However, when you look in the mirror, you notice sagging skin that is ageing your face. You want to seem young and refreshed. While many age-related issues can be treated non-surgically, a facelift could be required to achieve your objectives. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Portuese of Seattle discusses the issues a facelift addresses and if it’s the correct procedure for you.
A Facelift: What Is It?
In order to restore lost volume and sagging skin around the cheekbones and jawline, a facelift is a cosmetic treatment. Dr. Portuese can reshape and redistribute fat, lift the deeper tissues and muscles, and reposition tissue around the lower two-thirds of the face by using small incisions that extend from the temple to the bottom of the head.
After that is finished, the skin is lifted and smoothed, and any extra skin is removed to provide the appearance of smoother, firmer skin.
For those looking for a less invasive surgery with less dramatic effects, a mini-facelift is another choice. Small incisions are made around the ear during this treatment, allowing Dr. Portuese to gently tighten and raise the skin.
Three Signs That a Facelift Is Right for You
Consider these three indications that a facelift might be the best option if you want to regain a more youthful appearance but aren’t sure if it’s good for you.
Sagging Is Your Main Fear
A facelift is made primarily to reduce or remove sagging around the cheekbones and jawline; it does not address fine lines, wrinkles, or skin texture.
A facelift can frequently be done in conjunction with a neck lift or brow lift if your neck’s look or drooping around your brow line and eyes also concerns you.
Your skin is in great shape.
A effective facelift depends on having healthy skin that is free of severe damage brought on by smoking or UV rays. Dr. Portuese will evaluate the state of your skin during your appointment to ascertain whether a facelift is both safe and feasible.
In order to reduce any difficulties during the healing process, it’s also crucial to stop smoking or using nicotine-containing products at least six weeks prior to and six weeks following your treatment.
You can provide enough time for healing.
Although a facelift is a relatively popular and safe treatment, it still needs time to recover and rest. While exercising and intense activity should be postponed for a longer amount of time, we advise taking about two weeks off of work so that most of the swelling and bruising will be gone.