If you’re frustrated by signs of aging in the face, it can be all too easy to assume that the effects of time are irreversible. However, with the facelift procedure, it’s possible to turn back time by restoring a youthful appearance of the face. This popular and time-tested cosmetic procedure can help you achieve your cosmetic goals and overcome signs of aging.
What Exactly is a Facelift?
A facelift is an elective surgical procedure that rejuvenates the face and neck area. Technically referred to as rhytidectomy, this procedure has been performed for many decades and is one of the most effective methods for achieving a tighter, smoother, and more lifted face.
What Does the Facelift Procedure Involve?
During a facelift procedure, your plastic surgeon can remove excess skin, tighten the muscle and skin tissues, smooth the skin of the face and neck, and eliminate jowls or a double chin. The procedure is performed with general anesthesia.
There are multiple surgical methods for a facelift. Generally, the incisions start near the temples, then run down in front of the ears to the lower scalp. After the incision is made, your surgeon will separate the skin from the underlying tissue, then reposition the muscles and tissues as needed to rejuvenate the face. Excess fat deposits beneath the skin may be removed with liposuction. Once these steps have been completed, your surgeon will stretch the skin so that it’s firm and smooth, then remove any excess skin. At this point, the incisions can be closed with fine sutures to prevent significant scarring.
Consider a Facelift To Regain a Youthful Look
If you’re a healthy individual who would like to reverse visible signs of aging on the face, you may be an excellent candidate for the facelift procedure. Dr. Mosiello at Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery can evaluate your cosmetic goals and determine if this procedure is right for you. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!