The natural aging process can take a significant toll on our facial appearance. Over time, collagen production slows, causing fine lines and wrinkles to develop around the mouth. Facial tissue can weaken and begin to sag. Non-surgical procedures only provide temporary fixes and don’t treat the underlying causes of your facial aging. Facelift surgery is a safe and effective procedure that is designed to restore a firm and youthful facial appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Facelift Surgery
Q: What type of anesthesia is used during facelift surgery?
A: You will receive general anesthesia during your facelift to ensure your safety and comfort.
Q: Who is a good candidate for a facelift?
A: Patients considering a facelift should be in good health. People considering a facelift are generally in their late 30s or older and have trouble with skin laxity. A thorough consultation will help determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift.
Q: Will a facelift correct upper facial wrinkles?
A: No; facelift surgery is designed to correct signs of aging in the lower two-thirds of the face. However, patients with upper eye and forehead wrinkles can combine a brow lift with their facelift for improved results.
Q: What other procedures can be combined with a facelift?
A: In addition to the brow lift, eyelid lift and neck lift surgeries are commonly combined with facelift surgery for overall facial rejuvenation.
Q: How long will my facelift results last?
A: A facelift provides patients with results that last them years. However, it does not prevent future aging from occurring. It is important to reduce your sun exposure and to refrain from smoking to preserve the quality of your results.
Q: Can I prolong the life of my facelift results?
A: Some patients choose to undergo routine injectable or laser treatments to prolong their facelift results.