Treatments like injectable fillers can certainly slow down facial aging, but they can never replace the effects of a conventional facelift procedure for those with severely sagging skin. Many non-surgical treatment options can help add volume or lift sagging facial skin, but they tend to have limited staying power, while a traditional facelift can last over a decade. Although a lift can make a tremendous difference in your facial appearance, you will still need some basic information to help guide your decision.
Fine lines and wrinkles may improve in appearance with a skin resurfacing treatment like laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. Your appearance can be further enhanced using fillers like collagen or hyaluronic acid. However, when it comes to the effects of gravity and sagging skin on the face, only a traditional facelift can help significantly. The procedure can help with the following:
- Midface sagging
- Creases under eyelids
- Creases that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Sagging skin found under the jaw and chin that can lead to the appearance of a double chin
Before undergoing a facelift procedure, you will need to take part in a consultation as your first step. At this time, we will evaluate your medical history, skin elasticity, wrinkles, and hairline to guide the placement of surgical openings. We will also go over your expectations regarding your results.
If it is determined that you are eligible for this procedure, we may recommend that you refrain from taking certain medications that could increase the risk of bleeding, such as blood thinners. Please inform us of all medications you are taking, including nutritional and herbal supplements. You should also quit smoking prior to your procedure because it reduces blood flow to parts of the face that will need to heal after your surgery. There are numerous nicotine replacement products available that can help.
After your consultation and preparations, things should go fairly quickly. You’ll be given anesthesia before your procedure. Then we will create openings around your ears and hairline that may reach to your scalp. We will lift and rearrange your facial tissues into a better position, removing excess skin as we go. Liposuction may also be employed to remove fat. Finally, we will redrape your facial skin and seal the openings.
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If you want to have a more youthful face by undergoing a facelift procedure, please reach out and make an appointment with Dr. Usal Cosmetic Center. At our convenient locations in Paramus and Istanbul, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!