FACELIFTS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
It’s a few days to another birthday, you pass by the mirror and you notice you are not the smooth faced beauty you once were. The years have had their toll, you look a little closer and the networks of wrinkles become even more glaring. Aging comes with a host of problems and a wrinkled face is one of the most obvious, certainly not the most attractive features. With man’s desire to remain young, a facelift is a great option to rekindle the youthfulness and glow that once defined the curvature of your face. Truly, a facelift could just be right for you but before you make that decision there are a couple of things you need to know.While this is a common surgical procedure,it’s also a serious procedure that can be classified as a major surgery in it’s own right.
WHAT IS A FACELIFT?
Facelift is a common name for the procedure that is technically referred to as Rhytidectomy. It’s a fairly common type of cosmetic surgery that’s particular to the face and neck aimed to remove defects; Mainly wrinkles and sagging skin typical of aging. Facelifts are marked by giving a youthful appearance to the face.
HOW SAFE IS A FACELIFT?
Fortunately, the occurrence of complications associated with facelift is close to zero and like most cosmetic procedures it’s generally safe except when not handled by a professional. Some possible complications of a facelift include; widening of a scar, Numbness(this typically improves after a couple of days), Bleeding, Infection, Bruising etc.
WHAT IS THE BEST AGE FOR A FACELIFT?
There is no age too old for a facelift, as long as you are in good mental and physical health, which will be determined by the professional handling the job. Doctors will evaluate your medical history and physical metrics like blood pressure and known allergies before approving a facelift. The plastic surgeon will also discuss with you the involvements of the procedure, any possible complications, the type of anaesthesia to be used, as well as walking you through recovery.
Facelifts are best fitted to individuals in their 40’s, 50’s and above when the marks of old age begin to leave their trail.
IS IT WORTH IT?
A facelift leaves you with a more youthful appearance by pulling up the skin thereby eliminating any sagging areas. The procedure achieves results many times more preferable to other less invasive procedures, eliminating wrinkles, deep creases and loose skin all the while tightening the facial skin.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM A FACELIFT?
A facelift typically takes about 2-5 hours and a patient can go home immediately after the surgery with full recovery to normal activities within 1-2 weeks. Patients are advised to wait up to 2-4 weeks before carrying out any strenuous activity.
It’s of note that facelifts do not last forever and the aging process can’t be stopped though the procedure can last up to 10 years.
If you’re interested in being evaluated for a facelift Newport Beach has many clinics and doctor’s offices which can assist you in getting started.