Going on vacation means taking lots of photos, from family portraits to selfies on the beach. Put your best face forward in every picture by getting a facelift before you get away this summer.
How a Facelift Can Help You
As you age, gravity works against your appearance. It begins to pull at the fat in your cheeks and jaw, causing your skin to sag and stretch. Your skin also loses collagen and elastin, two important proteins for maintaining tight, young-looking skin.
A facelift is a safe surgical procedure to help lift the skin and other tissues in the face after they’ve fallen. You are a great candidate for a facelift if you are healthy, you don’t smoke, and have a positive outlook about yourself and your appearance. You shouldn’t undergo a facelift to meet anyone else expectations; you should only have this surgery for yourself.
During a facelift, your surgeon removes any extra, stretched-out skin in your face and neck, pulls the tendons of your face tighter, then carefully places your skin back over the tendons and fat. If needed, your surgery can also insert more fat from other areas of your body into your cheeks if they have a fallen appearance.
The result of the surgery is tighter-looking skin, cheeks, jaws, and neck. You will have fewer wrinkles and less sagging. Your surgeon can also lift and tighten your brow for a smoother forehead.
A Natural Looking Appearance
The stitches and scars for your facelift are hidden in your scalp and behind your ears. While you will experience some swelling and bruising for a few weeks after surgery, once healing is complete, you should enjoy a natural, younger-looking appearance.
While rejuvenation treatments like microdermabrasion and laser therapy can help with wrinkles, they cannot achieve the same results as a facelift. A facelift is the only procedure that can help you regain the natural shape of your face and overcome the effects of gravity and age.
Find out how a facelift can improve your appearance with a free consultation. During your consultation, you can discuss your appearance goals and what to expect from surgery. Your surgeon will examine and measure your face and suggest the right course of treatment for you.
At Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery, our certified plastic surgeons serve people throughout Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake and Newport News. We can create a custom facelift plan to help you achieve the youthful appearance you desire.