When the signs of aging begin to occur, it is important individuals realize there are options for treatment. Facelifts are plastic surgery procedures that help to remove lines, wrinkles, and sagging in the skin. Although this is a serious form of surgery, facelifts are now less invasive than ever before.
What Can Patients Expect From a Facelift?
As with any major surgical procedure, patients will be placed under general anesthesia while they are having their surgery. This allows the surgeon to work with precision without being worried about the patient being uncomfortable or moving during the tedious parts of the surgery.
A facelift involves several incisions being made around the face. Typical points for incisions include behind the ears, in the hairline, and under the chin. These areas help to disguise any scarring so it is not noticeable after healing has taken place.
During a facelift, excess skin is removed and then the skin is pulled taut so the face is made smoother and more youthful. Sometimes, facelifts are carried out in conjunction with liposuction so fatty areas can be removed.
Healing Takes Time
It takes a few weeks for full healing to take place. Most people are able to return to their normal level of activity within a couple of weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided during the healing process because it can lead to bleeding and complications.
Ice packs and rest are important for keeping swelling at bay. The stitches and staples will be removed after a few days and then the incisions will slowly begin to heal. It will take about a year for a person’s face to fully transform but the wait is worth it.
With a facelift, individuals can overcome their signs of aging for much smoother skin. In addition to the facelift, there are other cosmetic procedures that can be used to transform the appearance of the skin.
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