Do you feel like time has caught up with you? Are you starting to see signs of aging that you’d rather not have? If so, facelift surgery may be the solution for you. It can help “turn back the clock” by improving the most visible signs of aging.
In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about facelift surgery – from the benefits to how to choose a qualified surgeon and what to expect during and after your surgery. So if you are considering this procedure, keep reading!
When you are young, your skin has a natural elasticity to it. But as you age, that elasticity starts to decrease. This is due to a decreased production of collagen and elastin – two proteins that help keep your skin firm and tight. A facelift will remove the loose, saggy skin on your face and neck and give you a tighter, more youthful appearance. In fact, people who opted for facelift surgery by Dr. Lampert says that they look years younger. They also said that the procedure helps boost their self-confidence.
Fine lines and wrinkles are another common sign of aging. And like saggy skin, they are caused by a decrease in collagen and elastin production. A facelift will not only remove the loose skin on your face, but it will also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A facelift is often done in conjunction with other procedures, such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or skin resurfacing. This is because a facelift alone will not address all the signs of aging. If you are considering a facelift, your surgeon will assess your individual needs and determine which procedures would be best for you.
A facelift is not a permanent solution, but it can give you long-lasting results. The effects of a facelift typically last for about ten years. And while you will eventually start to see the signs of aging again, you will likely not need another facelift for many years.
When it comes to choosing a qualified surgeon, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure the surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or the American Board of Otolaryngology. Second, check to see if the surgeon has experience performing the type of facelift you are considering. And finally, ask to see before-and-after photos of the surgeon’s previous patients. This will give you a good idea of what to expect from your own surgery.
Facelift surgery is typically done as an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to go home the same day. The surgery itself will take about two to three hours. During the surgery, your surgeon will make incisions in front of and behind your ears. Through these incisions, your surgeon will access the underlying muscles and tissues and make any necessary adjustments. Once the surgery is complete, your surgeon will close the incisions with stitches or staples.
Most people take about two weeks off from work to recover from their facelift surgery. During this time, you should avoid exposure to the sun and wind. You should also avoid wearing makeup or glasses. After two weeks, you can start to slowly resume your normal activities. And by six weeks, you should be able to return to your full activity level.