As we age, there are now less invasive ways we can treat the signs of aging by softening them with Botox® or fillers, but after a certain point, a more complex solution may be necessary to get the results you want. Facelift procedures have been around for a very long time, and new techniques have developed that are far less invasive with less downtime than in the past.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgical solution for facial sagging and wrinkles. This surgery can range from being less invasive by only performing the lift on a portion of the face or more invasive by doing a full lift. A face lift can remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues. The removal of the excess lax skin corrects skin folds and the appearance of jowls. A facelift is still considered the industry standard when it comes to providing the most dramatic improvement.
Who is a candidate for a facelift?
If you have tried a few other less-invasive treatment methods, and desire to correct the following characteristics, a facelift might be a good choice for you:
- You are no longer able to reach the correction level you prefer with injectables or topical treatments.
- Your facial sagging is changing the way your face looks, and you find yourself unhappy with your appearance.
- You want to look like yourself, but a younger, well-rested version
Facelift Surgery Options & Process
Facelifts can be performed on the whole face or just in certain areas of concern such as the midface, jawline or forehead. Depending on the areas of the face that you are treating, this will dictate where the incisions are made. Once the incisions are made, the ‘undermining’ process will begin. ‘Undermining’ consists of separating the overlying skin for the tissues and muscles below to be able to lift and re-drape the skin.
Your recovery will also depend on the type of facelift you receive. You will be given instructions on how to care for your sutures and medication to ease any pain you may experience post-surgery. Since every face is different, a custom approach towards facelifts is very important.
Facelift Surgery by
Dr. Leland M. Deane Plastic Surgery
Dr. Deane is ready to help you determine a facelift treatment that is best for you. Dr. Deane understands that each face is unique which requires a custom treatment plan. A facelift provides a more dramatic result for patients looking to get results beyond the ability of injectables and skin care treatments. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of the area locations. Dr. Deane meets his patients in Garden City, Babylon as well as Manhattan.