin should still be healthy enough to recover well after surgery. You do not want your face to appear tight or unnatural. Therefore, your skin should still be flexible and elastic enough to undergo the surgery.
Do You Have Realistic Goals for Your Face?
Before you go in for your facelift, you should have realistic ideas of what the procedure can accomplish for you. You should realize that a single procedure cannot change your entire life, but it can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin and may provide a newfound sense of self-esteem.
If you have any concerns about the procedure or if you are just not sure whether it may be right for you, an assessment at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery will help solidify your answer. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Glenview!