In this contemporary era, scientific advancements have made it possible for people to improve their appearance. In many cases, individuals are interested in attaining a professional facelift to accomplish this objective.
What Is A Facelift?
Although defined broadly, a facelift is basically a form of cosmetic surgery that involves removing unwanted wrinkles by tightening facial skin. The clinical term for facelift is rhytidectomy. There are several different surgical techniques that can be utilized to perform a facelift. Typically, the procedure involves removing excess facial skin and then redraping the skin on the patient’s neck and face. Sometimes this work will also involve tightening the underlying tissues. Typically, a facelift will take several hours to complete.
Facelifts can also be combined with eyelid surgery and other cosmetic procedures. Generally, patients will undergo anesthesia or deep twilight sleep for the procedure. Statistics taken in 2011 from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicate that facelifts were the sixth most common cosmetic surgery.
The Efficacy of a Facelift
Facelifts are efficacious in making the skin of the face appear healthier and younger. Thus while an individual’s face will continue to age throughout the course of life, the facelift can take years off the skin. Facelifts can also help boost the self-confidence of an individual who has grown anxious about the process of aging.
While facelifts can help reduce the signs of aging, the procedure has limitations. Specifically, the facelift cannot reverse sun damage or remove all facial wrinkles beneath the nose, around the lips, and around the eyes.
Schedule Your Consultation
People who are interested in eliminating or reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines should note that attaining a facelift can be the right solution. To ensure that you make an informed decision about whether this procedure would be ideal for you, make sure that you consult with Dr. Wendell Perry.
Our team at Dr. Perry’s office is dedicated to educating our patients on the most appropriate treatment options for their needs. We’ll work with you to create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Doctor Perry’s surgical philosophy is to help you feel your best about the way that you look. While perfection cannot be achieved, it is always our goal to give you the results you want, so that you leave our office completely satisfied. Contact Dr. Perry’s office today to schedule your consultation.