A facelift is one of the most popular and effective cosmetic surgical procedures to make a person look several years younger. This procedure is able to improve the signs of aging in the face and neck by providing tighter and more contoured skin. Some of the most popular problems that can easily be addressed with facelift surgery are sagging skin, deep creases, saggy jowls and fat deposits that create a double chin. While a facelift can make you look several years younger, it will not change the structural appearance of your face.
Since a facelift is an extremely safe procedure, almost any adult wanting to look younger can get the surgery. Smokers will need to quit for a few weeks leading up to the surgery to make sure there are no complications. You also must not have any underlying medical conditions that can impair the healing process.
The facelift procedure will begin with you being made comfortable through local anesthesia combined with a sedative. The exact technique used in the procedure will ultimately be determined by your current appearance and your desired new look, amongst other things. Our board-certified plastic surgeon will choose the method that is best for you.
While the details of each procedure vary from patient to patient, during a typical facelift surgery, fat, tissue and skin are sculpted in the face, jowls and neck. The muscles and tissues are also lifted at the same time. Any excess skin can also be removed.
After a short observation period, you will be allowed to go home the same day as your facelift surgery. It is important to follow Dr. Bootstaylor’s instructions during your recovery process. You should expect to miss work for two to three weeks to properly recover from the surgery. You will also have to avoid any rigorous activity during this time.
Once the final results of your facelift are visible, you can enjoy a refreshed, youthful appearance. If you want to keep your new, youthful face as long as possible, then you will need to maintain your weight and avoid extended exposure to the sun. If you avoid these two things, then you should have no problem keeping your face looking young for many years to come.
To see if you are a candidate for a facelift, set up a consultation at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bootstaylor will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We have offices in Conyers and Atlanta. Contact us today to book your appointment.