Taking care of your skin is an essential part of looking your best. That is especially true for the skin on your face. That being said, the skin naturally loosens and sags over time. Loose and sagging skin causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear on the face. This can be distressing because traditional skincare products are unable to fix this. Thankfully, a facelift can help restore your skin and get you back to looking younger. Let’s explore what a facelift is and its benefits.
Understanding a Facelift
A facelift is the surgical removal of loose skin on the face. However, liposuction and muscle tightening may be performed as well. Multiple incisions are made to access the skin. These incisions are normally made behind or in front of the ear. Then, the skin is tightened by altering the underlying structures. Lastly, liposuction may be performed to remove stubborn fat, and muscles may be tightened. The exact process of each facelift will be different depending on the individual’s needs and facial goals. These things will be discussed with your surgeon during consultation.
Benefits of a Facelift
Removal of Loose Skin
Loose skin is rarely a medical concern, but it can be uncomfortable, affect someone’s confidence, and make things like makeup application difficult. Thankfully, a facelift is designed to remove excess skin and tighten it.
A facelift has the advantage of being able to be a combination procedure. This means you can receive liposuction during the facelift to receive greater results. Liposuction will remove stubborn fat from areas like the neck. Then, the facelift will tighten the facial skin for a youthful look.
The results of a facelift can last anywhere from a decade or longer. Technically, the results of a facelift are permanent. However, your skin will still continue to age and will eventually sag again. That being said, your results may last longer with proper skin care.
Is a Facelift Right for Me?
A facelift is a great option for anyone dealing with loose facial skin or stubborn facial fat. Our team of doctors at UMass Memorial Medical Group would be happy to provide a comprehensive consultation and discuss your facelift. Our staff put results and comfort first to provide you with the best experience possible. If you’re considering a facelift, then contact UMass Memorial Medical Group at 508-334-5990 today.