When it comes to aging gravity seems to always win, but it doesn’t have to. There is a way to help defy gravity, and it can give you long-lasting anti-aging results, address and correct loose and sagging skin, jowls, wrinkles, and fine lines. At Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds, VIC, we offer an anti-aging facelift that can help you look and feel more youthful.
How Long Does a Facelift Last?
A facelift is a procedure that provides long-lasting results. The only factor that prevents it from providing completely permanent results is the aging process. You can fight the aging process, but you cannot stop it. Once you undergo this procedure, you can enjoy long-lasting results that may last up to 20 years. The total length of your results depends on your age at the time of the surgery, as well as the way that your body ages over time.
You can enjoy long-lasting results from this procedure, but it is important to have realistic expectations. The results of this procedure may stand the test of time because as you age, you may eventually see the signs of aging begin to leave their familiar mark on your face. However, there are noninvasive ways to address these signs of aging when they show up, and we can help you determine which is right for you when and if you do reach that point.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is an elective cosmetic surgery that treats and corrects the signs of aging. In technical terms, it’s known as a rhytidectomy. Those who choose it do so to rejuvenate their face to look years younger. This surgical procedure is intended to correct the most common signs of aging that appear on the face, including but not limited to sagging skin, facial wrinkles and folds, and drooping. It can also treat and correct wrinkles that appear on the:
How Does It Work?
This procedure can be performed in many different ways. Different patients have different needs and goals, which is why Mr. Salerno can personalize your surgery and create a treatment plan to help address your condition, your preferred outcome, and your aesthetic goals.
Typically, incisions can be made strategically around the ears or in the hairline to provide the most aesthetic result. Once these incisions are made, the face can then be pulled taut to create a smooth texture and address sagging, drooping, lines, and wrinkles.
Are There Ways To Extend My Results?
You can get many years of enjoyment out of your results, but aging can’t be stopped. However, there are ways to extend your results so that you can enjoy them that much longer. Cosmetic treatments and a consistent anti-aging routine may help extend your results so that you can enjoy your youthful look for as long as possible.
Consider Cosmetic Injectables
Cosmetic injectables provide a temporary yet long-lasting solution to treat the signs of aging. They can help keep your face youthful-looking after your procedure. If years down the road you start to notice that the aging process is starting to change your results, you can turn to cosmetic injectables to maintain them. They can address volume loss, fill lines and wrinkles, and correct facial folds.
Invest in a Quality Skincare Line
What you put on your skin matters. After your procedure, you can enhance and prolong your results by investing in a professional-grade skincare line. Such products can effectively cleanse, nourish, moisturize, and protect your skin so that it maintains a youthful glow. When it comes to skincare, consistency matters. Spending time taking care of your skin each day can make a significant difference in how your skin looks and how long your results last.
Listen to Your Doctor
Listening to your doctor is another way to help ensure that you get the best, longest-lasting results. Once we determine that you are a candidate for this procedure we can move forward with the process. Mr. Salerno can provide you with a list of instructions detailing how you can prepare for your procedure. Once the procedure is complete, we can provide you with another list of instructions on how to care for your face so that you can heal as quickly as possible.
Avoid the Sun
The number one cause of premature aging comes from sun exposure. While it isn’t possible or realistic to completely avoid the sun, there are some things that you can do that may help your facelift results last that much longer. To maintain your results, avoid excess sun exposure, and when you can’t avoid the sun, wear a hat, sunglasses, and high-quality sunscreen to protect your skin.
Wearing sunscreen daily, even when the sky is overcast, can help you avoid skin damage and premature aging. Over time, this can make a big difference and help prevent additional sun damage on your skin so that you can enjoy your facelift results that much longer.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Another way to maintain your results is to maintain a healthy weight. Significant amounts of weight loss or weight gain can negatively affect your skin, and in turn, affect your results. When you focus on staying within a healthy weight range, you can help avoid putting too much stress on your body and your skin.
The best way to maintain your results is to eat a healthy diet and exercise daily. Be aware of over-exercise, as it can increase cortisol levels, overstress your body, and may cause you to lose an unhealthy amount of weight.
Next to excess sun exposure, smoking is one of the main contributors to premature aging. The pollutants and chemicals in cigarettes directly and negatively affect your skin and can cause the deepening of lines and wrinkles on the face and around the mouth.
When you commit to this procedure, one of the ways to prepare for your appointment is to stop smoking several weeks before your surgery and continue to refrain from smoking during your recovery period. You may want to use this time away from smoking to break the habit entirely so that you can preserve your results and maintain your youthful glow.
Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Eating healthy foods that nourish your body and your skin can also help you prolong your results post-procedure. Eating a diet full of lean proteins, plenty of vegetables, and healthy fats can help your skin stay as healthy a possible and maintain a natural glow. Avoiding processed foods and foods high in sugar can do wonders for your skin.
Can Men Undergo This Procedure?
The majority of the patients who choose this procedure are women who want to look and feel younger by correcting the signs of aging. However, many men have and continue to choose this procedure to rejuvenate their skin and increase their confidence. Advancements in the beauty world and the increased abilities to hone the surgical techniques involved with this procedure have led to better results for patients who choose it, both men and women alike.
Who Is a Candidate?
This is a procedure that has helped individuals who have felt discouraged by their appearance to regain their confidence and look and feel years younger. It is a results-driven procedure that provides results every time.
When problematic conditions like sagging skin, deep lines, and multiple wrinkles show up on your skin, a facelift can effectively correct them. Certain factors determine whether you are a candidate and if you can safely experience all that this procedure has to offer.
You Are Healthy
Being in good health is essential to the safety and success of any surgical procedure. This surgery is no different. During your initial consultation, we can perform an extensive and in-depth review of your health history to ensure that you are a candidate for this surgery. During this consultation, you can help us by providing us with the following:
- Any relevant information about your medical background
- Any details about previous surgeries you have experienced
- Any medications you have or are currently taking
- Any health conditions you have or currently have experienced
Knowing all this information can help us ensure that this is the right choice for you. Past health issues may not exclude you from this procedure; Mr. Salerno can discuss which health information is pertinent to determining if you are a candidate.
The Signs of Aging Are Visible on Your Face
There are some signs of aging that, while they are visible, can be addressed with other treatments and don’t require a facelift to effectively resolve them. Those who can benefit from this procedure have visible signs of aging that cannot be addressed by cosmetic treatments or injectables alone. This procedure provides the best and most effective results for those who have no other option to turn to that can help resolve their problems.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
If you live in the Melbourne area and the signs of aging have become too severe to address with noninvasive cosmetic treatments, we can help. This procedure may be the solution that can address your signs of aging to help you look and feel years younger. Contact us today at Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds, VIC, and schedule your initial consultation with Mr. Salerno to see if a facelift is right for you.