When people think about cosmetic or plastic surgery, one of the first procedures that pops into their minds is a facelift. Facelifts have taken on a life of their own in popular culture. Although everyone has a vague idea of what this procedure entails, most would be hard-pressed to describe how it is performed and what one should expect before, during, and after the procedure.
What is a Facelift Designed to Do?
The purpose of this surgical procedure is to give the patient a more youthful appearance. It’s designed to reshape the lower half of a person’s face by getting rid of excess skin. One of the areas that this procedure targets are the jowls. This is the area of excess skin around the jawline.
This procedure can also be used to get rid of some of the deep creases that a person has around their nose and mouth, as well as address excess skin under the chin and under the neck. Often, a facelift is combined with other procedures designed to tighten tissue, improve the appearance of the brow, add volume to the cheeks, and address problems with a person’s eyelids. Every year, tens of thousands of men and women have the surgical procedure done.
What to Expect from a Facelift
The procedure is performed by making openings in front of the ear all the way up to the hairline and behind the ear. Deeper tissues in the face may be tightened, and excess skin may be removed. The facial skin is then tightened. A neck lift may be used to tighten the deeper tissue of the neck. Once the surgery is done, all openings are sealed. The surgeon then applies bandages and the patient goes through healing and recovery.
A facelift is a versatile procedure. It can be combined with other procedures, such as a brow lift or liposuction, to produce more noticeable results. At the end of the day, the goal of this procedure is to give you a more youthful appearance. Research shows that a large percentage of individuals who have this surgical procedure look about five years younger after the procedure than they did the day of the operation.
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A modern facelift is designed to provide natural-looking rejuvenation. The goal is not to make it obvious that someone had a facelift but to make them look like a healthier and younger version of themselves. If you would like to learn more about this procedure and see if it is right for you, we invite you to make an appointment with Tate Medispa! At our convenient location in Lebanon, TN, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!