Everyone ages differently, but no one can avoid the aging process. There are many common signs of aging that develop as we get older. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and volume. This results in lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Just because you can’t avoid the aging process, doesn’t mean you have to live with these visible signs of aging. A facelift could help tighten your skin for a more youthful appearance.
Lifting of the Brow and Smoothing the Forehead
As we age, our foreheads may become lined with wrinkles. It’s also not uncommon for brows to droop and cause us to look tired. Lifting the brow could be done as a stand-alone procedure or can be done as part of a full facelift. The scars are hidden behind your hairline to reduce their visibility. This can make your eyes appear wider and more awake and could also help remove wrinkles around your eyes and forehead.
Tightening the Jowls
If you’re developing hanging jowls or wrinkles on your cheeks, your surgeon could smooth the area by making an incision right in front your ear and making the skin taut again. This could also help smooth crow’s feet and any nasolabial folds you’re developing near the sides of your nose.
Optional Neck Lifting
For those who are developing loose skin under their jaw, creating a ‘turkey neck’ appearance, a neck lift could also be performed during your facelift. Hiding the incisions behind your ears, your surgeon could pull the skin tight once more, which could eliminate the sagging that can add years to your face.
What’s Best for You?
A full facelift usually does all three procedures at once, but it’s also possible to have a ‘mini-lift’ that just handles the areas you want to improve. You also have the option of having other procedures done at the same time as your facelift, including:
- Filler injections or fat transfers to plump up lips, cheeks or fill in deep wrinkles
- Skin resurfacing for a youthful, healthy glow
- Facial implants
- A rhinoplasty to correct your nose
- Scar revisions or birthmark removals
Your surgeon can discuss with you all the concerns you have so that your procedure can address as much or as little as you like.
Deciding to have a facelift and then choosing what options you’d like to include can be a confusing time. By understanding all of the options available, you can make the best decision for yourself and take years off your appearance. At Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds and Werribee, we’ll work with you to help you understand your options. Contact Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.